Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:51 pm

Pless wrote:
Snape wrote:Hello,

Are the ED applications typically less competitive as a whole because it is normally more of a reach for students? I just noticed the acceptance rate of the numbers that you provided was lower quite a bit lower than U of I's rate last cycle.

Thank you for posting


That is part of the reason. The other is that each year it gets a little harder to get in.


:shock:
I'll be okay...(to self) I am a special snowflake, I am a special snowflake...

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby gdizz01 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:02 am

Dean Pless,

I saw that earlier in the thread, you recommended that someone who wanted to submit a supplemental essay after going complete should e-mail it for inclusion in their file. I am in the batch of early completes that you have just started reviewing, but I too regret not including some information in my file. Is it too late for me to submit a supplemental statement?

Thank you very much (although knowing that being sub-median on both quantitative metrics gives one a near impossible chance of admission as a non-URM has pretty thoroughly bursted my bubble- I figure it couldnt hurt :))

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby bergg007 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:27 am

Thirteen wrote:
Pless wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:PS: Are you a Bears' fan?


Yes.


Niners are still better 8)



TITCR!!!!!!!!!! Go Niners! 3-6... but go niners!

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:00 am

Do you expect this cycle to be as brutal as last year?

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:49 pm

gdizz01 wrote:Dean Pless,

I saw that earlier in the thread, you recommended that someone who wanted to submit a supplemental essay after going complete should e-mail it for inclusion in their file. I am in the batch of early completes that you have just started reviewing, but I too regret not including some information in my file. Is it too late for me to submit a supplemental statement?

Thank you very much (although knowing that being sub-median on both quantitative metrics gives one a near impossible chance of admission as a non-URM has pretty thoroughly bursted my bubble- I figure it couldnt hurt :))


If you think that there is something additional that we should know before making a decision, you should definitely send in an addendum.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Pless » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:49 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Do you expect this cycle to be as brutal as last year?


Was the last cycle brutal?

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby chrisbru » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:39 pm

I'm complete as of 11/11, can't wait for it to go in review! This is one of my top choice schools... I want a state school in the midwest, so Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa are my hopes.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:51 pm

chrisbru wrote:I'm complete as of 11/11, can't wait for it to go in review! This is one of my top choice schools... I want a state school in the midwest, so Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa are my hopes.

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Hmm I thought you just said in the Colorado thread it was one of your top choices?

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby JakeL » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:58 pm

Barbie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:I'm complete as of 11/11, can't wait for it to go in review! This is one of my top choice schools... I want a state school in the midwest, so Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa are my hopes.

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Hmm I thought you just said in the Colorado thread it was one of your top choices?


Why the hate?

Regardless, looking forward to hearing back from Illinois.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Chants » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:04 pm

Barbie = future gunner.

The call out did make me laugh though.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby TT09 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:04 pm

brokenwindows wrote:
Barbie wrote:
Hmm I thought you just said in the Colorado thread it was one of your top choices?


Yikes! No need to throw someone under the bus.


Haha, yeah, that was cold-blooded.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:07 pm

Didn't he say it was one of his top choices? There can be more than one top choice...

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:09 pm

TT09 wrote:
brokenwindows wrote:
Barbie wrote:
Hmm I thought you just said in the Colorado thread it was one of your top choices?


Yikes! No need to throw someone under the bus.


Haha, yeah, that was cold-blooded.


Whaaat? Sorry :(
I guess I just get aggrivated when people run around to every thread and call each school on of their "top choices" or something like that. It's okay if a school isn't your top choice :) My baaaaad! Sheesh.

and ohme...: Sure, a top choice, or two, but that would make 4 haha. Most people only apply to a handful of schools or so, half of them can be your top choice?

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:10 pm

Barbie wrote:
TT09 wrote:
brokenwindows wrote:
Barbie wrote:
Hmm I thought you just said in the Colorado thread it was one of your top choices?


Yikes! No need to throw someone under the bus.


Haha, yeah, that was cold-blooded.


Whaaat? Sorry :(
I guess I just get aggrivated when people run around to every thread and call each school their "#1 choice" or something like that. It's okay if a school isn't your top choice :) My baaaaad! Sheesh.


That was pretty bad lol...but you're still one of my favs around here so... :D

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Jackson Pollock » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:11 pm

That's one of the lowest blows I've seen outside of the lounge....

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:12 pm

For law gunners you guys are super sensitive. I call 'em like I see 'em! Plus, I said sorry!!

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby TT09 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:13 pm

Barbie wrote:For law gunners you guys are super sensitive. I call 'em like I see 'em! Plus, I said sorry!!


It's all good, Barbie. 8)

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:14 pm

TT09 wrote:
Barbie wrote:For law gunners you guys are super sensitive. I call 'em like I see 'em! Plus, I said sorry!!


It's all good, Barbie. 8)


+1

Though I did get a pretty good :lol:

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby romothesavior » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:17 pm

Geez, everybody take a chill pill. You can have a few "top choices." And I don't think Pless is petty enough to track down who this dude is and ding him because he has another school he wants to go to as well. For the majority of applicants to any given school, that school is not their top choice.

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:18 pm

romothesavior wrote:Geez, everybody take a chill pill. You can have a few "top choices." And I don't think Pless is petty enough to track down who this dude is and ding him because he has another school he wants to go to as well. For the majority of applicants to any given school, that school is not their top choice.


I agree. Its okay to admit it :)

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby chrisbru » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:35 pm

You're right... I guess I consider top choices my top 5. Illinois is in my top 3, and adding Colorado and Kansas make it 5 :-)

Colorado is kind of an outlier, because it's farther away from home then I want to be... But I'm a snowboarder at heart, so I can justify a 10 hour drive to see my family if I can be a 2 hour drive from my favorite resorts!

I like your attention to detail and your attitude, Barbie. Maybe I'll base my decision on either
A) Going to school WITH you so we can butt heads in class daily or
B) Avoid you altogether

:-D

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:41 pm

chrisbru wrote:You're right... I guess I consider top choices my top 5. Illinois is in my top 3, and adding Colorado and Kansas make it 5 :-)

Colorado is kind of an outlier, because it's farther away from home then I want to be... But I'm a snowboarder at heart, so I can justify a 10 hour drive to see my family if I can be a 2 hour drive from my favorite resorts!

I like your attention to detail and your attitude, Barbie. Maybe I'll base my decision on either
A) Going to school WITH you so we can butt heads in class daily or
B) Avoid you altogether

:-D


You're pretty spot-on in that. People either love me or hate me :D

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:53 pm

Barbie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:You're right... I guess I consider top choices my top 5. Illinois is in my top 3, and adding Colorado and Kansas make it 5 :-)

Colorado is kind of an outlier, because it's farther away from home then I want to be... But I'm a snowboarder at heart, so I can justify a 10 hour drive to see my family if I can be a 2 hour drive from my favorite resorts!

I like your attention to detail and your attitude, Barbie. Maybe I'll base my decision on either
A) Going to school WITH you so we can butt heads in class daily or
B) Avoid you altogether

:-D


You're pretty spot-on in that. People either love me or hate me :D


+ 1

We should go to school together. We would get along famously lol

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Postby Barbie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:54 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:
Barbie wrote:You're pretty spot-on in that. People either love me or hate me :D


+ 1

We should go to school together. We would get along famously lol


Dean Pless-
This could be your c/o 2014. Interested? :D :D :D




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