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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby dust_shaker » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:51 pm

Hey friends - advice needed.

I'm a URM who was waitlisted last month with a 3.4/164. I just got my Feb. results back and I received a 168.

Any thought on if this will be enough to get me off the waitlist?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Hitchensian » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:00 pm

dust_shaker wrote:Hey friends - advice needed.

I'm a URM who was waitlisted last month with a 3.4/164. I just got my Feb. results back and I received a 168.

Any thought on if this will be enough to get me off the waitlist?


Let them know ASAP - like right now - if you haven't already.

And yeah, a 168 moves you to just below their median. Combine that w/ URM status and it probably compensates well for the sub 25th percentile GPA.

Just my 2 cents though. I'm not a UVA student and haven't gotten a decision on my app yet, so I'm by no means an expert on UVA's admission practices.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby RCO2012 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:46 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
dust_shaker wrote:Hey friends - advice needed.

I'm a URM who was waitlisted last month with a 3.4/164. I just got my Feb. results back and I received a 168.

Any thought on if this will be enough to get me off the waitlist?


Let them know ASAP - like right now - if you haven't already.

And yeah, a 168 moves you to just below their median. Combine that w/ URM status and it probably compensates well for the sub 25th percentile GPA.

Just my 2 cents though. I'm not a UVA student and haven't gotten a decision on my app yet, so I'm by no means an expert on UVA's admission practices.


I agree with this, but just a note-

When you are sending them the updated LSAT report, make sure to include an addendum to your application stating the reasons why you feel you did better in February and why that score should be considered more heavily than your previous score.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby KatyMarie » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:28 am

luckystar84 wrote:anyone here have heard literally nothing aside from an acknowledgment from them?

I applied to UVA and Cornell back in Nov and I haven't even been WLed. I was in the first few waves of a few T6 schools so I know I'm competitive for UVA and Cornell. If I'm gonna get YPed, shouldn't I have already gotten at least an interview request or a WL?


Nothing here either :(

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Cheerios2014 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:27 pm

Not sure whether I should post this here or in the ask a student/graduate section....

This may sound like a weird request but I got waitlisted and UVA is by far my top choice. I'm visiting the school in a few weeks, meeting with admissions, etc. Would a current student be willing to talk with me while I'm on campus about the school?

Feel free to PM.

Also, does anyone know how long the law school tour lasts? Trying to plan my visit.

Thanks!

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby thevuch » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:32 pm

did any of yall submit why UVA essays?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby NoDayButToday » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:36 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:06 pm

thevuch wrote:did any of yall submit why UVA essays?


Nope. I was told that them conducting interviews made why UVA essays not important.

Did not realize they would be selecting people for interviews based on a why UVA essay and what I am assuming are either star and planet movement or a magic 8 ball.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:08 pm

scoobers wrote:
thevuch wrote:did any of yall submit why UVA essays?


Nope. I was told that them conducting interviews made why UVA essays not important.

Did not realize they would be selecting people for interviews based on a why UVA essay and what I am assuming are either star and planet movement or a magic 8 ball.


I personally imagine they throw the applications down a set of stairs and then select the ones on the highest stairs for interviews/acceptance.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:11 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
scoobers wrote:
thevuch wrote:did any of yall submit why UVA essays?


Nope. I was told that them conducting interviews made why UVA essays not important.

Did not realize they would be selecting people for interviews based on a why UVA essay and what I am assuming are either star and planet movement or a magic 8 ball.


I personally imagine they throw the applications down a set of stairs and then select the ones on the highest stairs for interviews/acceptance.


I thought that was how you graded papers.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:13 pm

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:I personally imagine they throw the applications down a set of stairs and then select the ones on the highest stairs for interviews/acceptance.


I thought that was how you graded papers.


It's a pretty versatile system.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jasper09 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:14 pm

thevuch wrote:did any of yall submit why UVA essays?


I did. I was admitted without an interview, but between my PS and the Why UVA, I don't think there would've been much more to discuss during an interview. I'm also in-state, though, and I think they consider VA residents separately from the out-of-state folks because they have a quota to fill. So my input isn't particularly useful, come to think of it :/

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby teampeeta » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:18 pm

I was admitted without a formal interview and a why UVA. I did talk to one of the admissions deans for 5 min or so. I got the email that asked me to call and I called in. I think a why UVA could help, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Has anyone gotten scholarship info from them yet?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jasper09 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:19 pm

teampeeta wrote:I was admitted without a formal interview and a why UVA. I did talk to one of the admissions deans for 5 min or so. I got the email that asked me to call and I called in. I think a why UVA could help, but it's not absolutely necessary.

Has anyone gotten scholarship info from them yet?


If you check in the UVA Class of 2017 thread, a bunch of folks got full-tuition Dillard scholarships today. Otherwise, I don't think anybody's received other merit- or need-based info.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:01 pm

jasper09 wrote:
thevuch wrote:did any of yall submit why UVA essays?


I did. I was admitted without an interview, but between my PS and the Why UVA, I don't think there would've been much more to discuss during an interview. I'm also in-state, though, and I think they consider VA residents separately from the out-of-state folks because they have a quota to fill. So my input isn't particularly useful, come to think of it :/


Yeah......

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mazer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:03 pm

Just admitted! I got an E-mail from Dean Richard asking me to call, and was admitted over the phone. No interview prior to this, and application submitted around 12/25--GPA >75th, LSAT b/w 25th-50th.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:14 pm

mazer wrote:Just admitted! I got an E-mail from Dean Richard asking me to call, and was admitted over the phone. No interview prior to this, and application submitted around 12/25--GPA >75th, LSAT b/w 25th-50th.


Congrats! In state or out?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mazer » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:10 pm

KatyMarie wrote:
mazer wrote:Just admitted! I got an E-mail from Dean Richard asking me to call, and was admitted over the phone. No interview prior to this, and application submitted around 12/25--GPA >75th, LSAT b/w 25th-50th.


Congrats! In state or out?


Thanks! And out of State--California.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby LyonKing » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:12 pm

mazer wrote:Just admitted! I got an E-mail from Dean Richard asking me to call, and was admitted over the phone. No interview prior to this, and application submitted around 12/25--GPA >75th, LSAT b/w 25th-50th.


Congrats! Same thing happened to me today. I'm also out of state.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby action90 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:30 pm

waitlisted just now. this cycle has been real rough on me.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:36 pm

Just got ding'd. Prepare for the bloodbath, I think more will come today.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby thevuch » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:36 pm

action90 wrote:waitlisted just now. this cycle has been real rough on me.


sorry bro. i looked at your posts and discovered your #'s. they are really competitive! this doesnt bode well for me :/

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby koval » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:40 pm

WL today via email. Dude, brutal.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:41 pm

Curious as to whether these came at exactly the same time.
Would a few of your mind PMing me the timestamp on your e-mail?
Also sorry to hear :(

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby hweigel » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:41 pm

I received the email (discussed above) asking to call and made the call but was not offered admission... Is this a really bad sign?




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