UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

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bblas
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bblas » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:36 pm

My app for RD was completed yesterday and is now under review. Anyone been invited for an interview for RD? Do they interview everyone?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:28 pm

For those who interviewed, did you get a sense of their decision timeline?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:34 pm

Decisions came out the Friday following the last day people could schedule an interview.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:42 pm

Interviews ended today, so I guess it should be relatively soon.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sciomachist » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:38 pm

sciomachist wrote:
sciomachist wrote:Regular decision

T1 - 4%
6/8/15 - Submitted
6/12/15 - UR1


6/19/15 - Invited for interview (must be completed by 6/24)


6/24 - UR2 after interview
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bblas
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bblas » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:27 am

So if I haven't been invited for an interview am i SOL? My application wasn't complete until 6/22.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:48 am

I wouldn't say SOL but probably at a disadvantage.

bblas
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bblas » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:59 am

I had everything submitted, I was just waiting on my grades and rank to come out

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:17 am

Complete and submitted for review as of today. I was waiting on my class rank: 10% at a T1; 3.8 gpa. I'd say that based upon past numbers I have a slim chance, but I do have strong ties to the area (went to junior high and high school in Chicago and enlisted there as well).

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:25 am

Wait, slim chances when you are in the top 10% at a T1? Not sure what data you were looking at but you are in a strong position.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby TransferHopeful17 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:28 am

For reals. Either you are selling yourself short or, and I can't blame you for this, delving in reverse psychology.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:38 am

bmmccb223 wrote:Wait, slim chances when you are in the top 10% at a T1? Not sure what data you were looking at but you are in a strong position.


My current school is in that four way tie for 42 which puts it closer to a T2. I would imagine that in order to really lock in Chicago, I needed to be closer to the top 5%.

I wish the data either tied gpa to the school (so that I could confirm a higher gpa is needed for a lower school and whether there is a disparity within the tiers such that someone from Emory could have a lower gpa than someone from George Mason) or included a median rank of the selected applicants; but without that, I'm really guesstimating.

I hope you are right, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:46 am

Median rank on the aba disclosures would be infinitely more helpful than 1L gpa.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:32 pm

It would also be helpful to see one column for ED and one for RD. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ED is slightly easier. If that is true, lower gpas from ED would bring down overall numbers and deflate the necessary gpa for RD.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:48 pm

Cerberaus wrote:It would also be helpful to see one column for ED and one for RD. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ED is slightly easier. If that is true, lower gpas from ED would bring down overall numbers and deflate the necessary gpa for RD.


I guess I've always read that ED is harder because your stats need to be good enough that they would keep you even if you don't match your performance or do better. But I guess it also shows your interest in being there and committing so it could be a wash.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:26 pm

sandwhich wrote:
Cerberaus wrote:It would also be helpful to see one column for ED and one for RD. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ED is slightly easier. If that is true, lower gpas from ED would bring down overall numbers and deflate the necessary gpa for RD.


I guess I've always read that ED is harder because your stats need to be good enough that they would keep you even if you don't match your performance or do better. But I guess it also shows your interest in being there and committing so it could be a wash.


I know one person who was accepted to Chicago ED. This person had first semester grades that would have put him in the top 10%; however, his second semester grades placed him well out of the top 10% (15-20%). Nevertheless, he still matriculated into Chicago and is likely recorded on their stats with the year end gpa rather than the first semester gpa.

If the above is not an isolated case, it could have an impact on Chicago's numbers and show a lower gpa requirement than what is actually necessary. I may be overanalyzing here.

bblas
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bblas » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:24 pm

Can anyone shed some light on the skype interview? how was it?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:08 pm

When we here back on decisions next???

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:09 pm

They said by mid-July in my interview, though I expect it will be somewhat sooner.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:17 pm

bmmccb223 wrote:They said by mid-July in my interview, though I expect it will be somewhat sooner.

thanks

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby tstudent2015 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:31 pm

My application wasn't complete until today because my school would not send in the requirements until last minute. Obviously, I have not received an invitation to interview yet. Does anyone have any idea what my chances are?
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby retirethecows » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:58 pm

Just had my interview - I think I'm in the last round. Should be 1.5 weeks from now?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:52 pm

Just had my admission confirmed. Looks like I'll be headed to Chicago! Best of luck to the rest of the applicants!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby tstudent2015 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:53 am

Does anyone know if any decisions been made for regular decision applicants?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:25 pm

tstudent2015 wrote:Does anyone know if any decisions been made for regular decision applicants?


I've been following pretty closely and no RD decisions have been made yet to my knowledge.




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