Ohio State 2011 Applicants

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SherlockHolmes
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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby SherlockHolmes » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:38 am

Still no word from Ohio State. I have been IR since 1/4. Almost to the point of calling admissions to see if they can tell me anything.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:02 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:Still no word from Ohio State. I have been IR since 1/4. Almost to the point of calling admissions to see if they can tell me anything.

I would call if I were you.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby TommyK » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:20 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Still no word from Ohio State. I have been IR since 1/4. Almost to the point of calling admissions to see if they can tell me anything.

I would call if I were you.


I don't see why. They indicate on the status checker that it will be 6-8 weeks. Right now it has been 7 weeks.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:Still no word from Ohio State. I have been IR since 1/4. Almost to the point of calling admissions to see if they can tell me anything.



If you call and they give you any good info, please let me know.

I went UR on Jan 14, so I figured I would call them on March 14th if I hadn't heard anything. That's my plan.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby SherlockHolmes » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:33 pm

dans1006 wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Still no word from Ohio State. I have been IR since 1/4. Almost to the point of calling admissions to see if they can tell me anything.



If you call and they give you any good info, please let me know.

I went UR on Jan 14, so I figured I would call them on March 14th if I hadn't heard anything. That's my plan.


I plan to wait until at least March 4th. If I end up calling I'll be sure to relay what they say.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby chalhou1 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:51 pm

I have been in review since December the 27th. I'm a reach (158, 3.78) but should it be taking this long? or call asap?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:51 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:
dans1006 wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Still no word from Ohio State. I have been IR since 1/4. Almost to the point of calling admissions to see if they can tell me anything.



If you call and they give you any good info, please let me know.

I went UR on Jan 14, so I figured I would call them on March 14th if I hadn't heard anything. That's my plan.


I plan to wait until at least March 4th. If I end up calling I'll be sure to relay what they say.



Thanks Holmes. You should be right in the target zone to hear something this week or by early next week. I'll be standing by to hear your decision and since we have similiar numbers, I'll probably take whatever they say to you as a good indication on my chances.

I would love to hear something soon enough to go to the first ASW but my guess is that isn't going to happen. :(

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:01 pm

chalhou1 wrote:I have been in review since December the 27th. I'm a reach (158, 3.78) but should it be taking this long? or call asap?



If i was in your shoes I would have called already but thats because I'm kind of neurotic. Still, you hear these stories about people calling and then coincidentally they get their rejection the next day. Could be coincidence or could be that admissions folks don't like when people call.

Like I said, I would've called already because I can't deal with the suspense, but if you're in somewhere you wouldn't mind going and you're just hoping for the possibility of a last minute acceptance from your reach school, perhaps you should just plan as if you're going to your top acceptance and if OSU throws you a spot in March or April, you just figure you're out a seat deposit. That's what i'm doing with my reach. That is as long as I don't get too neurotic about it and call...

But if you call and they tell you anything, PLEASE POST and let us know how it goes and if they give you any good info (like that they're not making any decisions until after the ASW).

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby mcubberly » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:51 pm

clearfire wrote: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?



OSU has a "no negotiation" policy. I attempted with two better offers from higher ranked Midwestern schools, and I'm not sure if they even looked at it, to be honest. They just said they don't negotiate.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby lifestooquick » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:23 pm

mcubberly wrote:
clearfire wrote: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?



OSU has a "no negotiation" policy. I attempted with two better offers from higher ranked Midwestern schools, and I'm not sure if they even looked at it, to be honest. They just said they don't negotiate.

That sucks :( Especially if it ends up meaning you and Lwoods won't be at OSU :cry:

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby keeran23 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:42 pm

Anyone attending the April 15-16 visitation weekend? A combination of exams and waiting on other schools' acceptances made March a no go.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby charcop » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:32 pm

dans1006 wrote:
chalhou1 wrote:I have been in review since December the 27th. I'm a reach (158, 3.78) but should it be taking this long? or call asap?



If i was in your shoes I would have called already but thats because I'm kind of neurotic. Still, you hear these stories about people calling and then coincidentally they get their rejection the next day. Could be coincidence or could be that admissions folks don't like when people call.

Like I said, I would've called already because I can't deal with the suspense, but if you're in somewhere you wouldn't mind going and you're just hoping for the possibility of a last minute acceptance from your reach school, perhaps you should just plan as if you're going to your top acceptance and if OSU throws you a spot in March or April, you just figure you're out a seat deposit. That's what i'm doing with my reach. That is as long as I don't get too neurotic about it and call...

