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

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

Postby alvinfromva » Thu May 24, 2012 5:22 pm

suspicious android wrote:So what is up with these deferral offers? They're going to waitlist candidates? So I guess they're trying to shore up their numbers for next year? Perhaps anticipating fewer applicants next year? But they're not offering deferral scholarships to students who have deposited like they did a few years ago, right?


My guess is "plus-factor" and/or strong early-cycle candidates that, like you say, would give the admissions directors a jump on recruiting for next year. Maybe there are people who fill certain desirable roles in the class, and the existing class has enough of them already.

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

Postby atj86 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:38 pm

UDFlyers90 wrote:
atj86 wrote:
UDFlyers90 wrote:
whatismylife wrote:Hey guys I officially withdrew. Seriously feels like a bad break up and I'm kind of in pain, but had to do it.

Good luck to everyone else wait-listed!!!


Must have got your quasi-admission spot for the fall 2013, just received an email from Anne Richards asking if I would consider deferring for a year here is the content of the email:

Good morning.

(Personal portion of email with name etc)...

It may be possible for us to offer you deferred admission to fall 2013. Our deferrals are binding. This means that, if we are able to offer and if you choose to accept deferred admission to fall 2013, you would have to agree to decline any other offers of admission that you currently are holding from other law schools. You also would have to agree not to apply to any other law schools during the deferral year. You would have to pay a $1,000 nonrefundable seat deposit to UVA Law now to hold your seat in our fall 2013 entering class and would be bound to join us in August 2013.

If a binding deferred admission is something that is of interest to you, I will consult with our admissions committee to see if this is something we can do. Please let me know? Feel free to give me a call if you want to talk -- (434) 243-1456.

Thank you.

I'm a little hesitant to commit to this given my circumstances, applied in January after 176 on December lsat..when I applied I had a 3.1x gpa but after this past semester my gpa via LSAC will be roughly 3.2. However, I feel like if I really do take a year off it would be stupid to commit now to UVA and give up any chance at any other t14 (specifically shooting an ED to Michigan) TLS gurus any thoughts?


I'm in the same boat. Was offered deferred admission with almost the exact same numbers. Virginia is my first choice for several reasons and I'm not trying to go anywhere else, but I don't want to cheat myself out of any potential scholarship money. If you don't mind me asking, why do you want Mich over UVA?


I suppose I should have rephrased that to I don't want to eliminate any option of the MVP group of schools by committing to UVA now if I were to be shooting for fall 2013 (Michigan just has a geographical preference over the other two, I am from the midwest). I also didn't apply to Cornell or Northwestern (TLS sufficiently convinced me that out of undergrad as a splitter I had no shot) so I feel like I basically made some strategic mistakes applying this cycle. At the same time I am afraid that if I reapply next fall with a slightly improved GPA and some work experience (it wouldn't be the most impressive) that I will just be stuck with the same wait list problem I currently have and be kicking myself for not accepting UVA when I had the chance.


I've decided to take them up on their offer. My thought process is this:

I know for sure that I would rather have UVA next year than where my seat deposit currently is this year. That means that my only reason for not taking the deferral is potential for scholarship if I go through the full application process again next year. I looked at LSN for the last 3 years and it is very rare to find a non-URM with <3.4 UGPA receiving any T10 money. Also, I was prepared to go to UVA with no money this year, so why should it be any different next year. In this particular situation, I'd rather take the sure thing.

Maybe I'll go teach ESL somewhere for 6 months or backpack around Europe. There are loads of things I can do in the next year that I won't be able to do easily during or after law school. This gives me the opportunity to do those without having to worry about the application process all over again. While it's annoying to have to put my life on hold for a year, it's not the end of the world.

Plus, we're still being considered for admission this cycle.

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

Postby alvinfromva » Thu May 24, 2012 6:04 pm

Heck, I'm going to be 27 in the fall, and when you put it like that I'd consider taking a deferral too.

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

Postby atj86 » Thu May 24, 2012 6:09 pm

alvinfromva wrote:Heck, I'm going to be 27 in the fall, and when you put it like that I'd consider taking a deferral too.


25 here, man. I feel the clock ticking as well.

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

Postby chunnyboy » Thu May 24, 2012 7:04 pm

i just really think that... with the number of applications expected to go down again next year (and two more years after that given the current improving job market) those with an LSAT of 175 and above (even if GPA is 3.0<x<3.4) would be doing a disservice to themselves by accepting a binding agreement from any school not in the T6.

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

Postby nbj08 » Fri May 25, 2012 10:30 am

Has anyone heard something other than the deferral option this past week?

