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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby WVUguy11 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:22 pm

I was in review for somewhere around a month. Official letter and scholarship came in the mail about a week after status checker indicated acceptance.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby mpj_3050 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:21 pm

I just received my admit letter in the mail today. Looked through the tread quickly, but does scholarship information always come with the admit letter? Mine just had a letter and the checklist? I was hoping for a little money but...

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby BlazedBillyMaze » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:37 pm

Most balling. You should check your status checker. It will tell you when/if your scholly letter was mailed. I think in general, if you have a ~157 + a 3.0 or better, you will get in.

If you applied late, you will just have to wait, but you will eventually get in. Applications are down across the board (thus timing isn't as much of an issue). WVU is also simply slow at processing apps - not worth an anxiety attack if you have good numbers.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:53 pm

Another week has passed and no response. When is this accepted student's luncheon that everyone was discussing earlier ITT?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby IHaveLawyers » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:29 pm

Subject: West Virginia 2011

BlazedBillyMaze wrote:Most balling. You should check your status checker. It will tell you when/if your scholly letter was mailed. I think in general, if you have a ~157 + a 3.0 or better, you will get in.

If you applied late, you will just have to wait, but you will eventually get in.
Applications are down across the board (thus timing isn't as much of an issue). WVU is also simply slow at processing apps - not worth an anxiety attack if you have good numbers.


I heard this on another board, how do you guys know that apps are down this year? If they are down, does this make the cycle harder or easier?

Thanks!

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby BlazedBillyMaze » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:11 pm

IHaveLawyers wrote:Subject: West Virginia 2011

BlazedBillyMaze wrote:Most balling. You should check your status checker. It will tell you when/if your scholly letter was mailed. I think in general, if you have a ~157 + a 3.0 or better, you will get in.

If you applied late, you will just have to wait, but you will eventually get in.
Applications are down across the board (thus timing isn't as much of an issue). WVU is also simply slow at processing apps - not worth an anxiety attack if you have good numbers.


I heard this on another board, how do you guys know that apps are down this year? If they are down, does this make the cycle harder or easier?

Thanks!


I have not heard from WVU specifically, but LSAC has noted that the applications overall are down. WVU may be an exception or outlier. I don't know the real stats.

Fewer Applications = easier admissions. If you have 4 people competing for 1 spot compared to 2 for 1, the odds are more in your favor. This is assuming that the applicants are relatively similar in quality.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby IHaveLawyers » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:07 am

BlazedBillyMaze wrote:
IHaveLawyers wrote:Subject: West Virginia 2011

BlazedBillyMaze wrote:Most balling. You should check your status checker. It will tell you when/if your scholly letter was mailed. I think in general, if you have a ~157 + a 3.0 or better, you will get in.

If you applied late, you will just have to wait, but you will eventually get in.
Applications are down across the board (thus timing isn't as much of an issue). WVU is also simply slow at processing apps - not worth an anxiety attack if you have good numbers.


I heard this on another board, how do you guys know that apps are down this year? If they are down, does this make the cycle harder or easier?

Thanks!


I have not heard from WVU specifically, but LSAC has noted that the applications overall are down. WVU may be an exception or outlier. I don't know the real stats.

Fewer Applications = easier admissions. If you have 4 people competing for 1 spot compared to 2 for 1, the odds are more in your favor. This is assuming that the applicants are relatively similar in quality.


Thats awesome! I thought more people would be applying because of the shitty employment prospects coming out of college.

Did LSAC put out a statement? I can find the stats or more info on this on the interwebs?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby pseudonym1 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:40 pm

Accepted via status checker today! KY resident.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:51 pm

pseudonym1 wrote:Accepted via status checker today! KY resident.

When did you go IR? Numbers?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby pseudonym1 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:41 pm

lbeeman2007 wrote:
pseudonym1 wrote:Accepted via status checker today! KY resident.

When did you go IR? Numbers?

IR: Jan. 28th

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:45 am

Just saving the thread.

I applied on 2/18 but didn't go UR until 3/15 because I only sent 2 letters of rec. To be honest WVU was the only place that *required* 3 and I'm not in UG anymore so I couldn't easily get a 3rd to LSAC and processed in time. I'm a WV native and 171/3.4 from a top 10 school so my numbers are there, but I could see a YP rejection or rejection for not following the requirements. I've been thinking about staying close to home, although I know probably 20 people in the 1L class now that I went to high school with, so I would like the admit and would seriously consider WVU especially if they gave me $$$$. Who knows...

