Southwestern 2011

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RAB
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:26 pm

Danimal wrote:I've been in review since 1/13, but my "current status date" changed to 4/14...does this mean anything?


Probably get a decision tomorrow. That happened to me, I checked my status on 3/8 and my review changed to 3/7 and then like 2 hours later I got the e-mail.

mediation_86
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mediation_86 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:42 pm

Danimal wrote:I've been in review since 1/13, but my "current status date" changed to 4/14...does this mean anything?


same here...

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sanjola
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:51 pm

I'm looking for a roomate(s) also.

I heard the miracle mile is nice and close to the school. I'm not really familiar with that part of L.A. though.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby SFnative » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:56 pm

mediation_86 wrote:
Danimal wrote:I've been in review since 1/13, but my "current status date" changed to 4/14...does this mean anything?


same here...


same here.....

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby thefifthspeed » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:46 pm

SFnative wrote:
mediation_86 wrote:
Danimal wrote:I've been in review since 1/13, but my "current status date" changed to 4/14...does this mean anything?


same here...


same here.....


Same here

RAB
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:30 pm

Has anyone created a facebook page?

mediation_86
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mediation_86 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:35 pm

RAB wrote:
Danimal wrote:I've been in review since 1/13, but my "current status date" changed to 4/14...does this mean anything?


Probably get a decision tomorrow. That happened to me, I checked my status on 3/8 and my review changed to 3/7 and then like 2 hours later I got the e-mail.


I know that the time the letters are sent may vary, but do you remember what time you got the e-mail?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:43 pm

I just looked and I received it at 2:42 PM EST (I'm in NY)

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Oblivion_08 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:36 pm

I got my acceptance e-mail at like 4:45 PM PT

No RAB, we should make a facebook page.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:09 pm

Yeah, idk how to lol.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Christophosphorus » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:58 am

I've been accepted as well! I got the response about 10 days ago via e-mail, and the packet arrived in the mail a week later. I'm excited.

Question (and I hope some of you late-sleepers are up):

Is anyone going to the Admitted Students Day today? I never registered and haven't a clue if they'd accept a walk-in, but I also have work tomorrow morning. Any advice? Is it worth going, or should I just schedule a "private" day as mentioned in the email as an alternative?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby jiggatman21 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:27 am

Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:31 am

jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.


When did you apply?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Oblivion_08 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:02 pm

Your GPA is holding you down..apply for part time and send that letter or visit the school..remember your nothing but a piece of paper to them, show your face and write letters. I got in with my God awful numbers because of my persistence..so you can too

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby singingkris » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:34 pm

jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.



If you decide not to write the optional essay, I think you can pretty much forget about ever getting of the WL. At minimum write the essay.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby jiggatman21 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:27 pm

sanjola wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.


When did you apply?


Applied in mid-November. I actually did visit the school in January for the SCALE presentation (I live within 25 miles). The school has a classy, upscale hotel lobby feel. Met some admissions people and chatted it up. They told me they usually reach a decision within 8-10 weeks. It took mine roughly 14 weeks. Probably would have benefitted from staying in touch but Im already writing the essays so......I'm staying positive. Just wanted to see where I fall on the spectrum of applicants.

Also, just wondering, being waitlisted basically eliminates my chances of receiving any significant aid/scholarships...correct?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:38 pm

jiggatman21 wrote:
sanjola wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.


When did you apply?


Applied in mid-November. I actually did visit the school in January for the SCALE presentation (I live within 25 miles). The school has a classy, upscale hotel lobby feel. Met some admissions people and chatted it up. They told me they usually reach a decision within 8-10 weeks. It took mine roughly 14 weeks. Probably would have benefitted from staying in touch but Im already writing the essays so......I'm staying positive. Just wanted to see where I fall on the spectrum of applicants.

Also, just wondering, being waitlisted basically eliminates my chances of receiving any significant aid/scholarships...correct?


