UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby martorem » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:15 pm

Oh wow. Got confused with the complete dates and thought this was the Cornell thread for a minute...this process is turning my brain to mush lol :s

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby hookem12 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:51 pm

Quick question to all who applied to UCLA - after submitting I got a processing confirmation from LSAC, just like I had from every other school. I know UCLA doesn't have a status checker, but do they send a "complete" e-mail? I really don't remember getting one (submitted 11/19) and now I'm worried something went wrong.

Did anyone else not receive a complete e-mail? And if this is something I should have received, how should I go about checking in on my application without seeming paranoid and annoying to the admissions office?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby JDProspect » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:11 pm

hookem12 wrote:Quick question to all who applied to UCLA - after submitting I got a processing confirmation from LSAC, just like I had from every other school. I know UCLA doesn't have a status checker, but do they send a "complete" e-mail? I really don't remember getting one (submitted 11/19) and now I'm worried something went wrong.

Did anyone else not receive a complete e-mail? And if this is something I should have received, how should I go about checking in on my application without seeming paranoid and annoying to the admissions office?


When I applied I did receive an e-mail to confirm the receipt of my application. Then I received another when my application was complete. (Submitted 12/6 and got the e-mail on 12/7)

If you haven't heard from them (any e-mails), I don't think it would hurt to call and ask.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby hookem12 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:23 pm

JDProspect wrote:
When I applied I did receive an e-mail to confirm the receipt of my application. Then I received another when my application was complete. (Submitted 12/6 and got the e-mail on 12/7)

If you haven't heard from them (any e-mails), I don't think it would hurt to call and ask.


I'll definitely do that tomorrow, thanks!

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby PR-0927 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:02 am

UCLA is currently my top choice. 171 LSAT, 3.76 LSDAS GPA.

I submitted sometime in January (took the December 2011 LSAT and was waiting for the new score).

What are my chances, you guys think? Not URM here. Took LSAT three times (159, 159, 171) and had to take a year off after graduation to get the better LSAT score.

No decision as of yet. Would it be stupid/too early to send in a LOCI to emphasize that I REALLY want to go there? Even if I get into T-14s, UCLA trumps them all.

Thought I had a chance at U.C. Berkeley, but was dinged, as were others with far more impressive numbers (ridiculous).

Stanford is obviously not going to happen either, so UCLA is my top choice. Kind of was all along.

So far U.C. Irvine is looking like my top choice. Haven't heard from USC yet, but if I get accepted there and denied from UCLA, I'm going to have a hell of a time deciding between U.C. Irvine and USC.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby vto35 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:23 pm

I went to an admitted student reception for "Double Bruins"/those who also went to UCLA for undergrad, last night and it was very nice. Everyone seems very happy to be there and spoke high praises about the school, professors, staff. Dean Schwartz and the other admission staffers were really welcoming and approachable. It was a small group of us (30ish) but it made me <3 UCLA even more.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:40 pm

vto35 wrote:I went to an admitted student reception for "Double Bruins"/those who also went to UCLA for undergrad, last night and it was very nice. Everyone seems very happy to be there and spoke high praises about the school, professors, staff. Dean Schwartz and the other admission staffers were really welcoming and approachable. It was a small group of us (30ish) but it made me <3 UCLA even more.


+1

My one concern about UCLA is geographic mobility. I have only spent one day of my life in CA and that was in San Diego, so I'm not sure if California and I will fit. Thinking of spending a few extra days in L.A. after ASW...anyone else want to do this and potentially share the costs of a hotel room?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby vto35 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Geneva wrote:
vto35 wrote:I went to an admitted student reception for "Double Bruins"/those who also went to UCLA for undergrad, last night and it was very nice. Everyone seems very happy to be there and spoke high praises about the school, professors, staff. Dean Schwartz and the other admission staffers were really welcoming and approachable. It was a small group of us (30ish) but it made me <3 UCLA even more.


+1

My one concern about UCLA is geographic mobility. I have only spent one day of my life in CA and that was in San Diego, so I'm not sure if California and I will fit. Thinking of spending a few extra days in L.A. after ASW...anyone else want to do this and potentially share the costs of a hotel room?


What are your concerns? I've lived in socal since I was 6 and specifically in LA since I was 18 so I can answer any questions you might have

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby theduffman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:19 pm

Anyone thinking we're going to hear some news tomorrow?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:22 pm

theduffman wrote:Anyone thinking we're going to hear some news tomorrow?


no


lol

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby theduffman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:27 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
theduffman wrote:Anyone thinking we're going to hear some news tomorrow?


no


lol


What are the trends like with UCLA?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:29 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
theduffman wrote:Anyone thinking we're going to hear some news tomorrow?


no


lol



Haha +1

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:41 pm

diiiiiiing via email

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:45 pm

dproduct wrote:diiiiiiing via email


Just now?

