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

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

Postby euskadi » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:44 pm

Just submitted! I had my UG send the Dean's Certification Form well over a month ago, so I'm hoping Stanford has it filed away and ready for my application.

I'm more excited than I should be. A spot on the wait list may be asking too much.

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

Postby AmandaPB » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:15 pm

It makes me so sad that my status checker still says 9/15 as the date. Come on, Stanford, care about me!!

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

Postby mickeyD » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:16 pm

"Your file has been submitted for review."

Submitted at the beginning of November. Got this on Friday, 11/11, was surprised how fast it went. Fingers crossed!

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:48 pm

euskadi wrote:Just submitted! I had my UG send the Dean's Certification Form well over a month ago, so I'm hoping Stanford has it filed away and ready for my application.

I'm more excited than I should be. A spot on the wait list may be asking too much.


Same; I keep having the vision that they saw it, looked up my name, didn't find it and just tossed it. Of course these are just neurotic visions.

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

Postby boosk » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:13 pm

how long did everyone's dean certification take to go through? just got a status checker and thats the only thing missing even though i had it filled out 2-3 weeks ago...

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

Postby splbagel » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:44 pm

boosk wrote:how long did everyone's dean certification take to go through? just got a status checker and thats the only thing missing even though i had it filled out 2-3 weeks ago...


I called Stanford today because my undergrad told me they sent the dean's cert last week but it hadn't shown up on my status checker yet. I was told that it can take up to a week to show up on the status checker after Stanford receives it.

I was really smooth during this 60 second conversation... "I'm sorry for bugging you with my paranoia, but Stanford is really my dream school so... uh... um..."

Way to play it cool, bagel.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:01 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
euskadi wrote:Just submitted! I had my UG send the Dean's Certification Form well over a month ago, so I'm hoping Stanford has it filed away and ready for my application.

I'm more excited than I should be. A spot on the wait list may be asking too much.


Same; I keep having the vision that they saw it, looked up my name, didn't find it and just tossed it. Of course these are just neurotic visions.


Jumped the gun here. "Your file has been submitted for review" today!

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:58 am

AmandaPB wrote:It makes me so sad that my status checker still says 9/15 as the date. Come on, Stanford, care about me!!


Everyone's does. The checker really isn't going to change until Jan. There isn't much sense in checking it.

They should start letting in a small group of people in Dec, around the 2nd week. I don't think they start rejecting people until after Christmas though. So no matter where you fall, you'll either get a call first or a letter in the mail in the spring.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:37 pm

Recieved a fee waiver and submitted today! Now to follow up on my undergrad to see if they've sent off that pesky Deans Cert...

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

Postby hobojarpen » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:17 pm

SLS has everything except my Dean's Statement. My undergrad said they mailed it out last Thursday... but still no status update since last Wednesday. Hoping everything got there safe and sound..

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

Postby splbagel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:19 pm

hobojarpen wrote:SLS has everything except my Dean's Statement. My undergrad said they mailed it out last Thursday... but still no status update since last Wednesday. Hoping everything got there safe and sound..


Don't forget that there was no mail last Friday. If your undergrad is on the east coast (and if their mail service delays for a day before getting things to USPS), then they might not even receive it until today.

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

Postby EMZE » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:36 pm

hobojarpen wrote:SLS has everything except my Dean's Statement. My undergrad said they mailed it out last Thursday... but still no status update since last Wednesday. Hoping everything got there safe and sound..


Ask them to fax it or e-mail it. I did that and had my status updated the next day when I contacted the school to confirm that they received it. I posted earlier in this thread and in the LS admissions forum the contact info for doing that.

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

Postby hobojarpen » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:40 pm

EMZE wrote:
hobojarpen wrote:SLS has everything except my Dean's Statement. My undergrad said they mailed it out last Thursday... but still no status update since last Wednesday. Hoping everything got there safe and sound..


Ask them to fax it or e-mail it. I did that and had my status updated the next day when I contacted the school to confirm that they received it. I posted earlier in this thread and in the LS admissions forum the contact info for doing that.


Hmm, maybe I'll do that instead. Thanks for the heads up!

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:11 pm

So I submitted my app 11/1, but they were waiting on my study abroad transcript (only school that required one). I requested one to be sent about 10 days ago, but my status checker didn't show any change. I called today to make sure it didn't get lost, and within about 5 minutes they found the transcript, processed it, and I am now under review!

So efficient, Stanford, and so nice to speak to on the phone. Other admissions offices have been less than helpful...

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

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:19 pm

Submitted 11/7. Got status checker with "app complete" email today.

No Dean's Certification listed though, even though I sent it :(

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:59 pm

No status checker yet, but my report has been requested from LSAC. Just got a call from my UG, the Dean filled it out right there with me on the phone and they're faxing it over today. So at least my file will be complete by the time I get the checker :)

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

Postby boosk » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:18 pm

dean's cert finally went through, app just submitted for review.

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

Postby hobojarpen » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:55 pm

boosk wrote:dean's cert finally went through, app just submitted for review.


+1

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:39 pm

tagged. dean's cert sent out by my UG, but no word from stanford yet.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:07 pm

How much of a difference (if any) would it make if I applied Nov. 21-22 versus December 2-3?

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:34 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:How much of a difference (if any) would it make if I applied Nov. 21-22 versus December 2-3?


In general, it's better to apply as early as possible, especially for a school with a small class size like Stanford.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:51 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:How much of a difference (if any) would it make if I applied Nov. 21-22 versus December 2-3?


In general, it's better to apply as early as possible, especially for a school with a small class size like Stanford.



Yup, for sure, just didn't know if the pre-Thanksgiving/post-Thanksgiving submission would matter

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:23 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:How much of a difference (if any) would it make if I applied Nov. 21-22 versus December 2-3?


It's not like it's going to make a tangible difference. Early December is still not late.

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

Postby MumofCad » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:42 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:How much of a difference (if any) would it make if I applied Nov. 21-22 versus December 2-3?


In general, it's better to apply as early as possible, especially for a school with a small class size like Stanford.



Yup, for sure, just didn't know if the pre-Thanksgiving/post-Thanksgiving submission would matter


I think it would depend on the reason. If its going to make you a better applicant, then I wouldn't presume it would be that big of deal and might be prudent....You'll still be ahead of anyone taking the LSAT again in Dec and behind most who were waiting on Oct LSAts either way right?

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

Postby Stig » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:18 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:How much of a difference (if any) would it make if I applied Nov. 21-22 versus December 2-3?


I have friends who applied in January who were admitted in January, friends who applied in September who were admitted in December, and friends who applied in September who were admitted in April.

TLS wisdom of "applying an extra day early = +1% chance of getting in" doesn't exactly apply at Stanford (and Yale for that matter, but I don't have any anecdotal evidence to back that up). Sure, you might hear a decision earlier, but I do not think that your chances of admission are affected. Apply when you have your app put together correctly–a stronger app is better than an earlier app.




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