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Magnifique1908
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:34 am

Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby advocate1 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:36 am

Texas has screwed with my mind and sleep habits. I now unintentionally get up at five and have a debate about whether to check my email.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby chem » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:41 am

Magnifique1908 wrote:Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:


They need more time to look over your application, so its "held" over to the RD pool from the ED pool. It either means they just didnt get to your application in time, or you are on the knifes edge of accept/wl

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:50 am

chem wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:


They need more time to look over your application, so its "held" over to the RD pool from the ED pool. It either means they just didnt get to your application in time, or you are on the knifes edge of accept/wl


Thanks darling. Simple enough. So its not exactly the kiss of death.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby chem » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:53 am

Magnifique1908 wrote:
chem wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:


They need more time to look over your application, so its "held" over to the RD pool from the ED pool. It either means they just didnt get to your application in time, or you are on the knifes edge of accept/wl


Thanks darling. Simple enough. So its not exactly the kiss of death.


Off topic, but I am also from OH, Cincy area. Anyway.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:54 am

Magnifique1908 wrote:
chem wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:


They need more time to look over your application, so its "held" over to the RD pool from the ED pool. It either means they just didnt get to your application in time, or you are on the knifes edge of accept/wl


Thanks darling. Simple enough. So its not exactly the kiss of death.

Not at all imo, but I'd be curious about % of acceptances from people that get held.

It usually just means they want to review more of their applicants / how it looks like their class is shaping up before making a decision... I'd imagine it probably means 50/50 (but that's pure speculation)
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:55 am

chem wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:
chem wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:


They need more time to look over your application, so its "held" over to the RD pool from the ED pool. It either means they just didnt get to your application in time, or you are on the knifes edge of accept/wl


Thanks darling. Simple enough. So its not exactly the kiss of death.


Off topic, but I am also from OH, Cincy area. Anyway.



Cincy is the only other place in Ohio I can tolerate besides Cleveland lol.

Only other city that's at least decently fun and the drivers don't suck :lol:

Definitely time for me to get out of here though. Born and raised, only left for undergrad :?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:56 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:
chem wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Can anyone explain what the "hold" email is?

I know, I'm clueless :oops:


They need more time to look over your application, so its "held" over to the RD pool from the ED pool. It either means they just didnt get to your application in time, or you are on the knifes edge of accept/wl


Thanks darling. Simple enough. So its not exactly the kiss of death.

Not at all imo, but I'd be curious about % of acceptances from people that get held.

It usually just means they want to review more of their applicants / how it looks like their class is shaping up before making a decision... I'd imagine it probably means 50/50 for you (but that's pure speculation)


I'd agree (though I've already been admitted). Trying to keep hope alive for other cool applicants to join the class :D

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 am

Lol my fault, I just assumed you were one of those on hold when asked

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:59 am

Idk what's taking TX so long to send me that reject e-mail. They will do it after a 5 second glance at my app / idk what the hold up is lol

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby yupaws » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:27 am

got held too :S UT is my first choice so this is kinda sad (166, 3.89 oos, complete 11/4)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:28 am

Cincinnati people? Ran here.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:28 am

IIRC TX pretty much has a strict 3.5 GPA floor right?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Real Madrid » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:30 am

The ironic thing is that they're trying so hard to boost those medians up significantly (and thus stay in the T14) that they're going to end up torpedoing their yield rate (another factor in USNWR rankings) because most people they've accepted will be matriculating at better schools.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby chem » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:32 am

franklyscarlet wrote:Cincinnati people? Ran here.


Most people I talk to when I lived in Cincinnati would talk about Texas like it was the promised land.

Going to split our new found community by throwing out subjective opinions
Skyline>Goldstar
Larosas> All other pizza
Graeters> all other ice cream

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby horrorbusiness » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:36 am

held for RD as well. applied 11/1, 3.4/167 mex urm, oos.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:38 am

Real Madrid wrote:The ironic thing is that they're trying so hard to boost those medians up significantly (and thus stay in the T14) that they're going to end up torpedoing their yield rate (another factor in USNWR rankings) because most people they've accepted will be matriculating at better schools.

Hmm yes, I still don't kow what they are trying to do. I thought for sure I would be WLed with a 168, 3.8 OOS no URM but I was accepted. Others have been flat out rejected with better numbers than me .. maybe they really are looking at PS and softs

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:40 am

chem wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Cincinnati people? Ran here.


Most people I talk to when I lived in Cincinnati would talk about Texas like it was the promised land.

Going to split our new found community by throwing out subjective opinions
Skyline>Goldstar
Larosas> All other pizza
Graeters> all other ice cream

All of these are absolutely correct. I really miss all of those things...

I've lived in Texas for about 5 years, and am actuallly hell bent on leaving. Austin would be the one exception.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:43 am

horrorbusiness wrote:held for RD as well. applied 11/1, 3.4/167 mex urm, oos.

Wow, identical in everything (3.45) except I'm not urm. I was becoming encouraged until I saw that lol

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:44 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
chem wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Cincinnati people? Ran here.


Most people I talk to when I lived in Cincinnati would talk about Texas like it was the promised land.

Going to split our new found community by throwing out subjective opinions
Skyline>Goldstar
Larosas> All other pizza
Graeters> all other ice cream

All of these are absolutely correct. I really miss all of those things...

I've lived in Texas for about 5 years, and am actuallly hell bent on leaving. Austin would be the one exception.

Could you elaborate what you don't like about TX? (Curious about living down there)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby TMC116 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:48 am

Real Madrid wrote:The ironic thing is that they're trying so hard to boost those medians up significantly (and thus stay in the T14) that they're going to end up torpedoing their yield rate (another factor in USNWR rankings) because most people they've accepted will be matriculating at better schools.


I agree. They're going to have to start throwing a lot more money at their applicants if they want their medians boosted. Otherwise, yield will suffer and their plan could backfire.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby kitkat450 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:53 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
chem wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Cincinnati people? Ran here.


Most people I talk to when I lived in Cincinnati would talk about Texas like it was the promised land.

Going to split our new found community by throwing out subjective opinions
Skyline>Goldstar
Larosas> All other pizza
Graeters> all other ice cream

All of these are absolutely correct. I really miss all of those things...

I've lived in Texas for about 5 years, and am actuallly hell bent on leaving. Austin would be the one exception.

Could you elaborate what you don't like about TX? (Curious about living down there)


I'm in my senior year at UT undergrad, native Texan if any of have questions about Austin or TX in general, I'm happy to answer :)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:54 am

Threerivers, I don't like it because I live in the hellhole that is south Texas. But Austin is a little Mecca :)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby iamrobk » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:21 pm

No hold email for me, still haven't heard anything since I went complete 11/7. Survived like 2 or 3 waves of rejection/hold/whatever emails now. The optimist in me says I've just been in the back of the queue to be called, the pessimist says I'm waitlisted. Guess we'll see.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby wedge35 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:25 pm

Held via email this morning. 167/3.67, non-traditional, non-URM, TX res




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