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:22 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:To be honest WVU was the only place that *required* 3 and I'm not in UG anymore so I couldn't easily get a 3rd to LSAC and processed in time.


This killed me too. Took a long time to get my 3rd letter in and I was admitted w/o any scholarship money as an OOS student. Granted, I don't have your numbers, but I thought a 3.5/160 would get a little bit of money.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw, but best of luck to everyone else.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby BlazedBillyMaze » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:13 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:To be honest WVU was the only place that *required* 3 and I'm not in UG anymore so I couldn't easily get a 3rd to LSAC and processed in time.


This killed me too. Took a long time to get my 3rd letter in and I was admitted w/o any scholarship money as an OOS student. Granted, I don't have your numbers, but I thought a 3.5/160 would get a little bit of money.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw, but best of luck to everyone else.


Where are you looking to attend now?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:24 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:To be honest WVU was the only place that *required* 3 and I'm not in UG anymore so I couldn't easily get a 3rd to LSAC and processed in time.


This killed me too. Took a long time to get my 3rd letter in and I was admitted w/o any scholarship money as an OOS student. Granted, I don't have your numbers, but I thought a 3.5/160 would get a little bit of money.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw, but best of luck to everyone else.


It seems to be overly stringent criteria. There are reasons why top law schools require 1 or 2 but allow 3. Many of us think very hard about who will write our recs, make sure to get them in early, and usually thank the recommender in the form of a gift or handwritten note. This courtesy is often not possible for 3 recommenders, or at least it's a LOT more difficult to find a third person who knows your work very well. For instance, my 2 recs were from my thesis adviser and my boss for 2.5 years. If I tried to get a third, it would be from a professor who had given me an A, but probably already forgotten most of my work. I do understand that recs help the adcomms get a better picture of the candidates, but the third should definitely be optional.

Good luck wherever you end up attending!

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:41 pm

BlazedBillyMaze wrote:
mpj_3050 wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:To be honest WVU was the only place that *required* 3 and I'm not in UG anymore so I couldn't easily get a 3rd to LSAC and processed in time.


This killed me too. Took a long time to get my 3rd letter in and I was admitted w/o any scholarship money as an OOS student. Granted, I don't have your numbers, but I thought a 3.5/160 would get a little bit of money.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw, but best of luck to everyone else.


Where are you looking to attend now?


Probably Arkansas-Fayetteville, but I plan on visiting both of the the school in Little Rock too. Ohio resident, looking to get out and go somewhere with tuition less than 15k.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby jtb00711 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:16 am

Visiting early next month, WVU looks like where I'm going to end up. Ironic because I was the biggest Noel Devine fan through undergrad and played football against Keith Tandy in high school. Who would've thought....

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby Cwarrior57 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am

I heard west virginia had a 49% app increase since last year and thats why they have been so slow with responding to applications. They are also known for being slow with their admission decisions.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby BlazedBillyMaze » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:09 pm

Cwarrior57 wrote:I heard west virginia had a 49% app increase since last year and thats why they have been so slow with responding to applications. They are also known for being slow with their admission decisions.


Or you applied late. That is why it is taking so long. Applied in Oct. Heard back first week of December

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:26 pm

I have not had a decision back yet, went IR on 2/1, but I will be withdrawing my application soon. I heard back from my second choice today and am still waiting on my first choice. WVU is my third choice. I hope the small decrease in competition helps someone. 159/3.18 (3.41).

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:59 pm

Just went IR today (3/24), complete since 3/15. Hoping that good stats/instate will help expedite my decision.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby pseudonym1 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:25 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:I just received my admit letter in the mail today. Looked through the tread quickly, but does scholarship information always come with the admit letter? Mine just had a letter and the checklist? I was hoping for a little money but...


I would really like to know the answer to this question as well. I never filled out my FAFSA until March 13, and my admit letter is dated March 17. Not sure if that has any affect on scholarship money though.
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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby always206 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Anyone in "pooled" status, like myself?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby northwood » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:09 pm

i got my scholarship notice after my acceptance letter. I think it was like a week or 2- but it was back in january.

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby lbeeman2007 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:22 pm

always206 wrote:Anyone in "pooled" status, like myself?

Not here. Still indicating IR on my end. I wonder if pooled is a good sign or if it is more like a waitlist?

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Re: West Virginia 2011

Postby always206 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:45 pm

lbeeman2007 wrote:
always206 wrote:Anyone in "pooled" status, like myself?

Not here. Still indicating IR on my end. I wonder if pooled is a good sign or if it is more like a waitlist?



I would love to know.




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