BYU 2010 Waitlist

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austrascruff
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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby austrascruff » Wed May 12, 2010 3:27 pm

123ski wrote:I am on the waitlist as well.

Anyone have any idea of how they choose who to accept and who not to accept from the waitlist?


From what I've been told by the admission's office, they basically want to create as diverse a class as possible (while keeping high GPA and LSAT scores of course) and so theoretically if someone who is most like you doesn't accept their offer of admission, you may get in. Every time they look at the waitlist, they are looking at everyone who has accepted and reaccessing who they need. This is why they claim the waitlist is not truly "ranked." Although I'm not sure what really goes on in the decision making process, this is just my understanding of what I've been told.

I called the admissions office today and was told they have not even looked at the waitlist, too many admissions decision makers have been out of town. I was told, they will start looking at it in the next week or so. Good luck to everyone! Hopefully we will hear something positive soon! :D I realized it has been 8 months since I submitted my application. If I wasn't a patient person before I started the law application process, I will be by the end; starting to go crazy here :wink:

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby johnnytall » Thu May 13, 2010 5:52 pm

maclaw2010 wrote:Yeah. I was under the impression that we would start hearing by the middle of may.


What is your impression based on? Read last year's BYU waitlist thread and get ready to hold out until July and August...

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby austrascruff » Thu May 13, 2010 6:21 pm

johnnytall wrote:
maclaw2010 wrote:Yeah. I was under the impression that we would start hearing by the middle of may.


What is your impression based on? Read last year's BYU waitlist thread and get ready to hold out until July and August...


It is what they told us if we contacted them when we were first notified we were on the waitlist. The guy who I met that got in off the waitlist last year heard in June, so it looks like it could be an any time during the summer thing.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby johnnytall » Fri May 14, 2010 11:40 am

austrascruff wrote:
johnnytall wrote: It is what they told us if we contacted them when we were first notified we were on the waitlist. The guy who I met that got in off the waitlist last year heard in June, so it looks like it could be an any time during the summer thing.



yeah. I would not count on their timeline as a guarantee because they don't know when people will withdraw or whether any space will be cleared at all. I am sure they will have an initial group of waitlist acceptances in may or june (once they figure out how many people sent deposits) but if you are not in that initial group just get ready to wait it out. Best of luck to you!

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby bailar4life » Fri May 14, 2010 1:01 pm

Hi,
This is my first time posting. I am also on the waiting list. I think that if by June we haven't received a letter of acceptance, we will most likely not get in. The way it is, most students make a decision of where they will be attending by June, I highly doubt there are that many that wait until the very end to make a choice of whether to attend or not attend school, especially if they have to relocate. Although there is that slim chance that there might be one applicant out there waiting on some other schools waiting list.But that is one or two people if that.

Good luck to all of us!

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby mike23 » Sat May 15, 2010 2:01 pm

Waitlisted as well, and I will wait until that last day if I have to.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby austrascruff » Sat May 15, 2010 6:31 pm

johnnytall wrote:
austrascruff wrote:
johnnytall wrote: It is what they told us if we contacted them when we were first notified we were on the waitlist. The guy who I met that got in off the waitlist last year heard in June, so it looks like it could be an any time during the summer thing.



yeah. I would not count on their timeline as a guarantee because they don't know when people will withdraw or whether any space will be cleared at all. I am sure they will have an initial group of waitlist acceptances in may or june (once they figure out how many people sent deposits) but if you are not in that initial group just get ready to wait it out. Best of luck to you!


Thanks for the well wishes. I'm still hoping, but will likely be sitting in orientation with you at the U when August rolls around. Good thing they are both great schools. Best of luck to you as well!

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby lawschools7 » Mon May 17, 2010 9:36 pm

On the waitlist as well. I have heard from an insider they have had more accepted offers then any previous year, around 143. Hopefully people change their minds as the summer progresses. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby mike23 » Wed May 19, 2010 5:49 pm

lawschools7 wrote:On the waitlist as well. I have heard from an insider they have had more accepted offers then any previous year, around 143. Hopefully people change their minds as the summer progresses. Good luck to everyone.


If the information you provide is true, that would mean that they already have an opening for 5 waitlist students since they generally let in 148 students a year (http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... BA4019.pdf). This would also imply that your "insider" is wrong.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby Jetsetter » Fri May 21, 2010 6:12 pm

Email today from Gaelynn K. saying that the adcomm met this week. They will only be able to admit a few (which we were all expecting). She is still waiting for some info from adcomm before they send out official notices of dropped from waitlist, admit, or keep waiting. So looks like in the next week or so we will start getting some news even if the news is that you have to keep waiting. Good luck to everyone. I've started traveling to my admit schools to see how I feel about them. BYU is still my first choice and I will wait till the bitter end if I have to but I'm working on my alternatives.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby loquist » Mon May 24, 2010 12:02 pm

Jetsetter wrote:Email today from Gaelynn K. saying that the adcomm met this week. They will only be able to admit a few (which we were all expecting). She is still waiting for some info from adcomm before they send out official notices of dropped from waitlist, admit, or keep waiting. So looks like in the next week or so we will start getting some news even if the news is that you have to keep waiting. Good luck to everyone. I've started traveling to my admit schools to see how I feel about them. BYU is still my first choice and I will wait till the bitter end if I have to but I'm working on my alternatives.


