Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Which city is your 180 destination for employment?

Austin
15
26%
Houston
8
14%
DFW
15
26%
San Antonio
3
5%
Other TX
0
No votes
Out of state Tri-state area
4
7%
Out of state CA area
10
18%
Out of state Chicago area
1
2%
Out of state Midwest area
1
2%
Out of state flyover state
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 57

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

Postby OsaroLJ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:10 pm

Attax wrote:
OsaroLJ wrote:
Attax wrote:
Austinbound wrote:Did anyone write a "Why Texas?" And if you did, did you send it directly to the school, or somewhere on the LSAC application ?


I didn't, but I think living in Austin and being a UT undergrad made a strong case for my "Why Texas?" in itself.


I live in Philly and have never been to Austin in my life lol. I don't know of things are very straightforward in this app process anymore.


Yeah, seeing LSN still shocked I was lucky to be admitted. If you come down for ASW (hoping you all get in!) we should do a TLS meetup!

I got the facebook invites. There is a different ASW?

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

Postby Attax » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:11 pm

OsaroLJ wrote:
Attax wrote:Yeah, seeing LSN still shocked I was lucky to be admitted. If you come down for ASW (hoping you all get in!) we should do a TLS meetup!

I got the facebook invites. There is a different ASW?


According to the facebook page, they do regional events (so I assume they won't pay travel stipends due to this). ASW in Austin is March 20-21.

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

Postby thechancellor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:20 pm

jcb5329 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:FWIW I'm out of state and accepted straight off. I may be the exception though, not the rule.


What were your numbers?

171/3.6ish


Did you write a why UT on your original app? Our numbers are pretty much the same. (Not that I mind writing a brief why UT, I can hack it out at the airport on sunday)

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

Postby EzraFitz » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:21 pm

alex.cm wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:FWIW I'm out of state and accepted straight off. I may be the exception though, not the rule.


What were your numbers?

171/3.6ish


Did you write a why UT on your original app? Our numbers are pretty much the same. (Not that I mind writing a brief why UT, I can hack it out at the airport on sunday)

No, I didn't do anything besides the standard app.

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

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:25 pm

alex.cm wrote:Just got a request to submit a Why UT essay to add to my application, "in light of my non-resident status." Anyone else get this?


Received this today, too. I could have probably guessed this was coming since they do not initially ask for a Why UT essay with the app. I'm out of state and over both 75%, but I do have personal ties to Texas that would not have been obvious from my app.

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

Postby bound » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:53 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:
alex.cm wrote:Just got a request to submit a Why UT essay to add to my application, "in light of my non-resident status." Anyone else get this?


Received this today, too. I could have probably guessed this was coming since they do not initially ask for a Why UT essay with the app. I'm out of state and over both 75%, but I do have personal ties to Texas that would not have been obvious from my app.



Someone earlier on in this thread got that email to write a "Why Texas." I'm too lazy to look it up, but yeah I definitely would if I were you guys!

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

Postby thechancellor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:26 pm

Any theories on how long is appropriate? I'm thinking .5-1 page, and double spaced since that's how they ask for your PS.

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

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:39 pm

Austinbound wrote:Someone earlier on in this thread got that email to write a "Why Texas." I'm too lazy to look it up, but yeah I definitely would if I were you guys!


I was one of a couple people who received that request. It's definitely a good thing, I was accepted 1 business day after I submitted the essay. Mine was around a page, which I would guess is pretty typical.

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

Postby thechancellor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:52 pm

cannibal ox wrote:
Austinbound wrote:Someone earlier on in this thread got that email to write a "Why Texas." I'm too lazy to look it up, but yeah I definitely would if I were you guys!


I was one of a couple people who received that request. It's definitely a good thing, I was accepted 1 business day after I submitted the essay. Mine was around a page, which I would guess is pretty typical.


Awesome, that's very helpful. Thanks!

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

Postby anubis1911 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:11 pm

Can you submit a why Texas after you submit the app? Where would you send it to? The school?

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

Postby livefromannarbor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:49 pm

Got the call a couple of hours ago! Said that they wouldn't be able to evaluate me for scholarships until after they get back to campus on the 6th, if that is helpful info for anyone.

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

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:02 pm

Thanks, that's helpful. I was accepted last week and if I don't hear anything until next month I won't freak out. Or.. I won't freak out as much.

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

Postby Attax » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:22 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Thanks, that's helpful. I was accepted last week and if I don't hear anything until next month I won't freak out. Or.. I won't freak out as much.


Yeah, they told me to expect $ info mid to late January, and reinforced that when I went to campus.

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

Postby BVest » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:17 pm

alex.cm wrote:Just got a request to submit a Why UT essay to add to my application, "in light of my non-resident status." Anyone else get this?

