UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu May 03, 2012 2:23 pm

Ogresmash wrote:Hey quick question, is there anyway you could say something along the lines of, "...would also gladly accept a deferral of admission if unable to admit this year"?

Would this actually be a good idea? I would totally do this if I thought it would help at all.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hobojarpen » Thu May 03, 2012 3:03 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
Ogresmash wrote:Hey quick question, is there anyway you could say something along the lines of, "...would also gladly accept a deferral of admission if unable to admit this year"?

Would this actually be a good idea? I would totally do this if I thought it would help at all.


Other than possibly losing out on the chance to get in this year, I don't see much to lose by mentioning that.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 03, 2012 3:10 pm

TLS OCD is killing meeeeeeee

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Indebted » Thu May 03, 2012 3:12 pm

whatismylife wrote:TLS OCD is killing meeeeeeee


I feel your pain. Might need an intervention.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 03, 2012 3:15 pm

Indebted wrote:
whatismylife wrote:TLS OCD is killing meeeeeeee


I feel your pain. Might need an intervention.


Holy crap nice LSAT score!!!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Indebted » Thu May 03, 2012 3:20 pm

whatismylife wrote:
Indebted wrote:
whatismylife wrote:TLS OCD is killing meeeeeeee


I feel your pain. Might need an intervention.


Holy crap nice LSAT score!!!


Why thank you. At least someone appreciates it! lol. Hasn't done me much good though unfortunately.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu May 03, 2012 3:28 pm

Indebted wrote:
whatismylife wrote:
Indebted wrote:
whatismylife wrote:TLS OCD is killing meeeeeeee


I feel your pain. Might need an intervention.


Holy crap nice LSAT score!!!


Why thank you. At least someone appreciates it! lol. Hasn't done me much good though unfortunately.

I feel your pain brah

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu May 03, 2012 3:30 pm

Indebted wrote:
whatismylife wrote:
Indebted wrote:
whatismylife wrote:TLS OCD is killing meeeeeeee


I feel your pain. Might need an intervention.


Holy crap nice LSAT score!!!


Why thank you. At least someone appreciates it! lol. Hasn't done me much good though unfortunately.


Tell me about it. When did you apply?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Indebted » Thu May 03, 2012 3:34 pm

I applied late... really late... like day of the deadline late. I know that that crippled my odds of having a good cycle. Oh well, maybe I'll retake and reapply :wink:

*edited to add snark

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu May 03, 2012 3:55 pm

Indebted wrote:I applied late... really late... like day of the deadline late. I know that that crippled my odds of having a good cycle. Oh well, maybe I'll retake and reapply :wink:

*edited to add snark

Srsly tho reapply man.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby albanach » Thu May 03, 2012 3:58 pm

Indebted wrote:I applied late... really late... like day of the deadline late. I know that that crippled my odds of having a good cycle. Oh well, maybe I'll retake and reapply :wink:

*edited to add snark


Are you ED at UVA? Do they know you're really serious about attending? They've been serious about yield protection in the past and might really think you're going to go elsewhere.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Indebted » Thu May 03, 2012 4:04 pm

I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu May 03, 2012 4:07 pm

Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.

Do not go to any of those schools bro


People who applied earlier with identical numbers have had much better results

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu May 03, 2012 4:09 pm

Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I feel exactly the same way.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby atj86 » Thu May 03, 2012 4:11 pm

Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I'm in almost the exact same boat, only slightly lower. 177/3.2. I also applied in January and feel like I didn't really get a fair shake at the admissions process. 10k from GWU is the best I have now, but I'm on loads of T14 wait lists. Fingers crossed for UVA/Mich/NYU. UVA is my top choice for location reasons, though.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu May 03, 2012 4:12 pm

atj86 wrote:
Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I'm in almost the exact same boat, only slightly lower. 177/3.2. I also applied in January and feel like I didn't really get a fair shake at the admissions process. 10k from GWU is the best I have now, but I'm on loads of T14 wait lists. Fingers crossed for UVA/Mich/NYU. UVA is my top choice for location reasons, though.


