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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:24 pm
by shntn
NoodleyOne wrote:
shntn wrote:
hanners7 wrote:Not yet! He's passed my app on to the admission committee. But he did say a decision would be made by middle of next month. Keeping fingers crossed a while longer!

Hmm, interesting. Well good luck!

That is mighty odd...

If I see a Virginia number on my caller ID, I'm having me a heart attack. This whole "loljk, we'll get back to you later" think would be very upsetting.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:29 pm
by WhiteyCakes
Doesn't seem like any calls are going out today :cry:

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:45 pm
by kingjones59
shntn wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
shntn wrote:
hanners7 wrote:Not yet! He's passed my app on to the admission committee. But he did say a decision would be made by middle of next month. Keeping fingers crossed a while longer!

Hmm, interesting. Well good luck!

That is mighty odd...

If I see a Virginia number on my caller ID, I'm having me a heart attack. This whole "loljk, we'll get back to you later" think would be very upsetting.


Ive heard of this being a common occurence in years past. Have no idea what their reasoning is for it.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:04 pm
by teiswei
WhiteyCakes wrote:Doesn't seem like any calls are going out today :cry:


Some schools are closed for the week so don't be surprised by the lack of activity.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:22 pm
by WhiteyCakes
teiswei wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Doesn't seem like any calls are going out today :cry:


Some schools are closed for the week so don't be surprised by the lack of activity.


No classes doesn't equal "offices closed". I work in higher education, and I can pretty much guarantee that most people are required to work until tuesday or wednesday.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:00 pm
by yiruri83
I sent my RD application on 11/5/12 and completed on 11/7/12. However, I e-mailed them today requesting to change my application type from RD to ED if it's possible and the director sent me an e-mail asking me to have a phone call discussion. Should I take this positively? I'm assuming he must be really busy going over other applications and it was weird for me to receive his e-mail asking for a phone conversation...please let me know what you guys think...also, any tips on how to prepare this telephone interview?

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:04 pm
by kingsfield69
yiruri83 wrote:I sent my RD application on 11/5/12 and completed on 11/7/12. However, I e-mailed them today requesting to change my application type from RD to ED if it's possible and the director sent me an e-mail asking me to have a phone call discussion. Should I take this positively? I'm assuming he must be really busy going over other applications and it was weird for me to receive his e-mail asking for a phone conversation...please let me know what you guys think...also, any tips on how to prepare this telephone interview?


No special UVA expertise, but I would be prepared to explain why you did not originally submit ED. Before allowing you to gain any sort of boost from the ED designation, he may just want to ensure that your decision isn't based on having been rejected or WL'd elsewhere, but that you have genuinely decided UVA is the only place you want to go to school.

ANY access is a good thing. Be yourself and sell yourself, and you'll gain an advantage.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:09 pm
by teiswei
WhiteyCakes wrote:
teiswei wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Doesn't seem like any calls are going out today :cry:


Some schools are closed for the week so don't be surprised by the lack of activity.


No classes doesn't equal "offices closed". I work in higher education, and I can pretty much guarantee that most people are required to work until tuesday or wednesday.


Sorry, I am not trying to challenge anyone here. I am solely basing it off a couple conversations with admissions offices. Vandy, in particular, denied my request for an on-campus interview for this week because, "we won't be here."

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:12 pm
by Yukos
I worked in higher ed administration for a little while and our office only closed on legit federal holidays (it was a public school) -- any non-federal holiday that the students got off we still worked through. Obviously this doesn't mean UVA admissions is open this week though.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:16 pm
by kingsfield69
teiswei wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
teiswei wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Doesn't seem like any calls are going out today :cry:


Some schools are closed for the week so don't be surprised by the lack of activity.


No classes doesn't equal "offices closed". I work in higher education, and I can pretty much guarantee that most people are required to work until tuesday or wednesday.


Sorry, I am not trying to challenge anyone here. I am solely basing it off a couple conversations with admissions offices. Vandy, in particular, denied my request for an on-campus interview for this week because, "we won't be here."


I believe it's a mixed bag. I've heard from an admissions office today, but have not heard from others I expected would be working. Your note was valuable in tuning the expectations of a gang of nail-biters...I for one appreciate it.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:39 am
by WhiteyCakes
In via phone call with some scholly $$$. Numbers in profile. Submitted day 1

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:40 am
by venus
WhiteyCakes wrote:In via phone call with some scholly $$$. Numbers in profile. Submitted day 1

Congrats!!!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:41 am
by tyler.durden
WhiteyCakes wrote:In via phone call with some scholly $$$. Numbers in profile. Submitted day 1

Congrats!!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:42 am
by danitt
WhiteyCakes wrote:In via phone call with some scholly $$$. Numbers in profile. Submitted day 1

Same. Got off the phone, started crying. I'm an idiot. (Except for the numbers in profile part. Lol!)

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:45 am
by shntn
danitt wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:In via phone call with some scholly $$$. Numbers in profile. Submitted day 1

Same. Got off the phone, started crying. I'm an idiot. (Except for the numbers in profile part. Lol!)

Congrats!!!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:47 am
by kingsfield69
shntn wrote:
danitt wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:In via phone call with some scholly $$$. Numbers in profile. Submitted day 1

Same. Got off the phone, started crying. I'm an idiot. (Except for the numbers in profile part. Lol!)

Congrats!!!


Congrats to you both! That's awesome!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:56 am
by pacifica
In via phone call just now. Full tuition scholly. Still shaking a bit at the news, didn't expect that big of a package.

Also am waiting on HLS today, soooo, anxiety + excitement = jittery all day...

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:56 am
by JedBartlett
Congrats guys!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:56 am
by shntn
pacifica wrote:In via phone call just now. Full tuition scholly. Still shaking a bit at the news, didn't expect that big of a package.

Also am waiting on HLS today, soooo, anxiety + excitement = jittery all day...

Wow, very nice.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:59 am
by danitt
And FYI, a VA number didn't come up! It came up as unknown and I almost didn't answer because I tend not to answer blocked calls and unknown calls.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:00 pm
by shntn
danitt wrote:And FYI, a VA number didn't come up! It came up as unknown and I almost didn't answer because I tend not to answer blocked calls and unknown calls.

Oh that's quite good to know, thanks! Now I know what to look for on the off chance they decide to call.

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:25 pm
by Rahviveh
In

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:43 pm
by elterrible78
Wow, very exciting news for folks today! Congrats to you all!

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:44 pm
by Rahviveh
pacifica wrote:In via phone call just now. Full tuition scholly. Still shaking a bit at the news, didn't expect that big of a package.

Also am waiting on HLS today, soooo, anxiety + excitement = jittery all day...


Why wouldn't you expect that? Enjoy HYS. :lol:

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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:48 pm
by RSterling
Did all of you submit/go complete within the first week of Sept.?