WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby spacecowboy27 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:50 pm

3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:52 am

spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Below both medians and applying late...unless you are URM it seems very unlikely but hey, I'm not an adcomm.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:39 am

LET'S GET IT wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Below both medians and applying late...unless you are URM it seems very unlikely but hey, I'm not an adcomm.

Yea I think I'd have to agree. But again, you never know, so it's worth a shot. I have no idea how busy the admissions office is at the moment, but they'd probably want to have this done within the next few weeks.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby spacecowboy27 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:43 pm

Thanks, I will hope for the best and prepare for a ding.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:44 pm

spacecowboy27 wrote:Thanks, I will hope for the best and prepare for a ding.

Just refresh your email constantly and hope for an interview request ;)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby spacecowboy27 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:27 pm

lol will do.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:56 pm

spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:30 pm

Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:49 pm

LET'S GET IT wrote:
Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.

Can confirm.

Source: poor.

Disclaimer: I did not write my PS on said poorness.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby theycallmefoes » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:19 pm

Do we know yet whether WUSTL is reassigning Dean's Fellowships from students who withdrew their applications?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:24 pm

theycallmefoes wrote:Do we know yet whether WUSTL is reassigning Dean's Fellowships from students who withdrew their applications?

I'm not sure, but it would make sense for them to be reassigned to people with full rides that haven't received the Dean's Fellowship.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby theycallmefoes » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:00 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
theycallmefoes wrote:Do we know yet whether WUSTL is reassigning Dean's Fellowships from students who withdrew their applications?

I'm not sure, but it would make sense for them to be reassigned to people with full rides that haven't received the Dean's Fellowship.
That's what I was thinking as well. Fingers crossed.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby spacecowboy27 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:01 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.

Can confirm.

Source: poor.

Disclaimer: I did not write my PS on said poorness.



I wrote about SES in my addendum. I addeded sexual orientation as well. Of course, I made a slight mention of SES in my PS - it's life and a personal motivation.

Thanks guys, will let you know how it goes.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:20 pm

LET'S GET IT wrote:
Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.


What I want to say is you have to think what kinds of message you are sending to the law school. If you have a solid point to include/integrate this topic in to your PS, then that's OK.

I would not touch this topic at all because I can't premeditate people's responses on these kind of topic.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Randomnumbers » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:27 pm

Chinese_Mafia wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.


What I want to say is you have to think what kinds of message you are sending to the law school. If you have a solid point to include/integrate this topic in to your PS, then that's OK.

I would not touch this topic at all because I can't premeditate people's responses on these kind of topic.


I don't think it really matters what you write as long as you come across as literate. Although it matters a lot more when you are below both medians and not a URM, I imagine. The odds there are already pretty far against you.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:48 pm

Chinese_Mafia wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.


What I want to say is you have to think what kinds of message you are sending to the law school. If you have a solid point to include/integrate this topic in to your PS, then that's OK.

I would not touch this topic at all because I can't premeditate people's responses on these kind of topic.


Well all I know is I wrote mine partially on socioeconomic background and every school I have talked to, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. WASHU especially praised it several times. Not a humblebrag, just saying I know firsthand the subject can make an effective PS.

I think schools really do want diversity, and this includes SE type backgrounds. They don't want a class full of 3rd generation lawyers.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby sublime » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:51 pm

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby peachesthedoge » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:59 am

BlackCanary wrote:I'm sitting this cycle out. :(

I just need to email wustl and withdraw.


canary nooo :( I'm glad we got to meet you!! best of luck and maybe we'll see you next year?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:03 pm

Mr. West has arrived. Here's me at the airport....


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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:46 pm

I forget what sad piece of shit essay i turned in as my PS lol, honestly don't get caught up in the debate. Present yourself to the adcomm as best you can, whatever topic that may be. Ultimately your PS won't really matter all that much in most cases

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:13 pm

sublime wrote:Yea, I wouldn't recommend that anybody follow Chinese Mafia's advice. SES essays (assuming they are legitimate, of course) are a great PS topic.


Did I offer an advice? It's a remark. LOL

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:17 pm

Just my input but I was URM, low SES, and under median and still got waitlisted, so YMMV

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:21 pm

rion91 wrote:Just my input but I was URM, low SES, and under median and still got waitlisted, so YMMV


This isn't a case by case issue and I simply said results cannot be premeditated. Just like you said, YMMV.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Chinese_Mafia » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:22 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Chinese_Mafia wrote:
spacecowboy27 wrote:3.18 and 164 - low socioeconomic status background essay, I still don't know if that means anything even after all the apps...


Low socioeconomic status background? I would not touch on this topic in essay, maybe in addendum or additional essay.
:oops:


Dude socioeconomic stuff is gold for PS's.

Can confirm.

Source: poor.

Disclaimer: I did not write my PS on said poorness.


vindicated.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:29 pm

Chinese_Mafia wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Can confirm.

Source: poor.

Disclaimer: I did not write my PS on said poorness.


vindicated.

I wouldn't take my post as vindication, as non-PS mentions of SES directly led to a fairly desirable outcome at another school (lol vagueness). I wrote my PS about military experience, because getting shot at always makes for a good story. hth.




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