Illinois 2011 applicants!

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woodson21
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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby woodson21 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:06 pm

Waitlisted with 75th LSAT and above 75th GPA. Is this happening to any one else? I was pretty surprised, but also worried that something was wrong with my application. I have been accepted to some higher ranked schools though so I don't really know....

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:27 pm

woodson21 wrote:Waitlisted with 75th LSAT and above 75th GPA. Is this happening to any one else? I was pretty surprised, but also worried that something was wrong with my application. I have been accepted to some higher ranked schools though so I don't really know....


Yield protect.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby krad » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:29 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
woodson21 wrote:Waitlisted with 75th LSAT and above 75th GPA. Is this happening to any one else? I was pretty surprised, but also worried that something was wrong with my application. I have been accepted to some higher ranked schools though so I don't really know....


Yield protect.


Edit: Forgot that I had already read Pless's comment on YP one time. Whoops!
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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:34 pm

woodson21 wrote:Waitlisted with 75th LSAT and above 75th GPA. Is this happening to any one else? I was pretty surprised, but also worried that something was wrong with my application. I have been accepted to some higher ranked schools though so I don't really know....


Write an LOCI to let them know you're serious about their school. They're afraid you just applied there for the hell of it and have no intention of actually considering them

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:35 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
woodson21 wrote:Waitlisted with 75th LSAT and above 75th GPA. Is this happening to any one else? I was pretty surprised, but also worried that something was wrong with my application. I have been accepted to some higher ranked schools though so I don't really know....


Yield protect.


Last time there was discussion of Yield Protection in this thread, Dean Pless had this to say in his 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.


I have no useful input of my own on the subject. I've always understood this to be a numbers game, and your numbers say you should be in with a scholarship.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:36 pm

Went to "In Review" today, does that mean I should expect a decision next Friday?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby pinkzebra » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:36 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
woodson21 wrote:Waitlisted with 75th LSAT and above 75th GPA. Is this happening to any one else? I was pretty surprised, but also worried that something was wrong with my application. I have been accepted to some higher ranked schools though so I don't really know....


Yield protect.


Last time there was discussion of Yield Protection in this thread, Dean Pless had this to say in his 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.... I got in with a 175/3.96

Not sure why you would've gotten waitlisted though... That's weird...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby krad » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:38 pm

I agree with the above posts. Write an LOCI for sure! With no app fee, I'd bet that UIUC gets more apps than other schools, and that they have more to weed through in terms of who is genuinely interested and who is not.

FWIW I wrote a serious Why Illinois to show my definite interest in the school and ended up with what looks like a tad bit more $ than my GPA/LSAT peers.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby woodson21 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:41 pm

krad wrote:I agree with the above posts. Write an LOCI for sure! With no app fee, I'd bet that UIUC gets more apps than other schools, and that they have more to weed through in terms of who is genuinely interested and who is not.

FWIW I wrote a serious Why Illinois to show my definite interest in the school and ended up with what looks like a tad bit more $ than my GPA/LSAT peers.


Thanks for the input everyone. I didn't write a why Illinois so that could have something to do with it. I was just surprised that the waitlist came so quickly because I didn't submit my app until mid-December.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Kinderby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:43 pm

Is it desperate... or genius... to write a LOCI before your file is even under review? I wrote my little heart out on the Why Illinois?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby krad » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:44 pm

Kinderby wrote:Is it desperate... or genius... to write a LOCI before your file is even under review? I wrote my little heart out on the Why Illinois?


Consensus on the forums seems to be the former... :|

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:46 pm

krad wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Is it desperate... or genius... to write a LOCI before your file is even under review? I wrote my little heart out on the Why Illinois?


Consensus on the forums seems to be the former... :|

+1

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:55 pm

Flips88 wrote:
krad wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Is it desperate... or genius... to write a LOCI before your file is even under review? I wrote my little heart out on the Why Illinois?


Consensus on the forums seems to be the former... :|

+1


+!

I wrote a "LOCI," but I hadn't written a Why Illinois? So my "LOCI" was really just a late Why Illinois?

I think that, given that you must have gone complete in the last month, a LOCI would look desperate.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:59 pm

Dean Pless actually posts in this thread?

If so: Thanks for the offer :D

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Kinderby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:00 pm

He posts in the Illinois Class of 2014 (with Dean Pless) thread.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:01 pm

They're just throwing around 30k scholarships today, huh...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:06 pm

kk19131 wrote:They're just throwing around 30k scholarships today, huh...


So I should feel special for $40k?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:08 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:They're just throwing around 30k scholarships today, huh...


So I should feel special for $40k?


Affirmative.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:10 pm

kk19131 wrote:They're just throwing around 30k scholarships today, huh...

30k/year?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:12 pm

Flips88 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:They're just throwing around 30k scholarships today, huh...

30k/year?



Yes.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:12 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
kk19131 wrote:They're just throwing around 30k scholarships today, huh...


So I should feel special for $40k?


Affirmative.


Nice. I believe in all of you! You can do it!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby rli66 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:25 pm

In this morning via email with 30k/year.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/dc496

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Skyhook » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Congrats to you guys in today.

Please post any new decisions in this thread:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=144461

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Tanicius » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:01 am

In with 120k.

First and probably only true full tuition scholarship of my cycle.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby JenDarby » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:05 am

Tanicius wrote:In with 120k.

First and probably only true full tuition scholarship of my cycle.

congrats! I'm jealous. Hopefully a higher Feb LSAT and other offers will enable me to bargain my 75k up,




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