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Re: USC 2011

Postby juliachild-ish » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:51 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Not panic - my #'s are probably stronger, but it seems they bunched all of the derelicts into the 3/15 DF group.


I got into 4 T14 schools so far and I'm in the 3/15 group. I don't think it's a bad group to be in.

I don't like that they needed a dean's cert. Obviously they're entitled to whatever they want on that front, but I'm not sure it bodes well for my chances. My dean really doesn't like me, and the opinionated nature of a dean's cert can be rough. I was rejected from every school that required one despite having better #'s than most of the accepted class, but held at Columbia so maybe some schools can see through it? I don't know, but I'm very worried :-( Originally I ED'd to a top 10, and got held there, and I saw that new Sofia Coppola movie that week set in LA with all the palm trees, and the amazing nature of the city. Deep down I secretly hoped I'd be rejected from that t-10, and get into USC so that a.) I could go to USC and b.) wouldn't feel like I made an irresponsible choice to turn down a t-10.


Wait, USC required a Dean's Cert? Haha, uh...I didn't submit one and was accepted a couple weeks ago. Are you sure you're not confusing USC with another school? Or maybe that requirement totally flew over my head and they decided to accept me regardless (but I sort of doubt it, since I did pay attention and submit Dean's Certs at other schools).

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:54 pm

juliachild-ish wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Not panic - my #'s are probably stronger, but it seems they bunched all of the derelicts into the 3/15 DF group.


I got into 4 T14 schools so far and I'm in the 3/15 group. I don't think it's a bad group to be in.

I don't like that they needed a dean's cert. Obviously they're entitled to whatever they want on that front, but I'm not sure it bodes well for my chances. My dean really doesn't like me, and the opinionated nature of a dean's cert can be rough. I was rejected from every school that required one despite having better #'s than most of the accepted class, but held at Columbia so maybe some schools can see through it? I don't know, but I'm very worried :-( Originally I ED'd to a top 10, and got held there, and I saw that new Sofia Coppola movie that week set in LA with all the palm trees, and the amazing nature of the city. Deep down I secretly hoped I'd be rejected from that t-10, and get into USC so that a.) I could go to USC and b.) wouldn't feel like I made an irresponsible choice to turn down a t-10.


Wait, USC required a Dean's Cert? Haha, uh...I didn't submit one and was accepted a couple weeks ago. Are you sure you're not confusing USC with another school? Or maybe that requirement totally flew over my head and they decided to accept me regardless (but I sort of doubt it, since I did pay attention and submit Dean's Certs at other schools).


the other USC requires one: University of South Carolina. USC doesn't require one unless you got busted for something

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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:57 pm

If it says DF, and nothing under mailings, does that mean it's not mailed yet?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:00 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:Not panic - my #'s are probably stronger, but it seems they bunched all of the derelicts into the 3/15 DF group.


I got into 4 T14 schools so far and I'm in the 3/15 group. I don't think it's a bad group to be in.


+1. We should all find out today/tomorrow for sure though (snail mail tomorrow obviously). I'm in LA so hopefully a letter comes soon with an acceptance.

Is USC generally a school where people on the same day get the same result?


When you go DF it usually takes a few days. And it's quicker for people on the westcoast. Although there have been people who have received emails about USC alluding to their acceptance prior to receiving the snail mail correspondence.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:06 pm

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:22 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
RJ127 wrote:Is USC generally a school where people on the same day get the same result?



in February and January some people waited like 2 weeks for decisions. I got my letter and email in two days, but I'm from SoCal


I think what he means is do people who get DF's on the same day all get the same result (e.g. all acceptances) or is it a mixed bag of results (e.g. some accept, some reject, some waitlist)?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:27 pm

bk1 wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:
RJ127 wrote:Is USC generally a school where people on the same day get the same result?



in February and January some people waited like 2 weeks for decisions. I got my letter and email in two days, but I'm from SoCal


I think what he means is do people who get DF's on the same day all get the same result (e.g. all acceptances) or is it a mixed bag of results (e.g. some accept, some reject, some waitlist)?


sorry, st. paddy day make me brain no work so good

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Re: USC 2011

Postby ku1185 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:31 pm

Hmm... does anyone know how we are notified of scholarships and financial aid? Is it via snail mail again, e-mail, or would they post it on their website?

EDIT: Nevermind, it'll probably be posted on the website.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:35 pm

i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:38 pm

DreamsInDigital wrote:i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?


I think all of the 1/26'ers were URM. I know some of them got DF on 3/16 (they posted a few pages ago). I'm a IR 1/26 URM and I got my second IR date on 3/16 and am not yet DF.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:41 pm

bk1 wrote:
DreamsInDigital wrote:i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?


I think all of the 1/26'ers were URM. I know some of them got DF on 3/16 (they posted a few pages ago). I'm a IR 1/26 URM and I got my second IR date on 3/16 and am not yet DF.


