How did they phrase the "don't call, don't visit" etc. rules/suggestions? I'm kind of annoyed that they'd tell people considering the school not to bother....
I understand that it may not help, and I understand that it may take more time from admissions, but it just feels wrong to me to tell people not to bother reaching out. As a current student, this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I would just ctrl-v the portion that indicated the suggestions but to be fair, the "rules" would seem harsher without the whole email present so here you go:
I am writing to provide you with an update on the admissions process at the University of Illinois College of Law and the status of the waitlist. We had a very positive response to the first deposit deadline, but we still will be making a few offers from the waitlist in the next couple of days. The law school admission process is a very dynamic one, with changes occurring almost daily. Admission offers to applicants on the waitlist can occur at any time throughout the summer months, including just days before 1L Orientation in August. There are specific times when we anticipate seeing the most activity off the waitlist—after the first seat deposit and after the second deposit (which is June 1). Applicants should also be aware that the waitlist is not ranked and that students are selected from it with regard to how well they will complement the profile of the incoming class.
At this time, please let us know if you would like to remain on the waitlist or not by completing this brief survey.
Applicants on the waitlist often ask if there is anything additional that they can do (e.g. campus visits, letters of continued interest, and additional letters of recommendation) to enhance their applications. Unless something has happened that significantly impacts your application, please be assured that at this point we have all the information we need to make a decision. If we require additional information, we will contact you. If you wish to confirm your continued interest in Illinois and remain on the waitlist, simply complete the survey linked above.
If you elect to remain on the waitlist, we appreciate your continued interest in Illinois and continued patience with this process. If you do not wish to remain on the list, we will withdraw your application and thank you for considering Illinois among your choices for law school.