Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

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kdev1203
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby kdev1203 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:38 pm

What did you guys write about for your "Why ND" essay? Mine was about being Christian and wanting to study in that type of environment.

You?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby che3055 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:49 pm

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Eva_Bates
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Eva_Bates » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:43 pm

patspats wrote:
Oreofan wrote:
patspats wrote:
patspats wrote:Decision Made for me as well. 163/3.9, I can't imagine i'd be a auto-in, out or waitlist though since im in the 25-75 LSAT and 75% gpa.


Just received my decision. ACCEPTED!!! with $10,000 per year.



Did you get your decision by email or snail mail?


Snail. Decision was made 10/30. Just got it in the mail today. I live in Michigan.


WOW.
I'm at / above their medians and got Waitlisted. Online was "Decision made" with the fees listed for several days before the snail mail came. I don't know if this is some messed up form of yield protection (I'm not that far above that it would be logical) or they just thought my application was absolutely awful, but I actually wanted ND pretty badly. Would love to talk to an admissions person right now, just for kicks, to know what happened. Very confused.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Eva_Bates » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:50 pm

166/3.75, FWIW. At one median and above the other, figured I'd be in.
(THAT WAS A QUOTE, NOT ME, TLS WOULDN'T LET ME SUBMIT WITH ACTUAL QUOTE NOT SURE WHY)

But at least what I read in my WL letter it said they would be reconsidering only at the end of Spring, meaning no chance for the scholarship money it looks like others with very similar numbers got, and a very short period of time in which to say 'yes' once you've been accepted.

Frankly, am now vacillating between giving up completely and spending too much time on a "Why ND" LOCI. With work constraints the decision might be made for me, though. :(

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Paraflam » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:27 pm

Eva_Bates wrote:WOW.
I'm at / above their medians and got Waitlisted. Online was "Decision made" with the fees listed for several days before the snail mail came. I don't know if this is some messed up form of yield protection (I'm not that far above that it would be logical) or they just thought my application was absolutely awful, but I actually wanted ND pretty badly. Would love to talk to an admissions person right now, just for kicks, to know what happened. Very confused.

Good to know I'm not alone.. Feel pretty dissed right now, haha. Did you write a Why ND? And what were your numbers? Really curious about what their reasoning was, I thought I had a good PS and at least average softs.

Looking at LSN, though, people who got in off the WL in April were still offered some money, usually around 10k/yr

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby kdev1203 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:42 pm

Paraflam wrote:
Eva_Bates wrote:WOW.
I'm at / above their medians and got Waitlisted. Online was "Decision made" with the fees listed for several days before the snail mail came. I don't know if this is some messed up form of yield protection (I'm not that far above that it would be logical) or they just thought my application was absolutely awful, but I actually wanted ND pretty badly. Would love to talk to an admissions person right now, just for kicks, to know what happened. Very confused.

Good to know I'm not alone.. Feel pretty dissed right now, haha. Did you write a Why ND? And what were your numbers? Really curious about what their reasoning was, I thought I had a good PS and at least average softs.

Looking at LSN, though, people who got in off the WL in April were still offered some money, usually around 10k/yr


Honestly, I don't think that whining to them about it is going to help. They come right out and say on their website they don't negotiate scholarships, and I' not sure they'd be particularly keen on answering to you about why they didn't accept you. I agree it's weird though. What was your "Why ND" about?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Eva_Bates » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:52 pm

kdev1203 wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
Eva_Bates wrote:WOW.
I'm at / above their medians and got Waitlisted. Online was "Decision made" with the fees listed for several days before the snail mail came. I don't know if this is some messed up form of yield protection (I'm not that far above that it would be logical) or they just thought my application was absolutely awful, but I actually wanted ND pretty badly. Would love to talk to an admissions person right now, just for kicks, to know what happened. Very confused.

Good to know I'm not alone.. Feel pretty dissed right now, haha. Did you write a Why ND? And what were your numbers? Really curious about what their reasoning was, I thought I had a good PS and at least average softs.

Looking at LSN, though, people who got in off the WL in April were still offered some money, usually around 10k/yr


Honestly, I don't think that whining to them about it is going to help. They come right out and say on their website they don't negotiate scholarships, and I' not sure they'd be particularly keen on answering to you about why they didn't accept you. I agree it's weird though. What was your "Why ND" about?


Lets be clear. I'm definitely not about to "whine to them". Give me a break. For my own curiosity I'd love to know their reasoning, but no, I'm not going to ask them (if that even needed to be clarified), nor I am going to "whine" that I'm "entitled to be accepted" or whatever nonsense you were thinking. I am grateful to even be considered and have the means and fortune in my life to be able to even think about law school. (Not meaning to be completely rude, just wanted to clarify that for TLS-ville as a whole).

