No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

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peeker82
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No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby peeker82 » Sun May 02, 2010 2:38 pm

anyone else out there with no decision from Vanderbilt still? Can we assume an inevitable ding by this point?

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby You Gotta Have Faith » Sun May 02, 2010 2:50 pm

Really?? No decision at all in May?? Did you apply right at the deadline?

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Sun May 02, 2010 2:59 pm

I also have no decision. Complete 2/18

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby primusux » Sun May 02, 2010 3:07 pm

Mid Jan, still no decision.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Sun May 02, 2010 3:20 pm

primusux wrote:Mid Jan, still no decision.


yeah I applied to 26 schools ad Vandy's the only one I haven't heard from!

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby Grizz » Sun May 02, 2010 3:50 pm

#s? I went complete mid Jan. and was accepted about 2 weeks later.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby peeker82 » Sun May 02, 2010 5:50 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
primusux wrote:Mid Jan, still no decision.


yeah I applied to 26 schools ad Vandy's the only one I haven't heard from!



yup, 23 schools here. Vandy is the only one with no decision. glad i'm not the only one in this club. what are we thinking this means??? anyone care to speculate?

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby chaupa » Sun May 02, 2010 8:39 pm

Went complete 2/24. No word at all yet, but from watching the boards I would say I should hear something in the next 2 weeks. It may be late in the cycle, but I don't think that no decision equals a ding. I'm just gonna lie to myself and say that they maybe I've made the first cut and will at least get waitlisted.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby You Gotta Have Faith » Sun May 02, 2010 11:04 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
primusux wrote:Mid Jan, still no decision.


yeah I applied to 26 schools ad Vandy's the only one I haven't heard from!


If you have a full ride to IU-B, and essentially a half ride to both WUSTL and USC, then perhaps Vanderbilt is yield-protecting (if for some reason they don't think they could come close on the scholarship monies). In short, they know that if they admit you, they'll probably have to fork over 15K/year for you to strongly consider them. Just a guess. But in any case, I don't think the no decision is a bad thing in your case. And I'd imagine it's not a bad thing for the others on this board either. If you really want Vandy, then let them know and I'll bet they admit you. Good luck!

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby beesknees » Sun May 02, 2010 11:12 pm

Wow, I had no idea that schools wait this long to render decisions. I wish you guys good luck and hope to see some of you in the fall.

Just as an aside, has everyone checked their spam folders? 2 of my decision emails went straight to my spam folder and I had no idea a decision had been rendered for, seriously, a month. Obviously, I know most of you are still waiting for a decision, but thought I'd throw it out there just in case.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby peeker82 » Mon May 03, 2010 11:51 am

wtf? seriously? so what's the point of the status checker with the date mail sent field??

just checked my junk mail, nothing there...

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby krj02004 » Mon May 03, 2010 12:14 pm

I applied on 3/1 and received my acceptance email on 3/30. Their admitted weekend was mid-April.

I don't know if that helps you all, or is more depressing, but it seems like their timing is all over the place when it comes to responding. I would say don't give up hope yet! We had to send in our deposits May 1st, so perhaps they are seeing how many more spots they will have left.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby chaupa » Tue May 04, 2010 8:35 am

DM 5/3.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:49 am

chaupa wrote:DM 5/3.


Numbers?

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby chaupa » Tue May 04, 2010 9:01 am

musicfor18 wrote:
chaupa wrote:DM 5/3.


Numbers?


167/2.81 Went Complete 2/24
And before anyone makes a snarky comment in their head about my numbers--yes they are low and I know I'm a long shot. But I keep telling myself that I've got a serious upward grade trend going and tons of WE. Besides, Vandy probably has a shortage of average midwestern white boys this cycle. :D

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Tue May 04, 2010 9:14 am

chaupa wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:
chaupa wrote:DM 5/3.


Numbers?


