UVa. Regular Decision

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:36 pm

artemis178 wrote:So . . . I'm one of those still holding strong with no word yet from UVA. It's close to my number one choice and my numbers are well above median. My personal statement had a detailed paragraph on Why UVA, but now I'm considering sending in a LOCI in addition. Should this be a formal document written to the Dean or just an email to the admissions office indicating that I'm still very interested? I think my dilemma is that I'm not sure what more to say that I didn't cover in my original personal statement and I don't want to be redundant. How lengthy does an LOCI have to be? Those of you who sent one in, what format did you use, how long was it, and what did you include?

EDIT: My application was submitted 1/7 so it's been more than two months.


I'd probably do a LOCI? I sent a one page one in to the Dean. He responded right away and said I should hear back shortly...that was on Monday Afternoon. I submitted 1/10.

I wrote it as a formal document.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby rockyrac » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:47 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
Zabini wrote:Jesus, lotta weird WLs today

174 3.67 Waitlisted
171 3.85 Waitlisted
176 3.98 Waitlisted
173 4 Waitlisted
174 3.91 Waitlisted


YP

sorry im new here, what does YP stand for?

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:48 pm

rockyrac wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
Zabini wrote:Jesus, lotta weird WLs today

174 3.67 Waitlisted
171 3.85 Waitlisted
176 3.98 Waitlisted
173 4 Waitlisted
174 3.91 Waitlisted


YP

sorry im new here, what does YP stand for?


Yield Protection

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby rockyrac » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:49 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
rockyrac wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
Zabini wrote:Jesus, lotta weird WLs today

174 3.67 Waitlisted
171 3.85 Waitlisted
176 3.98 Waitlisted
173 4 Waitlisted
174 3.91 Waitlisted


YP

sorry im new here, what does YP stand for?


Yield Protection

haha i dont know what that means.. something with the 60/40 residency split?

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:52 pm

WIKI: Yield protection is a supposed admissions practice where a university or academic institution rejects or wait-lists highly qualified students on the grounds that such students are bound to be accepted by more prestigious universities or programs. However, many regard the yield protection theory to be a myth propagated by college students who failed to gain admission to elite universities. Yield rate refers to the proportion of students who matriculate (i.e. accept an admissions offer and attend the college) after acceptance to a college.

I do not consider this part to be true FYI

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby rockyrac » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:56 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:WIKI: Yield protection is a supposed admissions practice where a university or academic institution rejects or wait-lists highly qualified students on the grounds that such students are bound to be accepted by more prestigious universities or programs. However, many regard the yield protection theory to be a myth propagated by college students who failed to gain admission to elite universities. Yield rate refers to the proportion of students who matriculate (i.e. accept an admissions offer and attend the college) after acceptance to a college.

I do not consider this part to be true FYI

interesting, ive never heard of this... whats the consensus about it on here?

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby c_dubya_s » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:03 pm

rockyrac wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:WIKI: Yield protection is a supposed admissions practice where a university or academic institution rejects or wait-lists highly qualified students on the grounds that such students are bound to be accepted by more prestigious universities or programs. However, many regard the yield protection theory to be a myth propagated by college students who failed to gain admission to elite universities. Yield rate refers to the proportion of students who matriculate (i.e. accept an admissions offer and attend the college) after acceptance to a college.

I do not consider this part to be true FYI

interesting, ive never heard of this... whats the consensus about it on here?

It definitely exists. How much of it exists depends on what school you're talking about.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby niederbomb » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:18 am

Got a personal note from the Dean after submitting a "Why UVA": "We think you are a competitive applicant with a lot to offer our school and community. We will try to fit you into the first decision round."

Got a WL the next day, 3.89, 170.

WTF?

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby niederbomb » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:22 am

Gotti wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
Gotti wrote:I was WL'd a while ago...plan on withdrawing SOONNNN


:(

its ok I really don't want to live in a suburban area tbh...no offense to the rest of you! 5 years in Irvine & 10+ in the bay area is enough.


