Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Still Waiting on a Decision
40
28%
Dinged :(
7
5%
Waitlisted - Withdrew
3
2%
Waitlisted - Riding it Out
53
37%
Admitted - Withdrew
16
11%
Admitted - Attending!
25
17%
 
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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tartan2016 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:49 am

[quote="seeprybyrun"]UR3 today.

178/3.97, Complete 3/6, UR1 3/31, Interview 4/13, UR2 "4/12" (not sure how that happened, but changed to UR, with status date 4/12, on 4/14 after
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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tartan2016 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:25 am

tartan2016 wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:UR3 today.

178/3.97, Complete 3/6, UR1 3/31, Interview 4/13, UR2 "4/12" (not sure how that happened, but changed to UR, with status date 4/12, on 4/14 after my interview)


+1. Interview recently. My interviewer said it could be awhile before getting a decision but dont withdraw app until they give one. So i guess it'll be awhile before hearing back.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby drjekyllope » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:24 pm

Got invited to interview but I've already decided on another school. Does anyone know if there's a way to withdraw without having to schedule an interview? Can I just email admissions and ask them to take me out of the running?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Leliana » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:25 pm

drjekyllope wrote:Can I just email admissions and ask them to take me out of the running?


Yes. I'd just email and request that your application be withdrawn as you've already decided.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby appind » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:38 am

what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cftvgybhu » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:45 am

appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Watababe » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:11 am

cftvgybhu wrote:
appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?


I'd say it's definitely due to that combined with application timeline. If your app wasn't in early, early early January at the absolute latest, you were looking a little SOL.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby landshoes » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am

It's a relatively small school. I don't know the answer but it seems like at some point every school has to stop admitting people until it knows its yield.

I got in off the waitlist, hang in there and good luck!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:12 am

landshoes wrote:It's a relatively small school. I don't know the answer but it seems like at some point every school has to stop admitting people until it knows its yield.

I got in off the waitlist, hang in there and good luck!



Any tips for getting off the waitlist? I've already visited and mentioned my visit in a Why UChicago. I'll be sending a LOCI early next week after the deposit deadline. Just curious if you had any other suggestions.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby xandra_v » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:34 am

jessmeesh wrote:
landshoes wrote:It's a relatively small school. I don't know the answer but it seems like at some point every school has to stop admitting people until it knows its yield.

I got in off the waitlist, hang in there and good luck!



Any tips for getting off the waitlist? I've already visited and mentioned my visit in a Why UChicago. I'll be sending a LOCI early next week after the deposit deadline. Just curious if you had any other suggestions.


jess let's be friends if we both get in off the WL we are taking very similar approaches!! and I too am a nasty woman

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:46 am

xandra_v wrote:
jess let's be friends if we both get in off the WL we are taking very similar approaches!! and I too am a nasty woman



Ha! I will cross my fingers for the both of us then.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby appind » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:21 pm

Watababe wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:
appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?


I'd say it's definitely due to that combined with application timeline. If your app wasn't in early, early early January at the absolute latest, you were looking a little SOL.


the admissions is number driven, so unless something is very wrong, schools which always try to up their median should be taking in median/above median candidates. no reason for them to be not admitting them.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Watababe » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:03 pm

appind wrote:
Watababe wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:
appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?


I'd say it's definitely due to that combined with application timeline. If your app wasn't in early, early early January at the absolute latest, you were looking a little SOL.


the admissions is number driven, so unless something is very wrong, schools which always try to up their median should be taking in median/above median candidates. no reason for them to be not admitting them.


The reason would be that by the time they were reviewing the application, they were out of spots (or had a very limited number) on their acceptance list...it doesn't matter how numbers driven admissions is, if they don't have enough space then they don't have enough space.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby appind » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:23 pm

Watababe wrote:
appind wrote:
Watababe wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:
appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?


I'd say it's definitely due to that combined with application timeline. If your app wasn't in early, early early January at the absolute latest, you were looking a little SOL.


the admissions is number driven, so unless something is very wrong, schools which always try to up their median should be taking in median/above median candidates. no reason for them to be not admitting them.


The reason would be that by the time they were reviewing the application, they were out of spots (or had a very limited number) on their acceptance list...it doesn't matter how numbers driven admissions is, if they don't have enough space then they don't have enough space.



Not exactly. If admissions is number driven then adcomms is trying to take in people with the best numbers for the most part. If those with above median were left out of a spot because of late submission they should still get off WL eventually. That means that almost all with above medians on WL should get a spot later in this cycle. May be someone knows if this has held true in the past.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sfn91 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:46 pm

appind wrote:
Watababe wrote:
appind wrote:
Watababe wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:
appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?


I'd say it's definitely due to that combined with application timeline. If your app wasn't in early, early early January at the absolute latest, you were looking a little SOL.


the admissions is number driven, so unless something is very wrong, schools which always try to up their median should be taking in median/above median candidates. no reason for them to be not admitting them.


The reason would be that by the time they were reviewing the application, they were out of spots (or had a very limited number) on their acceptance list...it doesn't matter how numbers driven admissions is, if they don't have enough space then they don't have enough space.



