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

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

Postby splitsplat » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:38 am

The student panel during admitted students day was brutally honest (in a good way) and I was a bit surprised the school chose people who weren't just there to blow rainbows and butterflies up our asses.

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

Postby josh43299 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:58 am

2014 wrote:I worked with a W&L 3L last year, so C/O 2011 and she basically said that very few of her peers including herself were able to secure meaningful employment. That 90% statistic is almost surely very misleading (though not necessarily any more so than most schools). WUSTL's employment figures are pretty transparent with the exception of a lack of breakdown based on firm size like some other higher ranked schools do. Comparing them to each other WUSTL is better in basically every way but if you want to work in the Mid-Atlantic you might as well go to school in the area.


http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog ... peek-.html

I was pleasantly surprised when visiting WUSTL to find that the person working at the front desk in the admissions office was NOT a recent graduate... I am under the impression that WUSTL doesn't do the whole short term (9 mo.) hiring of recent graduates business (at least on a significant level, c.f. above link). Anyone know more about this?

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

Postby goldeneye » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:43 am

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:
goldeneye wrote:in! hoping to get out and visit next week. does anyone think that WUSTL vs W&L is really a choice? Is it obvious not factoring in cost, as that isn't a concern for me fortunately.



Congrats!

Did you just notified or did you get in off the wait list?


notified for the first time. I had submitted a while ago, hadn't heard. I was wondering why I hadn't been waitlisted but maybe they were waiting for the APril 1 deposits.

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

Postby 2014 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:46 am

josh43299 wrote:
2014 wrote:I worked with a W&L 3L last year, so C/O 2011 and she basically said that very few of her peers including herself were able to secure meaningful employment. That 90% statistic is almost surely very misleading (though not necessarily any more so than most schools). WUSTL's employment figures are pretty transparent with the exception of a lack of breakdown based on firm size like some other higher ranked schools do. Comparing them to each other WUSTL is better in basically every way but if you want to work in the Mid-Atlantic you might as well go to school in the area.


http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog ... peek-.html

I was pleasantly surprised when visiting WUSTL to find that the person working at the front desk in the admissions office was NOT a recent graduate... I am under the impression that WUSTL doesn't do the whole short term (9 mo.) hiring of recent graduates business (at least on a significant level, c.f. above link). Anyone know more about this?

About 10% of the graduating class ends up working in some sort of non-permanent JD required or preferred position but I highly doubt that a substantial part of those are funded by the law school. I'm guessing those are more along the lines of temporary doc review for people who didn't get anything out of school. Just under 5% end up pursuing a FT grad degree too and that figure almost surely includes some school funded Tax LLMs. So it looks like worst case you are looking at 10% employed by the school.

http://law.wustl.edu/career_services/pages.aspx?id=9112

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

Postby josh43299 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:21 pm

Everyone be sure to join the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/342498309130835/

I created a FB page for the WUSTL class of 2015, but now realize that a "group" will be better (FB illiterate). Will be deleting the "page" tomorrow.

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

Postby Fabulist » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Oh man, I want to join this, but need to wait 6 weeks before I give notice to my employer. See you folks on there in a bit!

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

Postby Birdnals » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:25 am

Also, if you are sure you are going to wustl post in this thread here so we can get a list going

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

Postby nzevely » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:32 am

Has anyone heard anything either way about the Webster Scholarship? I saw notifications would be sent either way in "the middle of the month."

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

Postby LuckySpurs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:20 am

nzevely wrote:Has anyone heard anything either way about the Webster Scholarship? I saw notifications would be sent either way in "the middle of the month."


i heard sometime within the next two weeks. but that means nothing. keeping my fingers crossed that something happens soon.

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

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:09 pm

Has anyone heard back regarding scholarship negotiations?

I submitted mine in February and despite several status inquiries over the last 2 months, nada....looking like I'll be asking for a refund of my deposit soon. I don't think it should take that long :?

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

Postby flyingduck » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:28 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:Has anyone heard back regarding scholarship negotiations?

I submitted mine in February and despite several status inquiries over the last 2 months, nada....looking like I'll be asking for a refund of my deposit soon. I don't think it should take that long :?


Took them several days to say they forwarded the letter to the appropriate person and about a month toemail me about an increase.

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

Postby Unagi » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:43 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:Has anyone heard back regarding scholarship negotiations?

I submitted mine in February and despite several status inquiries over the last 2 months, nada....looking like I'll be asking for a refund of my deposit soon. I don't think it should take that long :?


