GULC Waiting Thread

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:56 pm

bob77 wrote:preferred wait list via e-mail.

i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me, and then i will withdraw. that way they cannot use me to game their matriculant rate. super sketchy and a huge turn-off.

You'll show them!...

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bob77 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:03 pm

Flips88 wrote:
bob77 wrote:preferred wait list via e-mail.

i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me, and then i will withdraw. that way they cannot use me to game their matriculant rate. super sketchy and a huge turn-off.

You'll show them!...


like it would be as petty as what they are doing.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bhan87 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:06 pm

bob77 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
bob77 wrote:preferred wait list via e-mail.

i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me, and then i will withdraw. that way they cannot use me to game their matriculant rate. super sketchy and a huge turn-off.

You'll show them!...


like it would be as petty as what they are doing.


It's a bit sad that Georgetown has to resort to gaming their matriculant rate. I guess they're tired of being at the bottom of the T-14 club.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby somewhere » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:06 pm

A couple of questions:

1) Does GULC have a waitlist that is not called "preferred" waitlist? It seems silly that there would be two—preferred and standard—but it also seems silly that they'd just have one and call it "preferred." I'm not sure which silly thing is more likely.

2) Does everybody's email say, "The Committee has designated you as part of a small select group within the Preferred Waiting List that will be given priority as spaces open up in the entering class"?

Because that makes it seem like they're calling you doubly special: you're in the preferred rather than the ordinary waitlist; and even within the preferred waiting list you are part of a "small select group" with priority.

So: is there any non-preferred waitlist? Or anybody on the "preferred" waitlist who isn't in the "small select group" within it?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dinamika » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:25 pm

4th update today. No ASW, no ding, no waitlist, preferred or otherwise. I'm holding onto a last shred of hope.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bhan87 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:27 pm

somewhere wrote:A couple of questions:

1) Does GULC have a waitlist that is not called "preferred" waitlist? It seems silly that there would be two—preferred and standard—but it also seems silly that they'd just have one and call it "preferred." I'm not sure which silly thing is more likely.

2) Does everybody's email say, "The Committee has designated you as part of a small select group within the Preferred Waiting List that will be given priority as spaces open up in the entering class"?

Because that makes it seem like they're calling you doubly special: you're in the preferred rather than the ordinary waitlist; and even within the preferred waiting list you are part of a "small select group" with priority.

So: is there any non-preferred waitlist? Or anybody on the "preferred" waitlist who isn't in the "small select group" within it?


1. It would seem so, but mine said preferred so I can't confirm anything.

2. My email also says that. If this line actually has any significance, perhaps they're sending out bait to test for real interest in Georgetown.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Lou9 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:28 pm

lfp wrote:Forgive my incessant freakouts on this. But... if I don't get any emails from Gtown today (waitlist or rejection), which is the date of my 4th update, should I be thinking happy thoughts? Or am I totally delusional?


I'm in the same boat.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby JTMan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Lou9 wrote:
lfp wrote:Forgive my incessant freakouts on this. But... if I don't get any emails from Gtown today (waitlist or rejection), which is the date of my 4th update, should I be thinking happy thoughts? Or am I totally delusional?


I'm in the same boat.



Me too....3rd Update after being "Held"

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby somewhere » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:31 pm

bhan87 wrote:
somewhere wrote:A couple of questions:

1) Does GULC have a waitlist that is not called "preferred" waitlist? It seems silly that there would be two—preferred and standard—but it also seems silly that they'd just have one and call it "preferred." I'm not sure which silly thing is more likely.

2) Does everybody's email say, "The Committee has designated you as part of a small select group within the Preferred Waiting List that will be given priority as spaces open up in the entering class"?

Because that makes it seem like they're calling you doubly special: you're in the preferred rather than the ordinary waitlist; and even within the preferred waiting list you are part of a "small select group" with priority.

So: is there any non-preferred waitlist? Or anybody on the "preferred" waitlist who isn't in the "small select group" within it?


1. It would seem so, but mine said preferred so I can't confirm anything.

2. My email also says that. If this line actually has any significance, perhaps they're sending out bait to test for real interest in Georgetown.


Yeah, this law school admissions stuff is pretty mysterious.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dinamika » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:34 pm

I know it's stupid but I'm having fun imagining members of the admissions committee shouting at each other across the table about my application and whether or not to admit me. Numbers camp on one side vs. those who like my softs.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:35 pm

dinamika wrote:4th update today. No ASW, no ding, no waitlist, preferred or otherwise. I'm holding onto a last shred of hope.


