TLS c/o 2020 - In #Squad We Trust

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Earlskies wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Earlskies wrote:I fully intend on selling my car to fund my move. I'll be trading it in for a bike to get to and from class hopefully.


the paint on my car suddenly started to rapidly rust away, on my 2009 civic. Just checked KBB and it halved in value since I bought it two years ago :( Guess it's not worth selling anymore. though it will suck paying insurance. maybe I'll switch to whatever state because wherever I am it will for sure be cheaper than NJ car insurance lol

I bought these new brown flats that I figured I would use a lot, but they're made of really soft leather. I wore them for the second time when going to Michigan, and they got really stained in the rain. I just also scratched them on a cement stair at work. something clicked and I was filled with the dread that I won't have income anymore and won't be able to buy new shoes :(

The A/C went out in my car and will be a $1,500 fix. I figured I'd rather sell it for whatever I can get rather than worry about driving a clunker with no A/C across the country.


now that you mention it, it was hot the last two days here and my A/C was blowing warm air :( is that bad :shock:

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:04 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:My dad knows the VP of student affairs at my waitlisted school...he e-mailed them asking if I was going to be taken off the waitlist...


Update, he told them:
I was considering them because they have a "reasonable ranking"
I was considering at "higher ranked school with nearly a full scholarship."
I am "anxious because commitment deadlines are coming up for other schools."

none of this bodes well for a yp'd waitlist

on a scale of 1-10, how fucked am I?

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Earlskies » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:06 pm

Keilz wrote:
Earlskies wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Earlskies wrote:I fully intend on selling my car to fund my move. I'll be trading it in for a bike to get to and from class hopefully.


the paint on my car suddenly started to rapidly rust away, on my 2009 civic. Just checked KBB and it halved in value since I bought it two years ago :( Guess it's not worth selling anymore. though it will suck paying insurance. maybe I'll switch to whatever state because wherever I am it will for sure be cheaper than NJ car insurance lol

I bought these new brown flats that I figured I would use a lot, but they're made of really soft leather. I wore them for the second time when going to Michigan, and they got really stained in the rain. I just also scratched them on a cement stair at work. something clicked and I was filled with the dread that I won't have income anymore and won't be able to buy new shoes :(

The A/C went out in my car and will be a $1,500 fix. I figured I'd rather sell it for whatever I can get rather than worry about driving a clunker with no A/C across the country.


now that you mention it, it was hot the last two days here and my A/C was blowing warm air :( is that bad :shock:

Your A/C might just need to be recharged. That's a pretty cheap fix ($100 or less). Mine has a huge hole in some part of the system that would require replacing almost the entire system. Even if you do have a small leak - it's a pretty cheap and easy fix. If you know someone that knows cars, you can even do most of that at home.

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby haley12 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:My dad knows the VP of student affairs at my waitlisted school...he e-mailed them asking if I was going to be taken off the waitlist...


Update, he told them:
I was considering them because they have a "reasonable ranking"
I was considering at "higher ranked school with nearly a full scholarship."
I am "anxious because commitment deadlines are coming up for other schools."

none of this bodes well for a yp'd waitlist

on a scale of 1-10, how fucked am I?


yikes... no idea how that bodes for your YP but parents can be beyond clueless.

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby chandhi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:12 pm

haley12 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:My dad knows the VP of student affairs at my waitlisted school...he e-mailed them asking if I was going to be taken off the waitlist...


Update, he told them:
I was considering them because they have a "reasonable ranking"
I was considering at "higher ranked school with nearly a full scholarship."
I am "anxious because commitment deadlines are coming up for other schools."

none of this bodes well for a yp'd waitlist

on a scale of 1-10, how fucked am I?


yikes... no idea how that bodes for your YP but parents can be beyond clueless.

Also does VP of student affairs have anything to do with admissions? (honestly don't know)

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:12 pm

haley12 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:My dad knows the VP of student affairs at my waitlisted school...he e-mailed them asking if I was going to be taken off the waitlist...


Update, he told them:
I was considering them because they have a "reasonable ranking"
I was considering at "higher ranked school with nearly a full scholarship."
I am "anxious because commitment deadlines are coming up for other schools."

none of this bodes well for a yp'd waitlist

on a scale of 1-10, how fucked am I?


yikes... no idea how that bodes for your YP but parents can be beyond clueless.


if he knows him personally, I don't think it's a big deal.

