Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby midnight_circus » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:20 am

Checking in! I'm a little disappointed that Chicago is not as supportive of a separate DS, since my PS barely mentions my diversity but I think it's important. I started wondering if I could expand that section without losing the general flow of the essay, and then I realized that I should probably sleep instead.

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

Postby HOS » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:48 am

Checking in. Good luck to all.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:32 am

teleklos wrote:(Hopefully with a less awkward bunch than the undergrads.)


You sound cool.

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

Postby 0913djp » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:05 pm

So Chicago discourages diversity statements?

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:57 pm

midnight_circus wrote:Checking in! I'm a little disappointed that Chicago is not as supportive of a separate DS, since my PS barely mentions my diversity but I think it's important. I started wondering if I could expand that section without losing the general flow of the essay, and then I realized that I should probably sleep instead.


I definitely submitted a DS and a Why Chicago statement. I don't care so much what they want because the important thing is what I think they need to know about me. If they said DO NOT SUBMIT A DS then I wouldn't do it but otherwise if you think it is something they need to know then send it in.

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

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:03 pm

The-Specs wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:Checking in! I'm a little disappointed that Chicago is not as supportive of a separate DS, since my PS barely mentions my diversity but I think it's important. I started wondering if I could expand that section without losing the general flow of the essay, and then I realized that I should probably sleep instead.


I definitely submitted a DS and a Why Chicago statement. I don't care so much what they want because the important thing is what I think they need to know about me. If they said DO NOT SUBMIT A DS then I wouldn't do it but otherwise if you think it is something they need to know then send it in.


I'm not saying this won't work out, but it's certainly an interesting attitude.

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:47 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:Checking in! I'm a little disappointed that Chicago is not as supportive of a separate DS, since my PS barely mentions my diversity but I think it's important. I started wondering if I could expand that section without losing the general flow of the essay, and then I realized that I should probably sleep instead.


I definitely submitted a DS and a Why Chicago statement. I don't care so much what they want because the important thing is what I think they need to know about me. If they said DO NOT SUBMIT A DS then I wouldn't do it but otherwise if you think it is something they need to know then send it in.


I'm not saying this won't work out, but it's certainly an interesting attitude.


Yeah I mean I don't know if I'd have the balls for that, but yolo I guess.

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:35 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:Checking in! I'm a little disappointed that Chicago is not as supportive of a separate DS, since my PS barely mentions my diversity but I think it's important. I started wondering if I could expand that section without losing the general flow of the essay, and then I realized that I should probably sleep instead.


I definitely submitted a DS and a Why Chicago statement. I don't care so much what they want because the important thing is what I think they need to know about me. If they said DO NOT SUBMIT A DS then I wouldn't do it but otherwise if you think it is something they need to know then send it in.


I'm not saying this won't work out, but it's certainly an interesting attitude.


Maybe that sounded stronger than I intended it to. I care what they want and I made sure to give them everything they asked for but if they don't prohibit an essay, even if the don't ask for it, then I am more concerned with what I feel they need to know about me.

That being said, I havn't been accepted yet (maybe never) so we will see if it works out.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:44 pm

The-Specs wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:Checking in! I'm a little disappointed that Chicago is not as supportive of a separate DS, since my PS barely mentions my diversity but I think it's important. I started wondering if I could expand that section without losing the general flow of the essay, and then I realized that I should probably sleep instead.


I definitely submitted a DS and a Why Chicago statement. I don't care so much what they want because the important thing is what I think they need to know about me. If they said DO NOT SUBMIT A DS then I wouldn't do it but otherwise if you think it is something they need to know then send it in.


I'm not saying this won't work out, but it's certainly an interesting attitude.


Maybe that sounded stronger than I intended it to. I care what they want and I made sure to give them everything they asked for but if they don't prohibit an essay, even if the don't ask for it, then I am more concerned with what I feel they need to know about me.

That being said, I havn't been accepted yet (maybe never) so we will see if it works out.


I think that for some people, there is some really important info that will come through in a diversity essay and so it's important that you include that somehow. I went the route of reconfiguring my personal statement with the diversity statement information scattered throughout. I know that this won't help with your anxiety but I would challenge an applicant to follow the format established by the school because the format and how one decides to convey information is part of the evaluation process...chicago seems particularly anal about this type of thing.

That being said, I am excited to see how the process turns out for you and good luck!

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

Postby redsox » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:31 am

Checking in. Submitted application today.

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

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:01 am

redsox wrote:Checking in. Submitted application today.


I'm pretty sure I was outnumbered by Cards fans here, so I'm rooting for you.

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

Postby thechancellor » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:52 am

Checking in - went complete back on 10/24. Any other splitters out there trying for Chicago?

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

Postby JDeezy » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:00 pm

Splitter ED applicant... interview request today. what does this mean????

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

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:01 pm

JDeezy wrote:Splitter ED applicant... interview request today. what does this mean????


Pretty much that they're considering you for admission. It's good news, there's no way to put a negative spin on it that I can think of. Congrats!

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:21 pm

JDeezy wrote:Splitter ED applicant... interview request today. what does this mean????


Request via email?

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:27 pm

Anyone who has applied post-Oct LSAT scores gotten an interview request or heard back in any form yet?

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

Postby okok » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:59 pm

alex.cm wrote:Checking in - went complete back on 10/24. Any other splitters out there trying for Chicago?


Im pretty much in your boat numbers wise

Just visited Breddy noice campus

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:58 am

alex.cm wrote:Checking in - went complete back on 10/24. Any other splitters out there trying for Chicago?


Splitter going for round two right here.

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

Postby redsox » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:13 am

elterrible78 wrote:
redsox wrote:Checking in. Submitted application today.


I'm pretty sure I was outnumbered by Cards fans here, so I'm rooting for you.


Thanks man, appreciate it. Cards fans can be pretty obnoxious. Then again, so can we...

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

Postby wtrc » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:09 pm

Submitted!

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

Postby midnight_circus » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:21 pm

alex.cm wrote:Checking in - went complete back on 10/24. Any other splitters out there trying for Chicago?


Splitter right here. Can't submit yet because still waiting for LORs and every day I wait makes me more anxious. :\

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

Postby JDeezy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:12 pm

The-Specs wrote:
JDeezy wrote:Splitter ED applicant... interview request today. what does this mean????


Request via email?


Yes

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

Postby anubis1911 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:20 pm

Maybe I'm being overly paranoid (which isn't a stretch), but my application in the Online status check has under the "Fees" section class deposit. Is this normal? Or is it some sign from the gods?

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