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GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby MSUN5 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:23 pm

Surprised this thing hasn't started already: we're a bit late this year.

Let's get anxious together, nerds.

Mid-T1/3.8ish GPA/Top 10% (just barely outside Top 5, it kills me)

Past threads for posterity.

2018: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=287315&start=75

2017: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=274729

2016: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=261707

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby alexancs1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:47 pm

T3 - Top 15% - 3.5

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby RentAIC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:05 pm

Thanks for starting this!


mid-T2 - top 12% - 3.59

Softs:

3 LORs including the dean of my current school and a Navy Commander
Master's degree
Former military officer w/ combat experience
Work experience in DC (2 federal agencies)

Kind of expecting to get deferred but I figured I'd try for EA and see what happens.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:09 pm

Hey guys!

I noticed that the "#" symbol in my address got changed to "Apartment" so hopefully we hear something soon!

Our school doesn't rank until the first year is over, but I'd reckon I'm in the top 5% based on my gpa. I am part-time though, so I only have three grades. I go to a very well-respected TT. I have a CALI and very strong softs, but there were some C&F things I needed to disclose. I think my LOR was awesome too.

Going through this application process was really great for me, even if I don't get in, because I now have an even better relationship with my recommender, made an effort to meet with faculty at my current school to see what kind of options I'd be leaving, and it was also very healing for me to write about some stuff I went through the past year. I hope I get in though! I'll definitely be depositing asap if I get admitted - I didn't apply anywhere else.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby thebirdlawexpert » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:41 pm

Hey guys! My address changed to say "apartment" as well, so hopefully we do hear back soon.

Stats: T2, 3.66 GPA, Top 10%ish

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby jordani » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:09 pm

Mid T2 - 3.99 - my school doesn't rank but I'd assume top 3 or so, 2 CALI's
Haven't heard back, but I've been checking my emails several times a day.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby MSUN5 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:30 pm

thebirdlawexpert wrote:Hey guys! My address changed to say "apartment" as well, so hopefully we do hear back soon.

Stats: T2, 3.66 GPA, Top 10%ish


I also got an apt. --> Apartment change. I wonder if this actually means anything or if we're just reading tea leaves. Did any of you guys also have an entire section of your status checker called "mailings" appear all of a sudden? I don't know if it just popped up or I had just never noticed it before.

Also: high quality username.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby RentAIC » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm

MSUN5 wrote:
thebirdlawexpert wrote:Hey guys! My address changed to say "apartment" as well, so hopefully we do hear back soon.

Stats: T2, 3.66 GPA, Top 10%ish


I also got an apt. --> Apartment change. I wonder if this actually means anything or if we're just reading tea leaves. Did any of you guys also have an entire section of your status checker called "mailings" appear all of a sudden? I don't know if it just popped up or I had just never noticed it before.

Also: high quality username.


I can't say with absolute certainty, but I think the mailings section has always been there.

My citizenship was updated to "USA" the day after my application was submitted, so I won't put stock in that...sadly I don't live in an apartment and I didn't abbreviate any part of my address, so I don't think I'll have any changes to my address to serve as indicators.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:36 am

jordani wrote:Mid T2 - 3.99 - my school doesn't rank but I'd assume top 3 or so, 2 CALI's
Haven't heard back, but I've been checking my emails several times a day.


How did you end up with 3.99 after one semester?

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby alexancs1 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:50 am

The 'mailings' section is for sure a recent update.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:18 am

alexancs1 wrote:The 'mailings' section is for sure a recent update.


Mailings may be recent, but I know it was there before the "Apartment" change.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby MSUN5 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:21 pm

alexancs1 wrote:The 'mailings' section is for sure a recent update.


Hmmm. Well I don't want to start a four-alarm-fire type response on this thread, but it does kinda-sorta seem like they're operating more on the timeframe of 2012-15, when decisions were out in early/mid-April, rather than 2016-18, when decisions were out in late-April/early-May. Obviously, we shall see with time.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby RentAIC » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:19 am

MSUN5 wrote:
alexancs1 wrote:The 'mailings' section is for sure a recent update.


Hmmm. Well I don't want to start a four-alarm-fire type response on this thread, but it does kinda-sorta seem like they're operating more on the timeframe of 2012-15, when decisions were out in early/mid-April, rather than 2016-18, when decisions were out in late-April/early-May. Obviously, we shall see with time.


Wouldn't that be nice? Relieve some stress before finals.

Looking through some old threads people talk about a change from "application complete" to "application completed"...I'm about 90% sure mine changed. I really should have taken screenshots.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:38 am

It also seems like a bunch of people said they had "backdoor" access a few days after the apt->apartment change. Has anyone tried that?

It would be great if we found out soon. The person who wrote my letter keeps asking if I've heard and I'd like to relay the news in person before classes end if possible.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby MSUN5 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:47 am

tls_toddy wrote:It also seems like a bunch of people said they had "backdoor" access a few days after the apt->apartment change. Has anyone tried that?

