Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

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swampthang
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Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby swampthang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:00 pm

Not gonna lie, I'm kind of honored to be juggling two WL offers from the toppest schools around. But rather than pollute the SLS 2010 thread with our ambivalence, I thought I'd set up a separate locale over here.

I'm sure you're all wondering how I got here so: 169/3.9 w/softs including unique WE, college athletics, service ad nauseam, and the whole small town angle. Just in case you don't want to click over to my profile and then click back! :D

To paraphrase ex-Dean Sullivan, "Welcome to purgatory in paradise!"

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swampthang
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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby swampthang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:01 pm

Also, this has been circulating, so tips to remember unless you want to unwittingly open more space for the rest of us:
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby BenJ » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:15 pm

Hi, swampthang. I'm on the opposite end of the numbers spectrum (high LSAT, low GPA for Stanford, 178/3.78), so we probably aren;t competing for spots :)

I'll be staying on the waitlist in case my life circumstances change. I would love the opportunity to attend Stanford, which has been my dream school for about five years (for UG, then for law school). Also on the WL at Harvard.

I sent them a LOCI back in March, well before I was waitlisted. I'm not sure whether I should send a new short and sweet letter with my confirmation that I would like to stay on the waitlist. I'm kind of stalling to see if I get some academic honors or something else worth mentioning in the next couple of weeks; right now, it would just be a new love letter.

Last year, they only admitted people off the waitlist in late July and August, which is a little intimidating.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby lta » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:21 pm

Joining the club. Sending a LOCI along with the WL response form. Siiigh.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby apparentlymargarita » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:22 pm

I'm here with you... not sure how much confidence I have, but lets see if we can do it! Stanford has always been my dream school.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby swampthang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:26 pm

BenJ wrote:Hi, swampthang. I'm on the opposite end of the numbers spectrum (high LSAT, low GPA for Stanford, 178/3.78), so we probably aren;t competing for spots :)

I'll be staying on the waitlist in case my life circumstances change. I would love the opportunity to attend Stanford, which has been my dream school for about five years (for UG, then for law school). Also on the WL at Harvard.

I sent them a LOCI back in March, well before I was waitlisted. I'm not sure whether I should send a new short and sweet letter with my confirmation that I would like to stay on the waitlist. I'm kind of stalling to see if I get some academic honors or something else worth mentioning in the next couple of weeks; right now, it would just be a new love letter.

Last year, they only admitted people off the waitlist in late July and August, which is a little intimidating.


I'm not sure how fully I subscribe to the direct replacement theory of WLs, but if it is indeed Gospel then I will shake your hand and wish you the best. I haven't sent SLS an LOCI, so I guess anything to them would be new. Unfortunately, having done so when I get Held at HLS, I don't think I have anything new to add. Damn you college kids! What can a working stiff write in an LOCI? "Hey Harvard, didn't get fired today"?

July/August WL pulls would NOT be cool. I'd prefer not to burn any bridges at work by giving as much notice as I possibly can, and that would really put a crimp in my style. Maybe all the May/June pulls were anti-LSN/TLS?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby parker09 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm

Hopping onto this boat.

Does anyone know if the SLS waitlist historically shows a good bit of movement, and if it's possible to still get financial aid (grants) off the waitlist?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Legacy316 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:12 pm

Just got the letter... looks like I'm riding two of these bad boys!

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Kretzy » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:18 pm

parker09 wrote:Hopping onto this boat.

Does anyone know if the SLS waitlist historically shows a good bit of movement, and if it's possible to still get financial aid (grants) off the waitlist?


Need-based aid is still offered off the waiting list, according to several admitted students with whom I spoke (though I don't have that confirmation from Mr. Barnes in Financial Aid).

I don't know if they would guarantee to get you a financial aid offer before you have to say "Yes" to their admissions offer, however. That may be a question for them.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby pleasepickme » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:20 pm

I'm in here too. 176/3.9x. Compelling reasons for bay area, and specific interest in Stanford faculty. I'll ride this one out until the end.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby gmichaelbluth » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:20 pm

This is the only one I'll ride out all the way through...did you hear that, SLS? I'd drop it all in a heartbeat for you :oops:

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Hey-O » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:38 pm

swampthang wrote:Not gonna lie, I'm kind of honored to be juggling two WL offers from the toppest schools around. But rather than pollute the SLS 2010 thread with our ambivalence, I thought I'd set up a separate locale over here.

I'm sure you're all wondering how I got here so: 169/3.9 w/softs including unique WE, college athletics, service ad nauseam, and the whole small town angle. Just in case you don't want to click over to my profile and then click back! :D

To paraphrase ex-Dean Sullivan, "Welcome to purgatory in paradise!"


Hey! We're almost numbers twins and your softs are similar (small town, service, but no athletics. Lots of overseas travel). But I won't hold it against you; even though you're the competition. However, on a completely unrelated note: Don't you think you should withdraw? LOL just kidding.

Yeah I'm thrilled and honored. It is a big deal just to be on this list. So, how do get off this list? Win the Noble Prize between now and then? Peace in the Middle East? Cold Fusion?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Hey-O » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:56 pm

I'm retaking the LSAT. Anyone else?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:44 pm

pleasepickme wrote:I'm in here too. 176/3.9x. Compelling reasons for bay area, and specific interest in Stanford faculty. I'll ride this one out until the end.


You're above the LSAT 75th and around the GPA 75th, so you should have a great shot of getting off it if you write a strong LOCI. Hope to see you in the fall! :)

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby pleasepickme » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:04 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
pleasepickme wrote:I'm in here too. 176/3.9x. Compelling reasons for bay area, and specific interest in Stanford faculty. I'll ride this one out until the end.


You're above the LSAT 75th and around the GPA 75th, so you should have a great shot of getting off it if you write a strong LOCI. Hope to see you in the fall! :)


Thanks, I hope so too!!

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Hey-O » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:19 pm

Does anyone know how Stanford uses its waitlist? Do they rank the waitlist? Is it chronological? I thought I'd ask here before I bother admissions.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby dutchstriker » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:23 pm

I guess I'll jump in here. Not sure if I'm in it for the long haul.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:41 pm

I'm riding this train! Going to try and ride it as long as I can.

175/3.94

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Ragged » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:43 pm

Thought this was already a thread.... anyways, I'm on this train too. Can I get a window seat?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby runnerman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:30 pm

I'll join as well. 168/3.8 with good softs and 6 yrs work experience. Quite frankly just surprised to still be in the running at SLS (and HLS for that matter), would be shocked to get an acceptance. In the meantime, more than happy that I'll probably be heading to NYU in the fall...

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby chanchito » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:31 pm

hey we're on exactly the same boat! also NYU also same waitlists (you waitlisted at Yale too?)

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Illijah » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:33 pm

I too am also headed to NYU

not wait listed at Stanford or Harvard yet tho...

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Core » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:35 pm

Hi all. I'm in this one for the long hall, too. 168/3.96 PR. I have interesting softs as well. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby buzal3 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:41 pm

got waitlist letters from stanford, harvard, and columbia all on the same day. plan on stayin the course and putting down deposit at chicago.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist 2010!!!

Postby Illijah » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:50 pm

Called and they said my letter was mailed April 15th.




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