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

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:13 pm

After going through my cycle, hearing nothing from Vandy the whole time, finishing my cycle, and then withdrawing, they finally send me a viewbook. COOL. Get it together, Vandy.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:41 pm

DonnaDraper wrote:After going through my cycle, hearing nothing from Vandy the whole time, finishing my cycle, and then withdrawing, they finally send me a viewbook. COOL. Get it together, Vandy.


Yeah I got one of those today as well. Very random.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:51 am

Yup got one last week as well. IDK if it was just a broad sendout or for future WLers or what. I've been waiting since early-mid November, lawl.

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

Postby Magnolia » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:59 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:Yup got one last week as well. IDK if it was just a broad sendout or for future WLers or what. I've been waiting since early-mid November, lawl.

They sent me one 6 weeks after I was admitted. Pretty sure the timing means nothing. Don't stress.

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

Postby matvei » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:46 am

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

Postby Mentlegen » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:28 pm

Submitted 11/30, complete on 12/7, and now decision mailed on 1/2. Hopefully I'll get something in the mail today or tomorrow.

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:36 pm

Mentlegen wrote:Submitted 11/30, complete on 12/7, and now decision mailed on 1/2. Hopefully I'll get something in the mail today or tomorrow.


I had similar submit and complete dates as you, but no decision mailed date for me yet. Trying to keep the hope alive! Best of luck to you!

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

Postby Lindsey4468 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:05 am

Submitted 10/30, completed 11/4. No decision mailed date yet :( PLEASE Vandy, you're my dream school! Send me the black box!! My LSAT and GPA are below the 25% mark, however I had amazing softs and did my interview with an alumnus who loved me and said he was recommending me 100% and that I was a perfect fit for Vandy regardless of my scores. I'm not a super traditional applicant. Anyone think I've got a slight shot at it?

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

Postby ricsllscir » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:55 am

Application Received Date: 12/19/2011
Completed Date: 1/2/2012
Decision Mailed Date: 01/04/2012

Anyone have any idea what this means?! Didn't expect such a tight turn around...

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

Postby confusedlaw » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:50 pm

Stil nothing here people have been hearing withlot faster times

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

Postby emkay625 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Lindsey4468 wrote:Submitted 10/30, completed 11/4. No decision mailed date yet :( PLEASE Vandy, you're my dream school! Send me the black box!! My LSAT and GPA are below the 25% mark, however I had amazing softs and did my interview with an alumnus who loved me and said he was recommending me 100% and that I was a perfect fit for Vandy regardless of my scores. I'm not a super traditional applicant. Anyone think I've got a slight shot at it?


Define "amazing softs." (It's hard to give an opinion without knowing what they are).

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

Postby American_in_China » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:58 pm

ricsllscir wrote:Application Received Date: 12/19/2011
Completed Date: 1/2/2012
Decision Mailed Date: 01/04/2012

Anyone have any idea what this means?! Didn't expect such a tight turn around...


Wow, I just checked, got a decision mailed date too. Is that good news or bad news lol.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:58 pm

matvei wrote:I've been waiting since October. Vandy hates me a lot...

I'm close to you. Early November complete date. Wrote a why vandy and even visited the school....

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

Postby ricsllscir » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:03 pm

American_in_China wrote:
ricsllscir wrote:Application Received Date: 12/19/2011
Completed Date: 1/2/2012
Decision Mailed Date: 01/04/2012

Anyone have any idea what this means?! Didn't expect such a tight turn around...


Wow, I just checked, got a decision mailed date too. Is that good news or bad news lol.


haha, noooo idea, but racing home during my lunch break to find out...crazy doubtful that it'll arrive next day, but I have no self-control

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

Postby Lindsey4468 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:26 pm

emkay625 wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Submitted 10/30, completed 11/4. No decision mailed date yet :( PLEASE Vandy, you're my dream school! Send me the black box!! My LSAT and GPA are below the 25% mark, however I had amazing softs and did my interview with an alumnus who loved me and said he was recommending me 100% and that I was a perfect fit for Vandy regardless of my scores. I'm not a super traditional applicant. Anyone think I've got a slight shot at it?


