Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

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christinem20
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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby christinem20 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:45 pm

Thanks!!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby chicarda » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:45 pm

Johnny5959 wrote:
christinem20 wrote:I've sent an LOCI and rec letter..would it be too much if i submitted a diversity statement as well? Thoughts?


Actually, I would say don't send it. LOCI and Rec. should help you. less is more.


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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby brangara » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:47 pm

chicarda wrote:
Johnny5959 wrote:
christinem20 wrote:I've sent an LOCI and rec letter..would it be too much if i submitted a diversity statement as well? Thoughts?


Actually, I would say don't send it. LOCI and Rec. should help you. less is more.


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I didn't even send a LOCI, and I got in after deferred decision. I think having the LOCI does help though, but it's definitely not necessary and doesn't make or break your ability to get into a school.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:48 pm

I have to vent. I've been in final review for over a week. I feel like Kent is set on taking their two weeks to provide me with an answer. In the interim (as I sit idle) you lucky ducks are getting off the deferred list. Congratulations for everyone! :)


I just need closure here...this is painful. Surely, they would have rejected me by now? Why keep me strung a long like bait on a hook? I'm dreaming about Kent in my sleep. Has anyone seen Kent's little video? I keep envisioning the scene where students are slamming their lockers shut.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby brangara » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:00 pm

singingkris wrote:I have to vent. I've been in final review for over a week. I feel like Kent is set on taking their two weeks to provide me with an answer. In the interim (as I sit idle) you lucky ducks are getting off the deferred list. Congratulations for everyone! :)


I just need closure here...this is painful. Surely, they would have rejected me by now? Why keep me strung a long like bait on a hook? I'm dreaming about Kent in my sleep. Has anyone seen Kent's little video? I keep envisioning the scene where students are slamming their lockers shut.



I was in final review for about 2.5 weeks before they gave me deferred decision. About a month after the deferred decision (as of yesterday) they accepted me. So from what I'm seeing, most people being notified around this time are getting deferred decision, so I'd be prepared to hear something like that, but don't lose hope because they could still turn around and offer you an acceptance like they did for me. Good luck!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:03 pm

brangara wrote:
singingkris wrote:I have to vent. I've been in final review for over a week. I feel like Kent is set on taking their two weeks to provide me with an answer. In the interim (as I sit idle) you lucky ducks are getting off the deferred list. Congratulations for everyone! :)


I just need closure here...this is painful. Surely, they would have rejected me by now? Why keep me strung a long like bait on a hook? I'm dreaming about Kent in my sleep. Has anyone seen Kent's little video? I keep envisioning the scene where students are slamming their lockers shut.



I was in final review for about 2.5 weeks before they gave me deferred decision. About a month after the deferred decision (as of yesterday) they accepted me. So from what I'm seeing, most people being notified around this time are getting deferred decision, so I'd be prepared to hear something like that, but don't lose hope because they could still turn around and offer you an acceptance like they did for me. Good luck!


Thank you so much Brangara! Congratulations and Best of luck as well.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby metallaura » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:39 pm

what's the job prospects like for Kent if one maybe decides to move back to WI to practice? Anyone know?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Johnny5959 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:15 pm

metallaura wrote:what's the job prospects like for Kent if one maybe decides to move back to WI to practice? Anyone know?



Hey, being from Wisconsin I would recommend the obvious (which is do everything you can to get off the wait list at Wisco). But, other than that, I don't think Kent is going to do any better than a law school in Wisconsin. From what I've learned Marquette is considered top-notch state-wide and the perspective doesn't go much farther than state lines. If you really want to practice in Wisco, and have no luck off the wait list, I think you should go with one of your better scholarship offers... like William Mitchell. but Chicago isn't too far away and I'm guessing you would have a lot more career options. Good luck!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby justhockey31 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:59 pm

Help! So I figured I would put this question out to you guys but I had withdrawn from Chicago-Kent but now they emailed me saying they increased my scholarship offer from $10,000/yr to $20,000/yr + $10,000 1st yr grant. Does anyone have numbers on Kent's employment #s? Can a Kent degree get me back to the east coast where I seemed to have been going? Is the city of Chicago nice? I really seem to have put this school out of my mind once I withdrew and now I am drawing a blank on it! Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby emmac » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:15 am

Just got an email saying I'm in from the wait list from a professor. I sent in my deposit and got a big chunk of money from Loyola Chicago. Is there any chance at all that they will negotiate a scholarship with someone this late who's in off of the wait list? I'm not going unless they give me a big chunk of money, but it's still nice to know that I wasn't dinged.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Johnny5959 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:39 pm

emmac wrote:Just got an email saying I'm in from the wait list from a professor. I sent in my deposit and got a big chunk of money from Loyola Chicago. Is there any chance at all that they will negotiate a scholarship with someone this late who's in off of the wait list? I'm not going unless they give me a big chunk of money, but it's still nice to know that I wasn't dinged.



