Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby reversejinx » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:34 am

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby hjag » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:43 am

After reading this thread, I feel a little discouraged. My #s are 3.76/170 with a science major. Not sure if that'll help - I don't think there's a ton of data on that out there.

I just applied.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby BeachedBrit » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:53 am

Not really sure how to feel. Last year no one on LSN got in off the WL (although I've heard anecdotal evidence of a couple of splitters.) The year before that there are 15 - 20 in off the WL on LSN alone.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:03 pm

BeachedBrit wrote:Not really sure how to feel. Last year no one on LSN got in off the WL (although I've heard anecdotal evidence of a couple of splitters.) The year before that there are 15 - 20 in off the WL on LSN alone.


Last year was an incredible year with so many more LSAT takers and so many more apps. I am waiting for this December's LSAT data, Oct was down 10%, I hope the trend continues so we can get back to 2009 levels where you actually get of WLs. Also since last year was so bad, I hope the schools are being over cautious.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby softsgalore » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:22 pm

170/3.5 -- I think I have the lowest stats here, so that's pretty much made me give up all hope of ever seeing an acceptance.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby SentinelsOfEvil » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:30 pm

179/ Foreign Degree rated by LSAC as "Above Average". What was the earliest that someone got in off the waitlist last year? I plan to write a why chicago should want me instead of a why chicago. Considering that I am going to withdraw if I get no reply before deposits are due, I see in no harm in trying that.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby lynnford » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:41 pm

172, 3.8
I plan on submitting a why chicago essay.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby GoBearrrs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:39 pm

Today is the deadline for admitted students to file Need Access at Chicago, do we need to do this if we are on the waitlist?

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:45 pm

softsgalore wrote:170/3.5 -- I think I have the lowest stats here, so that's pretty much made me give up all hope of ever seeing an acceptance.


You? I'm a URM but I'm a 165/3.92. If these people are waitlisted, I just wish they'd tell me already. I was pissed their ASW was the same time as Berkeley's but now I'm thinking it might not matter for me.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby bdubs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:53 pm

GoBearrrs wrote:Today is the deadline for admitted students to file Need Access at Chicago, do we need to do this if we are on the waitlist?


Are you in at any of the other schools that require need access? I would file if you need to do it for them anyway

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:56 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
softsgalore wrote:170/3.5 -- I think I have the lowest stats here, so that's pretty much made me give up all hope of ever seeing an acceptance.


You? I'm a URM but I'm a 165/3.92. If these people are waitlisted, I just wish they'd tell me already. I was pissed their ASW was the same time as Berkeley's but now I'm thinking it might not matter for me.


165/3.92 AA with military service? holy shit, i'd be completely shocked if you didn't get in.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:58 pm

softsgalore wrote:170/3.5 -- I think I have the lowest stats here, so that's pretty much made me give up all hope of ever seeing an acceptance.

170/3.4 :)

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:59 pm

This group has been small! So who is sticking it out?

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby pinkzebra » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:06 pm

Withdrew today...

175 (162 retake) so I guess you could call me a 169/3.96

Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby BeachedBrit » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:26 pm

Going to try to update my resume with them for a new job I just received. I'll be riding this one out, the best school I've been offered admission to thus far is Texas with no scholarship and I'll just reapply again next year if nothing pans out any better.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby RTFM » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:36 am

I probably actually have the lowest stats here. Non-URM with a 167 sub-3.8. I have very little hope of making it off the waitlist, but I'll definitely be sending in a Why Chicago? and getting another LOR from a past employer who is a U of C grad. I kind of doubt I'm going to see any more acceptances at this point, except maybe at Northwestern. But I'd give up a deposit at any of the places I've currently gotten in to go to Chicago.

Now I've just gotta get my butt in gear to write that essay...

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby math101 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:45 pm

r6_philly wrote:This group has been small! So who is sticking it out?


I'm trying to figure this one out now. I'm pretty well set on Michigan at this point. Especially since I liked it the most out of all the schools I visited... I just wish employment statistics and rankings weren't married.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby RTFM » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:45 am

From the decision letter:

Please note that submitting supplemental materials is entirely optional and that we will only accept materials electronically.

Does this include additional LORs? I was going to ask another recommender to send a letter directly to the school. Should I do it through LSAC instead? (Just wanted to get the thing processed faster...) If no one knows the answer I'll call the school on Friday.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby wiseguy33 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:22 am

Riding the waitlist. Mostly splitters, soft reverse splitters, and YP candidates here, amiright?

PM for stats. I'm on the high end of the splitter stats posted so far, so nothing too exciting to add.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby 7ED » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:18 am

I am probably going to just reapply next year anyways considering how my cycle is going. Retaking the LSAT in June. The chances of me riding this out is miniscule since I think the financial end of things will be tighter for waitlists too.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:21 pm

wiseguy33 wrote:Riding the waitlist. Mostly splitters, soft reverse splitters, and YP candidates here, amiright?

PM for stats. I'm on the high end of the splitter stats posted so far, so nothing too exciting to add.


I don't fit any of the 3 categories. But if they don't want me why WL me? I don't know what to do here.

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby trudat15 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:57 pm

r6_philly wrote:
wiseguy33 wrote:Riding the waitlist. Mostly splitters, soft reverse splitters, and YP candidates here, amiright?

PM for stats. I'm on the high end of the splitter stats posted so far, so nothing too exciting to add.


I don't fit any of the 3 categories. But if they don't want me why WL me? I don't know what to do here.


A huge guess, and probably completely wrong, but maybe they are being a little more cautious this year and WL more ppl because they overenrolled last year and are trying to get back to their target (of like 180 students or something).
Anyways, surprised a lot of your are in here. Good luck!

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby Justin.S » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:58 pm

This thread is depressing. Even with a late app, I was feeling pretty optimistic about Chicago with my 171/3.89...now seeing all of you with excellent #'s getting WL'd has me nervous as hell :(

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby daisyduke » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:19 am

Hey everyone! I will probably be withdrawing pretty soon. GL to all of you though!

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Re: Waitlisted at Chicago 2011

Postby BeachedBrit » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:28 pm

Has anyone tried submitting any additional materials other than the requested-ish LOCI? I'm going to try 2 more LOR via LSAC and a new resume but I'm not sure how that will pan out...




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