Define "amazing softs." (It's hard to give an opinion without knowing what they are).



Grew up as a ward of the court in the longest running child custody case in the history of the Dallas Court System, Worked exclusively on an innocence project in Dallas during undergrad which helped to exonerate two former inmates, Volunteered over 1,000 hours with the North Texas Food Bank and the Dallas Independent School District during my undergrad and helped to create a new program to stop childhood hunger (The President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank wrote one of my rec letters), Started college at 16- graduated at 20 Magna Cum Laude, Officer in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Secretary of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminology honor society, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa (all honor societies), Dean's list for the past four semesters, Worked two jobs during college, Recipient of the Who's Who award in undergrad presented for being the one of the most outstanding students in the department, etc....

I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA (3.5 Degree)/156 if that helps... However, like I stated previously, my interviewer was extremely impressed and his words were, "I think you would be a great fit at Vandy and I am recommending you to the admissions committee to the fullest extent. Your numbers are irrelevant compared to your life story and I am very impressed. I don't think your numbers will weigh you down with everything you've done soft factor wise."

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

Postby Mentlegen » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:40 pm

The decision sent this Monday was indeed a black box acceptance; I just received it from the Fedex lady. I'm going to have a hell of a time comparing Vanderbilt to UT.

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

Postby chem » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:55 pm

Lindsey4468 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Submitted 10/30, completed 11/4. No decision mailed date yet :( PLEASE Vandy, you're my dream school! Send me the black box!! My LSAT and GPA are below the 25% mark, however I had amazing softs and did my interview with an alumnus who loved me and said he was recommending me 100% and that I was a perfect fit for Vandy regardless of my scores. I'm not a super traditional applicant. Anyone think I've got a slight shot at it?


Define "amazing softs." (It's hard to give an opinion without knowing what they are).



Grew up as a ward of the court in the longest running child custody case in the history of the Dallas Court System, Worked exclusively on an innocence project in Dallas during undergrad which helped to exonerate two former inmates, Volunteered over 1,000 hours with the North Texas Food Bank and the Dallas Independent School District during my undergrad and helped to create a new program to stop childhood hunger (The President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank wrote one of my rec letters), Started college at 16- graduated at 20 Magna Cum Laude, Officer in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Secretary of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminology honor society, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa (all honor societies), Dean's list for the past four semesters, Worked two jobs during college, Recipient of the Who's Who award in undergrad presented for being the one of the most outstanding students in the department, etc....

I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA (3.5 Degree)/156 if that helps... However, like I stated previously, my interviewer was extremely impressed and his words were, "I think you would be a great fit at Vandy and I am recommending you to the admissions committee to the fullest extent. Your numbers are irrelevant compared to your life story and I am very impressed. I don't think your numbers will weigh you down with everything you've done soft factor wise."


Does. Not. Compute.

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

Postby Lindsey4468 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:40 pm

chem wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Submitted 10/30, completed 11/4. No decision mailed date yet :( PLEASE Vandy, you're my dream school! Send me the black box!! My LSAT and GPA are below the 25% mark, however I had amazing softs and did my interview with an alumnus who loved me and said he was recommending me 100% and that I was a perfect fit for Vandy regardless of my scores. I'm not a super traditional applicant. Anyone think I've got a slight shot at it?


Define "amazing softs." (It's hard to give an opinion without knowing what they are).



