Illinois 2011 applicants!

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Bildungsroman
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Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:21 am

Well, Dean Pless was nice enough to have a question thread for the class of 2014, but I think we need a spot for those of us who have submitted to spend time fretting and passing time while counting down to decisions.

Just submitted my application today. I didn't write the Why Illinois because, even though I love the idea of going to UIUC, I find it really hard to not come off as insincere in "Why X" essays. Hopefully they won't hold it against me.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby beachbum » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:22 am

I applied a few weeks ago. Hopefully decisions start coming out soon...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Knock » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:23 am

Applied just to be with Bils. Wish me luck!!!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Jack Smirks » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:24 am

I am applying to Illinois and I expect my admission shortly.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby bergg007 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:33 am

naterj wrote:I am applying to Illinois and I expect my admission shortly.



What are your numbers if you are so sure?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Knock » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:33 am

bergg007 wrote:
naterj wrote:I am applying to Illinois and I expect my admission shortly.



What are your numbers if you are so sure?


Naterj is 3.99, 179. A complete failure if you ask me.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby tea_drinker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:34 am

OP: thanks for creating this thread. We almost take Dean Pless' thread for granted. Submitted my app and went complete about two weeks ago. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:34 am

I submitted 10/30 and I think they're still waiting for my hard copies! But, here's my name added to the waiting list. :)

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:35 am

Knock wrote:
bergg007 wrote:
naterj wrote:I am applying to Illinois and I expect my admission shortly.



What are your numbers if you are so sure?


Naterj is 3.99, 179. A complete failure if you ask me.


GPAs beginning with a "3" are so TTT.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Jack Smirks » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:37 am

Bildungsroman wrote:GPAs beginning with a "3" are so TTT.

So are LSAT scores with sixes in the tens column. hth.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Knock » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:37 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Knock wrote:
bergg007 wrote:
naterj wrote:I am applying to Illinois and I expect my admission shortly.



What are your numbers if you are so sure?


Naterj is 3.99, 179. A complete failure if you ask me.


GPAs beginning with a "3" are so TTT.


Agreed. 4.33 or bust.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby tea_drinker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:39 am

Knock wrote:
Agreed. 4.33 or bust.


Maybe I shouldn't have joined this thread :roll:

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Knock » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:40 am

tea_drinker wrote:
Knock wrote:
Agreed. 4.33 or bust.


Maybe I shouldn't have joined this thread :roll:


Well is your GPA 4.32 or below?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby tea_drinker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:41 am

It is 8.2, but on a 10.0 scale. :D
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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Jack Smirks » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:42 am

tea_drinker wrote:
Knock wrote:
Agreed. 4.33 or bust.


Maybe I shouldn't have joined this thread :roll:

Another 3.9? lolz.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:51 am

tea_drinker wrote:It is 8.2, but on a 10.0 scale. :D


I'm not capable of doing the complex math necessary to convert that to a traditional grading scale, so I'll just act sort of impressed to hedge my bets. :mrgreen:

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Hannibal » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:28 am

<3 UIUC

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Lwoods » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:59 am

Submitted back in September; still "ready for review".

Good luck, all! :)

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Jack Smirks » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:36 pm

Lwoods wrote:Submitted back in September; still "ready for review".

Good luck, all! :)

Good luck L!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby RTFM » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:59 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Just submitted my application today. I didn't write the Why Illinois because, even though I love the idea of going to UIUC, I find it really hard to not come off as insincere in "Why X" essays. Hopefully they won't hold it against me.


I delayed applying by 2 weeks trying to write the Why Illinois. Nothing I wrote sounded good enough, so I finally just submitted. I'm REALLY hoping it's not counted against us!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:07 pm

I applied even though I have almost no shot. Figured it was a good choice for a really high reach and their waiving of the application fee kind of sealed the deal. Heres to hoping! Cheers. :)

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby NancyBotwin » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:23 am

RTFM wrote:I'm REALLY hoping it's not counted against us!


It's not, unless you are borderline and they're trying to decide between you and someone who wrote it who has a good reason for wanting to go or otherwise expressed that they REALLY REALLY want to be here....

But don't worry about it.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby ihp12 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:26 am

Compared to other "Why" essays, I liked the Illinois essay. It asked you not only what the school would contribute to you, but what you could contribute to the school. This gives you one more opportunity to make a direct argument for your candidacy, and not just pretend to be interested in some particular clinic (not that I did this of course :lol: ).

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby 2011Cycle » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:55 pm

In review. 11/18. Complete 9/29.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:59 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:It is 8.2, but on a 10.0 scale. :D


I'm not capable of doing the complex math necessary to convert that to a traditional grading scale, so I'll just act sort of impressed to hedge my bets. :mrgreen:


A 3.28?




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