Wake Forest 2012

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risingdragon
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby risingdragon » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:27 pm

Guys, guys, I AM IN with $10,000 per year!!! Good luck with you all. :D

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby gdh » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:58 pm

In! I submitted within the first week and this has been an excruciating wait. Congrats to all!

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ash0117 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:26 pm

In with 12K a year as long as I am in good standing. It's now a serious contender. SO EXCITED!!!!

160/3.88

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby gatorapplicant » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:33 pm

in with 34k a year with the good standing stip. i wasn't seriously considering wake but i definitely am now! excited to visit the campus in the spring.

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby WakeLawAdmDean » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:42 pm

Greetings TLSers,
This is my first post, but now that decisions are beginning to roll out I thought I'd chime in on questions of general interest.

"Good academic standing" means that you simply have to maintain an academic level of performance that remains eligible to continue in the program - you can't fail out. While it is true that in the past our renewal standard has been top 2/3, we decided to implement this standard in response to concerns raised in the market regarding scholarship renewal policies. This is as straight forward as it gets. If you are eligible to return to law school at Wake, you keep your scholarship, the whole thing.

There's a question somewhere here about why we broadened our criteria for the first year class. Simply put we made awards to more that 2/3 of the class and thus changed the renewal criteria to make sure we didn't unfairly disadvantage our students in the renewal process. For that class we also only required that they stay in good standing and be eligible to continue in the JD program. Very very few of our students each year lose their eligibility to continue.

I am going to try to respond to concerns raised in this forum as often as possible, but if you have a pressing question or one that is specific to your situation, please feel free to contact me directly. My contact information is below.

Jay Shively
Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Wake Law
(336) 758-5705 direct
shivelrj@wfu.edu or jayshively@gmail.com






unitedfrutopia wrote:anyone know what "good academic standing" means at Wake?
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alevin
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby alevin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:46 pm

Wow, so awesome that the dean responds to the inquiries. Anxiously awaiting to hear back.

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby milljp02 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:07 pm

Wow, congrats to everyone with all the good news! Mine just went from being in line for review to in review, so maybe I'll hear in the next batch - exciting times!

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ash0117 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:21 pm

Thank you Dean Shively for taking time out of your day to answer questions from potential students.

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby Bashy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:06 am

Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions, Dean.

I hope to hear some good news from you guys soon!

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby Stl2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:09 am

Bashy wrote:Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions, Dean.

I hope to hear some good news from you guys soon!


+1

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby unitedfrutopia » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:32 am

Thanks Dean Shively :)

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Gail
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby Gail » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:42 am

Annnnndddddddddd


Very similarly to every other school I have applied to, I am still not getting any news. I'm going to get shut out. I can feel it.

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ucbkenn » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:14 pm

In with 23,000 each year! Super excited! Congratulations to everyone else who got good news yesterday!

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby JK910 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:37 pm

Gail wrote:Annnnndddddddddd


Very similarly to every other school I have applied to, I am still not getting any news. I'm going to get shut out. I can feel it.


Just out of curiosity.. what are you numbers?

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ThreeRivers » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:41 pm

Wow, I think that's pretty awesome a dean just posted in here / offering to answer questions.

I am quite sure that many view these boards / wish more would openly participate

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby Gail » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:53 pm

JK910 wrote:
Gail wrote:Annnnndddddddddd


Very similarly to every other school I have applied to, I am still not getting any news. I'm going to get shut out. I can feel it.


Just out of curiosity.. what are you numbers?


166 3.6x

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ThreeRivers » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:41 am

Gail wrote:
JK910 wrote:
Gail wrote:Annnnndddddddddd


Very similarly to every other school I have applied to, I am still not getting any news. I'm going to get shut out. I can feel it.


Just out of curiosity.. what are you numbers?


166 3.6x

Lol, you'll have a good cycle. Just relax (Easier said than done I know)

risingdragon
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby risingdragon » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:39 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
Gail wrote:
JK910 wrote:
Gail wrote:Annnnndddddddddd


Very similarly to every other school I have applied to, I am still not getting any news. I'm going to get shut out. I can feel it.


Just out of curiosity.. what are you numbers?


166 3.6x

Lol, you'll have a good cycle. Just relax (Easier said than done I know)


+1
Just relax and wait for an offer with BIG scholar$$.

