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

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:40 am

Stig wrote:
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.


Yale has told multiple sites/blogs/important people, etc. that they attempt to view all applications within a certain time frame and thus attempt to minimize any "rolling admissions advantage". However, I haven't necessarily heard the same about Stanford admissions.

I do agree that a few extra days won't provide you with a significant advantage if your application is not as ready as you would like it to be.

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

Postby splbagel » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:43 pm

Woohoo! A month after I submitted, the Dean's cert finally went through and my status now says "your file has been submitted for review."

Celebrated by checking out this dreamy weather forecast... http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/P ... A+USCA0830

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

Postby euskadi » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:49 pm

Submitted 11/15, complete and submitted for review 11/21.

Chuffed my university managed to sort out the dean's certification. Now we wait. And dream.

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

Postby pupshaw » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:21 pm

Finally submitted--good luck everybody!

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

Postby Stig » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:32 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
Stig wrote:
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.


Yale has told multiple sites/blogs/important people, etc. that they attempt to view all applications within a certain time frame and thus attempt to minimize any "rolling admissions advantage." However, I haven't necessarily heard the same about Stanford admissions.

I do agree that a few extra days won't provide you with a significant advantage if your application is not as ready as you would like it to be.


Yale makes it pretty clear timing shouldn't matter, and Stanford doesn't talk much about timing at all. My opinions are based off watching last cycle on TLS/LSN, and then talking with SLS students at ASW and at school this fall. No real statistics, just a nice chunk of anecdotal evidence. It is really easy to forget a world of law school students applicants exists outside of TLS, and that all the "rules" are not necessarily always true.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:15 am

Just got my status checker, officially UR! My undergrad actually sent in the cert when they said they would. shocking! :) now the wait...

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:58 pm

Did anyone submit a why Stanford essay?

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

Postby yankees42789 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:01 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:Did anyone submit a why Stanford essay?


I didn't. I think it's generally the case that there's no real reason to write 'Why X' essays to YHS as the reasons you'd want to go there are pretty self-evident. If you have a really unique reason for wanting to go to Stanford, I guess it couldn't hurt, but generally, it probably doesn't serve much of a point.

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

Postby chup » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:07 pm

Good luck to all. Once decisions start rolling in, if you have any questions about Stanford or would like to know why it is vastly superior to its peer schools, feel free to ask here or shoot me a PM.

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

Postby law chihuahua » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:08 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:Did anyone submit a why Stanford essay?


I did not either. It seemed to be apparent why I wanted to go there based on my other application materials.

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

Postby spek » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:18 pm

We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.

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

Postby freestallion » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:25 pm

spek wrote:We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.

It looks like last year decisions started on 12-08. So we still have about a week of waiting, at least!

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:26 pm

spek wrote:We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.


Agreed.

Will the first decisions definitely be from the early-Sept. applicants, or do all of us UR stand an equal chance? I only went UR a few weeks ago, but here is to hoping!

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

Postby sn20 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:27 pm

freestallion wrote:
spek wrote:We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.

It looks like last year decisions started on 12-08. So we still have about a week of waiting, at least!


i wants it so badlyyyy

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

Postby freestallion » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:29 pm

curiousgeorgia wrote:
spek wrote:We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.


Agreed.

Will the first decisions definitely be from the early-Sept. applicants, or do all of us UR stand an equal chance? I only went UR a few weeks ago, but here is to hoping!

If you look at LSN from last year looks like they accepted people complete between 9-22 and 10-21 on 12-08.

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:31 pm

freestallion wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
spek wrote:We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.


Agreed.

Will the first decisions definitely be from the early-Sept. applicants, or do all of us UR stand an equal chance? I only went UR a few weeks ago, but here is to hoping!

If you look at LSN from last year looks like they accepted people complete between 9-22 and 10-21 on 12-08.


Yeah after I posted this I went over there and realized that my question was unnecessary, thanks though! People with my UR date heard back only a week later, so that's good news too :)

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:37 pm

Yeah I was just thinking it couldn't hurt. Worth boosting your chances to express interest..

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

Postby spek » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:50 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:Yeah I was just thinking it couldn't hurt. Worth boosting your chances to express interest..


Stanford likes tailored applications so I put some Stanford-specific info in my PS. Like you I figured it couldn't hurt. *fingers crossed* it works out well.

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

Postby freestallion » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:53 pm

spek wrote:
lawhopeful2012 wrote:Yeah I was just thinking it couldn't hurt. Worth boosting your chances to express interest..


Stanford likes tailored applications so I put some Stanford-specific info in my PS. Like you I figured it couldn't hurt. *fingers crossed* it works out well.

I did the same, especially as there were specific programs I really was attracted to and fit in well with my background/goals!

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

Postby ladybug89 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:01 pm

freestallion wrote:
spek wrote:We could start seeing decisions soon right? How nerve wracking.

It looks like last year decisions started on 12-08. So we still have about a week of waiting, at least!


I believe the past few years calls began coming in the week before SLS finals. Finals this year are starting 12/9 so it could be anytime next week!

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:02 pm

Just completed the application....crying right now about paying $116 to submit it.

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

Postby Neatrends » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:16 am

anyone know what the conditions are for obtaining a need based fee waiver?

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:14 am

Neatrends wrote:anyone know what the conditions are for obtaining a need based fee waiver?



Well, you must fill out a form that includes you and and your parents' information and then have them sign it. If they determine that you are in fact needy, they'll grant it. Otherwise, not so much.

I qualified for an LSAC fee-waiver but not one from Stanford. So....best of luck.

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

Postby Elendil » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:31 am

I was told that my dean's certificate was mailed in over two weeks ago by my student affairs office, but my application still shows it as missing... think it would be better to wait it out for a few more days, call them directly, or ask my dean to call and verify that they received it?

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

Postby EMZE » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:13 am

Elendil wrote:I was told that my dean's certificate was mailed in over two weeks ago by my student affairs office, but my application still shows it as missing... think it would be better to wait it out for a few more days, call them directly, or ask my dean to call and verify that they received it?


I sent an e-mail three days after my undergrad sent it (via e-mail) because it had not posted on the checker. They replied within a couple of hours, and it was updated that same day. It was easier for me because I knew that they had received it, since I was CC'd on the e-mail from my undergrad.




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