It would be great if we found out soon. The person who wrote my letter keeps asking if I've heard and I'd like to relay the news in person before classes end if possible.


I think backdoor access was a technical snafu that persisted for several cycles but they finally fixed last year.

Also, @RentAIC, my status checker likewise reads "completed" and I'm p sure it was once "complete."

At this point I'm fully leaning into the tea leaf reading.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 pm

RentAIC wrote:
MSUN5 wrote:
alexancs1 wrote:The 'mailings' section is for sure a recent update.


Hmmm. Well I don't want to start a four-alarm-fire type response on this thread, but it does kinda-sorta seem like they're operating more on the timeframe of 2012-15, when decisions were out in early/mid-April, rather than 2016-18, when decisions were out in late-April/early-May. Obviously, we shall see with time.


Wouldn't that be nice? Relieve some stress before finals.

Looking through some old threads people talk about a change from "application complete" to "application completed"...I'm about 90% sure mine changed. I really should have taken screenshots.



Mine says completed now too! Nothing coming up in my USPS tracker yet though.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:38 am

Here are timelines from the previous years starting from address status checker changes to acceptance letter. Some of these threads are hard to navigate (looking at 2016) so feel free to update/correct. Anyone else worried we noticed changes in the status checkers on April Fools?

2018: 11 calendar days, 7 business days
4/19 was apt.->apartment change
4/27, user called and reported that "they specifically have not made any decisions yet"
4/30 USPS trackers indicate GULC mail (some with 4/27 mailing date), backdoor access
5/03 Deferrals

2017: 8-10 calendar days, 6-7 business days
4/20 first apt-apartment
4/24 part-time/full-time indicators, most other address changes
4/27 backdoor access
4/28-30 letters received
05/02 late acceptances/backdoor access
05/03-04 later letters; acceptances through the summer for some who I guess got deferred

2016: 7 calendar days, 5 business days
4/15 apt->apartment
4/19 part-time/full-time indicators
4/20 backdoor access
4/22 acceptance e-mails with letters in mail
4/28 deferral emails

2015: 6-8 calendar days, 4-6 business days
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08 backdoor access
4/08-10 letters
4/13-15 deferral emails

2014: 9 calendar days, 7 business days - copied these stats from the 2015 thread
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08-11 backdoor access
4/11 letters

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby thebirdlawexpert » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:52 am

My "Program Type" says full-time now, was this a recent update or have you guys had this all week?

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:59 am

thebirdlawexpert wrote:My "Program Type" says full-time now, was this a recent update or have you guys had this all week?



For me personally, I am like 99% sure my program type has always been there, but I also specified it on the app. I know in years past, people have had their program type change right before getting admitted. If you're certain it wasn't there a few weeks ago, I'd say things are looking pretty good for you.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby MSUN5 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:01 pm

tls_toddy wrote:Here are timelines from the previous years starting from address status checker changes to acceptance letter. Some of these threads are hard to navigate (looking at 2016) so feel free to update/correct. Anyone else worried we noticed changes in the status checkers on April Fools?

2018: 11 calendar days, 7 business days
4/19 was apt.->apartment change
4/27, user called and reported that "they specifically have not made any decisions yet"
4/30 USPS trackers indicate GULC mail (some with 4/27 mailing date), backdoor access
5/03 Deferrals

2017: 8-10 calendar days, 6-7 business days
4/20 first apt-apartment
4/24 part-time/full-time indicators, most other address changes
4/27 backdoor access
4/28-30 letters received
05/02 late acceptances/backdoor access
05/03-04 later letters; acceptances through the summer for some who I guess got deferred

2016: 7 calendar days, 5 business days
4/15 apt->apartment
4/19 part-time/full-time indicators
4/20 backdoor access
4/22 acceptance e-mails with letters in mail
4/28 deferral emails

2015: 6-8 calendar days, 4-6 business days
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08 backdoor access
4/08-10 letters
4/13-15 deferral emails

2014: 9 calendar days, 7 business days - copied these stats from the 2015 thread
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08-11 backdoor access
4/11 letters


Toddy, my friend, it looks like you and I are working with equal levels of neuroticism. I also obsessively ran through past years trying to project admissions decisions based off address change dates. As you have so brilliantly demonstrated, I think our closest analogue is 2014. This would put us at letters ~ late next week, probably April 10

In addition to what you laid out, I wanted to add two points of interest: (a) there were no tracker updates (e.g. date changes) after addresses were changed last year, so maybe don’t expect any movement until letters; (b) never listen to anything the admissions office says—they’ll always give themselves as much room as possible. Haha.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby RentAIC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:02 pm

So if the pattern is any indication, we should see letters on Tuesday or Wednesday. :shock:

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby tls_toddy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:06 pm

MSUN5 wrote:
tls_toddy wrote:Here are timelines from the previous years starting from address status checker changes to acceptance letter. Some of these threads are hard to navigate (looking at 2016) so feel free to update/correct. Anyone else worried we noticed changes in the status checkers on April Fools?

