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

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

Postby jd20122015 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:36 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
jd20122015 wrote:
Parmenides wrote:I really want to stop checking the status because I don't want to see DLS without knowing whether it's a rejection or waitlist. If it's a rejecting, then I'd just be wasting my time deciding how I feel about being on the waitlist. Unfortunately it's not that easy to quite...
I'm maintaining some hope that there are still some acceptances left in the tank. Good luck everyone.


+1

...did this happen last year? or is this just a really crazy year for stanford?


This is a really crazy year all around. Low applicants put a crunch on numbers at the high end with every school trying to play cautiously to make sure they can keep their numbers while not admitting too many people. Harvard's put tons of people on hold and hasn't moved on them either, which is probably delaying a lot of Stanford admits from accepting. Brinkmanship all the way.


But that's the thing, I am not a low number applicant. I don't know what would be taking them so long to make a decision :/


i feel as though they're still considering the ones that are left. maybe a lot of us will ultimately ride the waitlist or be rejected, but the fact that we haven't received decisions is telling. we could have easily been rejected or waitlisted last week, or the week before last. perhaps stanford is waiting to see who withdraws after asw or after yale/harvard/t-6 deposit deadlines. clinging to hope!

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

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:57 pm

Ok, we must stay optimistic!

Thank you for that! :)

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

Postby sharktankdean » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:58 pm

you might be right but stanford is notorious for having small trickles of WL/rejections and then mass WL/ rejections after..i dont know why...but the fact that we have not received WL/rejection doesn't really mean much.

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

Postby YesNoMaybe » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:36 pm

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

Postby Parmenides » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:56 pm

I'm really hoping that last year's LSN data for Stanford reflects a lot of late April acceptances who were just too excited to update their profiles.

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

Postby Dino_Spumoni » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:59 pm

I think the fact that we haven't heard anything is more rude than telling unfortunately

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

Postby txl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:30 pm

The only pledge they make is to "try their best" to have all decisions given out by April 30. It's not April 30 yet. And they don't even promise it. I think people are too easily projecting their anxiety onto this idea that SLS is doing something wrong...

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

Postby Bronck » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:04 pm

txl wrote:The only pledge they make is to "try their best" to have all decisions given out by April 30. It's not April 30 yet. And they don't even promise it. I think people are too easily projecting their anxiety onto this idea that SLS is doing something wrong...


I don't think so. Everywhere else has given a decision. We spent 100 goddamn dollars in this school. They should have told us by now.

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

Postby icedflames » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:07 pm

happy seven months of silence for me! stanford, i hate you

ETA: but i'll still attend if admitted

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

Postby jd20122015 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:10 pm

has anyone called admissions to see what is going on? i just can't imagine what could be going on there.

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

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:14 pm

I'm going to call tomorrow. I'm done with waiting. Anyone with me?

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

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:17 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:I'm going to call tomorrow. I'm done with waiting. Anyone with me?



just to make sure you don't kill your chances what exactly are u going to say? Don't want this to end up biting u in the butt

Also when you call the person who answers will just say "they are trying to get all the decisions by May 1st" I do not think you are going to get more than that.

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

Postby adam1 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:17 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:I'm going to call tomorrow. I'm done with waiting. Anyone with me?


Why tomorrow and not today? Just curious.

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

Postby amc987 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:27 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:I'm going to call tomorrow. I'm done with waiting. Anyone with me?


What's the point of this? I know you're tired and frustrated (I certainly am and I've been complete since late-Oct), but what productive interaction do you think you're going to have with the admissions office? All they're going to do is tell you that they're working hard to get decisions out by April 30th/May 1st. If you get snippy or indignant on the phone, you might even mess up your own chances.

You've waited 4-7 months. How much can it hurt you to stick it out for a few more days?

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

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:29 pm

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

Postby Aspen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Bronck wrote:
txl wrote:The only pledge they make is to "try their best" to have all decisions given out by April 30. It's not April 30 yet. And they don't even promise it. I think people are too easily projecting their anxiety onto this idea that SLS is doing something wrong...


I don't think so. Everywhere else has given a decision. We spent 100 goddamn dollars in this school. They should have told us by now.


+1. Realistically, I don't think there's a big chance any of us will be admitted outright at this point. You never know though. That's why I'm waiting to find out a final decision before committing to Berkeley. I paid $100 so I at least deserve to know a final decision! I'm on hold at Harvard too but there's no way I'd go there since I definitely want to stay in California.

