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

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

Postby Parmenides » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:31 pm

I wonder if there's a reason they don't just put up a blog post saying, "We're done accepting people. If you haven't heard from us yet, we're deciding between wait-listing and rejecting you."
Do they gain something from our false hope, is transparency bad in and of itself, or is the hope not entirely false?

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

Postby yepyepyep » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:32 pm

Parmenides wrote:I wonder if there's a reason they don't just put up a blog post saying, "We're done accepting people. If you haven't heard from us yet, we're deciding between wait-listing and rejecting you."
Do they gain something from our false hope, is transparency bad in and of itself, or is the hope not entirely false?


Maybe they don't want to commit to anything, just in case 80% of their class withdraw this weekend.

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

Postby Barca10 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:37 pm

Parmenides wrote:I wonder if there's a reason they don't just put up a blog post saying, "We're done accepting people. If you haven't heard from us yet, we're deciding between wait-listing and rejecting you."
Do they gain something from our false hope, is transparency bad in and of itself, or is the hope not entirely false?


I completely agree. A little transparency and humanity throughout this process would have really made things much easier for everyone.

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

Postby Parmenides » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:44 pm

yepyepyep wrote:
Parmenides wrote:I wonder if there's a reason they don't just put up a blog post saying, "We're done accepting people. If you haven't heard from us yet, we're deciding between wait-listing and rejecting you."
Do they gain something from our false hope, is transparency bad in and of itself, or is the hope not entirely false?


Maybe they don't want to commit to anything, just in case 80% of their class withdraw this weekend.


I get that they want to stay flexible, but if they told me my best chance was a waitlist, then called me with an acceptance, I wouldn't complain. I guess some people would have withdrawn by now if they were certain that there were no acceptances left, but if that's what they're trying to prevent, it seems a little shady. Not even remotely unethical, but no one likes to be strung along.

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

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:45 pm

Parmenides wrote:I wonder if there's a reason they don't just put up a blog post saying, "We're done accepting people. If you haven't heard from us yet, we're deciding between wait-listing and rejecting you."
Do they gain something from our false hope, is transparency bad in and of itself, or is the hope not entirely false?



they would never do that because if they did there would be a huge surge of withdrawals from those who do not want to be on the WL...and i don't think that would help their yield (I dont think withdrawals are counted).

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

Postby covebysea » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:00 pm

I am very new to this forum. Just found it last night. I wonder if Stanford Law school has specific preferences to the applicants' ages? I heard Stanford b-school admits only young people even college seniors. I am not sure if Stanford Law is the same case.
since I asked this question, you all probably have guessed I belong to the "Old" applicants's category.

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

Postby yepyepyep » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:05 pm

covebysea wrote:I am very new to this forum. Just found it last night. I wonder if Stanford Law school has specific preferences to the applicants' ages? I heard Stanford b-school admits only young people even college seniors. I am not sure if Stanford Law is the same case.
since I asked this question, you all probably have guessed I belong to the "Old" applicants's category.



Ive heard the opposite of GSB (they prefer older people), but maybe I heard wrong. I think top law schools have started preferring candidates that have been out of school for some time. Being out of school I think just helps in terms of "soft" factors.

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

Postby Parmenides » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:08 pm

http://www.law.stanford.edu/school/fact ... admissions

"Percentage of students who come to law school


Directly from college: 24%
1-2 years after college: 42%
3 or more years after college: 34%"

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

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:09 pm

covebysea wrote:I am very new to this forum. Just found it last night. I wonder if Stanford Law school has specific preferences to the applicants' ages? I heard Stanford b-school admits only young people even college seniors. I am not sure if Stanford Law is the same case.
since I asked this question, you all probably have guessed I belong to the "Old" applicants's category.



This is incorrect. GSB admits some college seniors unlike most business schools but majority of its admits have work experience..the average work experience for GSB is 4 years. I don't think Stanford turns away 'old' applicants...what exactly to you mean by old? 25? 30? 40?

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

Postby azgirl514 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:09 pm

Dinged! My first of the cycle. I called because I got the DLS...I'm abroad and can't check the mail. I'm genuinely disappointed, but that's okay. Congrats to all of you who got in. Right now, it looks like -- unless by some wonderful miracle I get off the WL at Harvard -- I'll be heading to Berkeley this fall. But good luck to all of you still waiting.

