minky wrote:chimp wrote:Hastings' policy of not accepting any additional information to be added to applicant files is complete bullshit and lazy as hell. They are the ONLY school I applied to that is this way. Other schools seem to accept additional information gladly and even send personalized emails in response.
Agreed. UCLA seemed very willing to receive additional information and I'm pretty sure they get more apps than Hastings.
The vast majority of LOCIs are fluff and I'm sure admissions has found that LOCIs don't really add much to the consideration but waste a lot of time to process. I like the policy, it puts everybody on the same footing to be fair, though I wouldn't hesitate to try to break it if I had truly substantial info to add beyond just saying that I'm still interested, which is assumed if you paid the app fee, and have not withdrawn your app during the app cycle.