Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

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JCougar
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Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby JCougar » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:04 am

Waitlisted at my 3,5,6 and 7 choices, hold listed at my 2 choice, pending at my 1 and 4 choices (although my 1 choice is kind of a reach, so I don't expect to get in). But basically I haven't heard anything decisive from my top 7 schools.

I'm in at 4 safeties, but the seat deposits are coming up next week. I hate the fact that I might have to withdraw from my safeties before hearing back from even one of my top 7 schools. I'm in at my #8 school with an okay scholarship, but I can either give that up and be in @ nowhere, or blow $200 on a seat deposit for the purposes of feeling secure for a few weeks.

But, alas, I am part of the problem as well, since I am holding on to seats at safeties that are other people's targets. We need a domino effect. Everyone who got into a T14 already has to withdraw from all non-T14 schools so we can get these waitlists moving!

seattlite
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby seattlite » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:44 pm

I totally know how you feel. I am waitlisted at 5 schools. I think I am going to spend this weekend withdrawing from 1-2 of the waitlists and from 1 of my safeties. I am going to ride out the other waitlists (I really like these schools - especially 2 of them - and probably will plan on visiting those 2 schools to confirm my interest). I am into 2 safeties - one of which I plan to withdraw from as mentioned above and one which is a school that I really, really like and could see myself going to (it helps that I got a scholarship at this safety, though the scholarship still makes the school expensive in my mind...in the $25K in tuition range).

I am just struggling with which makes more sense...to go to a tier 2 school that is on the rise in the market that I want to live...or to go to a T30 school which is out of my preferred region which would probably also be slightly more expensive than my safety (unless I get a scholarship coming off the waitlist, which can happen...though I know it is rare). I have talked to a bunch of attorneys and the advice I have gotten from different attorneys (all corporate attorneys) has been mixed ...~ 1/2 think I should go to the tier 2 that has a great reputation in-state with some scholarship $ and ~1/2 think I should go to a T30 I was WL at if I get off a WL.

Anyway, when / if I have those options, I will probably start a new thread and have a poll about which option to choose, but in the meantime, I am just weighing my "what-if" options. Applying to law school is an exciting process and waitlists too are exciting because hope is not lost, but there is so much uncertainty in it all that it does add complexity to your decision-making process. :?

Anyway, best of luck to all of us on the waitlists! :)

J-tow10
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby J-tow10 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:50 pm

I win (see profile)

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hotdog123
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby hotdog123 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:24 pm

It will be interesting to see how much waitlist movement we see this year.

Most are predicting well above average... no?

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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby stratocophic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:44 pm

DonnyMost wrote:It will be interesting to see how much waitlist movement we see this year.

Most are predicting well above average... no?
I'd say it's almost a certainty. I really doubt we'll see less than average. If apps are up more than applicants across the board, it stands to reason that there would be more WLs, since we have no reason to expect that the extra applications would result in a higher percentage of acceptances/rejections than normal. Only way this isn't true is if people are withdrawing from their acceptances at a higher rate, and it seems like most people (at least on TLS) on WLs are just holding onto the backups at this point.

WhatTheLawSchool
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby WhatTheLawSchool » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:30 pm

Waitlisted at my 1st, 3rd, and 4th choices (as well as my 10th, but that was an easy withdraw, obviously.) 2nd choice accepted, but CRAZY expensive, 1st and 3rd are much cheaper. Ugh. I hate this waiting process. The problem with my 1 and 3 is that they are regional schools, so they're a lot of peoples' 1 and 2 probably.

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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby dk8 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:59 pm

waitlisted at vandy, gulc, duke, cornell, uva. i think i accidentally cursed in my personal statement.

keg411
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby keg411 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:11 pm

Welcome to my world. And I don't even think I'm done getting WL's either....

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sawwaverunner
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby sawwaverunner » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:13 pm

A more appropriate title for this is the "Waitlisted @ Somewhere Club."

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Gymnast0206
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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby Gymnast0206 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:16 pm

In at my #7 school at sticker. No response from schools #1-4 yet, and WL at schools #5 and #6 . . .with deadlines to my full-ride safeties . . . I feel like being on a WL makes this the cycle that will never end.

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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby blondeone » Mon May 03, 2010 3:35 pm

i'm waitlisted at Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Sturm (Denver) & Quinnipiac, but accepted at 8 others, including my 2 first choices. whats with all the waitlists? not cool

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Re: Waitlisted @ Everywhere Club

Postby tfc7x » Mon May 03, 2010 4:09 pm

I wanna play. Waitlisted W&M, GULC, Fordham, and Cardozo.




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