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

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

Postby Chucky21 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:47 pm

yepyepyep wrote:Even an update to the blog letting us know what's happening would be appreciated.


True, although at this point I would rather she just spend all her time calling us than updating her blog.

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

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:53 pm

yepyepyep wrote:
jim-green wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:Could be that fewer applicants means they need to dig through their "meh" pile more b/c there weren't enough auto-admits.
Then why are they rejecting Israeli snipers with 179s?


I dont think my hypothesis can be applied to particular applicants...just the general delay (they have to weigh more applicants that are harder to compare, and they had hoped they wouldn't have to make these decisions by getting enough auto-admits). I don't know why a particular applicant got rejected. Maybe the class already had a lot of Israeli snipers with 179's? I don't know. It is strange.


Under my "we're-inanimate-clones-waiting-to-be-summoned-when-the-originals-withdraw" hypothesis, yes. That would be the reason.

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

Postby Chucky21 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:57 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:
jim-green wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:Could be that fewer applicants means they need to dig through their "meh" pile more b/c there weren't enough auto-admits.
Then why are they rejecting Israeli snipers with 179s?


I dont think my hypothesis can be applied to particular applicants...just the general delay (they have to weigh more applicants that are harder to compare, and they had hoped they wouldn't have to make these decisions by getting enough auto-admits). I don't know why a particular applicant got rejected. Maybe the class already had a lot of Israeli snipers with 179's? I don't know. It is strange.


Under my "we're-inanimate-clones-waiting-to-be-summoned-when-the-originals-withdraw" hypothesis, yes. That would be the reason.


Chuckles: Every day that goes by your hypothesis looks stronger and stronger.

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

Postby Parmenides » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:03 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:
jim-green wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:Could be that fewer applicants means they need to dig through their "meh" pile more b/c there weren't enough auto-admits.
Then why are they rejecting Israeli snipers with 179s?


I dont think my hypothesis can be applied to particular applicants...just the general delay (they have to weigh more applicants that are harder to compare, and they had hoped they wouldn't have to make these decisions by getting enough auto-admits). I don't know why a particular applicant got rejected. Maybe the class already had a lot of Israeli snipers with 179's? I don't know. It is strange.


Under my "we're-inanimate-clones-waiting-to-be-summoned-when-the-originals-withdraw" hypothesis, yes. That would be the reason.


Then it's agreed? We must find and destroy our doppelgangers.

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

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:35 pm

Chucky21 wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
Under my "we're-inanimate-clones-waiting-to-be-summoned-when-the-originals-withdraw" hypothesis, yes. That would be the reason.


Chuckles: Every day that goes by your hypothesis looks stronger and stronger.


It does, right? Why else would Stanford deny/waitlist in this trickle-fashion, well after the deadline? By waiting to officially waitlist us, they make us less likely to put in a deposit and more likely to accept. And considering the wonky cycle with low applicants and the number of people on hold at Harvard, it would seem that a large pool of Stanford accepts are also in limbo in terms of their choices, further delaying our fate. It could be a game of brinkmanship right up to the deposit deadlines, ladies and gentlemen.

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

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:15 pm

They are trying to increase their yield by making news from them the last ( and most current/ exciting) thing that H/Y/S cross admits receive during their cycle.

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

Postby yepyepyep » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:30 pm

oregon000 wrote:They are trying to increase their yield by making news from them the last ( and most current/ exciting) thing that H/Y/S cross admits receive during their cycle.


Then it seems like H and S are playing chicken, although a bunch of H admits came out today. I wonder if waiting too long actually hurts them, though. People commit, get disinterested. Maybe not, but if someone were considering between peer schools, it could make a difference. Someone earlier had mentioned that with H. They were admitted earlier, went to the ASW, loved it. If S would have admitted them earlier, they would have considered it/been most likely to go to S.

ETA: This does not apply to me, since I'm still held at H and rejected from Y already. :)

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

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:40 pm

yepyepyep wrote:
oregon000 wrote:They are trying to increase their yield by making news from them the last ( and most current/ exciting) thing that H/Y/S cross admits receive during their cycle.


Then it seems like H and S are playing chicken, although a bunch of H admits came out today. I wonder if waiting too long actually hurts them, though. People commit, get disinterested. Maybe not, but if someone were considering between peer schools, it could make a difference. Someone earlier had mentioned that with H. They were admitted earlier, went to the ASW, loved it. If S would have admitted them earlier, they would have considered it/been most likely to go to S.

ETA: This does not apply to me, since I'm still held at H and rejected from Y already. :)


Yeah your definitely right, if it was their strategy it could definitely backfire. It might relate to class size and decreased apps too: most Stanford admits are probably choosing between S and at least H, whereas most H kids are probably not going to get a yes from S. Coupled with the waiting , wanting the option of choosing has put the good news of H in the back of my mind. It has made S seem more selective, which if I get in will make it more of an ego boost/exciting.