But if you call and they tell you anything, PLEASE POST and let us know how it goes and if they give you any good info (like that they're not making any decisions until after the ASW).


Crossing my fingers for you dans! Would love to have you part of the class :)

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:07 pm

Ding via email :-/

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:15 pm

NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


Sorry NC... Well perhaps I will receive some closure today too.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:20 pm

dans1006 wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


Sorry NC... Well perhaps I will receive some closure today too.


Yeah, that is basically the way I am thinking of it. At least I won't obsess over checking my status checker now. lol

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby RTS83 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:43 pm

NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


So sorry :(

Your numbers would seem to be pretty strong for OSU. Wonder what gives?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby charcop » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:21 pm

RTS83 wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


So sorry :(

Your numbers would seem to be pretty strong for OSU. Wonder what gives?



I totally agree :? Everybody with a 165 and at least 3.15 got in according to LSN so i'm blown away why you wouldn't :(

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby chalhou1 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:45 pm

Yeah I will let you guys know if I call. If I don't hear anything by Monday, I will give them a call. I expect to get rejected but it would be nice to at least get a decision

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:14 pm

charcop wrote:
RTS83 wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


So sorry :(

Your numbers would seem to be pretty strong for OSU. Wonder what gives?



I totally agree :? Everybody with a 165 and at least 3.15 got in according to LSN so i'm blown away why you wouldn't :(


Maybe at this point they are only accepting those they feel will actually go there. All the other schools I applied to are in the Mid-Atlantic region. I have no ties to Ohio... Other than that I can't see why, if it is based on numbers why I was dinged, but I'm not terribly sad about it. Just helps me narrow my choices.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:12 pm

chalhou1 wrote:Yeah I will let you guys know if I call. If I don't hear anything by Monday, I will give them a call. I expect to get rejected but it would be nice to at least get a decision


Best of luck! I look forward to hearing what they say.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby Notor » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:10 pm

charcop wrote:
RTS83 wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


So sorry :(

Your numbers would seem to be pretty strong for OSU. Wonder what gives?



I totally agree :? Everybody with a 165 and at least 3.15 got in according to LSN so i'm blown away why you wouldn't :(

Moritz is retaining all the really strong in-state kids, that's why, and their classes are getting stronger number-wise. When you have a 167/3.8 and could go to Vandy and pay $70k a year, or go to Moritz as an Ohio resident and pay $25k a year (and that's liberal), what do you think most people would choose? Moritz also has a 2.5 scholarship stipulation for the half-tuition scholarships, which is very generous. OSU also seems to not like splitters.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby dans1006 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:36 am

Notor wrote:
charcop wrote:
RTS83 wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Ding via email :-/


So sorry :(

Your numbers would seem to be pretty strong for OSU. Wonder what gives?



I totally agree :? Everybody with a 165 and at least 3.15 got in according to LSN so i'm blown away why you wouldn't :(

Moritz is retaining all the really strong in-state kids, that's why, and their classes are getting stronger number-wise. When you have a 167/3.8 and could go to Vandy and pay $70k a year, or go to Moritz as an Ohio resident and pay $25k a year (and that's liberal), what do you think most people would choose? Moritz also has a 2.5 scholarship stipulation for the half-tuition scholarships, which is very generous. OSU also seems to not like splitters.


I don't understand what you mean by splitters?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby RTS83 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:34 am

Splitters are people who's LSAT is much higher than their GPA would indicate they are capable of scoring.

EX: 171/3.0

Reverse splitters are those who have an LSAT much lower than one would expect from their GPA.

EX: 154/3.9

Northwestern is a prime example of a school that loves splitters. You get a 170+ and unless you absolutely tanked undergrad you will get a pretty good look. OSU draws a hard line on numbers for GPA and LSAT.

As for keeping the in-state kids? You're totally right. Thousands upon thousands of people take the test here (as I assume it is in every state) its only natural to want to recruit people who value what OSU has to offer: Midwest/Ohio job prospects.

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby cj2k14 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:27 am

I was accepted just over a week ago! Hoping I get some paperwork in the mail soon about some ASW action. How long was it from your acceptance until you received hard copy information from OSU?

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Re: Ohio State 2011 Applicants

Postby RTS83 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:32 pm

cj2k14 wrote:I was accepted just over a week ago! Hoping I get some paperwork in the mail soon about some ASW action. How long was it from your acceptance until you received hard copy information from OSU?


My status checker says it was mailed out the day of my decision (2/11) but nothing has come here. Wonder if they sent it to my parents' house? I feel like they would have told me...




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