UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:41 am

grantev wrote:Any other OOS applicants on the thread? I'm from Michigan, but UF is one of my top picks. Submitted 12/14, then NDR on 12/19. I saw that only about 10% of each class is OOS, so I'm pretty nervous. Numbers are 3.6/161. I think I remember reading somewhere that they claim not to evaluate apps any differently based on residency, but I have a hard time believing that.


I'm also OOS. International actually.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby fragrock » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:32 pm

I know it is awfully late to be asking this question, but Florida's specificity in their Personal Statement request has been holding me up from applying for quite some time. My PS is about community service related activities and how they connected to several academic research projects I did while in Undergrad. As UF specifically states "The applicant's academic experiences and academic skills should be the dominant theme of the statement" I am not sure whether my discussion of my research is enough since the "dominant theme" is definitely community service. As someone who just hits the medians, is it too risky to submit this statement with a few minor edits? Should I be writing an entirely new statement more focused on academics? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby whisky » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:08 pm

fragrock wrote:I know it is awfully late to be asking this question, but Florida's specificity in their Personal Statement request has been holding me up from applying for quite some time. My PS is about community service related activities and how they connected to several academic research projects I did while in Undergrad. As UF specifically states "The applicant's academic experiences and academic skills should be the dominant theme of the statement" I am not sure whether my discussion of my research is enough since the "dominant theme" is definitely community service. As someone who just hits the medians, is it too risky to submit this statement with a few minor edits? Should I be writing an entirely new statement more focused on academics? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I think you will be fine with your PS. I was in a similar situation to you and was accepted. The "dominant theme" of my PS was an obstacle I overcame in my life and how it influenced my decision to attend law school. To satisfy UF's requirement I discussed changing my major and taking more law related classes resulting in an upward grade trend. Yours is more relevant than mine since you discussed academic research, which I don't think a large amount of people have.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby fragrock » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:10 pm

whisky wrote:
I think you will be fine with your PS. I was in a similar situation to you and was accepted. The "dominant theme" of my PS was an obstacle I overcame in my life and how it influenced my decision to attend law school. To satisfy UF's requirement I discussed changing my major and taking more law related classes resulting in an upward grade trend. Yours is more relevant than mine since you discussed academic research, which I don't think a large amount of people have.


Thanks for easing my mind. I only wish I had made a decision to submit earlier. I feel like my chances are hurt with the late submission date.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby UF2015 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:16 am

fragrock wrote:
whisky wrote:
I think you will be fine with your PS. I was in a similar situation to you and was accepted. The "dominant theme" of my PS was an obstacle I overcame in my life and how it influenced my decision to attend law school. To satisfy UF's requirement I discussed changing my major and taking more law related classes resulting in an upward grade trend. Yours is more relevant than mine since you discussed academic research, which I don't think a large amount of people have.


Thanks for easing my mind. I only wish I had made a decision to submit earlier. I feel like my chances are hurt with the late submission date.


If you have the numbers, you have the numbers. As long as your essay is coherent and not completely off the wall, it will have the same effect as 95% of all personal statements; next to nothing. As for applying late, last year's thread is full of late offers. Don't stress about the small stuff.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby doyouevenlift » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:14 pm

under review 3.0 165, my ps was also not really relating to academic experiences.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Awkward » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:41 pm

Do they email or call for acceptances? Or only snail mail ?

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby joannedarc » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:56 pm

"Final decision reached, notice issued" as of today

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby talesofyore » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:08 pm

joannedarc wrote:"Final decision reached, notice issued" as of today


Same here. I bet they sent mine via pack mule and I won't receive it until forever. :twisted:
I wish they emailed people.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby eas09d » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:13 pm

talesofyore wrote:
joannedarc wrote:"Final decision reached, notice issued" as of today


Same here. I bet they sent mine via pack mule and I won't receive it until forever. :twisted:
I wish they emailed people.


Can I ask what both of your numbers are? And how long you were ndr? Much appreciated!

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby slawww » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:27 pm

eas09d wrote:Can I ask what both of your numbers are? And how long you were ndr? Much appreciated!


+1.

Eas, now that Dec.test takers' applications are presumably in, for the most part, i think people like you and i who have been NDR for 2+ months should start to hear back relatively soon.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Gotallanswers » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:29 pm

slawww wrote:
eas09d wrote:Can I ask what both of your numbers are? And how long you were ndr? Much appreciated!


+1.

Eas, now that Dec.test takers' applications are presumably in, for the most part, i think people like you and i who have been NDR for 2+ months should start to hear back relatively soon.


I hope you right. But I still think it is auto-admits. I think those that heard back have not been waiting that long. I know friend that was NDR for less then a month and that time includes all the holidays, who's status changed today.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby slawww » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:32 pm

Gotallanswers wrote:I hope you right. But I still think it is auto-admits. I think those that heard back have not been waiting that long. I know friend that was NDR for less then a month and that time includes all the holidays, who's status changed today.



