UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Fri May 22, 2015 12:18 pm

Lawya4lyfe wrote:
gwesia wrote:Why don't you think it went well?


Interviewer was unfriendly/annoyed from the beginning, and only seemed to get more so as the interview went on, it seemed like he/she kept glancing at his/her watch, and it was far from conversational...although to be honest from the time I signed on his/her demeanor made it seem like I didn't have a chance

Rough week for me...


Sorry about your week and how the interview made you feel. Sometimes we read into things more than necessary.
Long as you stayed professional, answered the questions as best as you could, and seemed passionate, you'll be fine!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Fri May 22, 2015 12:21 pm

I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby SowhatsNU » Fri May 22, 2015 2:06 pm

Luchi91 wrote:I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!


You wrote a separate essay? I didn't even know that was an option...

Keep your head up! Top 10% will likely get you in some T-14's!!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:19 pm

SowhatsNU wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!


You wrote a separate essay? I didn't even know that was an option...

Keep your head up! Top 10% will likely get you in some T-14's!!


It was a why UChicago essay. I know that was acceptable for regular JD applicants and I think I was told or I read somewhere to write one as a transfer applicant

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby SowhatsNU » Fri May 22, 2015 5:29 pm

Luchi91 wrote:
SowhatsNU wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!


You wrote a separate essay? I didn't even know that was an option...

Keep your head up! Top 10% will likely get you in some T-14's!!


It was a why UChicago essay. I know that was acceptable for regular JD applicants and I think I was told or I read somewhere to write one as a transfer applicant


Did you send it in an email or attach it as part of your initial application? If the latter, was there an option to do so?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby fmp2017 » Fri May 22, 2015 5:59 pm

My s/o who attends now said she grilled him very hard and it was a very tough interview. But things went fine for him! So I'm sure you'll be fine!
Last edited by fmp2017 on Fri May 22, 2015 6:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby fmp2017 » Fri May 22, 2015 6:03 pm

Luchi91 wrote:I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!



Did your date change?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Fri May 22, 2015 6:08 pm

I just updated again to 5/22. this is after the update post interview, which was 5/20

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Fri May 22, 2015 6:52 pm

gwesia wrote:I just updated again to 5/22. this is after the update post interview, which was 5/20


Mine did as well.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:44 pm

SowhatsNU wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:
SowhatsNU wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!


You wrote a separate essay? I didn't even know that was an option...

Keep your head up! Top 10% will likely get you in some T-14's!!


It was a why UChicago essay. I know that was acceptable for regular JD applicants and I think I was told or I read somewhere to write one as a transfer applicant


Did you send it in an email or attach it as part of your initial application? If the latter, was there an option to do so?


Hey, I uploaded it where the option for an addendum was

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:45 pm

fmp2017 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:I wonder if they want to gauge people's level of interest or passion in the school, despite the fact they applied ED.

For the life of me, I have no idea why I wasn't invited to interview but I did talk about my passion for UChicago in a separate essay and my maturity/accomplishments/why transfer in my personal statement.

But hey, I may be wrong.

Hope yalls interviews are going/went well!



Did your date change?


My date changed! From 5/15 to 5/22.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Fri May 22, 2015 9:57 pm

fmp2017 wrote:My s/o who attends now said she grilled him very hard and it was a very tough interview. But things went fine for him! So I'm sure you'll be fine!


What exactly did she grill him about? Why transfer?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby fmp2017 » Sat May 23, 2015 2:53 pm

Luchi91 wrote:
fmp2017 wrote:My s/o who attends now said she grilled him very hard and it was a very tough interview. But things went fine for him! So I'm sure you'll be fine!


What exactly did she grill him about? Why transfer?



He got in regular admissions - he's a 1L right now. But some character and fitness issues mainly.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Sat May 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Did anybody's status NOT update?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Sun May 24, 2015 8:12 am

Based off the years before, either my application was killer (which I doubt) or I'm not getting auto acceptance :(

Wish I got invited to interview. Ugh
I'm gonna run away. See y'all in a few days

Good luck to all!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Tue May 26, 2015 7:02 am

anyone think were gonna hear today?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Tue May 26, 2015 7:54 am

I don't have any concrete reason to know this, but I figured that they wouldn't get back to anyone until after all interviews.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Tue May 26, 2015 8:00 am

No you're probably right that would make sense. I forgot interviews were still going on.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby AT9 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:29 am

Just FYI I know someone who got their ED acceptance last year (after interviewing) on the 27th, so you guys may start hearing within 24 hours if that's any indication.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Tue May 26, 2015 3:26 pm

Overall I was happy with my interview. In hindsight I would have answered two questions a little differently but overall I'm pleased. I think I will address in a follow up letter.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Wed May 27, 2015 9:38 am

Anyone thinking today's the day? :lol:

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Wed May 27, 2015 11:35 am

I hope so but I don't think it will be until Friday or Monday.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Wed May 27, 2015 11:38 am

iaiava wrote:I hope so but I don't think it will be until Friday or Monday.


Why? Historically decisions have come out around this time in May.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Wed May 27, 2015 12:58 pm

I guess I don't really have a good reason. I just thought they would wait until all interviews are over.

If you are not admitted through ED do you still have a shot in the regular pool?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Wed May 27, 2015 1:45 pm

iaiava wrote:I guess I don't really have a good reason. I just thought they would wait until all interviews are over.

If you are not admitted through ED do you still have a shot in the regular pool?


Well I think they finished interviews yesterday. And they can defer or deny you




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