University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ditka747 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:01 pm

Mitchellcar wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:
theonerd wrote:Idk if this info is helpful to anyone or not, but here it is:

1.03 Submitted Application
1.10 Ready for Review
1.31 In Review
2.25 Admitted via phone call. Status checker still says In Review.
California resident with ties to the Midwest.

Above 75% on both stats.


I have the same exact dates as you but didn't get the call today :( still in review as of 1/31.


Hahaha as soon as I typed this I got the acceptance email. At 7:50 p.m. no less. Excited.


In. Just got the acceptance email with $$$. Submitted 1/9, UR 2/4, status didin't change even after I got the email.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby pagenotfound » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:33 pm

Submit 1/10
Ready for review 1/14
UR 2/4
In via email today with 23k/y
It surprised me because I got the email at 8 pm EST, do they work that late :p?
As I only have 160/3.43, so happy to get the $$.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby The Dark Kite » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:49 am

pagenotfound wrote:Submit 1/10
Ready for review 1/14
UR 2/4
In via email today with 23k/y
It surprised me because I got the email at 8 pm EST, do they work that late :p?
As I only have 160/3.43, so happy to get the $$.

They're automated lol. No one actively sent it to you at that time. Also, CONGRATS!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby pagenotfound » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:12 pm

theonerd wrote:Idk if this info is helpful to anyone or not, but here it is:

1.03 Submitted Application
1.10 Ready for Review
1.31 In Review
2.25 Admitted via phone call. Status checker still says In Review.
California resident with ties to the Midwest.

Above 75% on both stats.


So interesting, the status checker says No "Decisions Will Be Given Over The Phone. There Are No Exceptions To This Policy."

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby pagenotfound » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:15 pm

The Dark Kite wrote:
pagenotfound wrote:Submit 1/10
Ready for review 1/14
UR 2/4
In via email today with 23k/y
It surprised me because I got the email at 8 pm EST, do they work that late :p?
As I only have 160/3.43, so happy to get the $$.

They're automated lol. No one actively sent it to you at that time. Also, CONGRATS!


No wonder. Thanks!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby theonerd » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:19 pm

pagenotfound wrote:
theonerd wrote:Idk if this info is helpful to anyone or not, but here it is:

1.03 Submitted Application
1.10 Ready for Review
1.31 In Review
2.25 Admitted via phone call. Status checker still says In Review.
California resident with ties to the Midwest.

Above 75% on both stats.


So interesting, the status checker says No "Decisions Will Be Given Over The Phone. There Are No Exceptions To This Policy."


They probably mean that if you call their office they will not tell you anything about your application status over the phone.
When they choose to call a student that is a situation that is not under that policy.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby rosebowlchamps100 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:20 pm

Waitlisted last night and sent in a LOCI. Now I am counting on the kindness of strangers to actively withdraw to make room for me. Would you all recommend touring the school to up my stock? I'm about 800 miles away for school and would have to fly in but if it helps I will definitely do it. Also, should I send in another LOCI with different info about a week prior to the first deposit deadline?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby chingwoo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:21 pm

mx23250 wrote:
Attax wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:
Attax wrote:Held


Did you just get your decision today?


No, but haven't checked the status checker in awhile.


Would've expected you to get in as an auto-admit with a pretty substantial scholly. Another YP?



I think they aren't accepting anyone under a 3.0 right now. Looking at LSN, this is the case. I'm held also with similar stats.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby rosebowlchamps100 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:24 pm

chingwoo wrote:

I think they aren't accepting anyone under a 3.0 right now. Looking at LSN, this is the case. I'm held also with similar stats.


Looks to be, I was waitlisted with a <3.0 but I assume being held is better than waitlisted.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby mx23250 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:27 pm

rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
chingwoo wrote:

I think they aren't accepting anyone under a 3.0 right now. Looking at LSN, this is the case. I'm held also with similar stats.


Looks to be, I was waitlisted with a <3.0 but I assume being held is better than waitlisted.


I was admitted with $$ about a month ago and I'm under a 3.0, just fyi.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby rosebowlchamps100 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:29 pm

mx23250 wrote:
rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
chingwoo wrote:

I think they aren't accepting anyone under a 3.0 right now. Looking at LSN, this is the case. I'm held also with similar stats.


Looks to be, I was waitlisted with a <3.0 but I assume being held is better than waitlisted.


I was admitted with $$ about a month ago and I'm under a 3.0, just fyi.


Awesome, thanks for that. Gives me some hope :D

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby mx23250 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:31 pm

rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
chingwoo wrote:

I think they aren't accepting anyone under a 3.0 right now. Looking at LSN, this is the case. I'm held also with similar stats.


Looks to be, I was waitlisted with a <3.0 but I assume being held is better than waitlisted.


I was admitted with $$ about a month ago and I'm under a 3.0, just fyi.


Awesome, thanks for that. Gives me some hope :D


Good luck!!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby JJ123 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:07 pm

Psy123 wrote:So has anyone been offered or negotiated to be offered more than a simple full scholarship? I myself have negotiated up to a full scholarship and am wondering if it would be worth asking for a little more, or if anyone has had success/experience doing this yet.


I asked. No dice.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:12 pm

rosebowlchamps100 wrote:Waitlisted last night and sent in a LOCI. Now I am counting on the kindness of strangers to actively withdraw to make room for me. Would you all recommend touring the school to up my stock? I'm about 800 miles away for school and would have to fly in but if it helps I will definitely do it. Also, should I send in another LOCI with different info about a week prior to the first deposit deadline?


Visiting the school will likely be unhelpful, so if you're that far away, I would recommend just sending an LOCI and hoping for the best. It seems like decisions are coming later this year than they did last, so you can hold out a little hope.

