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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby Xs20 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:28 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Some schools do give good scholarships to their best students who threaten to transfer. I'm just not sure if WUSTL is one of them.

Oh ok, my bad, I'd never heard of this. I know that the school to which you transfer will almost always make you pay sticker, since your GPA/LSAT leverage is gone, and was under the impression that the same thing goes for the school from which you're transferring.

I totally understand transferring if you're paying sticker and the school won't offer you more when you threaten to leave, but if you're at the top of your class at a T25 with a big scholarship, I just couldn't pay the difference to go to a more prestigious school for the same prospects.
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Postby shntn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:30 pm

romothesavior wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:Has anyone ever gone WashU ----> Yale?

I wish there was some info on transfer and where schools take transfers from (unless there is?)


There's very little info compared to general admissions, but from what I've gathered on TLS, this is probably not very likely. It's possible, but I'd bet you'd have to be the top student (not top 1%) in your class and have an incredible resume to boot.

It happened my 1L year, and we had a couple people go to Harvard. I think we had 5-6 transfers to the T6, and a few more to lower ranked T14s. Maybe a small handful who transferred laterally or not up much (one guy went to UCLA for geographic/personal reasons).

Also, for you 0Ls who are interested in the current goings on of the school.

(slinks back out)

I love the part about financial aid.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:48 pm

shntn wrote:I love the part about financial aid.

Maybe the next round will be $135k's?

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Postby shntn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:52 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
shntn wrote:I love the part about financial aid.

Maybe the next round will be $135k's?

MMHMM

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Postby Xs20 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:02 pm

shntn wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
shntn wrote:I love the part about financial aid.

Maybe the next round will be $135k's?

MMHMM

Fingers crossed for you guys!!!!

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Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:06 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
shntn wrote:I love the part about financial aid.

Maybe the next round will be $135k's?

I just can't see them showing splitters real love without upping some of the last wave's offers. I just thought it was weird that they offered the same amount to people barely above both medians as to those above both 75ths. I feel like they just don't think they'll get many 170+ people anyway so they focus on the 166-169 range and throw them the same amount of money as the 170+'s because it's likely to be their best option, whereas 170+ folks are unlikely to matriculate regardless.

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Postby shntn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:08 pm

If that's true, a genuine expression of interest should help.

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Postby JayJones78 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:21 pm

Side note: accepted at tulane. At sticker from what it looks like (just got off the phone with admissions). As much as I think NOLA would be an incredible place to live (and eat) and my love for beignets...I don't see the point.

WashU I still like you!! Like me back :oops:

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:30 pm

my reaction to Romo's post: "I freakin told them so!"

-Will be more generous with financial aid. Bam.
-Ranking will probably go back up. Bam.
-Smaller class will probably help job placement. Bam.

All hail the neurotic Orange.

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Postby danielr » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:38 pm

cusenation wrote:my reaction to Romo's post: "I freakin told them so!"

-Will be more generous with financial aid. Bam.
-Ranking will probably go back up. Bam.
-Smaller class will probably help job placement. Bam.

All hail the neurotic Orange.


I don't know: #1 on your list remains to be seen...and #2 is a best (educated) guess by the Wash U administration. I wouldn't call victory yet! (I hope I don't come off sounding like Karl Rove during the election...)

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:41 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:I just can't see them showing splitters real love without upping some of the last wave's offers. I just thought it was weird that they offered the same amount to people barely above both medians as to those above both 75ths. I feel like they just don't think they'll get many 170+ people anyway so they focus on the 166-169 range and throw them the same amount of money as the 170+'s because it's likely to be their best option, whereas 170+ folks are unlikely to matriculate regardless.

+100.

Personally, I think they're casting this egalitarian scholly net out in the hopes that it retains interest through the first deposit deadline. From there they can keep negotiating. If 160-165 kids enroll, great, they get some assurance. If 167+ kids stay, great, they can start negotiating up from 105k. It sucks for us splitters who are actually interested in WUSTL because history suggests that many kids with our numbers will most likely defect. So I can't really fault the school for dismissing us as flight risks if they end up low-balling our offers.

