WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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WUSTL c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:34 pm

Special thanks to dproduct
for putting together this remarkable OP before he made
the worst professional decision of his life
by defecting to a different school.


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Application Timeline 2012-2013
- JD applications for the fall 2013 entering class are now being accepted.
- June 10 Last chance to take the LSAT for Fall 2013 consideration
- April 15 First tuition deposit of $300 due to reserve seat in incoming class (this deposit will be applied to tuition) for those applicants notified of admission before March 31st.
- May 1 First deposit may be refunded if the Admissions Office is notified in writing, starting the request for a refund. After this date, all deposits become non-refundable
- **June 1 Second deposit of $500 due to reserve seat in incoming class (this deposit will be applied to tuition)
- August 1 Official undergraduate transcript due to the Admissions Office.

Application Process 2012-2013
Required items to submit:
1. Completed application, including LSAT score & transcript
2. $70 application fee
3. A personal statement 2-3 pages in length
4. Resumé
5. Two (2) letters of recommendation minimum
Optional:
1. Interview - All applicants (with complete application files) are encouraged to interview with a member of the admissions team as a part of the application process. Interviews may take place in person, by phone, or by Skype. Please contact the admissions office to schedule one.
Reactivation Procedure: If you were not admitted, but want to be reconsidered the next year, send a letter or e-mail requesting reactivation of your application. We will request a new CAS (formerly LSDAS) report from LSAC. You may also submit an entirely new application online. We encourage you to submit additional evidence of academic ability if you decide to be reconsidered for admission.

WUSTL Interview Prep
Whether asked to interview by WUSTL, or requested yourself, the interview process seems to be something new they have added for the 2012-2013 cycle. You will either be interviewed by Mary Ann Clifford (MAC) or Krystal Orr (KO). All those who have interviewed have nothing but positive things to say about MAC and KO. And while the questions seem to be similar, the primary difference documented is that MAC is able to (unofficially) offer admission over the phone while KO merely alludes to such offer.

Basics: You will be interviewed by either MAC or KO. You have the option of conducting the interview via Skype or phone. Both WUSTL and TLS seems to agree that a phone interview is the best bet. Skype interviews are more prone to disconnects, problems, and muffled sound. As some interviewees have already learned the hard way, WUSTL is operating under CENTRAL TIME. (Please refer to the map below if there is any confusion with that):

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Here are a list of reported questions/topics that other students have fielded:

- If you are a splitter, be prepared to address the lower number.
- Why law school? Why WUSTL?
- Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?
- Why did you choose that major?
- Be prepared to discuss your personal statement and resume.
- Have you ever been to St. Louis?
- Have you ever lived outside of <your hometown>?
- How do you feel your second BA/master/professional degree compliments your first?
- What area of law interests you?
The interview will close with the option for you to ask questions. Please be prepared to ask thoughtful and applicable questions. Many interviewees had questions concerning WUSTL's clinical programs, employment opportunities, and study aboard or summer programs. There is a wealth of information out there, so do your research!

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WUSTL FAQ
Where is Washington University located?
Washington University is located in St. Louis, Missouri. The Danforth Campus is just 15 minutes west of downtown St. Louis. Directions to the Law School can be found here.

Does Washington University School of Law offer a part-time or evening program?
We only offer a full-time, day program beginning in August for J.D. candidates.

What should I do if I need to get in touch with the Admissions office?
You may call our office at (314) 935-4525, or e-mail us at admiss@wulaw.wustl.edu.

What is the cost to attend Washington University School of Law?
Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year is $46,710 divided into fall and spring payments. Tuition for the fall semester will be due by August 20, 2012.

How do I monitor my application status?
You can check the status of your application here.

Class of 2015 Profile (LinkRemoved)
LSAT: 25th-160/Median-166/75th-168
GPA: 25th-3.34/Median-3.68/75th-3.78

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You can monitor the progress of the current class via LSN here.

I've been admitted! Now what?
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Now that you have been accepted to WUSTL you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Don't worry! There are tons of current students on TLS fielding questions to help you make a smart and conscious decision:
- Here is a link to the admitted students group.
- Here is a thread with a WUSTL 3L taking questions.
- Join the Facebook group!
- Make sure to fill out the appropriate financial aid documents found here. Wash U requires both a FAFSA and their own financial aid form to be completed. It is highly suggested you complete both forms by March 1, 2012 to receive full consideration.
- Go through some of the lovely pictures posted on TLS. Courtesy of Dany for maintaing this thread, you can check out Hannibal's photos or Rock Chalk's.

**I am more than happy to keep this OP updated. Please PM if you have anything you'd like included/have questions about/or a general rants or raves about this post.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby dproduct » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:46 am

Since she's been hijacked, here is Meggylou's OP:

meggylou wrote:"I couldn't find a thread for Washington University Class of 2016 so I thought I would start one.

I just received an email today from the Assistant Dean of Admissions offering me a spot in their 2016 class!!!