Not exactly. If admissions is number driven then adcomms is trying to take in people with the best numbers for the most part. If those with above median were left out of a spot because of late submission they should still get off WL eventually. That means that almost all with above medians on WL should get a spot later in this cycle. May be someone knows if this has held true in the past.


But the question was about why individuals above medians are being WL'ed, not whether or not they'll eventually be admitted if they stay on the WL.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby appind » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:01 pm

sfn91 wrote:
appind wrote:
Watababe wrote:
appind wrote:
Watababe wrote:
cftvgybhu wrote:
appind wrote:what's the reason behind chicago WL'ing many above median candidates?

i can't think that not writing why chicago be a reason, a T6 school wouldn't YP.

eh.... may be due to only 190 spots ?


I'd say it's definitely due to that combined with application timeline. If your app wasn't in early, early early January at the absolute latest, you were looking a little SOL.


the admissions is number driven, so unless something is very wrong, schools which always try to up their median should be taking in median/above median candidates. no reason for them to be not admitting them.


The reason would be that by the time they were reviewing the application, they were out of spots (or had a very limited number) on their acceptance list...it doesn't matter how numbers driven admissions is, if they don't have enough space then they don't have enough space.



Not exactly. If admissions is number driven then adcomms is trying to take in people with the best numbers for the most part. If those with above median were left out of a spot because of late submission they should still get off WL eventually. That means that almost all with above medians on WL should get a spot later in this cycle. May be someone knows if this has held true in the past.


But the question was about why individuals above medians are being WL'ed, not whether or not they'll eventually be admitted if they stay on the WL.


Ok. So does it mean almost all above medians will get admitted eventually?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Leliana » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:10 pm

appind wrote:Ok. So does it mean almost all above medians will get admitted eventually?


No. Obviously not all above-median admits will actually choose to attend, and the school will pull from the WL to replace those who go elsewhere, but schools tend to account for yield in their admissions process.

Like Watababe said it's literally just a question of space in the class and timeline. If you apply late your chances are worse regardless of what your numbers are.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KMart » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:45 pm

Leliana wrote:
appind wrote:Ok. So does it mean almost all above medians will get admitted eventually?


No. Obviously not all above-median admits will actually choose to attend, and the school will pull from the WL to replace those who go elsewhere, but schools tend to account for yield in their admissions process.

Like Watababe said it's literally just a question of space in the class and timeline. If you apply late your chances are worse regardless of what your numbers are.

could also be fit. if they have a lot of above median candidates, the interview process becomes exceedingly important. the school, i think, would rather accept someone at median who they think can get hired than someone just above median who they think will struggle to find a job.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby seeprybyrun » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:24 pm

KMart wrote:
Leliana wrote:
appind wrote:Ok. So does it mean almost all above medians will get admitted eventually?


No. Obviously not all above-median admits will actually choose to attend, and the school will pull from the WL to replace those who go elsewhere, but schools tend to account for yield in their admissions process.

Like Watababe said it's literally just a question of space in the class and timeline. If you apply late your chances are worse regardless of what your numbers are.

could also be fit. if they have a lot of above median candidates, the interview process becomes exceedingly important. the school, i think, would rather accept someone at median who they think can get hired than someone just above median who they think will struggle to find a job.


Out of curiosity, what in the interview process is indicative of ability to be hired? (Seems like if they're just seeing who can interview well, one can learn that skill over the course of the next three years with their career services office.)

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KMart » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:14 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
KMart wrote:
Leliana wrote:
appind wrote:Ok. So does it mean almost all above medians will get admitted eventually?


No. Obviously not all above-median admits will actually choose to attend, and the school will pull from the WL to replace those who go elsewhere, but schools tend to account for yield in their admissions process.

Like Watababe said it's literally just a question of space in the class and timeline. If you apply late your chances are worse regardless of what your numbers are.

could also be fit. if they have a lot of above median candidates, the interview process becomes exceedingly important. the school, i think, would rather accept someone at median who they think can get hired than someone just above median who they think will struggle to find a job.


Out of curiosity, what in the interview process is indicative of ability to be hired? (Seems like if they're just seeing who can interview well, one can learn that skill over the course of the next three years with their career services office.)

honestly, interviewing well. you'll learn that people who struggle getting jobs at OCI are just incredibly awful interviewers.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby landshoes » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:53 am

You also don't really get three years. Most post-grad job opportunities are secured in the summer between first and second year. If you miss that hiring window it's a lot harder to get a job at well-paying law firm.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby landshoes » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:55 am

jessmeesh wrote:
landshoes wrote:It's a relatively small school. I don't know the answer but it seems like at some point every school has to stop admitting people until it knows its yield.

I got in off the waitlist, hang in there and good luck!



Any tips for getting off the waitlist? I've already visited and mentioned my visit in a Why UChicago. I'll be sending a LOCI early next week after the deposit deadline. Just curious if you had any other suggestions.


That sounds great. It's a little fuzzy for me but that's about what I did. :)

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby seeprybyrun » Mon May 01, 2017 10:20 pm

UR4...

What was the usual turnaround between UR4 and decision?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ColombiaConfused » Mon May 01, 2017 11:16 pm

Withdrew - good luck everybody :)

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kbzon » Tue May 02, 2017 12:23 am

Does UChicago only accept after you interview or do they ever offer a spot without an interview?
When do they start getting back to waitlisted students?




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