University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

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cutecarmel
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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:21 am

bmili wrote:
reinbowbrite wrote:UTK typically does phone calls for acceptance. Did you give them your phone number? Have you checked voice mail?

I got my phone call last week but I'm still waiting for the official letter.


Appreciate the optimism, but Im 99% certain its a rejection letter. My status date has been without a heartbeat since the beginning of October and I haven't talked to the admissions office once, though I do think I wrote a good essay.


Did you write the "Why UT?" essay? I think its pretty frowned upon not to.
You still have that 1% of hope. Good luck!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby givemea170 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:28 am

bmili wrote:
reinbowbrite wrote:UTK typically does phone calls for acceptance. Did you give them your phone number? Have you checked voice mail?

I got my phone call last week but I'm still waiting for the official letter.


Appreciate the optimism, but Im 99% certain its a rejection letter. My status date has been without a heartbeat since the beginning of October and I haven't talked to the admissions office once, though I do think I wrote a good essay.



I got a letter only and I was accepted. Even went to UT for my undergrad.

I'm guessing I got no call because I wrote no Why UT and they probably figured I wasn't coming.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby reinbowbrite » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:25 am

givemea170 wrote:
bmili wrote:
reinbowbrite wrote:UTK typically does phone calls for acceptance. Did you give them your phone number? Have you checked voice mail?

I got my phone call last week but I'm still waiting for the official letter.


Appreciate the optimism, but Im 99% certain its a rejection letter. My status date has been without a heartbeat since the beginning of October and I haven't talked to the admissions office once, though I do think I wrote a good essay.



I got a letter only and I was accepted. Even went to UT for my undergrad.

I'm guessing I got no call because I wrote no Why UT and they probably figured I wasn't coming.


I didn't write a "Why UT" essay either.

I'm probably dating myself quoting a movie from the 90s, but the comment about 99% certain it's a rejection letter meaning there's still 1% hope....reminds me of Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber - "So you're saying I have a chance!" :lol:

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby jeanster » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:45 am

Not dating yourself- it's one of the greatest movies of all time

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby texag1979 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:59 am

jeanster wrote:Not dating yourself- it's one of the greatest movies of all time


+1

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby wightjm » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:51 am

I am taking a tour this friday. I was wondering if there is something, in current students minds or prospective students, that I NEED to check out.

Thanks!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby bmili » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:03 pm

cutecarmel wrote:
bmili wrote:
reinbowbrite wrote:UTK typically does phone calls for acceptance. Did you give them your phone number? Have you checked voice mail?

I got my phone call last week but I'm still waiting for the official letter.


Appreciate the optimism, but Im 99% certain its a rejection letter. My status date has been without a heartbeat since the beginning of October and I haven't talked to the admissions office once, though I do think I wrote a good essay.


Did you write the "Why UT?" essay? I think its pretty frowned upon not to.
You still have that 1% of hope. Good luck!


No, I didn't write a Why UT essay outside of a sentence or two in my essay. Lol, I guess there still is a chance.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby Saint_Seer » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:11 pm

When you guys say "Why UT?" essay, do you mean that essay about a significant learning experience?

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby cpinker3 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:46 pm

Saint_Seer wrote:When you guys say "Why UT?" essay, do you mean that essay about a significant learning experience?


I don't know about the others but I included a "Why UT" in my personal statement. I am finishing up my undergrad there this semester and applied to their law school and included that info about why I was choosing UT in my personal statement. I've got my fingers crossed that I can stay at Rocky Top 3 more years! 8) And Congrats to everyone who has gotten in so far!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:18 pm

wightjm wrote:I am taking a tour this friday. I was wondering if there is something, in current students minds or prospective students, that I NEED to check out.

I would just get a feel for the environment. Could you see yourself going to school there? If you have the chance to talk to students, ask them about competitiveness, job prospects, practical work experience (clinics, externships etc.) and things like that. I visited on a weekend so I didn't have the chance to talk with many students, so tell us how it went for you!

Thanks!
Saint_Seer wrote:When you guys say "Why UT?" essay, do you mean that essay about a significant learning experience?