+1

A radical New Urbanist here.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:41 pm

I'd like to know something today UVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby kelc213 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:08 pm

niederbomb wrote:Got a personal note from the Dean after submitting a "Why UVA": "We think you are a competitive applicant with a lot to offer our school and community. We will try to fit you into the first decision round."

Got a WL the next day, 3.89, 170.

WTF?


Was this recent? When did you apply?

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby Dany » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:10 pm

niederbomb wrote:Got a personal note from the Dean after submitting a "Why UVA": "We think you are a competitive applicant with a lot to offer our school and community. We will try to fit you into the first decision round."

Got a WL the next day, 3.89, 170.

WTF?

Meh, they send pretty nice notes back to a lot of stuff. What are they going to say? "You suck, we'll WL you soon."?

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:01 pm

You're killing me UVA....

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby sundance95 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:03 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:You're killing me UVA....

Maybe if you post about it multiple times a day they'll notice it. :roll:

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:06 pm

sundance95 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:You're killing me UVA....

Maybe if you post about it multiple times a day they'll notice it. :roll:


It couldn't hurt!

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby mr_toad » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:49 pm

sundance95 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:You're killing me UVA....

Maybe if you post about it multiple times a day they'll notice it. :roll:


Honestly, +1. If you care that much about it, should've ED'd... nobody should apply to UVa RD expecting to get in.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby The Gentleman » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:55 pm

mr_toad wrote:Honestly, +1. If you care that much about it, should've ED'd... nobody should apply to UVa RD expecting to get in.


lol... this should be stickied to the "What are my chances" forum.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby bdubs » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:27 pm

mr_toad wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:You're killing me UVA....

Maybe if you post about it multiple times a day they'll notice it. :roll:


Honestly, +1. If you care that much about it, should've ED'd... nobody should apply to UVa RD expecting to get in.



..... unless you are instate and above one median (and not exceedingly far from the other), that is almost a sure thing.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby mr_toad » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:36 pm

bdubs wrote:
mr_toad wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:You're killing me UVA....

Maybe if you post about it multiple times a day they'll notice it. :roll:


Honestly, +1. If you care that much about it, should've ED'd... nobody should apply to UVa RD expecting to get in.



..... unless you are instate and above one median (and not exceedingly far from the other), that is almost a sure thing.


Absolutely. I should have qualified by saying out-of-state. Out of staters with a 166+/3.9+ or a 170+/3.6+ might get in, but usually won't by a margin of about 50-1. If you really want to go, just ED. They'll still throw you a scholarship bone if you fit their metrics. You meaning anyone. :)

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:40 pm

Well they waitlisted a ton of people this week and I do not think it is too much to ask for a response. Even if it is a rejection or waitlilst.

I'm probably going to Berkeley in the fall, but I'd like to at least have something finite from UVA before I commit.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby mr_toad » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Oh! If all you want is a waitlist... that's different :) My apologies.

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:45 pm

mr_toad wrote:Oh! If all you want is a waitlist... that's different :) My apologies.


:D

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:46 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Well they waitlisted a ton of people this week and I do not think it is too much to ask for a response. Even if it is a rejection or waitlilst.

I'm probably going to Berkeley in the fall, but I'd like to at least have something finite from UVA before I commit.

in case you were wondering, you're not getting an acceptance. but who cares? UC is awesome. just withdraw and put it behind you

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:57 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Well they waitlisted a ton of people this week and I do not think it is too much to ask for a response. Even if it is a rejection or waitlilst.

I'm probably going to Berkeley in the fall, but I'd like to at least have something finite from UVA before I commit.

in case you were wondering, you're not getting an acceptance. but who cares? UC is awesome. just withdraw and put it behind you


:( ....I guess...

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Re: UVa. Regular Decision

Postby OutCold » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:03 pm

No harm in waiting imo.




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