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llachans
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby llachans » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:20 pm

Hm. All my applications are in and I'm now wondering if I should toss an app towards UIUC. 3.5/160. Would it be worth the shot? (I know the fee is waived, but since it's so like in the cycle, is it still worth giving it a go?)

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:16 am

llachans wrote:Hm. All my applications are in and I'm now wondering if I should toss an app towards UIUC. 3.5/160. Would it be worth the shot? (I know the fee is waived, but since it's so like in the cycle, is it still worth giving it a go?)


You probably won't be admitted or even WL'd. But you could spend $16 on worse things

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tennisballs » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:29 pm

*dead silence*

JTD21
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby JTD21 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:17 pm

I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.

STLMizzou
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby STLMizzou » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:21 pm

Congrats!

Question: does UIUC guarantee any money for ED’s?

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Gail
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:35 pm

JTD21 wrote:I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.


Should have ED'd :oops:

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Samara
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Samara » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:36 pm

JTD21 wrote:I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.

Congrats! Looks like you're the first one in!

in2win
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby in2win » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:39 am

i am wondering if i should have applied ED.

JTD21
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby JTD21 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:09 am

STLMizzou wrote:Congrats!

Question: does UIUC guarantee any money for ED’s?



Dean Pless told me in August that they intended to at least meet the $8k per student that was provided last year. However, the new staff seem to indicate that will probably not be the case. I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:14 am

JTD21 wrote:I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.


Very true. Congrats nonetheless. Despite everything, UIUC has some stellar professors and will always have a presence in the Chicago market.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:09 am

JTD21 wrote:I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.


Lol just lol

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Opie » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:11 pm

JTD21 wrote:
STLMizzou wrote:Congrats!

Question: does UIUC guarantee any money for ED’s?



Dean Pless told me in August that they intended to at least meet the $8k per student that was provided last year. However, the new staff seem to indicate that will probably not be the case. I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.


With no app fee this year, the budget is probably tight now. I would imagine the money will go toward trying hard to improve medians.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:33 pm

Opie wrote:
JTD21 wrote:
STLMizzou wrote:Congrats!

Question: does UIUC guarantee any money for ED’s?



Dean Pless told me in August that they intended to at least meet the $8k per student that was provided last year. However, the new staff seem to indicate that will probably not be the case. I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.


With no app fee this year, the budget is probably tight now. I would imagine the money will go toward trying hard to improve medians.


There was no app fee last year, too.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tennisballs » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:30 pm

Crossing my fingers they roll out some more responses today...

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:37 pm

Opie wrote:
JTD21 wrote:
STLMizzou wrote:Congrats!

Question: does UIUC guarantee any money for ED’s?



Dean Pless told me in August that they intended to at least meet the $8k per student that was provided last year. However, the new staff seem to indicate that will probably not be the case. I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.


With no app fee this year, the budget is probably tight now. I would imagine the money will go toward trying hard to improve medians.



I don't think that the app fee is going to have much of an effect.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Opie » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:04 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
Opie wrote:
JTD21 wrote:
STLMizzou wrote:Congrats!

Question: does UIUC guarantee any money for ED’s?



Dean Pless told me in August that they intended to at least meet the $8k per student that was provided last year. However, the new staff seem to indicate that will probably not be the case. I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.


With no app fee this year, the budget is probably tight now. I would imagine the money will go toward trying hard to improve medians.


There was no app fee last year, too.


Oh, I didn't realize that. I thought it was a response to the scandal.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Samara » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:08 pm

Opie wrote:Oh, I didn't realize that. I thought it was a response to the scandal.

No, the waived app fee was one of Pless's ideas. As was the whole jack up tuition prices so that everyone can have a "scholarship" idea.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby in2win » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:14 pm

WSJ_Law wrote:
JTD21 wrote:I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.


Lol just lol


curious why you said this???

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:20 pm

in2win wrote:
WSJ_Law wrote:
JTD21 wrote:I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.


Lol just lol


curious why you said this???


He's a troll who appears to be trying to make "lol just lol" his catchphrase. He also thinks he knows everything about law school and legal employment even though he's a 1l

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby JTD21 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:39 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
JTD21 wrote:I don't think much in life is truly guaranteed.


Very true. Congrats nonetheless. Despite everything, UIUC has some stellar professors and will always have a presence in the Chicago market.




Thank you and everyone for the congrats. My path was not easy and the low GPA is from 10+ years old classes. I have been a 4.0 since deciding to return to school to pursue this goal. I had great letters from my professors (at least that is what they told me), and I had years of experience running my own consulting business.

I grew up in C-U and understand the level of quality that it provides. Having lived in other areas of the country I can personally attest to a great alumni network as well. I think that the admissions scandal issues will be a small blur for those who speak inside baseball. I don't think it will tremendously damage the reputation in the long run. Saying that, I'm sure that UIUC is working hard to protect their medians and I'm very grateful that they were still willing to look past the simple numbers in my case.

edit: for bad spell check correction

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:47 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
in2win wrote:
WSJ_Law wrote:
JTD21 wrote:I was an ED at UIUC and just received my acceptance email! I was a long shot with a 163 LSAT and a 2.81 LSAC GPA, but a 3.8 graduating institution. Strong upward trends and 10 years of work experience, plus strong ties in the community were all softs that must have helped.


Lol just lol


curious why you said this???


He's a troll who appears to be trying to make "lol just lol" his catchphrase. He also thinks he knows everything about law school and legal employment even though he's a 1l

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aaramil
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby aaramil » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:52 pm

Anyone else have a 12/15 status update?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby jkong » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:14 am

JTD21 wrote:I'm very grateful that they were still willing to look past the simple numbers in my case.


Congrats!

I hope the same thing would happen to me :oops:

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Gail
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:29 am

aaramil wrote:Anyone else have a 12/15 status update?


Yup! :)

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Opie » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:32 am

aaramil wrote:Anyone else have a 12/15 status update?


Mine is complete-ready for review still. As of 11/16.




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