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

Postby azgirl514 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:37 pm

Aspen wrote:
Bronck wrote:
txl wrote:The only pledge they make is to "try their best" to have all decisions given out by April 30. It's not April 30 yet. And they don't even promise it. I think people are too easily projecting their anxiety onto this idea that SLS is doing something wrong...


I don't think so. Everywhere else has given a decision. We spent 100 goddamn dollars in this school. They should have told us by now.


+1. Realistically, I don't think there's a big chance any of us will be admitted outright at this point. You never know though. That's why I'm waiting to find out a final decision before committing to Berkeley. I paid $100 so I at least deserve to know a final decision! I'm on hold at Harvard too but there's no way I'd go there since I definitely want to stay in California.


Aspen, I am literally in exactly the same situation: in at Berkeley, silence from Stanford, and on hold at Harvard. I am just waiting on Stanford before committing definitively to Berkeley (I totally fell in love during ASW). That being said, Stanford would be a dream come true... at this point, I just want some closure so that I can make my decision and be done with it.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:38 pm

Aspen wrote:+1. Realistically, I don't think there's a big chance any of us will be admitted outright at this point. You never know though. That's why I'm waiting to find out a final decision before committing to Berkeley. I paid $100 so I at least deserve to know a final decision! I'm on hold at Harvard too but there's no way I'd go there since I definitely want to stay in California.

Then withdraw! Please?

/half-joking.

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

Postby txl » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:39 pm

General word of advice: Admissions offices are way more lenient than you think with regard to "deadlines" - even for deferrals. Ask for an extension and be sincere. You'll get it.

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

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:42 pm

txl wrote:General word of advice: Admissions offices are way more lenient than you think with regard to "deadlines" - even for deferrals. Ask for an extension and be sincere. You'll get it.



I would suggest you do this before you call Stanford...I don't know if we are all destined for WL/rejections anyway but I don't think giving them a deadline will help your chances.

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

Postby Aspen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:46 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
Aspen wrote:+1. Realistically, I don't think there's a big chance any of us will be admitted outright at this point. You never know though. That's why I'm waiting to find out a final decision before committing to Berkeley. I paid $100 so I at least deserve to know a final decision! I'm on hold at Harvard too but there's no way I'd go there since I definitely want to stay in California.

Then withdraw! Please?

/half-joking.


No, I have until June which is when Cal requires you to withdraw all your applications when you commit. Considering I paid money to the place, I just want to get a final decision, whatever it is.

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

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:22 pm

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:37 pm

i called today to ask about app status. the woman was polite, asked me if i checked my status checked. i said i had. she said that if it doesnt say dls it is still being continuously reviewed. i laughed to myself and said thanks for your time.

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

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:40 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:i called today to ask about app status. the woman was polite, asked me if i checked my status checked. i said i had. she said that if it doesnt say dls it is still being continuously reviewed. i laughed to myself and said thanks for your time.


exactly.
I don't think they will give you any more information. Stanford...ever opaque

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

Postby ddalton22 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:11 pm

azgirl514 wrote:
Aspen wrote:
Bronck wrote:
txl wrote:The only pledge they make is to "try their best" to have all decisions given out by April 30. It's not April 30 yet. And they don't even promise it. I think people are too easily projecting their anxiety onto this idea that SLS is doing something wrong...


I don't think so. Everywhere else has given a decision. We spent 100 goddamn dollars in this school. They should have told us by now.


+1. Realistically, I don't think there's a big chance any of us will be admitted outright at this point. You never know though. That's why I'm waiting to find out a final decision before committing to Berkeley. I paid $100 so I at least deserve to know a final decision! I'm on hold at Harvard too but there's no way I'd go there since I definitely want to stay in California.


Aspen, I am literally in exactly the same situation: in at Berkeley, silence from Stanford, and on hold at Harvard. I am just waiting on Stanford before committing definitively to Berkeley (I totally fell in love during ASW). That being said, Stanford would be a dream come true... at this point, I just want some closure so that I can make my decision and be done with it.


Exact same situation here, under LSAC rules though, I don't think you need to withdraw your application from a school at which you have not heard back when saving a space at another, as someone was mentioning the june 1 deadline, this has definitely been addressed on tls before as well as by the dean of yale law. I think they are just trying to pressure us, not to mention how will they know if we have or have not withdrawn our applications, or are on a wait list ?




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