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

Postby Jaqen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:56 pm

Br3v wrote:15 days is guaranteed for ED. RD can be all the way up to the last day. It would be rare for a RD to hear back within 15 days.


:evil:

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

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Jaqen wrote:
Br3v wrote:15 days is guaranteed for ED. RD can be all the way up to the last day. It would be rare for a RD to hear back within 15 days.


:evil:


Though of course the last day is probably even rarer than within 15 days lol

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

Postby az21833 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:51 pm

ncc5 wrote:I have no idea what to read from anything I have seen on this thread. Some people with close to 4.0's are getting full rides 5 days after they go complete, others with identical scores have been waiting since September. People way above both medians are getting sat on (or waitlisted) while people below them are getting in with money.

Maybe YP is true and it is just weird to watch happen in real time. I guess it would be helpful if people said if they were residents/urm/ed or not.


not resident, not urm, not ed. I think the variation is likely due to differences in Why UVA's (or absence of them all together). That's all Cordel spoke about on the phone call. I suspect it was even more important than my personal statement. for all future applicants, do your why uva, research it well, and make sure you cant just sub out proper nouns for other schools (i.e. for uva, do it from scratch and take at least a few days on it)

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

Postby ncc5 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:25 pm

Feeling pretty good about not doing a Why UVA... :(

I can only hope being a resident will help

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

Postby az21833 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:01 pm

it will, plus the best part is that its never too late, now you can write a really good one and submit it. way better than having half assed one

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

Postby ncc5 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:09 pm

How do I go about submitting a Why UVA essay late? I tried a quick search to see who to send it to, but I figured I would go to the tls well as always :D

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Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:13 pm

ncc5 wrote:How do I go about submitting a Why UVA essay late? I tried a quick search to see who to send it to, but I figured I would go to the tls well as always :D



You should just e-mail it to their main email address: lawadmit@virginia.edu. I called them to ask to whom to send LOCIs, LORs, etc. if we want to submit extra materials and she said e-mail is easiest, just be sure to include your LSAC account number.

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Postby ncc5 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:19 pm

You should just e-mail it to their main email address: lawadmit@virginia.edu. I called them to ask to whom to send LOCIs, LORs, etc. if we want to submit extra materials and she said e-mail is easiest, just be sure to include your LSAC account number.[/quote]


Thanks a bunch

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

Postby txwalt » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:23 pm

zidane13 wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
zidane13 wrote:Awww waitlisted. 3.8x, 174 - was really thinking about UVA, especially if I could grab a decent scholly. I suppose this commences the grovelling stage.


Did you write a yUVA?


No, I only learned about yield protecting while browsing around TLS a couple months after I submitted my app. Off to research my Why UVA!


I have no idea what UVA is doing. I have the same numbers, non-resident, didn't write a Why UVA?, and they offered me $120k. I feel like they're just throwing darts to make their decisions. Whatever the reason, the others are right, with a convincing UVA essay they should be offering you some major money and begging you to enroll.

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

Postby sinfiery » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:33 pm

txwalt wrote:I have no idea what UVA is doing. I have the same numbers, non-resident, didn't write a Why UVA?, and they offered me $120k. I feel like they're just throwing darts to make their decisions. Whatever the reason, the others are right, with a convincing UVA essay they should be offering you some major money and begging you to enroll.

I personally tell myself they offered Pacifica 150k so it must be a good thing. :D

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

Postby jym_dawg » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:34 pm

txwalt wrote:
zidane13 wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
zidane13 wrote:Awww waitlisted. 3.8x, 174 - was really thinking about UVA, especially if I could grab a decent scholly. I suppose this commences the grovelling stage.


Did you write a yUVA?


No, I only learned about yield protecting while browsing around TLS a couple months after I submitted my app. Off to research my Why UVA!


I have no idea what UVA is doing. I have the same numbers, non-resident, didn't write a Why UVA?, and they offered me $120k. I feel like they're just throwing darts to make their decisions. Whatever the reason, the others are right, with a convincing UVA essay they should be offering you some major money and begging you to enroll.


People keep talking about how their strong Why UVA got them in, and I think that maybe there's something wrong with mine or they just arn't into me. Then a post like this comes along and confirms the process is largely arbitrary, and for some reason it deflates me even further. Dammit, UVA, I don't wanna be just an unrequited lover to you! Where's my love?

/rant of the day. On a brighter note, congrats to all the new admits and those who got $$$!!!

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

Postby harveyfan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:39 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
People keep talking about how their strong Why UVA got them in, and I think that maybe there's something wrong with mine or they just arn't into me. Then a post like this comes along and confirms the process is largely arbitrary, and for some reason it deflates me even further. Dammit, UVA, I don't wanna be just an unrequited lover to you! Where's my love?

/rant of the day. On a brighter note, congrats to all the new admits and those who got $$$!!!


+1

UVA is my top choice. Please love me back, UVA? Please?

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

Postby Jaqen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:49 pm

harveyfan wrote:+1

UVA is my top choice. Please love me back, UVA? Please?


Solidarity brother.

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

Postby hoogs23 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:02 am

is there any chance they will look back at the waitlist earlier than they said? and did anyone else who was waitlisted receive a call from one of the deans?

