Wait list Venting 2012

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Wait list Venting 2012

Postby tooswolle » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:09 am

So I wanted to start this thread for people who have been wait listed. Which seems to be worst then a rejection since it places you in limbo and puts your plans on hold. I've been fortunate to only have a few wait lists this year but at some point it becomes frustrating and feels like your not worthy? In a weird way I feel disrespected...perhaps that's the ego speaking but a maybe just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Anyone else feel that way about the wait list.....like you're good perhaps alright just not good enough? Anyways people feel free and fire away and good luck on getting off those wait lists this year!

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Jaeger » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:12 am

tooswolle wrote:So I wanted to start this thread for people who have been wait listed. Which seems to be worst then a rejection since it places you in limbo and puts your plans on hold. I've been fortunate to only have a few wait lists this year but at some point it becomes frustrating and feels like your not worthy? In a weird way I feel disrespected...perhaps that's the ego speaking but a maybe just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Anyone else feel that way about the wait list.....like you're good perhaps alright just not good enough? Anyways people feel free and fire away and good luck on getting off those wait lists this year!



That's exactly why you're on the waitlist.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby tooswolle » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:43 am

Jaeger wrote:
tooswolle wrote:So I wanted to start this thread for people who have been wait listed. Which seems to be worst then a rejection since it places you in limbo and puts your plans on hold. I've been fortunate to only have a few wait lists this year but at some point it becomes frustrating and feels like your not worthy? In a weird way I feel disrespected...perhaps that's the ego speaking but a maybe just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Anyone else feel that way about the wait list.....like you're good perhaps alright just not good enough? Anyways people feel free and fire away and good luck on getting off those wait lists this year!



That's exactly why you're on the waitlist.


If I was looking for a smart ass answer I'd go to askjeeves. But this isn't made for me I'm fine with the schools and options I have. In general this is a criticisim of the wait list.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby moneybagsphd » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:59 am

Jaeger wrote:
tooswolle wrote:So I wanted to start this thread for people who have been wait listed. Which seems to be worst then a rejection since it places you in limbo and puts your plans on hold. I've been fortunate to only have a few wait lists this year but at some point it becomes frustrating and feels like your not worthy? In a weird way I feel disrespected...perhaps that's the ego speaking but a maybe just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Anyone else feel that way about the wait list.....like you're good perhaps alright just not good enough? Anyways people feel free and fire away and good luck on getting off those wait lists this year!



That's exactly why you're on the waitlist.

I'm sure you thought this was a funny, smart ass response, but it really misses the mark.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Volake » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:48 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Jaeger wrote:
tooswolle wrote:So I wanted to start this thread for people who have been wait listed. Which seems to be worst then a rejection since it places you in limbo and puts your plans on hold. I've been fortunate to only have a few wait lists this year but at some point it becomes frustrating and feels like your not worthy? In a weird way I feel disrespected...perhaps that's the ego speaking but a maybe just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Anyone else feel that way about the wait list.....like you're good perhaps alright just not good enough? Anyways people feel free and fire away and good luck on getting off those wait lists this year!



That's exactly why you're on the waitlist.

I'm sure you thought this was a funny, smart ass response, but it really misses the mark.


What's more apt is probably that you are good enough, but in the regards that can be conveyed in the application, other applicants are better. The wait list, as I understand it, means that they feel you're qualified to go to the law school, but that they find other applicants more attractive. But I don't think reassessing your worth is the enlightened response to being wait listed.

Although it may seem like putting together those applications and the documents take forever, ultimately, only a small part of yourself can be shown in the application process. You have access to your thoughts, character, and experiences in a way that dwarfs any admissions committee. A waitlisting just shows that others came on top by one set of evaluative criteria with only a small fragmented piece of who you are.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Nammertat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:08 pm

Wait lists are a tough situation... I've been WL'd at 10 of 15 schools thus far, so I definitely feel your pain. Make sure you're sending well-edited LOCI's expressing your interest!

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby johansantana21 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:11 pm

Law school apps are easy to predict. You really shouldn't be surprised at being waitlisted.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby fatduck » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:14 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Jaeger wrote:
tooswolle wrote:So I wanted to start this thread for people who have been wait listed. Which seems to be worst then a rejection since it places you in limbo and puts your plans on hold. I've been fortunate to only have a few wait lists this year but at some point it becomes frustrating and feels like your not worthy? In a weird way I feel disrespected...perhaps that's the ego speaking but a maybe just doesn't cut it sometimes.

Anyone else feel that way about the wait list.....like you're good perhaps alright just not good enough? Anyways people feel free and fire away and good luck on getting off those wait lists this year!


That's exactly why you're on the waitlist.

I'm sure you thought this was a funny, smart ass response, but it really misses the mark.

alternatively, u mad.

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Postby GatorCTS » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Nammertat wrote:Wait lists are a tough situation... I've been WL'd at 10 of 15 schools thus far, so I definitely feel your pain. Make sure you're sending well-edited LOCI's expressing your interest!

How long should one wait to send an LOCI to a school you have been waitlisted at? How long should it be and should i email it or mail it?
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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Nammertat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:25 pm

GatorCTS wrote:
Nammertat wrote:Wait lists are a tough situation... I've been WL'd at 10 of 15 schools thus far, so I definitely feel your pain. Make sure you're sending well-edited LOCI's expressing your interest!

How long should one wait to send an LOCI to a school you have been waitlisted at?


