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

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

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

Postby commonpleas » Fri May 11, 2012 3:50 pm

ringo wrote:
whatismylife wrote:Btw to everyone else who's WLed: merit-based aid is all gone so we're looking at sticker if accepted this year


This may be true, but you should always ask anyway. I withdrew yesterday and I hope one of you gets my merit aid.

And if you do get my spot, PM me so we can discuss you subletting the apartment in Ivy that I already signed a lease for!


i want this and a spot in Ivy SO badly. The only thing that would make my happiness about being able to go to Virginia even greater would be also having a spot in Ivy Gardens.

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

Postby hoos89 » Fri May 11, 2012 4:25 pm

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

Postby albanach » Fri May 11, 2012 5:07 pm

hoos89 wrote:
ivy is a road; there are more places to live on it than ivy gardens


It's a fair point, but really the law students who live on Ivy Road are almost all in Ivy Gardens. If I local mentioned Ivy to me, I'd think about the road or the place. If a law student mentions it I'm thinking of Ivy Gardens.

Ivy road unsurprisingly leads to Ivy, a village a few miles outside Charlottesville. I think a few professors live there.

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

Postby whatismylife » Mon May 14, 2012 11:37 am

In case anyone wants to weigh in:

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

Postby TMC116 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:04 pm

hoos89 wrote:
Liquox wrote:
roaringeagle wrote:One more spot open. I'm going to WashU!


you chose washu over uva? did they give u a full ride?


I think he was just on the WL at UVa, so it was somewhat misleading for him to say that another spot was open.


Hahah yeahh that's now how the wait list works roaringeagle. These WL are soft rejections for 95%+ of applicants (including me), especially at UVa.

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

Postby alvinfromva » Tue May 15, 2012 9:11 am

TMC116 wrote:
hoos89 wrote:
Liquox wrote:
roaringeagle wrote:One more spot open. I'm going to WashU!


you chose washu over uva? did they give u a full ride?


I think he was just on the WL at UVa, so it was somewhat misleading for him to say that another spot was open.


Hahah yeahh that's now how the wait list works roaringeagle. These WL are soft rejections for 95%+ of applicants (including me), especially at UVa.


Ok, neurosis & the need for lexical precision are getting to me, why "especially at UVa"? Not disputing, as that's certainly what it's beginning to look like, but I'm curious.

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

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

Postby TMC116 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:28 pm

alvinfromva wrote:
TMC116 wrote:
roaringeagle wrote:One more spot open. I'm going to WashU!


Ok, neurosis & the need for lexical precision are getting to me, why "especially at UVa"? Not disputing, as that's certainly what it's beginning to look like, but I'm curious.


UVA has one of the lowest acceptance rates in the country, ~10 percent i believe. They waitlist in droves and only take a handful of students off (students that would, in all likelihood, have gotten in with their numbers if they applied earlier or been marginally better in some way unrelated to numbers).

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

Postby albanach » Tue May 15, 2012 1:04 pm

TMC116 wrote:UVA has one of the lowest acceptance rates in the country, ~10 percent i believe. They waitlist in droves and only take a handful of students off (students that would, in all likelihood, have gotten in with their numbers if they applied earlier or been marginally better in some way unrelated to numbers).


This is accurate. By far the easiest way to get accepted to UVa is to apply early, and to apply early decision (though this may well leave you paying sticker or close to it).

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

Postby unlicensedpotato » Thu May 17, 2012 11:10 am

This is accurate. By far the easiest way to get accepted to UVa is to apply early, and to apply early decision (though this may well leave you paying sticker or close to it).[/quote]

UVA has a good explanation as to why they still consider you equally for scholarships even if you apply ED. If it was apparent that ED applicants weren't getting a fair shake, people would stop using it. Obviously, ED helps them plan for yield and numbers a lot and they wouldn't want that to happen.

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

Postby unlicensedpotato » Thu May 17, 2012 11:11 am

Withdrew this morning! It was a difficult decision. Good luck to everyone on the Wait List!!

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

Postby bobloblawlawblog89 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:19 am

Uh oh - now the obsessive phone checking begins.

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

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 17, 2012 11:33 am

unlicensedpotato wrote:Withdrew this morning! It was a difficult decision. Good luck to everyone on the Wait List!!


Where are you going instead? Just out of curiosity :) and thanks for withdrawing!!

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

Postby zapcaz » Thu May 17, 2012 11:37 am

bobloblawlawblog89 wrote:Uh oh - now the obsessive phone checking begins.


