Arizona State c/o 2015

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby jl678 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:50 pm

gaud wrote:
jl678 wrote:
favrefire4 wrote:I sent an LOCI and an additional recommendation letter with updated transcript through first semester senior year (3.8). I've also been in continual email contact with Kathy.


Hey all, this is my first post but I've been following this thread. I have my heart set on ASU, and like for many of you, the wait is driving me nuts! I was hesitant to submit a LOCI and/or additional LOR's because I had been advised by professors that it's not appropriate to do before a decision is made. However, it seems like it's the right thing to do if you want it this bad? haha. Is that the recommendation? I'd like to do anything that would help my case! Thanks!


Have you been waitlisted/held?


No I haven't. No decision has been made on my app at all-hence why I was advised not to. When I spoke to Kathy this morning I asked if it would be appropriate to do even with no decision and she said yes. I just want to make sure I still wouldn't be doing myself a disservice.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby favrefire4 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:51 pm

That's great! It must be awesome to know where you'll be. I'm sitting on 6 wait lists currently, and obviously ASU still. Do we know if they even have more acceptances to hand out?

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:52 pm

jl678 wrote:
gaud wrote:
Have you been waitlisted/held?


No I haven't. No decision has been made on my app at all-hence why I was advised not to. When I spoke to Kathy this morning I asked if it would be appropriate to do even with no decision and she said yes. I just want to make sure I still wouldn't be doing myself a disservice.


I wouldn't think it will count against you. Go for it. If you don't do it, you'll always wonder what would have happened if you did.

There is a movie character who once said, "I'd much rather regret something I've done than something I was too afraid to do".

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:54 pm

favrefire4 wrote:That's great! It must be awesome to know where you'll be. I'm sitting on 6 wait lists currently, and obviously ASU still. Do we know if they even have more acceptances to hand out?


I'm sure they do. The deadline for seat deposits is approaching. After that (seeing who matriculates and who doesn't), they will have a better idea of what they're looking for/ how many more people they should send acceptances to.

Also, I'm pretty sure they're increasing the class size which could work in your favor :)

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby tajudad » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:57 pm

I just got in!!!

Woo Hooo!

favrefire4, I know you'll ask, so here you go: 165/3.5 undergrad/3.95 grad/via email.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:57 pm

tajudad wrote:I just got in!!!


Congrats!

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Nammertat » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:00 pm

In via email just now... I'd expect a wave of decisions to be coming out soon!

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby favrefire4 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:04 pm

Congrats guys!!! That's awesome. Nothing here, but hopefully more are on the way!

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:05 pm

Nammertat wrote:In via email just now... I'd expect a wave of decisions to be coming out soon!


Could you post your stats for people who are waiting?

Muchas gracias

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Jake5 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:09 pm

gaud wrote:
favrefire4 wrote:Any thoughts on mine gaud?


What are your stats? You can PM them if you'd like. Also, AZ resident?



For those of you going to the admitted students days, wanna have a TLS meetup? lol


When is admitted students day again? If I can make it, I think it would be awesome to do a TLS meetup.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby beedeejayman » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:10 pm

I'm Admitted!!!!! Just got the email!!!! Dying right now :) Can't wait to get the packet in the mail.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:12 pm

Jake5 wrote:
gaud wrote:
favrefire4 wrote:Any thoughts on mine gaud?


What are your stats? You can PM them if you'd like. Also, AZ resident?



For those of you going to the admitted students days, wanna have a TLS meetup? lol


When is admitted students day again? If I can make it, I think it would be awesome to do a TLS meetup.


It's tomorrow and Friday.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:13 pm

beedeejayman wrote:I'm Admitted!!!!! Just got the email!!!! Dying right now :) Can't wait to get the packet in the mail.


That packet has proved to be quite elusive. No one has received one, yet (and many of us were accepted Jan 31st!)

See frustration here:
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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Nammertat » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:14 pm

gaud wrote:
Nammertat wrote:In via email just now... I'd expect a wave of decisions to be coming out soon!


Could you post your stats for people who are waiting?

Muchas gracias


4.0/159/strong softs/AZ resident

Anticipating some significant scholarship $$$

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby jl678 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:33 pm

gaud wrote:
jl678 wrote:
gaud wrote:
I wouldn't think it will count against you. Go for it. If you don't do it, you'll always wonder what would have happened if you did.

There is a movie character who once said, "I'd much rather regret something I've done than something I was too afraid to do".


Thanks for the help Gaud-you're right it's better to try than regret! Congrats to those getting acceptances-I hope to be able to share good news too!

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby Jake5 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:35 pm

gaud wrote:
Jake5 wrote:
gaud wrote:
favrefire4 wrote:Any thoughts on mine gaud?


What are your stats? You can PM them if you'd like. Also, AZ resident?



