Waitlist Hell

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kristyk
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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby kristyk » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:28 am

bigjinjapan wrote:
kristyk wrote:Does anyone know if you're allowed to defer your acceptance for a year once you get off a WL? Or is the (obvious) point of aceepting someone off the WL (especially so late in the cycle) so that they can fill their seats for the current year?

Probably a silly question but thought I would lob it out there... thanks in advance, TLS. :)


All of my WL schools said specifically that you are NOT allowed to do this. I would imagine that there aren't many schools that do, but if you're curious (and the FAQ doesn't say anything) you should check with the admissions office.

On the other hand, I have heard that some people currently on WLs have been able to turn that into deferred admission for next year (see the Michigan WL thread for some examples). So if this is something you're considering maybe you should reach out before they accept you?


Hmm... interesting. Then again, I don't want to hurt my potential chance of being accepted off the WL by highlighting for them the fact that I might like to defer for a year...

flexityflex86
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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:57 pm

kimkim wrote:silly question. what happens if i break my lease? do i have to find another who would take over? do i have to suck it up and pay the rent till it ends? im freakin out about getting a place near one of my ins, but not sure what i would do if i get accepted to one of my WLs after setting everything up to attend another school... need some advise..

you might be able to negotiate a specific lease where you could give the tenant one month's notice, and eat a month of rent or something if you're up front with the management company about your situation so they don't assume you're a deadbeat.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:58 pm

off three waitlists...

Yayy splitters :)

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:04 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:off three waitlists...

Yayy splitters :)

which 3?

and congrats :-)

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:10 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:off three waitlists...

Yayy splitters :)

which 3?

and congrats :-)


Thanks :)

Hastings, W&L, and Cardozo

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:11 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:off three waitlists...

Yayy splitters :)

which 3?

and congrats :-)


Thanks :)

Hastings, W&L, and Cardozo

i'm a splitter too. unfortunately none of this influence me, but congrats. is $ all the same, and where do you wanna practice??

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:14 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:off three waitlists...

Yayy splitters :)

which 3?

and congrats :-)


Thanks :)

Hastings, W&L, and Cardozo

i'm a splitter too. unfortunately none of this influence me, but congrats. is $ all the same, and where do you wanna practice??


Im not completely sure what you mean by influence. Im originally from NYC dont know if I want to practice here I worked in NYC for three years right out of undergrad not sure if I like the intense every man for himself work environment. I could see myself in DC and Cali. not sure doing what though...

flexityflex86
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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:17 pm

by influence, i meant schools i'm in contention at. i'd pick hastings personally, but a lot of people will tell you w&l. i don't imagine people outside nyc advising you of cardozo, but a lot of people in nyc saying cardozo (mostly because they've heard of it).

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:26 pm

Im leaning towards money aswell as they gave me 70K.

flexityflex86
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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:27 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:Im leaning towards money aswell as they gave me 70K.

that's cool they gave you that much money. i just got some scholarships. no law schools sent me massive checks with my acceptances. they must have really liked your apps.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:33 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:Im leaning towards money aswell as they gave me 70K.

that's cool they gave you that much money. i just got some scholarships. no law schools sent me massive checks with my acceptances. they must have really liked your apps.


LOL its not that simple. It required alot of persuasion. I felt that they were so accommodating that its hard to not make it a big factor.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:35 pm

auroojgulzar wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:Im leaning towards money aswell as they gave me 70K.

that's cool they gave you that much money. i just got some scholarships. no law schools sent me massive checks with my acceptances. they must have really liked your apps.


LOL its not that simple. It required alot of persuasion. I felt that they were so accommodating that its hard to not make it a big factor.

so did you get the 70k in a check or a big briefcase?

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:37 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:
auroojgulzar wrote:Im leaning towards money aswell as they gave me 70K.

that's cool they gave you that much money. i just got some scholarships. no law schools sent me massive checks with my acceptances. they must have really liked your apps.


LOL its not that simple. It required alot of persuasion. I felt that they were so accommodating that its hard to not make it a big factor.

so did you get the 70k in a check or a big briefcase?


Hahahah LMAO.. now I get the joke kinda slow... its half scholarship and half need based.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:39 pm

it probably has more to do with me not being funny than you being slow.

auroojgulzar
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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby auroojgulzar » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:40 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:it probably has more to do with me not being funny than you being slow.


yea.....I saw your "you make ari gold look soft". I think that's funny...

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby bigjinjapan » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:34 am

kristyk wrote:
bigjinjapan wrote:
kristyk wrote:Does anyone know if you're allowed to defer your acceptance for a year once you get off a WL? Or is the (obvious) point of aceepting someone off the WL (especially so late in the cycle) so that they can fill their seats for the current year?

Probably a silly question but thought I would lob it out there... thanks in advance, TLS. :)


All of my WL schools said specifically that you are NOT allowed to do this. I would imagine that there aren't many schools that do, but if you're curious (and the FAQ doesn't say anything) you should check with the admissions office.

On the other hand, I have heard that some people currently on WLs have been able to turn that into deferred admission for next year (see the Michigan WL thread for some examples). So if this is something you're considering maybe you should reach out before they accept you?


Hmm... interesting. Then again, I don't want to hurt my potential chance of being accepted off the WL by highlighting for them the fact that I might like to defer for a year...


I doubt it will hurt your chances because, if they do take you off the WL you won't be able to defer, whether you'd like to or not. I don't see any downside whatsoever to asking whether it would be possible or not if you're really interested.

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Re: Waitlist Hell

Postby kristyk » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:19 pm

bigjinjapan wrote:
kristyk wrote:
bigjinjapan wrote:
kristyk wrote:Does anyone know if you're allowed to defer your acceptance for a year once you get off a WL? Or is the (obvious) point of aceepting someone off the WL (especially so late in the cycle) so that they can fill their seats for the current year?

Probably a silly question but thought I would lob it out there... thanks in advance, TLS. :)


All of my WL schools said specifically that you are NOT allowed to do this. I would imagine that there aren't many schools that do, but if you're curious (and the FAQ doesn't say anything) you should check with the admissions office.

On the other hand, I have heard that some people currently on WLs have been able to turn that into deferred admission for next year (see the Michigan WL thread for some examples). So if this is something you're considering maybe you should reach out before they accept you?


Hmm... interesting. Then again, I don't want to hurt my potential chance of being accepted off the WL by highlighting for them the fact that I might like to defer for a year...


I doubt it will hurt your chances because, if they do take you off the WL you won't be able to defer, whether you'd like to or not. I don't see any downside whatsoever to asking whether it would be possible or not if you're really interested.


I'll give it a try. Will report back. :)




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