I'm in the same boat! I'll let you know, I sent an e-mail out today.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby acmass » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:22 pm

emmac wrote:Just got an email saying I'm in from the wait list from a professor. I sent in my deposit and got a big chunk of money from Loyola Chicago. Is there any chance at all that they will negotiate a scholarship with someone this late who's in off of the wait list? I'm not going unless they give me a big chunk of money, but it's still nice to know that I wasn't dinged.


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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby christinem20 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:54 pm

question:
I've sent about 3 emails to "admissions@kentlaw.edu" and I have never gotten a response. Has anyone ever gotten an email response? Is it better to submit my resume via mail?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby FuturMinn » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Anyone apply after the priority deadline?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby IHaveLawyers » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:11 pm

I have been in review since 3/21... how long did it take you guys? FML!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:19 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:I have been in review since 3/21... how long did it take you guys? FML!

When did you apply? Are you in review or 'Final review'?

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:23 pm

christinem20 wrote:question:
I've sent about 3 emails to "admissions@kentlaw.edu" and I have never gotten a response. Has anyone ever gotten an email response? Is it better to submit my resume via mail?

Have they already rendered a decision? If ur deferred I would send a hard copy via mail and email them an FYI or a follow-up email confirming receipt. If you're still in review send everything via email to not waste time. I sent them a loci while in review and one week later the director of admissions replied confirming my
Email. Be patient they will reply.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby IHaveLawyers » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:23 pm

singingkris wrote:
IHaveLawyers wrote:I have been in review since 3/21... how long did it take you guys? FML!

When did you apply? Are you in review or 'Final review'?


It says "Application Complete - In Review," I applied really late in the cycle, my apps went on in late Feb.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby singingkris » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:26 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:
singingkris wrote:
IHaveLawyers wrote:I have been in review since 3/21... how long did it take you guys? FML!

When did you apply? Are you in review or 'Final review'?


It says "Application Complete - In Review," I applied really late in the cycle, my apps went on in late Feb.

Don't worry they'll get to you. The next stage of the process is final review.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby christinem20 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:47 pm

singingkris wrote:
christinem20 wrote:question:
I've sent about 3 emails to "admissions@kentlaw.edu" and I have never gotten a response. Has anyone ever gotten an email response? Is it better to submit my resume via mail?

Have they already rendered a decision? If ur deferred I would send a hard copy via mail and email them an FYI or a follow-up email confirming receipt. If you're still in review send everything via email to not waste time. I sent them a loci while in review and one week later the director of admissions replied confirming my
Email. Be patient they will reply.



I was deferred on 4/1 so I guess I'll mail a copy.... I'm just getting nervous that I don't have a shot so I'm a bit impatient haha.

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby CortninO » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:13 pm

Hey everyone! I posted that I was let in 2 days ago off the waitlist, and yesterday they e-mailed me the package they were sending, which I received today.

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that they do offer scholarships to those on the WL! I was offered a choice b/w two: Either 20,000 a year contingent on GPA, dropping to half if I fall below, or a guaranteed 12,000 a year w/o any contingencies.

Just wanted to let others wondering about this know!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby emmac » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:33 pm

CortninO wrote:Hey everyone! I posted that I was let in 2 days ago off the waitlist, and yesterday they e-mailed me the package they were sending, which I received today.

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that they do offer scholarships to those on the WL! I was offered a choice b/w two: Either 20,000 a year contingent on GPA, dropping to half if I fall below, or a guaranteed 12,000 a year w/o any contingencies.

Just wanted to let others wondering about this know!


Awesome! Good to know... Everyone should let Chicago-Kent know that Loyola Chicago has gotten rid of any GPA stipulations on ALL of their scholarships. All you have to do is stay in academic good standing (2.0+). Try and see if you can get Kent to get rid of your stips if possible!

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Johnny5959 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:04 pm

CortninO wrote:Hey everyone! I posted that I was let in 2 days ago off the waitlist, and yesterday they e-mailed me the package they were sending, which I received today.

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that they do offer scholarships to those on the WL! I was offered a choice b/w two: Either 20,000 a year contingent on GPA, dropping to half if I fall below, or a guaranteed 12,000 a year w/o any contingencies.

Just wanted to let others wondering about this know!



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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby Scottie88 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:42 pm

has anyone been accepted from the waitlist for the part time program? Currently deferred since 12/10 for part time..

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Re: Chicago Kent - Prospective Class of 2014

Postby emmac » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:35 pm

Scottie88 wrote:has anyone been accepted from the waitlist for the part time program? Currently deferred since 12/10 for part time..

I'm full time and was admitted two days ago, and was waitlisted around the same time as you. Good luck!


Also, I emailed Dean Krent about $$$ and he said it's possible to negotiate. I told him all about Loyola's lacking stipulations and am waiting for a response. I'm a little thrown back because I thought I was for sure going to Loyola and was really looking forward to it... soooo I guess see!




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