UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

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Until when will you wait it out?

Before/Until June
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After June
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21%
Until the end of time
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64%
 
Total votes: 28

lostg4ever
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby lostg4ever » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:18 pm

ktrey29 wrote:Just to clarify - did they say they'd make a decision about you specifically or about the whole waitlist in general within 4 business days?


They said that they would get back to me as soon as possible and afterwards I would have 4 business days to accept the offer.

maple22
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby maple22 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:03 pm

Got an email today inviting me to interview via Skype. Is this a good sign as to getting off the WL?

calmenda
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby calmenda » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Not to be snarky, but why would an invitation for a skype interview be anything other than good news for your chances of getting in? No news is bad news (until you hear otherwise). Of course it is good news.

ilbelfarlegge
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby ilbelfarlegge » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:46 pm

Got email for Skype interview Wednesday. Interviewed this morning. Got the call an hour later. Interview = good thing. 161, 3.95...if that lsat score doesn't give you all hope nothing will.

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fallingwater
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby fallingwater » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:00 am

Interviewed awhile back. Got the call on Friday. I'm in!

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emitremmus
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby emitremmus » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:52 am

ilbelfarlegge wrote:Got email for Skype interview Wednesday. Interviewed this morning. Got the call an hour later. Interview = good thing. 161, 3.95...if that lsat score doesn't give you all hope nothing will.


Congrats! My interview is approaching as well. Any scholarship offered or available?

ilbelfarlegge
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby ilbelfarlegge » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:23 pm

No merit based scholarship so I'm crossing my fingers for some need based.

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fallingwater
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby fallingwater » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:35 pm

Yea, no merit. Hoping some will miraculously become available. I was able to score some need based.

ilbelfarlegge
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby ilbelfarlegge » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:21 pm

How much do people get for need based? 5-15K/yr?

smoshkovich
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby smoshkovich » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:16 am

Withdrawing my admission with big $$$. Hopefully one of you gets in because of it

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emitremmus
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby emitremmus » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:19 am

smoshkovich wrote:Withdrawing my admission with big $$$. Hopefully one of you gets in because of it



Hopefully so! Best of luck!

c16cross
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby c16cross » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:10 pm

Got a request for a skpye interview....any past interviewees have any advice?

calmenda
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby calmenda » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:25 pm

1. Look into the camera (not at the screen). 2. Do some research on why you want to go to UCLA specifically (programs, faculty etc).

The interview is very informal so don't stress about it too much. Try to act natural and be yourself.

c16cross
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby c16cross » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:11 pm

calmenda wrote:1. Look into the camera (not at the screen). 2. Do some research on why you want to go to UCLA specifically (programs, faculty etc).

The interview is very informal so don't stress about it too much. Try to act natural and be yourself.



Thank you very much appreciated!

futurelawstudent14
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby futurelawstudent14 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:00 pm

Declined a WL spot. No $

kj_123
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby kj_123 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:36 pm

futurelawstudent14 wrote:Declined a WL spot. No $



If you don't mind my asking, had you done an interview with them before being offered admission off the wait list?

thelsatisfun
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby thelsatisfun » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:27 pm

c16cross wrote:Got a request for a skpye interview....any past interviewees have any advice?


how did the interview go? did the admissions officer say how many offers they plan to make?

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emitremmus
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby emitremmus » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:23 pm

thelsatisfun wrote:
c16cross wrote:Got a request for a skpye interview....any past interviewees have any advice?


how did the interview go? did the admissions officer say how many offers they plan to make?


The only thing they offered regarding a timeline was that they "hope to call back sooner rather than later."

"If you have not received a call by August 17th/18th, then it is safe to move on."

Virtually no merit based scholarship left. Possibly need based available.

The former Assistant Director of Admissions left on July 9th, so that may have hampered the process.

Only thing left to do is keep on waitin'

calmenda
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby calmenda » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:28 pm

Not to freak anyone on the waitlist out but first day of class is August 18th and there is assigned reading that has already been distributed for orientation week which will take some time to go through. If you're going to make a push, now would be the time to go all out. Good luck to everyone!

thelsatisfun
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby thelsatisfun » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:58 pm

emitremmus wrote:
thelsatisfun wrote:
c16cross wrote:Got a request for a skpye interview....any past interviewees have any advice?


how did the interview go? did the admissions officer say how many offers they plan to make?


The only thing they offered regarding a timeline was that they "hope to call back sooner rather than later."

"If you have not received a call by August 17th/18th, then it is safe to move on."

Virtually no merit based scholarship left. Possibly need based available.

The former Assistant Director of Admissions left on July 9th, so that may have hampered the process.

Only thing left to do is keep on waitin'


Oh ok...well the timeline part sounds promising..hopefully that means you are in, its just a matter of when!

calmenda
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby calmenda » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:09 pm

After my skype interview I heard back within 3 days or so. I read that another person who had an interview on the same day heard back the next day. It seems that they are pretty quick with responses. I think the more time elapses from interview date the less likely one is to get in. That was my logic at the time. If you have a skype interview you really need to knock it out of the park. At that point I assumed I had a 50/50 shot. After a couple of days of waiting I thought the odds decrease as time went by and the closer we got to the first day of school.

thelsatisfun
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby thelsatisfun » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:18 pm

calmenda wrote:After my skype interview I heard back within 3 days or so. I read that another person who had an interview on the same day heard back the next day. It seems that they are pretty quick with responses. I think the more time elapses from interview date the less likely one is to get in. That was my logic at the time. If you have a skype interview you really need to knock it out of the park. At that point I assumed I had a 50/50 shot. After a couple of days of waiting I thought the odds decrease as time went by and the closer we got to the first day of school.


Did they give you a firm timeline when you would hear back? It seems like they have been giving different timelines. Some people have been told 4 business days for example, and others have been told "sooner rather than later." Maybe they don't have any open spots yet and are now interviewing in anticipation of open spots? It seems like they wouldn't interview unless they were fairly certain they wanted to admit you, though obviously I'm just speculating.

calmenda
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby calmenda » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:29 pm

My interview was back in March. I think I was told I would hear back within a week but I'm not sure. At this point I think it is likely that there are very few spots remaining and they only open up if someone decides to drop because they got into a higher ranked school (or one that gave them more money) at the last minute off the WL. Let's say the class is about 300 I would venture to guess most of those spots are full. To give you an idea the facebook group for the class of 2017 has 370 people (some of which are current students who help answer questions). I'm not trying to scare anyone but it's nice to know some information. I found these threads helpful in determining my odds. Some info is better than no info.

thelsatisfun
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Re: UCLA c/o 2017 WAITLIST

Postby thelsatisfun » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:51 pm

anyone receive news lately?




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