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

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

Postby druskys » Wed May 21, 2014 11:11 am

LET'S GET IT wrote:
wittyhandle wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Why would that bug you? They didn't push deferment on you, they just offered it with additional money. You might be in a numbers band that they can stand to reduce this cycle. Why would reduced class sizes be a bad thing?

I think you're being a bit sensitive, brosef.


It feels insulting because the people they really want aren't getting this call I would guess. Also, they went from telling me how my other choices couldn't hold a candle to them, to now actually talking up other schools. They went as far as to say something like: well, the firms that recruit here recruit as those schools as well so....Maybe you just had to hear the tone of the call to get why it would bug someone.


It is definitely bugging me and I haven't even called them back. I certainly do not want that awkward phone call. I can imagine they will talk up GW until I'm like, yeah I withdrew from there to go to your school...


Yeah Witty, I want to work in STL after school. One of the other schools I deposited at basically told me that it would be really tough to get to STL from there. Today, WASHU was telling me how easy it would be to get to STL from that school. So yeah.....


Yea the are full of it. They even went ahead and talked about their concern for my debt-load and that a cheaper school wouldn't be a bad idea-- at least for my first year.

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

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed May 21, 2014 11:15 am

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Why would that bug you? They didn't push deferment on you, they just offered it with additional money. You might be in a numbers band that they can stand to reduce this cycle. Why would reduced class sizes be a bad thing?

I think you're being a bit sensitive, brosef.


It feels insulting because the people they really want aren't getting this call I would guess. Also, they went from telling me how my other choices couldn't hold a candle to them, to now actually talking up other schools. They went as far as to say something like: well, the firms that recruit here recruit as those schools as well so....Maybe you just had to hear the tone of the call to get why it would bug someone.

haha wut? Wash U wat r u doin? Wash U stahp.

They actually tried to get you to go somewhere else? Craziness. If you take the guaranteed transfer option do you still get your scholarship for 2 and 3L years? I'm incredibly intrigued by this development.

Like I said earlier, it seems like they really want you but your numbers band is a little over-represented. They wouldn't offer this to full ride kids because they're being poached for a reason (median retention). Same thing for sticker kids— gotta get them dolla dolla bills. I'm not saying "don't be offended," because I'm sure tone did factor in, but I can still see their logic in the whole thing.


As usual RB you are on the money. They have their LSAT target median locked up so they are trying to focus on GPA and they are ok with losing splitters. I see the logic too, and I'm happy to have a healthy scholarship offer in hand. It's just that no matter times they said "we love your credentials and think you are a great guy" it felt like they were trying to gently nudge you out the door.

Oh, and yes, if you go somewhere else for 1L, your scholarship is still guaranteed to be waiting for you if you transfer to WASHU.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed May 21, 2014 11:22 am

LET'S GET IT wrote:Oh, and yes, if you go somewhere else for 1L, your scholarship is still guaranteed to be waiting for you if you transfer to WASHU.

Interesting. That brings into play the whole debate of 'lower ranked = lower student quality'. If it's true that you can do better at a lower-ranked school (which I'm almost entirely sure is wrong), doing your doctrinal classes at an "easier" school could be a boost for OCI at Wash U. "I was top 5/10% at _______" sounds better than "I was top third at Wash U." Of course, that is all predicated on actually doing well at Other School of Law.

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

Postby John Everyman » Wed May 21, 2014 11:26 am

Weird thing about this is I'm a splitter and they just upped my scholly less than a few days ago and I didn't get the phone call.

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

Postby workaholic82 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:30 am

John Everyman wrote:Weird thing about this is I'm a splitter and they just upped my scholly less than a few days ago and I didn't get the phone call.

+1, the splitter assessment seems incorrect.

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

Postby rahulg91 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:35 am

For those that got the deferral call, were you at medians, below or above?

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

Postby theletterj » Wed May 21, 2014 11:38 am

My take on this would be maybe they are calling people who double deposited- therefore have other options that are in the band that they need to trim. You can't really ask someone to go somewhere else 1L year if they don't have other options unless they want you to defer which would be then have an effect on admissions for next year.

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

Postby wittyhandle » Wed May 21, 2014 11:40 am

theletterj wrote:My take on this would be maybe they are calling people who double deposited- therefore have other options that are in the band that they need to trim. You can't really ask someone to go somewhere else 1L year if they don't have other options unless they want you to defer which would be then have an effect on admissions for next year.


I didn't double deposit...

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

Postby chizzy » Wed May 21, 2014 11:45 am

theletterj wrote:My take on this would be maybe they are calling people who double deposited- therefore have other options that are in the band that they need to trim. You can't really ask someone to go somewhere else 1L year if they don't have other options unless they want you to defer which would be then have an effect on admissions for next year.


I don't know why they would tell people to go elsewhere knowing the application season is practically over and people withdrew elsewhere. only few schools are accepting applications and most of them are T-50s or T100s. I guess thats why they referenced the going to a lower ranked school...

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

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed May 21, 2014 11:48 am

PourMeTea wrote:
wittyhandle wrote:
theletterj wrote:My take on this would be maybe they are calling people who double deposited- therefore have other options that are in the band that they need to trim. You can't really ask someone to go somewhere else 1L year if they don't have other options unless they want you to defer which would be then have an effect on admissions for next year.


I didn't double deposit...