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Postby smitza1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:42 pm

So needless to say, if I haven't heard back by now and my status checker hasn't moved since 11/30, I will get the honor of riding out the waitlist? Here we go...

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:04 pm

FWIW I emailed the adcomm just now about scholly decisions. Anxiety and impatience aside, I'm in a position where i need to start requesting vacation time from my office and start purchasing plane tickets to visit other schools in the event that WUSTL doesn't make an acceptable offer. I don't have much time left to visit other campuses before first deposit deadlines in April...I can't really afford to wait longer than a week. Not that I won't wait, it would just be really inconvenient for me.

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Postby T20hopeful89 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:29 pm

cusenation wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:I just can't see them showing splitters real love without upping some of the last wave's offers. I just thought it was weird that they offered the same amount to people barely above both medians as to those above both 75ths. I feel like they just don't think they'll get many 170+ people anyway so they focus on the 166-169 range and throw them the same amount of money as the 170+'s because it's likely to be their best option, whereas 170+ folks are unlikely to matriculate regardless.

+100.

Personally, I think they're casting this egalitarian scholly net out in the hopes that it retains interest through the first deposit deadline. From there they can keep negotiating. If 160-165 kids enroll, great, they get some assurance. If 167+ kids stay, great, they can start negotiating up from 105k. It sucks for us splitters who are actually interested in WUSTL because history suggests that many kids with our numbers will most likely defect. So I can't really fault the school for dismissing us as flight risks if they end up low-balling our offers.


Just fyi, I am not a splitter (or someone with crazy high numbers, either) and I have yet to receive any scholarship =/ KO specifically told me I would be "seriously considered" back when I was admitted in december, but clearly that doesn't mean much...

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby dproduct » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:39 pm

cusenation wrote:FWIW I emailed the adcomm just now about scholly decisions. Anxiety and impatience aside, I'm in a position where i need to start requesting vacation time from my office and start purchasing plane tickets to visit other schools in the event that WUSTL doesn't make an acceptable offer. I don't have much time left to visit other campuses before first deposit deadlines in April...I can't really afford to wait longer than a week. Not that I won't wait, it would just be really inconvenient for me.


+10000

I'm in a similar situation to this. I need a few schools to figure their shit out so I can decide who to visit and be done with it.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby shntn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:58 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
cusenation wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:I just can't see them showing splitters real love without upping some of the last wave's offers. I just thought it was weird that they offered the same amount to people barely above both medians as to those above both 75ths. I feel like they just don't think they'll get many 170+ people anyway so they focus on the 166-169 range and throw them the same amount of money as the 170+'s because it's likely to be their best option, whereas 170+ folks are unlikely to matriculate regardless.

+100.

Personally, I think they're casting this egalitarian scholly net out in the hopes that it retains interest through the first deposit deadline. From there they can keep negotiating. If 160-165 kids enroll, great, they get some assurance. If 167+ kids stay, great, they can start negotiating up from 105k. It sucks for us splitters who are actually interested in WUSTL because history suggests that many kids with our numbers will most likely defect. So I can't really fault the school for dismissing us as flight risks if they end up low-balling our offers.


Just fyi, I am not a splitter (or someone with crazy high numbers, either) and I have yet to receive any scholarship =/ KO specifically told me I would be "seriously considered" back when I was admitted in december, but clearly that doesn't mean much...

It just means they haven't gotten to us. I was told something similar by MAC.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby JesusChrist » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:08 pm

Just got a small increase off of the Feb LSAT! How should I notify WUSTL? Or have they been updated in advance of my being updated?

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Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:18 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Just got a small increase off of the Feb LSAT! How should I notify WUSTL? Or have they been updated in advance of my being updated?

You can write them to let them know you retook if you haven't already. But your file will be automatically updated to all of the schools you applied to. Congrats!

