William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby gerrydawg » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:27 am

sl5uw13 wrote:I don't when it starts to affect the rankings but 2011 http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=wm&class=2011 they didn't have any and the next year 2012 http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=wm they did.

eta: this year's ranking use 2012 stats because 2013 stats aren't out yet.


Oh- I didn't realize that. I figured that the new rankings would use the 2013 employment numbers since the 2013 numbers come out at about the same time as the rankings. I think the new 2013 employment numbers are supposed to come out on March 15- can anybody confirm that?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Annie787 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:28 am

RonBurgundy wrote:For all of us in the "held for further review" party, is the consensus that we hear back mid march? Maybe the end of this week? Or are we looking at later?


Yeah from what I've heard I'm pretty sure they're going to start sending out around the 15 th with everything out by April 1st

As per their applicant online status:
"In the William & Mary Law School admission process, initial review occurs as files become complete. The majority of decisions will be finalized during the month of March following the application deadline date when the competition in the applicant pool is known and assessed. We anticipate decisions for all applicants will be sent by April 1. Applicants will receive earlier notification if a decision has been finalized."

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mmd90 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:17 pm

So I don't ever post on here, but I have to ask: how indicative of a bad outcome is it to be placed on hold YESTERDAY? I applied 3/5 and went under review on 3/10. I feel like at this point it seems kind of unnecessary since all of the applications are in. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angev » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:31 pm

FFfreakMTG wrote:I've been accepted to William and Mary and just visited today - the place is beautiful and I was really happy with it.

I was just wondering if there was a facebook group or anything for the class of 2017. I'm trying to look into finding
a roommate.


I can’t wait to visit! I tried looking for facebook group but couldn’t fine one, they said they would send an invite though after the seat deposit was paid so hopefully will get invited soon because I’m in the same boat.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:38 pm

mmd90 wrote:So I don't ever post on here, but I have to ask: how indicative of a bad outcome is it to be placed on hold YESTERDAY? I applied 3/5 and went under review on 3/10. I feel like at this point it seems kind of unnecessary since all of the applications are in. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Obviously I'm not on the admissions staff, however the deadline for apps was 3/1. Their policy is to accept late apps, but they say that your chances of admission are definitely affected by late submission. I would guess that you are going to be held until all the on-time apps are reviewed and have decisions.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mmd90 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:51 pm

Well, they postponed the deadline to the 5th, so I didn't technically submit it late. Not that it looks good to wait until the last minute, but it wasn't considered late.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:07 pm

mmd90 wrote:Well, they postponed the deadline to the 5th, so I didn't technically submit it late. Not that it looks good to wait until the last minute, but it wasn't considered late.


Oh, that's right I forgot about that email. Unfortunately I would still guess that you're likely to be one of the later files reviewed, unless your numbers are exceptionally high. But if it was in by the deadline then you should have a decision by 4/1, I don't think they've sent out anything delaying the originally stated deadline. They don't "guarantee" decisions by 4/1, but they have continued to state that they anticipate being finished with the review by then. It's also possible they're reviewing files according to scores, so if you're above their medians you might have a decision sooner.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby spunkyjoe » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:31 pm

Got the admissions email yesterday (3/11) after applying on 2/26. Waiting to get the mailed packet in hand, but honestly shocked by how fast they responded. LSAT 155/GPA 3.82

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Annie787 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:42 pm

spunkyjoe wrote:Got the admissions email yesterday (3/11) after applying on 2/26. Waiting to get the mailed packet in hand, but honestly shocked by how fast they responded. LSAT 155/GPA 3.82


Were you put on hold for further review initially?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby spunkyjoe » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:02 pm

Annie787 wrote:Were you put on hold for further review initially?


No, I went from Complete to In Review and accepted in the span of 2 weeks. One of my best friends who has a 162/3.6 has been Pending Further Review at W&M since early February though. No rhyme or reason it seems.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:12 pm

spunkyjoe wrote:
Annie787 wrote:Were you put on hold for further review initially?


No, I went from Complete to In Review and accepted in the span of 2 weeks. One of my best friends who has a 162/3.6 has been Pending Further Review at W&M since early February though. No rhyme or reason it seems.


