University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abbottsbar » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:34 pm

cevaugha wrote:
abbottsbar wrote:No clue on when they will go to the wait list. It looks like last year at least one person was accepted before the 15th cutoff. Best of luck to you! I will say this much, I'd kill to have your GPA. Are you dead-set on attending this fall or could you possibly take a year off and up your LSAT?


I feel like if I take a year off I will never get up the motivation to go back. I have gotten into 5 other schools and am putting a seat deposit down at Elon University. I am also waitlisted at Washington and Lee, William and Mary, American, and George Mason but I really want U of R. I have family in Richmond and grew up there so moving back there would be ideal plus I love the school.


It only took me a decade after I decided not to go to law school in 2003 to get my motivation back, so I don't blame you.

I'm hopeful for you that showing the initiative to contact the dean will help push you over the top.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:42 am

abbottsbar wrote:
cevaugha wrote:
abbottsbar wrote:No clue on when they will go to the wait list. It looks like last year at least one person was accepted before the 15th cutoff. Best of luck to you! I will say this much, I'd kill to have your GPA. Are you dead-set on attending this fall or could you possibly take a year off and up your LSAT?


I feel like if I take a year off I will never get up the motivation to go back. I have gotten into 5 other schools and am putting a seat deposit down at Elon University. I am also waitlisted at Washington and Lee, William and Mary, American, and George Mason but I really want U of R. I have family in Richmond and grew up there so moving back there would be ideal plus I love the school.


It only took me a decade after I decided not to go to law school in 2003 to get my motivation back, so I don't blame you.

I'm hopeful for you that showing the initiative to contact the dean will help push you over the top.


the dean responded back to my email at 12:31 am!!!! hahaha....all she really said was thanks for your interest and i will keep my fingers crossed for you....going to call the admissions office tommorrow to ask more specific questions about the priority wait list and what that means

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pret » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:54 am

She told me she had her fingers crossed for me as well. I hope she can untie her fingers by the time the cycle ends!

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:50 am

I called the admissions office this morning just to again let them know I want to stay on the list and they were really noncommittal about when they would be letting people know anything but the letter seemed more optimistic than the lady on the phone was

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby steepair » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:18 pm

withdrew the other day. of all the withdrawls i sent out, UR was the hardest. i really appreciated their personal touch and what the school was all about. i hope my spot and my JMS go to someone on TSL.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:19 pm

I really appreciate everyone who is withdrawing if Richmond is really not where you want to go. Remember please don't pay the seat deposit if you don't think you want to go to the school it just makes everyone on the waitlist have to wait until June or later to fill your opening. Free up some spaces for those of us on the waitlist who are desperate to get in and Richmond is our #1.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ausoccer19 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:51 pm

Hey guys, another Richmond 1L here. Congrats to those that have been admitted. I'm from Ohio and I love Richmond thus far. Also, I am married and commute from over an hour away, so I can potentially offer some insight to any that may be considering a commute and/or are married. If any of you have any questions, feel free to post here or PM me.

Disclosure, I was pretty much at exactly both medians, not a splitter here.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GabyVA » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:10 pm

After visiting Richmond this morning, it is absolutely my first choice school, should I be accepted. The admissions staff were wonderful, the campus is beautiful...fingers crossed to get off the waitlist now.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:22 pm

GabyVA wrote:After visiting Richmond this morning, it is absolutely my first choice school, should I be accepted. The admissions staff were wonderful, the campus is beautiful...fingers crossed to get off the waitlist now.


are you on the priority wait list or the regular wait list?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby EMH99 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:21 am

Withdrew. Hopefully my JMS goes to one of you more committed to UR than I was.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:26 am

does anyone know how many people were accepted of the waitlist last cycle?

I am wondering realistically what are the chances of being accepted off the waitlist...

the waiting is driving me crazy and I am probably over analyzing but I can't help it

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kgus22 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:32 pm

just withdrew yesterday. good luck to the rest of you!

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pret » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:58 pm

Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abbottsbar » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:31 pm

pret wrote:Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...


Are you considering retaking in June?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pret » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:35 pm

abbottsbar wrote:
pret wrote:Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...


Are you considering retaking in June?

If Maryland and/or Richmond don't get back to me by mid-May, absolutely. I did worse on the actual test than when I took my first practice test without any studying!

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abbottsbar » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:13 pm

pret wrote:
abbottsbar wrote:
pret wrote:Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...


Are you considering retaking in June?

If Maryland and/or Richmond don't get back to me by mid-May, absolutely. I did worse on the actual test than when I took my first practice test without any studying!


I'm sure you'd kill it in June. Are you considering a year off if you bump your score up considerably?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pret » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:42 pm

abbottsbar wrote:
pret wrote:
abbottsbar wrote:
pret wrote:Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...


Are you considering retaking in June?

If Maryland and/or Richmond don't get back to me by mid-May, absolutely. I did worse on the actual test than when I took my first practice test without any studying!


I'm sure you'd kill it in June. Are you considering a year off if you bump your score up considerably?

The only school I'd wait a year for is Georgetown, only because it's where I've wanted to go since forever. I'm fortunate in that I have a job lined up after graduation, I just need to be admitted somewhere I'll be happy in.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crysmissmichelle » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:22 am

I just have to interject that I did take the test twice. . .the first time I only studied for about a month and that was while taking care of a newborn. . .not very consistent study.

I was placed on the waitlist that year. . .the next year I applied with my higher score (only 5 points higher) and was awarded a nice, nice scholarship. . .a few points is a really big difference and while I didn't like waiting that year while it was happening, I'll really appreciate it when I have $60,000 less debt upon graduating. . .

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby el William » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:18 pm

I just withdrew yesterday. It was a really tough school to say no to, but in the end I had to go with the least amount of debt possible

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:59 pm

pret wrote:Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...


That's weird I didn't get one...what are your scores if you don't mind? are you on the priority wl or the regular?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pret » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:17 pm

cevaugha wrote:
pret wrote:Received an oddly-worded letter from the mail about how I could improve my odds of admissions if I take the June LSAT and up my score...


That's weird I didn't get one...what are your scores if you don't mind? are you on the priority wl or the regular?

Regular. I'll send you a PM.

It was weird. The letter said if by June a seat opens up they'll contact me, but then asked me to inform the school if I'd be retaking. Why should I notify the school if I'm retaking? That would obviously deter them from accepting me until my new score arrives.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mh237940 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:58 pm

Hopefully we start hearing back this week now that it is past the 14th! Really hoping to get of the priority waiting list!

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cevaugha » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:02 pm

mh237940 wrote:Hopefully we start hearing back this week now that it is past the 14th! Really hoping to get of the priority waiting list!



for sure I will be waiting and checking my phone like a crazy person

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pret » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:10 pm

Did anyone else get the letter I got?

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GabyVA » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:03 pm

I got that letter too.




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