W&L c/o 2016

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:waitlisted :/


Hopefully you rise the wait list! A cycle like this is probably favorable to wait listers . Don't lose hope !

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:59 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:waitlisted :/


Hopefully you rise the wait list! A cycle like this is probably favorable to wait listers . Don't lose hope !


thanks..at least it's better than a rejection I guess. and congrats!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby LizardRock » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:05 pm

IN!! :D

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:06 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:waitlisted :/


Hopefully you rise the wait list! A cycle like this is probably favorable to wait listers . Don't lose hope !


thanks..at least it's better than a rejection I guess. and congrats!

I feel ya bro. See if you can go to the one of the waitlist preview days, if not, schedule a telephone interview.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:15 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:waitlisted :/


Hopefully you rise the wait list! A cycle like this is probably favorable to wait listers . Don't lose hope !


thanks..at least it's better than a rejection I guess. and congrats!

I feel ya bro. See if you can go to the one of the waitlist preview days, if not, schedule a telephone interview.


Thanks..I was thinking of doing both actually haha. Too much? Have you done either? I also just got a new job, should I send them an updated resume or just include that in a LOCI?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:18 pm

LizardRock wrote:IN!! :D

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby nbahri05 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:23 pm

WAITLISTED. ARGH! Better than a rejection. OKAY ALL YOU TOP 10 PEOPLE, DROP YOUR SEATS SO WE CAN HAVE EM! Hahaha.

Best of luck to everyone on the waitlist. Will you all be attending one of the Waitlist Preview Days?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:31 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
Thanks..I was thinking of doing both actually haha. Too much? Have you done either? I also just got a new job, should I send them an updated resume or just include that in a LOCI?

Well, when you get the Waitlist email it will have a bunch of stuff. I think the phone interview is for people who can not come to the waitlist preview days. One of the things the waitlist website says is "Furthermore, absent some significant personal or professional event, please do not feel as if you need to continually update your resume over the course of the coming months." You only need to contact them once a month or so.

What I would do, is see which preview day you can sign up for, sign up for that, if you sign up for the april one, send a loci in march, or vise-versa, but include your new job in the LOCI.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:34 pm

Waitlisted...

Though, now that I think of it, it might just be my saving grace - I would probably regret paying sticker.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:37 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
Thanks..I was thinking of doing both actually haha. Too much? Have you done either? I also just got a new job, should I send them an updated resume or just include that in a LOCI?

Well, when you get the Waitlist email it will have a bunch of stuff. I think the phone interview is for people who can not come to the waitlist preview days. One of the things the waitlist website says is "Furthermore, absent some significant personal or professional event, please do not feel as if you need to continually update your resume over the course of the coming months." You only need to contact them once a month or so.

What I would do, is see which preview day you can sign up for, sign up for that, if you sign up for the april one, send a loci in march, or vise-versa, but include your new job in the LOCI.


Ok thanks, that's really helpful. I think I'll go to the March preview day and send a LOCI in April then.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sdmelzer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:39 pm

For all you guys that got a decision today, when did you apply/go under review?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:41 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Waitlisted...

Though, now that I think of it, it might just be my saving grace - I would probably regret paying sticker.

Just cause you're waitlisted doesn't mean you won't get a scholly

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby LizardRock » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:48 pm

sdmelzer wrote:For all you guys that got a decision today, when did you apply/go under review?


1/10

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:50 pm

sdmelzer wrote:For all you guys that got a decision today, when did you apply/go under review?


applied 1/11 review 1/24 accepted today

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:00 pm

LizardRock wrote:
sdmelzer wrote:For all you guys that got a decision today, when did you apply/go under review?