My Why ND was a combination of things: what I can contribute to ND and why I feel ND is right for me. (Sorry if that's not more specific: not really sure how else to say it though w/o just posting all my essays/PS/etc up on TLS). With ND - and with all of the schools where I applied - I made a concerted effort to make sure they were really schools and locations where I would want to go to school, and used that knowledge in my Why ND: It definitely was not a regurgitation of their website or anything like. I didn't just apply to schools based on rank like I know many people do.

No one likes not getting accepted, I guess.

To be frank this entire process seems very chaotic and hard to get a handle on: the responses I've received definitely don't fit the pattern I thought they would. Frustrating, but I guess that's life.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby NavyOfficer23 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:12 pm

Got acceptance packet today; $22,000/year scholarship

3.38/169
Above average softs

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby red8aron » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:20 am

Locking in for the wait on a decision. It seems like past cycles people had to wait a long time.

3.7/166 - Reasonable softs + a Why Notre Dame Statement

@Kdev - I wrote my why ND statement about why someone who is non-religious, pro-public education would want ND.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Fitz51 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:32 pm

"Decision Made" for me today...nothing listed in the "Fees" section of my checker.

Could it be bad news with a 170+/3.5+?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby DaRascal » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:00 pm

Decision made also.
Hope I get in. :P

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby lschhope111 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:03 pm

When did you guys go complete?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby lschhope111 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:05 pm

Wait, just saw an update on mine: Decision Made. Now for the mail wait! I live abroad so it could be weeks!

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Kaytei
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Kaytei » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:14 pm

Decision made today!
How long does mail take to get from Notre Dame to TN?!
Very nervous.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby geary86 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:20 pm

Status just changed to "Decision Made"...

I live abroad...

Does ND only use snail mails to let applicants know?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby kdev1203 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:44 pm

Not sure if this is very good or very bad...went from "application complete" to "decision made" with NO in-between (and I check like 100x per day, so there's no way I could have missed it.)

163/4.16...I'd like to think I was an auto-admit for the GPA rather than an auto-ding for the LSAT....but who knows.....

Did this happen to anyone else?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby geary86 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:49 pm

kdev1203 wrote:Not sure if this is very good or very bad...went from "application complete" to "decision made" with NO in-between (and I check like 100x per day, so there's no way I could have missed it.)

163/4.16...I'd like to think I was an auto-admit for the GPA rather than an auto-ding for the LSAT....but who knows.....

Did this happen to anyone else?


Hmm... that's weird...

Maybe they found something they really like in your application :)

I've been obsessively checking my status too.
Mine went complete on 11/6, and had two updates on 11/19 and 11/26 before they rendered a decision on 11/27.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby DaRascal » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:54 pm

This is pretty exciting. I'm going to check my mail for the next five day but won't take anything out unless it's a big envelope. No big envelope and I'll cry. :cry:

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby red8aron » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:02 pm

So, for you with decisions, was the average wait - 3 weeks?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby Paraflam » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:08 pm

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby kaf5250 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:19 pm

decision made for me too !! so nervous !

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby kthoma23 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Don't worry if your status checker does show the seat deposits. I was accepted and there were no seat deposit numbers before or after my decision was made. Also I am well below the LSAT median but above the GPA median and was accepted last week. Also, I didn't write a "Why ND" essay.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby kdev1203 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:44 pm

kthoma23 wrote:Don't worry if your status checker does show the seat deposits. I was accepted and there were no seat deposit numbers before or after my decision was made. Also I am well below the LSAT median but above the GPA median and was accepted last week. Also, I didn't write a "Why ND" essay.


I don't even have LINES for seat deposits. It just has my app fee and then empty box underneath...I don't think I'm going to sleep until I get my letter.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby DaRascal » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:01 am

kdev1203 wrote:
kthoma23 wrote:Don't worry if your status checker does show the seat deposits. I was accepted and there were no seat deposit numbers before or after my decision was made. Also I am well below the LSAT median but above the GPA median and was accepted last week. Also, I didn't write a "Why ND" essay.


I don't even have LINES for seat deposits. It just has my app fee and then empty box underneath...I don't think I'm going to sleep until I get my letter.


Same here. I hope that's not a bad sign. :shock:

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2016 Applicants

Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:30 am

kthoma23 wrote:Don't worry if your status checker does show the seat deposits. I was accepted and there were no seat deposit numbers before or after my decision was made. Also I am well below the LSAT median but above the GPA median and was accepted last week. Also, I didn't write a "Why ND" essay.


Congrats. Its encouraging to hear you got in after not doing the "Why ND essay". I also did not do the essay but I specifically discussed Notre Dame in my personal statement.

168/3.55,would definitely like going to Notre Dame.




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