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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:46 am
by 313D313
Anyone going to the admitted students weekend?

I am thinking about attending the one on march 4-5 but i think there is like 3 or 4 other ones.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:42 pm
by dans1006
So here's something I'm wondering about... any input or comments would be appreciated.

Has anyone heard of somebody getting waitlisted at Moritz? I haven't but i've only been on this board for a few weeks. I'm wondering if during the early months, instead of Waitlisting people, they do that thing where they change your Under Review date which basically just puts you back on the bottom of the pile (like a waitlist) and you get looked at again during the next cycle of admissions after they've gone through the next pile.

The reason they might do this is because people who get waitlisted often withdraw their applications either out of despair thinking they're not going to get in or as a matter of ego, they'd prefer to withdraw instead of possibly being rejected. So for those borderline applicants who they want to pass on in the first round of the draft but hope to maybe pick up in the next, its a better strategy than using a waitlist.

Now that could all be a bunch of crap. I don't have any evidence to back it up. Its just a hypothesis. Can anyone disprove this by either having been waitlisted or perhaps having had your UR date updated and then receiving a decision the next week?

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:55 pm
by Lwoods
313D313 wrote:Anyone going to the admitted students weekend?

I am thinking about attending the one on march 4-5 but i think there is like 3 or 4 other ones.


I think a brunch of us, including lifestooquick and me, will be at the March 4-5 ASW.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:58 pm
by Lwoods
dans1006 wrote:So here's something I'm wondering about... any input or comments would be appreciated.

Has anyone heard of somebody getting waitlisted at Moritz? I haven't but i've only been on this board for a few weeks. I'm wondering if during the early months, instead of Waitlisting people, they do that thing where they change your Under Review date which basically just puts you back on the bottom of the pile (like a waitlist) and you get looked at again during the next cycle of admissions after they've gone through the next pile.

The reason they might do this is because people who get waitlisted often withdraw their applications either out of despair thinking they're not going to get in or as a matter of ego, they'd prefer to withdraw instead of possibly being rejected. So for those borderline applicants who they want to pass on in the first round of the draft but hope to maybe pick up in the next, its a better strategy than using a waitlist.

Now that could all be a bunch of crap. I don't have any evidence to back it up. Its just a hypothesis. Can anyone disprove this by either having been waitlisted or perhaps having had your UR date updated and then receiving a decision the next week?


A handful of people on LSN were waitlisted last year, but it does seem to be a smaller WL than most other schools on LSN have:
http://osu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/?whichCycle=1011

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:49 pm
by dans1006
L...

Maybe at the end of the cycle they start a formal waitlist while people are making those final decisions on accepting or withdrawing. Once the application deadline is up they can really start to formalize the hierarchy of a waitlist. I picture them taking the remaining apps, making the offers they want and then taking the rest and stacking them in a the order of most desirable to least desirable. And then as they get a W or two from an admitted, they throw a bone to the next person on top of the waitlist.

I don't know. I'm obsessing about this way too much. I was just really hoping to go the the admitted student weekend at the beginning of March and I think I may just withdraw and send in my seat deposit at UC if I don't hear anything before then. I'm one of those neurotic people who can't deal with limbo. There is still a little bit more time though. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:36 pm
by RTS83
A friend of mine got wait listed last year with a 153 and 3.5. A testament to his amazing softs. I too will be attending the 4-5 ASD.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:33 pm
by lifestooquick
Hi everyone! I was thinking about the March 4-5 ASW...I'm assuming the social event on Friday evening will be at the Barrister's Club. Why don't we all plan on meeting up at the fireplace there??

We could also start a group email to share names/pictures if you'd all like to - what do you think? If we want to, everyone just PM me their emails and I can start it :)

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:07 am
by charcop
lifestooquick wrote:Hi everyone! I was thinking about the March 4-5 ASW...I'm assuming the social event on Friday evening will be at the Barrister's Club. Why don't we all plan on meeting up at the fireplace there??

We could also start a group email to share names/pictures if you'd all like to - what do you think? If we want to, everyone just PM me their emails and I can start it :)



Oh poop I cant make it, but i'll be there in spirit though you old farts :P

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:11 am
by ZRay1229
lifestooquick wrote:Hi everyone! I was thinking about the March 4-5 ASW...I'm assuming the social event on Friday evening will be at the Barrister's Club. Why don't we all plan on meeting up at the fireplace there??