1/10


1/12

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby NIUmelk » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:14 pm

Waitlisted....went complete 1/23.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby deuceindc » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:17 pm

Admitted! (167/3.0)

Application Completed 1/16.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby odela » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:21 pm

Waitlisted...
I received the decision an hour after the initial email this morning. I won't be able to attend preview day so I will be scheduling a phone interview.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:44 pm

Just signed up for 3/11 preview day. Anyone else coming?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sdmelzer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:48 pm

I applied later in the cycle (last minute decision). Complete on 2/1. Too early to expect anything I suppose. Maybe next week.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:01 pm

sdmelzer wrote:I applied later in the cycle (last minute decision). Complete on 2/1. Too early to expect anything I suppose. Maybe next week.

Usually 3 weeks from going in to review

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:14 pm

Wait-list preview day?

Seems a little fishy too me - would this really improve ones chances of gaining admission? When it boils down to it, isn't it just a numbers game anyway? How heavily would your attendance weigh in their decision process?

If you live in the area, sure... but traveling a great distance to roam around a school you have essentially been rejected from seems a little bitter-sweet. I could only see myself getting excited about the campus/opportunities only to awake to the reality of the dreaded wait-list.

For those of you attending, how far are you traveling?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:16 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Wait-list preview day?

Seems a little fishy too me - would this really improve ones chances of gaining admission? When it boils down to it, isn't it just a numbers game anyway? How heavily would your attendance weigh in their decision process?

If you live in the area, sure... but traveling a great distance to roam around a school you have essentially been rejected from seems a little bitter-sweet. I could only see myself getting excited about the campus/opportunities only to awake to the reality of the dreaded wait-list.

For those of you attending, how far are you traveling?


Idk if I'm gonna go or not. I debated it and signed up for March 11, but then I looked at the plane tickets and it would cost me $500 to come from SF....ayyyy. Worth it or not?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby The-Specs » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:25 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
dirtrida2 wrote:Wait-list preview day?

Seems a little fishy too me - would this really improve ones chances of gaining admission? When it boils down to it, isn't it just a numbers game anyway? How heavily would your attendance weigh in their decision process?

If you live in the area, sure... but traveling a great distance to roam around a school you have essentially been rejected from seems a little bitter-sweet. I could only see myself getting excited about the campus/opportunities only to awake to the reality of the dreaded wait-list.

For those of you attending, how far are you traveling?


Idk if I'm gonna go or not. I debated it and signed up for March 11, but then I looked at the plane tickets and it would cost me $500 to come from SF....ayyyy. Worth it or not?


I think it depends on what other offers you have. I am going to visit GW where I am WLed but only because I can do it while visiting W&L at the same time. They are going to help subsidize my travel cost, which are extensive, and I figure I might as well make a stab for more money at W&L while trying to show my dedication to GW by traveling all the way across the country.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:40 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:Wait-list preview day?

Seems a little fishy too me - would this really improve ones chances of gaining admission? When it boils down to it, isn't it just a numbers game anyway? How heavily would your attendance weigh in their decision process?

If you live in the area, sure... but traveling a great distance to roam around a school you have essentially been rejected from seems a little bitter-sweet. I could only see myself getting excited about the campus/opportunities only to awake to the reality of the dreaded wait-list.

For those of you attending, how far are you traveling?

What's with the negativity? A lot of schools are putting a lot of people on the waitlist this year due to the sudden drop in applications, and the unknown of how many students will accept their initial offers. You have in no way been "essentially rejected"

While it is a numbers game, when you're on the line, other factors do come into play. This is probably their attempt to gauge how interested students are in W&L, and showing some initiative puts you ahead of thosewho didnt. When schools do you look to take people off the waitlist and is concerned about yield, its much easier to choose the person who've met, and interviewed and showed real interest other than random piece of paper dude. Some schools won't even consider taking you off the waitlist unless you show some interest (LOCI etc).

With that being said, on the waitlist website it's clear that the telephone interview is a good alternative for people who are too far away, I've scheduled mine and they seemed nice and excited about it. They can't expect everyone to be able to drop $1000 or more to fly out there, unless you think you're able to make a much better impression in person, and the money isnt an issue, I wouldn't really worry about not going.
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