Illinois 2011 applicants!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jasonc. » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:08 pm

Lwoods wrote:
jasonc. wrote:Denied today! It was kinda insulting though because they wanted me to. Place my own self on waitlist oh well. 3 decisions down 13 to go


? I'm confused by your post. Why was it insulting?

Sorry about the ding. :(


Thanks you for the condolences. IT feels like a "beg for our mercy" situation.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby blurbz » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:12 pm

jasonc. wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
jasonc. wrote:Denied today! It was kinda insulting though because they wanted me to. Place my own self on waitlist oh well. 3 decisions down 13 to go


? I'm confused by your post. Why was it insulting?

Sorry about the ding. :(


Thanks you for the condolences. IT feels like a "beg for our mercy" situation.



If you were asked if you wanted to be on the waitlist, it means that you were waitlisted and not rejected.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jasonc. » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:17 pm

ohhhhh lol thats confusing. it does say wait listed on status check.How much people do they reguarly take off the wl?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:18 pm

jasonc. wrote:ohhhhh lol thats confusing. it does say wait listed on status check.How much people do they reguarly take off the wl?


Just to save time. I signed up for the WL and here's the email I got this week from Dean Pless:

I wanted to thank you for opting on to the Illinois Wait List and provide you with a little more information. This email serves to confirm your status and your online status checker will change as well.
I am sure that every school you have applied to conducts their file review a little differently than the next. At Illinois once a candidate has opted on to the Wait List there will not be a further review until I determine that more offers should be made. At that point in time I will review all applicants on the Wait List and make additional offers. Those not selected will remain on the Wait List. Your online status will not change during this process.
At this point in time we do not require any additional information or a letter of continued interest. You are always welcome to submit additional, relevant information and you may do so by emailing it to admissions@law.illinois.edu or mailing a hard copy to the College. Any transcript updates should be sent to LSAC and we will be notified automatically.
Due to the fluidity of the Wait List it doesn’t help to provide you with the number of people on the Wait List or any other demographic information. I am able to say that I strive to keep the Wait List small and I only ask people if they wish for a place on the list if I believe they have a legitimate chance at being admitted during this cycle.
I will be sending out regular updates to you and let you know how our cycle is progressing. I apologize that I can’t provide any more information than that at this time.
If at any point you wish to be removed from our Wait List and have your file withdrawn from further consideration, please let me know.
I appreciate your interest in Illinois and your patience with our process.
Sincerely,
Paul
Paul D. Pless

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

University of Illinois

College of Law

jasonc.
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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby jasonc. » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:23 pm

Thanks! might as well. I dont have anything to loose.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:33 pm

jasonc. wrote:Thanks! might as well. I dont have anything to loose.


and from what I can gather, people off the WL still get scholarship or at least many have in the past

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby anthropologieaddict » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:23 pm

Flips88 wrote:
jasonc. wrote:Thanks! might as well. I dont have anything to loose.


and from what I can gather, people off the WL still get scholarship or at least many have in the past


Last years waitlist was brutal (only 6 admitted) but the year before I think there was something like 47 admitted so you just never know. Good luck!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:29 pm

anthropologieaddict wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
jasonc. wrote:Thanks! might as well. I dont have anything to loose.


and from what I can gather, people off the WL still get scholarship or at least many have in the past


Last years waitlist was brutal (only 6 admitted) but the year before I think there was something like 47 admitted so you just never know. Good luck!


Plus it needs to be taken into account that they waived their app fee for everyone this year so i'm sure their number of applicants have multiplied many times this year

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Flips88 wrote:
anthropologieaddict wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
jasonc. wrote:Thanks! might as well. I dont have anything to loose.


and from what I can gather, people off the WL still get scholarship or at least many have in the past


Last years waitlist was brutal (only 6 admitted) but the year before I think there was something like 47 admitted so you just never know. Good luck!


Plus it needs to be taken into account that they waived their app fee for everyone this year so i'm sure their number of applicants have multiplied many times this year


They waived their app fee last year too.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby cinephile » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:37 pm

JD=Doctor wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Rejected too. Surprisingly unbroken-up about it, or maybe I just knew in my heart of hearts how very unlikely it was.



