Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby okok » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:20 pm

goldgirl786 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:FINALLY under review as of today!


When did you apply by?


Applied 11/16...but no interview invite...doomed.

does Chicago only conduct interviews before UR status?

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:23 pm

okok wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:
goldgirl786 wrote:FINALLY under review as of today!


When did you apply by?


Applied 11/16...but no interview invite...doomed.

does Chicago only conduct interviews before UR status?


No, see OP: status checker journey.

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

Postby captainamerica18 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Dumb question: For the Skype interview, they "call" you, right?

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:25 pm

captainamerica18 wrote:Dumb question: For the Skype interview, they "call" you, right?


Yep. :)

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

Postby Leo » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:54 pm

Checking in

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

Postby 0913djp » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:56 pm

Have my interview in a few days. A little nervous but I figure that's normal.

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

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:01 pm

Went complete this week. 2 months til the interview? :(

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:26 pm

Okay, so here is my theory for Chicago:

On Monday, Dec. 2 the first round of interview invitations went out. The email stated:

If you are interested in interviewing with a member of our Admissions Committee, you must schedule your interview within the next two weeks by following the instructions below. If you have not scheduled your interview by Monday, December 16 at 5 p.m., your application will be returned to review and will be evaluated without an interview.


So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later). So, with a solid batch of interviews done, they will take that week to review the interviewed or declined applicants and release the first round of decisions on Friday the 20th (or maybe if they are a little slow, Monday the 23rd).

As I said, just a theory.

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

Postby nedstarksbastard » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:27 pm

So wait do all prospective admits get interviewed? Is it possible to get in without an interview?

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

Postby btmoney84 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:29 pm

So for someone who was not in the first round of interviews, when do you think the next round of interviews will be?

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

Postby 1948 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:29 pm

The-Specs wrote:Okay, so here is my theory for Chicago:

On Monday, Dec. 2 the first round of interview invitations went out. The email stated:

If you are interested in interviewing with a member of our Admissions Committee, you must schedule your interview within the next two weeks by following the instructions below. If you have not scheduled your interview by Monday, December 16 at 5 p.m., your application will be returned to review and will be evaluated without an interview.


So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later). So, with a solid batch of interviews done, they will take that week to review the interviewed or declined applicants and release the first round of decisions on Friday the 20th (or maybe if they are a little slow, Monday the 23rd).

As I said, just a theory.


you have to schedule it within two weeks, it does not have to be schedule for a date within two weeks' time.

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:32 pm

1948 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later).


you have to schedule it within two weeks, it does not have to be schedule for a date within two weeks' time.


I know, I included that in the theory as you can see in the bolded. I believe those people may have self-selected themselves out of the first round.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:37 pm

The-Specs wrote:Okay, so here is my theory for Chicago:

On Monday, Dec. 2 the first round of interview invitations went out. The email stated:

If you are interested in interviewing with a member of our Admissions Committee, you must schedule your interview within the next two weeks by following the instructions below. If you have not scheduled your interview by Monday, December 16 at 5 p.m., your application will be returned to review and will be evaluated without an interview.


So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later). So, with a solid batch of interviews done, they will take that week to review the interviewed or declined applicants and release the first round of decisions on Friday the 20th (or maybe if they are a little slow, Monday the 23rd).

As I said, just a theory.


I've been combing through last year's cycle and I just can't be optimistic about RD decisions going out anytime before mid-January. ED, however, should know next week! So good luck to you guys.

UChicago seriously lagged last year in the admissions process but even during the year before that I think RD decisions didn't come out until Jan 13, 2012.

Also- there was a mass status change last year on 12/17 and 12/18 that basically revealed nothing about who was admitted/wl'd/dinged. It was just a big 'ol status change. So if I see that happen this year, I'm going to try to control myself...

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:38 pm

The-Specs wrote:
1948 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later).


you have to schedule it within two weeks, it does not have to be schedule for a date within two weeks' time.


I know, I included that in the theory as you can see in the bolded. I believe those people may have self-selected themselves out of the first round.

Specs, aren't you already in at the Big H? I'm jealous.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:38 pm

nedstarksbastard wrote:So wait do all prospective admits get interviewed? Is it possible to get in without an interview?


Not everyone gets interviewed. Last year some people were admitted without interviews, but I think they were all towards the end of the cycle when Chicago felt like it was running out of them. They're more ahead of the ball this time.

Basically, it sounds like Chicago is trying to create an interview system that works the same way as Harvard's.

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:39 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:Specs, aren't you already in at the Big H? I'm jealous.