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

Postby Aspen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:46 pm

jim-green wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:Could be that fewer applicants means they need to dig through their "meh" pile more b/c there weren't enough auto-admits.
Then why are they rejecting Israeli snipers with 179s?


No offense to the applicant but an "Israeli sniper" would probably feel out of place in the Bay Area anyway. We're probably one of the parts of the country that's most against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Maybe I've just spent too much time in Marin, SF and Berkeley but that's how I've perceived it at least. I'm really not trying to start some argument over Israel but it's just an interesting/different part of the politics and social movements of the Bay Area.
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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:47 pm

I hope the people in the admissions office do not think like this...because if they do..they are in the wrong field. They need to find the nearest psych department and stay there.

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

Postby cylon_clone » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:15 pm

DLS.
URM. 1/30.
no call so probably a rejection.
I'm relieved that my cycle has finally come to an end and I can make my final decision.

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

Postby soleilik » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:25 pm

I am also still waiting (UR) and frantically checking the website and my email. Quick question regarding DLS. Did you guys get an email about the change of your application's status or was it just reflected on the application status check website? Thanks!

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

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:33 pm

cylon_clone wrote:DLS.
URM. 1/30.
no call so probably a rejection.
I'm relieved that my cycle has finally come to an end and I can make my final decision.



Hopefully it's a wait list.
Good luck making your decision

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

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:34 pm

soleilik wrote:I am also still waiting (UR) and frantically checking the website and my email. Quick question regarding DLS. Did you guys get an email about the change of your application's status or was it just reflected on the application status check website? Thanks!



I don't think they send emails for status change.

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

Postby chucklesmcgee » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:06 pm

Well, it's probably closing time at the admissions office. URM, still standing. I guess I'll die another day. It's not my time to go.

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:10 pm

Are there any non-URMs still awaiting any kind of decision?

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

Postby saulgoodman86 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:13 pm

yep.

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

Postby donna7 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:19 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:Are there any non-URMs still awaiting any kind of decision?

Yes. Late January complete date.

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

Postby ned » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:32 pm

Aspen wrote:
jim-green wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:Could be that fewer applicants means they need to dig through their "meh" pile more b/c there weren't enough auto-admits.
Then why are they rejecting Israeli snipers with 179s?


No offense to the applicant but an "Israeli sniper" would probably feel out of place in the Bay Area anyway. We're probably one of the parts of the country that's most against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Maybe I've just spent too much time in Marin, SF and Berkeley but that's how I've perceived it at least. I'm really not trying to start some argument over Israel but it's just an interesting/different part of the politics and social movements of the Bay Area.


Unfortunately this is the deal in most elite schools. Not just the bay area. Let's just keep it at that :)

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

Postby Aqualung » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 pm

11/18 UR here. Still waiting. Silence.

Non-URM. Non-veteran.
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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby oregon000 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:37 pm

Non URM here, UR since September.

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

Postby Rampage1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:48 pm

URM Vet still nada. Been under review since November.

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

Postby Mista Bojangles » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:56 pm

ned wrote:
Aspen wrote:
jim-green wrote:
yepyepyep wrote:Could be that fewer applicants means they need to dig through their "meh" pile more b/c there weren't enough auto-admits.
Then why are they rejecting Israeli snipers with 179s?


No offense to the applicant but an "Israeli sniper" would probably feel out of place in the Bay Area anyway. We're probably one of the parts of the country that's most against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Maybe I've just spent too much time in Marin, SF and Berkeley but that's how I've perceived it at least. I'm really not trying to start some argument over Israel but it's just an interesting/different part of the politics and social movements of the Bay Area.


Unfortunately this is the deal in most elite schools. Not just the bay area. Let's just keep it at that :)


I wouldn't think it negatively affected my application, if that's what you're suggesting. If you take away my IDF service, I would essentially become a fairly stock K-JD with the same numbers, from a strong UG heading straight to law school. Would my application have been better received in that case? Impossible to say - but I'd certainly hope that's not the case, and I hate the idea that admissions people might let personal political biases contaminate their decision making process. I'd like to think that admissions people at a place like SLS wouldn't be prone to that kind of thing. Of course, there's no way of ever knowing, so I certainly would give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that my IDF service was, at worst, a net neutral factor.

(On the side - this may seem like a minor, nitpicking distinction but it's actually a significant one in military lingo: I was a sharpshooter, not a sniper. No need to explain the difference here but Wikipedia can easily, if you'd like)

I certainly didn't come here to argue about Israel either though, so I may as well bow out of the thread and wish בהצלחה (success) to those of you still standing.

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

Postby Mitterrand » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:11 pm

DLS today, URM complete since 11/4

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

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:30 pm

Mitterrand wrote:DLS today, URM complete since 11/4


With a 3.8/166 I I'm sure this a WL. I really don't know what's happening on that office.




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