What are your stats, if you don't mind? (Ballparking is fine)
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby wittyhandle » Wed May 21, 2014 11:55 am

PourMeTea wrote:
wittyhandle wrote:
theletterj wrote:My take on this would be maybe they are calling people who double deposited- therefore have other options that are in the band that they need to trim. You can't really ask someone to go somewhere else 1L year if they don't have other options unless they want you to defer which would be then have an effect on admissions for next year.


I didn't double deposit...


What are your stats, if you don't mind? (Ballparking is fine)


Between 25th and 50th for both. So I get why they don't need my numbers. And I know they aren't forcing us to do anything. But going from we want you to we don't need you is a little annoying.

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

Postby chizzy » Wed May 21, 2014 11:57 am

wittyhandle wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:
wittyhandle wrote:
theletterj wrote:My take on this would be maybe they are calling people who double deposited- therefore have other options that are in the band that they need to trim. You can't really ask someone to go somewhere else 1L year if they don't have other options unless they want you to defer which would be then have an effect on admissions for next year.


I didn't double deposit...


What are your stats, if you don't mind? (Ballparking is fine)


Between 25th and 50th for both. So I get why they don't need my numbers. And I know they aren't forcing us to do anything. But going from we want you to we don't need you is a little annoying.


+1 I think they're rushing this a bit. Alot of people are going to withdraw due to waitlist or double depositing.

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

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed May 21, 2014 12:01 pm

Did you call them back Witty, or are not planning to?

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

Postby wittyhandle » Wed May 21, 2014 12:03 pm

LET'S GET IT wrote:Did you call them back Witty, or are not planning to?


I guess I will on my lunch break. What did you say to them?

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

Postby rahulg91 » Wed May 21, 2014 12:03 pm

PourMeTea wrote:Very annoying. I also have a (completely unsubstantiated) feeling that there will be massive movement up the rankings later in june/july, and schools around WUSTL's ranking don't have a good idea of the scale quite yet.


http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/the-su ... f-melting/

It's not totally unsubstantiated. Although it might make sense for them to trim on folks at medians so they can get all dat tuition from folks below medians, while still trying to retain people getting off T14 WL by handing out full rides (pretty sure this happened last year, there were a number of full rides awarded mid-June).

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

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed May 21, 2014 12:06 pm

wittyhandle wrote:
LET'S GET IT wrote:Did you call them back Witty, or are not planning to?


I guess I will on my lunch break. What did you say to them?


I told them that I'm not really interested in deferring and I felt like going somewhere else and transferring in would put me behind as far as social connections and such, but that I would think about it since it would save me money. She indicated the $ increase may be negotiable as well.

Let me know how it goes. PM me if you want.

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

Postby njdevils2626 » Wed May 21, 2014 12:37 pm

John Everyman wrote:Weird thing about this is I'm a splitter and they just upped my scholly less than a few days ago and I didn't get the phone call.


+1. Super splitter and wasn't called. Also, I feel like being a Canadian I'd be the first guy they would call and be like "hey, have you looked into how hard it is to get a job without being a citizen? Maybe you should stay in Canada"

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

Postby njdevils2626 » Wed May 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Also, isn't it really odd that they're doing this today after having admitted (at least) someone off the WL just yesterday? I mean, you'd think they'd have also known yesterday that they were over-committed...

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

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed May 21, 2014 12:41 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:Also, isn't it really odd that they're doing this today after having admitted (at least) someone off the WL just yesterday? I mean, you'd think they'd have also known yesterday that they were over-committed...


Yeah I had the same thought. People were on here the last couple days saying they were accepted off the WL. Not sure what's going on.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed May 21, 2014 12:44 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:+1. Super splitter and wasn't called. Also, I feel like being a Canadian I'd be the first guy they would call and be like "hey, have you looked into how hard it is to get a job without being a citizen? Maybe you should stay in Canada"

Ah, the 'ol "stay where you are, syrup jockey."

I'm still not sure why you're a Devils fan.

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

Postby njdevils2626 » Wed May 21, 2014 12:52 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:+1. Super splitter and wasn't called. Also, I feel like being a Canadian I'd be the first guy they would call and be like "hey, have you looked into how hard it is to get a job without being a citizen? Maybe you should stay in Canada"

Ah, the 'ol "stay where you are, syrup jockey."

I'm still not sure why you're a Devils fan.


The TL;DR version of the story is that watching Martin Brodeur play was what made me fall in love with hockey as a kid. I quickly became a Brodeur fan, and a Devils fan soon thereafter. Marty will likely retire this offseason or next, but I'm a Devils fan for life

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed May 21, 2014 12:57 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
njdevils2626 wrote:+1. Super splitter and wasn't called. Also, I feel like being a Canadian I'd be the first guy they would call and be like "hey, have you looked into how hard it is to get a job without being a citizen? Maybe you should stay in Canada"

Ah, the 'ol "stay where you are, syrup jockey."

I'm still not sure why you're a Devils fan.


The TL;DR version of the story is that watching Martin Brodeur play was what made me fall in love with hockey as a kid. I quickly became a Brodeur fan, and a Devils fan soon thereafter. Marty will likely retire this offseason or next, but I'm a Devils fan for life

You're Canadian. How did anything have to make you fall in love with hockey? I thought it was bred into you.

That's cool, though. I hate most of the Canadian teams (lookin' at you, Habs) anyway.




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