Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby sd1234 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:27 pm

So, I think this means I'm screwed, but I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this:

I just got my status checker today, and my application is complete except for my "study abroad transcript". Problem is, I didn't think I needed to send it. At the very beginning of the application process I called LSAC and asked if there was any reason for me to send it and they said no, so I didn't. Of course, then I failed to read Stanford's instructions carefully enough, because at least on their website it does say they want all transcripts for which there is no letter grade when it was transferred to my undergrad official transcript.

Which leads me to two big problems: 1) I heard while I was abroad that it can take at least a month for the university to send a transcript out, by which time it will be mid-February and I'll be complete very very late.
2) While I was abroad, I got a C. It wasn't really cause of typical blowing everything off while you're abroad...I was actually the only foreigner to pass the class. But even explaining that in an addendum (do they accept addendums this late?) couldn't sound like anything but whiny excuse-making.

On top of that, I was already a longish shot at Stanford anyway (170/3.93).

I wrote back to see if I do indeed need to send the transcript and haven't heard back. Was wondering if anyone else has had an issue like this, or if anyone has any thoughts on it. I figure in the end I'm gonna have to do my best to send the transcript, and get a ding before it even arrives....

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby risa » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 pm

Probably not great, but I would not throw in the towel yet. Request your study abroad transcript immediately -- don't wait for a reply from Stanford. See if you can pay a rush fee, offer to send a prepaid overnight mail envelope, or anything like that to expedite it. And I do think that you should do an addendum to explain that C. It doesn't have to sound whiny and if you spin it right, could actually reflect very well on you if you were the only foreigner to pass.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby sd1234 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:44 pm

Any chance "pass" counts as a grade, and they're just slow at updating it?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:52 pm

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby callmemaybe84 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:50 pm

IN! Just got the call. Can't believe it--didn't think this could happen. PM if you want info, won't post it online but I submitted in Nov.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby spicyyoda17 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:00 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:IN! Just got the call. Can't believe it--didn't think this could happen. PM if you want info, won't post it online but I submitted in Nov.


Congratulations! Come and join us: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

For those still awaiting the call . . . get ready to join us! I'm hoping for lots of good news today and tomorrow across this thread!
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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby anela00 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:24 pm

I'M IN TOO!! OMGOMGOMGOMG I can't believe this week!!!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby edamame » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:28 pm

anela00 wrote:I'M IN TOO!! OMGOMGOMGOMG I can't believe this week!!!


Congrats! When did you submit/go "complete"?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby shakespeare » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Submission date?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby anela00 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:31 pm

edamame wrote:
anela00 wrote:I'M IN TOO!! OMGOMGOMGOMG I can't believe this week!!!


Congrats! When did you submit/go "complete"?


Complete on 11/20.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby sinfiery » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:33 pm

Gratz you two!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:41 pm

Ahh, congrats!! Good to see movement... Hopefully this means I'll get my Status Checker soon? :P

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby zabava » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:03 pm

Ah, once again, congrats to everyone getting in!!!! :-)

For everyone else, don't know if you're freaking out as much as I am, but when would you say its time to send desperate LOCIs?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:06 pm

now. panic everyone!!!!!!!!!
panic!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0PijNCEwo

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:20 pm

az21833 wrote:umm, so i JUST setup my status checker and now i cant get into it with etiher my original or new Password. worst of all when i go to forgot password they dont even recognize my username. I see others have had this problem, did it fix itself or did you do something to fix it?


this happened to me like 3 months ago. nothing you can do about it.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby bob loblaw11 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:26 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
az21833 wrote:umm, so i JUST setup my status checker and now i cant get into it with etiher my original or new Password. worst of all when i go to forgot password they dont even recognize my username. I see others have had this problem, did it fix itself or did you do something to fix it?


this happened to me like 3 months ago. nothing you can do about it.

This happened to me, and I might suggest playing around with your username. I was able to access the checker once I included a space before the username, but now the problem seems corrected. Good luck!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby darkgrayclouds » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:02 pm

I got the acceptance call about 2 hours ago! Submitted 11/6.

Taking the LSAT for a third time was the best decision I've ever made. 163/165/176 3.9

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby spicyyoda17 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:04 pm

darkgrayclouds wrote:I got the acceptance call about 2 hours ago! Submitted 11/6.

Taking the LSAT for a third time was the best decision I've ever made. 163/165/176 3.9


Congrats! What an awesome LSAT jump!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby aredhello » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:54 pm

Congrats to all new admits!

So it seems apparent that they're admitting folks (or at least notifying folks of their admittance) in small waves according to their submission/completion dates.

How are people who went complete before December (such as myself) and have seemingly been passed over during this wave of admissions interpreting their chances and wait times for a decision? At this point, is it pretty much either 1) Ding/WL sometime in the next three months or 2) Offer of admission in April?

I know the SLS cycle is all screwy this year, but based upon last year's data it seems like the biggest wave of admissions happened in January, while the second biggest wave happened in April (ostensibly after a review of any unofficially "held" applicants). Just wondering if we are indeed in that large wave, in which case I sadly missed it.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby footsie » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:05 pm

Missed the call unfortunately, but just saw the email...I'm in! :D

(went complete in December)

Absolute best of luck to everyone still waiting!!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby shakespeare » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:06 pm

+1 I mean are these auto admits or basically all the people we can expect to see accepted (who applied before dec)?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby shakespeare » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:08 pm

I have the same stats as footsie but applied earlier :(

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:12 pm

footsie wrote:Missed the call unfortunately, but just saw the email...I'm in! :D

(went complete in December)

Absolute best of luck to everyone still waiting!!


Wow, YLS and SLS! Congrats. Do you have some incredible softs?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby debater88 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Applied 12/5, submitted for review 12/14...172/3.92. If I don't have a call by this time next week, I will definitely be squeamish.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:39 pm

aredhello wrote:Congrats to all new admits!

So it seems apparent that they're admitting folks (or at least notifying folks of their admittance) in small waves according to their submission/completion dates.

How are people who went complete before December (such as myself) and have seemingly been passed over during this wave of admissions interpreting their chances and wait times for a decision? At this point, is it pretty much either 1) Ding/WL sometime in the next three months or 2) Offer of admission in April?

I know the SLS cycle is all screwy this year, but based upon last year's data it seems like the biggest wave of admissions happened in January, while the second biggest wave happened in April (ostensibly after a review of any unofficially "held" applicants). Just wondering if we are indeed in that large wave, in which case I sadly missed it.


I submitted 11/4, complete before some of these admitted folks. Same concerns as you. I'm guessing they will admit a few more late November/early December applicants tomorrow, since the number of admits seems pretty light so far even for Stanford. I'm expecting a rejection letter sometime in March for myself. Really wish it would come sooner so I could settle psychologically on Berkeley or one of the manhattan schools.




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