EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

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applicant4321
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EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby applicant4321 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:07 am

Welcome to the Waitlist!

Post your updates here!

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naschkatze
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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby naschkatze » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:24 pm

Does anyone know how many people were admitted off of/size of wait list in prior years?

Update on priority versus regular wait list: the woman at admissions informed me the priority wait list applicants are selected before the regular wait list applicants. In addition, the list of priority applicants is smaller. When I asked whether they toggle between the two lists for acceptances etc., she said "we exhaust the priority wait list before considering regular wait list applicants." I am very confused because I have seen different answers in the Class of 2018 thread but this is what I was told from admissions. Blahhhhhh feeling very hopeless RN :shock:

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby lawdoggy » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:39 pm

I was also told that they admit all priorities before switching over to the regular waitlist. Kind of makes sense... otherwise why have a priority waitlist at all.

The priority pool is apparently much smaller, so I would say chances are not terrible for regular waitlist people if this cycle continues to be crazy and there is a lot of movement at the top. What I don't know is if they rank the regular waitlist people. That, I think, would be the key thing for regular waitlist people to know. I heard third-hand that two people on the regular waitlist were admitted last year. Great news for priority people, but not so great for regular waitlisters.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby kfree » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:38 pm

At the Emory ASW last weekend, Dean Rosenzweig said that this is the first year doing a priority waitlist, so I think they are still trying to figure it out. He also said that he expects to admit people from both the priority and regular waitlists, so don't lose hope!!

edited because DEAN Rosenzweig is very much alive the last time I checked, my deepest apologies
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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:41 pm

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby gxsmile » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:46 pm

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
kfree wrote:At the Emory ASW last weekend, Dead Rosenzweig said that this is the first year doing a priority waitlist, so I think they are still trying to figure it out. He also said that he expects to admit people from both the priority and regular waitlists, so don't lose hope!!


OMG there are zombies there!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


:lol: I found that way funnier than I really should've. Safe to say this waiting is starting to make me a tad crazy.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby kfree » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:19 pm

OMG so sorry. Edited it...

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby BM_1993 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:19 pm

Emory is my top choice. Submitting a LOCI. Should I do anything else?

Anyone current 1L's gotten off the waitlist????

I'm not quite sure why Emory decided to waitlist me, given my stats are pretty low comparatively. How do law schools perceive a heartfelt LOCI with promise regardless of past mishaps in GPA?

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby naschkatze » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:08 am

HAPPY PESACH YALL --- I am rather concerned about my chances. I talked to a 3L and he knows only one person who got off the wait list and they were contacted mid-August. Does anyone know anything else about this cycle and stats for it? Or is anyone savvy enough with numbers to do some LSN analysis? I am not a math person :O

Also.. how do you guys think admissions would like receiving calls every once in a while? Or emailing Dean Rosenzweig directly? Is that stalkerish? I feel if I am questioning the degree of creepy then I have probably answered my own question.. :mrgreen:

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby itskevin » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:31 pm

I'm on their Priority waitlist.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby A.Taarabt7 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:28 pm

Regular waitlisted last month

I talked to admissions and it looks like they do pull people off the regular waitlist. Plus with this cycle having lower applicants it could be in our favor. Who knows though. If they start admitting people in July I expect a lot of movement to occur. Perhaps some people waitlisted got into another school they were waitlisted at and chose that one instead. Anyways, at least we have a shot to get in.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby applicant4321 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:58 pm

I don't think it hurts to send an email asking a question even if you don't get the response you were looking for because you should have all the information you can get to make a decision!
I also know someone who was admitted in August from the waitlist a few years back, but they didn't have a priority waitlist at the time and I don't know if it was ranked or not.
What I am most confused about is whether or not they are going to completely exhaust the priority waitlist before accepting regular waitlist. Seems like people have been told slightly different things.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby bob311 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:07 pm

I have been getting waitlisted everywhere including Emory and I called to speak to my undergrad law school advisor. She said she was at an annual meeting of pre-law advisors and basically the take away message was something like this:

Because of the uncertainty with this year's class as far as numbers of students reducing as well as lsat scores being lower, most schools are HUGELY increasing their waitlists. She said she had heard directly from multiple top 20 schools admissions deans stating that they are planning on doubling or tripling their waitlists from even last year. Her takeaway message was send a LOCI to the schools, call frequently, etc. But don't hold you breath. The odds are drastically not in your favor this year.