+1

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

Postby unlicensedpotato » Thu May 17, 2012 12:20 pm

whatismylife wrote:
unlicensedpotato wrote:Withdrew this morning! It was a difficult decision. Good luck to everyone on the Wait List!!


Where are you going instead? Just out of curiosity :) and thanks for withdrawing!!


You're welcome! I'll be going to Texas. They offered me enough of a scholarship that I think it made the most sense. For what it's worth, UVA indicated that they may have additional funds to redistribute later in the summer.

Edit: Similar issues for me as you debating about Minnesota.

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

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 pm

unlicensedpotato wrote:
whatismylife wrote:
unlicensedpotato wrote:Withdrew this morning! It was a difficult decision. Good luck to everyone on the Wait List!!


Where are you going instead? Just out of curiosity :) and thanks for withdrawing!!


You're welcome! I'll be going to Texas. They offered me enough of a scholarship that I think it made the most sense. For what it's worth, UVA indicated that they may have additional funds to redistribute later in the summer.

Edit: Similar issues for me as you debating about Minnesota.


That is good news about additional funds. Throwing a little bit of $$ this way would really help me with my decision!!

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

Postby bobloblawlawblog89 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:17 pm

It's quiet....too quiet.

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

Postby atj86 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:27 pm

bobloblawlawblog89 wrote:It's quiet....too quiet.


I think they're waiting for things to calm down a bit so they can take stock of where things stand before admitting again.

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

Postby bobloblawlawblog89 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:57 pm

atj86 wrote:
bobloblawlawblog89 wrote:It's quiet....too quiet.


I think they're waiting for things to calm down a bit so they can take stock of where things stand before admitting again.



Makes sense. I am assuming they wait for a few actual depositors to withdraw before launching new waitlist offers.

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

Postby atj86 » Fri May 18, 2012 4:11 pm

So Anne Richards just sent out the weekly update e-mail and said that no seats opened up this past week. We know for sure that at least one person (our very own unlicensedpotato) called and gave up his spot. Does that mean they were "overbooked", or is something else going on?

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

Postby Worker and Parasite » Fri May 18, 2012 4:32 pm

atj86 wrote:So Anne Richards just sent out the weekly update e-mail and said that no seats opened up this past week. We know for sure that at least one person (our very own unlicensedpotato) called and gave up his spot. Does that mean they were "overbooked", or is something else going on?


It's possible that his particular withdrawal wasn't noted on her weekly report, she may just have an update up to end of business day Wednesday or something.

Then again, if it was just ONE withdrawal, would she advertise that?

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Fri May 18, 2012 4:40 pm

atj86 wrote:So Anne Richards just sent out the weekly update e-mail and said that no seats opened up this past week. We know for sure that at least one person (our very own unlicensedpotato) called and gave up his spot. Does that mean they were "overbooked", or is something else going on?

Maybe they're just waiting until multiple seats open up to offer them all at once.

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

Postby atj86 » Fri May 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:
atj86 wrote:So Anne Richards just sent out the weekly update e-mail and said that no seats opened up this past week. We know for sure that at least one person (our very own unlicensedpotato) called and gave up his spot. Does that mean they were "overbooked", or is something else going on?

Maybe they're just waiting until multiple seats open up to offer them all at once.


"I write with my weekly update -- although I am sorry to tell you that not much has changed since my last message. No seats became available in the past week so we were not able to make any offers of admission to wait-listed candidates."

Direct quote from the e-mail.

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

Postby 005618502 » Fri May 18, 2012 5:28 pm

atj86 wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:
atj86 wrote:So Anne Richards just sent out the weekly update e-mail and said that no seats opened up this past week. We know for sure that at least one person (our very own unlicensedpotato) called and gave up his spot. Does that mean they were "overbooked", or is something else going on?

Maybe they're just waiting until multiple seats open up to offer them all at once.


"I write with my weekly update -- although I am sorry to tell you that not much has changed since my last message. No seats became available in the past week so we were not able to make any offers of admission to wait-listed candidates."

Direct quote from the e-mail.


haha, Really guys? They do not have an exact number of students they want. They want around a certain number, i dont think they want exactly 328 students lol. I doubt you would ever receive an email from a dean saying "Hey everyone! We had 1 seat open and admitted 1 lucky person off the wait list this week, yay for that person!" Now if there is a significant withdrawl they may admit more people. They do need to be careful, lets all remember 2-3 years ago when they had to give people $$ to take a year off (defer)




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