Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby tennissanta » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:52 pm

singingkris wrote:Application Complete-Final Review as of 4/12/11.
Jeez how much longer from 'final Review' before I get an answer...Does anyone have any idea?

TY!! :)



I went into final review yesterday and was deferred today. I'm going to ride it out as long as I can. What is an "LOCI?"

Edit: Letter of Continued Interest?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:54 pm

tennissanta wrote:
singingkris wrote:Application Complete-Final Review as of 4/12/11.
Jeez how much longer from 'final Review' before I get an answer...Does anyone have any idea?

TY!! :)



I went into final review yesterday and was deferred today. I'm going to ride it out as long as I can. What is an "LOCI?"


Jeez that was fast! I hope I get an answer that fast too.

LOL! LOCI is a Letter of Continued Interest.
well I've read that deferred is a little better then being wait listed. I don't know....

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby tennissanta » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:58 pm

singingkris wrote:
tennissanta wrote:
singingkris wrote:Application Complete-Final Review as of 4/12/11.
Jeez how much longer from 'final Review' before I get an answer...Does anyone have any idea?

TY!! :)



I went into final review yesterday and was deferred today. I'm going to ride it out as long as I can. What is an "LOCI?"


Jeez that was fast! I hope I get an answer that fast too.

LOL! LOCI is a Letter of Continued Interest.
well I've read that deferred is a little better then being wait listed. I don't know....


Just out of curiosity, where did you read that being deferred is better than being waitlisted? I was under the impression that the two were similar, if not the same thing... How did you send your LOCI?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:16 pm

tennissanta wrote:
singingkris wrote:
tennissanta wrote:
singingkris wrote:Application Complete-Final Review as of 4/12/11.
Jeez how much longer from 'final Review' before I get an answer...Does anyone have any idea?

TY!! :)



I went into final review yesterday and was deferred today. I'm going to ride it out as long as I can. What is an "LOCI?"


Jeez that was fast! I hope I get an answer that fast too.

LOL! LOCI is a Letter of Continued Interest.
well I've read that deferred is a little better then being wait listed. I don't know....


Just out of curiosity, where did you read that being deferred is better than being waitlisted? I was under the impression that the two were similar, if not the same thing... How did you send your LOCI?



Okay, so now when someone finally asks me I can't find the link! Just figures. At any rate, here's a link on some helpful tips for those that are on "hold".

--LinkRemoved--

I sent an email, but that's informal. I did it that way because I am still in review. If I was deferred or wait listed I would send the letter in the mail.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby expressway » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:18 pm

I went into Final Review today, too.

Naturally, as I was planning to deposit tomorrow morning at another school. Really Kent, really? Argh.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:26 pm

expressway wrote:I went into Final Review today, too.

Naturally, as I was planning to deposit tomorrow morning at another school. Really Kent, really? Argh.


Good Luck to ya!
I pray that it's not another WL or rejection for me....

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby jessuf » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:18 pm

I will take deferred or waitlisted over rejection any day. CK is my #1 choice. I love Chicago. Really hoping my LOCI was good enough to tip the scales in my favor (seeing as how I'm not too competitive numbers-wise and I'm an ORM, hah)!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby tennissanta » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:24 pm

[/quote]Okay, so now when someone finally asks me I can't find the link! Just figures. At any rate, here's a link on some helpful tips for those that are on "hold".

--LinkRemoved--

I sent an email, but that's informal. I did it that way because I am still in review. If I was deferred or wait listed I would send the letter in the mail.[/quote]

Didn't mean to call you out on it, but I think you answered the question with the link you sent. At the end of the passage are further links for reviewing (like the one below). They all pretty much discuss what a "hold" means and it seems to be similar to being "deferred." Basically, the law school likes your application and considers you a strong candidate, but they don't want to over-admit too many students. Of course, this is a rosy spin to the situation. Another way to put it is that they've already admitted more people qualified than yourself and before admitting you, who would bring their admission metrics down (my numbers are both below the medians), they are praying that a satisfactory number of admits will pay their seat deposits. haha ahhh :(

http://moststronglysupported.com/blog/l ... -the-hold/

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby jessuf » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:26 pm

Some schools will waitlist you if you are a horrible candidate but have really reputable recommenders (so as not to offend them). I had deans of different colleges write my letters, so I'm nervous maybe I was waitlisted not because I was competitive but because of this factor. One of the schools I was accepted to made a list of the reasons why they chose me with "excellent recommenders" listed as the first one. :/

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:32 pm

[quote

http://moststronglysupported.com/blog/l ... -the-hold/[/quote]

Perfect. The article I saw was something similar to this except written by a female.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby davidbowie » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:12 am

withdrew today - $20K back on the table.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby expressway » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:25 pm

singingkris wrote:Good Luck to ya!
I pray that it's not another WL or rejection for me....