2018: 11 calendar days, 7 business days
4/19 was apt.->apartment change
4/27, user called and reported that "they specifically have not made any decisions yet"
4/30 USPS trackers indicate GULC mail (some with 4/27 mailing date), backdoor access
5/03 Deferrals

2017: 8-10 calendar days, 6-7 business days
4/20 first apt-apartment
4/24 part-time/full-time indicators, most other address changes
4/27 backdoor access
4/28-30 letters received
05/02 late acceptances/backdoor access
05/03-04 later letters; acceptances through the summer for some who I guess got deferred

2016: 7 calendar days, 5 business days
4/15 apt->apartment
4/19 part-time/full-time indicators
4/20 backdoor access
4/22 acceptance e-mails with letters in mail
4/28 deferral emails

2015: 6-8 calendar days, 4-6 business days
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08 backdoor access
4/08-10 letters
4/13-15 deferral emails

2014: 9 calendar days, 7 business days - copied these stats from the 2015 thread
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08-11 backdoor access
4/11 letters


Toddy, my friend, it looks like you and I are working with equal levels of neuroticism. I also obsessively ran through all the past years trying to project admissions decisions based off tha address changes. As you have so brilliantly demonstrated, I think our closest analogue is 2014. Which would put us at letters ~ late next week, probably April 10

In addition to what you laid out, I have two points of interest: (a) there were no tracker updates (e.g. date changes) after addresses were changed last year, so maybe don’t expect any movement until letters; (b) never listen to anything the admissions office says—they’ll always give themselves as much room as possible. Haha.


Lol I literally had April 10 in the back of my mind!!! Glad to see someone else is just as crazy as me. Good observation on (a). Won't stop me from checking everyday though.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby thebirdlawexpert » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:09 pm

tls_toddy wrote:
thebirdlawexpert wrote:My "Program Type" says full-time now, was this a recent update or have you guys had this all week?



For me personally, I am like 99% sure my program type has always been there, but I also specified it on the app. I know in years past, people have had their program type change right before getting admitted. If you're certain it wasn't there a few weeks ago, I'd say things are looking pretty good for you.


Mine might have said full time before, I can't remember 100%. Regardless I hope we hear soon!

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby MSUN5 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:13 pm

tls_toddy wrote:
MSUN5 wrote:
tls_toddy wrote:Here are timelines from the previous years starting from address status checker changes to acceptance letter. Some of these threads are hard to navigate (looking at 2016) so feel free to update/correct. Anyone else worried we noticed changes in the status checkers on April Fools?

2018: 11 calendar days, 7 business days
4/19 was apt.->apartment change
4/27, user called and reported that "they specifically have not made any decisions yet"
4/30 USPS trackers indicate GULC mail (some with 4/27 mailing date), backdoor access
5/03 Deferrals

2017: 8-10 calendar days, 6-7 business days
4/20 first apt-apartment
4/24 part-time/full-time indicators, most other address changes
4/27 backdoor access
4/28-30 letters received
05/02 late acceptances/backdoor access
05/03-04 later letters; acceptances through the summer for some who I guess got deferred

2016: 7 calendar days, 5 business days
4/15 apt->apartment
4/19 part-time/full-time indicators
4/20 backdoor access
4/22 acceptance e-mails with letters in mail
4/28 deferral emails

2015: 6-8 calendar days, 4-6 business days
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08 backdoor access
4/08-10 letters
4/13-15 deferral emails

2014: 9 calendar days, 7 business days - copied these stats from the 2015 thread
4/02 apt->apartment
4/08-11 backdoor access
4/11 letters


Toddy, my friend, it looks like you and I are working with equal levels of neuroticism. I also obsessively ran through all the past years trying to project admissions decisions based off tha address changes. As you have so brilliantly demonstrated, I think our closest analogue is 2014. Which would put us at letters ~ late next week, probably April 10

In addition to what you laid out, I have two points of interest: (a) there were no tracker updates (e.g. date changes) after addresses were changed last year, so maybe don’t expect any movement until letters; (b) never listen to anything the admissions office says—they’ll always give themselves as much room as possible. Haha.


Lol I literally had April 10 in the back of my mind!!! Glad to see someone else is just as crazy as me. Good observation on (a). Won't stop me from checking everyday though.


Oh, me either. Haha.

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Re: GULC EA/RD Transfer 2019

Postby CALIqueen » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:51 pm

thebirdlawexpert wrote:My "Program Type" says full-time now, was this a recent update or have you guys had this all week?


Did you apply only to the full time program, or to both the full time and part time programs?



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