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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:31 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Wait.. Im confused. Chicago doesn't make decisions until late Dec. Why would it affect his scholarship chances to wait til early to mid november?? Have you all heard that scholarship decisions are made as they review individual applications and sent out with admit decisions?

If applications are reviewed in the order of completion; scholarships may well be also. The point is, we don't know, and $75 is worth it, IMO, to give yourself the best possible chance at a scholarship.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby oxford_don » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:03 pm

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Knock » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:32 pm

oxford_don wrote:Just submitted, let the waiting begin....


Same, submitted last week though

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby 4102011 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:01 pm

I applied on the 10th, complete on the 11th. Am already freaking out. :(

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:06 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Wait.. Im confused. Chicago doesn't make decisions until late Dec. Why would it affect his scholarship chances to wait til early to mid november?? Have you all heard that scholarship decisions are made as they review individual applications and sent out with admit decisions?


I am suspicious that they actually make a lot of regular decision decisions, as well as scholarship decisions, as the months pass as they come in from Sept through Dec, but just wait to release these decisions until after early decision is over. I believe UChicago releases scholarship decisions along with admissions decisions (someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby oxford_don » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:10 pm

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:28 pm

oxford_don wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Wait.. Im confused. Chicago doesn't make decisions until late Dec. Why would it affect his scholarship chances to wait til early to mid november?? Have you all heard that scholarship decisions are made as they review individual applications and sent out with admit decisions?


I am suspicious that they actually make a lot of regular decision decisions, as well as scholarship decisions, as the months pass as they come in from Sept through Dec, but just wait to release these decisions until after early decision is over. I believe UChicago releases scholarship decisions along with admissions decisions (someone correct me if I'm wrong.)


I think this is right. I have a coworker who is a recent Chicago grad who said that he was told by someone in admissions that if he had applied earlier (he applied in december), he would have gotten $$$.


Ehh that still would require knowing if he was in the first batch of decisions or later batches before a conclusion can really be drawn. I never even thought about this though. I guess I kind of assumed the whole point of them doing decisions so late was so they could get an idea of the applicant pool and then distribute money accordingly. Seems a top 5/6 school would expect way too many super strong applicants to distribute money chronologically like that.

Regardless, glad I got my app in early in case you guys are right..

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby 4102011 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:32 pm

I stalked LSN, and there are clear divisions in terms of when you hear back in terms of when you submitted. Pre-Oct you can hear back in late December, in Oct last year before the LSAT scores were released you heard back the third week of January, and after that you had a shot of either that same time in January or a couple weeks later in February.

So the release dates pretty much correspond to when you submit. Though I have no idea about scholly stuff.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Emma. » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:53 am

Last year I submitted at the very beginning of November. I was accepted at the start of February and heard about financial aid a few weeks later.

Not sure how the new Rubenstein scholarships will be given out this year, or how that'll shake up the admissions cycle.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby kk19131 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:57 am

I've been under review since September.... :(

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby jcd178 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:11 pm

Same here. I was excited for awhile, but I've slowly come to terms with the fact that it's just going to take till December regardless.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby cigrainger » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:44 pm

Add me to the 'under review since September' group -- submitted 9/21, complete 9/22, under review 9/30.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:38 am

Just submitted. hip hip hooray! Chicago has been my dream school for three years.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby dbrddr » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:52 am

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby trudat15 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:20 pm

Submitted a few days ago, ED. Excited/terrified of Dec.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby purduepete2011 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:23 pm

just submitted also. now what do i do with the extra time? not composing applications creates quite a void...

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Calla Lily » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:29 pm

Submitted on Monday. Also...I accidentally left out the hrs/wk on the resume (yeah, I know, I am an idiot :oops: ). Think I should let it ride or try to e-mail them the copy with hrs/wk? I guess I should contact them to ask...I am just trying to take the least damaging route.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:34 pm

Calla Lily wrote:Submitted on Monday. Also...I accidentally left out the hrs/wk on the resume (yeah, I know, I am an idiot :oops: ). Think I should let it ride or try to e-mail them the copy with hrs/wk? I guess I should contact them to ask...I am just trying to take the least damaging route.


Ehh I did the same thing.. didnt even notice they asked until you said something.. uh oh

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Calla Lily » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:36 pm

Think it is a big deal? Don't want to call and point it out if it isn't. Hmm....Eskimo, where are you? Given me some insight on your love, Chicago!

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Knock » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:39 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
Calla Lily wrote:Submitted on Monday. Also...I accidentally left out the hrs/wk on the resume (yeah, I know, I am an idiot :oops: ). Think I should let it ride or try to e-mail them the copy with hrs/wk? I guess I should contact them to ask...I am just trying to take the least damaging route.


Ehh I did the same thing.. didnt even notice they asked until you said something.. uh oh


I did the same thing. I don't think it's a huge deal. I think it's one of those things where they are looking for a reason if say your gpa is a little low. You can provide one if you worked a lot of hours during the school year. But if you don't include hours they'll just assume it wasn't an intensive job.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby arism87 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:41 pm

Knockglock wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
Calla Lily wrote:Submitted on Monday. Also...I accidentally left out the hrs/wk on the resume (yeah, I know, I am an idiot :oops: ). Think I should let it ride or try to e-mail them the copy with hrs/wk? I guess I should contact them to ask...I am just trying to take the least damaging route.


Ehh I did the same thing.. didnt even notice they asked until you said something.. uh oh


I did the same thing. I don't think it's a huge deal.


me toooo damn, the bad thing about applying so early is that you have plenty of time to find/agonize over your mistakes :(

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby dbrddr » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:53 pm

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby jd2014! » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:27 pm

arism87 wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
Calla Lily wrote:Submitted on Monday. Also...I accidentally left out the hrs/wk on the resume (yeah, I know, I am an idiot :oops: ). Think I should let it ride or try to e-mail them the copy with hrs/wk? I guess I should contact them to ask...I am just trying to take the least damaging route.


Ehh I did the same thing.. didnt even notice they asked until you said something.. uh oh


I did the same thing. I don't think it's a huge deal.


me toooo damn, the bad thing about applying so early is that you have plenty of time to find/agonize over your mistakes :(



I doubt that would be the deciding factor of whether you get in or not. My guess is that many people forget to do that- and that maybe they consider it a plus if you pay more attention to details and follow the directions? At least this is what I am hoping, as I left out hrs/week too. Wishful thinking perhaps but I think it would be crazy if they filled a class based upon who included "hrs/wk" in their resumes, no?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby thecilent » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:43 pm

Wait. Where did they ask for hrs/week on res?

Edit: Oh. I see now. Who actually reads the instructions like that for every app? Wooops.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Calla Lily » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:45 pm

It was on the website, where it describes the application components, but it wasn't actually listed on the application itself.

ETA: Also listed in the school's instructions/checklist for their LSAC application
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