Interesting. 1/26 was actually my third (i believe) IR date, and no movement since. Makes me a little worried, kind of counting on USC to draw me away from Illinois and keep me in Cali.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:44 pm

DreamsInDigital wrote:
bk1 wrote:
DreamsInDigital wrote:i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?


I think all of the 1/26'ers were URM. I know some of them got DF on 3/16 (they posted a few pages ago). I'm a IR 1/26 URM and I got my second IR date on 3/16 and am not yet DF.


Interesting. 1/26 was actually my third (i believe) IR date, and no movement since. Makes me a little worried, kind of counting on USC to draw me away from Illinois and keep me in Cali.


I am a 1/26 --> 3/7 URM. No movement since.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bernadette1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:50 pm

snichols16 wrote:
DreamsInDigital wrote:
bk1 wrote:
DreamsInDigital wrote:i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?


I think all of the 1/26'ers were URM. I know some of them got DF on 3/16 (they posted a few pages ago). I'm a IR 1/26 URM and I got my second IR date on 3/16 and am not yet DF.


Interesting. 1/26 was actually my third (i believe) IR date, and no movement since. Makes me a little worried, kind of counting on USC to draw me away from Illinois and keep me in Cali.


I am a 1/26 --> 3/7 URM. No movement since.


I'm a 1/26 URM. still at 1/26

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:52 pm

DreamsInDigital wrote:i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?


I was one of the ones who went DF 3/16. Me and unc0mm0n I believe.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby adevotchka » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Is the general consensus that an updated review date is a positive thing?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:54 pm

RJ127 wrote:
DreamsInDigital wrote:i know this call out was done a few days ago, but how many of us from the 1/26 group are still around? All URMs?

Predictions on whether we get a DF today or have to wait through another torturous weekend?


I was one of the ones who went DF 3/16. Me and unc0mm0n I believe.


If uncommon got DF that day then it probably bodes well for you and meh for the rest of us.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Puttanesca » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:56 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:If it says DF, and nothing under mailings, does that mean it's not mailed yet?


No, it doesn't mean your letter has not been mailed yet. I was DF 2/7, and my letter was mailed on 2/8, and nothing is listed in the mailings section even as of now.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:56 pm

adevotchka wrote:Is the general consensus that an updated review date is a positive thing?


In the sense that it means they looked at your file again and decided not to throw it out -- yes.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:57 pm

adevotchka wrote:Is the general consensus that an updated review date is a positive thing?


Not necessarily. Could go either way. I wouldn't look too much into it.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby Puttanesca » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:00 pm

adevotchka wrote:Is the general consensus that an updated review date is a positive thing?


Well, it's positive knowing that there is movement on your application and that your application was not lost, lol. But whether an updated review date is good in the sense of your admissions decision, I don't know. I was admitted after 2 review dates, but some people have had more like 4 and gotten accepted.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:02 pm

Puttanesca wrote:
adevotchka wrote:Is the general consensus that an updated review date is a positive thing?


Well, it's positive knowing that there is movement on your application and that your application was not lost, lol. But whether an updated review date is good in the sense of your admissions decision, I don't know. I was admitted after 2 review dates, but some people have had more like 4 and gotten accepted.


Has anyone out there had multiple review dates and gotten dinged?

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Re: USC 2011

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:02 pm

snichols16 wrote:
Puttanesca wrote:
adevotchka wrote:Is the general consensus that an updated review date is a positive thing?


Well, it's positive knowing that there is movement on your application and that your application was not lost, lol. But whether an updated review date is good in the sense of your admissions decision, I don't know. I was admitted after 2 review dates, but some people have had more like 4 and gotten accepted.


Has anyone out there had multiple review dates and gotten dinged?

I'm about to - just waiting on the mail! I'd like to thank the Academy for this honor!

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Re: USC 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:27 pm

Just went IR 3/18 after sitting at complete 11/22 for months. Bracing myself for the ding.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:33 pm

LttleBlakDress wrote:Just went IR 3/18 after sitting at complete 11/22 for months. Bracing myself for the ding.

Haha me too. Complete 1/6 --> IR 3/18. I'm fully expecting a WL/ding myself...perhaps we're all a lower-indexed batch and they're merely sifting for diamonds in the rough.

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Re: USC 2011

Postby lazyapplicant » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:01 pm

Just came on here to offer my own personal story for those of you still waiting and inexorably anxious. I applied in mid-January, went "complete" Jan 19. (On top of that, on March 4 they informed me I neglected to include my resume in my application package via LSAC, so I emailed it to them that morning) Application was lazily put together, didn't put much effort into customizing the essay for USC. I just got in today via snail mail. Letter is dated at the top March 16, 2011, signed by Associate Dean. IT IS A SMALL ENVELOPE, so don't die of a heart attack if you get a small envelope (though it does say a larger package is on the way.) I live about 30 minutes away from campus. So the letter took about 2 days to get here even though I'm really close FWIW. So I hope this gives some of you hope, or at least gives you more information. BTW its nowhere near my top choice. If i get into some other schools, i'm not going here.




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