UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

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Luchi91
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Sat May 16, 2015 10:41 am

I'm so impatient!

Y'all think there's any chance of us finding out this next week?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Mon May 18, 2015 11:23 am

Any movement for anyone?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Mon May 18, 2015 3:36 pm

gwesia wrote:Any movement for anyone?


Ending of the month

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Unamused Pastafarian » Tue May 19, 2015 5:16 pm

Invited to interview

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Tue May 19, 2015 5:19 pm

Invited to interview too

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby fmp2017 » Tue May 19, 2015 5:20 pm

Got an interview request too.

Is this good news or are we on the fence?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Tue May 19, 2015 5:24 pm

Got an interview request too. I don't see how it could be bad news. They could've just deferred us if they were really unsure

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby ckt419 » Tue May 19, 2015 5:26 pm

Interview request as well

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue May 19, 2015 6:10 pm

Also got the invite

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Wed May 20, 2015 12:47 am

No interview invite.

Hope y'all do well!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Luchi91 » Wed May 20, 2015 12:58 am

AT9 wrote:I gotcha, that's what I thought. Just finished finals today and re-debating if I want to ED or not.



Go Pop and Spurs!!!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby AT9 » Wed May 20, 2015 1:07 am

Luchi91 wrote:
AT9 wrote:I gotcha, that's what I thought. Just finished finals today and re-debating if I want to ED or not.



Go Pop and Spurs!!!


Yes! Too bad they're already out :(

Also I decided not to ED - think I'll wait it out and see what happens. Good luck to those of you hearing back in the next week or so!

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Wed May 20, 2015 6:13 am

Does anyone have any idea whether the interview is a good sign or not?

I know Northwestern interviews almost, if not all, applicants, however, I have never heard of such a thing for U of C. Being an eternal pessimist, I assumed the interview request signaled a fringe candidate. I know they have a new dean of admissions, so even last year's interview data may not be relevant.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby fmp2017 » Wed May 20, 2015 8:00 am

Well my significant other attends U of C already... and I was told that they are trying to interview more students because in the past U of C has been known to have socially awkward students and they are trying to make a conscious effort to change that. Also his orientation was like 2 weeks long and they made him go on an overnight retreat to get to know his classmates and be social. He was interviewed and most of his classmates were also interviewed. So I'd say its most likely a good thing, but I am not sure just how many they interview.

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby ckt419 » Wed May 20, 2015 12:15 pm

My understanding is that the trend is to only interview candidates they are considering, and to interview (almost) all of them. I think it's a good sign!
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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby fmp2017 » Wed May 20, 2015 3:54 pm

Does anyone know the typical amount of students they select for ED compared to regular transfer admissions?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Thu May 21, 2015 9:01 am

How were people's interviews?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Thu May 21, 2015 10:49 am

I don't think they begin until next week?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t » Thu May 21, 2015 10:54 am

Interviews are being scheduled as early as today. Anybody know what will be asked?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Thu May 21, 2015 11:05 am

I had mine, I think it went well

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby iaiava » Thu May 21, 2015 11:17 am

Are interviews only for ED applicants or all transfer applicants?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Lawya4lyfe » Fri May 22, 2015 9:41 am

Been lurking for awhile thought I'd make an account; had my interview, but I don't think it went well at all; interviewer was unfriendly essentially from the start; am I cooked? Anyone know if the interview is the final cut?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Fri May 22, 2015 11:55 am

Why don't you think it went well?

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Lawya4lyfe » Fri May 22, 2015 12:05 pm

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...

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Re: UChicago Transfer Thread 2015

Postby gwesia » Fri May 22, 2015 12:13 pm

That's shitty I'm sorry. Hopefully it won't affect your application that much!

Hoping to hear soon...




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