Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:09 am

edamame wrote:Per the acceptance email, we get notice (or lack thereof) of $$$ today. Any guesses on what time these will come out?


I think you may want to reread it: nowhere in the acceptance email did it specify the date of decisions, just said within "the next two weeks". Need access deadline is apr 3.

My bet is next Thursday apr 11 for Finaid decisions

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby CaptainLeela » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:20 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:How long does it take applications to go from complete to under review?


I was 1/23---> 3/29, but that time seems to really vary from applicant to applicant

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Ramsey » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:05 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Long time lurker here, waitlisted. The LOCI instruction that came with the decision letter says that I should notify the school I plan to attend of the intention to stay on the waitlist - is this necessary?? I know that my chance of getting in off WL is very slim and I don't feel comfortable letting the school I will very happily and probably attend that I am wiling to go somewhere else.


Its not like the school itself has feelings, and all the adcomms know the game. staying on the Chicago waitlist just means you are practical; if anything, unless your other school is HYS, getting off the Chi WL could get you more scholarship $$ at the school you've decided to attend


@jbagelboy: thanks for the reply. do you have any tip on how to broach the topic? I mean, should I tell the school i will deposit at that I am happy to join *** but personal reasons (family related) compel me to stay on the waitlist at U Chicago, or something like that?

Fellow waitlisters: how do you plan to do this??

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby HankBashir » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:33 pm

Ramsey wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Long time lurker here, waitlisted. The LOCI instruction that came with the decision letter says that I should notify the school I plan to attend of the intention to stay on the waitlist - is this necessary?? I know that my chance of getting in off WL is very slim and I don't feel comfortable letting the school I will very happily and probably attend that I am wiling to go somewhere else.


Its not like the school itself has feelings, and all the adcomms know the game. staying on the Chicago waitlist just means you are practical; if anything, unless your other school is HYS, getting off the Chi WL could get you more scholarship $$ at the school you've decided to attend


@jbagelboy: thanks for the reply. do you have any tip on how to broach the topic? I mean, should I tell the school i will deposit at that I am happy to join *** but personal reasons (family related) compel me to stay on the waitlist at U Chicago, or something like that?

Fellow waitlisters: how do you plan to do this??


I made the deposit at GULC last week and they didn't ask if I were waitlisted on the forms. On the flip side, Emory does ask you if you've been waitlisted at any other schools on their enrollment decision form.

If the form doesn't ask for it, I wouldn't supply it, and if they have a spot where it asks, just put it. It's not an uncommon thing for people to make a deposit elsewhere, get off a waitlist and then leave.

(Background info: deposited at GULC, on 5 waitlists, still waiting for 5 decisions - Chi included).

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LRGhost » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:42 pm

We have until 15 April to send in our WL essay, correct?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby TripTrip » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:43 pm

LRGhost wrote:We have until 15 April to send in our WL essay, correct?

Yup.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ztlsbound » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:39 pm

What is the deposit deadline this year folks?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 2014 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:26 pm

FYI I missed that WL essay deadline last year and they still took it after (although it would be better to meet the deadline if you can)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Ramsey » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:17 am

HankBashir wrote:
Ramsey wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Long time lurker here, waitlisted. The LOCI instruction that came with the decision letter says that I should notify the school I plan to attend of the intention to stay on the waitlist - is this necessary?? I know that my chance of getting in off WL is very slim and I don't feel comfortable letting the school I will very happily and probably attend that I am wiling to go somewhere else.


Its not like the school itself has feelings, and all the adcomms know the game. staying on the Chicago waitlist just means you are practical; if anything, unless your other school is HYS, getting off the Chi WL could get you more scholarship $$ at the school you've decided to attend


@jbagelboy: thanks for the reply. do you have any tip on how to broach the topic? I mean, should I tell the school i will deposit at that I am happy to join *** but personal reasons (family related) compel me to stay on the waitlist at U Chicago, or something like that?

Fellow waitlisters: how do you plan to do this??


I made the deposit at GULC last week and they didn't ask if I were waitlisted on the forms. On the flip side, Emory does ask you if you've been waitlisted at any other schools on their enrollment decision form.

If the form doesn't ask for it, I wouldn't supply it, and if they have a spot where it asks, just put it. It's not an uncommon thing for people to make a deposit elsewhere, get off a waitlist and then leave.

