Which status checkers are worth checking?

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Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby ticklemesilly » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:29 pm

Particularly in the T20?

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby LawsRUs » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:42 pm

Hey TMS!! :mrgreen:

ya i've effectively abandoned checking my status checkers lol
i just...can't...keep...checking...date changes, status changes, (dis)appearing messages, total s-t-r-e-s-s

emails, i do check multiple times a day
also, my mailbox gets checked 2-3 times a day oops :mrgreen:

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby ticklemesilly » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:49 pm

I wish I could say I don't check the status checkers but for me any date change is analyzed with the scrutiny of a military tribunal, hehe. And everytime my phone does that little ding ding notification when I get an email my heart jumps into my throat and it's always a freakin Lands End or Express email. I've never hated spam mail more.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby LawsRUs » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:05 pm

looool in THAT case, i wld vote for usc-it goes thru some interesting Kafkaesque metamorphosis

berkeley n harvard also hv some entertaining updates, so ive heard

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby Oskosh » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:09 pm

Yale's and UCLA's... just kidding.

I've only heard about the Michigan status checker (supposedly it updates every day once you go complete).

From my experience, none really unless you wish to know when you went complete/if correspondence has been mailed. I've only gotten into 1/10 schools I've applied, and that school's dean called me, and sent an email the following day. The status did not update until Monday of next week. However, I have heard many things about people being in via status checker, although this usually precedes an email/phone call they were about to receive.


TL;DR: Some people have been in purely via status checker. I don't think it happens often. I keep doing it in the hope that it will update before I receive an email/phone call, but I am probably just very compulsive and impatient.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby JFO1833 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:50 pm

There is a helpful thread call "what to expect when you're expecting" that covers this is detail . In general, for the schools that have status checkers (all except Yale and UCLA) they are important before your application goes complete because it is important to make sure everything needed is in place (transcripts + recs + application fee + ect.).

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby xylocarp » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:48 pm

NYU, Michigan, UVA, Northwestern

imo

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby ticklemesilly » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:00 am

LawsRUs wrote:looool in THAT case, i wld vote for usc-it goes thru some interesting Kafkaesque metamorphosis

berkeley n harvard also hv some entertaining updates, so ive heard


Aw dang, never looked at the USC status checker cuz they told me that they weren't going to consider me until Feb LSAT scores came out and then they accepted me out of the blue. Now I kinda wish that I had checked it more- this process needs to be more entertaining and less painful, lol.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby ticklemesilly » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:01 am

xylocarp wrote:NYU, Michigan, UVA, Northwestern

imo


Hmm....I thought UVA's status checker never changed...

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby Alhe5015 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:15 am

After 2 and a half months of bizarre neurotic behavior I can confidently say none.

Ironically, all acceptances came by email while I was driving, at work, or on the other line on the phone.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:37 am

None of them. They don't mean anything.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby lokikoala » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:18 am

Michigan. I found out about acceptance through status checker. Mail follow up came next day.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:53 am

None of them are worth checking regularly, just watch the applicants thread and if people from around your complete date are getting accepted via status checker check it then (like NYU, Michigan etc)

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby strugglebus » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:19 am

ticklemesilly wrote:
xylocarp wrote:NYU, Michigan, UVA, Northwestern

imo


Hmm....I thought UVA's status checker never changed...


Quite a few people have reported first getting their UVA decision from the SC.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby rion91 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:17 am

Michigan, Northwestern, and USC have the best imo. But did you guys know they can see how many times you view the status checker? :P

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby LawsRUs » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:50 pm

rion91 wrote:Michigan, Northwestern, and USC have the best imo. But did you guys know they can see how many times you view the status checker? :P


thats an interesting Q and i wondered about that too bc they can certainly see the date when you started their applications on lsac website: one ttt school said they saw that i hv an open app and they are willing to help me finish it

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby ticklemesilly » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:54 pm

LawsRUs wrote:
rion91 wrote:Michigan, Northwestern, and USC have the best imo. But did you guys know they can see how many times you view the status checker? :P


thats an interesting Q and i wondered about that too bc they can certainly see the date when you started their applications on lsac website: one ttt school said they saw that i hv an open app and they are willing to help me finish it


Oh jeez that is beyond creepy. So now the TTT schools are getting so desperate for good applicants that they are willing to do your apps for you? Lol!

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby mindthegap » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:57 pm

rion91 wrote:Michigan, Northwestern, and USC have the best imo. But did you guys know they can see how many times you view the status checker? :P


I def agree about Michigan - that's actually how I found out! I also found out through Texas's SC (never got an email - I'm international) so I suppose that's why I keep refreshing. As for the fact that they can see how many times I've viewed, well... I didn't know that until the damage was already done. I'll have to keep checking now, though, so at least they know I'm consistent. :wink:

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby nickhalden » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:03 pm

With the exception of UVA and Columbia, I check each status checker twice per weekday (afternoon/night). This is partly to assuage my anxiety, partly to distract from work, and partly to keep myself updated. I guess knowing when I go UR2 at Penn, UR4 at Chicago, or any other status update besides "DLS" isn't really material, but it's worthwhile to me (particularly for how little time it takes). I like to know when I'm on the cusp of a decision even if I still have to wait over a month.

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Re: Which status checkers are worth checking?

Postby Hand » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:21 pm

My cornell status checker changed before I got the email




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