UCLA? 2011

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r6_philly
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:42 pm

tlabrum3 wrote:i need a bit of advice. I have a 3.41/167 with good softs and want to go to ucla. Here's the dilemma: I received a grade 2 concussion 3 days before the exam and clearly had some lingering affects (which the doctors warned that I wouldnt do my best), but I took the test anyway so I'd have the option of applying ED. I did well on 3 of the sections but the reading, for obvious reasons, killed me. I put the concussion explanation in the special section on the application to explain any blemishes on the record. I feel confident that I could fairly easily score a 170 or 171 (my max has been 173) under normal circumstances in december. here's the question, do I retake in December and apply the day i get my scores back or apply early decision with the 167?

thanks for the help.


I think you should retake. If you did not perform to the same level, you can surely do better next time. That said, I have had a bunch of concussions, I am not sure if 2 months is a long enough time to recover, you may still be not so "clear" by then. Actually you may digress with brain injuries. But if you do score a 172 or more, maybe you would have more choices above UCLA or money elsewhere so do you want to rob yourself of the possibility. Besides, you are below both medians right now, I don't think your chances are good anyway.

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LawLucy
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby LawLucy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:55 am

Knock..did you apply ED?

I am sending out my application tomorrow and am torn if I should apply ED.

anyone? thoughts?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby RIPmitchhedberg » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:12 am

123xalady wrote:
RIPmitchhedberg wrote:I applied in mid-September and already got an email two weeks ago saying that I'm in. Schwartz first called my mom's house (I am living abroad right now but the application didn't accept international numbers) and the conversation went something like this:
Schwartz: Hi, is your daughter home?
Mom: (surprised since nobody ever uses that number, especially men his age calling for me) Nooo, she actually doesn't live here anymore. Are you a friend of hers? I can pass along a message.
Schwartz: Ummm, kind of. My name is Rob Schwartz and I'm calling from UCLA. I have to her about something regarding her application. Does she still use her gmail account?
Mom: Oh okay. Yes she does. Have a nice day, Bob.

I was really shocked to find out so early, since my numbers were 3.6/169 (but I took the LSAT 3 times). Anyway, I'm really excited because UCLA is one of my top choices.


HAha that is hilarious. Congrats on the acceptance. It must be a huge relief. I've been looking over people's cycles on LSN, and it makes my stomach turn to see how many got decisions in late April and/or emerged from Waitlisted territory in July or August.

Also, great screen name. Love Mitch Hedberg.



Haha thanks, for the congratulations and the SN compliment (my friends didn't understand it).

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby cigrainger » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:32 pm

So no movement since last week's trickle? When should the first big wave go out?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby adamdroog » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:34 pm

cigrainger wrote:So no movement since last week's trickle? When should the first big wave go out?

My guess is that we will start to see a lot more decisions in the next week or so.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby kak5n » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:39 pm

LSAC says my report was sent out 10/23 but I still haven't received any indication from UCLA that they have received it/that it is complete,etc. Is this normal? How long should I wait before contacting them?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby supahstahxruv » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:00 pm

I submitted 10/25 and received an email 10/26 indicating that my file was complete.. are there any other app materials that they might be waiting on?

kak5n
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby kak5n » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:22 pm

supahstahxruv wrote:I submitted 10/25 and received an email 10/26 indicating that my file was complete.. are there any other app materials that they might be waiting on?


I don't think so... I submitted everything all at once... so confused! I think I will give them a call.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:29 pm

supahstahxruv wrote:I submitted 10/25 and received an email 10/26 indicating that my file was complete.. are there any other app materials that they might be waiting on?


Wait why are you concerned? They already e-mailed you saying your file is complete...

edit: this is more clear
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby supahstahxruv » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:33 pm

sorry, i probably should have used quotations. i meant to respond to kak5n's post in regards to not getting a response from UCLA after submitting the app. =)

hipstermafia wrote:
kak5n wrote:
supahstahxruv wrote:I submitted 10/25 and received an email 10/26 indicating that my file was complete.. are there any other app materials that they might be waiting on?


I don't think so... I submitted everything all at once... so confused! I think I will give them a call.


Wait why are you concerned? They already e-mailed you saying your file is complete...

edit: directed to supahstah

kak5n
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby kak5n » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:35 pm

haha if you're responding to me, I haven't received any indication from UCLA that they have my file at all. The only confirmation I have is that LSAC says my application was transmitted.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:39 pm

kak5n wrote:haha if you're responding to me, I haven't received any indication from UCLA that they have my file at all. The only confirmation I have is that LSAC says my application was transmitted.


nope sorry, was directed at supahstah

lulu12
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby lulu12 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:49 pm

Wait, I'm confused now. I submitted 10/26, and I haven't received any emails confirming my submission yet. Should I be worrying?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby TheOcho » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:45 pm

lulu12 wrote:Wait, I'm confused now. I submitted 10/26, and I haven't received any emails confirming my submission yet. Should I be worrying?


I have the same question, just because I've heard that some schools aren't that great about notifying you of your status at various times. All of my applications "reports" from LSAC have been sent, accept Notre Dame. I have received a few e-mails with info for status checkers and stuff, but nothing from UCLA yet.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Hannibal » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:47 pm

Got an email from UCLA saying thanks for my app and they'll keep in touch. I feel so loved :)

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:50 pm

Applying here as well. Good luck all.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby TheOcho » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:58 pm

TheOcho wrote:
lulu12 wrote:Wait, I'm confused now. I submitted 10/26, and I haven't received any emails confirming my submission yet. Should I be worrying?


I have the same question, just because I've heard that some schools aren't that great about notifying you of your status at various times. All of my applications "reports" from LSAC have been sent, accept Notre Dame. I have received a few e-mails with info for status checkers and stuff, but nothing from UCLA yet.


Scratch that. E-mail confirming my application is complete. Awesome.

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LawLucy
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby LawLucy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:50 pm

Hannibal wrote:Got an email from UCLA saying thanks for my app and they'll keep in touch. I feel so loved :)



LOL...
That is half the battle...even a smidgy email saying they got our 'package' is better than nothing!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:21 am

It's definitely not half the battle, GI Joe.

half the battle will be them accepting me. The other half will be paying for the school.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby bleedblue » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:25 am

Is UCLA ever going to start calling again?! I hate how I'm 3 hours ahead of them so I have to wait til 8 to give up on receiving a Cali phone call.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:26 am

just submitted. I'm excited.

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beachbum
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby beachbum » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:21 pm

Submitted a couple days ago and got the application received/complete e-mails. Just so I'm not missing anything- there's no status checker, correct?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby tlsuser » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:23 pm

beachbum wrote:Submitted a couple days ago and got the application received/complete e-mails. Just so I'm not missing anything- there's no status checker, correct?


Correct. No status checker.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby dodgerboy86 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:57 pm

Dang it, hurry up UCLA! ED'd, so yeah, it'd be nice to know if I'm getting in so I can ED somewhere else if I don't get in ... ug, anxiety!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby LawLucy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:27 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:It's definitely not half the battle, GI Joe.

half the battle will be them accepting me. The other half will be paying for the school.


no need to be sensitive. we could all use a vicoden and a shot of Patron right about now.




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