We could also start a group email to share names/pictures if you'd all like to - what do you think? If we want to, everyone just PM me their emails and I can start it :)


Great idea. I just PM'ed you.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:08 am
by lifestooquick
Okay, I'll wait a little while to see if we get more people in on the email plan...just in case people didn't see it...

If you're going to the March 4-5 ASW, PM me your email address to be part of our meetup emails!

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:09 am
by 2014jd
Hey everybody, round 2 of scholarship offers are starting to roll in! I got more than I expected and am very excited. Moritz is looking even better for me now.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:11 am
by lifestooquick
2014jd wrote:Hey everybody, round 2 of scholarship offers are starting to roll in! I got more than I expected and am very excited. Moritz is looking even better for me now.

Awesome! Congrats!

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:11 am
by RTS83
Yup round 2 is out and I'm a part of it :)

Got the 8.5k which, for my numbers, suits me juuuuuuuust fine :)

EDIT: Silly pride moment, 8.5k/yr :oops:

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:16 am
by 2014jd
lifestooquick wrote:
2014jd wrote:Hey everybody, round 2 of scholarship offers are starting to roll in! I got more than I expected and am very excited. Moritz is looking even better for me now.

Awesome! Congrats!


Thanks! And PM'ed you. Looking forward to ASW

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:11 pm
by LS-boundNYC
Does anyone know if they give travel stipends?

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:44 pm
by nicole88
Just received scholarship as well... Moritz Leadership Scholarship for all three years :)

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:12 pm
by Lwoods
charcop wrote:
RTS83 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
I was thinking I might forward the program on to my friend in HR. ...but not until I commit to OSU. :D


How could you turn us down? We are pretty much already a family...



WHAT?! I thought you had already committed to being part of our Moritz Old Farts 2011 family..... :cry:


It would be a pretty poor negotiation tactic if I committed before they responded to my request for more money. ;)

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:17 pm
by akili
Just a heads up, just received a call from a current student!

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:22 pm
by baboon309
lifestooquick wrote:Hi everyone! I was thinking about the March 4-5 ASW...I'm assuming the social event on Friday evening will be at the Barrister's Club. Why don't we all plan on meeting up at the fireplace there??

We could also start a group email to share names/pictures if you'd all like to - what do you think? If we want to, everyone just PM me their emails and I can start it :)


I will be volunteering at Barrister's Club that night cuz It's right next to where I live. Congratz guys.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:46 pm
by 313D313
i heard back from OSU today regarding my scholarship. I received a good scholarship (I THINK??) but I probably need more money to be able to afford attending. Is it wrong if i attend ASW before i figure out if i am attending or not?
I am almost sure i am sold on OSU but money is the major deciding factor even though i am waiting to hear back from a lot of other schools.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:49 pm
by baboon309
313D313 wrote:i heard back from OSU today regarding my scholarship. I received a good scholarship (I THINK??) but I probably need more money to be able to afford attending. Is it wrong if i attend ASW before i figure out if i am attending or not?
I am almost sure i am sold on OSU but money is the major deciding factor even though i am waiting to hear back from a lot of other schools.


No, come enjoy the food!

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:58 pm
by Lwoods
313D313 wrote:i heard back from OSU today regarding my scholarship. I received a good scholarship (I THINK??) but I probably need more money to be able to afford attending. Is it wrong if i attend ASW before i figure out if i am attending or not?
I am almost sure i am sold on OSU but money is the major deciding factor even though i am waiting to hear back from a lot of other schools.


You can definitely go to an ASW before you've decided. A big part of it is the school selling itself to the admitted students.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:24 pm
by mcubberly
No dice on negotiation :( . Have some tough choices to make.

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:08 pm
by clearfire
Does OSU negotiate aid very often? Anyone have success? I've heard they don't give many full rides. Can anyone confirm if they are willing to negotiate at all?

Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:14 am
by TommyK
Rejected 2/22, 2.95/167. I knew I was trouble when I saw somebody on LSN with 2.8/174 rejected. Seems like they have a pretty hard floor of 3.0 gpa. Good luck to all still waiting for decisions.