Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Final Poll - What's your Status?

Still Waiting on a Decision
39
28%
Dinged :(
6
4%
Waitlisted - Withdrew
3
2%
Waitlisted - Riding it Out
52
37%
Admitted - Withdrew
16
11%
Admitted - Attending!
24
17%
 
Total votes: 140

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

Postby KMart » Tue May 02, 2017 1:19 am

kbzon wrote: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?

you must interview and it depends. they go deep into summer if necessary.

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

Postby xandra_v » Tue May 02, 2017 8:48 am

kbzon wrote: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?


I think they say that an interview isn't necessarily required for admission, but in practice everyone who is admitted gets interviewed.

As for waitlist...I'll be curious to hear what the deposit deadline for the wave that sounds like is about to happen. Us waitlisted folk can then probably extrapolate roughly from there.

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

Postby The_Gavel » Tue May 02, 2017 10:09 am

So I wrote a one-page Why Chicago with my initial application. Trying to decide if I should expand upon it in a two page why Chicago or just send a LOCI. Anyone have a similar dilemma?

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

Postby lula43 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:27 am

Are people sending LOCIs in addition to the ones that were due in March?

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

Postby muchado222 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:16 am

xandra_v wrote:
kbzon wrote: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?


I think they say that an interview isn't necessarily required for admission, but in practice everyone who is admitted gets interviewed.

As for waitlist...I'll be curious to hear what the deposit deadline for the wave that sounds like is about to happen. Us waitlisted folk can then probably extrapolate roughly from there.


I've seen some TLS spreadsheets from previous years that show people admitted without interviews - don't know if it's because they didn't fill in the info, or if a percentage do get in without interviews.

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

Postby tartan2016 » Wed May 03, 2017 3:25 am

UR5...not sure how to read the suddenly quick UR changes.

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

Postby muchado222 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:29 am

tartan2016 wrote:UR5...not sure how to read the suddenly quick UR changes.


I'm at UR6 at this point, so I think a decision must be coming for us soon!

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

Postby jazzybean » Wed May 03, 2017 10:35 am

muchado222 wrote:
tartan2016 wrote:UR5...not sure how to read the suddenly quick UR changes.


I'm at UR6 at this point, so I think a decision must be coming for us soon!


you both interviewed, right?

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

Postby muchado222 » Wed May 03, 2017 11:45 am

jazzybean wrote:
muchado222 wrote:
tartan2016 wrote:UR5...not sure how to read the suddenly quick UR changes.


I'm at UR6 at this point, so I think a decision must be coming for us soon!


you both interviewed, right?


I did not - so looks like WL at best for me.

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

Postby tartan2016 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:07 pm

jazzybean wrote:
muchado222 wrote:
tartan2016 wrote:UR5...not sure how to read the suddenly quick UR changes.


I'm at UR6 at this point, so I think a decision must be coming for us soon!


you both interviewed, right?


I did, not too long ago.

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

Postby kbzon » Fri May 05, 2017 3:19 pm

Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?

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

Postby jazzybean » Fri May 05, 2017 3:34 pm

kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I'm not sure, but there are still several people waiting on initial decisions.

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

Postby Watababe » Fri May 05, 2017 3:56 pm

kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I mean, some people already have been so you never know

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

Postby MrJD2020 » Fri May 05, 2017 5:40 pm

jazzybean wrote:
kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I'm not sure, but there are still several people waiting on initial decisions.



Hi me. At this point IDGAF except money-wise and even then not really, but I paid the CAS fee so I at least want a goddamn answer.

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

Postby kbzon » Fri May 05, 2017 6:14 pm

MrJD2020 wrote:
jazzybean wrote:
kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I'm not sure, but there are still several people waiting on initial decisions.



Hi me. At this point IDGAF except money-wise and even then not really, but I paid the CAS fee so I at least want a goddamn answer.

Good Man!

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

Postby KMart » Sat May 06, 2017 5:32 pm

muchado222 wrote:
xandra_v wrote:
kbzon wrote: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?