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jetergrl2ss
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby jetergrl2ss » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:54 pm

Congrats to the recent Admits! Feel free to DM w/ any questions you might have :)

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ashley12
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ashley12 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:27 am

So anxious to hear back. Complete on Nov 30, 3.7/162. Now that I have decided not to apply to UNC, I really am looking forward to possibly having one great southern option!

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby panthersig » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:28 pm

Anyone else anticipating another round of decisions from Wake today? Last year the first round went out 12/10 and second seemed to be 12/20. This years first round was 12/9 so maybe some news today. I've been UR since 11/22, hoping to hear back before Christmas.

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby ashley12 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:43 pm

panthersig wrote:Anyone else anticipating another round of decisions from Wake today? Last year the first round went out 12/10 and second seemed to be 12/20. This years first round was 12/9 so maybe some news today. I've been UR since 11/22, hoping to hear back before Christmas.


That would be awesome, but I've only been UR since 12/16 (complete on 11/25) so I might get tossed over until the New Year (understandably)

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Bashy
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby Bashy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:47 pm

ashley12 wrote:
panthersig wrote:Anyone else anticipating another round of decisions from Wake today? Last year the first round went out 12/10 and second seemed to be 12/20. This years first round was 12/9 so maybe some news today. I've been UR since 11/22, hoping to hear back before Christmas.


That would be awesome, but I've only been UR since 12/16 (complete on 11/25) so I might get tossed over until the New Year (understandably)


Same here. Although, it would (hopefully) give me/LSAC to update my transcript to reflect my final grades and the +.1 increase to cumulative GPA.

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WakeLawAdmDean
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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby WakeLawAdmDean » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:55 pm

Greetings TLSers,

Happy holidays! Just to alleviate any ongoing anxiety I thought I'd let you know where we are with things. We are planning to release another set of admission offers this week - about 140 offers, probably tomorrow. After that our plan is to release decisions every Thursday beginning January 12. Rest assured we are busy reviewing files and managing the process as efficiently as possible. I hope that by sharing our plans with you, we'll be able to reduce the stress around this particular question.

All of Wake Forest University will be closed next week for the winter holidays, but we'll return January 3, 2012. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me directly and I'll respond as I am able but no later than the first week of January. We've tried to anticipate questions in our correspondence. Any scholarship offers are outlined in initial admission offers both via email and in the paper letter that follows. We'll be sending out admission packets with additional information early in the new year.

Congratulations to those who've received positive decisions. To all of our other applicants I appreciate your patience with this process. We recognize that it is stressful for you and strive to give every application an appropriate level of consideration. Thoughtful and deliberate decisions serve us all best.

Happy Holidays and may the new year bring all you hope for and more!

Warm regards,
Jay Shively
Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Wake Forest University School of Law
(336) 758-5705 direct
shivelrj@wfu.edu
http://www.law.wfu.edu

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Re: Wake Forest 2012

Postby PurplePirate » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:00 pm

WakeLawAdmDean wrote:Greetings TLSers,

Happy holidays! Just to alleviate any ongoing anxiety I thought I'd let you know where we are with things. We are planning to release another set of admission offers this week - about 140 offers, probably tomorrow. After that our plan is to release decisions every Thursday beginning January 12. Rest assured we are busy reviewing files and managing the process as efficiently as possible. I hope that by sharing our plans with you, we'll be able to reduce the stress around this particular question.

All of Wake Forest University will be closed next week for the winter holidays, but we'll return January 3, 2012. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me directly and I'll respond as I am able but no later than the first week of January. We've tried to anticipate questions in our correspondence. Any scholarship offers are outlined in initial admission offers both via email and in the paper letter that follows. We'll be sending out admission packets with additional information early in the new year.

Congratulations to those who've received positive decisions. To all of our other applicants I appreciate your patience with this process. We recognize that it is stressful for you and strive to give every application an appropriate level of consideration. Thoughtful and deliberate decisions serve us all best.

Happy Holidays and may the new year bring all you hope for and more!

Warm regards,
Jay Shively
Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Wake Forest University School of Law
(336) 758-5705 direct
shivelrj@wfu.edu
http://www.law.wfu.edu



Thank you for taking the time to post this. I think I speak for us all when I say it is well appreciated.




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