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Gemini
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Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:32 pm

Hey guys,

I noticed no thread for this school up yet. Anyone applying?

I am applying this cycle. I definitely love this school and this city (best city to live in, in America!).

Good luck!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby SHANbangs » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:32 pm

fee waiver, so yes.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:34 pm

Nice! How did you get one? Was it a hidden one? I'm hoping that I have many hidden fee waivers... *crosses fingers*

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby SHANbangs » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:37 pm

i'm not sure what you mean by hidden. I just received an e-mail in July.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Entchen » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:47 pm

I applied! I've heard great things about the Twin Cities.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:53 pm

SHANbangs wrote:i'm not sure what you mean by hidden. I just received an e-mail in July.


Schools often give "hidden" fee waivers. When you apply through LSAC, getting ready to pay, you suddenly find that your application is free. Hidden fee waivers FTW!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby mfeller2 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:58 pm

Entchen wrote:I applied! I've heard great things about the Twin Cities.


For the question about traffic violations did you go in-depth on the explanation or just the date and the fine/punishment? It says narrative statement, but it seems kind of ridiculous to write a paragraph about a speeding/parking ticket.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Entchen » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:59 pm

mfeller2 wrote:
Entchen wrote:I applied! I've heard great things about the Twin Cities.


For the question about traffic violations did you go in-depth on the explanation or just the date and the fine/punishment? It says narrative statement, but it seems kind of ridiculous to write a paragraph about a speeding/parking ticket.


I am assuming this is directed at the thread in general and not just me, but I have no traffic violations, so I'm afraid I can't help you out on this one.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:02 pm

mfeller2 wrote:
Entchen wrote:I applied! I've heard great things about the Twin Cities.


For the question about traffic violations did you go in-depth on the explanation or just the date and the fine/punishment? It says narrative statement, but it seems kind of ridiculous to write a paragraph about a speeding/parking ticket.


Hi wrong thread. Bye!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:03 pm

Depending on the strength of my October LSAT, I may be applying ED here. If my score is strong, I won't. But if it's not, then I will. So I am hoping I won't have to apply ED lol.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby vegenator » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:20 pm

mfeller2 wrote:
Entchen wrote:I applied! I've heard great things about the Twin Cities.


For the question about traffic violations did you go in-depth on the explanation or just the date and the fine/punishment? It says narrative statement, but it seems kind of ridiculous to write a paragraph about a speeding/parking ticket.



I went to a campus tour / prospective student day on Monday and the admissions councilor answered this question. He said for minor things (he specifically mentioned a speeding ticket), you'll want to be really brief. He said you may want to put something to the effect of: "In June 2004 I got a speeding ticket in Wisconsin. I promptly paid my fine and have taken care of the issue." He mentioned that if you've got more serious offenses, you'll want to use the "narrative" to explain the circumstances and then also (depending on the offense) you'll want to explain how you've learned from it bla bla.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby msch0i » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:28 pm

Complete as of 10/13. The e-mail said to expect a decision in 10-12 weeks :shock:

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby vegenator » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:58 pm

msch0i wrote:Complete as of 10/13. The e-mail said to expect a decision in 10-12 weeks :shock:



UMN is usually pretty quick with getting responses out for their "first batch." I remember last year some people I worked with who applied in October got notification late October/ early November.
The admissions guy at UMN said during the prospective student tour on Monday that they're behind this year with applications and haven't started reviewing any applications. He said that's good for people who haven't submitted yet, because it gives them more time to be in their first round of reviews/decisions.

I would think that if you're competitive and you've already submitted that you'll hear back in much less than 10-12 weeks.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby msch0i » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:34 pm

vegenator wrote:
msch0i wrote:Complete as of 10/13. The e-mail said to expect a decision in 10-12 weeks :shock:



UMN is usually pretty quick with getting responses out for their "first batch." I remember last year some people I worked with who applied in October got notification late October/ early November.
The admissions guy at UMN said during the prospective student tour on Monday that they're behind this year with applications and haven't started reviewing any applications. He said that's good for people who haven't submitted yet, because it gives them more time to be in their first round of reviews/decisions.

I would think that if you're competitive and you've already submitted that you'll hear back in much less than 10-12 weeks.


Thanks for the info!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby theavrock » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:28 pm

Applied in late September, complete 9/30. Woo hoo!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby obrayd » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:32 am

I am applying ED!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby JOThompson » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:50 am

Yep, I applied in early October and received my decision about ten weeks later.

Good luck everyone. Let me know if you have any questions about the app process for Minnesota.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Entchen » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:17 pm

My status went to "In Review" today! Anyone else?

Applied Oct. 11, Complete Oct. 13.
Last edited by Entchen on Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:23 pm

obrayd wrote:I am applying ED!


Someone PLEASE tell me where on the LSAC application, does it have the option to choose ED?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:31 pm

Entchen wrote:My status went to "In Review" today! Anyone else?

Applied Oct. 11, Complete Oct. 13.


+1

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:39 pm

Edit. Nevermind.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:43 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Ok I really can't find it.... help, please? Anyone also applying to UMinn ED?


was there an option for either binding or non-binding before you began the application?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:55 pm

Yea I found it. I just accidentally began the non-binding application. But it's all fixed now, thanks!!

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Amir N » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:55 pm

Checked my status for the first time in a while and it says " Waiting for Review."

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:59 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Yea I found it. I just accidentally began the non-binding application. But it's all fixed now, thanks!!


ohh good!




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