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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:16 pm

blurbz wrote:Okay, that's less offensive than I'd imagined. Doesn't sound like they're saying not to visit or something if that would help you make up your mind, they're just clarifying that it won't help them make up their mind. Sounds fair.


Maybe they are just trying to be helpful and not waste any of your time which might be valuable depending on the person's situation. I wrote a very spirited LOCI to get in off the wait-list but then again, I got my notification that I was off the wait list only a few hours after I emailed my LOCI so it probably didn't matter.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Mon May 07, 2012 2:20 pm

Yeah. I have a hard time believing that doing any of those things, assuming you do them properly, would hurt. It may not help, but I can't imagine it'd hurt.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby hoosierball » Mon May 07, 2012 2:22 pm

givemea170 wrote:
blurbz wrote:Okay, that's less offensive than I'd imagined. Doesn't sound like they're saying not to visit or something if that would help you make up your mind, they're just clarifying that it won't help them make up their mind. Sounds fair.


Maybe they are just trying to be helpful and not waste any of your time which might be valuable depending on the person's situation. I wrote a very spirited LOCI to get in off the wait-list but then again, I got my notification that I was off the wait list only a few hours after I emailed my LOCI so it probably didn't matter.


I would tend to agree, they likely already had your email in the que and just so happened to send LoCI right before.

The decision goes through a process and it is not like one person read it and said ok tell him and an hour later it was done

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:32 pm

I just took care of my last WD to Notre Dame so... I'm officially re-officially coming to Illinois. lol.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:20 am

So anybody still out there on the waitlist, or is this cycle officially over? Haven't seen much action in this thread. Is it time to pop the champagne (haha, get it?)?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tlahood » Wed May 23, 2012 10:28 am

diegoforlan10 wrote:So anybody still out there on the waitlist, or is this cycle officially over? Haven't seen much action in this thread. Is it time to pop the champagne (haha, get it?)?


I'm still riding the waitlist, but my hope is fading lol.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Mizz » Wed May 23, 2012 10:34 am

Will be withdrawing next week (half tuition scholarship). I'd imagine there will be some WL movement after the second deposit deadline.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby aspenex » Wed May 23, 2012 2:00 pm

The last email pretty much said they wouldn't be looking at the waitlist until after the second deposit deadline (June 1st). The admitted/attending kids moved to the Class of 2015 forum and there is a waitlist thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=184941

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby anthropologieaddict » Thu May 24, 2012 5:47 pm

nshapkar wrote:
ashen wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote: I sent my LOCI prior to receiving her email; it just gets quite stressful knowing your future is on the line, but you were asked to sit on your hands.


Oh man that's rough, I feel for you. I'm still on the waitlist for a few schools too but I prefer Illinois to all of them. Must be rough having your number one choice playing hard to get with you. Have you visited the school? Outside of sending a LOCI I think the best thing you can do go there in person and physically meet the admissions people.


I'm in the same boat. UIUC is my top choice and has been since before I even began my cycle... (UIUC alumnus here)
I sent a LOCI and visited but they pretty much told me exactly what was in the email. Though, I did love the tour and got to sit in on a great civ pro class which made for an enjoyable afternoon.
I am intent on riding this wait list out to the end of the earth and should I not get in, I will be retaking in October and applying again, as disheartening as a WL rejection would be.

(ps: likewise, I have been praying everyday for good news :roll: )


Keep your head up. I was rejected last cycle at Illinois and many other schools so I decided to take the year off to retake and reapply. My GPA didn't change much but my LSAT did and I got into Illinois with money. Of course it is a hard decision to make if it comes down to it (and I hope you make it in off the waitlist), but at the same time it can be beneficial in the long run.

However, the rules they lay out (don't email, don't call, don't visit, simply put: FUCK OFF) are kind of ridiculous and take away any opportunity you might have to convince them to accept you, off the table.



That's crazy they would tell you not to visit. I'm a rising 2L and when I originally applied in '10 it was quite the competitive year and I never made it off the waitlist, but I visited and introduced myself and as my numbers did not change at all, I think visiting combined with multiple LOCI's and a heartfelt Why Illinois essay all made the difference. I reapplied also and got in with money. It was a difficult decision to take a year off but I think it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I remember a girl sitting in on our civ pro class with Kordik, perhaps that was you? Anyway, good luck!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:48 pm

I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Thu May 24, 2012 5:59 pm

givemea170 wrote:I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.


Admittedly, in your shoes, I'd be off to NU.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu May 24, 2012 6:04 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.


Admittedly, in your shoes, I'd be off to NU.


It is a very tough decision. Can't even comment. lol

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Thu May 24, 2012 6:25 pm

givemea170 wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.


Admittedly, in your shoes, I'd be off to NU.


It is a very tough decision. Can't even comment. lol


Just realized you'd be paying sticker at NU. With the way the economy seems to be headed, I would not pay over $200,000 for a law degree from any school outside of HYS.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu May 24, 2012 7:17 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.


Admittedly, in your shoes, I'd be off to NU.


It is a very tough decision. Can't even comment. lol


Just realized you'd be paying sticker at NU. With the way the economy seems to be headed, I would not pay over $200,000 for a law degree from any school outside of HYS.


I wouldn't be paying. Parents would and they don't care really as long as I don't waste their money. Which is why it is a tough decision.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Thu May 24, 2012 7:42 pm

givemea170 wrote:I wouldn't be paying. Parents would and they don't care really as long as I don't waste their money. Which is why it is a tough decision I'm going to NU.

Fixed. Seems like an easy decision if your parents don't care about the money.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby nshapkar » Thu May 24, 2012 8:37 pm

tmon wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I wouldn't be paying. Parents would and they don't care really as long as I don't waste their money. Which is why it is a tough decision I'm going to NU.

Fixed. Seems like an easy decision if your parents don't care about the money.



Seriously. There isn't much to consider, unless you really care about sports.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Fri May 25, 2012 12:16 am

givemea170 wrote:I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.


Enjoy NU. Don't think too hard about this one. Congrats

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Fri May 25, 2012 5:24 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I just got in off the wait-list at Northwestern.


Enjoy NU. Don't think too hard about this one. Congrats



Yep.

Congratulations!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Fri May 25, 2012 12:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words! Was looking forward to meeting all of you, I'm a little sad now that I spent a week in Champaign. Definitely liked it.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Mon May 28, 2012 10:11 am

Paid my second seat deposit today! Good to know that I'll officially officially be an Illinois 1L this fall!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Mon May 28, 2012 6:18 pm

Paid 2nd seat deposit. Getting excited.


diegoforlan10 wrote:Paid my second seat deposit today! Good to know that I'll officially officially be an Illinois 1L this fall!


congrats!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby omninode » Mon May 28, 2012 11:57 pm

Will be dropping my 2nd D probably on Wednesday. Then there will be NO GOING BACK.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby timetopretend » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:23 am

kyle010723 wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote:Seems like he would sent a LOCI if it weren't for the e-mail Jenny Carroll sent out last week asking them not to send additional info unless requested.


I sent my LOCI prior to receiving her email; it just gets quite stressful knowing your future is on the line, but you were asked to sit on your hands.



I feel ya on that one. I almost wish that they would just like close the wait-list or something so we can all be fully sure and go about our other plans.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby aspenex » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:38 pm

TAKE THAT BACK. I would accept an offer on August 26th or whatever the day before class starts :wink:

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby RCJH » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:28 pm

Anyone heard anything this week? I though for sure we'd be getting some news with the 2nd deposit and all.




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