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

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

Postby splbagel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:19 pm

Geneva wrote:At what point, if any, would you have been willing to ride a waitlist after you were accepted to Harvard?


Definitely right up to Harvard's ASW (first weekend of March), and possibly another few weeks after that.

ETA: I interpreted this question as "at what point would you have accepted a spot on the waitlist" and not "at what point would you continue to stay on the waitlist if you had already been WL'ed," if that makes sense.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:38 pm

splbagel wrote:
Geneva wrote:At what point, if any, would you have been willing to ride a waitlist after you were accepted to Harvard?


Definitely right up to Harvard's ASW (first weekend of March), and possibly another few weeks after that.

ETA: I interpreted this question as "at what point would you have accepted a spot on the waitlist" and not "at what point would you continue to stay on the waitlist if you had already been WL'ed," if that makes sense.


Makes sense. It's interesting how our preferences can change to align with our options. At one point, Harvard was definitely my dream school.

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

Postby splbagel » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:22 pm

Geneva wrote:Makes sense. It's interesting how our preferences can change to align with our options. At one point, Harvard was definitely my dream school.


Yes, Stanford was my absolute #1 going into the cycle. It's hard to know how much of the change in my thinking has been due to "sour grapes" and how much has been due to incorporating new information.

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

Postby LawandDevelopment » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:43 pm

So I am not as much of a LSN guru as some of you, but I just counted 65(ish) accepted students for this cycle and 64(ish) accepted students from last cycle. Could that mean that Stanford has already accepted their usual quota and is just taking a long time to let people know they are not in?

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

Postby Bronck » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:48 pm

LawandDevelopment wrote:So I am not as much of a LSN guru as some of you, but I just counted 65(ish) accepted students for this cycle and 64(ish) accepted students from last cycle. Could that mean that Stanford has already accepted their usual quota and is just taking a long time to let people know they are not in?


It's not really good to draw inferences like that from LSN...

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

Postby bogm2012 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:51 pm

LawandDevelopment wrote:So I am not as much of a LSN guru as some of you, but I just counted 65(ish) accepted students for this cycle and 64(ish) accepted students from last cycle. Could that mean that Stanford has already accepted their usual quota and is just taking a long time to let people know they are not in?


It certainly could mean that, but it probably doesn't.

2010-2011 TLSers may have had better/worse luck than 2011-2012 TLSers; the overall number of Stanford applicants on TLS is almost certainly changed; people could be reporting acceptances at greater/lesser rates; Stanford could be expecting a higher/lower yield compared to last year, and would change their acceptances accordingly, etc.

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

Postby LSAC Trollop » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:17 pm

The wait is killing me. Granted, it's my own fault (very late completion date), but still. Might be time to dust off the old @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox twitter accounts just to blow off some steam. Whatever happens, the wait for both Stanford and Yale is not doing my liver any favors.

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

Postby Fortuitous » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:53 pm

LSAC Trollop wrote:Might be time to dust off the old @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox twitter accounts just to blow off some steam.

???

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

Postby LSAC Trollop » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:13 pm

Fortuitous wrote:
LSAC Trollop wrote:Might be time to dust off the old @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox twitter accounts just to blow off some steam.

???


Well, it turned out that @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox were the reason that the February LSAT scores were released later than expected. It would seem that they've infiltrated the Stanford and Yale admissions offices because they wanted to bring their naughty, disruptive shenanigans to other venues. Ooo la la!

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

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:58 pm

LSAC Trollop wrote:The wait is killing me. Granted, it's my own fault (very late completion date), but still. Might be time to dust off the old @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox twitter accounts just to blow off some steam. Whatever happens, the wait for both Stanford and Yale is not doing my liver any favors.

Classic avatar.

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

Postby cidergirl » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:08 pm

LSAC Trollop wrote:
Fortuitous wrote:
LSAC Trollop wrote:Might be time to dust off the old @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox twitter accounts just to blow off some steam.

???


Well, it turned out that @LSACTrollop and @LSACSilverFox were the reason that the February LSAT scores were released later than expected. It would seem that they've infiltrated the Stanford and Yale admissions offices because they wanted to bring their naughty, disruptive shenanigans to other venues. Ooo la la!


Don't use twitter. Didn't realize there was a delay in Feb scores. Clearly out of the loop.

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

Postby klingonsrock » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:08 am

sn20 wrote:
yansky22 wrote:I think if I saw anything but a "Your app is now complete" line on my status, my brain would literally explode from confusion at this point. UR 11/29


App sent 9/30. My brain is fried.



9/15 bitches! Yeah, my brain looks like that drug PSA from the 80s with the egg...

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

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:13 am

klingonsrock wrote:
sn20 wrote:
yansky22 wrote:I think if I saw anything but a "Your app is now complete" line on my status, my brain would literally explode from confusion at this point. UR 11/29


App sent 9/30. My brain is fried.



9/15 bitches! Yeah, my brain looks like that drug PSA from the 80s with the egg...

9/21 Ugh. But I still love you Stanford!