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Postby andy261 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:20 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Just got a small increase off of the Feb LSAT! How should I notify WUSTL? Or have they been updated in advance of my being updated?

Samesies, high five!

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Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:21 pm

1/25
Xs20 wrote:Hahaha I had to take a stab at the student panel chick who was all about the snacks.

Also, did you end up making it sunny? Didn't see anyone who I thought looked like what I remember you looking like, and I didn't want to ask some rando "are you sunny?"

All in all though I loved everything about it. I couldn't believe how insanely nice Mary Ann Clifford and Janet Laybold were, I probably talked to them one on one for an hour. And at the reception Dean Clifford whispered to me that I'd be getting a "really big" scholarship in a couple weeks, which was awesome. So was the free beer.

2/8
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Princess Consuela wrote:I don't know if this has been talked about already, but does anyone know how long scholarship decisions take after you get the mail saying they're considering you? Also, I'm taking the LSAT again tomorrow so do you think they'll wait for that score before they offer anything?

Scholarships are supposed to come out mid to late February.

Not totally sure about the LSAT retake, but I'd imagine they'll offer you something along with everyone else, and then increase it if you improve your LSAT score. Total guess, though.

eta: scooped

2/21
andy261 wrote:Ugh work is soul-crushing today.

Anyways, schollies will be out according to JL (does no one else correspond with her?) 'sometime in the next week.' They are definitely not in the office today but appear to be working from home.

2/26
cusenation wrote:UPDATE

Called Laybold. SCHOLLIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO DAYS. They're finalizing them today.

Asked about decisions as well, got a typical "depends on the application" response

3/1
cusenation wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:I want a scholarship :cry:


I was told that it was "very likely that they won't come out until early next week" a few minutes ago.

not JL or MAC, just standard officer worker at the adcomm office, so take it with a grain of salt. But not getting my hopes too high for today

:|

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Postby JayJones78 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:24 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:1/25
Xs20 wrote:Hahaha I had to take a stab at the student panel chick who was all about the snacks.

Also, did you end up making it sunny? Didn't see anyone who I thought looked like what I remember you looking like, and I didn't want to ask some rando "are you sunny?"

All in all though I loved everything about it. I couldn't believe how insanely nice Mary Ann Clifford and Janet Laybold were, I probably talked to them one on one for an hour. And at the reception Dean Clifford whispered to me that I'd be getting a "really big" scholarship in a couple weeks, which was awesome. So was the free beer.

2/8
Xs20 wrote:
Princess Consuela wrote:I don't know if this has been talked about already, but does anyone know how long scholarship decisions take after you get the mail saying they're considering you? Also, I'm taking the LSAT again tomorrow so do you think they'll wait for that score before they offer anything?


Scholarships are supposed to come out mid to late February.

Not totally sure about the LSAT retake, but I'd imagine they'll offer you something along with everyone else, and then increase it if you improve your LSAT score. Total guess, though.

eta: scooped

2/21
andy261 wrote:Ugh work is soul-crushing today.


Anyways, schollies will be out according to JL (does no one else correspond with her?) 'sometime in the next week.' They are definitely not in the office today but appear to be working from home.

2/26
cusenation wrote:UPDATE

Called Laybold. SCHOLLIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO DAYS. They're finalizing them today.

Asked about decisions as well, got a typical "depends on the application" response

3/1
cusenation wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:I want a scholarship :cry:


I was told that it was "very likely that they won't come out until early next week" a few minutes ago.

not JL or MAC, just standard officer worker at the adcomm office, so take it with a grain of salt. But not getting my hopes too high for today

:|


Wow. Heavy research :impressed:

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Postby shntn » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Also :|

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Postby 2012Lsatscore » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:27 pm

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:28 pm

I love WUSTL.
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Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:28 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Jeez, if they treat their admitted students this poorly, just imagine how bad it is to actually be a student.

http://lawschoolexpert.com/picking-law- ... plication/

http://law.wustl.edu/contact/index.aspx

:lol:

You're relentless




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