USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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brush07
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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby brush07 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:13 pm

Just went under 2nd Committee Review today. Originally went complete back on 10/7 and was under 1st Committee Review with the first batch of folks.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:22 pm

stilla t 1st read since 11/21

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby apps1212 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:25 pm

msblaw89 wrote:stilla t 1st read since 11/21


Same. Still in 1st read

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:40 pm

I know it says on the status checker that some apps will be accepted with only 1 read... but that it does not necessarily mean if you go into 2nd read it is a bad thing

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby apps1212 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:46 pm

Yah... Ugh. This new 1st/2nd thing still makes me uneasy though. :(

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby butchcassidy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:48 pm

apps1212 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:stilla t 1st read since 11/21


Same. Still in 1st read


+1. hopefully we'll get some decisions here soon!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:54 pm

apps1212 wrote:Yah... Ugh. This new 1st/2nd thing still makes me uneasy though. :(

Yea , so at this point I don't know if I should be worried that I am still at 1st read or not ...

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby apps1212 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:22 pm

Mid-december seems so far away!

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Buffer1212 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:53 pm

butchcassidy wrote:
apps1212 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:stilla t 1st read since 11/21


Same. Still in 1st read


+1. hopefully we'll get some decisions here soon!


+2 :(

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jdsurf » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:56 pm

I'm getting a little worried. I applied around 10/25 and have been complete since 10/28 with no other updates since then. I'm above their 75th for GPA and at the 75th for LSAT so I can't imagine I was auto-dinged. Any thoughts?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:01 pm

jdsurf wrote:I'm getting a little worried. I applied around 10/25 and have been complete since 10/28 with no other updates since then. I'm above their 75th for GPA and at the 75th for LSAT so I can't imagine I was auto-dinged. Any thoughts?

Hmm weird... Well a few things could be going on. Maybe you are being YPed. Did you happened to make a mistake on your app? Say by substituting UCLA instead of USC? Or its possible that they are just really slow.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jdsurf » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:26 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
jdsurf wrote:I'm getting a little worried. I applied around 10/25 and have been complete since 10/28 with no other updates since then. I'm above their 75th for GPA and at the 75th for LSAT so I can't imagine I was auto-dinged. Any thoughts?

Hmm weird... Well a few things could be going on. Maybe you are being YPed. Did you happened to make a mistake on your app? Say by substituting UCLA instead of USC? Or its possible that they are just really slow.


I just poured over my application and the only thing is a missing "s" in a word in my PS. I already knew about that and fixed for subsequent applications. I would hope that doesn't make the difference, right?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:30 pm

jdsurf wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
jdsurf wrote:I'm getting a little worried. I applied around 10/25 and have been complete since 10/28 with no other updates since then. I'm above their 75th for GPA and at the 75th for LSAT so I can't imagine I was auto-dinged. Any thoughts?

Hmm weird... Well a few things could be going on. Maybe you are being YPed. Did you happened to make a mistake on your app? Say by substituting UCLA instead of USC? Or its possible that they are just really slow.


I just poured over my application and the only thing is a missing "s" in a word in my PS. I already knew about that and fixed for subsequent applications. I would hope that doesn't make the difference, right?

Yea, I don't think that would affect anything. I had I think 3 typos and I was accepted. Just be patient I'm sure you will hear something soon

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:30 pm

jdsurf wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
jdsurf wrote:I'm getting a little worried. I applied around 10/25 and have been complete since 10/28 with no other updates since then. I'm above their 75th for GPA and at the 75th for LSAT so I can't imagine I was auto-dinged. Any thoughts?

Hmm weird... Well a few things could be going on. Maybe you are being YPed. Did you happened to make a mistake on your app? Say by substituting UCLA instead of USC? Or its possible that they are just really slow.


I just poured over my application and the only thing is a missing "s" in a word in my PS. I already knew about that and fixed for subsequent applications. I would hope that doesn't make the difference, right?


dude, no. a lot of TLS will tell you that your application is 99% lsat/gpa anyway. i doubt they care about one missing letter as long as the rest of the PS is well-written anyway.

FWIW, my app is being totally ignored too. i think i applied 11/2, complete 11/3, and silence since. then again, i'm convinced i'm in auto-ding territory with 3.4/167/mexican urm.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fltanglab » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:36 pm

jdsurf wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
jdsurf wrote:I'm getting a little worried. I applied around 10/25 and have been complete since 10/28 with no other updates since then. I'm above their 75th for GPA and at the 75th for LSAT so I can't imagine I was auto-dinged. Any thoughts?

Hmm weird... Well a few things could be going on. Maybe you are being YPed. Did you happened to make a mistake on your app? Say by substituting UCLA instead of USC? Or its possible that they are just really slow.


I just poured over my application and the only thing is a missing "s" in a word in my PS. I already knew about that and fixed for subsequent applications. I would hope that doesn't make the difference, right?


I'm still complete at 10/24

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby apps1212 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:14 pm

Well it looks like Brush is the only one that moved to 2nd committee... :/

And from the above posts I'm surprised there hasn't been another wave of 1st committee reviews, don't really get what's happening with USC

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby TheRedMamba » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:31 pm

2nd committee review isn't a good sign, right? At least according to their website it seems as though a 2nd review means you were not deemed worthy of acceptation after one review so another review was necessary.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:40 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:2nd committee review isn't a good sign, right? At least according to their website it seems as though a 2nd review means you were not deemed worthy of acceptation after one review so another review was necessary.


No.

From the USC website:

"It is entirely normal for a large number of our applications to receive a second committee review and it should not be taken as a sign (positive or negative) regarding the outcome of your application."

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amc987 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:42 pm

I don't know, TheRedMamba. The site also says not to view it as a positive or negative signal about your chances. I'm sure some people get in with just 1 review, and some people get in with 2 reviews.Brush has super solid numbers, especially for USC, so I'm sure it'll be fine. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby brush07 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:43 pm

It worries me a little bit that I apparently I need to have my app reviewed again, especially since I'm over both 75ths. I keep telling myself that maybe it's for scholarship consideration...

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:50 pm

brush07 wrote:It worries me a little bit that I apparently I need to have my app reviewed again, especially since I'm over both 75ths. I keep telling myself that maybe it's for scholarship consideration...

They could be considering whether to YP you or not

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jdsurf » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:57 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:dude, no. a lot of TLS will tell you that your application is 99% lsat/gpa anyway. i doubt they care about one missing letter as long as the rest of the PS is well-written anyway.


Well that makes me feel better. One theory is that not all apps make it to committee and it's just a dean or staff decision. USC is much more transparent with their status checker than other schools.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ti1Her0 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:00 pm

Sent 10/29 and complete on 10/31, no movement since. Although tbh I wasn't expecting anything from USC till January so I'm not too concerned about the silence.

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby koreantiger » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:25 pm

I have been complete since 10/6. Any thoughts or recs? Is this the dreaded auto-ding, ding, ding?

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Re: USC c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:44 pm

addy11 wrote:
TheRedMamba wrote:2nd committee review isn't a good sign, right? At least according to their website it seems as though a 2nd review means you were not deemed worthy of acceptation after one review so another review was necessary.


No.

From the USC website:

"It is entirely normal for a large number of our applications to receive a second committee review and it should not be taken as a sign (positive or negative) regarding the outcome of your application."


And now I get to eat my words - 2nd committee review as of today!




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