Grew up as a ward of the court in the longest running child custody case in the history of the Dallas Court System, Worked exclusively on an innocence project in Dallas during undergrad which helped to exonerate two former inmates, Volunteered over 1,000 hours with the North Texas Food Bank and the Dallas Independent School District during my undergrad and helped to create a new program to stop childhood hunger (The President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank wrote one of my rec letters), Started college at 16- graduated at 20 Magna Cum Laude, Officer in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Secretary of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminology honor society, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa (all honor societies), Dean's list for the past four semesters, Worked two jobs during college, Recipient of the Who's Who award in undergrad presented for being the one of the most outstanding students in the department, etc....

I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA (3.5 Degree)/156 if that helps... However, like I stated previously, my interviewer was extremely impressed and his words were, "I think you would be a great fit at Vandy and I am recommending you to the admissions committee to the fullest extent. Your numbers are irrelevant compared to your life story and I am very impressed. I don't think your numbers will weigh you down with everything you've done soft factor wise."


Does. Not. Compute.



Care to elaborate? Does not compute is vague.

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

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:55 pm

chem wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Grew up as a ward of the court in the longest running child custody case in the history of the Dallas Court System, Worked exclusively on an innocence project in Dallas during undergrad which helped to exonerate two former inmates, Volunteered over 1,000 hours with the North Texas Food Bank and the Dallas Independent School District during my undergrad and helped to create a new program to stop childhood hunger (The President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank wrote one of my rec letters), Started college at 16- graduated at 20 Magna Cum Laude, Officer in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Secretary of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminology honor society, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa (all honor societies), Dean's list for the past four semesters, Worked two jobs during college, Recipient of the Who's Who award in undergrad presented for being the one of the most outstanding students in the department, etc....

I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA (3.5 Degree)/156 if that helps... However, like I stated previously, my interviewer was extremely impressed and his words were, "I think you would be a great fit at Vandy and I am recommending you to the admissions committee to the fullest extent. Your numbers are irrelevant compared to your life story and I am very impressed. I don't think your numbers will weigh you down with everything you've done soft factor wise."


Does. Not. Compute.

I thought the same thing too but I guess her UG's magna cutoff is 3.5 or something. I know mine was around 3.75/3.8 depending on the year to get into the top 5%-3% of the class. (Cum laude was around 3.5 for top 10%.)

It definitely took 3.9+ (for the semester) for Dean's List since I had a 3.85 semester where I didn't qualify and disputed a grade from an A- to an A and then got the dean's list letter after it bumped me above 3.9 for that semester.

My school is admittedly guilty about grade inflation. This is why the LSAT is often weighted heavier as the "great equalizer".

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

Postby Lindsey4468 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:03 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
chem wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Grew up as a ward of the court in the longest running child custody case in the history of the Dallas Court System, Worked exclusively on an innocence project in Dallas during undergrad which helped to exonerate two former inmates, Volunteered over 1,000 hours with the North Texas Food Bank and the Dallas Independent School District during my undergrad and helped to create a new program to stop childhood hunger (The President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank wrote one of my rec letters), Started college at 16- graduated at 20 Magna Cum Laude, Officer in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Secretary of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminology honor society, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa (all honor societies), Dean's list for the past four semesters, Worked two jobs during college, Recipient of the Who's Who award in undergrad presented for being the one of the most outstanding students in the department, etc....

I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA (3.5 Degree)/156 if that helps... However, like I stated previously, my interviewer was extremely impressed and his words were, "I think you would be a great fit at Vandy and I am recommending you to the admissions committee to the fullest extent. Your numbers are irrelevant compared to your life story and I am very impressed. I don't think your numbers will weigh you down with everything you've done soft factor wise."


Does. Not. Compute.

I thought the same thing too but I guess her UG's magna cutoff is 3.5 or something. I know mine was around 3.75/3.8 depending on the year to get into the top 5%-3% of the class. (Cum laude was around 3.5 for top 10% and summa was like a 3.9)

It definitely took 3.9+ (for the semester) for Dean's List since I had a 3.85 semester where I didn't qualify and disputed a grade from an A- to an A and then got the letter.