I received the same email. At least we know time is short and we won't have to wait much longer.


Loquist

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby Casper_n » Mon May 24, 2010 2:13 pm

I got a new decision rendered date today. (5/24/10). The online status checker also shows a letter sent notification today. I would assume that if we were being accepted off the list, it would be via phone call -- not a mass letter. So this is not looking good.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby mike23 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:40 pm

According to last years blog, if you get and updated status, you are being removed from the wait list. If you are accepted, they will call you. If you remain on the wait list, they send you and e-mail asking you to stay on.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby bailar4life » Mon May 24, 2010 3:06 pm

I am still on their waitlist. I received an email this morning. Anybody know how many they keep on the waiting list at this point? If its 50 or 5?

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby italianp88 » Mon May 24, 2010 3:10 pm

I also got the email today. I'll stay on the waitlist, that way there is at least some chance. I am still hoping for Utah to come calling. If not, it's off to UNLV.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby austrascruff » Mon May 24, 2010 4:03 pm

I got the email too. I'll be staying on as well.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby mike23 » Mon May 24, 2010 5:52 pm

bailar4life wrote:I am still on their waitlist. I received an email this morning. Anybody know how many they keep on the waiting list at this point? If its 50 or 5?


They will not tell us this information. It would be nice to know :roll: . You can gather from this post that there are at least four of us on the wait list still. I highly doubt that everyone uses and knows about this website. I would guess that there are at least 25 or 50 students still on the waitlist. From what I was able to find through research, only about 2 wait list students were accepted off the wait list last year after the first round. At this point, it will be a miracle if any of us are accepted. The letter they sent out was not as positive as last years. They did not tell last years wait list students that the chance were not high. Good luck to all!

Miguel

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby bailar4life » Mon May 24, 2010 5:55 pm

If you dont get in what are you going to do Miguel?

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby maclaw2010 » Mon May 24, 2010 6:07 pm

My status checker changed to "decision rendered" today as well. Based off of what has already been said, I am assuming that this means a rejection letter is in the mail. But just to instill (or crush) any false hope, has anybody received a phone call today with an acceptance offer (according to last year's method)? Do you think that it is possible that the admissions office could be sending acceptance letters via snail mail to those of us that didn't receive the wait list email?

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby Jetsetter » Mon May 24, 2010 7:41 pm

Got the email too. Staying on the waitlist. Did anyone get a call?

mike23
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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby mike23 » Mon May 24, 2010 7:51 pm

bailar4life wrote:If you dont get in what are you going to do Miguel?


I am not sure. I am wait listed at Washigton University and Chapman University. I have a hold on the University of Idaho. I don't want to go to Idaho. All the other schools that let me in are not worth the debt. I did not apply to enough schools. I might start a MSLA (Masters of Science in Legal Admin) program at Denver and start Law school after that. The Denver program is only a year.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby shadesofblue » Mon May 24, 2010 8:08 pm

First time post, I just thought I would put my two cents in. My status checker says mail sent 5/24/10 and both spots say "decision rendered." I guess the waiting game is over Ill wait for my rejection letter in the mail and happily move on.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby bailar4life » Tue May 25, 2010 12:02 pm

my status checker says mail sent on 5/24 but i also received the email. so, i imagine this is what it means.

Miguel I think you have some good options, and the one year program might be what you need so that you could keep busy while waiting another year.
For me its southwestern, or BYU. I have kids and a husband so I am limited on what I do. but good luck!

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby mike23 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:08 pm

bailar4life wrote:my status checker says mail sent on 5/24 but i also received the email. so, i imagine this is what it means.

Miguel I think you have some good options, and the one year program might be what you need so that you could keep busy while waiting another year.
For me its southwestern, or BYU. I have kids and a husband so I am limited on what I do. but good luck!


It sure is tuff with a family. I have a wife and 3 kids as well. I wish I had more time to prepare for the LSAT. I am 28 years old now. I don't know if I can wait another year or not. The whole waiting game is too stressfull. Good luck to you as well.

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Re: BYU 2010 Waitlist

Postby bailar4life » Tue May 25, 2010 1:32 pm

same boat. I am 28, two kids, and a husband that cant relocate because of work. I think i will be going to southwestern without him and try to transfer into byu. we shall see.

hard on the family, but i think in the end the rewards are better than never going. if i dont do it, i will regret it.




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