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

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:50 pm

I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:53 pm

citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.

Wow, awesome!! Congrats! I guess they are accepting splitters via RD too. Wow.

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:58 pm

citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.

Congratulations! Hopefully they'll admit a bunch of people today. Do you recall what date you applied?

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:01 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.

Congratulations! Hopefully they'll admit a bunch of people today. Do you recall what date you applied?


9/21

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:04 pm

Complete 10/26
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*Fingers Crossed*

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

Postby annyong » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:09 pm

Congrats!!! Maybe this means more RD decisions coming out soon - good luck guys!

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:11 pm

citykitty wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.

Congratulations! Hopefully they'll admit a bunch of people today. Do you recall what date you applied?


9/21

Great, thank you - it looks like they're making good progress!

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

Postby lsatcrazy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:26 pm

3.97/172 just applied. No Why UVA, so I'm just hoping to avoid YP...then again I have zero softs, so maybe I should be more concerned about getting WLed for real...

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

Postby tuco » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:57 pm

citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.


Congrats!! Thats really fcking awesome!!

If you dont mind me asking, are you URM or have great softs or think you wrote a killer Why UVA/PS ?

I applied ED in early sept with almost identical stats and got waitlisted :(

Congrats again on the fantastic news!

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

Postby Cornelius » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:05 pm

Perhaps a silly question, but what are people using as the title of their "Why Virginia" essay?

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:05 pm

tuco wrote:
citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.


Congrats!! Thats really fcking awesome!!

If you dont mind me asking, are you URM or have great softs or think you wrote a killer Why UVA/PS ?

I applied ED in early sept with almost identical stats and got waitlisted :(

Congrats again on the fantastic news!



I didn't write a Why V? essay. I'm not URM. I am a non-trad with an interesting background, although I don't have any great softs (no real WE, didn't write a novel, volunteer for TFA, olympic athlete, nothing like that). The Dean said that the adcom loved my background and would love to have me. She also mentioned that my UG record was a bit of a hurdle. It probably helps that I have some distance between the grades that bring my LSAC GPA down and my GPA at my degree granting institution is a 4.0.

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

Postby icedflames » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:16 pm

citykitty wrote:I got a phone call today letting me know I'm in. I went RD. I am in utter shock.


Congrats!
Any other RD applicants hear back recently?

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:28 pm

icedflames wrote:Any other RD applicants hear back recently?

It's weird, if you look on LSN, there were a bunch of auto-admit RD applicants admitted almost three weeks ago with $$$, citykitty today, and that's it.

You'd think if they were calling a bunch of people today, at least one or two more would have posted on TLS or LSN. Perhaps they just really liked citykitty and made an exception for her.

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

Postby bleylaw » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:32 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
icedflames wrote:Any other RD applicants hear back recently?

It's weird, if you look on LSN, there were a bunch of auto-admit RD applicants admitted almost three weeks ago with $$$, citykitty today, and that's it.

You'd think if they were calling a bunch of people today, at least one or two more would have posted on TLS or LSN. Perhaps they just really liked citykitty and made an exception for her.


its very weird, thats why ive been asking so much if more people heard. again just to be clear all these people wrote why uva essays, and they all checked "yes" for will you be asking for aid, right? am i getting the facts right?

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:20 pm

Did they call and email? I wouldn't get the call because I'm out-of-country... :/

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:31 pm

bleylaw wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
icedflames wrote:Any other RD applicants hear back recently?

It's weird, if you look on LSN, there were a bunch of auto-admit RD applicants admitted almost three weeks ago with $$$, citykitty today, and that's it.

You'd think if they were calling a bunch of people today, at least one or two more would have posted on TLS or LSN. Perhaps they just really liked citykitty and made an exception for her.


its very weird, thats why ive been asking so much if more people heard. again just to be clear all these people wrote why uva essays, and they all checked "yes" for will you be asking for aid, right? am i getting the facts right?



They liked my PS. I'm shocked that the PS made that much of a difference TBH. I just got a phone call and the Dean of Admissions said a package is being mailed. I checked yes for asking for aid, but I didn't write a Why V essay.

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:33 pm

Wow. I am really surprised, but maybe soft factors make more difference than we think?? So confusing! And I thought it was all numbers based!

Kitty are you a VA resident??

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:36 pm

freestallion wrote:Wow. I am really surprised, but maybe soft factors make more difference than we think?? So confusing! And I thought it was all numbers based!

Kitty are you a VA resident??


