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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby Curious1 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:01 am

Withdrew yesterday. Best of luck to those still waiting

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:32 am

Curious1 wrote:Withdrew yesterday. Best of luck to those still waiting

Hey NYU, give me his spot, please!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby carolcarolcarol » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:27 am

Question to admitted students: my admissions package is lying in my school where I will not have access to in the near future :( so, is there any infomation in there that I urgently need to know? Thanks! :D

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:38 am

carolcarolcarol wrote:Question to admitted students: my admissions package is lying in my school where I will not have access to in the near future :( so, is there any infomation in there that I urgently need to know? Thanks! :D


Nope. I barely looked at mine but I think its contents were discussed on the previous page.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby thelong » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:44 am

Just submitted my app (so late). It would have been a joke app with my last LSAT, so I guess I'll take what I can get at this point.

I'm mostly just popping in to say hello!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby carolcarolcarol » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:47 am

snehpets wrote:
carolcarolcarol wrote:Question to admitted students: my admissions package is lying in my school where I will not have access to in the near future :( so, is there any infomation in there that I urgently need to know? Thanks! :D


Nope. I barely looked at mine but I think its contents were discussed on the previous page.


Haven't been following the forum for a while. Thanks a lot!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:48 am

snehpets wrote:Nope. I barely looked at mine.

:D Me either. It seems like your reaction to the packet depends on how personal your personal statement was. Mine was barely more than a modified cover letter so my sticky note said something like "I think you'd be a great fit at NYU". I think the people who wrote about personal tragedy got better notes.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:51 am

Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Nope. I barely looked at mine.

:D Me either. It seems like your reaction to the packet depends on how personal your personal statement was. Mine was barely more than a modified cover letter so my sticky note said something like "I think you'd be a great fit at NYU". I think the people who wrote about personal tragedy got better notes.


Haha pretty much. Mine was one of the 'I love study abroad blah blah I'm pretentious' type statements bc nothing interesting has ever happened to me and I wrote it in a rush the day some of my EA apps were due.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby carolcarolcarol » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:54 am

Nelson wrote:
snehpets wrote:Nope. I barely looked at mine.

:D Me either. It seems like your reaction to the packet depends on how personal your personal statement was. Mine was barely more than a modified cover letter so my sticky note said something like "I think you'd be a great fit at NYU". I think the people who wrote about personal tragedy got better notes.


like "I feel so sorry for you, but I think you'd be a great fit at NYU." jk
you make me want to find out my sticky notes now, but it is at somewhere in the opposite hemisphere now :(

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby indigomachine » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:51 am

Know I'm weighing in late on this, but I'm in the same boat of thinking the "no why-x T6" is not really set in stone.

FWIW: end of my PS was a mini-why-NYU, and I got in with the first round of ED admits in spite of a 170, multiple scores (3 if we want to get technical ;)). I'm pretty sure my PS had some significant impact on my decision; could be wrong, but I would not have expected being in the first wave of admits based on numbers alone (submitted close to the deadline as well)

Either way, realistically, it can only help and it's not going to hurt you. No one is going to read your application and be like "Oh, I really wish I could admit this person, but I don't know... they said they want to come here... What should I do?!"

*caveat: mentioned this before, but personally, I'd also make sure to be careful about NYC-centered "why-x's" because there's a school up the street with similar stats that also just so happens to be in NYC... kind of defeats the purpose of "why-x". I wouldn't avoid the why-NYC aspect entirely (I had something about it in mine, but it was more village-centered).

Anyways, that's just me :)

(Jam: come to NYU with yeags, yesh, and me!!)

edit: also, congrats TL on your epic score ownage :) I hope you are celebrating appropriately :)

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby crooked » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:57 am

indigomachine wrote:Know I'm weighing in late on this, but I'm in the same boat of thinking the "no why-x T6" is not really set in stone.

FWIW: end of my PS was a mini-why-NYU, and I got in with the first round of ED admits in spite of a 170, multiple scores (3 if we want to get technical ;)). I'm pretty sure my PS had some significant impact on my decision; could be wrong, but I would not have expected being in the first wave of admits based on numbers alone (submitted close to the deadline as well)

Either way, realistically, it can only help and it's not going to hurt you. No one is going to read your application and be like "Oh, I really wish I could admit this person, but I don't know... they said they want to come here... What should I do?!"

