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

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

Postby Randomnumbers » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:30 pm

I imagine it has a lot to do with the decline in the number of applicants - the kind of candidate they admitted in the past few years is probably getting sucked up by the lower T14.

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

Postby jojob1 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:39 pm

For those admitted off the waitlist with scholarship, how did you find out about the $$? Was it included in the phone call or e-mail?

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

Postby confusedlaw » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:58 pm

a second email comes

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

Postby jsvaughn » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:06 pm

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

Postby Fabulist » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:24 pm

Are these numbers per year or total? If they're per year, could a more knowledgeable figure explain why they give more cash to people off the waitlist than some direct admits?

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

Postby Birdnals » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:40 pm

Fabulist wrote:Are these numbers per year or total? If they're per year, could a more knowledgeable figure explain why they give more cash to people off the waitlist than some direct admits?



Because at this point their medians/averages are pretty well set, so they are filling gaps very strategically to get one final boost. They know most people on the WL have set their plans for next year in motion, and it takes quite a bit to get people to change their plans so late in the game.

Seems like they are giving out the big bucks to higher GPA with mediocre LSAT (from the very small sample I have seen on this site and lawschoolnumbers). Worth a shot trying to get some more money if you have similar numbers to these big schollys coming off waitlist. Worst they can say is no.

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

Postby Fabulist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:00 am

Eh, I'm the other side of that coin, so I can't really muster any outrage. Makes sense.

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

Postby Wily » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:18 am

Just withdrew from my offer. $28k/yr going back into the pot!

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

Postby TheZoid » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:32 am

Wily wrote:Just withdrew from my offer. $28k/yr going back into the pot!


Good luck at GW Wily.

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

Postby splitsplat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:14 pm

If you have either a GPA or LSAT over the 75th% or perhaps both over median, I would try hard to negotiate it- Wash U is definitely not a school that is "out of funds" like many other schools at this point in the year. However, this assumes you have an offer at another school you'd be willing to take...

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

Postby Unagi » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:38 pm

splitsplat wrote:If you have either a GPA or LSAT over the 75th% or perhaps both over median, I would try hard to negotiate it- Wash U is definitely not a school that is "out of funds" like many other schools at this point in the year. However, this assumes you have an offer at another school you'd be willing to take...


Hey, have you decided if you're going to WUSTL or NU?!
(stalker :oops: )

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

Postby splitsplat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Have not. :? I have until Monday to decide, and will probably put it off until the last moment.

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

Postby Birdnals » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:07 pm

splitsplat wrote:If you have either a GPA or LSAT over the 75th% or perhaps both over median, I would try hard to negotiate it- Wash U is definitely not a school that is "out of funds" like many other schools at this point in the year. However, this assumes you have an offer at another school you'd be willing to take...


Or assumes you would be willing to forgo a year and have something good to do in your year off that will make you more desirable next year to higher ranked schools (solid work experience or teach for America or something along those lines)

ETA: Actually, at this point I don't think they care what your other options are. They just care if you are thinking about not attending and fucking up the medians they are planning to having now.

If they believe you are seriously considering not attending for whatever reason and have a GPA or LSAT they are counting on for their projected medians/averages, they may very well offer you more money so they can mark you down as a “sure thing”

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

Postby sam61252 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:55 pm

Just got in off the W/L today!

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

Postby Mr. Carter » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:26 pm

Just declined my scholly/seat in the class for a very late T14 waitlist acceptance. I hope my scholly/seat becomes a great late-cycle surprise for someone out there. Good luck to all, WUSTL is a fantastic school and I was ready/excited to attend.

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:43 am

This thread has slowed down. Any words on class schedules?

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

Postby sam61252 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:45 am

Anyone going to the Aug 10th or 17th coffee hours?

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

Postby dietcoke0 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:56 am

Going to the 17th since I should be moved in by then.

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

Postby sam61252 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:24 pm

dietcoke0 wrote:This thread has slowed down. Any words on class schedules?


I received my class schedule/group assignment today. It's viewable on webSTAC.




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