Nope. This confuses me as much as it does everyone else. Truly. I really thought UVA was quite a reach for me and was thinking I might get in off the waitlist at best. I don't know what else to say. I thought it was all numbers too, but my PS really made a huge difference in this case.

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Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:37 pm

citykitty wrote:
freestallion wrote:Wow. I am really surprised, but maybe soft factors make more difference than we think?? So confusing! And I thought it was all numbers based!

Kitty are you a VA resident??


Nope. This confuses me as much as it does everyone else. Truly. I really thought UVA was quite a reach for me and was thinking I might get in off the waitlist at best. I don't know what else to say. I thought it was all numbers too, but my PS really made a huge difference in this case.


What was your PS on, if I may ask? Either way, don't speculate too much and just enjoy it. :D Congrats and you now have an awesome acceptance. Also shows us that it is totally worth applying to reaches since you never know what might happen!

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:48 pm

freestallion wrote:
citykitty wrote:
freestallion wrote:Wow. I am really surprised, but maybe soft factors make more difference than we think?? So confusing! And I thought it was all numbers based!

Kitty are you a VA resident??


Nope. This confuses me as much as it does everyone else. Truly. I really thought UVA was quite a reach for me and was thinking I might get in off the waitlist at best. I don't know what else to say. I thought it was all numbers too, but my PS really made a huge difference in this case.


What was your PS on, if I may ask? Either way, don't speculate too much and just enjoy it. :D Congrats and you now have an awesome acceptance. Also shows us that it is totally worth applying to reaches since you never know what might happen!



It was just about me and the path I've traveled as an adult. Like I said, I don't have any great softs, but I have an interesting story. They liked it.

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

Postby Strange » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:49 pm

citykitty wrote:
freestallion wrote:
citykitty wrote:
freestallion wrote:Wow. I am really surprised, but maybe soft factors make more difference than we think?? So confusing! And I thought it was all numbers based!

Kitty are you a VA resident??


Nope. This confuses me as much as it does everyone else. Truly. I really thought UVA was quite a reach for me and was thinking I might get in off the waitlist at best. I don't know what else to say. I thought it was all numbers too, but my PS really made a huge difference in this case.


What was your PS on, if I may ask? Either way, don't speculate too much and just enjoy it. :D Congrats and you now have an awesome acceptance. Also shows us that it is totally worth applying to reaches since you never know what might happen!



It was just about me and the path I've traveled as an adult. Like I said, I don't have any great softs, but I have an interesting story. They liked it.



Congrats. I'm only 24 but I feel like I have kind of an "interesting path" story behind me that people always like so I'm hoping that helps me too :D Enjoy UVA!

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

Postby Samara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:54 pm

App submitted!

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:59 pm

I'm in the 2.9 range with a 170, but I'm still in undergrad. I was planning on taking time off to get some WE, improve my GPA, improve my LSAT, and be a part of the real world for a bit, but the school I want to end up is Virginia. I figured since I was at median LSAT I shouldn't even bother. But this news has me thinking should I? Thoughts?

edit: I see they have a re-applicant status section on their app. Would it hurt me to apply, probably get denied, and apply again in a year or two with better stats?
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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:09 pm

Dr. Filth wrote:I'm in the 2.9 range with a 170, but I'm still in undergrad. I was planning on taking time off to get some WE, improve my GPA, improve my LSAT, and be a part of the real world for a bit, but the school I want to end up is Virginia. I figured since I was at median LSAT I shouldn't even bother. But this news has me thinking should I? Thoughts?

edit: I see they have a re-applicant status section on their app. Would it hurt me to apply, probably get denied, and apply again in a year or two with better stats.


Once you graduate with your first BA, you can not change your GPA. Just beware. LSAT won't count a second degree or random post-grad CC classes or what not.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:52 pm

MumofCad wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:I'm in the 2.9 range with a 170, but I'm still in undergrad. I was planning on taking time off to get some WE, improve my GPA, improve my LSAT, and be a part of the real world for a bit, but the school I want to end up is Virginia. I figured since I was at median LSAT I shouldn't even bother. But this news has me thinking should I? Thoughts?

edit: I see they have a re-applicant status section on their app. Would it hurt me to apply, probably get denied, and apply again in a year or two with better stats.


Once you graduate with your first BA, you can not change your GPA. Just beware. LSAT won't count a second degree or random post-grad CC classes or what not.

Yeah I know. I'm a senior now. Classes this semester and classes next semester. Thanks for the heads up though




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