Waitlist Hell

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bigjinjapan
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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bigjinjapan » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:13 am

lawandi wrote:On 8 waitlists. Can anyone beat that?


Yours for now, sir. But I still have 7 apps open, so I'll get back to you on that.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby miamiman09 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:56 am

lawandi wrote:On 8 waitlists. Can anyone beat that?


I can't beat you, but I can match you.

17 apps submitted first week of December

8 WLs
1 rejection
3 admits (though only 1 I'm really considering)
5 unknowns

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby kwais » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:00 am

5 Waitlists. I just sent LOCIs to all of them. WLs suck

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby Bless » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:03 am

Waitlisted at...

Loyola-Chicago --> I was a "Strong Consider" on LSP.
University of Tennessee --> I really expected to get admitted.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby mdfreeman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:46 pm

3 Waitlists - 1 of which was a safety school (wtf?), another one was my #1 choice.
2 Accepts - Only one of which I would actually attend
1 Reject - Berkeley (big surprise there....not)

Still waiting on 5 others so we'll see.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bmili » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:14 pm

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby Perch » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:46 pm

on 5 wait lists, considering withdrawing from 2...

question about LOCIs: How long are they generally? Better to send one longer one (~3 pages double spaced) or two shorter ones?

Thanks.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby RicketyCricket » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:51 pm

I'm on six now, I think. Pretty sure I'm not going to law school next year.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby lawandi » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:59 pm

Perch wrote:on 5 wait lists, considering withdrawing from 2...

question about LOCIs: How long are they generally? Better to send one longer one (~3 pages double spaced) or two shorter ones?

Thanks.



My impression is that you're going to want to send a couple (at least) to your top choice, about every month is what UCLA recommends. Also, 3 pages seems unnecessary, although with double spacing maybe it's okay. But that brings up the question: when do people ever double space letters? Doesn't seem to be proper formatting for a formal letter.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bigjinjapan » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:15 am

I don't plan to write any more than a page. You don't want to be resending your application essay every month.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby pugsnotdrugs » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:40 pm

I recently got rejected from Berkeley and waitlisted at UCLA. I'm going to fight for it like no other and pray I get in.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby gin » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:55 pm

2 so far
Chicage-kent (weakly considered on LSP)
Temple (denied on LSP)

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby kkklick » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:13 pm

I've been accepted to 15 schools and will be declining them all, hopefully you guys in here gets the spots I can feel the intensity from here.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bigjinjapan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:48 pm

WL at William and Mary brings me to 7. I'm going for the gold!

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby Rikkugrrl » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:53 pm

To the OP: Sing us a song, you're the piano man, sing us a song tonight, well we're all in the mood for a melody, and you've got us feeling alright.

That song seems to fit the mood here. Only two for me, UNC and Wake, but since I only applied to four schools...

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby ArthurDigbySellers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:57 pm

longhornlaw wrote:The WL option seems like a racket by schools to pull in some extra hundreds of dollars in seat deposits from applicants that they are fairly certain won't be accepted.


Wait what? Waitlisted people usually don't have to put down seat deposits do they? I was under the impression that riding a WL was almost always free?

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby zla2014 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:07 pm

Thank God for this thread. The exact support group I've been looking for

5 WLs- 3 of them among my top choices
1 Accept
1 Reject

Still have 11 apps pending. 1 of them an auto ding, the rest are borderline Waitlists according to LSN graphs. I'm behind some of you here, but may take the lead soon! :(

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby zla2014 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:08 pm

ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
longhornlaw wrote:The WL option seems like a racket by schools to pull in some extra hundreds of dollars in seat deposits from applicants that they are fairly certain won't be accepted.


Wait what? Waitlisted people usually don't have to put down seat deposits do they? I was under the impression that riding a WL was almost always free?


I've had 5 so far and all have been free. Would be crazy if they wanted you to make a deposit without even having a spot for you. Doesn't really make any sense.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby AMG23 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:13 pm

I'm on 8 WL's too...and expecting more.

Edit: scratch that. 7 WL and one Held app! What a morale boost!

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bigjinjapan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:22 pm

zla2014 wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
longhornlaw wrote:The WL option seems like a racket by schools to pull in some extra hundreds of dollars in seat deposits from applicants that they are fairly certain won't be accepted.


Wait what? Waitlisted people usually don't have to put down seat deposits do they? I was under the impression that riding a WL was almost always free?


I've had 5 so far and all have been free. Would be crazy if they wanted you to make a deposit without even having a spot for you. Doesn't really make any sense.


I've certainly never heard of a school asking for money to stay on the WL. I think somebody's been dipping into the peyote...

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby zla2014 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:27 pm

bigjinjapan wrote:
zla2014 wrote:
ArthurDigbySellers wrote:
longhornlaw wrote:The WL option seems like a racket by schools to pull in some extra hundreds of dollars in seat deposits from applicants that they are fairly certain won't be accepted.


Wait what? Waitlisted people usually don't have to put down seat deposits do they? I was under the impression that riding a WL was almost always free?


I've had 5 so far and all have been free. Would be crazy if they wanted you to make a deposit without even having a spot for you. Doesn't really make any sense.


I've certainly never heard of a school asking for money to stay on the WL. I think somebody's been dipping into the peyote...


+1

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby crit_racer » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:44 pm

I'm up to 7!

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby zla2014 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:56 pm

crit_racer wrote:I'm up to 7!


What a shame. You have a solid LSAT and GPA. What's up w/the discrepancy between your LSDAS GPA and actual?

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby Bless » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:08 pm

I arrived in Philly to visit Villanova (accepted) and Temple (undecided).


Got to my hotel, unpacked, turned on my laptop, and after about an hour of browsing the net, I randomly decided to check my Temple status........... WAITLISTED.

The night before the morning I was scheduled to visit the place. On top of it all, I ended up really liking the school during my visit. The admissions officer told me I probably won't hear back with a potential acceptance until at least June 15.

:x

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bigjinjapan » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:40 am

Bless wrote:I arrived in Philly to visit Villanova (accepted) and Temple (undecided).


Got to my hotel, unpacked, turned on my laptop, and after about an hour of browsing the net, I randomly decided to check my Temple status........... WAITLISTED.

The night before the morning I was scheduled to visit the place. On top of it all, I ended up really liking the school during my visit. The admissions officer told me I probably won't hear back with a potential acceptance until at least June 15.

:x


Bummer. At least they'll know who you are when your file comes up for review again.




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