Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

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a.sleepyhead
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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:32 pm

muzzy wrote:Would it hurt for admissions offices to announce their general plans for the week / basic numbers once things get to crunch time?

"Focused on ASW this weekend. Back to scheduled programing next week!"

"We still have a dozen or so offers to make. Make sure your phone is charged."

etc.


Agreed - something like the YLS twitter feed would be nice.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby FanOfPosner » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:41 am

JSWright101 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:All law schools should take a page out of the Michigan handbook on status checkers.


I mean even though it updates regularly that doesn't really do much. Mine changes basically every day and I haven't heard anything in months.


Agreed. Status Checkers should instead be modeled after the online Domino's Pizza status checker: flashing lights that tell us what stage we are currently in the middle of and who has our pizza (application) at the moment.


YES. Especially where you can change the theme around. So some days I could have a luau themed tracker, sometimes a spaceship-looking one, etc. The variety might make me feel like I wasn't always looking at the same screen.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby love4life29 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:55 am

I called after April 1st and asked if they had an estimated decision timeline, and they said they are trying to get all the decisions out "before April 31st." Just so everyone can stop obsessively checking their status checkers....for now at least.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:58 am

I love everyone who just phones and asks.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Ryan11212 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:12 am

FanOfPosner wrote:
JSWright101 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:All law schools should take a page out of the Michigan handbook on status checkers.


I mean even though it updates regularly that doesn't really do much. Mine changes basically every day and I haven't heard anything in months.


Agreed. Status Checkers should instead be modeled after the online Domino's Pizza status checker: flashing lights that tell us what stage we are currently in the middle of and who has our pizza (application) at the moment.


YES. Especially where you can change the theme around. So some days I could have a luau themed tracker, sometimes a spaceship-looking one, etc. The variety might make me feel like I wasn't always looking at the same screen.


As much as I use the status checker, I think if I had a say in the matter, I'd ditch it altogether and notify applicants of any major changes (received, complete, maybe UR, decision) by email. The current setup just feeds into compulsive checking behavior. Not to be too heavy, but as someone who's struggled with OCD, this is seriously driving me nuts. Waiting for Yale was actually pretty easy for me (even though it was my top choice/I had to wait quite awhile/I didn't get in) because I wasn't investing all this mental energy into checking my status every day. I dunno, what's the benefit of having the checkers at all?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby bhs12 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:19 am

As much as I use the status checker, I think if I had a say in the matter, I'd ditch it altogether and notify applicants of any major changes (received, complete, maybe UR, decision) by email. The current setup just feeds into compulsive checking behavior. Not to be too heavy, but as someone who's struggled with OCD, this is seriously driving me nuts. Waiting for Yale was actually pretty easy for me (even though it was my top choice/I had to wait quite awhile/I didn't get in) because I wasn't investing all this mental energy into checking my status every day. I dunno, what's the benefit of having the checkers at all?[/quote]

As someone who also struggles with OCD, I can completely empathize. Both the status checker and YLS' tweets made it so much harder for me to compartmentalize my uncertainty. I think it adds a lot of unnecessary stress, and little useful information.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Wiggly » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:31 am

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Chalupa-Batman » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:41 am

FanOfPosner wrote:
JSWright101 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:All law schools should take a page out of the Michigan handbook on status checkers.


I mean even though it updates regularly that doesn't really do much. Mine changes basically every day and I haven't heard anything in months.


Agreed. Status Checkers should instead be modeled after the online Domino's Pizza status checker: flashing lights that tell us what stage we are currently in the middle of and who has our pizza (application) at the moment.


YES. Especially where you can change the theme around. So some days I could have a luau themed tracker, sometimes a spaceship-looking one, etc. The variety might make me feel like I wasn't always looking at the same screen.

I would like a status checker that says “ admitted ." Is that so much to ask?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby residentemma » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:56 pm

love4life29 wrote:I called after April 1st and asked if they had an estimated decision timeline, and they said they are trying to get all the decisions out "before April 31st." Just so everyone can stop obsessively checking their status checkers....for now at least.


should be easy to meet that deadline, april doesn't have a 31st :P

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby koalacity » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:02 pm

residentemma wrote:
love4life29 wrote:I called after April 1st and asked if they had an estimated decision timeline, and they said they are trying to get all the decisions out "before April 31st." Just so everyone can stop obsessively checking their status checkers....for now at least.


should be easy to meet that deadline, april doesn't have a 31st :P

:lol: STTTanford is a clear TTT in decline. Alternatively, Stanford is so much better than everyone else that they just operate on their own calendar.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby IrishJew » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:06 pm

t-14orbust wrote:Maybe Dean Deal will have all the ASWers congregate in a conference room and they'll all call in the final acceptances on speaker.