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

Postby Kring345 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:30 am

Tom Joad wrote:
klingonsrock wrote:
sn20 wrote:
yansky22 wrote:I think if I saw anything but a "Your app is now complete" line on my status, my brain would literally explode from confusion at this point. UR 11/29


App sent 9/30. My brain is fried.



9/15 bitches! Yeah, my brain looks like that drug PSA from the 80s with the egg...

9/21 Ugh. But I still love you Stanford!

9/20 :(

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

Postby Elendil » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:58 am

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

Postby admisionquestion » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:55 am

I went to LSN and grabbed all the applications which were either submitted before or complete before 2012 started. I assume this is the "soft hold" group. Then I deleted all the applications that are Pending. Then I filled in approximate "decision" dates for those with decisions w/out dates using their last updated date. This is an assumption so be a bit skeptical here.

That gave me the following data (sorted by decision date):

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Then I gave each application a unique number in order of decision date (or last update) and plotted out the submission dates. This should allow us to see if SLS is going through their "soft hold" applications in any particular order. Though again the method is a bit sketchy:

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As far as I can am willing to speculate--this graph ended up dis-confirming theories that SLS has finished rejecting those early submitters in the soft hold category. One who really likes wild speculation might argue that there are two semi-linear blobs such that SLS seems to have made two sweeps through the soft hold group, roughly in order of submission. Even if this were the case it would still lead to the conclusion that they very well might be doing this a third time.

So that was my early morning project... I hope it helps to keep the neurosis of this thread at an all time high (WE ARE ALL AT RISK__DLS CAN EFFECT ANYONE ANYTIME!)

Peace!

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

Postby amc987 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:36 am

admisionquestion wrote:So that was my early morning project... I hope it helps to keep the neurosis of this thread at an all time high (WE ARE ALL AT RISK__DLS CAN EFFECT ANYONE ANYTIME!)


I like the sentiment, but a) there's no way that the neurosis in this thread is going to go down one iota until soft hold decisions are released, and b) I LOL'd at the bolded. You make DLS sound like a STI or the plague or something. Too funny.

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:45 am

amc987 wrote:
admisionquestion wrote:So that was my early morning project... I hope it helps to keep the neurosis of this thread at an all time high (WE ARE ALL AT RISK__DLS CAN EFFECT ANYONE ANYTIME!)


I like the sentiment, but a) there's no way that the neurosis in this thread is going to go down one iota until soft hold decisions are released, and b) I LOL'd at the bolded. You make DLS sound like a STI or the plague or something. Too funny.



I think for lots of people on this thread it is worse than many STIs. While lots of diseases are treatable, a Stanford rejection leaves a scar.
Sorry, but it is 3am and you kinda set that one up...

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:52 am

If people don't get calls today, I'm going to seriously start wondering if Stanford is going to accept any of their soft holds and just waitlist us all instead. There's no way they could start the soft hold acceptances on April 9th (on Monday). That would be later than any non-WL acceptances that have gone out in the past 5 years.

Unless of course there's some internal factor in the Admissions Office that we have no idea about (Is Dean Deal pregnant?)

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

Postby yepyepyep » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:15 am

Doorkeeper wrote:If people don't get calls today, I'm going to seriously start wondering if Stanford is going to accept any of their soft holds and just waitlist us all instead. There's no way they could start the soft hold acceptances on April 9th (on Monday). That would be later than any non-WL acceptances that have gone out in the past 5 years.

Unless of course there's some internal factor in the Admissions Office that we have no idea about (Is Dean Deal pregnant?)


If she is, then this will forever be known as "The Pregnancy Cycle."

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

Postby MyLegendLives » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:18 am

I'm pretty sure Dean Deal is at least in her 40s, which makes pregnancy unlikely.

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

Postby puppylaw » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:32 am

MyLegendLives wrote:I'm pretty sure Dean Deal is at least in her 40s, which makes pregnancy unlikely.


Does anyone else think there's a little too much info about the admissions deans out there?

I don't need or even really want to know about the pregnancy status, procreative potential, political persuasion, sexual orientation, race, or anything else about the people making the decision on my application. I just want the decision made fairly and expediently while they live their lives outside this process and I live mine.

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

Postby Elendil » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:37 am

puppylaw wrote:
MyLegendLives wrote:I'm pretty sure Dean Deal is at least in her 40s, which makes pregnancy unlikely.


Does anyone else think there's a little too much info about the admissions deans out there?

I don't need or even really want to know about the pregnancy status, procreative potential, political persuasion, sexual orientation, race, or anything else about the people making the decision on my application. I just want the decision made fairly and expediently while they live their lives outside this process and I live mine.


I hear you. But most of the information about our dear admissions deans comes from their respective blogs...

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

Postby brogoc » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:53 am

Looking like this week is the week that was not the week. Unless today is the day.

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

Postby ru1ess » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:11 am

After meeting and speaking with Dean Deal, and considering she has a child in College-- I would say she's closer to 50, if not older. SOOOOO pregnancy is definitely not in the picture. However, I do think that we will get some news today-- as flights to Preview Weekend are soaring.. Not like they care-- but I'm just sayin'




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