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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby stlisforlovers » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:16 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:+1... but under review finally!!


Does it actually say under review? Mine is in the batch that should be going under review, but it doesn't say under review for some reason. :?

Yup. File Complete- in Review

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jwaters » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:24 pm

I'm In Review too, it had said "Ready for Review" since 11/30.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby kk19131 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:25 pm

I wrote the why Illinois..

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jetergrl2ss » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:26 pm

jwaters wrote:I'm In Review too, it had said "Ready for Review" since 11/30.

+1... probably an auto-ding but hey, it's worth a shot! Show me some love Dean Pless!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby krad » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:26 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:+1... but under review finally!!


Does it actually say under review? Mine is in the batch that should be going under review, but it doesn't say under review for some reason. :?


FWIW, I should be in the next batch, according to complete date, but mine doesn't say under review yet either. Who knows!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby gbpackerbacker » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:32 pm

Didn't write the "Why Illinois," and I am in with 40k a year.

Does "We are able to offer you a scholarship of $40000 per year which is guaranteed for all three years" mean that there are no GPA stipulations? I just don't want to find out that it is "guaranteed renewable..."

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby laughsalot06 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:35 pm

I'm in review for the next cycle, too. So glad that Dean Pless gives us an exact date, makes the waiting a little better (although I don't think I'll be able to sleep the night of the 6th).

All of the waitlisting is making me very nervous. My numbers are above the 75ths, I'm from Illinois/wrote a Why Illinois, and Illinois is sincerely one of the schools at the top of my list. Eeeeek so nervous!

Crazy mixture of emotions: anxious, nervous, excited! I'll probably be eating a few too many Christmas cookies to cope :)

Congrats to all who have been accepted and good luck to everyone!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:42 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:Didn't write the "Why Illinois," and I am in with 40k a year.

Does "We are able to offer you a scholarship of $40000 per year which is guaranteed for all three years" mean that there are no GPA stipulations? I just don't want to find out that it is "guaranteed renewable..."

yup, no GPA stipulations.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby gbpackerbacker » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:43 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:Didn't write the "Why Illinois," and I am in with 40k a year.

Does "We are able to offer you a scholarship of $40000 per year which is guaranteed for all three years" mean that there are no GPA stipulations? I just don't want to find out that it is "guaranteed renewable..."

yup, no GPA stipulations.


Thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:44 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:Didn't write the "Why Illinois," and I am in with 40k a year.

Does "We are able to offer you a scholarship of $40000 per year which is guaranteed for all three years" mean that there are no GPA stipulations? I just don't want to find out that it is "guaranteed renewable..."

yup, no GPA stipulations.


Thanks!

No problem, congrats on the awesome scholarship!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby chrisbru » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:56 pm

I didn't write a Why Illinois, and honestly, couldn't have if I tried.... Mine would have said "umm... I'm a splitter and want to go to school in the midwest. The end."

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby chrisbru » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:13 pm

From the Dean Pless thread...

Pless wrote:Also, I am trying really hard not to post on any other threads so I will just throw this out here.

I don't yield protect. Ever.

This thread doesn't have to be the "How wonderful Illinois is" thread. Please feel free to ask me any question about Illinois or our process that you want. I won't hold it against you, promise.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jwaters » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:42 pm

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Gotti » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:54 pm

"File Complete - Ready for Review" = UR according to the thread with Dean Pless

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby chrisbru » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:54 pm

jwaters wrote:
That's fine. Many seemingly well qualified applicants were waitlisted and wondering why, I simply suggested a possible answer. This is a discussion forum after all. If they don't YP then kudos to them, but let's not pretend that it doesn't happen at many other schools. And even if they did, so what? Almost every school uses LSAT and GPA medians, among other things, to work the rankings. YP is just another tool. And again, if they don't do it then great for them.


Sorry, wasn't trying to argue. I thought it was YP at first as well. I just wanted to share that information with everyone in this thread.

My issue with it is if you don't call it YP, but admit some people with worse numbers than those you waitlist because you think they'll "be a better fit" (read, will actually come to your school), then isn't it still YP?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby chrisbru » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:56 pm

Gotti wrote:"File Complete - Ready for Review" = UR according to the thread with Dean Pless



This is incorrect.

File Complete - Ready for Review means the date Dean Pless uses for cutoffs. I was FC-R4R on 11/19, so I made it into the 12/17 batch.

When it says "File Complete - Under Review", that's how you'll know that it's being reviewed. Although he's pretty clear about who gets decisions when. I believe that anyone who was "File Complete - Ready for Review" by 12/13 should go to FC-UR today and have a decision on 1/7/2011.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Barbie » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:59 pm

chrisbru wrote:
jwaters wrote:
That's fine. Many seemingly well qualified applicants were waitlisted and wondering why, I simply suggested a possible answer. This is a discussion forum after all. If they don't YP then kudos to them, but let's not pretend that it doesn't happen at many other schools. And even if they did, so what? Almost every school uses LSAT and GPA medians, among other things, to work the rankings. YP is just another tool. And again, if they don't do it then great for them.


