Notre Dame Class of 2015

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Lvaughn714
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:23 pm

stillwater wrote:
princeR wrote:
Lvaughn714 wrote:Decision made today, only sent in my app less than two weeks ago. Seems like a pretty speedy decision which I'm not so sure is a good thing.


Well if you posted your numbers we'd have a better idea. For that matter, why isn't everyone posting their numbers when they are updating their apps, doesn't really help anyone else!


I'm not even sure numbers would help for a school like ND. They are WL happy and there seems to be little logic in the numbers of who they accept and who they decide to WL/Deny.


I am a splitter for one, and also went ND undergrad and wrote what I feel like is a pretty intense Why ND essay. I don't think my actual numbers are going to be the deciding factor so posting them won't help. If I get in it will be more for touchy feely reasons, which are big for ND (also why people who don't write a Why ND are almost always an auto waitlist/auto ding)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby sums » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:43 pm

w/l, decision made 2/14 with a few updates in january. 172/3.5. wrote a why ND too. seriously???

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:52 pm

sums wrote:w/l, decision made 2/14 with a few updates in january. 172/3.5. wrote a why ND too. seriously???


The only thing I can think about this is that the law school is essentially doing the same thing as undergrad admissions. Notre Dame is somewhat comparable to a cult and not just when it comes to football. They probably want students that are not only going to have good numbers but also be die hard Notre Dame family members. It's hard to explain and I know it's strange, did your Why ND focus on facts like career paths and specific programs or did you throw in some "essence of ND" type things? Also this is of course just my guess I could be completely wrong and admissions might have been taken over by an actual leprechaun who just keeps hitting WL over and over.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby HapaForever » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:06 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:
sums wrote:w/l, decision made 2/14 with a few updates in january. 172/3.5. wrote a why ND too. seriously???


The only thing I can think about this is that the law school is essentially doing the same thing as undergrad admissions. Notre Dame is somewhat comparable to a cult and not just when it comes to football. They probably want students that are not only going to have good numbers but also be die hard Notre Dame family members. It's hard to explain and I know it's strange, did your Why ND focus on facts like career paths and specific programs or did you throw in some "essence of ND" type things? Also this is of course just my guess I could be completely wrong and admissions might have been taken over by an actual leprechaun who just keeps hitting WL over and over.


I think this comment is really helpful when trying to understand why some people with excellent numbers were wait listed. Also, I really enjoy picturing a maniacal leprechaun crying, "WAIT LIST EVERYONE!"

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby emacleod » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:51 pm

Status just changed complete 1/16 --> complete 2/23

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby EMAW12 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:55 pm

I was waitlisted a couple weeks ago and did the online "i want to remain on the waitlist" thing. Is that sufficient or would a LOCI still be useful. FWIW, I had another (academic) LOR get processed by LSAC today.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby initech » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Does anyone know if Notre Dame will negotiate scholarships?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby grtbooks91 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:19 pm

initech wrote:Does anyone know if Notre Dame will negotiate scholarships?


I sent them a few comparable offers and I got a response saying that they don't negotiate, but that scholarship awards will be revisited in March if there is any leftover money.

I've talked to/heard from a few current students who have said that an appeal is likely to eventually result in an additional 2-3k/year, but not much more than that.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Tobacco Road » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:11 pm

Status was changed today to Decision Made. I sent the application not too long ago so this came as a surprise.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:20 pm

Tobacco Road wrote:Status was changed today to Decision Made. I sent the application not too long ago so this came as a surprise.


Same story here. I think today might have just been a big decision making day for them...I hope...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby CPM723 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:28 pm

If my decision was made 2 days ago, do I have a shot of it showing up today, or tomorrow?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby stillwater » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:34 pm

CPM723 wrote:If my decision was made 2 days ago, do I have a shot of it showing up today, or tomorrow?


Yes, then I wouldn't open it for 2-3 days to learn the virtue of patience.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby CPM723 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:35 pm

stillwater wrote:
CPM723 wrote:If my decision was made 2 days ago, do I have a shot of it showing up today, or tomorrow?


Yes, then I wouldn't open it for 2-3 days to learn the virtue of patience.


There's plenty of time to learn that! I want my decision now :lol:

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:39 pm

CPM723 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
CPM723 wrote:If my decision was made 2 days ago, do I have a shot of it showing up today, or tomorrow?


Yes, then I wouldn't open it for 2-3 days to learn the virtue of patience.


There's plenty of time to learn that! I want my decision now :lol:


This whole process has taught me that I have pretty much zero patience. You would think undergrad apps might have clued me in, I applied to ND EA and literally threw a fit when all my friends got their letters Friday and I had to wait all weekend. Glad I have matured a bit since then.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:40 pm

CPM723 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
CPM723 wrote:If my decision was made 2 days ago, do I have a shot of it showing up today, or tomorrow?


Yes, then I wouldn't open it for 2-3 days to learn the virtue of patience.


There's plenty of time to learn that! I want my decision now :lol:

Haha, isn't snail mail the worst? I swear, this is why email was invented. ND took 2 days longer than I expected to come, and that was pure torture. Now I'm waiting on USC's letter, and I'm in the midwest. :? sigh.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby CPM723 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:41 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:
CPM723 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
CPM723 wrote:If my decision was made 2 days ago, do I have a shot of it showing up today, or tomorrow?


Yes, then I wouldn't open it for 2-3 days to learn the virtue of patience.


There's plenty of time to learn that! I want my decision now :lol:

Haha, isn't snail mail the worst? I swear, this is why email was invented. ND took 2 days longer than I expected to come, and that was pure torture. Now I'm waiting on USC's letter, and I'm in the midwest. :? sigh.


Yeah same. I'm only a few hours from South Bend, so hopefully it doesn't take long.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby mjd » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:36 pm

Complete again: 1/17--->2/23.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:47 pm

So I just got an acceptance email!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:50 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:So I just got an acceptance email!

Email? wow! Congrats! Lucky you didn't have to wait for le snail mail.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby mattviphky » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:50 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:So I just got an acceptance email!


congrats!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby mattviphky » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:51 pm

I've been riding this waitlist for about 3.5 months now

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Tobacco Road » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:So I just got an acceptance email!


Very nice! Congratulations!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby HapaForever » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:55 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:So I just got an acceptance email!


Congratulations! I just got it too! I'm so happy, it's my top choice.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:59 pm

HapaForever wrote:
Lvaughn714 wrote:So I just got an acceptance email!


Congratulations! I just got it too! I'm so happy, it's my top choice.


Congrats to you too! Anyone who has questions about south bend or general ND stuff I went there undergrad so I know the area very well and actually watched the law school get built :)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2015

Postby CPM723 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:47 pm

Do they always send acceptance emails?




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