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stlisforlovers
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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby stlisforlovers » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:46 pm

andedom wrote:Got my reject letter a week ago :( NO biggie though, I have been leaning away from Notre dame for the last month or so anyway

Yikes, you got into GULC but got straight up rejected from ND? Thats sorta scary.
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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby krad » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:47 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
andedom wrote:Got my reject letter a week ago :( NO biggie though, I have been leaning away from Notre dame for the last month or so anyway

Yikes, you got into GULC but got straight rejected from ND? Thats sorta scary.


Amen!

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby Lwoods » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:54 pm

krad wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:
andedom wrote:Got my reject letter a week ago :( NO biggie though, I have been leaning away from Notre dame for the last month or so anyway

Yikes, you got into GULC but got straight rejected from ND? Thats sorta scary.


Amen!


Maybe YP? I hear ND really likes the "Why" statements.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby krad » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:09 pm

Lwoods wrote:
krad wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:
andedom wrote:Got my reject letter a week ago :( NO biggie though, I have been leaning away from Notre dame for the last month or so anyway

Yikes, you got into GULC but got straight rejected from ND? Thats sorta scary.


Amen!


Maybe YP? I hear ND really likes the "Why" statements.


Good to hear, because I wrote one all about their 'different kind of lawyer' and my Catholic upbringing :D .

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby stlisforlovers » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:20 pm

Lwoods wrote:
krad wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:
andedom wrote:Got my reject letter a week ago :( NO biggie though, I have been leaning away from Notre dame for the last month or so anyway

Yikes, you got into GULC but got straight rejected from ND? Thats sorta scary.


Amen!


Maybe YP? I hear ND really likes the "Why" statements.

He has solid numbers, but I don't think strong enough for YP. I'm hoping they just put a lot of weight on whether you write a Why ND? essay.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby Lwoods » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:23 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
Maybe YP? I hear ND really likes the "Why" statements.

He has solid numbers, but I don't think strong enough for YP. I'm hoping they just put a lot of weight on whether you write a Why ND? essay.


I think that's the type of YP they practice:
http://notredame.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/?whichCycle=1011

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby jmtanoury » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:19 am

Has anyone else noticed how late Notre Dame is with coming out with decisions? A quick comparison between the 2009/10 and the 2010/2011 applicants on lawschoolnumbers.com show a considerable amount of decisions had been made by this time last year.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby JakeL » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:23 am

jmtanoury wrote:Has anyone else noticed how late Notre Dame is with coming out with decisions? A quick comparison between the 2009/10 and the 2010/2011 applicants on lawschoolnumbers.com show a considerable amount of decisions had been made by this time last year.


They had non-binding early decision last year.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby Haliburton » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:02 am

My numbers are good enough to get into ND (I think? 167, 3.96) but I'm getting nervous because I didn't write a "Why" essay. Is it too late to send one in? And if not, do I just email it?

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby SpiteFence » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:49 am

Haliburton wrote:My numbers are good enough to get into ND (I think? 167, 3.96) but I'm getting nervous because I didn't write a "Why" essay. Is it too late to send one in? And if not, do I just email it?


Email it immediately. It is hugely important.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby purduepete2011 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:02 pm

does ND allow an applicant to augment their file once it is under review? some do not. i have strong numbers for ND, but did not write a Why essay, so i'm curious about the answers to these questions as well.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby a11 1n » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:31 pm

Still no word from ND but it is a reach school for me (165/3.4) and the sticker price would probably end up being too high. I am still hopeful though. As other posters have mentioned, the reach of ND is much better than that of other similarly ranked schools and that makes it very appealing.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby gz5hc9 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:28 pm

what is going on? does anybody have any info on when they might start releasing large batches of decisions?

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby theantiscalia » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:40 pm

a11 1n wrote:Still no word from ND but it is a reach school for me (165/3.4) and the sticker price would probably end up being too high. I am still hopeful though. As other posters have mentioned, the reach of ND is much better than that of other similarly ranked schools and that makes it very appealing.


I'm a 1L. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.

I'm responding to several of the above posts, not just the one I quoted.

First, ND takes FOREVER to get back to you. I think they actually use a faculty review committee, and those folks are busy grading exams (or should be if they aren't). Also, they tend to let you know about merit aid in the admit letter, so that might take additional time. They were the last school I heard from last year.... thirteen weeks of waiting.

They do give merit aid to almost everybody admitted, though... check out LSN or the ABA data. They don't give out large awards, but it seems like everybody and their brother has half tuition or close. I pulled $90,000. In my experience, they don't negotiate, although I do have classmates that claim to have gotten minor movements in scholarship dollars.

The "Why ND?" essay is critical. If you didn't send one in, then do so... they're very friendly and I'm sure they'll let you add it to the file. They're also very into ethics and leadership ("different kind of lawyer") so try to brag up any such items in your applications.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby giddybiscuit » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:23 pm

Went complete on 12/23. The London program excites me (shameless Anglophile).

Good luck y'all!

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby mistermister » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:04 pm

called earlier this week to discuss something with my application and they mentioned they are "so far behind" this year. After checking my file, I was told I had not been reviewed yet and probably won't be until after next week at the earliest. It's going to be a while.

btw- I submitted on Halloween.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby TheOcho » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:09 pm

mistermister wrote:called earlier this week to discuss something with my application and they mentioned they are "so far behind" this year. After checking my file, I was told I had not been reviewed yet and probably won't be until after next week at the earliest. It's going to be a while.

btw- I submitted on Halloween.


This news is not pleasing.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby JakeL » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:55 pm

C'mon ND, get on it!!!

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby tomwelling » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:23 pm

theantiscalia wrote:
The "Why ND?" essay is critical. If you didn't send one in, then do so... they're very friendly and I'm sure they'll let you add it to the file. They're also very into ethics and leadership ("different kind of lawyer") so try to brag up any such items in your applications.

Hope that helps!


For what its worth: I didn't do the Why ND? essay, applied late (in mid-February), and still got in with half scholarship (current 2L, so this was in 2009).

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby bball25 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:18 pm

What were your numbers and how long did it take for them to get back to you?

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby SrLaw » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:53 pm

167/3.4 here. I will be applying on Monday as I am still working on some small aspects of the app.

ND is in my top 2 so I am hoping for some good news.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby BlueDiamond » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:13 pm

SrLaw wrote:167/3.4 here. I will be applying on Monday as I am still working on some small aspects of the app.

ND is in my top 2 so I am hoping for some good news.


same here but I'm 165/3.74 so hoping my gpa can make up for the lower LSAT

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby JKill01 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:21 pm

Is there any way to fill out the optional financial information page after they have your ap? I submitted my ap months ago now (haven't heard back...) but didn't fill out the page, thinking I would have time later once I heard back. I've been reading the website and it says that's the main way to be qualified for need-based aid, but don't see any way to dl the form...

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:45 am

JKill01 wrote:Is there any way to fill out the optional financial information page after they have your ap? I submitted my ap months ago now (haven't heard back...) but didn't fill out the page, thinking I would have time later once I heard back. I've been reading the website and it says that's the main way to be qualified for need-based aid, but don't see any way to dl the form...

Damn, I didn't fill that out either...the way it sounded on the application, it was for those in serious financial straits, which isn't really me. But that doesn't mean I still couldn't benefit from need-based aid, and was counting on at least something. Hoping we can still get it do it later if need be.

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Re: Notre Dame 2014 applicants

Postby chihuahua12 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:08 pm

Just submitted my app today. Didn't write a "why" essay but incorporate why into my PS. Hope it's good enough...




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