Sorry.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 pm

dproduct wrote:diiiiiiing via email

Argh, sorry! Not gonna lie, I went and checked my email all freaking out. I already was rejected at Penn today. Not sure I could handle two in one day. :shock:

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby dproduct » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:11 pm

2PM Today:

After careful consideration of all aspects of your file, the Admissions Committee regrets to inform you that your application for admission to UCLA School of Law has been denied.

The Law School is reluctant to reach a decision that precludes an applicant from undertaking the study of law at UCLA. In reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee exercises its best judgment in light of the relative qualifications of those requesting admission and the limits on the size of the student body. As has been the case for many years, the number of qualified applicants far exceeds the number of persons who could be accepted. This makes the admissions process extremely competitive and means that we have to turn away thousands of highly desirable and competent applicants.

Best wishes in your future endeavors and thank you for your interest in UCLA School of Law.

Sincerely,

Robert L. Schwartz
Assistant Dean
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Edit: It's cool Robert, I knew I was a longshot anyways. I surprised you even held onto my app this long :)

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Ubermaus » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:44 pm

Wow — sent in my first LOCI last night, and had a personal reply from Señor Schwartz within an hour. At 6 p.m. on a Saturday, mind you. Plus he signed it "Rob Schwartz," you know, because we're pals now. 8)

Anybody else doing the tour/class visit on March 16?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby paulshortys10 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:06 pm

Ubermaus wrote:Wow — sent in my first LOCI last night, and had a personal reply from Señor Schwartz within an hour. At 6 p.m. on a Saturday, mind you. Plus he signed it "Rob Schwartz," you know, because we're pals now. 8)

Anybody else doing the tour/class visit on March 16?


Did you send it to him directly or to Admissions? I didn't get a reply from him ;(

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby hookem12 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:27 am

Ubermaus wrote:Wow — sent in my first LOCI last night, and had a personal reply from Señor Schwartz within an hour. At 6 p.m. on a Saturday, mind you. Plus he signed it "Rob Schwartz," you know, because we're pals now. 8)

Anybody else doing the tour/class visit on March 16?



When did you submit your app? I applied 11/19, got the complete e-mail a few days later and haven't heard since. UCLA is still one of my top choices, so I'm considering sending a LOCI - too soon or justifiable?

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Ubermaus » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:46 pm

paulshortys10 wrote:Did you send it to him directly or to Admissions? I didn't get a reply from him ;(

I sent it to Admissions and CC'd him. Have you written to him directly before? I bet he'd reply — I only mentioned his response because he really stands out as the friendliest admissions person I've dealt with in this whole process. Other schools' people have not been so nice (looking at you, Hastings).

hookem12 wrote:When did you submit your app? I applied 11/19, got the complete e-mail a few days later and haven't heard since. UCLA is still one of my top choices, so I'm considering sending a LOCI - too soon or justifiable?

I applied 12/10 and heard nothing for two months before the decision; I think that's how UCLA rolls. As for LOCI strategies ... I don't really know about writing before they waitlist you, but I doubt they'd auto-reject if you sent a brief e-mail mentioning you still love them.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby paulshortys10 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:54 pm

Ubermaus wrote:
paulshortys10 wrote:Did you send it to him directly or to Admissions? I didn't get a reply from him ;(

I sent it to Admissions and CC'd him. Have you written to him directly before? I bet he'd reply — I only mentioned his response because he really stands out as the friendliest admissions person I've dealt with in this whole process. Other schools' people have not been so nice (looking at you, Hastings).


Yea i CC'ed him too, but got a response from someone at admissions.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby confusedprelaw » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:22 pm

hookem12 wrote:
Ubermaus wrote:Wow — sent in my first LOCI last night, and had a personal reply from Señor Schwartz within an hour. At 6 p.m. on a Saturday, mind you. Plus he signed it "Rob Schwartz," you know, because we're pals now. 8)

Anybody else doing the tour/class visit on March 16?



When did you submit your app? I applied 11/19, got the complete e-mail a few days later and haven't heard since. UCLA is still one of my top choices, so I'm considering sending a LOCI - too soon or justifiable?


FWIW, I applied at the end of October and submitted a LOCI mid-January. While they responded to the LOCI, I still haven't heard anything about my decision. Considering I have marginal numbers, I take it as a good sign.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:05 am

I kind of liked how UCLA doesn't have a status checker at first, but now that it has been over 3 months of pure silence, I'm starting to rethink that position. I was SURE I'd hear from UCLA before USC given how slow USC has been so far this cycle, but no. :? Definitely didn't see that one coming.

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:34 am

Green Glass Windows wrote:I kind of liked how UCLA doesn't have a status checker at first, but now that it has been over 3 months of pure silence, I'm starting to rethink that position. I was SURE I'd hear from UCLA before USC given how slow USC has been so far this cycle, but no. :? Definitely didn't see that one coming.


+1

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Re: UCLA 2011-2012 (class of 2015)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:33 pm

Haha, this is what I get for complaining. Waitlist just now.




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