Thanks, good luck to you too! I went ahead and deposited at another school this morning, so I'm sure Kent's decisions will come out any time now. Hah. Even if I'm accepted though, they'd have to really wow me to get me to say goodbye to the $450 deposit I just put down.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:30 pm

expressway wrote:
singingkris wrote:Good Luck to ya!
I pray that it's not another WL or rejection for me....


Thanks, good luck to you too! I went ahead and deposited at another school this morning, so I'm sure Kent's decisions will come out any time now. Hah. Even if I'm accepted though, they'd have to really wow me to get me to say goodbye to the $450 deposit I just put down.


I'm holding out until tomorrow 4pm pst to make my deposit...lol
I'm praying for a miracle :)

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby expressway » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:02 pm

"The Admissions Committee has completed an initial evaluation of your application for admission to the entering class. The Committee's conclusion is to defer a final decision regarding your application until later in the admissions cycle."

Oh, big whoop. I'd say that's a deny, this late in the cycle.
In review since 2/7, final review 4/12, for what that's worth.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:08 pm

expressway wrote:"The Admissions Committee has completed an initial evaluation of your application for admission to the entering class. The Committee's conclusion is to defer a final decision regarding your application until later in the admissions cycle."

Oh, big whoop. I'd say that's a deny, this late in the cycle.
In review since 2/7, final review 4/12, for what that's worth.


They would have just rejected you. Looks like you were wait listed. I don't think they have any problems saying "deny".
Stay Positive!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:10 pm

expressway wrote:"The Admissions Committee has completed an initial evaluation of your application for admission to the entering class. The Committee's conclusion is to defer a final decision regarding your application until later in the admissions cycle."

Oh, big whoop. I'd say that's a deny, this late in the cycle.
In review since 2/7, final review 4/12, for what that's worth.



When did you last check your status checker? We have the exact same dates. I just went on-line and I'm still in final review since 4/12.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby expressway » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:11 pm

singingkris wrote:
expressway wrote:"The Admissions Committee has completed an initial evaluation of your application for admission to the entering class. The Committee's conclusion is to defer a final decision regarding your application until later in the admissions cycle."

Oh, big whoop. I'd say that's a deny, this late in the cycle.
In review since 2/7, final review 4/12, for what that's worth.



When did you last check your status checker? We have the exact same dates. I just went on-line and I'm still in final review since 4/12.


It changed sometime between noon and 3pm-ish today. I'm sure you'll hear any time now!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:14 pm

expressway wrote:
singingkris wrote:
expressway wrote:"The Admissions Committee has completed an initial evaluation of your application for admission to the entering class. The Committee's conclusion is to defer a final decision regarding your application until later in the admissions cycle."

Oh, big whoop. I'd say that's a deny, this late in the cycle.
In review since 2/7, final review 4/12, for what that's worth.



When did you last check your status checker? We have the exact same dates. I just went on-line and I'm still in final review since 4/12.


It changed sometime between noon and 3pm-ish today. I'm sure you'll hear any time now!



Thank you! 6:12 in IL...I guess they haven't "decided" yet.
The longer they take, the more nervous I get.

Have a Great Weekend!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby jessuf » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:47 pm

I was just deferred too.

They received my LOCI on 4/12, I went into final review 4/12, then was deferred 4/15. I'm not going to immediately send them another LOCI because I have nothing new to put, so I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I will get another LOR to add on to the million I already submitted.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:49 pm

Jessuf wrote:I was just deferred too.

They received my LOCI on 4/12, I went into final review 4/12, then was deferred 4/15. I'm not going to immediately send them another LOCI because I have nothing new to put, so I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I will get another LOR to add on to the million I already submitted.


:( what's going on with my application?? You guys went final review on 4/12 and you received a decision today. I just checked again...and it still says final review.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Scottie88 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:28 pm

Anyone hear anything that has been deferred? Still waiting since 12/10..

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby christinem20 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:02 pm

I've been in "deferred status" since 4/1. Has anyone called and asked when we should start hearing back? Soo antsy!!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:04 pm

christinem20 wrote:I've been in "deferred status" since 4/1. Has anyone called and asked when we should start hearing back? Soo antsy!!


Previous in this blog a few pages back...someone posted a comment saying that they called admissions and was told that they start looking at deferred applicants after 4/15.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby christinem20 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:42 pm

Oh Thanks!!
Besides a LOCI and an additional recommendation, did anyone submit anything else?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby tennissanta » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:31 pm

I just received an email from Dean Krent stating that I am accepted! I'm very excited!

The decision for my application was deferred on April 12 and I promptly arranged a visit to sit in on a class, tour the law school, and meet with an admissions counselor on April 22. I'm still going to do these things on Friday, but having the acceptance makes it that much sweeter! I will definitely be attending in the fall. PM me if you have any specific questions.




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