Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

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Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:21 am

So the guy who posted today that he got in to Rutgers without applying got me thinking- what experiences like this have others had?

The one I'll contribute is that last year I got waitlisted at Case Western (I suspect it's because I was careless and had another school's name in the PS. OOPS!). Well I didn't respond to my waitlist notification and just forgot about em. Well, around the 3rd week of June I get an email from them telling me not only was I admitted off the waitlist but I was offered $35,000 a year. I didn't respond to this either. 2 weeks after that I get another email saying that scholarship now has no stips. I didn't respond to that. Then about a week before classes start I get an email saying offer still stands.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:24 am

Why didn't you respond and tell them you wouldn't be attending? That's pretty douchey.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:25 am

birdlaw117 wrote:Why didn't you respond and tell them you wouldn't be attending? That's pretty douchey.


Why would I do this? They said very clearly that you need to either accept the waitlist by a certain date or you aren't on it. So by not responding I told them I don't want to be on the waitlist...........As for why I didn't later, well because their ridiculous overtures didn't warrant a reply in my opinion.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby Tekuo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:48 am

You are so cool. Thanks for sharing how cool you are.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby pballer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:52 am

This thread may have backfired

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:53 am

Tekuo wrote:You are so cool. Thanks for sharing how cool you are.


?? That really wasn't the point. There are threads popping up every week about something ridiculous a school did now that they are having trouble filling seats. I wanted to get them in one thread.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby fatduck » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:54 am

pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired

lolol

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:55 am

pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired


Ha yeah no kidding............Smells to me of people who got rejected from Case and for some reason decide to take it out on me.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby fatduck » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:56 am

abc12345675 wrote:
pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired


Ha yeah no kidding............Smells to me of people who got rejected from Case and for some reason decide to take it out on me.

go on...

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:27 am

fatduck wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:
pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired


Ha yeah no kidding............Smells to me of people who got rejected from Case and for some reason decide to take it out on me.

go on...

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby dowu » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:29 pm

fatduck wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:
pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired


Ha yeah no kidding............Smells to me of people who got rejected from Case and for some reason decide to take it out on me.

go on...

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:33 pm

abc12345675 wrote:
pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired


Ha yeah no kidding............Smells to me of people who got rejected from Case and for some reason decide to take it out on me.

Yes, an NYU 2L is madbro that he got dinged at Case...

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby ned » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 pm

OP, the problem is that your example is not desperation, and also anyone still here is on a wait list. What happened to you is the normal wait list process. And by not responding to them, you dragged out someone else's waiting. No, it was not your fault, but you could have been a mensch and done a favor for someone else on the wait list.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:30 pm

Sounds like you got WLed as YP, so letting you in and giving you money is not desperation, Case was merely trying to get you to reply so they could accept you or get you out of their system.

Desperation is someone who shouldn't even be competitive at a school getting in off of the WL and getting $$$ offers. Campos posted on his blog a story about someone who was like below both medians getting into a T20 school (strongly implied GW) and managing to leverage 35k/year in scholarships. Similarly WUSTL has been giving money to people below both medians and sizeable offers to people with ~3.0/168s.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby fatduck » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:31 pm

2014 wrote:Sounds like you got WLed as YP, so letting you in and giving you money is not desperation, Case was merely trying to get you to reply so they could accept you or get you out of their system.

Desperation is someone who shouldn't even be competitive at a school getting in off of the WL and getting $$$ offers. Campos posted on his blog a story about someone who was like below both medians getting into a T20 school (strongly implied GW) and managing to leverage 35k/year in scholarships. Similarly WUSTL has been giving money to people below both medians and sizeable offers to people with ~3.0/168s.

alternatively, desperation is applying to case western

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby nkp007 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:34 pm

fatduck wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:
pballer wrote:This thread may have backfired


Ha yeah no kidding............Smells to me of people who got rejected from Case and for some reason decide to take it out on me.

go on...


Thread delivers. OP definitely reeks of desperation.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:36 pm

fatduck wrote:alternatively, desperation is applying to case western

Dat #24 medical research university is super preftigious tho so the lawl school must be too!

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby PolySuyGuy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:48 pm

abc12345675 wrote:So the guy who posted today that he got in to Rutgers without applying got me thinking- what experiences like this have others had?

The one I'll contribute is that last year I got waitlisted at Case Western (I suspect it's because I was careless and had another school's name in the PS. OOPS!). Well I didn't respond to my waitlist notification and just forgot about em. Well, around the 3rd week of June I get an email from them telling me not only was I admitted off the waitlist but I was offered $35,000 a year. I didn't respond to this either. 2 weeks after that I get another email saying that scholarship now has no stips. I didn't respond to that. Then about a week before classes start I get an email saying offer still stands.



I like the story and I don't need to hate on you.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby PDaddy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:55 pm

A few years ago, I got a letter in August from Melanie Nutt at Wake Forest asking that I submit an application and a short essay explaining why I had applied to law school. She advised me that the school was impressed with my LSAT score and that "significant scholarship money would be available" for me. Apparently, the school had lost out on several URM's, but I have no idea as to why Wake thought I would come when I was clearly qualified for better schools. The adcom expected me to make a decision in one week to attend a school that wasn't even on my radar.

Needless to say, I didn't submit the application...didn't want to...didn't need to.
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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby SnapSnapSnap » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Why is everybody sippin' Hatorade on OP? I don't get it.

Not exactly the same, but University of La Verne offered me a FREE LUNCH if I attend an information session (read: sales pitch) at their campus. I am still considering it. I like lunch. :D

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby gobuffs10 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:25 pm

I also had the Rutgers-Camden letter, just a few minutes ago, actually. Fee waiver, seat deposit waiver, and scholarship. The admit is sadly pretty consistent with the rest of my admits (SLU, Syracuse, Washburn, Denver). Every day I'm happier that I got into UW.

I also had the usual suspects, like Florida Coastal, Charlotte, Phoenix, but Rutgers was by far the most random.

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby Wily » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:32 pm

Cardozo accepted me very late in the cycle with a 8k scholarship. I showed them my full rides from TT schools and they raised it to $24k, and then $30k when I asked for more. I got into GW off the WL and told them, and they raised it to $42k/year. I withdrew anyway, and a few weeks later, they just now offered me a full ride ($49k)...

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby gobuffs10 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Wily wrote:Cardozo accepted me very late in the cycle with a 8k scholarship. I showed them my full rides from TT schools and they raised it to $24k, and then $30k when I asked for more. I got into GW off the WL and told them, and they raised it to $42k/year. I withdrew anyway, and a few weeks later, they just now offered me a full ride ($49k)...


I assume you're going to GW despite the full ride?

Also, I liked OP's story, but I also liked the "so cool" reply. "So cool" is the new "cool story, bro."

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby Br3v » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:51 pm

The Ol' pocket veto

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Re: Your Most Random Acceptance That Reeks of Desperation?

Postby justonemoregame » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Michigan sent me a waitlist update and said they really like me (good personality), but that they can't take me right now (wouldn't hit it). But I know they're just trying to make me beg, desperate TTTTT14




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