University of Alabama Class of 2014

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ssmith14
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby ssmith14 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:06 pm

This whole wait is KILLING me. I just don't understand why a simple yes or no is so ridiculously complicated. I'm beginning to wonder if I will know before the end of May....and it holds up getting an apartment anywhere else.

leejh38
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leejh38 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:19 pm

I went complete in early March so I haven't been waiting nearly as long as some people here, but all my other applications went complete around the same day and I've heard back from nearly all of them. Idk why Bama takes so long. It doesn't make sense that all the other schools in the region can get a yes/no out or at least have you in review while Bama sits around. Even schools with higher rank (and therefore I'd assume higher application traffic) have managed to give me an answer.

Question: If Alabama's admission department acts this way would it be illogical to wonder if the faculty cares this little too?

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Dany
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:22 pm

leejh38 wrote:Question: If Alabama's admission department acts this way would it be illogical to wonder if the faculty cares this little too?

I'm not trying to white knight Alabama (I won't even be attending) but that is a ridiculous assumption.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leejh38 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:26 pm

Maybe it's just frustration then. I'm just ready to know where I'm living in a few months.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:46 pm

Dany wrote:
leejh38 wrote:Question: If Alabama's admission department acts this way would it be illogical to wonder if the faculty cares this little too?

I'm not trying to white knight Alabama (I won't even be attending) but that is a ridiculous assumption.


I will be the white knight for bama. The faculty are incredible. I know it's frustrating to wait on your #1 choice and the Internet is a perfect forum to vent, but the faculty from my interactions categorically blew my hair back.

leejh38
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leejh38 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:03 pm

Just had to get it out of my system. I feel better now :)

So what's the word on this process? Are they just slow? Are they taking the cream off the top and waiting to see what's left? What's the general analysis on this god awful situation?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby creader » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Not trying to sound like a jerk, but it is not a god awful situation. You applied late in the game. It's life. First come, first serve, even if the first aren't the best candidates.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby JGStudent » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:19 pm

Is there REALLY an advantage to rolling admissions? I mean, even if you were to say that it takes the pressure off having to meet a deadline I think everyone would agree that there is still an advantage to applying early. Even the tour guide from Alabama said that if you're a splitter you definitely want to apply early. I think there should just be a Feb cut off. It seems to me like it would be less stress inducing.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leejh38 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:22 pm

creader wrote:Not trying to sound like a jerk, but it is not a god awful situation. You applied late in the game. It's life. First come, first serve, even if the first aren't the best candidates.


From what I've gathered glancing through this forum, a lot of people that applied as early as November still don't know if they're in or not.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby aliarrow » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:24 pm

Just got in yesterday, applied mid Feb :)

leejh38
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby leejh38 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:34 pm

Congrats!

My status just moved to pending. They must be making moves now.

bzsmith
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bzsmith » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:20 pm

Anyone know what "pending" means exactly??

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby onmytoes812 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:11 pm

as far as i know, "pending" 'means that it is somewhere in the "review" process. which doesn't mean "held" i don't think...it's more like they want to either look at some additional information about you besides your scores if you're borderline, or compare you to other people. if you have stellar scores, they probably want to read your personal statement to make sure you're not an axe murderer or that you didn't write your resume in crayon.

don't panic yet!

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby scmatthews » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:12 pm

My status also went to "pending" today. So what, only a year before a final decision? :lol:

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Spookyghost » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:14 pm

Pending today here as well.

After intense hours of vedic meditation I am now prepared for rejection.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby scmatthews » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:28 pm

Spookyghost wrote:Pending today here as well.

After intense hours of vedic meditation I am now prepared for rejection.


I love my mother, but if she says "You're going to get accepted!!!" one more time, I'll die. I'm pretty prepared for the possibility rejection. I think I should prepare HER.

clemson09
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby clemson09 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:43 pm

I've been pending since February 9th.... I wouldn't put too much weight on hearing a decision anytime soon if you're stuck in pending.

samboy
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby samboy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:59 pm

anyone receive any acceptances?

ssmith14
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby ssmith14 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:20 pm

It would be so nice if this whole application process involved an interview. It is so much easier to make an impression that way, instead of just being LSAC number whatever with a score and a GPA and a personal statement that doesn't really mean anything or tell them who you really are. And yet I have 3 friends who are going to dental school and they all have interviews......seems like something that would be more important to our profession than theirs.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:40 pm

calm down. You either applied too late or dont have the credentials Alabama is looking for, either case you cant pin that on Alabama or the system.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby bergg007 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:46 pm

Sandro wrote:calm down. You either applied too late or dont have the credentials Alabama is looking for, either case you cant pin that on Alabama or the system.



Damn Sandro, that was harsh. Likely true but harsh nonetheless.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby toochthemooch » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:47 pm

Sandro wrote:dont have the credentials Alabama is looking for


a 166 or above... or URM?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:59 pm

toochthemooch wrote:
Sandro wrote:dont have the credentials Alabama is looking for


a 166 or above... or URM?


Probably.

I dont think it was too harsh - You get in where you fit in.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby aliarrow » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:01 pm

I'll be honest, I mainly applied for the T-shirt. But since they were nice enough to let me in I do want to give them serious consideration (especially if the scholarship package is nice)... Is being in the state of Alabama as awful as it sounds? Are there more modernized areas?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby clemson09 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:04 pm

aliarrow wrote:I'll be honest, I mainly applied for the T-shirt. But since they were nice enough to let me in I do want to give them serious consideration (especially if the scholarship package is nice)... Is being in the state of Alabama as awful as it sounds? Are there more modernized areas?


No not very modern... think deliverance meets a trailer park. Seriously?!? :?:




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