No I mean the Personal Statement. They wanted the PS geared towards why you chose UT and the Essay was the significant learning experience. I just tweaked my orginial PS to make it the significant learning experience essay and wrote a new PS focued on UT for the why UT esssay. So they basically asked for a PS and a "Why UT", but changed the names of the two.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby h2oplyer7 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Cutecarmel, where are you leaning toward law school? I saw you got into UGA and Emory as well. Pretty awesome!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby abby3211 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:21 pm

@CuteCarmel - I know you've said you have "pretty good" softs but if you don't mind sharing, what exactly are they? Not to sound rude, but there seem to be a lot of people with much stronger numbers and "pretty good" softs who applied early and barely got anything. While I don't think anyone means to be bitter to you (after all its not your decision), it'd be nice to know just what we were missing. But congrats on being one of the lucky few and if you don't go to UT feel free to pass my name on to receive it instead! lol

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:56 pm

abby3211 wrote:@CuteCarmel - I know you've said you have "pretty good" softs but if you don't mind sharing, what exactly are they? Not to sound rude, but there seem to be a lot of people with much stronger numbers and "pretty good" softs who applied early and barely got anything. While I don't think anyone means to be bitter to you (after all its not your decision), it'd be nice to know just what we were missing. But congrats on being one of the lucky few and if you don't go to UT feel free to pass my name on to receive it instead! lol


I'm not sure what qualities they are looking for in the research position, so I can't really say what qualties they saw in me that they may not have seen in other applicants. I'm fluent in Spanish and have studied abroad and have worked with the spanish-speaking community where I went to school. I've consistently held at least 2 part-time jobs during college while maintaining nearly a 4.0 with a double major, which could be a reason why they would think I would be able to handle the research position while doing well in law school. I did a lot of research into UT and made my interest clear in my PS and Essays. I've had various leadership positions with different organizations. I don't really want to go into too much detail/specifics online.

Like I said, I think I am very blessed and fortunate to receive the offer. I don't think about why, I'm just grateful that they chose me.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby texag1979 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:38 pm

Move to Knoxville set for March 14th. Anybody have any recommendations for short-term, pet friendly studio/1BR apartments? Churches? Thai / BBQ / Greek restaurants?

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby reinbowbrite » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:03 pm

texag1979 wrote:Move to Knoxville set for March 14th. Anybody have any recommendations for short-term, pet friendly studio/1BR apartments? Churches? Thai / BBQ / Greek restaurants?



I'll be following this with interest, as I could be moving to Knoxville in a few months.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:53 pm

texag1979 wrote:Move to Knoxville set for March 14th. Anybody have any recommendations for short-term, pet friendly studio/1BR apartments? Churches? Thai / BBQ / Greek restaurants?


Sounds strange unless you are moving into a very homogeneous place where everyone has the same religion. Oh, wait..

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby h2oplyer7 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:29 pm

I am very excited to visit Knoxville. Looks like there are tons of great places to hike and explore. I can't wait to see the Smoky Mountains.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby reinbowbrite » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:05 pm

h2oplyer7 wrote:I am very excited to visit Knoxville. Looks like there are tons of great places to hike and explore. I can't wait to see the Smoky Mountains.


They are beautiful in the fall when the foliage changes colors. It's my favorite time of year!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby bmili » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:20 pm

dinged as expected, good luck everyone!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby texag1979 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:41 pm

bmili wrote:dinged as expected, good luck everyone!


Sorry to hear that. Best wishes wherever you're headed.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby cutecarmel » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:47 pm

I'm going to be a Vol next year! Is anyone else sure (or almost sure) that their going to UTK in the Fall?

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby h2oplyer7 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:36 am

I just got my in-state status for next year. Looks like the chances of my going to utk are nearly set in stone! :)

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby texag1979 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:59 am

cutecarmel wrote:I'm going to be a Vol next year! Is anyone else sure (or almost sure) that their going to UTK in the Fall?


Mrs. texag1979 and I are moving to Knoxville on March 14th.

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby reinbowbrite » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:41 pm

cutecarmel wrote:I'm going to be a Vol next year! Is anyone else sure (or almost sure) that their going to UTK in the Fall?


Putting my house up for sale, so if I can unload that, there's a very good chance I'll be there!

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Re: University of Tennessee applying for fall 2012

Postby RaiderBlue17 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:03 pm

Touring this Thursday at 9:30 AM.. Im from the area but this is my first tour so I will be asking LOTS of questions and hopefully honest answers will prevail.

P.S. UTK you dont' have to SELL ME, you just have to be honest about WHY I should attend including Pros & Cons... YES all schools have cons people, no denying it.




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