Sorry, wasn't trying to argue. I thought it was YP at first as well. I just wanted to share that information with everyone in this thread.

My issue with it is if you don't call it YP, but admit some people with worse numbers than those you waitlist because you think they'll "be a better fit" (read, will actually come to your school), then isn't it still YP?


Ask this in the Dean Pless thread. I predict a response that will most likely work against your assumption.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Gotti » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:01 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Gotti wrote:"File Complete - Ready for Review" = UR according to the thread with Dean Pless



This is incorrect.

File Complete - Ready for Review means the date Dean Pless uses for cutoffs. I was FC-R4R on 11/19, so I made it into the 12/17 batch.

When it says "File Complete - Under Review", that's how you'll know that it's being reviewed. Although he's pretty clear about who gets decisions when. I believe that anyone who was "File Complete - Ready for Review" by 12/13 should go to FC-UR today and have a decision on 1/7/2011.



oh i misread this:



Pless wrote:
jwaters wrote:Is there a stage in between "ready for review" and a decision? I've been "complete - ready for review" since 11/30. Can I expect a decision tomorrow or the next round?


In Review.

You will be in the next round.




For some reason I took that to mean that the guy asking the question was already in review. Whoops. Reading comp fail

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Lwoods » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:03 pm

chrisbru wrote:
jwaters wrote:
That's fine. Many seemingly well qualified applicants were waitlisted and wondering why, I simply suggested a possible answer. This is a discussion forum after all. If they don't YP then kudos to them, but let's not pretend that it doesn't happen at many other schools. And even if they did, so what? Almost every school uses LSAT and GPA medians, among other things, to work the rankings. YP is just another tool. And again, if they don't do it then great for them.


Sorry, wasn't trying to argue. I thought it was YP at first as well. I just wanted to share that information with everyone in this thread.

My issue with it is if you don't call it YP, but admit some people with worse numbers than those you waitlist because you think they'll "be a better fit" (read, will actually come to your school), then isn't it still YP?


No. YP is simply "You can't reject me because I'm rejecting you!" It's like no-bidding a girl in sorority rush because she's too pretty or something.

What it seems UIUC is doing is taking a more holistic approach... not as holistic as Berkeley, but really looking at softs and the personality that comes through the application. I mean, you can have good numbers and still not be someone they'd want representing the school (think Tucker Max type, for example).

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby krad » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:07 pm

Lwoods wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
jwaters wrote:
That's fine. Many seemingly well qualified applicants were waitlisted and wondering why, I simply suggested a possible answer. This is a discussion forum after all. If they don't YP then kudos to them, but let's not pretend that it doesn't happen at many other schools. And even if they did, so what? Almost every school uses LSAT and GPA medians, among other things, to work the rankings. YP is just another tool. And again, if they don't do it then great for them.


Sorry, wasn't trying to argue. I thought it was YP at first as well. I just wanted to share that information with everyone in this thread.

My issue with it is if you don't call it YP, but admit some people with worse numbers than those you waitlist because you think they'll "be a better fit" (read, will actually come to your school), then isn't it still YP?


No. YP is simply "You can't reject me because I'm rejecting you!" It's like no-bidding a girl in sorority rush because she's too pretty or something.

What it seems UIUC is doing is taking a more holistic approach... not as holistic as Berkeley, but really looking at softs and the personality that comes through the application. I mean, you can have good numbers and still not be someone they'd want representing the school (think Tucker Max type, for example).


Awesome reference :)

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jwaters » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:08 pm

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Barbie » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:09 pm

<3 LWoods <3

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby stlisforlovers » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:11 pm

krad wrote:
Lwoods wrote: I mean, you can have good numbers and still not be someone they'd want representing the school (think Tucker Max type, for example).


Awesome reference :)

+10000 :lol:

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Magnifique1908 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:08 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
krad wrote:
Lwoods wrote: I mean, you can have good numbers and still not be someone they'd want representing the school (think Tucker Max type, for example).


Awesome reference :)

+10000 :lol:


Poor Duke.... :lol:

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Spinozist21 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:24 pm

Well. Just a couple quick points. 1) I doubt someone who is as open and honest as Dean Pless has been then covers up YP. Just think that's unlikely. 2) if you were YP'd then your a badass who is gonna get into "better" schools anyways so don't worry. I, for one, am very appreciative of what Pless has done and thus I have no qualms about the decision...although mine was a rather clear-cut rejection lol.




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