(Background info: deposited at GULC, on 5 waitlists, still waiting for 5 decisions - Chi included).


@HankBashir: Thanks for the tip! I wish you the best of luck :)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Ramsey » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:18 am

re: WL essay - does U Chi usually confirm the receipt of essay? I sent mine on Monday but did not get any email. Am I too worried?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby cws277 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:42 am

Ramsey wrote:re: WL essay - does U Chi usually confirm the receipt of essay? I sent mine on Monday but did not get any email. Am I too worried?

I'm in the exact same boat. I've decided not to worry - definitely no point in emailing again.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby quantum_leaps » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:43 am

yes they do; i sent mine in and got a reply within six hours saying its been added to my application

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bl1234 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:57 am

Accepted on Friday! 168 LSAT/3.93. I interviewed almost a month ago.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Audeamus » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:34 am

any thoughts on when/if there will be another wave of interview invites?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby FlowBro » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:38 am

I think there will be another wave, Chicago seems to be running behind with their new interview process. Hopefully they keep making decisions throughout April!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Ramsey » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:05 pm

cws277 wrote:
Ramsey wrote:re: WL essay - does U Chi usually confirm the receipt of essay? I sent mine on Monday but did not get any email. Am I too worried?

I'm in the exact same boat. I've decided not to worry - definitely no point in emailing again.



I just got the confirmation email. Seems that they are just too busy (or that I'm just not a very attractive WLer :()

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Big Dog » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:22 pm

any thoughts on when/if there will be another wave of interview invites?


Statistically, I think it highly unlikely that the next round will be even close to something resembling a "wave."

Chicago has a small class, so they can and will pick and choose onsies-and-twosies out of those still 'complete', not to mention that WL'ers who they have already interviwed. Since they have interviewed so many more candidates this year, they must be anticipating/hoping for a higher yield (else why spend the time and money to interview?). But they now need to wait to see if that higher yield materializes. In the meantime, they need to hold off on offers, lest the class be over-enrolled.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby florida1949 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:24 pm

Big Dog wrote:
any thoughts on when/if there will be another wave of interview invites?


Statistically, I think it highly unlikely that the next round will be even close to something resembling a "wave."

Chicago has a small class, so they can and will pick and choose onsies-and-twosies out of those still 'complete', not to mention that WL'ers who they have already interviwed. Since they have interviewed so many more candidates this year, they must be anticipating/hoping for a higher yield (else why spend the time and money to interview?). But they now need to wait to see if that higher yield materializes. In the meantime, they need to hold off on offers, lest the class be over-enrolled.


i agree with this

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby cws277 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:41 pm

Ramsey wrote:
cws277 wrote:
Ramsey wrote:re: WL essay - does U Chi usually confirm the receipt of essay? I sent mine on Monday but did not get any email. Am I too worried?

I'm in the exact same boat. I've decided not to worry - definitely no point in emailing again.



I just got the confirmation email. Seems that they are just too busy (or that I'm just not a very attractive WLer :()

As did I. Now we sit back and wait...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby smdpnp » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:16 am

Nope.
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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:18 am

smdpnp wrote:So who's still waiting to go under review?


Me! 1/25 complete

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JXander » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:20 am

smdpnp wrote:So who's still waiting to go under review?

I am. 1/31 complete.

I understand that after going under review, one still has to wait about four weeks for a decision?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:12 pm

smdpnp wrote:So who's still waiting to go under review?


Me. Only went complete very recently though.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WheninLaw » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:55 pm

Big Dog wrote:
any thoughts on when/if there will be another wave of interview invites?


Statistically, I think it highly unlikely that the next round will be even close to something resembling a "wave."

Chicago has a small class, so they can and will pick and choose onsies-and-twosies out of those still 'complete', not to mention that WL'ers who they have already interviwed. Since they have interviewed so many more candidates this year, they must be anticipating/hoping for a higher yield (else why spend the time and money to interview?). But they now need to wait to see if that higher yield materializes. In the meantime, they need to hold off on offers, lest the class be over-enrolled.


This is correct. Admissions office is finished sending out bunched acceptances.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby professorpanda » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Did anyone who is attending the ASW and chose to stay with a current student receive any info on housing? I haven't heard anything yet...




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