I've been sending one immediately, and then again 3-4 weeks later.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby GatorCTS » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:26 pm

Nammertat wrote:
GatorCTS wrote:
Nammertat wrote:Wait lists are a tough situation... I've been WL'd at 10 of 15 schools thus far, so I definitely feel your pain. Make sure you're sending well-edited LOCI's expressing your interest!

How long should one wait to send an LOCI to a school you have been waitlisted at?


I've been sending one immediately, and then again 3-4 weeks later.

Thanks. I just edited my other post so i doubt you saw my other question. How long should it be and should i mail it or email it

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Nammertat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:27 pm

GatorCTS wrote:
Nammertat wrote:
GatorCTS wrote:
Nammertat wrote:Wait lists are a tough situation... I've been WL'd at 10 of 15 schools thus far, so I definitely feel your pain. Make sure you're sending well-edited LOCI's expressing your interest!

How long should one wait to send an LOCI to a school you have been waitlisted at?


I've been sending one immediately, and then again 3-4 weeks later.

Thanks. I just edited my other post so i doubt you saw my other question. How long should it be and should i mail it or email it


Everything I've read both in wait list letters & forums has said to email it to the admissions office. Make sure you use a letter format, and address it to whomever is on the wait list letter itself.

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Postby GatorCTS » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:29 pm

Everything I've read both in wait list letters & forums has said to email it to the admissions office. Make sure you use a letter format, and address it to whomever is on the wait list letter itself.[/quote]
Thanks for the help. Should the subject of the email be "Letter of Continued Interest"? or should i put something else

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Nammertat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:31 pm

GatorCTS wrote:Everything I've read both in wait list letters & forums has said to email it to the admissions office. Make sure you use a letter format, and address it to whomever is on the wait list letter itself.

Thanks for the help. Should the subject of the email be "Letter of Continued Interest"? or should i put something else[/quote]

That works just fine. I've been doing RE: Letter of Continued Interest, L(LSAC #)

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby GatorCTS » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:33 pm

Nammertat wrote:
GatorCTS wrote:Everything I've read both in wait list letters & forums has said to email it to the admissions office. Make sure you use a letter format, and address it to whomever is on the wait list letter itself.

Thanks for the help. Should the subject of the email be "Letter of Continued Interest"? or should i put something else


That works just fine. I've been doing RE: Letter of Continued Interest, L(LSAC #)[/quote]

Awesome. I shall work on that tonight and tomorrow. Thanks again.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:42 pm

Hi guys. -___-

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby arae13 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:38 pm

For those who have sent more than one LOCI to the same school--what have you been saying to make it differ from the first one? It's been about 3 weeks since I've sent LOCI's to all of my waitlisted schools and I thought my first LOCI was superb. Now I'm not sure what else to include. More praise for the school?

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby fltanglab » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:42 pm

arae13 wrote:For those who have sent more than one LOCI to the same school--what have you been saying to make it differ from the first one? It's been about 3 weeks since I've sent LOCI's to all of my waitlisted schools and I thought my first LOCI was superb. Now I'm not sure what else to include. More praise for the school?


I updated when I advanced in a competition I entered, but otherwise I'm waiting until after my visits coming up in the next few weeks to write another one. I don't know if I would write anything unless I had something to say.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby tooswolle » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:26 pm

I think if anything it's good practice to send a letter of continued interest early on after the initial waitlist. From what I've gathered most places say your qualified for admission just not enough room. So the goal of any persuasive LOCI is to separate yourself from others to let the school know why you want to attend and how you can contribute to the overall experience. Best of luck to everyone on the waitlists!

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby 2015JD » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:42 pm

johansantana21 wrote:Law school apps are easy to predict. You really shouldn't be surprised at being waitlisted.


Yer that's BS I got WL at my safety. A school I was at the median for lsat and above the 25th for GPA, as a URM, and this is while non-URM's with worse numbers than me got in. Law School Predictor put me as an Admit.

I feel like the WL is them saying, we wouldn't mind taking your money (cause if you get off you know your paying sticker), but we would rather not have you. AKA if we let you in it's only cause we want your cash, and you should be happy to pay us.

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Postby NYC KID » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:39 am

Got to draft LOCI's this week.

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby johansantana21 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:48 am

2015JD wrote:
johansantana21 wrote:Law school apps are easy to predict. You really shouldn't be surprised at being waitlisted.


Yer that's BS I got WL at my safety. A school I was at the median for lsat and above the 25th for GPA, as a URM, and this is while non-URM's with worse numbers than me got in. Law School Predictor put me as an Admit.

I feel like the WL is them saying, we wouldn't mind taking your money (cause if you get off you know your paying sticker), but we would rather not have you. AKA if we let you in it's only cause we want your cash, and you should be happy to pay us.


1. URMs are not easy to predict

2. Yield Protects are easy to predict

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby Nammertat » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:38 pm

arae13 wrote:For those who have sent more than one LOCI to the same school--what have you been saying to make it differ from the first one? It's been about 3 weeks since I've sent LOCI's to all of my waitlisted schools and I thought my first LOCI was superb. Now I'm not sure what else to include. More praise for the school?


I'm running into a very similar situation with my second round of LOCI's. Would greatly appreciate any real input on this!

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Re: Wait list Venting 2012

Postby USMCMatt » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Anybody willing to give an example of their stellar LOCIs?




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