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:12 pm

Keilz wrote:
now that you mention it, it was hot the last two days here and my A/C was blowing warm air :( is that bad :shock:


you're probably just low on coolant

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm

chandhi wrote:
haley12 wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:My dad knows the VP of student affairs at my waitlisted school...he e-mailed them asking if I was going to be taken off the waitlist...


Update, he told them:
I was considering them because they have a "reasonable ranking"
I was considering at "higher ranked school with nearly a full scholarship."
I am "anxious because commitment deadlines are coming up for other schools."

none of this bodes well for a yp'd waitlist

on a scale of 1-10, how fucked am I?


yikes... no idea how that bodes for your YP but parents can be beyond clueless.

Also does VP of student affairs have anything to do with admissions? (honestly don't know)


VP of student affairs undergrad (who my dad knows very well) forwarded his e-mail to dean of student affairs, who forwarded it to dean of admissions

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:My dad knows the VP of student affairs at my waitlisted school...he e-mailed them asking if I was going to be taken off the waitlist...


Update, he told them:
I was considering them because they have a "reasonable ranking"
I was considering at "higher ranked school with nearly a full scholarship."
I am "anxious because commitment deadlines are coming up for other schools."

none of this bodes well for a yp'd waitlist

on a scale of 1-10, how fucked am I?

Did he send the email only to the VP that he knows? That might not be so bad depending on what their relationship is like. nvm

But your dad didn't run this by you first?

Also...i can't tell if ur trolling?
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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:16 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:Did he send the email only to the VP that he knows? That might not be so bad depending on what their relationship is like.

But your dad didn't run this by you first?

Also...i can't tell if ur trolling?


not even remotely trolling

and no he did not run it by me first

he was just trying to help

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby chandhi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:18 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:Did he send the email only to the VP that he knows? That might not be so bad depending on what their relationship is like.

But your dad didn't run this by you first?

Also...i can't tell if ur trolling?


not even remotely trolling

and no he did not run it by me first

he was just trying to help

I feel like they shouldn't even include that in your file since it wasn't sent by you.

Edit: Otherwise people could constantly sabotage other people's applications, right?

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:21 pm

chandhi wrote:I feel like they shouldn't even include that in your file since it wasn't sent by you.


doesn't matter - dean of law admissions was forwarded the entire e-mail exchange

he responded with boilerplate about when they were likely to accept off waitlist, how much aid I was likely to receive, etc.

the only thing he actually said that wasn't boilerplate was that i was unlikely to receive as much merit financial aid as my other school offers

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Sarastro » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:25 pm

chandhi wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:Did he send the email only to the VP that he knows? That might not be so bad depending on what their relationship is like.

But your dad didn't run this by you first?

Also...i can't tell if ur trolling?


not even remotely trolling

and no he did not run it by me first

he was just trying to help

I feel like they shouldn't even include that in your file since it wasn't sent by you.

Edit: Otherwise people could constantly sabotage other people's applications, right?

"Hi, I'm the father of [Harvard Waitlist Applicant #'s 1-345] and I just wanted to know when you fuckers would be finished with my child's application. The kid won't be going anyway- they constantly shit on your school. Thought you should know you're wasting everyone's time. Peace out."

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby chandhi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:26 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
chandhi wrote:I feel like they shouldn't even include that in your file since it wasn't sent by you.


doesn't matter - dean of law admissions was forwarded the entire e-mail exchange

he responded with boilerplate about when they were likely to accept off waitlist, how much aid I was likely to receive, etc.

the only thing he actually said that wasn't boilerplate was that i was unlikely to receive as much merit financial aid as my other school offers

OK but the professional thing to do would be to 100% disregard that email when evaluating your app. Not saying that will for sure happen, but admissions people really shouldn't consider emails from outside sources (minus LoRs) when deciding who gets off the waitlist.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby 34iplaw » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:34 pm

I agree with you Chandhi, and I think they probably would in most cases. I think the problem here is it as done tactlessly from a family member from a positive place.

I think they'd be far more inclined to disregard an e-mail from some estranged lover ranting about you. (yeah yeah probably a bit of a false dichotomy or exaggeration... just to illustrate the point.) The above will come across as being entitled or something IMO.