*caveat: mentioned this before, but personally, I'd also make sure to be careful about NYC-centered "why-x's" because there's a school up the street with similar stats that also just so happens to be in NYC... kind of defeats the purpose of "why-x". I wouldn't avoid the why-NYC aspect entirely (I had something about it in mine, but it was more village-centered).

Anyways, that's just me :)

(Jam: come to NYU with yeags, yesh, and me!!)

edit: also, congrats TL on your epic score ownage :) I hope you are celebrating appropriately :)


I tend to think why X for an ED applicant is redundant, since you have already indicated the degree to which you're committed to the school. That said, if you really feel strongly about a place and don't mind doing the extra work, I don't see why it would hurt (unless you said something wrong or wrote a different school's name or something like that). I wrote a why NYU as an RD applicant and Ken Kleinrock referenced it in my post-it, so they were obviously paying attention. Not sure what the value would be for HYS, but I agree that it shouldn't work against you.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby indigomachine » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:07 pm

crooked wrote:
indigomachine wrote:Know I'm weighing in late on this, but I'm in the same boat of thinking the "no why-x T6" is not really set in stone.

FWIW: end of my PS was a mini-why-NYU, and I got in with the first round of ED admits in spite of a 170, multiple scores (3 if we want to get technical ;)). I'm pretty sure my PS had some significant impact on my decision; could be wrong, but I would not have expected being in the first wave of admits based on numbers alone (submitted close to the deadline as well)

Either way, realistically, it can only help and it's not going to hurt you. No one is going to read your application and be like "Oh, I really wish I could admit this person, but I don't know... they said they want to come here... What should I do?!"

*caveat: mentioned this before, but personally, I'd also make sure to be careful about NYC-centered "why-x's" because there's a school up the street with similar stats that also just so happens to be in NYC... kind of defeats the purpose of "why-x". I wouldn't avoid the why-NYC aspect entirely (I had something about it in mine, but it was more village-centered).

Anyways, that's just me :)

(Jam: come to NYU with yeags, yesh, and me!!)

edit: also, congrats TL on your epic score ownage :) I hope you are celebrating appropriately :)


I tend to think why X for an ED applicant is redundant, since you have already indicated the degree to which you're committed to the school. That said, if you really feel strongly about a place and don't mind doing the extra work, I don't see why it would hurt (unless you said something wrong or wrote a different school's name or something like that). I wrote a why NYU as an RD applicant and Ken Kleinrock referenced it in my post-it, so they were obviously paying attention. Not sure what the value would be for HYS, but I agree that it shouldn't work against you.


I understand the logic between why X being redundant in the purest sense of "obviously you want to go here because you're ED" but I think that being able to elucidate your reasoning behind the choice can bolster adcoms assessment of how carefully you considered the choice both to attend law school and specifically to attend their law school. Sure, they know from ED that you want to go, but I think it can only help if you have a well thought out case for why that's the case.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:27 pm

indigomachine wrote:
crooked wrote:
indigomachine wrote:Know I'm weighing in late on this, but I'm in the same boat of thinking the "no why-x T6" is not really set in stone.

FWIW: end of my PS was a mini-why-NYU, and I got in with the first round of ED admits in spite of a 170, multiple scores (3 if we want to get technical ;)). I'm pretty sure my PS had some significant impact on my decision; could be wrong, but I would not have expected being in the first wave of admits based on numbers alone (submitted close to the deadline as well)

Either way, realistically, it can only help and it's not going to hurt you. No one is going to read your application and be like "Oh, I really wish I could admit this person, but I don't know... they said they want to come here... What should I do?!"

*caveat: mentioned this before, but personally, I'd also make sure to be careful about NYC-centered "why-x's" because there's a school up the street with similar stats that also just so happens to be in NYC... kind of defeats the purpose of "why-x". I wouldn't avoid the why-NYC aspect entirely (I had something about it in mine, but it was more village-centered).