It's a YP move. They're trying to feel you out to see if you're worth an admit.

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

Postby BVest » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:18 pm

anubis1911 wrote:Can you submit a why Texas after you submit the app? Where would you send it to? The school?


If you want to do a Why Texas paragraph, you can do so as part of an LOCI. Especially if you have something else to communicate other than continued interest (e.g. fall grades).

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

Postby gotsomequestions » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:38 pm

No updates since complete on 11/25... 3.65 164 non URM, out ofstate but legacy at UT. Why is this taking forever

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

Postby Rt887 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:29 pm

For those of you who received a "Why Texas" statement request: I also received one a couple weeks ago. I submitted it a week later and was denied admission (first rejection of the cycle) today. LSP put my chances at a little over 80% and my softs are way above average (military+leadership positions).
Honestly, I didn't take the statement very seriously as I was already accepted into better schools that i'm considering more heavily. I basically regurgitated information from TLS/their website and wrote about a page double spaced, which they seemed not to have liked-otherwise, based on my numbers, I should have been admitted. Others with similar or higher numbers were also rejected outright today, leading my to conclude that numbers matter a lot less than in other places. My theory-which is based on nothing but conjecture- is that they only offer sits to nonresidents who manage to convince them that they are committed to attending. So, if you are serious about wanting to be admitted, I suggest you take this statement very seriously and be creative about it; your numbers will not save you!
Hope this helps and good luck to you all.

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

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:15 pm

Rt887 wrote:For those of you who received a "Why Texas" statement request: I also received one a couple weeks ago. I submitted it a week later and was denied admission (first rejection of the cycle) today. LSP put my chances at a little over 80% and my softs are way above average (military+leadership positions).
Honestly, I didn't take the statement very seriously as I was already accepted into better schools that i'm considering more heavily. I basically regurgitated information from TLS/their website and wrote about a page double spaced, which they seemed not to have liked-otherwise, based on my numbers, I should have been admitted. Others with similar or higher numbers were also rejected outright today, leading my to conclude that numbers matter a lot less than in other places. My theory-which is based on nothing but conjecture- is that they only offer sits to nonresidents who manage to convince them that they are committed to attending. So, if you are serious about wanting to be admitted, I suggest you take this statement very seriously and be creative about it; your numbers will not save you!
Hope this helps and good luck to you all.


LSP is pretty useless. What are your actual numbers?

You didn't tell them that you weren't interested because you were already in at better schools did you? That could have been a bad move if you did.

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

Postby OsaroLJ » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:18 pm

Rt887 wrote:For those of you who received a "Why Texas" statement request: I also received one a couple weeks ago. I submitted it a week later and was denied admission (first rejection of the cycle) today. LSP put my chances at a little over 80% and my softs are way above average (military+leadership positions).
Honestly, I didn't take the statement very seriously as I was already accepted into better schools that i'm considering more heavily. I basically regurgitated information from TLS/their website and wrote about a page double spaced, which they seemed not to have liked-otherwise, based on my numbers, I should have been admitted. Others with similar or higher numbers were also rejected outright today, leading my to conclude that numbers matter a lot less than in other places. My theory-which is based on nothing but conjecture- is that they only offer sits to nonresidents who manage to convince them that they are committed to attending. So, if you are serious about wanting to be admitted, I suggest you take this statement very seriously and be creative about it; your numbers will not save you!
Hope this helps and good luck to you all.


Sorry about the rejection. But it sounds like you will be fine.

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:32 pm

I like this new yield protection strategy. 8)

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

Postby Rt887 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:39 pm

Obviously I didn't write that i'm not interested, I would have been better off not submitting anything at all...

I sounded eager and made it seem like they fit all my priorities in choosing a school, its just that I did not put too much effort into it, and I think it showed. Just don't half ass it if you actually want to go is my point

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

Postby Attax » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:23 pm

BigZuck wrote:LSP is pretty useless. What are your actual numbers?

You didn't tell them that you weren't interested because you were already in at better schools did you? That could have been a bad move if you did.


This. LSP says <5% chance of Texas for me.

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

Postby Michigan1442 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:35 pm

So about how long after receiving the acceptance letter can we expect scholly info? I've already gotten the original acceptance envelope and then the 3 reasons to go to UT letter from the Dean. Just waiting on that last piece of mail!

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

Postby Attax » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:00 pm

Michigan1442 wrote:So about how long after receiving the acceptance letter can we expect scholly info? I've already gotten the original acceptance envelope and then the 3 reasons to go to UT letter from the Dean. Just waiting on that last piece of mail!


At my visit, they told me to expect it mid to late January.




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