Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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What would prevent you from going if you were accepted?

An act of God/nothing Chicago is the dream
47
12%
T3 acceptance
114
29%
T6 full ride
34
9%
T6 offering more money
61
16%
T14 full ride
77
20%
full ride to strong regional
21
5%
I wasn't planning on going anyway so anything.
34
9%
 
Total votes: 388

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Za-or-Nah » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:45 pm

liyorah wrote:Hey guys - how does one go about asking for more scholarship politely when they have nothing serious to bargain with? I was hoping Penn would give me a decent scholarship but they're dragging their heels about telling me and that's the second best ranked school I got into
I want to ask but I don't want to come off sounding stupid since I can't say I'm getting a better deal elsewhere


A) This question is probably more appropriate for the admitted students thread, viewtopic.php?p=9263665#p9263665

B) From the Admitted Students website:

If you have concerns about your scholarship award:

We understand that financial considerations are often a significant factor for an admitted student in deciding which law school to attend. While we do not have a matching scholarship program, we are committed to mitigating financial concerns for those who are truly interested in studying law at UChicago and are happy to learn more about your circumstances. You may request a review of your financial aid package by emailing financialaid@law.uchicago.edu. We will send you a link to an electronic form where you can provide additional information about your situation, including other scholarship offers that you are seriously considering. We will review these requests in late April. Although we simply do not have the ability to adjust all scholarship awards, we are still very interested in discussing your situation and alleviating your concerns as best we can.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby KMart » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:27 pm

genericwit wrote:Anyone else getting generic responses like, "Thank you for your continued interest." without confirmation of, "yes, we'll add this to your file."?

This was all I got last year; don't worry about it.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby KMart » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:27 pm

liyorah wrote:Hey guys - how does one go about asking for more scholarship politely when they have nothing serious to bargain with? I was hoping Penn would give me a decent scholarship but they're dragging their heels about telling me and that's the second best ranked school I got into
I want to ask but I don't want to come off sounding stupid since I can't say I'm getting a better deal elsewhere

You're already accepted. The worst thing they can say is no. Put what you have on the table and hope for the best.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Dcc617 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:24 pm

Just declined my admission. Good luck to those still waiting.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby ohthatjenn » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:08 pm

Still waiting...

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby AriGold33 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:50 am

just declined, good luck to all who are still waiting

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby goddard24 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:18 pm

Guys, Im currently waitlisted. Im submitting my supplemental essay tonight. The email stated up to two pages, does anyone know if it is two double spaced or single spaced pages? I dont want to overload the admit committee and seem like I dont know how to follow directions. Thanks!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby KMart » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:34 pm

goddard24 wrote:

Double.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby landshoes » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:23 pm

goddard24 wrote:Guys, Im currently waitlisted. Im submitting my supplemental essay tonight. The email stated up to two pages, does anyone know if it is two double spaced or single spaced pages? I dont want to overload the admit committee and seem like I dont know how to follow directions. Thanks!


Two double spaced pages sounds better to me, although I don't know what their intention was. If you can get across all the info while taking up less of their time, I imagine that has to be a good thing.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby goddard24 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:24 am

Got it. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby landshoes » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:39 am

You're very welcome! Good luck :)

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby puppy » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:37 am

So... It's a little late to be asking this question, but if I haven't interviewed by now can I just assume I'm waiting for them to decide whether I'm a deny or waitlist?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby 16to19 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:20 am

This.

puppy wrote:So... It's a little late to be asking this question, but if I haven't interviewed by now can I just assume I'm waiting for them to decide whether I'm a deny or waitlist?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby thebroteinshake » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:35 pm

Just withdrew from the waitlist - good luck everyone!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby osgiliath » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:11 pm

16to19 wrote:This.

puppy wrote:So... It's a little late to be asking this question, but if I haven't interviewed by now can I just assume I'm waiting for them to decide whether I'm a deny or waitlist?


Im still UR !!!!!!!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby calgoldenbear » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:36 pm

osgiliath wrote:
16to19 wrote:This.

puppy wrote:So... It's a little late to be asking this question, but if I haven't interviewed by now can I just assume I'm waiting for them to decide whether I'm a deny or waitlist?


Im still UR !!!!!!!


Same here. Do you know how they notify decisions?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Procyon » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:25 pm

Holy crap, my scholarship review bumped me from 75K to a Rubenstein! I already sent my school and housing deposits to Yale though...

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby puppy » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:46 pm

calgoldenbear wrote:
osgiliath wrote:
16to19 wrote:This.

puppy wrote:So... It's a little late to be asking this question, but if I haven't interviewed by now can I just assume I'm waiting for them to decide whether I'm a deny or waitlist?


Im still UR !!!!!!!


Same here. Do you know how they notify decisions?


I think the "what to expect" thread said that they simultaneously update your status checker and send an email for accepts and for waitlists- I'm not sure about denies though.

I imagine we'll get decisions by the end of this week- at least, it really doesn't seem like there are many more of us still waiting.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby WinterComing » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:55 pm

Procyon wrote:Holy crap, my scholarship review bumped me from 75K to a Rubenstein! I already sent my school and housing deposits to Yale though...


That is not an easy decision to make.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby theconsigliere » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:09 pm

WinterComing wrote:
Procyon wrote:Holy crap, my scholarship review bumped me from 75K to a Rubenstein! I already sent my school and housing deposits to Yale though...


That is not an easy decision to make.


Pick Chicago

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby darthslughorn » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:12 pm

Procyon wrote:Holy crap, my scholarship review bumped me from 75K to a Rubenstein! I already sent my school and housing deposits to Yale though...

Holy shit, I didn't know this was possible. Good luck with that

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby landshoes » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:13 pm

Procyon wrote:Holy crap, my scholarship review bumped me from 75K to a Rubenstein! I already sent my school and housing deposits to Yale though...


Wow!

I left a deposit at a few different schools! It happens, sometimes for a good reason. Congrats!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Procyon » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:42 pm

Thanks everyone! I feel hollow. The next few days are going to be agonising.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby landshoes » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:28 pm

Either way, you have an incredibly good opportunity awaiting you. And wherever you go, you'll probably learn about the paradox of choice ;)

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Re: Chicago C/O 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby KMart » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:53 am

landshoes wrote:Either way, you have an incredibly good opportunity awaiting you. And wherever you go, you'll probably learn about the paradox of choice ;)

:lol: & +1




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