Anyways, that's just me :)

(Jam: come to NYU with yeags, yesh, and me!!)

edit: also, congrats TL on your epic score ownage :) I hope you are celebrating appropriately :)


I tend to think why X for an ED applicant is redundant, since you have already indicated the degree to which you're committed to the school. That said, if you really feel strongly about a place and don't mind doing the extra work, I don't see why it would hurt (unless you said something wrong or wrote a different school's name or something like that). I wrote a why NYU as an RD applicant and Ken Kleinrock referenced it in my post-it, so they were obviously paying attention. Not sure what the value would be for HYS, but I agree that it shouldn't work against you.


I understand the logic between why X being redundant in the purest sense of "obviously you want to go here because you're ED" but I think that being able to elucidate your reasoning behind the choice can bolster adcoms assessment of how carefully you considered the choice both to attend law school and specifically to attend their law school. Sure, they know from ED that you want to go, but I think it can only help if you have a well thought out case for why that's the case.

yeah, when my Chicago ED app was moved to RD, Dean Perry specifically mentioned writing a Why Chicago. It is redundant to say that a school is your top choice, but giving them reasons other than "it's the highest ranked school I have a shot at" is always beneficial.

Also, I would totally be up for joining you and Yeags (not Yesh :P )









just kidding Yesh

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:32 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:yeah, when my Chicago ED app was moved to RD, Dean Perry specifically mentioned writing a Why Chicago. It is redundant to say that a school is your top choice, but giving them reasons other than "it's the highest ranked school I have a shot at" is always beneficial.

Also, I would totally be up for joining you and Yeags (not Yesh :P )




just kidding Yesh


I feel like all of TLS is pulling for you at this point, so surely you'll be in soon!

(bc obviously those two things are related, lol) :roll:

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby abirdwell » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:40 pm

DLS as of today, but can't get into the ASW.... anyone else in this situation? Is this bad?

My numbers are 173 and3.7, so I'm still pretty optomistic... have people gotten rejection letters yet?

Amanda

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:43 pm

abirdwell wrote:DLS as of today, but can't get into the ASW.... anyone else in this situation? Is this bad?

My numbers are 173 and3.7, so I'm still pretty optomistic... have people gotten rejection letters yet?

Amanda


Usually they change a bunch of statuses and then later in the evening they unlock the site.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby PKozi » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:47 pm

Also DLS as of today, but can't access ASW. At or above 75% for GPA and LSAT, so not too concerned (but still a little worried, haha).

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:51 pm

DLS too! I was definitely not expecting that. Also quite nervous!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:00 pm

Haha you guys seem to have numbers a little too high to be worrying

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:02 pm

Take Two wrote:Haha you guys seem to have numbers a little too high to be worrying


No kidding, you guys are in. Congrats :)

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby Lily Pad » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:03 pm

DLS here as well - submitted 11/26, UR since 12/20. Hope this is good news!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:03 pm

Take Two wrote:Haha you guys seem to have numbers a little too high to be worrying


I have given up the hope that I will be logical during this process and am accepting the persistent fear/anxiety instead haha. After some searching a few pages back it looks like we know for sure if we can log into the ASW tomorrow morning? ahhh

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:04 pm

Congrats to todays DLSers! I guess they decided to mix it up from their typical NYUesday release because of the holiday.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:05 pm

nametaken wrote:
Take Two wrote:Haha you guys seem to have numbers a little too high to be worrying


I have given up the hope that I will be logical during this process and am accepting the persistent fear/anxiety instead haha. After some searching a few pages back it looks like we know for sure if we can log into the ASW tomorrow morning? ahhh


Haha fair enough. and I guess that will make it all the more exciting when you are inevitably successful! :D

good luck!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015 Applicants

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:05 pm

Take Two wrote:
nametaken wrote:
Take Two wrote:Haha you guys seem to have numbers a little too high to be worrying


I have given up the hope that I will be logical during this process and am accepting the persistent fear/anxiety instead haha. After some searching a few pages back it looks like we know for sure if we can log into the ASW tomorrow morning? ahhh


Haha fair enough. and I guess that will make it all the more exciting when you are inevitably successful! :D

good luck!



Thank you!!




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