Yes, it makes speculating a lot more tolerable. :)

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:41 pm

midwest17 wrote:
nedstarksbastard wrote:So wait do all prospective admits get interviewed? Is it possible to get in without an interview?


Not everyone gets interviewed. Last year some people were admitted without interviews, but I think they were all towards the end of the cycle when Chicago felt like it was running out of them. They're more ahead of the ball this time.

Basically, it sounds like Chicago is trying to create an interview system that works the same way as Harvard's.


Though, from my experience, I would have to say that they have a long way to accomplish the bolded.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:44 pm

The-Specs wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:Specs, aren't you already in at the Big H? I'm jealous.


Yes, it makes speculating a lot more tolerable. :)

haha, I see.

I should probably stop doing whatever digital-archaeology TLS affords. I thought it might be relaxing between finals to unravel the UChicago admissions' mystery. Unfortunately, I only discovered that we all have to be okay with U of C being one of the slowest T14s to respond.

According to last year's spreadsheet, interviews for end of October and November submitters didn't even come until January!

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:54 pm

Meh you'll still get your decisions before the 1Ls have any grades :P

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

Postby hernanmi » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:01 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Okay, so here is my theory for Chicago:

On Monday, Dec. 2 the first round of interview invitations went out. The email stated:

If you are interested in interviewing with a member of our Admissions Committee, you must schedule your interview within the next two weeks by following the instructions below. If you have not scheduled your interview by Monday, December 16 at 5 p.m., your application will be returned to review and will be evaluated without an interview.


So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later). So, with a solid batch of interviews done, they will take that week to review the interviewed or declined applicants and release the first round of decisions on Friday the 20th (or maybe if they are a little slow, Monday the 23rd).

As I said, just a theory.


I've been combing through last year's cycle and I just can't be optimistic about RD decisions going out anytime before mid-January. ED, however, should know next week! So good luck to you guys.

UChicago seriously lagged last year in the admissions process but even during the year before that I think RD decisions didn't come out until Jan 13, 2012.

Also- there was a mass status change last year on 12/17 and 12/18 that basically revealed nothing about who was admitted/wl'd/dinged. It was just a big 'ol status change. So if I see that happen this year, I'm going to try to control myself...


Why do you think EDers will hear back next week? Is that when folks heard back last cycle?

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

Postby 0913djp » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:07 pm

hernanmi wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Okay, so here is my theory for Chicago:

On Monday, Dec. 2 the first round of interview invitations went out. The email stated:

If you are interested in interviewing with a member of our Admissions Committee, you must schedule your interview within the next two weeks by following the instructions below. If you have not scheduled your interview by Monday, December 16 at 5 p.m., your application will be returned to review and will be evaluated without an interview.


So, as of the morning of Dec. 17 all of the first rounders will have interviewed, scheduled their interviews or declined the interview invitation and be returned to "under review" (with the exception of those who have interviews scheduled for later). So, with a solid batch of interviews done, they will take that week to review the interviewed or declined applicants and release the first round of decisions on Friday the 20th (or maybe if they are a little slow, Monday the 23rd).

As I said, just a theory.


I've been combing through last year's cycle and I just can't be optimistic about RD decisions going out anytime before mid-January. ED, however, should know next week! So good luck to you guys.

UChicago seriously lagged last year in the admissions process but even during the year before that I think RD decisions didn't come out until Jan 13, 2012.

Also- there was a mass status change last year on 12/17 and 12/18 that basically revealed nothing about who was admitted/wl'd/dinged. It was just a big 'ol status change. So if I see that happen this year, I'm going to try to control myself...


Why do you think EDers will hear back next week? Is that when folks heard back last cycle?


ED I believe last year heard back December 20th and then January 2nd. Something like that.

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

Postby Trig » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:47 pm

I thought the Ruby ended with the class of 2016. Maybe I am completely out of the loop and everybody else already knows this, but Mr. Rubenstein just donated another $10 million to keep the scholarship program going.

http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/0 ... llion-gift

I am in love with Chicago all over again.

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:47 pm

Southbridge wrote:I thought the Ruby ended with the class of 2016. Maybe I am completely out of the loop and everybody else already knows this, but Mr. Rubenstein just donated another $10 million to keep the scholarship program going.

http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/0 ... llion-gift

I am in love with Chicago all over again.



Oh yeah that is really old. I bet he will keep doing it again 3 years from now. Hell the guy has enough money to do it 260 more times.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:03 pm

Interview request!!!

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

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:05 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Interview request!!!


Me too!! Exciting!




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