Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:19 pm

midwest17 wrote:Since I've seen a lot of questions about this lately, here is my best understanding of the status checker journey for people who are admitted:

  • Application Received
  • Application Complete (you get an email for this)
  • Application Under Review (UR 1) <- indicates first committee review of your file
  • (OPTIONAL) Application Under Review (UR 1.5) <- I did not receive this step, but I believe some people did
  • Invited for Interview
  • Application Under Review (UR 2) <- generally immediately after your interview, indicates that the interview is done
  • Application Under Review (UR 3) <- indicates second committee review of your file
  • Application Under Review (UR 4) <- most (all?) people get this in the days leading up to decisions being released. Both waves of decisions this year have been on Tuesday; UR4s have started on Friday and continued on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. As far as I know, getting UR 4 happens whether you're getting admitted, WL'd, or dinged in the wave.

Hope this is helpful to people.


putting this in the what to expect thread

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

Postby Hitchensian » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:29 pm

theonerd wrote:Interview Invite yesterday.
Applied mid Jan.
Complete early Feb.
Under Review late Feb.

I've been following this thread for a while, and I assume this has been addressed in this thread before, but I can't remember.
Do we have an estimate of how many people they invite to interview?


+1 on the question, but also what are your stats? I have essentially the same applied and complete dates but haven't gone UR yet.

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

Postby theonerd » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:41 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
theonerd wrote:Interview Invite yesterday.
Applied mid Jan.
Complete early Feb.
Under Review late Feb.

I've been following this thread for a while, and I assume this has been addressed in this thread before, but I can't remember.
Do we have an estimate of how many people they invite to interview?


+1 on the question, but also what are your stats? I have essentially the same applied and complete dates but haven't gone UR yet.


See profile.

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

Postby angels2fly » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:40 pm

Do we think next round of decisions will include interviews from last week and this week?

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:21 pm

angels2fly wrote:Do we think next round of decisions will include interviews from last week and this week?


When was the last day for signups? It seems that the next round will include up to the friday of the week before.

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

Postby angels2fly » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:32 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
angels2fly wrote:Do we think next round of decisions will include interviews from last week and this week?


When was the last day for signups? It seems that the next round will include up to the friday of the week before.


I don't remember to be honest. This week definitely had slots but I can't remember if the following did.

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

Postby mazer » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:39 am

If my application still hasn't moved from incomplete since the Feb LSAT score came out on Sunday, think it's cause to reach out?

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:59 pm

I had another date change today after my interview request change on 3/4…any clue on what that may portend?

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:03 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:I had another date change today after my interview request change on 3/4…any clue on what that may portend?


Mine changed to " Interview Scheduled“ today.

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:04 pm

bbkk wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:I had another date change today after my interview request change on 3/4…any clue on what that may portend?


Mine changed to " Interview Scheduled“ today.


Ah, maybe I missed the change from "Interview Requested" to "Interview Scheduled."

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:18 pm

What's the deal with Chicago's WL asking you to notify other schools of your intent to remain on their wait list? That's the first I have heard of that.

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

Postby esther0123 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:59 pm

For those who interviewed, did you feel like you were reiterating a large portion of your personal statement in your answer? I felt that way.. while genuine, I fear I came across one-dimensional...

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

Postby slayer47 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:41 am

I applied back in January and I've been under review for about a month now. My numbers are not even close to being reasonable for UChicago, and I never expected to get in, so does anyone know why it's taking so long to get what I'm guessing will be a rejection?

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:00 am

slayer47 wrote:I applied back in January and I've been under review for about a month now. My numbers are not even close to being reasonable for UChicago, and I never expected to get in, so does anyone know why it's taking so long to get what I'm guessing will be a rejection?


You're asking why you haven't been rejected yet? Maybe they don't want to seem so obviously numbers slanted and want to try and give every applicant a reasonable shot? I applied back in December and only did my interview a few weeks ago.

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:43 am

esther0123 wrote:For those who interviewed, did you feel like you were reiterating a large portion of your personal statement in your answer? I felt that way.. while genuine, I fear I came across one-dimensional...


I don't think the interviewer reviews your PS before the interview. As long as you presented yourself well and they gave you a good writeup on the interview, I don't think the information overlap will hurt you.

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

Postby Hrun » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:55 am

mazer wrote:If my application still hasn't moved from incomplete since the Feb LSAT score came out on Sunday, think it's cause to reach out?


I was worrying about this too, but I received an email telling me my app went complete so you should probably receive one soon as well.

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

Postby yomisterd » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:58 am

Had my interview about an hour ago. I thought it went REALLY well. It was very professional, not too rushed. I really enjoyed some of the questions I got, such as, "what would you do, career-wise, if you were not going to law school?" and "what was an academic experience that was important for you?"

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

Postby mazer » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:03 pm

Hrun wrote:
mazer wrote:If my application still hasn't moved from incomplete since the Feb LSAT score came out on Sunday, think it's cause to reach out?


I was worrying about this too, but I received an email telling me my app went complete so you should probably receive one soon as well.


Great, thanks for the info.

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

Postby zhcrobert » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:08 pm

yomisterd wrote:Had my interview about an hour ago. I thought it went REALLY well. It was very professional, not too rushed. I really enjoyed some of the questions I got, such as, "what would you do, career-wise, if you were not going to law school?" and "what was an academic experience that was important for you?"


had my interview minutes ago. The same questions (maybe the same interviewer) and I think it went really smoothly. When do you expect to hear the decision?

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

Postby Crowing » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:39 pm

midwest17 wrote:
esther0123 wrote:For those who interviewed, did you feel like you were reiterating a large portion of your personal statement in your answer? I felt that way.. while genuine, I fear I came across one-dimensional...


I don't think the interviewer reviews your PS before the interview. As long as you presented yourself well and they gave you a good writeup on the interview, I don't think the information overlap will hurt you.


My interviewer talked about my PS last year

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

Postby yomisterd » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:14 pm

zhcrobert wrote:
yomisterd wrote:Had my interview about an hour ago. I thought it went REALLY well. It was very professional, not too rushed. I really enjoyed some of the questions I got, such as, "what would you do, career-wise, if you were not going to law school?" and "what was an academic experience that was important for you?"


had my interview minutes ago. The same questions (maybe the same interviewer) and I think it went really smoothly. When do you expect to hear the decision?


I'm thinking two weeks at the earliest. Some have had a quick turnaround tho.

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

Postby BillsFan9907 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:27 pm

What's the turnaround time between under review and notification of interview?

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

Postby angels2fly » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:19 pm

Second UR update 3/10 since interview last Wed!

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

Postby vuthy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:23 pm

angels2fly wrote:Second UR update 3/10 since interview last Wed!


Interesting. My interview was two weeks ago, and still just have the 3/4 update.

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

Postby zhcrobert » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:24 pm

angels2fly wrote:Second UR update 3/10 since interview last Wed!

UR2 right after my interview yesterday.




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