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Musharica
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A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby Musharica » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 am

Why (if a school is likely to reject a prospective student) doesn't an admissions board just quickly send out a rejection letter, especially when the status says "application complete."

Case in point, school "A" quickly sent out a rejection letter, while school "B" (the better of the two schools) has been sitting on my application for awhile. What does this usually mean? Rejection? Waiting to see if spots open up when students withdraw/don't pay seat deposits? My GPA/LSAT score are fine for either school, my softs are strong, I'm an URM, and most importantly I'm a Texan (jk jk).

Enlighten me.

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby cjcregg » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:06 am

They deserve a big wag of the finger.

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby bdubs » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:09 am

Musharica wrote:Why (if a school is likely to reject a prospective student) doesn't an admissions board just quickly send out a rejection letter, especially when the status says "application complete."

Case in point, school "A" quickly sent out a rejection letter, while school "B" (the better of the two schools) has been sitting on my application for awhile. What does this usually mean? Rejection? Waiting to see if spots open up when students withdraw/don't pay seat deposits? My GPA/LSAT score are fine for either school, my softs are strong, I'm an URM, and most importantly I'm a Texan (jk jk).

Enlighten me.


It means nothing. Schools do their reviews differently, some do waves of acceptances and waves of denials. Your application has probably been read and put in a pile waiting for the person who puts together the batch of decisions to get to the pile that yours is in. The only thing you can do is wait, but don't get your hopes up based on the length of the wait.

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby T00L » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:12 am

You know when you make popcorn, and you hit the automatic "popcorn" button on your microwave?

You aren't really sure when it will be done. Some of the kernels inevitably burn, and yet there always tend to be quite a few kernels at the bottom left un-popped, leaving you to wonder how reliable the automatic button is in the first place.

Admissions teams love popcorn.

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:17 am

T00L wrote:You know when you make popcorn, and you hit the automatic "popcorn" button on your microwave?

You aren't really sure when it will be done. Some of the kernels inevitably burn, and yet there always tend to be quite a few kernels at the bottom left un-popped, leaving you to wonder how reliable the automatic button is in the first place.

Admissions teams love popcorn.

damn, that was deep... major hat tippage to you T00L...

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby Magnifique1908 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:52 pm

T00L wrote:You know when you make popcorn, and you hit the automatic "popcorn" button on your microwave?

You aren't really sure when it will be done. Some of the kernels inevitably burn, and yet there always tend to be quite a few kernels at the bottom left un-popped, leaving you to wonder how reliable the automatic button is in the first place.

Admissions teams love popcorn.


This guy is going to be my classmate.... 8)

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby T00L » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:50 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:damn, that was deep... major hat tippage to you T00L...


Magnifique1908 wrote:
This guy is going to be my classmate.... 8)


Thanks, friends.
Magnifique, looking forward to it!

Cogito, Where are you going?
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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:40 pm

T00L wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:damn, that was deep... major hat tippage to you T00L...


Magnifique1908 wrote:
This guy is going to be my classmate.... 8)


Thanks, friends. Manifique, looking forward to it!

Cogito, Where are you going?

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby Musharica » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:12 pm

Finally heard from school "B" aka Fordham!!! Waiting for them to respond was like those last few seconds of the Giants/Patriots Superbowl(s), but it was worth it!

Touchdown ;)

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Re: A big tip of the hat to someone who can answer this question

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:18 pm

Musharica wrote:Finally heard from school "B" aka Fordham!!! Waiting for them to respond was like those last few seconds of the Giants/Patriots Superbowl(s), but it was worth it!

Touchdown ;)

Disgusting post.

But congrats on the personal success.




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