You must have just really impressed them, good for you! Some people downplay the importance of your personal statement, but maybe you just presented them with something they were looking for. Congratulations on your acceptance!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Marquis » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:26 pm

PattyCake wrote:
spunkyjoe wrote:
Annie787 wrote:Were you put on hold for further review initially?


No, I went from Complete to In Review and accepted in the span of 2 weeks. One of my best friends who has a 162/3.6 has been Pending Further Review at W&M since early February though. No rhyme or reason it seems.


You must have just really impressed them, good for you! Some people downplay the importance of your personal statement, but maybe you just presented them with something they were looking for. Congratulations on your acceptance!


The sense that I get is that W&M has a very specific, dare I say unique, academic culture. It's one of those schools where I think a strong PS can really make a difference. I got accepted very early in the cycle with a <3.0 GPA / 165 LSAT. Perhaps they take a more holistic approach to their admissions.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:44 pm

Marquis wrote:
PattyCake wrote:
spunkyjoe wrote:
Annie787 wrote:Were you put on hold for further review initially?


No, I went from Complete to In Review and accepted in the span of 2 weeks. One of my best friends who has a 162/3.6 has been Pending Further Review at W&M since early February though. No rhyme or reason it seems.


You must have just really impressed them, good for you! Some people downplay the importance of your personal statement, but maybe you just presented them with something they were looking for. Congratulations on your acceptance!


The sense that I get is that W&M has a very specific, dare I say unique, academic culture. It's one of those schools where I think a strong PS can really make a difference. I got accepted very early in the cycle with a <3.0 GPA / 165 LSAT. Perhaps they take a more holistic approach to their admissions.


This may be true. My numbers would suggest that I stand almost no chance yet I've been held for further review.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:04 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
Marquis wrote:
PattyCake wrote:
spunkyjoe wrote:
No, I went from Complete to In Review and accepted in the span of 2 weeks. One of my best friends who has a 162/3.6 has been Pending Further Review at W&M since early February though. No rhyme or reason it seems.


You must have just really impressed them, good for you! Some people downplay the importance of your personal statement, but maybe you just presented them with something they were looking for. Congratulations on your acceptance!


The sense that I get is that W&M has a very specific, dare I say unique, academic culture. It's one of those schools where I think a strong PS can really make a difference. I got accepted very early in the cycle with a <3.0 GPA / 165 LSAT. Perhaps they take a more holistic approach to their admissions.


This may be true. My numbers would suggest that I stand almost no chance yet I've been held for further review.


I felt the same way - I submitted before taking the Feb LSAT and my first score was WELL below their 25th, I honestly couldn't believe I got held.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mmd90 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:09 pm

Does anyone know if they have actually rejected anyone yet? I haven't seen anything posted here and only 1 on LSN. Sorry if this is me being a noob and not looking in the right places..

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby uvandy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:35 pm

According to last year's thread, they saved most of the WL/ding until the end of March. Didn't see anyone's app on hold though.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:14 am

IN via email this morning! Complete 2/12.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Annie787 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:33 am

PhenomenalWoman wrote:IN via email this morning! Complete 2/12.


Congrats!

Not to beat a dead horse, but were you held for further review or was this your first review?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jen6886 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:39 am

PhenomenalWoman wrote:IN via email this morning! Complete 2/12.


If you dont mind me asking, what were your stats?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:10 am

Annie787 wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:IN via email this morning! Complete 2/12.


Congrats!

Not to beat a dead horse, but were you held for further review or was this your first review?


Thanks! This was my first review.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Marquis » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:29 am

PhenomenalWoman wrote:
Annie787 wrote:
PhenomenalWoman wrote:IN via email this morning! Complete 2/12.


Congrats!

Not to beat a dead horse, but were you held for further review or was this your first review?


Thanks! This was my first review.


Congrats!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby hopefulapplicant2 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:46 am

Accepted am Tuesday email. Applied 3/1. Received scholarship offer $13,000 via post yesterday
ok stats
Work as a legal assistant in NYC for a major firm
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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby spunkyjoe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:50 pm

Got the packet today in the mail, offered $10k a year. Just so everyone knows, at least in my packet, you have to submit your SoI by April 1st. Not sure how much that'll change with the admissions process being pushed back.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby pauly_biegler » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:57 pm

SOL?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:04 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:SOL?


I think he means statement of intent.




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