Status Checker OCD??

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girlonfire
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Status Checker OCD??

Postby girlonfire » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:30 pm

So I'm assuming I'm not the only one who wakes up in the morning and does the Status Checker routine... Hell, I even check schools I've already gotten into just to see the "congratulations!!" and feel a bit better about my day... I'm thinking this is probably unhealthy, and maybe useless.

Does anyone else have status checker OCD? and is there a point to checking?
Every school I've heard back from has sent me an email when they came to a decision.

Has anyone ever learned of their acceptance/denial/waitlisting by the status checker alone??

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Moral_Midgetry
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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:32 pm

I'm pretty much right there with you. I check at least 4-5 times daily.

I have heard from one school via status checker alone.. UGA. I'm expecting a admit package later this week.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby girlonfire » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:35 pm

Moral_Midgetry wrote:I'm pretty much right there with you. I check at least 4-5 times daily.

I have heard from one school via status checker alone.. UGA. I'm expecting a admit package later this week.


:shock: now i have a reason to keep checking!! hahahahaha

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby EricBerry » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:40 pm

For a couple of schools, I've gotten status checker decisions before email. Man, I hope schools can't see how often I status check.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:41 pm

EricBerry wrote:For a couple of schools, I've gotten status checker decisions before email. Man, I hope schools can't see how often I status check.


Seriously.. and see if we try to generate passwords to the ASWs...

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby canes » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:44 pm

With a bookmarks folder with all of them in it and the option to "open all in tabs"... its too easy to stay addicted :(

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby Sandro » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:48 pm

Just a word of warning for all you OCD status checkers - DONT STOP CHECKING! I gave myself a good 5-6 hour break last tuesday and got into my #1 choice via status checker - ONLY I DIDNT KNOW UNTIL 1am!!!!! It was terrible.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby EricBerry » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:49 pm

canes wrote:With a bookmarks folder with all of them in it and the option to "open all in tabs"... its too easy to stay addicted :(


haha my chrome home page consists of tabs for my email, LSN, and all of my status checkers. i wish there was a way to go straight to the status checker without having to fumble around on each school's admissions website.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:49 pm

canes wrote:With a bookmarks folder with all of them in it and the option to "open all in tabs"... its too easy to stay addicted :(


I also have this set up.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby Peg » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:50 pm

Yeah, this is me.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby crit_racer » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:07 pm

my OCD started about two weeks before December LSAT scores were released when I was checking LSAT twice a day and TLS all the time. Then it became about checking LSAC to see if they got my transcripts so I could send out apps. Now it's about status checkers and a year from now it will be about 1L grades.

Yup, I'm preparing to settle into this neurotic, obsessive lifestyle.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby sanjola » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:10 pm

girlonfire wrote:So I'm assuming I'm not the only one who wakes up in the morning and does the Status Checker routine... Hell, I even check schools I've already gotten into just to see the "congratulations!!" and feel a bit better about my day... I'm thinking this is probably unhealthy, and maybe useless.

Does anyone else have status checker OCD? and is there a point to checking?
Every school I've heard back from has sent me an email when they came to a decision.

Has anyone ever learned of their acceptance/denial/waitlisting by the status checker alone??


:lol: I thought I was the only one who did this.

I was accepted from one law school through status checker then snail mail about a week afterwards, so it can be a useful precedence to a decision. However, the OCD we all experience can't be healthy!
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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby lsatextreme » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:13 pm

guilty as shit

that open all in tabs is a good idea, i've been just labeling those emails on my gmail but it's been a real PITA to navigate through links

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby amers73 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:13 pm

crit_racer wrote:my OCD started about two weeks before December LSAT scores were released when I was checking LSAT twice a day and TLS all the time. Then it became about checking LSAC to see if they got my transcripts so I could send out apps. Now it's about status checkers and a year from now it will be about 1L grades.

Yup, I'm preparing to settle into this neurotic, obsessive lifestyle.


THIS. +1

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby cinephile » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:15 pm

As bad as compulsive checking can be, it's worse with the schools that don't have status checkers. I don't even know if I'm complete at one school yet.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby lsatextreme » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:19 pm

actually crap i see an issue here where the status checker links are identical for some schools or something, so I can't save them separately. It would be nice if I can just have all the status checkers automatically log in and open on every single tab

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby northwood » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:20 pm

cinephile wrote:As bad as compulsive checking can be, it's worse with the schools that don't have status checkers. I don't even know if I'm complete at one school yet.

+1000
but when I got that pakage in the mail- it was like a combination of christmas and my birthday as a little kid. It took all I had not to open the package in the middle of the street!

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby ilovesf » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:24 pm

cinephile wrote:As bad as compulsive checking can be, it's worse with the schools that don't have status checkers. I don't even know if I'm complete at one school yet.


+1000. My top choice doesn't have a status checker and I keep wondering if I've been under review or what.

Aside from that, I've been OCD with my status checkers since late October.. I was on vacation with no internet for two weeks and it was actually amazing not to have the burden of constantly checking online. As soon as I got back though I was up to my old antics. I also found out I got into two schools via status checkers, so I have some faith in them.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby gokickrocks » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:29 pm

It's now a part of my everyday routine. It basically goes hand in hand with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby lsatextreme » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:30 pm

i get really tired of having to navigate and check 43 status checkers though...

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby Tinkerz Belle » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:30 pm

canes wrote:With a bookmarks folder with all of them in it and the option to "open all in tabs"... its too easy to stay addicted :(



This is amazing. Bookmarking RIGHT NOW.

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby BeerMe828 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:37 pm

I'm wondering if this wouldn't be helpful to all of us...

https://aces2.lsac.org/Membership/Login ... mmary.aspx

Link takes you to your login and password and then asks for "school code" as well... of course I dont know where to find the school codes, but perhaps it would be easier to find those and get used to just entering the codes than going through each school's admissions page... anybody wanna do a little research? lol

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby dc1s » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:39 pm

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby cinephile » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:39 pm

lsatextreme wrote:i get really tired of having to navigate and check 43 status checkers though...


43!?!

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Re: Status Checker OCD??

Postby lsatextreme » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:42 pm

cinephile wrote:
lsatextreme wrote:i get really tired of having to navigate and check 43 status checkers though...


43!?!


well jk, it's only 40. 3 already made their decisions.

and i also have 6 schools that don't have status checkers




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