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

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

Postby Elendil » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
Elendil wrote:


Thanks for this. Also another gem on LOCIs:

Faye Deal says:
January 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

First, let me apologize for the lengthy delay in getting back to you. We now have a very good process in place for reviewing these kinds of comments and I should be more timely in responding as a result.

Offers did not go out over the winter break, but rest assured that we picked up right where we left off and decisions have been going on in a consistent fashion since January 3.

If you’ve not heard from us, it is indeed appropriate to send in a letter of continued interest. While the primary reason of this letter is to show us that you remain interested in SLS, it also shows me that you are an active and engaged participant in this process. Many applicants take the approach of “I’ve done my part and now I just need to wait it out” or “I’ve met all the application requirements and I’ll just sit back and wait for SLS to do their part.” Fair enough. This approach works. However, is it a bad thing to stay a bit more engaged? You just need to exercise some good judgment, though, and decide how much is enough versus becoming a pain.


This has come up before in discussion. She's also been interviewed before saying that unless you have a special circumstance or something really different has happened in the past few months, then sending a LOCI won't do much. So who knows what her actual viewpoint is on LOCIs.


Ah well, and there I was thinking I answered a timeless question. Guess I should spend MORE time in this thread... :lol:

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

Postby sharktankdean » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:49 pm

I have to say, I'm dreading this sudden silence....but I'm happy i am still in the running.

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

Postby Elric » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:55 pm

sharktankdean wrote:I have to say, I'm dreading this sudden silence....but I'm happy i am still in the running.


+1

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Damnit. To write the LOCI, or not to write the LOCI.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:08 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Damnit. To write the LOCI, or not to write the LOCI.


I'm doing it today.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:38 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Damnit. To write the LOCI, or not to write the LOCI.


I really don't think it will make a difference this late in the game. Decisions will be out in 1-2 weeks, but it's your call.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:42 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Damnit. To write the LOCI, or not to write the LOCI.


I really don't think it will make a difference this late in the game. Decisions will be out in 1-2 weeks, but it's your call.


I probably won't do it. But self-loathing is on the up n' up after said decision.

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

Postby admisionquestion » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:53 pm

why do you say decisions will be out in 1-2 weeks?

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

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:56 pm

I am curious too.

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

Postby curiouscat » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Probably because decisions are already overdue in comparison to previous years. There's only so much they can drag on this torture.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:07 pm

curiouscat wrote:Probably because decisions are already overdue in comparison to previous years. There's only so much they can drag on this torture.


Also, their deposit deadline is in 6 weeks. So the sheer amount of time remaining is getting smaller and smaller.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:02 am

admisionquestion wrote:why do you say decisions will be out in 1-2 weeks?


Judging by their history, Stanford makes their final accept/reject/WL decisions in the end of March/early April.

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

Postby Elendil » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:41 am

Doorkeeper wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:why do you say decisions will be out in 1-2 weeks?


Judging by their history, Stanford makes their final accept/reject/WL decisions in the end of March/early April.


Seems like there's a ton of people on LSN who received decisions at the end of April last year... mostly WL, some Reject. Last acceptances went out late March/early April, though.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:47 am

Yup. Just sent a LOCI. Happy St. Paddy's Day to me.

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

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:07 pm

Just wanted to ask, is this an odd cycle for Stanford? What has been up with the delay?

Also, is it worth it to send in another LOR?

The waiting game is killing me! I just want to find out.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:30 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:Just wanted to ask, is this an odd cycle for Stanford? What has been up with the delay?

Also, is it worth it to send in another LOR?

The waiting game is killing me! I just want to find out.


I don't think this cycle has been particularly odd. This delay is common. They admit a few people early March, then make the rest of the admits in late March/early April.

I really don't think a LOR would make much of a difference this late in the game. I doubt anything would matter unless you did something big (publication, big scholarship, etc).

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

Postby amc987 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:20 pm

Doorkeeper wrote: don't think this cycle has been particularly odd. This delay is common. They admit a few people early March, then make the rest of the admits in late March/early April.


I agree with you generally, but it seems like Stanford hasn't really admitted anyone on LSN in early March. I'm not sure whether that's a reflection of fewer people using LSN, LSN not being representative of the general applicant pool, or Stanford actually being slower making decisions. It seems like there are quite a few early submitters who haven't heard anything. I guess they're due to release a bunch of decisions in the next 2- 2.5 weeks?

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

Postby soj » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:00 am

There's a c/o 2015 admitted students Google group (lol, I know). All admits are invited to join, but they have to be approved by the administrator first. The group has fewer than 100 members right now, and unless a lot of admits decided not to join the group or are still pending approval, this seems way too few at this point in the cycle.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:02 am

soj wrote:There's a c/o 2015 admitted students Google group (lol, I know). All admits are invited to join, but they have to be approved by the administrator first. The group has fewer than 100 members right now, and unless a lot of admits decided not to join the group or are still pending approval, this seems way too few at this point in the cycle.


What are the odds admits would know about the site?

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

Postby soj » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:29 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
soj wrote:There's a c/o 2015 admitted students Google group (lol, I know). All admits are invited to join, but they have to be approved by the administrator first. The group has fewer than 100 members right now, and unless a lot of admits decided not to join the group or are still pending approval, this seems way too few at this point in the cycle.


What are the odds admits would know about the site?

Basically everyone who's logged into the admitted students website (whose link is provided in the acceptance letter) would know about the Google group because there's a big link to it on the front page.

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

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:48 am

soj wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
soj wrote:There's a c/o 2015 admitted students Google group (lol, I know). All admits are invited to join, but they have to be approved by the administrator first. The group has fewer than 100 members right now, and unless a lot of admits decided not to join the group or are still pending approval, this seems way too few at this point in the cycle.


What are the odds admits would know about the site?

Basically everyone who's logged into the admitted students website (whose link is provided in the acceptance letter) would know about the Google group because there's a big link to it on the front page.

But how many people on the internet have Google Plus? 100?

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

Postby soj » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:53 am

Tom Joad wrote:
soj wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
soj wrote:There's a c/o 2015 admitted students Google group (lol, I know). All admits are invited to join, but they have to be approved by the administrator first. The group has fewer than 100 members right now, and unless a lot of admits decided not to join the group or are still pending approval, this seems way too few at this point in the cycle.


What are the odds admits would know about the site?

Basically everyone who's logged into the admitted students website (whose link is provided in the acceptance letter) would know about the Google group because there's a big link to it on the front page.

But how many people on the internet have Google Plus? 100?

:lol:

Actually, you don't need G+ to join the group--only a Google account (i.e. gmail).

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

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:55 am

That is a relief. Maybe I will send Dean Deal a LOCI explaining that while I don't have Google Plus, I have Gmail, so I would be able to access the group.

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

Postby Excellent117 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:35 am

I submitted in late October and not a peep since, is it safe to say that I am in the unofficial hold group?

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:37 am

Excellent117 wrote:I submitted in late October and not a peep since, is it safe to say that I am in the unofficial hold group?


Yes.




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