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

Postby atj86 » Fri May 25, 2012 10:35 am

nbj08 wrote:Has anyone heard something other than the deferral option this past week?


When I talked to them yesterday, they said that no seats had opened, even after they followed up on the double seat deposits.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri May 25, 2012 1:49 pm

And... Nothing happened this week.

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

Postby nbj08 » Fri May 25, 2012 3:35 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:And... Nothing happened this week.



Awesome. I'm feeling better by the minute.

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

Postby daleearnhardt123 » Sat May 26, 2012 3:03 pm

have any incoming 1Ls filled out the UFAA and heard back about it?

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

Postby Br3v » Thu May 31, 2012 1:26 pm

Asked this in UVA student thread but figured here would be (more) relevant as well.

In regards to applying next cycle:

Does the ED boost still give the same effect if you apply ED late Dec or early Jan?

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

Postby barneytrouble » Thu May 31, 2012 3:38 pm

Br3v wrote:Asked this in UVA student thread but figured here would be (more) relevant as well.

In regards to applying next cycle:

Does the ED boost still give the same effect if you apply ED late Dec or early Jan?


It still gives you the boost but not as big of one compared to EDing in September from what I recall based on LSN the past couple years.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu May 31, 2012 4:07 pm

barneytrouble wrote:
Br3v wrote:Asked this in UVA student thread but figured here would be (more) relevant as well.

In regards to applying next cycle:

Does the ED boost still give the same effect if you apply ED late Dec or early Jan?


It still gives you the boost but not as big of one compared to EDing in September from what I recall based on LSN the past couple years.

I think it depends on whether you would be a yield protect waitlist or a low number waitlist. The latter would be greatly benefited in applying early. That's just conjecture though.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:23 pm

I haven't been tracking this thread but I figured a few of you out there might still be hoping to come off the WL. I was accepted ED in November and am only today withdrawing due to a recent job offer. This most likely means they are going to try to fill that seat by June 15, the deposit deadline. Good luck.

Edit: Withdrawing as in NOT deferring (opportunity is multi-year commitment)

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

Postby ahnhub » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:58 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:I haven't been tracking this thread but I figured a few of you out there might still be hoping to come off the WL. I was accepted ED in November and am only today withdrawing due to a recent job offer. This most likely means they are going to try to fill that seat by June 15, the deposit deadline. Good luck.

Edit: Withdrawing as in NOT deferring (opportunity is multi-year commitment)


So are you so totally over the whole law school thing, or still planning on going later on in life?

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

Postby cd7573 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:19 am

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:05 am

ahnhub wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:I haven't been tracking this thread but I figured a few of you out there might still be hoping to come off the WL. I was accepted ED in November and am only today withdrawing due to a recent job offer. This most likely means they are going to try to fill that seat by June 15, the deposit deadline. Good luck.

Edit: Withdrawing as in NOT deferring (opportunity is multi-year commitment)


So are you so totally over the whole law school thing, or still planning on going later on in life?


I'll go in 2+ years unless something else piques my interest. Law school has been a goal for awhile now but I can't pass the current opportunity up. Fwiw UVA Admissions was very professional in handling the withdrawal

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

Postby westinghouse60 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:12 pm

Not much going on in this thread lately... anyone else think there will be any admits this week after the last deposit deadline? I'm thinking about sending a short email to their office saying they're still my top choice, but I already told them that back in May so I don't know if that seems obsessive or not.

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

Postby mr_unemployed » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:31 am

Anyone put down both deposits but still waiting to get off the waitlist for another school?

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

Postby bobloblawlawblog89 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:33 am

mr_unemployed wrote:Anyone put down both deposits but still waiting to get off the waitlist for another school?


Yep

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

Postby jkpolk » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:34 am

mr_unemployed wrote:Anyone put down both deposits but still waiting to get off the waitlist for another school?


I'm still weighing a job offer and I put down second deposit last week.

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

Postby TLSmobile1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:14 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:Not much going on in this thread lately... anyone else think there will be any admits this week after the last deposit deadline? I'm thinking about sending a short email to their office saying they're still my top choice, but I already told them that back in May so I don't know if that seems obsessive or not.

Well absent some $, ill be withdrawing soon with my splitter stats so hopefully that helps your cause!

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

Postby Campagnolo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:49 pm

Just withdrew from the waitlist. I hope you all feel like you just bumped up a spot in line!

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

Postby Indebted » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:47 am

So how about that email yesterday... Not looking good for us remaining waitlisters.

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

Postby barneytrouble » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:14 am

Indebted wrote:So how about that email yesterday... Not looking good for us remaining waitlisters.


What'd it say?




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