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

Postby TexasAggie13 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:25 am

Applied very early November with a 172/3.8 and have heard nothing. Should I send a LOCI or wait a while longer? Congrats to all the new admits!

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Postby Jaqen » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:50 am

TexasAggie13 wrote:Applied very early November with a 172/3.8 and have heard nothing. Should I send a LOCI or wait a while longer? Congrats to all the new admits!


172/3.9, applied 11/07ish. I've been considering the same thing. :?:

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Postby mvredd » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:02 am

ncc5 wrote:Feeling pretty good about not doing a Why UVA... :(

I can only hope being a resident will help


Well, I don't know your numbers, but I can tell you my deal. I didn't write a "Why UVA" and used my general personal statement. I'm a resident as well. 4.0/164. I got in after about three weeks. I know it's anecdotal, but there is hope. It's no secret that mathematically residents get a bump, as well, so keep that in mind.

That being said, you could always send the "Why UVA" in now if you feel really concerned about it.

Good luck to you!

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

Postby wisteria » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:07 am

Jaqen wrote:
TexasAggie13 wrote:Applied very early November with a 172/3.8 and have heard nothing. Should I send a LOCI or wait a while longer? Congrats to all the new admits!


172/3.9, applied 11/07ish. I've been considering the same thing. :?:


+1. With my 176, I fear a WL is coming. I've had some changes in my life and now I actually do have solid reasons to attend UVA. I'm wondering whether submitting Why UVA/LOCI after WL will be too late too little for admission/scholarship.

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

Postby Jaqen » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:22 am

wisteria wrote:
Jaqen wrote:
TexasAggie13 wrote:Applied very early November with a 172/3.8 and have heard nothing. Should I send a LOCI or wait a while longer? Congrats to all the new admits!


172/3.9, applied 11/07ish. I've been considering the same thing. :?:


+1. With my 176, I fear a WL is coming. I've had some changes in my life and now I actually do have solid reasons to attend UVA. I'm wondering whether submitting Why UVA/LOCI after WL will be too late too little for admission/scholarship.


I already did a Why UVA. :?

Think I'm gonna try and wait a bit longer.

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

Postby goCATSgo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:38 am

It's not a science, it seems. I have sub-par numbers (3.1, 164) and am hoping for, at least, WL. I have great softs (>2 years WE, Teach For America, refugee of war in SE Europe, gay, great recs etc), so we will see. It sucks that some shoe-ins are getting rejected but it makes me hopeful. If their goal is to build a diverse class with interesting people, some necessary cuts are bound to happen.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:32 am

I have a phone call later today with Jason Dugas (I think). But I just got home from a 13hr red-eye flight and am way too exhausted to read through the whole thread. Would somebody be kind enough to fill me in on (A) whether a phone call is always a good thing, and (B) what happens in the phone call, like is it an interview or just a straight-up congrats?

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Postby BigZuck » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:41 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:I have a phone call later today with Jason Dugas (I think). But I just got home from a 13hr red-eye flight and am way too exhausted to read through the whole thread. Would somebody be kind enough to fill me in on (A) whether a phone call is always a good thing, and (B) what happens in the phone call, like is it an interview or just a straight-up congrats?


Could be a congrats, could be mini-interview. Try to come up with a compelling reason why you would pick UVA over the likes of NYU and Harvard in case it's the latter.

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

Postby djwjddl » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:43 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:I have a phone call later today with Jason Dugas (I think). But I just got home from a 13hr red-eye flight and am way too exhausted to read through the whole thread. Would somebody be kind enough to fill me in on (A) whether a phone call is always a good thing, and (B) what happens in the phone call, like is it an interview or just a straight-up congrats?


Generally speaking, from what i've gathered on this thread, having a call scheduled is a very good thing. Most users have reported simply having a phone call during which they are accepted right away. Others have reported being asked the typical "Why UVA?" "Why law?" questions etc. only to find out at the end of the call that they were being called to be accepted anyway. Some other users, however, have been asked to call back, gone through similar questions only to be told that they will hear back from the admissions committee shortly.

I wouldn't be worried about it at all, but would be prepared to answer the typical law school interview questions.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:08 am

BigZuck wrote:Could be a congrats, could be mini-interview. Try to come up with a compelling reason why you would pick UVA over the likes of NYU and Harvard in case it's the latter.



djwjddl wrote:Generally speaking, from what i've gathered on this thread, having a call scheduled is a very good thing. Most users have reported simply having a phone call during which they are accepted right away. Others have reported being asked the typical "Why UVA?" "Why law?" questions etc. only to find out at the end of the call that they were being called to be accepted anyway. Some other users, however, have been asked to call back, gone through similar questions only to be told that they will hear back from the admissions committee shortly.

I wouldn't be worried about it at all, but would be prepared to answer the typical law school interview questions.


Thanks a lot. I've been thinking about that anyway, so hopefully all will go well :D

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

Postby az21833 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:33 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:I have a phone call later today with Jason Dugas (I think). But I just got home from a 13hr red-eye flight and am way too exhausted to read through the whole thread. Would somebody be kind enough to fill me in on (A) whether a phone call is always a good thing, and (B) what happens in the phone call, like is it an interview or just a straight-up congrats?


prepare for it like a why uva interview

my went something like this

- hello
- why uva
- admission
- full ride
- please come to uva

i have faith it will be the same for you!




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