167/2.81 Went Complete 2/24
And before anyone makes a snarky comment in their head about my numbers--yes they are low and I know I'm a long shot. But I keep telling myself that I've got a serious upward grade trend going and tons of WE. Besides, Vandy probably has a shortage of average midwestern white boys this cycle. :D


Nah, your numbers are fine, particularly the LSAT. All of us on TLS have skewed understandings on what a good LSAT score truly is because we're all gunning for those top 10% schools. In reality, 167 is top 5% and you should be proud.

That said, I wonder why I haven't gotten a decision yet. I went complete 2/18 and my numbers are 167/3.7

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby chaupa » Tue May 04, 2010 4:47 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
chaupa wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:
chaupa wrote:DM 5/3.


Numbers?


167/2.81 Went Complete 2/24
And before anyone makes a snarky comment in their head about my numbers--yes they are low and I know I'm a long shot. But I keep telling myself that I've got a serious upward grade trend going and tons of WE. Besides, Vandy probably has a shortage of average midwestern white boys this cycle. :D


Nah, your numbers are fine, particularly the LSAT. All of us on TLS have skewed understandings on what a good LSAT score truly is because we're all gunning for those top 10% schools. In reality, 167 is top 5% and you should be proud.

That said, I wonder why I haven't gotten a decision yet. I went complete 2/18 and my numbers are 167/3.7


Hmmm. Well if I have a decision on the way and you don't, possibly I've got a ding coming and you are being held back for a minute while admissions figures out who didn't commit, who they want off the waitlist and who still has a reasonable app still floating around in admissions neverland (this would be you). It would seem from the varied responses we are receiving that at least one of us will at least make the waitlist.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby peeker82 » Wed May 05, 2010 3:59 pm

anybody heard yet??

not even DM yet. this is unbelievable. almost a week past their deposit deadline and not even a waitlist? a little ridiculous and very frustrating.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Wed May 05, 2010 4:33 pm

peeker82 wrote:anybody heard yet??

not even DM yet. this is unbelievable. almost a week past their deposit deadline and not even a waitlist? a little ridiculous and very frustrating.


Same here.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby Grizz » Wed May 05, 2010 4:38 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
chaupa wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:
chaupa wrote:DM 5/3.


Numbers?


167/2.81 Went Complete 2/24
And before anyone makes a snarky comment in their head about my numbers--yes they are low and I know I'm a long shot. But I keep telling myself that I've got a serious upward grade trend going and tons of WE. Besides, Vandy probably has a shortage of average midwestern white boys this cycle. :D


Nah, your numbers are fine, particularly the LSAT. All of us on TLS have skewed understandings on what a good LSAT score truly is because we're all gunning for those top 10% schools. In reality, 167 is top 5% and you should be proud.

That said, I wonder why I haven't gotten a decision yet. I went complete 2/18 and my numbers are 167/3.7


Late apps (comparatively). I am not surprised.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby primusux » Wed May 05, 2010 4:41 pm

Have they been affected by the floods recently?
Still no DM here either.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Thu May 06, 2010 10:48 am

Just checked and I FINALLY have a decision mailed date (5/5)!! Wow, that seems like ages. My numbers are 167/3.7. I guess I'm probably looking at WL, at best?

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 06, 2010 10:50 am

Sofia in admissions told me they'd be reading applications throughout May. It's not necessarily an ill omen if you haven't been accepted yet, but you're in a statistically rough position because the school has fewer offers to give out at this point in the game.

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby musicfor18 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:01 am

Did most of those accepted receive notification by email (someone above said they did)?

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Re: No Decision at Vanderbilt = ding?

Postby krj02004 » Thu May 06, 2010 11:20 am

musicfor18 wrote:Did most of those accepted receive notification by email (someone above said they did)?



I received my acceptance by email, but I think that had more to do with the fact that the last ASW was a week away when they made a decision on my file. They wanted to give me at least some time to buy a ticket and come.




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