txl wrote:Regarding LOCI's:
I've had two things of note occur since the last time I sent anything to SLS - I got a promotion at work and accepted at HLS. I'm planning on writing a LOCI shortly. I figure that the promotion is definitely relevant, but I can't figure out if "I got in at H but will go to SLS in a heartbeat if you let me in" is relevant/valuable/an awful idea. Thoughts?
Intuitively I think that the latter is inappropriate for the LOCI. It might make SLS think you're equating SLS with HLS, something I don't think either school would agree with. They obviously have different criteria and try to select different people.
Anecdotally I know of one person who was accepted to SLS and wanted to go to HLS and vice versa. The person who wanted to go to HLS called them and said "Listen, I just got into Stanford (very late, in August, off of a waitlist or hold pile... can't remember) and I have to let them know in a week. I will go to HLS over any other school, including SLS, no questions asked. Can you please let me know if I'm going to be accepted or held?" and HLS said something like "Sorry, we don't do that."
The person who got into HLS and wanted to go to SLS did the same thing and I think they acquiesced to her decision. It may be that she was about to be let in anyway, but it was sort of a last minute thing where she said "I will
go to SLS, but I have to know this week."
Both of these situations took place around August though. Not sure if you can wait that long. Either way -- congrats on HLS and good luck with Stanford!!