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zhifeixie
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Postby zhifeixie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:58 pm

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Void
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Re: 2014 JD applicant: UCLA requested Interview. Anyone else?

Postby Void » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:36 pm

I don't know anything about UCLA or their interviews, but I suggest that you consider removing some of the details from your post- anyone from UCLA's admissions could easily tell who you are and that you are trying to get inside intel on the interview. Probably doesn't look good.

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Re: 2014 JD applicant: UCLA requested Interview. Anyone else?

Postby zhifeixie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:46 pm

Void wrote:I don't know anything about UCLA or their interviews, but I suggest that you consider removing some of the details from your post- anyone from UCLA's admissions could easily tell who you are and that you are trying to get inside intel on the interview. Probably doesn't look good.


u r right. thanks for the advice.

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Re: 2014 JD applicant: UCLA requested Interview. Anyone else?

Postby twenty » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:31 am

My only experience is that UCLA, and to a much greater extent UCI, will "interview" applicants with weird backgrounds/sketchy academic histories/C&F issues for the purpose of ripping them a new one for 10-15 minutes and then accepting them. This has happened to myself and enough people I know to where I think it's fair to make an honest assumption about how this works; these schools can't afford to lose someone with your numbers, but they want you to know that they have the upper hand in scholarship negotiation -- and that you're lucky to be there.

Do it and get it over with. Don't let them psych you into anything.

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Re: 2014 JD applicant: UCLA requested Interview. Anyone else?

Postby dsn32 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:16 am

I had one post-acceptance last year.... basically wanted me to convince them that I was actually considering them before they offered me any scholly $$$. Almost every question involved the T14 that was in my home state/my UG school and why I would consider UCLA when I could just stay put. It was a really odd conversation tbh.

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Re: 2014 JD applicant: UCLA requested Interview. Anyone else?

Postby zhifeixie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:26 am

twentypercentmore wrote:My only experience is that UCLA, and to a much greater extent UCI, will "interview" applicants with weird backgrounds/sketchy academic histories/C&F issues for the purpose of ripping them a new one for 10-15 minutes and then accepting them. This has happened to myself and enough people I know to where I think it's fair to make an honest assumption about how this works; these schools can't afford to lose someone with your numbers, but they want you to know that they have the upper hand in scholarship negotiation -- and that you're lucky to be there.

Do it and get it over with. Don't let them psych you into anything.


thank you both very much. I wouldn't say that my numbers are that great as to be one of those "can't afford to lose" kind of applicants, I would say that it's because they want to know about me more.

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Re: 2014 JD applicant: UCLA requested Interview. Anyone else?

Postby zhifeixie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:27 am

dsn32 wrote:I had one post-acceptance last year.... basically wanted me to convince them that I was actually considering them before they offered me any scholly $$$. Almost every question involved the T14 that was in my home state/my UG school and why I would consider UCLA when I could just stay put. It was a really odd conversation tbh.


thank you both very much. I wouldn't say that my numbers are that great as to be one of those "can't afford to lose" kind of applicants, I would say that it's because they want to know about me more. Anyway I will try my best to prepare.




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