University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nolabreeze » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:42 pm

cruzkae wrote:
nolabreeze wrote:I saw that on their admissions page awhile ago (about the presentation style interview). Not sure if this was the same thing since the email said they were going through early decision apps and wondering if we were interested in interviewing. The site made it seem like you had to have something new to bring to the table before they considered you for an interview.

Anyway, I got an email from an alumni asking if I would be able to come to Austin for an interview. Ahhhhh I hope they can schedule it after my patent bar.


nolabreeze, did you respond and say that you were interested in doing an interview?


I responded that 1. yes i want to interview 2. I can come to austin. Haven't heard back yet. I actually hope it's the presentation/writing sample. I've been through dozens of regular interviews and 1 presentation style interview. I enjoyed the presentation one more, gives you time to really sell yourself and let your personality come through.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:52 pm

I just called them and I am glad I did. If you have been invited to an alumni interview, the writing sample and presentation is not applicable. You merely show up and the interviewer will ask a series of questions, just like in a standard law school applicant interview.
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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TEXAS91 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:55 pm

JXander wrote:I just called them and I am glad I did. If you have been [i ]invited[/i] to an alumni interview, the writing sample and presentation is not applicable. You merely show up and the interviewer will ask a series of questions, just like in a standard law school applicant interview.

Such GREAT news!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby cruzkae » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:03 pm

Awesome, thank you for sharing that!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby michaelm55 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:26 pm

I suspect that if one hasn't been accepted or invited to interview yet, they are probably not going to get accepted (barring WL - Accept). Does this sound about right?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:51 pm

michaelm55 wrote:I suspect that if one hasn't been accepted or invited to interview yet, they are probably not going to get accepted (barring WL - Accept). Does this sound about right?

No not really... I went complete 2 days ago and the app deadline isn't for a month. I'm sure they're going to be accepting people who aren't interviewing.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TEXAS91 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:29 pm

Has anyone scheduled their interview yet?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nolabreeze » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:09 pm

mine is scheduled for feb 20

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Postby TEXAS91 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:13 pm

nolabreeze wrote:mine is scheduled for feb 20

Did they call or email to schedule it?

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Postby nolabreeze » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:22 pm

TEXAS91 wrote:
nolabreeze wrote:mine is scheduled for feb 20

Did they call or email to schedule it?


I got an email from an alumni 2 days ago asking if I could come to Austin, I emailed her back that day that I could. She just emailed me today asking if Feb 20 would work.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby boris78 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:33 pm

anyone have any idea how many applicants get asked for interviews? any idea from past years?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:39 pm

nolabreeze wrote:
TEXAS91 wrote:
nolabreeze wrote:mine is scheduled for feb 20

Did they call or email to schedule it?

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I got an email from an alumni 2 days ago asking if I could come to Austin, I emailed her back that day that I could.

Same.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:39 pm

boris78 wrote:anyone have any idea how many applicants get asked for interviews? any idea from past years?

I'm pretty sure this is unprecedented in recent years. The last two years' threads have no mention of people being asked to interview at all.

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Postby boris78 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:42 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
boris78 wrote:anyone have any idea how many applicants get asked for interviews? any idea from past years?

I'm pretty sure this is unprecedented in recent years. The last two years' threads have no mention of people being asked to interview at all.


are they protecting their yield? applications are down, right?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ndel21 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:46 pm

This is really stupid question, but could someone explain to me what yield protect means?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:04 pm

yield protect means not letting in people with auto-admit numbers due to the fear they wont marticulate. Yield is the percentage of admits that end up attending and is part of the USNEWS ranking.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ndel21 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:06 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:yield protect means not letting in people with auto-admit numbers due to the fear they wont marticulate. Yield is the percentage of admits that end up attending and is part of the USNEWS ranking.


Thanks! that always confused me a bit

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby priyank90 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:45 pm

priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!

Congrats!! When did you apply/go complete? (I think those still waiting to hear are curious)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby chem! » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:46 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:I got my scholarship letter today (actually arrived yesterday)! I can't imagine getting a better offer to compete with it + instate.

dkb17xzx wrote:in :D :D :D :D


Congrats! When did you apply/go complete?


What did you get? 15K?

12k/yr :)

Congrats!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:49 pm

priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!


Do you have any mitigating factors (awesome work experience, an advanced degree, etc) that explain your acceptance? I only ask because those numbers seem a touch low for UT (not a judgement of your intellect, obv), unless I'm misreading the stats for accepted students. Congrats!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:50 pm

romanticegotist wrote:
priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!


Do you have any mitigating factors (awesome work experience, an advanced degree, etc) that explain your acceptance? I only ask because those numbers seem a touch low for UT (not a judgement of your intellect, obv), unless I'm misreading the stats for accepted students. Congrats!

Thinly veiled WHY YOU AND NOT ME???

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:52 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:
priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!


Do you have any mitigating factors (awesome work experience, an advanced degree, etc) that explain your acceptance? I only ask because those numbers seem a touch low for UT (not a judgement of your intellect, obv), unless I'm misreading the stats for accepted students. Congrats!

Thinly veiled WHY YOU AND NOT ME???


More like a thinly veiled SO YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S A CHANCE?!

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TEXAS91 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:54 pm

priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!

That's awesome!!! Congrats :)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:01 pm

priyank90 wrote:Just got in via phone!!! Was expecting an auto-reject. 161/164 with 3.61. So excited right now, I was about to call back to make sure I didn't dream that phone call!


congrats!!




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