For those of you going to the admitted students days, wanna have a TLS meetup? lol


When is admitted students day again? If I can make it, I think it would be awesome to do a TLS meetup.


It's tomorrow and Friday.


Ah well won't be making it then! Have a good time with our fellow TLS'rs!

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby tajudad » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:37 pm

gaud wrote:That packet has proved to be quite elusive. No one has received one, yet (and many of us were accepted Jan 31st!)


Gaud: Have you heard about scholarships/merit aid? If so, how did you receive the info? I've seen a few people from the ED lot that received merit aid, but I don't recall how they heard. TIA.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:39 pm

tajudad wrote:
gaud wrote:That packet has proved to be quite elusive. No one has received one, yet (and many of us were accepted Jan 31st!)


Gaud: Have you heard about scholarships/merit aid? If so, how did you receive the info? I've seen a few people from the ED lot that received merit aid, but I don't recall how they heard. TIA.


Yea, I've heard. (check my profile)

You'll find out in the official acceptance letter which comes in the mail roughly a week after the initial (email) acceptance.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby favrefire4 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:40 pm

Well, alas, I wasn't in that wave of acceptances. I did receive an email from Kathy today (as a reply to mine) that a decision STILL hasn't been made, and that I should continue to watch my mail or email. She said they hope to have all decisions made by the end of the month. Rawrrrr. I'm slowly starting to hate my chances more and more.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:49 pm

favrefire4 wrote:but I have no hope at this point. 155/3.8 won't do
It.


When I went to fall law day, Dean Soto told me they take students with those numbers if they show an overwhelming desire to attend ASU. Plus your numbers could compensate for my high LSAT and lower gpa.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby favrefire4 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:53 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:
favrefire4 wrote:but I have no hope at this point. 155/3.8 won't do
It.


When I went to fall law day, Dean Soto told me they take students with those numbers if they show an overwhelming desire to attend ASU. Plus your numbers could compensate for my high LSAT and lower gpa.


I've been trying to do that. From additional recommendation letters, to a personalized LOCI, to updated transcripts (3.8 ) to unfortunately bombarding Kathy with emails lol. Would you have any other suggestions? Do I dare try and contact Dean Soto directly?

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby jennbear » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:08 pm

I have been watching this thread for a while and like most of you, have my heart set on ASU . . . but no decision yet. I too am wondering whether sending in a LOCI at this point would be advantageous. I have not been held - app complete since 01/7 but I have heard nothing. I noticed Kathy has indicated to others that a LOCI prior to a decision being made may not be a bad idea; if I were to send one, should it go via email or snail mail? Your opinions are appreciated, Thanks.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby PolySuyGuy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:11 pm

favrefire4 wrote: Do I dare try and contact Dean Soto directly?


Dean Soto said to me multiple times that you need to make a "compelling argument". She said some of the lower numbers got in because they contacted her and made a compelling argument on why ASU should take them. She also said she had people contact her and they couldn't make a "compelling argument", and they were denied.
When I talked to her, I wanted a few things from ASU (long story), she told me to email the administrators in charge and cc her on the emails and if she felt it was a "compelling argument", she would make sure I got it.

I felt I couldn't make an overwhelming "compelling argument" for one of my requests so I didn't submit it, for the other one I did and my request was granted. It took me nearly a week of redrafting the request, it was a lot of work but kind of fulfilling at the same time.

I don't know if this is too vague, but I thought it might help.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby gaud » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:11 pm

jennbear wrote:I have been watching this thread for a while and like most of you, have my heart set on ASU . . . but no decision yet. I too am wondering whether sending in a LOCI at this point would be advantageous. I have not been held - app complete since 01/7 but I have heard nothing. I noticed Kathy has indicated to others that a LOCI prior to a decision being made may not be a bad idea; if I were to send one, should it go via email or snail mail? Your opinions are appreciated, Thanks.


Email would be appropriate.

Do you have new information to give them? New job? Promotion? Honors? Awards? Throw it all at them.

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Re: Arizona State c/o 2015

Postby favrefire4 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:13 pm

jennbear wrote:I have been watching this thread for a while and like most of you, have my heart set on ASU . . . but no decision yet. I too am wondering whether sending in a LOCI at this point would be advantageous. I have not been held - app complete since 01/7 but I have heard nothing. I noticed Kathy has indicated to others that a LOCI prior to a decision being made may not be a bad idea; if I were to send one, should it go via email or snail mail? Your opinions are appreciated, Thanks.


I've personally never found it a bad idea to send an LOCI. I don't necessarily see how it could hurt, but rather help. I think if you don't send one, you'll instead always wonder what if you had sent in (should you not get in). Plus, Kathy is quite nice and will see the enthusiasm behind it. As for email or snail mail, I'm not sure it matters. Some people on here say snail mail, but I've sent through email and gotten a response back that it was received and added to my file. Up to you, really.




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