My school is admittedly guilty about grade inflation. This is why the LSAT is often weighted heavier as the "great equalizer".


Yes, my school's Magna cut off is a 3.5, however it has a stipulation that you must have a 3.75 for the past 60 hours taken at the school to receive it as well. And as for Dean's List, it is a 3.75 cut off (3 out for 4 semesters I had a 4.0 though). Also, I double majored. As for the honor societies, it was based on last 60 hours as well. The only reason I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA is because I was part of a pilot program in which you would go for your junior and senior year of high school and take college classes in lieu of the high school ones for dual credit. We were supposed to graduate with our associates and high school diploma concurrently, but a glitch in their system enrolled me in 84 hours during my junior year of high school/freshman college and my grades suffered tremendously. 84 hours was absurd, and I wrote a very nice addendum to explain why the grades were so awful. Hope that clears a few things up!

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:06 pm

Lindsey4468 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
Lindsey4468 wrote:Submitted 10/30, completed 11/4. No decision mailed date yet :( PLEASE Vandy, you're my dream school! Send me the black box!! My LSAT and GPA are below the 25% mark, however I had amazing softs and did my interview with an alumnus who loved me and said he was recommending me 100% and that I was a perfect fit for Vandy regardless of my scores. I'm not a super traditional applicant. Anyone think I've got a slight shot at it?


Define "amazing softs." (It's hard to give an opinion without knowing what they are).



Grew up as a ward of the court in the longest running child custody case in the history of the Dallas Court System, Worked exclusively on an innocence project in Dallas during undergrad which helped to exonerate two former inmates, Volunteered over 1,000 hours with the North Texas Food Bank and the Dallas Independent School District during my undergrad and helped to create a new program to stop childhood hunger (The President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank wrote one of my rec letters), Started college at 16- graduated at 20 Magna Cum Laude, Officer in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Secretary of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminology honor society, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Golden Key, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Omicron Delta Kappa (all honor societies), Dean's list for the past four semesters, Worked two jobs during college, Recipient of the Who's Who award in undergrad presented for being the one of the most outstanding students in the department, etc....

I'm a 3.19 LSAC GPA (3.5 Degree)/156 if that helps... However, like I stated previously, my interviewer was extremely impressed and his words were, "I think you would be a great fit at Vandy and I am recommending you to the admissions committee to the fullest extent. Your numbers are irrelevant compared to your life story and I am very impressed. I don't think your numbers will weigh you down with everything you've done soft factor wise."



Well, first of all you do have some really awesome softs, and I sincerely hope that the admissions committee looks at them closely. As far as the interviews go, I've always thought of them as kind of equivalent to a why Vanderbilt essay in terms of the weight it carries in your application. It can be helpful but only to a certain extent. Numbers, from what I've gathered, will almost always be the most important factor. Hopefully, though they really look at the rest of your application and take what the alum (I'm assuming) said about you to heart.

Best of luck to you! Hoping that black box is coming for you soon! (and hopefully to me as well) :lol:

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

Postby Lindsey4468 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:45 pm

Thank you! I appreciate the positivity. I'm sure your black box is on its way. Fed ex is probably holding all of them and laughing at our eagerness to receive them!

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

Postby American_in_China » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:05 pm

I woke up to an email from my Dad, black box arrived today! Man I'm on a roll right now, UVA and the black box in a span of 1 day.

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

Postby ricsllscir » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:53 am

American_in_China wrote:I woke up to an email from my Dad, black box arrived today! Man I'm on a roll right now, UVA and the black box in a span of 1 day.


ahhh! congrats! Still haven't gotten my decision yet, but hoping it arrives today! Just in time for a night of celebration or forgetting, haha

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

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:02 am

Lindsey4468 wrote:Thank you! I appreciate the positivity. I'm sure your black box is on its way. Fed ex is probably holding all of them and laughing at our eagerness to receive them!



Fed Ex is probably playing warehouse soccer with them.




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