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sid.bahl
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Appealing?

Postby sid.bahl » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:26 pm

Hey guys. Have any of you appealed your decisions? Is this standard practice? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!

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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: Appealing?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:30 pm

It is not standard practice, and a number of schools don't allow it. Check the specific school you're considering.

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northwood
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Re: Appealing?

Postby northwood » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:31 pm

you can try, but i think the conventional wisdom here is it wont be worth the effort or time ( they will still say no if they even allow it- check their policies online). But admissions people are humans ( or at least pretend to be humans) so there is a chance they could make a decision in your favor.If you really want to get in, retake in June and score above the 75% and send the application in as soon as you can in the fall

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Re: Appealing?

Postby cahwc12 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:31 pm

This is the fifth thread you've created in two days with an obvious answer. Settle down and use the search function or google.

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: Appealing?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:58 am

Appeal everything. I'm appealing acceptances.

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Re: Appealing?

Postby longlivetheking » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:07 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Appeal everything. I'm appealing acceptances.



this is why Swanson 2016.

*sry if i'm creeping you out. i'm a straight guy and i love that man. (your profile pic i mean, ahem.)

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helix23
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Re: Appealing?

Postby helix23 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:08 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Appeal everything. I'm appealing acceptances.


I thought this thread was going to be about the appeal of different posters on here.

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guano
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Re: Appealing?

Postby guano » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:12 am

The thread title should be "appalling"

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helix23
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Re: Appealing?

Postby helix23 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:24 am

guano wrote:The thread title should be "appalling"


that was shitty


lOLGETIT

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TripTrip
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Re: Appealing?

Postby TripTrip » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:29 am

I only appeal my decisions if the rejection letter is a banana.

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Re: Appealing?

Postby chadbrochill » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:35 am

TripTrip wrote:I only appeal my decisions if the rejection letter is a banana.


hahaha :lol:

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Re: Appealing?

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:24 am

I've never heard of anyone appealing...but my guess is that it will 100% not work unless you're bringing something new to the table such as new LSAT score or improved GPA. Maybe some kind of work-related/school-related accomplishment? But even then..decisions are usually set in stone. Simply writing a letter saying "But I really wanted to go" will almost certainly not get you anywhere.

I'm not sure what school you're talking about or what your original chances were, but if you really want to go to this one school that badly then you should consider retaking and applying again next year

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Re: Appealing?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:15 am

So many funnies have happened on this thread while I have been away. Props to guana and TripTrip - quite witty of you both.

We should start posting photos of ourselves and turn it into that type of appealing thread... helix, you first.

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Re: Appealing?

Postby TripTrip » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:14 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:We should start posting photos of ourselves and turn it into that type of appealing thread...

This is me: Image

In fact, it's so me that I'm going to change my 'tar to another picture of me.

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Re: Appealing?

Postby reallysearch » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:17 pm

someone called Barbara Grutter tried... and failed...

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Re: Appealing?

Postby helix23 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:29 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:So many funnies have happened on this thread while I have been away. Props to guana and TripTrip - quite witty of you both.

We should start posting photos of ourselves and turn it into that type of appealing thread... helix, you first.


Too many enemies to out myself at this point in time.

sid.bahl
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Re: Appealing?

Postby sid.bahl » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:41 pm

You guys are all super cool. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Appealing?

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:14 pm

I didn't appeal a decision, rather I asked why I didn't get accepted. The dean wrote a nice email back and said he'd be more than happy to chat about it and to go over things the committee didn't like, etc. This was a school where I was over both 75's, so I was just curious to see if my PS totally sucked or if I messed up somewhere. I am not trying to appeal or fight it though, but to get some info on why. After all, I did pay $75 to apply.

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Re: Appealing?

Postby sid.bahl » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:01 pm

WisemanAEKDB wrote:I didn't appeal a decision, rather I asked why I didn't get accepted. The dean wrote a nice email back and said he'd be more than happy to chat about it and to go over things the committee didn't like, etc. This was a school where I was over both 75's, so I was just curious to see if my PS totally sucked or if I messed up somewhere. I am not trying to appeal or fight it though, but to get some info on why. After all, I did pay $75 to apply.



That's a great idea. I suppose after putting in all of the work, effort, money, etc., it's worthwhile to determine where you went wrong.

Does anyone have any worthwhile success stories re: appealing a decision worth sharing?




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