LSAT: 170
GPA:3.42 (upward trend)

Applied: 10/30
Complete: 11/5"


Thank for you creating this thread Meggy! And congrats on your admission :)
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby shntn » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:49 am

Did this really not exist until tonight? Come on, TLS.

Also, you might wanna toss some school info in the OP if you have the time.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Ex Cearulo » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:47 am

meggylou wrote:I couldn't find a thread for Washington University Class of 2016 so I thought I would start one.

I just received an email today from the Assistant Dean of Admissions offering me a spot in their 2016 class!!!

LSAT: 170
GPA:3.42 (upward trend)

Applied: 10/30
Complete: 11/5

The way this part reads I thought for a second you didn't actually apply...that they just e-mailed you with an offer. For a moment I was like, "Damn WUSTL, things that tough these days?"

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby meggylou » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:30 am

shntn wrote:Did this really not exist until tonight? Come on, TLS.

Also, you might wanna toss some school info in the OP if you have the time.



I will do that asap! Probs sometime over the thanksgiving holiday.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Granfalloon12 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:21 pm

Checking in! Embarrassingly I think I posted in the UW thread by accident before thinking it was this one... Looks like we won't be hearing from WUSTL for a good time, according to LSN.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby meggylou » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:14 pm

Granfalloon12 wrote:Checking in! Embarrassingly I think I posted in the UW thread by accident before thinking it was this one... Looks like we won't be hearing from WUSTL for a good time, according to LSN.


I got in via personal email from the assistant dean and she said they will be sending out official acceptance letters next week so it actually won't be that long of a wait for some people!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby TheThriller » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:41 pm

Applied for a Joint JD/PhD and would probably (actually 100%) only attended if I am accepted into the dual program. Best of luck to all of you!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:44 pm

Please, sweet Jesus, I need an acceptance under my belt.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Birdnals » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:52 pm

There is a pretty good amount of active Wustl'ers on these boards, feel free to hop over tho this thread and ask any questions you may have

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130775&start=2025

Also, feel free to message me any questions. Congrats to everybody on your acceptances.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Paraflam » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:27 pm

Applied mid-October. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby harveyfan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:12 am

Checking in.

Submitting tomorrow!

Good luck everyone!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:19 am

Checking in. Complete since 11/14!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:59 am

Checking in. Application received 11/15 and has still not gone complete so I'm a bit worried.

168/3.55. Good luck to all!!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Easy-E » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:15 am

Applying as we speak, 3.1 169 2 years WE.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:23 pm

Adding to the check-in train. Complete as of 11/14, looking at pics of AB Hall to pass the time.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Nickg415 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:32 pm

I applied at the beginning of the semester and am hoping to get some money from WUSTL.

meggylou wrote:I just received an email today from the Assistant Dean of Admissions offering me a spot in their 2016 class!!!


Any scholarship information with your acceptance?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby BigZuck » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:49 pm

Wednesday and still no movement. Meggylou, your avatar is pleasant and all but I'm this close to calling flame...

J/k. But do you think maybe you could email the assistant dean of admissions back and ask if he/she was just Punking us?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby meggylou » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:37 pm

It was a very informal email from her (I met her at the LA forum and she knew my
Aunt) but no scholarship info. She said the "official" letters would be coming out this week. Idk if the official letters are snail mail or email but they are definitely coming! I promise! Just be patient:)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Randomnumbers » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:09 pm

Last year, I'm pretty sure they didn't send out scholarship info until February 10th. A lot of people had acceptance emails saying "You are being considered for a scholarship" or something, but even some people without that still got scholarships.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby mwhitley » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:44 pm

Complete 10/1...anxiously waiting

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Nickg415 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:53 pm

Randomnumbers wrote:Last year, I'm pretty sure they didn't send out scholarship info until February 10th. A lot of people had acceptance emails saying "You are being considered for a scholarship" or something, but even some people without that still got scholarships.


Speaking to the WUSTL rep at my schools law fair it sounds like they just got a huge donation to the law school and are expected to be even more generous with there scholarship amounts!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby Nickg415 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:10 pm

Thought I would make and post one of these since they are in all the other major schools and I find them pretty helpful. Thanks to Shadowofjazz and LSATSCORES2012 for compiling the data. This is a graph illustrating the decision decision dates from last year's cycle at WUSTL everything else should be self explanatory. Looks like we should be expecting acceptances to those who are auto admits this/next week.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Also, Thanksgiving came a few days early, so that first week of December may be more accurately represented as the first week after Thanksgiving.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2016

Postby bananasplit19 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:19 pm

Nickg415 wrote:Thought I would make and post one of these since they are in all the other major schools and I find them pretty helpful. Thanks to Shadowofjazz and LSATSCORES2012 for compiling the data. This is a graph illustrating the decision decision dates from last year's cycle at WUSTL everything else should be self explanatory. Looks like we should be expecting acceptances to those who are auto admits this/next week.

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Here's the graph for the 2009-2010 cycle. Not as useful as Nick's, but at least it shows there's some consistency with WUSTL decision dates. Here's hoping for good news soon!

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