UCLA? 2011

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mcdonrb
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mcdonrb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:07 pm

r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby LegallyBrunette3 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:08 pm

mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?



Do you mind me asking when you submitted your app?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby akili » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:09 pm

LegallyBrunette3 wrote:
mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?



Do you mind me asking when you submitted your app?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Gotti » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:10 pm

mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?

this is 100% COMPLETELY and absolutely YP. you will get off the WL if you write them a LOCI and say UCLA is your #1 choice. Did you not write a "why UCLA" ?

mcdonrb
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mcdonrb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:11 pm

LegallyBrunette3 wrote:
mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?



Do you mind me asking when you submitted your app?


Can't remember the exact day, but very soon after they started accepting them. Early October at the latest.

Didn't write a "why UCLA," but their essay requirements were so strict (no more than 2 pages, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins) that I figured they didn't want any extra stuff.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:14 pm

mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?


They think you are going to Harvard, or maybe Yale/Stanford depending on how good your app is.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:20 pm

mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?


I am going to write them such a letter. I may even consider sending a paper copy.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:21 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?


I am going to write them such a letter. I may even consider sending a paper copy.


Write it on BerkeleyLaw letterhead.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby akikaze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:28 pm

mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?


Agree; this is blatant yield protection. With those stats, you're looking at maybe even a scholly at Columbia.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Gotti » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:40 pm

mcdonrb wrote:Didn't write a "why UCLA," but their essay requirements were so strict (no more than 2 pages, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins) that I figured they didn't want any extra stuff.


This is why they WL'd you.

Write a LOCI and state that it's your absolute #1 choice (well, if it is...don't lie) & you will most likely get off the WL

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mcdonrb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:43 pm

What are the prospects of financial aid off the waitlist? Does anybody know?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:43 pm

Gotti wrote:
mcdonrb wrote:Didn't write a "why UCLA," but their essay requirements were so strict (no more than 2 pages, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins) that I figured they didn't want any extra stuff.


This is why they WL'd you.

Write a LOCI and state that it's your absolute #1 choice (well, if it is...don't lie) & you will most likely get off the WL


I wrote one.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Gotti » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:44 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Gotti wrote:
mcdonrb wrote:Didn't write a "why UCLA," but their essay requirements were so strict (no more than 2 pages, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins) that I figured they didn't want any extra stuff.


This is why they WL'd you.

Write a LOCI and state that it's your absolute #1 choice (well, if it is...don't lie) & you will most likely get off the WL


I wrote one.

Yeah i have no idea why they WL'd you =\ sorryyyy

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:47 pm

Gotti wrote:
Yeah i have no idea why they WL'd you =\ sorryyyy


Look at my yellow dot, so lonely

http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/?whichCycle=1011

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mcdonrb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:48 pm

r6_philly wrote:
mcdonrb wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Waitlisted just now via email!


Me too. 177/3.7. Out of school for a while, have done some graduate work, but mostly been teaching for about 4 years. Sent in my app in early October. I had really pinned my hopes on UCLA. Got into Texas with $$$, hoping for something similar at UCLA. UCLA was absolutely my first choice school. What does this mean? What could I possibly have done differently? Is it considered bad form to actually call the admissions office and ask what about my application gave them pause about admitting me?


I am going to write them such a letter. I may even consider sending a paper copy.


What are you going to write them?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:50 pm

mcdonrb wrote:What are you going to write them?


I want to know why I was not admitted. Not sarcastically, I really want to know. UCLA is a big deal for me even if I don't attend. I used to be in LA and it was something I wanted to achieve.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Gotti » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:51 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Gotti wrote:
Yeah i have no idea why they WL'd you =\ sorryyyy


Look at my yellow dot, so lonely

http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/?whichCycle=1011

awww. well i'm sure you'll get off the WL if you write a LOCI

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:53 pm

sorry about the WL everyone!

question: I'm going to visit to hopefully give me a boost. do you think i should meet with an admissions counselor while i'm there?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby bdubs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:53 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Gotti wrote:
Yeah i have no idea why they WL'd you =\ sorryyyy


Look at my yellow dot, so lonely

http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/?whichCycle=1011


This guy is also up there with you

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BTL2T14/jd

mcdonrb - Are you a CA resident?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:55 pm

bdubs wrote:This guy is also up there with you

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BTL2T14/jd


Now there is an YP. I am at least in the upper range.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JJDancer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:59 pm

I wish they had a status checker. I'm about to get a heart attack just waiting for UCLA/checking my email. Gaaa!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby tothePAIN » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:07 pm

If I haven't written a Why UCLA should I add one to my file to avoid YP? I'd like to go to UCLA with some money but with my numbers 3.84/171/174, it seems that I'll be YP.

mcdonrb
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mcdonrb » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:18 pm

Not a CA resident. But I'm in Arizona, and would like to be annexed by CA. In all seriousness, though, I have family and friends in SoCal, and would really prefer to live the rest of my life there than in Texas (where I grew up and most of my family is).

R6, I would also like to write/email and ask what I could have done to boost my chance of acceptance, but I don't know how to do so without sounding like a whiny bitch (especially since my first impulse when I read the email was to whine like a bitch). If you send one, would you mind pming me and letting me know what you wrote? I'm thinking I might chill out for a couple of days just so I have some time to think and don't act rashly or say something that I might regret.

In the meantime, I'll add my little yellow dot to the LSN chart and continue to use this board to vent my frustrations and satisfy my neuroses.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby almostfamous » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:51 pm

okay, still no WL, still no rejection, still no acceptance. am i now the earliest person to go complete with no news??

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:53 pm

tothePAIN wrote:If I haven't written a Why UCLA should I add one to my file to avoid YP? I'd like to go to UCLA with some money but with my numbers 3.84/171/174, it seems that I'll be YP.


Couldn't hurt. I would if I were in your position, FWIW.




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