T14 transfer status change thread 2012

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FlanSolo
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:33 am

Final update here. At this point, not especially disappointed about H and am very excited about CLS.

Stats: T20, Estimated Top 1-2 percent, 1L SA, 4 years WE, LR invite

Results Back
Columbia - IN via email, 7/20 (attending), Complete 6/25
Penn - IN via phone call, 6/28
NYU - IN via status change to "Decision Letter Sent," on 7/5; log-in to admitted students portal 7/6; UPS acceptance packet received 7/9
UVA - DING via email, 7/12
Yale - DING via email, 7/25, Complete 7/17,
Harvard - DING via email, 7/27, Complete 6/22
Duke - WITHDREW, Phone interview requested 6/29

Mostly awaiting rejections from H and Y. As for Columbia, not really sure what's going on.

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:47 pm

Put down a deposit on Northwestern and on an apartment in Chicago. Looks like I'll be going there in the Fall! I'm really happy with it (even though UChi would have been nice) because my UGPA/LSAT would never have gotten me in the first time around (especially since I had/have zero WE). Hope to see some of yall in the fall. Let me know if you're attending NU!

It's been a crazy cycle. For people doing this bullshit next semester: (1) Don't. (2) But if you do, don't go to a random law school you wouldnt be happy staying at and expecting to transfer. This cannt be emphasized enough. This process is fucking arbitrary.

Stats: T2 (50s), Ranked 7/250, 2 CALIs, biglaw SA, law review, moot court, blah blah.

(STILL) Under Review
NYU - UR 7/23
Columbia - UR 6/20

Results Back
Berkeley - OUT (7/5)
UVA - OUT (7/3)
Duke - WAITLIST (7/12)
Northwestern - UR 6/19 - IN (7/17) (Deposit Deadline 7/23 - paid) ATTENDING.
Penn - OUT (7/20)
Chicago - OUT (7/27)

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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:07 pm

3.90 GPA, 1/139, school in the low 50s, 4 high grades, 4 years WE (military veteran). Overall I feel I underperformed this cycle, but I am very happy with Penn.

Decision Rendered
Georgetown: Waitlisted 6/27; withdrew
Columbia: Complete 6/27; withdrew in favor of Penn
Harvard: REJECTED; "processing" "ready for review" 6/22; rejected (email) 7/24
Yale: REJECTED submitted paper, school requested report 6/27; app received email 7/9; acceptances sent out 7/23, presumptive ding; rejected (email) 7/25
Stanford: REJECTED (presumed); File incomplete 5/23, complete 6/29; acceptances sent out, presumptive ding
Chicago: REJECTED; Complete 6/22, Under Review 6/26, Under Review (date changed) 6/29, Under Review (date changed) 7/12; rejected 7/27
UVA: REJECTED; Complete date unknown; Rejected 7/12 (email)

NYU: ACCEPTED; UR 7/3, UR 7/12, "Tuition Deposit Received" under requirements 7/12, Decision Letter Sent 7/13 (actually updated to this on 7/12), access to admitted students page 7/12, acceptance package received UPS 7/14; WITHDREW 7/20 (prefer Penn for location and family reasons)
Penn: ACCEPTED (attending); Under Committee Review 6/28, accepted (phone call) 7/17; ATTENDING

WannabeBlueDevil
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:42 am

InnocuousDiatribe wrote:
(STILL) Under Review
NYU - UR 7/23
Columbia - UR 6/20

Results Back
Berkeley - OUT (7/5)
UVA - OUT (7/3)
Duke - WAITLIST (7/12)
Northwestern - UR 6/19 - IN (7/17) (Deposit Deadline 7/23 - paid) ATTENDING.
Penn - OUT (7/20)
Chicago - OUT (7/27)


Hey! great that you made it to NU!
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:47 am

> top 10%, upper tier 2, plenty of WE, in at Duke. after interview on 7/12.
- Withdrew from UPENN
- walked away from GW
- never went complete at NYU
- rejected from GULC (who knows with them)

Thrilled to be in at Duke.
Feel that my PS, optional essays and Interview allowed me to out perform my numbers.

Advice:
1) get your undergrad stuff in EARLY
2) do not trust your registrar, they will lie to you. <<< (verify everything. Seriously.)
3) do optional statements.
4) in your PS, dont just say that you will do well at their school, show them what you would do, specifically what professors/clinics/ etc, and what in your life is evidence that you are a winner.
5) convey enthusiasm for the school, and an understanding of the school
6) get all your stuff in before cycle opens.
7) fasten your seatbelt, and be patient. Transferring is a bumpy, seemingly random ride.

edit: some schools dont care about PS/Optional statements as much (if at all). I genuinely believe that Duke does. I believe that legal experience helps. - schools want to take transfers who will do well at OCI.

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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby harmonep14 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:32 pm

T80-90, top 1%.

Columbia: ding, regular mail
Penn: ding, email
NYU: U/R 7/3

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 pm

Wow...I did not think I would be updating again...but here it is--FINAL Update

Stats: T2 (50s), Ranked 7/250, 2 CALIs, biglaw SA, law review, moot court, blah blah.

Final Results
Berkeley - OUT (7/5)
UVA - OUT (7/3)
Duke - WAITLIST (7/12)
Northwestern - UR 6/19 - IN (7/17) (Deposit Deadline 7/23 - paid) Penn - OUT (7/20)
Chicago - OUT (7/27)
NYU - Presumptive IN (8/1) (Tuition Box + Mysterious overnight UPS package from LAW SCHOOL/ADMISSIONS)--ATTENDING
Columbia - OUT (7/31)

I may not be attending NU after all. Attending NYU.

edit for grammar
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby fatduck » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:24 pm

wow that's a nice surprise. still in time to do OCI and such?

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:40 pm

fatduck wrote:wow that's a nice surprise. still in time to do OCI and such?

No clue. I'm calling their office first thing tomorrow.

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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Here's my first GOOD update.

Pending
CLS - Complete 6/27

Decisions
Harvard - UR 6/22-->Ding Last Week (Don't remember what day)
NYU - UR 7/3-->7/16-->8/1 Decision Letter Sent + Tuition Deposit Box Received + UPS Package en route, so I guess I'm IN
Penn - UR 6/28--Ding 7/20
GULC EA - In (Withdrew)

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Re: T14 transfer status change thread 2012

Postby shock259 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:30 pm

Congrats on NYU!




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