I think they say that an interview isn't necessarily required for admission, but in practice everyone who is admitted gets interviewed.

As for waitlist...I'll be curious to hear what the deposit deadline for the wave that sounds like is about to happen. Us waitlisted folk can then probably extrapolate roughly from there.


I've seen some TLS spreadsheets from previous years that show people admitted without interviews - don't know if it's because they didn't fill in the info, or if a percentage do get in without interviews.

no one gets in without an interview

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

Postby redrobin » Tue May 09, 2017 10:39 pm

MrJD2020 wrote:
jazzybean wrote:
kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I'm not sure, but there are still several people waiting on initial decisions.



Hi me. At this point IDGAF except money-wise and even then not really, but I paid the CAS fee so I at least want a goddamn answer.


Here I am, on May 9th, also without an initial decision from U of C. I interviewed the week of April 17th. I wonder how many of us there are that are still in this position. Obviously we've all deposited at other schools; I'm very frustrated with the radio silence from Chicago right now, especially considering they're the only school I haven't heard from as of yet. GPA = 75; 25 < LSAT < 50.

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

Postby MrJD2020 » Tue May 09, 2017 11:28 pm

redrobin wrote:
MrJD2020 wrote:
jazzybean wrote:
kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I'm not sure, but there are still several people waiting on initial decisions.



Hi me. At this point IDGAF except money-wise and even then not really, but I paid the CAS fee so I at least want a goddamn answer.


Here I am, on May 9th, also without an initial decision from U of C. I interviewed the week of April 17th. I wonder how many of us there are that are still in this position. Obviously we've all deposited at other schools; I'm very frustrated with the radio silence from Chicago right now, especially considering they're the only school I haven't heard from as of yet. GPA = 75; 25 < LSAT < 50.


I withdrew today. Never heard back at all. I'm on Harvard's waitlist and it just makes no sense at this point. I'm in at Columbia and the only place I'd give it up for is Harvard, for many reasons, so I'm just over my desire to know whether I could have gotten into Chicago or not. Same for Stanford -- withdrew from their waitlist today.

Whatever, it's cold AF up there.

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

Postby MrJD2020 » Tue May 09, 2017 11:36 pm

Honestly, it's smart of Chicago to just not get back to some people and wait for them to withdraw. Good way to yield protect...

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

Postby redrobin » Thu May 11, 2017 12:17 am

MrJD2020 wrote:Honestly, it's smart of Chicago to just not get back to some people and wait for them to withdraw. Good way to yield protect...


Solid reasoning for withdrawing. I deposited at NYU and will be waiting it out, here's hoping they'll get around to my app eventually :?

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

Postby matchesmalone17 » Thu May 11, 2017 6:03 pm

MrJD2020 wrote:
jazzybean wrote:
kbzon wrote:Is there anyway of knowing when they will start taking people from the waitlist?


I'm not sure, but there are still several people waiting on initial decisions.



Hi me. At this point IDGAF except money-wise and even then not really, but I paid the CAS fee so I at least want a goddamn answer.


100% same. Anyone get why they still haven't gotten back to us? Just reject me already so I have closure.

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

Postby KMart » Thu May 11, 2017 11:56 pm

redrobin wrote:
MrJD2020 wrote:Honestly, it's smart of Chicago to just not get back to some people and wait for them to withdraw. Good way to yield protect...


Solid reasoning for withdrawing. I deposited at NYU and will be waiting it out, here's hoping they'll get around to my app eventually :?

can always WL them and do the same thing. might get more rejects that way as some people wait for a decision solely for "closure".

i honestly think they're still building the class and are happy with what they have. as people don't go or withdraw from the WL, they will adjust accordingly.

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

Postby tartan2016 » Sat May 13, 2017 11:25 am

In via email a bit over a week ago. So I guess they aren't fully done accepting people

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

Postby TudoBem » Sun May 14, 2017 2:04 pm

tartan2016 wrote:In via email a bit over a week ago. So I guess they aren't fully done accepting people


Congrats!

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

Postby Lawhopeful1128 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:38 pm

Got the waitlist email today




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