Actually this would be both totally awesome and not outside the bounds of reasonable for a top law school. If I were a student at ASW, I would think getting to congratulate a new admit would be pretty cool.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby IrishJew » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:07 pm

james.bungles wrote:Stanford's status checker is great because it doesn't tell you if you've been accepted, only if you've been denied (or WLed).

How evil is that


If you get the phone call, does the checker change to DLS afterwards? I mean a DL has been S... you just know about it ahead of time.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:08 pm

IrishJew wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Maybe Dean Deal will have all the ASWers congregate in a conference room and they'll all call in the final acceptances on speaker.


Actually this would be both totally awesome and not outside the bounds of reasonable for a top law school. If I were a student at ASW, I would think getting to congratulate a new admit would be pretty cool.


I wouldn't be that surprised if they did so considering the small class size and collegiality of Stanford. Imagine getting a facetime call from Dean Deal and the SLS ASWers congratulating you on your admittance hahahah

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby IrishJew » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:08 pm

JSWright101 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:All law schools should take a page out of the Michigan handbook on status checkers.


I mean even though it updates regularly that doesn't really do much. Mine changes basically every day and I haven't heard anything in months.


Agreed. Status Checkers should instead be modeled after the online Domino's Pizza status checker: flashing lights that tell us what stage we are currently in the middle of and who has our pizza (application) at the moment.


And if you don't get a decision within 30 days (minutes?) your pizza (application fee? tuition?) is free.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Kimikho » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:08 pm

I'm like avoiding my newsfeed SLS is so pretty it is making me sad.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:10 pm

scoobers wrote:I'm like avoiding my newsfeed SLS is so pretty it is making me sad.


lol are you friends with apple too? hahaha sad day

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby koalacity » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:11 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
scoobers wrote:I'm like avoiding my newsfeed SLS is so pretty it is making me sad.


lol are you friends with apple too? hahaha sad day

Those palm trees, that sunshine...it's like a dagger through the heart, amirite

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby IrishJew » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:12 pm

Ryan11212 wrote:As much as I use the status checker, I think if I had a say in the matter, I'd ditch it altogether and notify applicants of any major changes (received, complete, maybe UR, decision) by email. The current setup just feeds into compulsive checking behavior. Not to be too heavy, but as someone who's struggled with OCD, this is seriously driving me nuts. Waiting for Yale was actually pretty easy for me (even though it was my top choice/I had to wait quite awhile/I didn't get in) because I wasn't investing all this mental energy into checking my status every day. I dunno, what's the benefit of having the checkers at all?


Agreed. I hate having to log into the checker, especially for several different schools. I actually don't see why they couldn't all integrate on the LSAC site (most of them are already hosted by LSAC) and give one page of statuses there. They already do this with how you prep and send your apps, would it be too much to add "under review," "under second review," "held," decision, etc.? And it updates once a day at a designated time. And since it's on one page, you could customize your alerts by e-mail.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby IrishJew » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:15 pm

koalacity wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
scoobers wrote:I'm like avoiding my newsfeed SLS is so pretty it is making me sad.


lol are you friends with apple too? hahaha sad day

Those palm trees, that sunshine...it's like a dagger through the heart, amirite


ETA: Original post made me sound like an ass.
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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Kimikho » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:16 pm

koalacity wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
scoobers wrote:I'm like avoiding my newsfeed SLS is so pretty it is making me sad.


lol are you friends with apple too? hahaha sad day

Those palm trees, that sunshine...it's like a dagger through the heart, amirite



THE PALM TREES ARE A LIE

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:21 pm

scoobers wrote:
koalacity wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
scoobers wrote:I'm like avoiding my newsfeed SLS is so pretty it is making me sad.


lol are you friends with apple too? hahaha sad day

Those palm trees, that sunshine...it's like a dagger through the heart, amirite



THE PALM TREES ARE A LIE


I'm from SoCal and I'm hella jealous hahaha

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:26 pm

Has anyone emailed admissions? How long did it take for them to respond?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby angels2fly » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:29 pm

drawstring wrote:Has anyone emailed admissions? How long did it take for them to respond?


In a day or two when I contacted them.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby baconwrapped » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:30 pm

This might just be anger/frustration/jealousy speaking but I wonder how many brave souls have written to Stanford to explain to them why it is completely unacceptable to not give applicants ANY information for almost 7 months. (Not offering to do it myself, though I am tempted.) Other schools have figured out how to manage this process somewhat humanely (at least from what I've seen) and Stanford really needs to make an effort to reduce the crazy-making of the applications process. It's just cruel. I don't care how special they think they are. /please don't quote

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby koalacity » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:33 pm

angels2fly wrote:
drawstring wrote:Has anyone emailed admissions? How long did it take for them to respond?


In a day or two when I contacted them.

Ditto, though their response addressed me as "Mr. Koala," when my name is definitively female :?.




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