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If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby kommatas » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:34 am

Is there a chance you can still be accepted? Are there still seats available? Please let me know your opinions. Thanks

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby roundabout » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:01 am

Of course. Look at LSN for an idea of schools issuing decisions at different times.

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby kommatas » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:22 pm

roundabout wrote:Of course. Look at LSN for an idea of schools issuing decisions at different times.


I check this site all the time, never thought of checking law school numbers. I just read so many posts about schools already filling their quota and waiting for withdrawals that I get anxious.

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby summerstar » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:41 pm

...join the club

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby DoktorZaius » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:52 pm

I was late to the game and only got my apps in by early February...so I've only recently been getting some acceptances. It's definitely harder to get admitted at this point in the game, but it's definitely possible.

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby kommatas » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:57 pm

DoktorZaius wrote:I was late to the game and only got my apps in by early February...so I've only recently been getting some acceptances. It's definitely harder to get admitted at this point in the game, but it's definitely possible.



Well at least you are getting some news, since you applied in Feb. Mine were in Late Dec. So I have an extra month of worrying and it is getting to me......

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby Mattalones » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:23 pm

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby kommatas » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:28 pm

Mattalones wrote:
kommatas wrote:Is there a chance you can still be accepted? Are there still seats available? Please let me know your opinions. Thanks

I applied late and hadn't heard back from any schools until this week. In! ... 1 down, the rest to go :)


I heard back from two this week after this post....Wait list on both.... so I guess thats more limbo

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby quickquestionthanks » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:28 am

kommatas wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


awesome

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby Genericswingman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:03 am

Hopefully someone can answer this question; If you are waitlisted do most schools send out denial letters after the second round of seat deposits (assuming, of course, you don't get accepted off the waitlist)?

Thanks

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby kommatas » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:30 am

Genericswingman wrote:Hopefully someone can answer this question; If you are waitlisted do most schools send out denial letters after the second round of seat deposits (assuming, of course, you don't get accepted off the waitlist)?

Thanks


good q, I was also thinking the same thing.

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby b.j. » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:01 am

Genericswingman wrote:Hopefully someone can answer this question; If you are waitlisted do most schools send out denial letters after the second round of seat deposits (assuming, of course, you don't get accepted off the waitlist)?

Thanks


That is a good question, but then I would ask, why would they wait if they know they are going to reject you? It's hard to say how much time they spend on all applicants, but once they've actually reviewed you and, if this is a part of the process, had a committee vote on the matter, what can be gained by delaying a rejection? A waitlist, I could see, but why a rejection?

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby Ragged » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:05 am

kommatas wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA


HAHAH! This is so appropriate for this. Love that movie.

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby Genericswingman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:24 am

I think I left out a few of my assumptions regarding the rejection letter after the waitlist:

I assume that some of the applicants who are accepted to a particular school either withdrawal or do not send in a deposit.

Also I assume that some of the schools did not send out enough acceptance letters to meet the need for the incoming classes after deducting those applicants mentioned in the sentence above.

These schools then gather acceptances from the waitlist and, after filling up the class, send out rejection letters to the balance of the waitlisted candidates.

These are the assumptions I was making when I asked the question above...hope it helps.

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby b.j. » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:42 am

Nightrunner wrote:
b.j. wrote:
Genericswingman wrote:Hopefully someone can answer this question; If you are waitlisted do most schools send out denial letters after the second round of seat deposits (assuming, of course, you don't get accepted off the waitlist)?

Thanks


That is a good question, but then I would ask, why would they wait if they know they are going to reject you? It's hard to say how much time they spend on all applicants, but once they've actually reviewed you and, if this is a part of the process, had a committee vote on the matter, what can be gained by delaying a rejection? A waitlist, I could see, but why a rejection?

In some cases, I think it is just a matter of seeing how the rest of the class shakes out. Especially in the case of splitters/reverse-splitters, they might really like someone, but be uncertain whether or not they will be able to afford the effect on the medians.


That makes sense.

I've been accepted to Hofstra, and while I'd rather go someplace else just because the school is so close to home, if I end up there, I will be fine. So I will be going to law school next year (but, oddly, it hasn't set in yet, so I am oddly relaxed about it) and will need to put down a deposit in a couple of weeks. I will definitely put one down at Hofstra, just to be safe, but if I ended up getting into a better school, I'd probably sacrifice the deposit and go there. I don't mean to sound like an ass here, but it's not even the money. Sacrificing $500-1000 isn't east, but still, it's not about the money. I just want to know what the next few years of my life will entail.

Then again, considering that some schools where I applied to PT, like the University of Houston, might not tell me until May or June, I shouldn't become too nutty if I don't hear anything.

I also feel like an ass because, among other things, I realized yesterday when Cardozo sent me an e-mail telling me they needed a Dean's Certification letter. And I still need to write a letter to Loyola Chicago about why there's a different in my LSAT score. So it's not all the schools' fault. :oops:

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby kazu » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:45 am

kommatas wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5jNnDMfxA

:lol:

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby Mattalones » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:10 pm

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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby Genericswingman » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:29 pm

Mattalones wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
b.j. wrote:
Genericswingman wrote:Hopefully someone can answer this question; If you are waitlisted do most schools send out denial letters after the second round of seat deposits (assuming, of course, you don't get accepted off the waitlist)?

Thanks


That is a good question, but then I would ask, why would they wait if they know they are going to reject you? It's hard to say how much time they spend on all applicants, but once they've actually reviewed you and, if this is a part of the process, had a committee vote on the matter, what can be gained by delaying a rejection? A waitlist, I could see, but why a rejection?

In some cases, I think it is just a matter of seeing how the rest of the class shakes out. Especially in the case of splitters/reverse-splitters, they might really like someone, but be uncertain whether or not they will be able to afford the effect on the medians.

If they really like you and you are below the 25%, then they won't let you affect their median, but you'll still get in. Letting someone in they really want there is always possible without affecting the median. The only thing that makes a difference to the median is how many people fall in the quartile breaks. If a school has a 25th, median, and 75th of 163, 165, and 167, respectively, then they can easily admit a 120 without affecting the median. One simple way would be to replace the any score lower than 163 with that 120 ... median maintained ... low score admitted ... not at all mutually exclusive.

Disclaimer: Example is extreme only to make the point. I know that a school with a 165 median would never admit someone with a 120. The only purpose is to show that the admitting people doesn't have to affect the percentile cutoffs.


This is true but the schools won't know (with complete certainty) how those quartiles break down until after the 2nd seat deposit (That may be the reason schools that typically have a small waitlist are creating large waitlist this year...maybe). They have to have clusters around those quartiles to make sure withdrawals don't cost them LSAt/GPA points.
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Re: If you haven't heard back from a school yet...

Postby heyguys » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:32 pm

<--Didn't hear a peep from YLS until early April last year.




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