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

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:11 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
covebysea wrote:I am very new to this forum. Just found it last night. I wonder if Stanford Law school has specific preferences to the applicants' ages? I heard Stanford b-school admits only young people even college seniors. I am not sure if Stanford Law is the same case.
since I asked this question, you all probably have guessed I belong to the "Old" applicants's category.



This is incorrect. GSB admits some college seniors unlike most business schools but majority of its admits have work experience..the average work experience for GSB is 4 years. I don't think Stanford turns away 'old' applicants...what exactly to you mean by old? 25? 30? 40?


I'd say being out of school for 1 to 5 years is generally a good thing for top law schools. If you're over 30, they might wonder more if you'd be a good "fit" for the class, but I don't think it hurts you otherwise...

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

Postby rotaxkarter » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:50 pm

more than 6 months later...DLS today

Do you normally need to wait a day before calling to see if its ding or WL?

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

Postby Bronck » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:51 pm

DSL. Cycle over.

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

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:52 pm

OMG DLS!!!!!

I was so shocked that the page was different from the previous 500 times I've checked it :D :D

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

Postby LSAC Trollop » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:53 pm

DLS today, called and found out it's a ding. 3.7 (>4.0 at degree granting institution), 175, 2 graduate degrees with >4.0, non-URM, March complete.

Oh well, it was worth a try. So excited to do a full application cycle next year :roll:

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

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:55 pm

LSAC Trollop wrote:DLS today, called and found out it's a ding. 3.7 (>4.0 at degree granting institution), 175, 2 graduate degrees with >4.0, non-URM, March complete.

Oh well, it was worth a try. So excited to do a full application cycle next year :roll:


How do you go about asking that on the phone? :D

"haiiiiiiiiii, sooooo, I know I'm probably rejected but can you confirm, thanks?"

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:56 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
LSAC Trollop wrote:DLS today, called and found out it's a ding. 3.7 (>4.0 at degree granting institution), 175, 2 graduate degrees with >4.0, non-URM, March complete.

Oh well, it was worth a try. So excited to do a full application cycle next year :roll:


How do you go about asking that on the phone? :D

"haiiiiiiiiii, sooooo, I know I'm probably rejected but can you confirm, thanks?"


"Hi there. I just noticed that my status checker has changed to 'Decision Letter Sent'. I have some deadlines quickly approaching and I wanted to know if it would be possible to find out what the entails for my application?"

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

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:57 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
LSAC Trollop wrote:DLS today, called and found out it's a ding. 3.7 (>4.0 at degree granting institution), 175, 2 graduate degrees with >4.0, non-URM, March complete.

Oh well, it was worth a try. So excited to do a full application cycle next year :roll:


How do you go about asking that on the phone? :D

"haiiiiiiiiii, sooooo, I know I'm probably rejected but can you confirm, thanks?"


"Hi there. I just noticed that my status checker has changed to 'Decision Letter Sent'. I have some deadlines quickly approaching and I wanted to know if it would be possible to find out what the entails for my application?"


You know I would never say that :D :D

I'll make it awkward for them on purpose and giggle while asking :D

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:58 pm

...has anyone's status not changed?

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

Postby ricsllscir » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:59 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:...has anyone's status not changed?


still on complete.....january complete...this cannot be that difficult of a decision, but maybe there'll be a miracle!

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:00 pm

ricsllscir wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:...has anyone's status not changed?


still on complete.....january complete...this cannot be that difficult of a decision, but maybe there'll be a miracle!


Hm...me too, on all accounts.

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

Postby adam1 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:01 pm

ricsllscir wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:...has anyone's status not changed?


still on complete.....january complete...this cannot be that difficult of a decision, but maybe there'll be a miracle!


I still believe that when she gets to my file she's going to go "Oh, shit, I forgot to call this guy." I'm completely irrational.

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

Postby luckycheartbeat » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Mine hasn't changed.

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

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:02 pm

They just went on lunch break LOLLLLL :D

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

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:02 pm

mine hasn't changed...are any of u all URMs?




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