You can get way more from gwu

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby atj86 » Thu May 03, 2012 4:14 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
atj86 wrote:
Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I'm in almost the exact same boat, only slightly lower. 177/3.2. I also applied in January and feel like I didn't really get a fair shake at the admissions process. 10k from GWU is the best I have now, but I'm on loads of T14 wait lists. Fingers crossed for UVA/Mich/NYU. UVA is my top choice for location reasons, though.


You can get way more from gwu


Working on it as we speak. I wouldn't mind GWU, but they are not very generous with the scholarship. Especially so late in the cycle. I should note that my assigned Financial Aid officer has not replied to multiple e-mails or voicemails, so I'm now working directly with the department itself.
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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Indebted » Thu May 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
atj86 wrote:
Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I'm in almost the exact same boat, only slightly lower. 177/3.2. I also applied in January and feel like I didn't really get a fair shake at the admissions process. 10k from GWU is the best I have now, but I'm on loads of T14 wait lists. Fingers crossed for UVA/Mich/NYU. UVA is my top choice for location reasons, though.


You can get way more from gwu


Agreed. I was awarded 25k/year on April 13th. So it's possible. (I withdrew so that money went back in the pot).

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu May 03, 2012 4:17 pm

Schools are going to be even more cautious about yield at this stage of the game. Medians are at stake, time is now a factor and schools just can't afford to make offers to people who might go elsewhere. I think schools may also be aware that the smaller applicant pool will lead to more waitlist action and an increased chance of one of their admits getting poached. If I'm an adcom at uva and I see a splitter with a 180 I'd be really concerned that he's going to get off the nyu wait list and head to the village instead

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ryemanhattan » Thu May 03, 2012 4:17 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I feel exactly the same way.


Well you shouldn't. Everyone I've spoken to in LS admissions has told me there is a significant advantage to applying before winter break, because that's when they get a flood of applicants. Submitting your app in November can yield entirely different results than submitting in January, both regarding decision and $. If you applied in January or later, and have underperformed your numbers, reapply next fall.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby atj86 » Thu May 03, 2012 4:19 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:Schools are going to be even more cautious about yield at this stage of the game. Medians are at stake, time is now a factor and schools just can't afford to make offers to people who might go elsewhere. I think schools may also be aware that the smaller applicant pool will lead to more waitlist action and an increased chance of one of their admits getting poached. If I'm an adcom at uva and I see a splitter with a 180 I'd be really concerned that he's going to get off the nyu wait list and head to the village instead


I'm not seeing a lot of waitlist action at this point. Mich is only pulling ~10 people off their list this week. Seems all they want is URM, though. 152/3.6 got in yesterday.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu May 03, 2012 4:20 pm

It doesn't explain why I'm getting cold shouldered on waitlists though.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby albanach » Thu May 03, 2012 4:39 pm

Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.


I get the impression they do try to create a diverse student body. As I understand it, there's been an increasing focus on work experience and other factors to differentiate candidates. That stuff might get looked at more as they fill the last few spots.

Your 180, while fantastic, isn't going to change the median. However, applying in the fall, it should be an easy decision for them.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu May 03, 2012 4:44 pm

Liquox wrote:hate to be a downer, but for the sake of not flooding dugas and faulk's mailboxes, i just want to point out that the numbers of the two who got in after emails (170/3.6 and 172/3.4) are similar to those of us who got in during the cycle. not sure why they weren't admitted with the rest of us, but admissions seems to be fixing that.

You're conveniently forgetting the 2.8 non-URM who got in ;)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby atj86 » Thu May 03, 2012 4:56 pm

Sent an e-mail showing interest earlier today. Just received an e-mail from Cordel telling me that the process is ongoing and to please keep in touch. Blargh. :(




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