kobe1020 wrote: angels2fly wrote: kobe1020 wrote:
Glasseyes wrote:Submitted my requested Why UT? statement on Thursday... accepted today! Offsets my rejection letter from Michigan that came in 20 minutes later by a fair amount (it was a crazy reach anyway).
did they request it? mine went complete on 1/21 so now its been a little more than two weeks.. so i'm thinking should i write one and send it over to them too, or just wait..
haha misread thanks !
The impression I got from the email request they sent to me -- and maybe others with more experience in this thread can correct me if I'm wrong -- but they're using the Why UT statement especially for non-residents, and it seems to serve two distinct functions. For out of staters with high numbers, it's to gauge legitimate interest (for YP, presumably); and then -- here's where I start making assumptions based on my own circumstances and outcome -- for folks like me, whose numbers are on the cusp but have a strong application package (story, softs, & WE) this is a way of testing our commitment and writing ability once more. Every school seems to handle these two things differently, but there are similarities on some level: Northwestern's optional essays for held students seem to be there to serve the same purpose. They want us to work for it.
FWIW, I don't think I'd submit it until they ask for it, but I'd rather keep my itchy trigger to myself just out of principle.