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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:20 am
by bergg007
just hours now...

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:45 am
by kk19131
I'm predicting another waitlist for myself.... 8)

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:06 am
by chrisbru
kk19131 wrote:I'm predicting another waitlist for myself.... 8)


I'm predicting my first waitlists from both Minnesota and Illinois tomorrow... Hopefully Dean Pless will pleasantly surprise me though!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:42 am
by MBZags
I'm rooting for you, Chris, we could use some more people from WA around here. Good luck!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:52 am
by kk19131
Soon? :shock:

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:54 am
by pinkzebra
I sure hope so! Ahhhh! :shock:

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:55 am
by Bildungsroman
Every time someone pushes this to the top of "view active posts" I think Dean Pless has posted that decisions are going out.

And now I'm doing it too! :o

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:00 am
by kad1026
Bildungsroman wrote:Every time someone pushes this to the top of "view active posts" I think Dean Pless has posted that decisions are going out.

And now I'm doing it too! :o

+1


the chain won't end!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:01 am
by Lwoods
kk19131 wrote:Soon? :shock:


Give 'em time... it's just now 9am in Illinois!

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Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:02 am
by Barbie
Lwoods wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Soon? :shock:


Give 'em time... it's not just now 9am in Illinois!

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I got mine... 2 minutes from now last week. Not to go against the give him time, but be excited!! yay good luck yall!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:25 am
by Pless
Patience is a virtue.
Decisions will be coming out in a few minutes. 75 Admits, 168 Denys, 48 Offers to the Wait List. Good luck to everyone!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:27 am
by kk19131
I'm IN!!!!!!

Thank you so much!!!!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:29 am
by pinkzebra
In with 40k a year!!!!!! :D

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:29 am
by Bildungsroman
Pless wrote:Patience is a virtue.
Decisions will be coming out in a few minutes. 75 Admits, 168 Denys, 48 Offers to the Wait List. Good luck to everyone!


Dean Pless,

We're not impatient, just enthusiastic. :mrgreen:

-bils

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:30 am
by krad
pinkzebra wrote:In with 40k a year!!!!!! :D


Wow congrats!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:35 am
by pinkzebra
krad wrote:
pinkzebra wrote:In with 40k a year!!!!!! :D


Wow congrats!

Thanks!!! And thank you Dean Pless!!!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:07 pm
by Magnifique1908
Congrats guys!!!

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:45 pm
by credence023
Dean Pless,

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. Firstly, is there a difference between being placed on hold for a second review and being waitlisted? If so, what is the difference? Secondly, how long would you say someone on average is held on the waitlist?

Thank you again.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:59 pm
by chrisbru
Offered a spot on the waitlist.

Thanks for being so transparent, Dean Pless. It was nice being able to keep track of the process for at least one school.

Congrats to the class of 2014, you will all have a great time at UIUC I'm sure! Good luck to you all.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:01 pm
by krad
So should we gather a quick list of who all will be anxiously awaiting the next batch on 1/7 along with me? Sorry if this is too much of a derailing, let me know and I'll move it.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:04 pm
by Pless
credence023 wrote:Dean Pless,

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. Firstly, is there a difference between being placed on hold for a second review and being waitlisted? If so, what is the difference? Secondly, how long would you say someone on average is held on the waitlist?

Thank you again.

Email me directly and I can figure out where you are in the process. We don't have a different status, but I want to make sure that your file is correct.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:17 pm
by credence023
Pless wrote:
credence023 wrote:Dean Pless,

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. Firstly, is there a difference between being placed on hold for a second review and being waitlisted? If so, what is the difference? Secondly, how long would you say someone on average is held on the waitlist?

Thank you again.

Email me directly and I can figure out where you are in the process. We don't have a different status, but I want to make sure that your file is correct.


Thank you for your prompt response. I have sent you an e-mail.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:27 pm
by Pless
Just want to let you know that if you opt on to our Wait List it will take about a week for your status change to be reflected on the online status checker. The two systems aren't linked and it is a manual process.

Also, I am trying really hard not to post on any other threads so I will just throw this out here.

I don't yield protect. Ever.

This thread doesn't have to be the "How wonderful Illinois is" thread. Please feel free to ask me any question about Illinois or our process that you want. I won't hold it against you, promise.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:14 pm
by laughsalot06
Dean Pless,

I was wondering if you advise admitted students to only attend the specified Admitted Students Days or if visiting the school on their own can give them a similar experience.

I will be in the batch of decisions released (12/7), and if accepted (fingers crossed), I would like to visit within the next week. I'm from Illinois, but go to school out-of-state and for traveling purposes, it would easier for me to visit when I'm home on winter break.

Thanks for your help, and to add to the chorus, I really appreciate your transparency and open communication.

Re: Illinois Class of 2014 (With Dean Pless)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:17 pm
by Barbie
laughsalot06 wrote:Dean Pless,

I was wondering if you advise admitted students to only attend the specified Admitted Students Days or if visiting the school on their own can give them a similar experience.

I will be in the batch of decisions released (12/7), and if accepted (fingers crossed), I would like to visit within the next week. I'm from Illinois, but go to school out-of-state and for traveling purposes, it would easier for me to visit when I'm home on winter break.

Thanks for your help, and to add to the chorus, I really appreciate your transparency and open communication.


I called and asked the same question, and after speaking with someone on the admissions staff I decided to go up there myself. I'm going the end of January (hoping to see snow for the first time since I was 10!) and they give tours, you can sit in on a class, and *hopefully* meet with Dean Pless. I am purchasing my plane ticket tonight!