What "different info" would you send in a new LOCI?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:13 pm

JJ123 wrote:
Psy123 wrote:So has anyone been offered or negotiated to be offered more than a simple full scholarship? I myself have negotiated up to a full scholarship and am wondering if it would be worth asking for a little more, or if anyone has had success/experience doing this yet.


I asked. No dice.


Does full tuition include fees? Illinois's fees are really high. Just wondering if you by chance asked this, or knew. Did they say that they couldn't do anything else at this time, or that would never happen?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby rosebowlchamps100 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:29 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
rosebowlchamps100 wrote:Waitlisted last night and sent in a LOCI. Now I am counting on the kindness of strangers to actively withdraw to make room for me. Would you all recommend touring the school to up my stock? I'm about 800 miles away for school and would have to fly in but if it helps I will definitely do it. Also, should I send in another LOCI with different info about a week prior to the first deposit deadline?


Visiting the school will likely be unhelpful, so if you're that far away, I would recommend just sending an LOCI and hoping for the best. It seems like decisions are coming later this year than they did last, so you can hold out a little hope.

What "different info" would you send in a new LOCI?


Great, thanks for the info. I will probably not visit then, I just assumed that visiting might show that I am interested enough to take the time to see the school and attend an open house or something.

For a second LOCI, I was thinking that mentioning different programs, clinics, or unique courses of interest might be helpful, and that doing so closer to the deposit deadline would at least remind them that I exist. It was something I was thinking about after I submitted my LOCI hours after being waitlisted, realizing how desperate I must look.

Great username, btw.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:35 pm

rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
For a second LOCI, I was thinking that mentioning different programs, clinics, or unique courses of interest might be helpful, and that doing so closer to the deposit deadline would at least remind them that I exist. It was something I was thinking about after I submitted my LOCI hours after being waitlisted, realizing how desperate I must look.


Unless you have something substantive to add-like work experience, new grades, fellowship, etc.-a second LOCI highlighting different programs or courses that interest you is useless.

At some point, if you're still held or on the waitlist, they'll ask if you want to remain on the list and specifically tell you not to send another LOCI.

HTH.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby rosebowlchamps100 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:38 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
rosebowlchamps100 wrote:
For a second LOCI, I was thinking that mentioning different programs, clinics, or unique courses of interest might be helpful, and that doing so closer to the deposit deadline would at least remind them that I exist. It was something I was thinking about after I submitted my LOCI hours after being waitlisted, realizing how desperate I must look.


Unless you have something substantive to add-like work experience, new grades, fellowship, etc.-a second LOCI highlighting different programs or courses that interest you is useless.

At some point, if you're still held or on the waitlist, they'll ask if you want to remain on the list and specifically tell you not to send another LOCI.

HTH.


Great, thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Psy123 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:42 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
JJ123 wrote:
Psy123 wrote:So has anyone been offered or negotiated to be offered more than a simple full scholarship? I myself have negotiated up to a full scholarship and am wondering if it would be worth asking for a little more, or if anyone has had success/experience doing this yet.


I asked. No dice.


Does full tuition include fees? Illinois's fees are really high. Just wondering if you by chance asked this, or knew. Did they say that they couldn't do anything else at this time, or that would never happen?


Yeah im curious as well exactly what kind of response you got for asking. The school fees are not included in the full tuition scholarship.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:11 pm

The Dark Kite wrote:
pagenotfound wrote:Submit 1/10
Ready for review 1/14
UR 2/4
In via email today with 23k/y
It surprised me because I got the email at 8 pm EST, do they work that late :p?
As I only have 160/3.43, so happy to get the $$.

They're automated lol. No one actively sent it to you at that time. Also, CONGRATS!


I don't know, I got a call at about 6:30 pm CST offering admission. I just assumed U of I staff was extremely industrious and dedicated to their jobs.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby pagenotfound » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:50 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:
pagenotfound wrote:Submit 1/10
Ready for review 1/14
UR 2/4
In via email today with 23k/y
It surprised me because I got the email at 8 pm EST, do they work that late :p?
As I only have 160/3.43, so happy to get the $$.

They're automated lol. No one actively sent it to you at that time. Also, CONGRATS!


I don't know, I got a call at about 6:30 pm CST offering admission. I just assumed U of I staff was extremely industrious and dedicated to their jobs.


Just curious, who gave you the call? Is it Rebecca? I notice that she has her JD with the summa cum laude and Order of the Coif(TOP 10%,minimum GPA 3.75)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:43 pm

pagenotfound wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:
pagenotfound wrote:Submit 1/10
Ready for review 1/14
UR 2/4
In via email today with 23k/y
It surprised me because I got the email at 8 pm EST, do they work that late :p?
As I only have 160/3.43, so happy to get the $$.

They're automated lol. No one actively sent it to you at that time. Also, CONGRATS!


I don't know, I got a call at about 6:30 pm CST offering admission. I just assumed U of I staff was extremely industrious and dedicated to their jobs.


Just curious, who gave you the call? Is it Rebecca? I notice that she has her JD with the summa cum laude and Order of the Coif(TOP 10%,minimum GPA 3.75)


I think so, yes. She seemed underwhelmed by my response, but I was opening up at work and in no mood for phone calls.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Attax » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:31 pm

Got a phone call to an ASW today.

Still haven't been admitted.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby mx23250 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:42 pm

Attax wrote:Got a phone call to an ASW today.

Still haven't been admitted.

Did the phone call end in him or her yelling, "BAZINGA!!" ???

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Attax » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:48 pm

mx23250 wrote:
Attax wrote:Got a phone call to an ASW today.

Still haven't been admitted.

Did the phone call end in him or her yelling, "BAZINGA!!" ???


Hahaha. It ended in me saying "this is awkward, I haven't been admitted yet."

She said she would check and get back to me. My Status Checker still says Hold.




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