It wasn't the best phone call I ever had but it makes a lot of sense. Schools don't know where their medians will be and are fighting to keep them. With having a smaller pool of students to keep their medians (especially top 20ish schools), it seems that they will be pulling more from the waitlist. But because of this, they are drastically increasing the waitlist sizes.

It seems Emory is doing exactly as she said, having created a priority and now a regular waitlist. I bet the regular waitlist (which I am in) is as large, if not larger than the waitlist last year, plus all the students on the priority waitlist.

Take it for what it is worth.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby A.Taarabt7 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:26 pm

bob311 wrote:I have been getting waitlisted everywhere including Emory and I called to speak to my undergrad law school advisor. She said she was at an annual meeting of pre-law advisors and basically the take away message was something like this:

Because of the uncertainty with this year's class as far as numbers of students reducing as well as lsat scores being lower, most schools are HUGELY increasing their waitlists. She said she had heard directly from multiple top 20 schools admissions deans stating that they are planning on doubling or tripling their waitlists from even last year. Her takeaway message was send a LOCI to the schools, call frequently, etc. But don't hold you breath. The odds are drastically not in your favor this year.

It wasn't the best phone call I ever had but it makes a lot of sense. Schools don't know where their medians will be and are fighting to keep them. With having a smaller pool of students to keep their medians (especially top 20ish schools), it seems that they will be pulling more from the waitlist. But because of this, they are drastically increasing the waitlist sizes.

It seems Emory is doing exactly as she said, having created a priority and now a regular waitlist. I bet the regular waitlist (which I am in) is as large, if not larger than the waitlist last year, plus all the students on the priority waitlist.

Take it for what it is worth.


Well I asked them, and they said they weren't? Not sure, the way I see it, if you're waitlisted you got a shot. If you're at one median and below another median it seems possible you can get in, and not slim. It's all just speculation anyways.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby applicant4321 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:48 am

Seems like anything is possible at this point, and they don't want everyone on the priority waitlist to assume they are going to get an acceptance because they can't make promises like that. The dean said he plans on admitting people from both lists so.. I think everyone should have a little hope.. because why not?

We will all find out eventually!

I think things will start to happen after the deposit deadline. Fingers crossed!

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby applicant4321 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:35 am

Has anyone read the 2017 waitlist thread and noticed that people didn't start getting in off the waitlist until August??
Any time someone called for information they were told they hadn't had any movement yet.
I really hope things go differently this year.
has anyone asked when they will start reviewing waitlist files?

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby BM_1993 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:36 pm

Noticed that! But you have to remember, there are a lot of people who don't post of TLS or LSN. Keep your head up! Trying to do the same. I'm not putting in any deposits anywhere-waiting on my three waitlists (Emory included). If I don't get any of them, will retake and reapply in October.

Also, I didn't get a confirm for LOCI. Did anyone else?

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby applicant4321 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:44 am

I didn't get a confirm either, no worries.
Admissions has made it pretty clear that every waitlist/admissions cycle is different, and to not worry about trends in past years so that's good to hear!

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby lawdoggy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:05 pm

Just got in off the PW with a big scholly. Good luck to those still waiting it out!

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby storpappa » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:17 pm

lawdoggy wrote:Just got in off the PW with a big scholly. Good luck to those still waiting it out!

Grats

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby applicant4321 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:08 pm

Congratz! Did you go to the event at Emory for the PW?

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby lawdoggy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:41 pm

applicant4321 wrote:Congratz! Did you go to the event at Emory for the PW?




I did, yes.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby aeu8690 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:16 pm

Woah. When did you get in and how did they tell you? Email or phone call. Did you write a LOCI?

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:27 pm

Just withdrew: Hopefully one of you will receive my spot/$$$.

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Re: EMORY WAITLIST Class of 2018

Postby BM_1993 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:59 pm

Everyone else get the 'Thank you for joining our waitlist...' e-mail? Keeping the hope alive...




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