I would say so. I withdrew, but was one of the earlier admittances to SCALE with a 3.3/158 and received nothing in terms of scholarships, which is why I decided not to go there and attend a better school for a ton cheaper. I guess you never know, but I certainly wouldn't count on it. It just seemed like they really did care about trying to seem real friendly and all, but when it comes down to it, it seemed like they also thought that they were a ton better than a lot of other schools and that you should go to Southwestern because they are a great place to be..when in reality, their statistics certainly don't back that up one bit.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Oblivion_08 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:34 pm

ballboy899 wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:
sanjola wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.


When did you apply?


Applied in mid-November. I actually did visit the school in January for the SCALE presentation (I live within 25 miles). The school has a classy, upscale hotel lobby feel. Met some admissions people and chatted it up. They told me they usually reach a decision within 8-10 weeks. It took mine roughly 14 weeks. Probably would have benefitted from staying in touch but Im already writing the essays so......I'm staying positive. Just wanted to see where I fall on the spectrum of applicants.

Also, just wondering, being waitlisted basically eliminates my chances of receiving any significant aid/scholarships...correct?


I would say so. I withdrew, but was one of the earlier admittances to SCALE with a 3.3/158 and received nothing in terms of scholarships, which is why I decided not to go there and attend a better school for a ton cheaper. I guess you never know, but I certainly wouldn't count on it. It just seemed like they really did care about trying to seem real friendly and all, but when it comes down to it, it seemed like they also thought that they were a ton better than a lot of other schools and that you should go to Southwestern because they are a great place to be..when in reality, their statistics certainly don't back that up one bit.


I've met a ton of employers in the past week and done my research. They tell me they weigh Loyola and Southwestern at the same level, it's just based on your position in the class.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby borderlinecreep » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:33 am

jiggatman21 wrote:
sanjola wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.


When did you apply?


Applied in mid-November. I actually did visit the school in January for the SCALE presentation (I live within 25 miles). The school has a classy, upscale hotel lobby feel. Met some admissions people and chatted it up. They told me they usually reach a decision within 8-10 weeks. It took mine roughly 14 weeks. Probably would have benefitted from staying in touch but Im already writing the essays so......I'm staying positive. Just wanted to see where I fall on the spectrum of applicants.

Also, just wondering, being waitlisted basically eliminates my chances of receiving any significant aid/scholarships...correct?



I would write the essay. My roommate was wait-listed. She sent in an essay right away and was accepted off the wait-list the day seat deposits were due.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby debili123 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:42 am

I didn't wrote an essay aether, can you guys tell me where can I find the essay topic on the web, thx.



borderlinecreep wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:
sanjola wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.


When did you apply?


Applied in mid-November. I actually did visit the school in January for the SCALE presentation (I live within 25 miles). The school has a classy, upscale hotel lobby feel. Met some admissions people and chatted it up. They told me they usually reach a decision within 8-10 weeks. It took mine roughly 14 weeks. Probably would have benefitted from staying in touch but Im already writing the essays so......I'm staying positive. Just wanted to see where I fall on the spectrum of applicants.

Also, just wondering, being waitlisted basically eliminates my chances of receiving any significant aid/scholarships...correct?



I would write the essay. My roommate was wait-listed. She sent in an essay right away and was accepted off the wait-list the day seat deposits were due.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:42 pm

singingkris wrote:
jiggatman21 wrote:Waitlisted.....3.1 with 155 Lsat. Kind of surprised and disappointed. Thought I would have a good shot. Did everyone do the optional essays on the waitlist? They seem absurdly broad.



If you decide not to write the optional essay, I think you can pretty much forget about ever getting of the WL. At minimum write the essay.


I didn't submit the optional essays.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:20 pm

Officially withdrew the other day. $53,000 back in the game. Good luck to all of you.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby singingkris » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:55 pm

zla2014 wrote:Officially withdrew the other day. $53,000 back in the game. Good luck to all of you.



Good Luck! :)

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby adonai » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:36 pm

zla2014 wrote:Officially withdrew the other day. $53,000 back in the game. Good luck to all of you.

Where you headed? I thought you were planning on runnin with the SW scholly?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mediation_86 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:38 pm

I have been seeing that people are being taken off the waitlist at LSN.

There are numerous of individuals including me that still are in review since 1/13, and have recently had a date change to 4/14. I am wondering why they are looking at the waitlist when they still have applications pending for initial consideration???




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