It took them 4 days to give me an answer. Maybe you should call?

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

Postby Birdnals » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:47 pm

Unagi wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Has anyone heard back regarding scholarship negotiations?

I submitted mine in February and despite several status inquiries over the last 2 months, nada....looking like I'll be asking for a refund of my deposit soon. I don't think it should take that long :?


It took them 4 days to give me an answer. Maybe you should call?


What was your answer? I emailed them and they said they would send it for review, and then emailed again and they said I would know shortly, and that was a week ago. Do they send it by snail mail?

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

Postby Unagi » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:06 pm

Birdnals wrote:
Unagi wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Has anyone heard back regarding scholarship negotiations?

I submitted mine in February and despite several status inquiries over the last 2 months, nada....looking like I'll be asking for a refund of my deposit soon. I don't think it should take that long :?


It took them 4 days to give me an answer. Maybe you should call?


What was your answer? I emailed them and they said they would send it for review, and then emailed again and they said I would know shortly, and that was a week ago. Do they send it by snail mail?


PM!

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

Postby Magnifique1908 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:20 pm

Unagi wrote:
Birdnals wrote:
Unagi wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Has anyone heard back regarding scholarship negotiations?

I submitted mine in February and despite several status inquiries over the last 2 months, nada....looking like I'll be asking for a refund of my deposit soon. I don't think it should take that long :?


It took them 4 days to give me an answer. Maybe you should call?


What was your answer? I emailed them and they said they would send it for review, and then emailed again and they said I would know shortly, and that was a week ago. Do they send it by snail mail?


PM!


Got my answer yesterday.....

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

Postby shroeder » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:03 pm

Any news on if they are going to dip into the wait list this year?? And does anyone know how they go about managing it? Good luck to all fellow wait listers!

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

Postby 2014 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:10 pm

I got notified yesterday of a slight increase in my scholarship as a result of negotiation and I submitted the request sometime last week. If it has been longer than that for you I would try something different, but maybe I just made a really compelling case? :P

Either way it was a slight increase so if you are holding out expecting them to up it by like 10k a year, I wouldn't get too excited.

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

Postby eboston » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:25 pm

LSN shows that two applicants were accepted off the waitlist thus far. I am waiting in waitlist purgatory with you! Best of luck waitlisters!

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Postby shroeder » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:30 pm

eboston wrote:LSN shows that two applicants were accepted off the waitlist thus far. I am waiting in waitlist purgatory with you! Best of luck waitlisters!



Really??? Do you know their numbers? And what are yours? I know it's not always just about the numbers, I'm a non-trad (old guy in my mid 30s) so it could hurt or help me depends. I'm 164. 3.75.

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

Postby 2014 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:27 pm

shroeder wrote:
eboston wrote:LSN shows that two applicants were accepted off the waitlist thus far. I am waiting in waitlist purgatory with you! Best of luck waitlisters!



Really??? Do you know their numbers? And what are yours? I know it's not always just about the numbers, I'm a non-trad (old guy in my mid 30s) so it could hurt or help me depends. I'm 164. 3.75.

161, 3.95 and 162, 3.87 respectively

You are above last years GPA median and pretty close to the 75th so I'd feel optimistic about it if I were you. Write a good LOCI if you haven't already and plead your case.

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

Postby whatismylife » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Hey guys, I just withdrew from WUSTL. Kind of hurt to do it cuz it's such a cool school!
Anyways I hope one of you gets my spot and $$$! :) Good luck to those on the WL

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

Postby honeynutt » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:37 pm

shroeder wrote:Any news on if they are going to dip into the wait list this year?? And does anyone know how they go about managing it? Good luck to all fellow wait listers!


I was accepted this past Thursday off of the waitlist.

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

Postby berry3284 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:07 pm

For those that have gotten off the waitlist how did you get notified? Was it through the email or a phone call? Im out of country now and am worried that if they ever call me i would miss it...(doubt i will make it off the list but still can't lose the hope! :cry: )

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

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

berry3284 wrote:For those that have gotten off the waitlist how did you get notified? Was it through the email or a phone call? Im out of country now and am worried that if they ever call me i would miss it...(doubt i will make it off the list but still can't lose the hope! :cry: )


I got an email.

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

Postby zapcaz » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:40 am

Should be a lot of movement soon for people on the waitlist.

Tomorrow is the last day to request a refund of the seat deposit and drop your class seat. I will be doing that later today. Best of luck to everyone hoping to get in still! WUSTL is a great school and their ASD was pretty freaking awesome!




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