Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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letitloose
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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby letitloose » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:13 am

Does anyone know if Vanderbilt will start reviewing your application before an off-campus interview has taken place? Or will they wait for your interview to be scheduled and completed (could take weeks)?

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

Postby levinelove » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:14 pm

SaintsTheMetal wrote:Just got an email saying I go complete, even though I haven't had my interview yet? I indicated that I requested the interview on my app, does this still sound right?

I haven't been contacted by anyone yet and don't really want them to start reviewing my app without the interview



You go complete before your interview. Then, you have to go into the interview request portal and enter the date that your interview is scheduled for. I (assume) that this is enough to let them know that they should wait for your interview evaluation before coming to a decision.

I went complete on 11/1 and had an interview on 11/6, which was awesome!! I am pretty enamored with Vandy after that interview...really hoping for good news soon :)

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:59 pm

Checking in. Applied in January last year as an undergrad. Got waitlisted. Got a job, reapplying. On the phone while I type with one hand, hence the curtness lol

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

Postby North » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:00 pm

shntn wrote:Got my box!

Important question regarding your admission:

Was your box filled with super cool SWAG?

If so, please describe it in detail/pics because awesome.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:02 pm

North wrote:
shntn wrote:Got my box!

Important question regarding your admission:

Was your box filled with super cool SWAG?

If so, please describe it in detail/pics because awesome.

Yeah, I haven't even gotten pictures and I'm the one excited about this :evil:

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

Postby shntn » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:09 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
North wrote:
shntn wrote:Got my box!

Important question regarding your admission:

Was your box filled with super cool SWAG?

If so, please describe it in detail/pics because awesome.

Yeah, I haven't even gotten pictures and I'm the one excited about this :evil:

Oops, I'll DESCRIBE everything in detail tonight, with pics. It was mostly material about the school and its offerings, but there was a cool sticker for my nonexistent car. 8)

And sunny, just hang in there a bit longer. I decided against trying to scan a 175-page manifesto on life at Vanderbilt, so you'll have to make do with the original hard copy.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:12 pm

I'm conflicted on this one, because I don't wanna get too excited. There's a good chance I'm not getting this.

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

Postby shntn » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:15 pm

The box

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There's an envelope with the official acceptance stuff

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Which is on top of all the informational material (of which there is a metric ton, including some really detailed employment stats)

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Out of which falls the VLS sticker

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Now the most bestest part is the Obiter Dictum, which is a 175-page description of all things Vandy. This baby is incredibly informative for those of us who haven't been able to make it to Nashville for a visit. Some of the things I read made me <3 Vandy, while others gave me some pause. But it's amazing that they compile this in the first place to help accepted students really get a sense for the school.

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And, well, yeah. This seemed relevant.

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

Postby nickb285 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:21 pm

$6 PITCHERS OF NATTY :shock:

That's it, Vandy just became my first choice.

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

Postby North » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:23 pm

All of that is awesome.

Thanks shntn.

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

Postby BlackadderIn » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:16 pm

Would you guys recommend a "Why Vandy" essay? Or just a paragraph or 2 in PS?

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

Postby Crowing » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:15 pm

I had an interview today with an alumnus (c/o 2008) who is an associate for a V100 in my hometown. I was only asked three specific questions:

1) Why law?
2) Why Vandy?
3) What would I bring to Vandy (beyond academic factors)?

The rest of the 40ish minutes consisted of me asking questions (primarily about biglaw work in my hometown - the importance of personal ties, hiring from Vandy vs. local schools, etc.) and general chatter about topics ranging from scholarship negotiation and the impact of biglaw on friendships to minor league baseball, Tennessee drivers, and Nashville's alternative music scene.

It was definitely a positive experience, and a process that I wish more schools would use.

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

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:01 am

Did my off-campus interview yesterday. We met at a Starbucks and talked for about 45 minutes. My interviewer was very pleasant, personable, and informative. She asked "why law" and "why Vanderbilt" but otherwise just told me about her experience at Vandy and about the legal field in general. Very worthwhile, and not stressful at all.

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

Postby gate08 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:03 pm

Got a big envelope from Vanderbilt today. It was a viewbook. Not cool.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:10 pm

gate08 wrote:Got a big envelope from Vanderbilt today. It was a viewbook. Not cool.

:|

Thanks for the heads up.

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

Postby shntn » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:13 pm

gate08 wrote:Got a big envelope from Vanderbilt today. It was a viewbook. Not cool.

That's like UVA with their regular newsletter e-mails (that I've unsubscribed from multiple times.) Michigan is also a fan of the viewbook mailings. Guhhh.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:15 pm

shntn wrote:
gate08 wrote:Got a big envelope from Vanderbilt today. It was a viewbook. Not cool.

That's like UVA with their regular newsletter e-mails (that I've unsubscribed from multiple times.) Michigan is also a fan of the viewbook mailings. Guhhh.

If there is a viewbook waiting in my mailbox and I hadn't been warned, I would have been convinced it was a rejection since we know the acceptances get boxes. I probably would have just stared at the envelope for a few days.

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

Postby letitloose » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Ha, if I didn't expect it coming, I would have the same reaction. In the email they send when they've received your application (at least in mine), they do say that they're sending a viewbook:

"We have sent a copy of our 2013 Viewbook to your current mailing address, and we will notify you by email once your file has been processed and submitted for review."

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

Postby Nala7892 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:52 pm

gate08 wrote:Got a big envelope from Vanderbilt today. It was a viewbook. Not cool.


My brother sent me a picture of the big envelope waiting at my house today and I was notttttt feeling happy about that at all. I was certain I was rejected or waitlisted haha

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

Postby Tuler09 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:50 pm

How long does it take for VLS to register your application? I got the email saying they had received my application but VLS still says no application on file?

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Tuler09 wrote:How long does it take for VLS to register your application? I got the email saying they had received my application but VLS still says no application on file?

It took a few days for me

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

Postby letitloose » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:05 pm

Took me 2 days to go from "received" to "complete."

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

Postby shntn » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:07 pm

letitloose wrote:Took me 2 days to go from "received" to "complete."

I think I was about a week.

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

Postby 10miler » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:20 pm

happy thxgiv'n ev'ry1- check'n in :-)

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

Postby levinelove » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:04 pm

Got their viewbook yesterday as well...even though I read the posts above I still got very anxious to open it.

looks like we should be getting some more news next week...fingers crossed!




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