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:35 pm

chandhi wrote:
HennessyVSOP wrote:
chandhi wrote:I feel like they shouldn't even include that in your file since it wasn't sent by you.


doesn't matter - dean of law admissions was forwarded the entire e-mail exchange

he responded with boilerplate about when they were likely to accept off waitlist, how much aid I was likely to receive, etc.

the only thing he actually said that wasn't boilerplate was that i was unlikely to receive as much merit financial aid as my other school offers

OK but the professional thing to do would be to 100% disregard that email when evaluating your app. Not saying that will for sure happen, but admissions people really shouldn't consider emails from outside sources (minus LoRs) when deciding who gets off the waitlist.

They may not judge Henny for the faux pas, but they now know about his other offers and idk if they'll make any effort to not consider those.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:37 pm

it's not even like a helicopter parent situation, i've been living independent from my parents for nearly 7 years (in like three others states).

really all i've even told them about the law school application process was how hard my LSAT studying was, how psyched i was to get a good score, my acceptances and scholarships amounts, and getting waitlisted at my top choice

I think my dad sincerely just thought he was helping by tapping the only connection he has to my first choice school

i can't even be mad at him about it

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:39 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:They may not judge Henny for the faux pas, but they now know about his other offers and idk if they'll make any effort to not consider those.


this is what i'm mostly worried about. i'm 100% sure i was yp'd - now the dean of admissions is aware i got a really good scholarship offer to a T30 school.

also this is RIGHT before deposit deadlines, which is when they reopen admissions

it's unlikely they'll have forgetting this information by early next week...

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:45 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:They may not judge Henny for the faux pas, but they now know about his other offers and idk if they'll make any effort to not consider those.


this is what i'm mostly worried about. i'm 100% sure i was yp'd - now the dean of admissions is aware i got a really good scholarship offer to a T30 school.

also this is RIGHT before deposit deadlines, which is when they reopen admissions

it's unlikely they'll have forgetting this information by early next week...

Hopefully the dean kept the email out of your file and didn't forward the email to all the other adcomms. And maybe he won't be the adcomm making the decision on your file.

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:49 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:They may not judge Henny for the faux pas, but they now know about his other offers and idk if they'll make any effort to not consider those.


this is what i'm mostly worried about. i'm 100% sure i was yp'd - now the dean of admissions is aware i got a really good scholarship offer to a T30 school.

also this is RIGHT before deposit deadlines, which is when they reopen admissions

it's unlikely they'll have forgetting this information by early next week...


you could probably send in a LOCI and say that it is your top choice school, since it is (unlike what your dad said). just to clarify.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:00 pm

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Hennessy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:01 pm

Keilz wrote:
you could probably send in a LOCI and say that it is your top choice school, since it is (unlike what your dad said). just to clarify.


i sent one back in March, and it (very) explicitly said they were my top choice

also he said it was my top school too. he was pretty genuine about how much i wanted to attend. i think he just wanted to throw out some names to make me sound like they were gonna lose me if they didn't hurry up (which isn't what yp'd schools want to hear)

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Re: Real Housewives of TLS - c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby brinicolec » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:26 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
Keilz wrote:
you could probably send in a LOCI and say that it is your top choice school, since it is (unlike what your dad said). just to clarify.


i sent one back in March, and it (very) explicitly said they were my top choice

also he said it was my top school too. he was pretty genuine about how much i wanted to attend. i think he just wanted to throw out some names to make me sound like they were gonna lose me if they didn't hurry up (which isn't what yp'd schools want to hear)


I honestly don't think it should be something they consider too much, especially since they have something FROM YOU stating it's your top choice. If money is a concern though, your dad did get you some useful info by getting a response saying you most likely won't get as much aid from them lol

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jstans » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:41 pm

With all of the money involved the overall law school process and the general good health of the new employment info, really hoping that this economy keeps doing well/we don't find ourselves mired in some international economic disaster brought about in the next three-ish years.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:03 pm

jstans wrote:With all of the money involved the overall law school process and the general good health of the new employment info, really hoping that this economy keeps doing well/we don't find ourselves mired in some international economic disaster brought about in the next three-ish years.

Knocked on wood.



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