+1

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Lou9 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:36 pm

JTMan wrote:
Lou9 wrote:
lfp wrote:Forgive my incessant freakouts on this. But... if I don't get any emails from Gtown today (waitlist or rejection), which is the date of my 4th update, should I be thinking happy thoughts? Or am I totally delusional?


I'm in the same boat.



Me too....3rd Update after being "Held"


This is my 3rd update post interview. I had a couple before the interview also.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ej2053 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:39 pm

preferred waitlist after an interview last week :(

Is this the first year they've done the preferred thing? Anyone know what the chances are of actually getting off it? Better than a regular waitlist?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby c_dubya_s » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:47 pm

FWIW, I'm pretty sure from browsing through the ding bar that there is a regular waitlist.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby iwanta170 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:49 pm

1/7 --> 1/28 still

Group interviewed in early January

Anyone else at 1/28?
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:50 pm

bob77 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
bob77 wrote:preferred wait list via e-mail.

i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me, and then i will withdraw. that way they cannot use me to game their matriculant rate. super sketchy and a huge turn-off.

You'll show them!...


like it would be as petty as what they are doing.

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Yah dude, why else wouldn't they want someone as awesome as you in their class?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:55 pm

iwanta170 wrote:1/7 --> 1/28 still

Group interviewed in early January

Anyone else at 1/28?


+1 with an interview next week

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby apple1234 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:59 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
iwanta170 wrote:1/7 --> 1/28 still

Group interviewed in early January

Anyone else at 1/28?


+1 with an interview next week


At 1/28 (2nd update) but no interview request....

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Deuce » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:59 pm

October hold---->2/7---->2/11, no e-mail or anything... dunno what it means, don't care. Hitting the bars for the weekend and waiting til next week for any news :)

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby WonkyPanda » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:01 pm

dinamika wrote:4th update today. No ASW, no ding, no waitlist, preferred or otherwise. I'm holding onto a last shred of hope.


Except mine is on its 3rd.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby ksimon2007 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:01 pm

Deuce wrote:October hold---->2/7---->2/11, no e-mail or anything... dunno what it means, don't care. Hitting the bars for the weekend and waiting til next week for any news :)


+1

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bob77 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:03 pm

ArchRoark wrote:
bob77 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
bob77 wrote:preferred wait list via e-mail.

i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me, and then i will withdraw. that way they cannot use me to game their matriculant rate. super sketchy and a huge turn-off.

You'll show them!...


like it would be as petty as what they are doing.

Image

Yah dude, why else wouldn't they want someone as awesome as you in their class?


wow, cognitive dissonance much? sorry if i came off as snarky, but i don't think it's unreasonable to be offended. how are people supposed to make informed decisions if schools are doing this sort of thing (i.e., tripping over themselves to perpetuate the us news rankings)?

EDIT: not to mention blatantly manipulating data

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby fatduck » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:34 pm

bob77 wrote:wow, cognitive dissonance much? sorry if i came off as snarky, but i don't think it's unreasonable to be offended. how are people supposed to make informed decisions if schools are doing this sort of thing (i.e., tripping over themselves to perpetuate the us news rankings)?

EDIT: not to mention blatantly manipulating data


not even sure where to begin. first of all, "i'm considering expressing interest in remaining on the list, so that they will accept me" is pretty presumptuous. second, you do realize that yield protection is better for applicants, right? if georgetown just admitted everyone they wanted to attend, with no regard for whether that candidate was likely to accept the offer, they would have to waitlist more applicants who are likely to be admitted, because class size is limited. or, the more fucked up option, they risk having to reneg on admissions decisions or overcrowd their class. you're effectively saying that candidates who don't have HYSCCN numbers should have to wait longer for their admissions decisions (and have to waste money on seat deposits at backup schools) so that you can get the satisfaction of rejecting an offer of admission from georgetown (probably on April 1st, when you submit your deposit to NYU or wherever). awesome. i'm glad you value yourself so highly.

the downside to yield protection? overqualified applicants who get waitlisted at a school they really want to attend have to write a LOCI to get admitted. cry me a river.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Bela » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:38 pm

Updated to 2/9 and then to 2/11.

Crazy story behind it, but basically my interview comments came through and hopefully the next update will mean a decision! (accept me, please!)

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Lou9 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:45 pm

Dunzo! I love lobster dog.
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