Yeah, I'm sure they're still accepting a lot of the December test taker auto-admits now. If I had to guess when I would hear back regarding a decision, I'd put my money on mid-February.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby North » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:58 pm

Notice issued today! 173/3.3, in state.

Good luck, you guys!

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby slawww » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:06 pm

North wrote:Notice issued today! 173/3.3, in state.

Good luck, you guys!


Congrats! Yeah, definitely another round of auto-admits haha. With those #'s, are you actually considering UF?

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Bubbles20 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:09 pm

Nothing from anyone. I'm just hoping a lot of splitters apply and it helps me get in with the reverse split...

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby North » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:15 pm

slawww wrote:
North wrote:Notice issued today! 173/3.3, in state.

Good luck, you guys!


Congrats! Yeah, definitely another round of auto-admits haha. With those #'s, are you actually considering UF?

I was when I had a 168, but I ED'd to UVA after the 173. So, I am now contractually obligated to NOT consider UF. I'll have to withdraw as soon as my UVA packet comes in the mail. So I really hope my spot (assuming the notice isn't a ding, of course) goes to one of y'all.

I spent 2 years at Santa Fe a while back. Gainesville is an incredible place and UF is fantastic.
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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Aroldis105 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:18 pm

Auto-admits be damned. 159/3.99. Of course, I haven't actually received my acceptance, but my status changed to the ole decision reached, notification sent. I was NDR for about a 35 days (Hanukkah & Kwanza included)

Ohhhh UF I know my reverse splits got you wet like the everglades.

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby slawww » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:19 pm

North wrote:
slawww wrote:
North wrote:Notice issued today! 173/3.3, in state.

Good luck, you guys!


Congrats! Yeah, definitely another round of auto-admits haha. With those #'s, are you actually considering UF?

I was when I had a 168, but I ED'd to UVA after the 173. So, I am now contractually obligated to NOT consider UF. I'll have to withdraw as soon as my UVA packet comes in the mail. So I hope my spot (assuming the notice isn't a ding, of course) goes to one of y'all.

I spent 2 years at Santa Fe a while back. Gainesville is an incredible place and UF is fantastic.


Congrats on UVA! Also selfishly glad you'll be opening up a spot 8)

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby eas09d » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:33 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:Auto-admits be damned. 159/3.99. Of course, I haven't actually received my acceptance, but my status changed to the ole decision reached, notification sent. I was NDR for about a 35 days (Hanukkah & Kwanza included)

Ohhhh UF I know my reverse splits got you wet like the everglades.



You're giving me hope, Aroldis! Hopefully they'll warm up to my reverse split as well... Slaww, maybe we'll hear back sooner than mid-Feb? Here's hoping!

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Bubbles20 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:40 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:Auto-admits be damned. 159/3.99. Of course, I haven't actually received my acceptance, but my status changed to the ole decision reached, notification sent. I was NDR for about a 35 days (Hanukkah & Kwanza included)

Ohhhh UF I know my reverse splits got you wet like the everglades.



Same numbers! Maybe I can breathe. haha

Congrats to everyone!!

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby slawww » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:43 pm

eas09d wrote:
Aroldis105 wrote:Auto-admits be damned. 159/3.99. Of course, I haven't actually received my acceptance, but my status changed to the ole decision reached, notification sent. I was NDR for about a 35 days (Hanukkah & Kwanza included)

Ohhhh UF I know my reverse splits got you wet like the everglades.



You're giving me hope, Aroldis! Hopefully they'll warm up to my reverse split as well... Slaww, maybe we'll hear back sooner than mid-Feb? Here's hoping!


I hope so! I have a feeling you'll hear back before me with that high GPA, i guess we shall see!

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby chomp » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:05 pm

" Final Decision Reached, Notice Issued" today!

162/3.5

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby grantev » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:16 pm

chomp wrote:" Final Decision Reached, Notice Issued" today!

162/3.5

Thanks for giving me hope! How early did you apply and are you a Florida resident?

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Re: UF Class of 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby eas09d » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:17 pm

slawww wrote:
eas09d wrote:
Aroldis105 wrote:Auto-admits be damned. 159/3.99. Of course, I haven't actually received my acceptance, but my status changed to the ole decision reached, notification sent. I was NDR for about a 35 days (Hanukkah & Kwanza included)

Ohhhh UF I know my reverse splits got you wet like the everglades.



You're giving me hope, Aroldis! Hopefully they'll warm up to my reverse split as well... Slaww, maybe we'll hear back sooner than mid-Feb? Here's hoping!


I hope so! I have a feeling you'll hear back before me with that high GPA, i guess we shall see!


You will be the first to know the SECOND i see that status change!!




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