DIng Ding Ding Ding DIng!


Was a strong consider... good thing they were far from a top choice. 1 rejection of the cycle


Waitlisted today, also my first rejection of the cycle. I am disappointed, even though they weren't a top choice for me either.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:39 pm

cinephile wrote:
JD=Doctor wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Rejected too. Surprisingly unbroken-up about it, or maybe I just knew in my heart of hearts how very unlikely it was.



DIng Ding Ding Ding DIng!


Was a strong consider... good thing they were far from a top choice. 1 rejection of the cycle


Waitlisted today, also my first rejection of the cycle. I am disappointed, even though they weren't a top choice for me either.


If your profile is truthful I have no idea why Illinois wait listed you (this is coming from a 165/4.0 that got waitlisted last week and doesn't understand).

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby anthropologieaddict » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:04 pm

Yeah unfortunately they also had a free app fee last year...I think it was just a particularly competitive cycle last year for many reasons.
EDIT: I also heard in one of the threads that applications are actually down this year over all but I am not sure how accurate this is.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby CaseClosed » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:19 pm

Accepted today via email! URM reverse splitter in with 25k/yr. :D

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:08 am

The full ride has been eating more and more into my mind... I wish the drive down wasn't such a hassle...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby purplebulldogs » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:42 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:The full ride has been eating more and more into my mind... I wish the drive down wasn't such a hassle...


your drive down is keeping you from taking a full ride?

where are you driving from? alaska?

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby cinephile » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:37 am

Flips88 wrote:
cinephile wrote:
JD=Doctor wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Rejected too. Surprisingly unbroken-up about it, or maybe I just knew in my heart of hearts how very unlikely it was.



DIng Ding Ding Ding DIng!


Was a strong consider... good thing they were far from a top choice. 1 rejection of the cycle


Waitlisted today, also my first rejection of the cycle. I am disappointed, even though they weren't a top choice for me either.


If your profile is truthful I have no idea why Illinois wait listed you (this is coming from a 165/4.0 that got waitlisted last week and doesn't understand).


It's for the best that the spot went to someone who really wanted it. Good luck to those of you still waiting to hear back!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby lawschool12345 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:02 pm

purplebulldogs wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:The full ride has been eating more and more into my mind... I wish the drive down wasn't such a hassle...


your drive down is keeping you from taking a full ride?

where are you driving from? alaska?



+1 this seems like a careless decision ...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Arbiter213 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:50 pm

purplebulldogs wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:The full ride has been eating more and more into my mind... I wish the drive down wasn't such a hassle...


your drive down is keeping you from taking a full ride?

where are you driving from? alaska?


My drive down (lacking a car) is keeping me from VISITING.

My offers at UCLA, Cornell and Georgetown are what's keeping me from taking the full ride. My point was the longer I think about it the more seriously I'm considering the Illini.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby lawschool12345 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:06 pm

my apologies then, didnt know about the other offers, but sans that information it didnt make much sense lol

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby PSUFB1114 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:06 pm

167 3.9 denied as of Friday, Bummer. I applied in late November FYI.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby mss455 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:16 pm

Decisions todayyyy !!!!

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby the11111111 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:49 pm

Wait 167 3.9 was rejected... No way?????????????

Guess Im not looking as forward to those decisions today as I thought...

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:02 pm

PSUFB1114 wrote:167 3.9 denied as of Friday, Bummer. I applied in late November FYI.

are you a murderer...?

Sorry, that's a bummer. :(

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Hannibal » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:56 pm

the11111111 wrote:Wait 167 3.9 was rejected... No way?????????????

Guess Im not looking as forward to those decisions today as I thought...


I think Illinois is one of the better barometers of if there's something wrong with your app. They never YP, but every once in a while they'll reject someone with really high numbers.

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Re: Illinois 2011 applicants!

Postby Lwoods » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:14 pm

So... earlier in this thread I mentioned planning to attend the February ASW. I hate driving in winter, so I changed my mind. I'm now planning on going to the April ASW. Anyone else going then? krad? ;)




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