Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Final Poll - What's your Status?

Still Waiting on a Decision
41
28%
Dinged :(
7
5%
Waitlisted - Withdrew
3
2%
Waitlisted - Riding it Out
53
36%
Admitted - Withdrew
17
12%
Admitted - Attending!
25
17%
 
Total votes: 146

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

Postby atlantahoo » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:25 pm

canafsa wrote:Are interviews a necessary component of the admissions process? The initial post does not indicate that they are.



I have a friend who was accepted several years ago without an interview

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:27 pm

atlantahoo wrote:
canafsa wrote:Are interviews a necessary component of the admissions process? The initial post does not indicate that they are.



I have a friend who was accepted several years ago without an interview


That may be because they only started doing interviews 3 years ago though

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:42 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
atlantahoo wrote:
canafsa wrote:Are interviews a necessary component of the admissions process? The initial post does not indicate that they are.



I have a friend who was accepted several years ago without an interview


That may be because they only started doing interviews 3 years ago though


It's a trip that most schools didn't interview just a few years ago.

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

Postby canafsa » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:46 pm

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

Postby Aquinas » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:47 pm

Question12345 wrote:Went under review on 11/14, still haven't received an interview request. Getting nervous about that. Anyone else in a similar boat?


I'm in the exact same boat. Submitted 10/25, LSAT>75th, GPA just under 75th.

Anyhow, it appears that the two waves of interview invites for this cycle have gone out on 11/1 and 11/28. Would it be reasonable to assume that waves will become more frequent as the process goes on? Or will there always be roughly a month between each wave of interview invites? I tried looking at previous years' UChicago threads to get a sense of that, but couldn't find much as a lot of posts in those threads are now deleted. Can any veteran TLS'ers weigh in on what the spacing of interview invite waves was like when they applied? Thanks much in advance!

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

Postby btruj777 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:57 pm

ED decision date getting closer right? I remember reading in the ED contract that ED applicants "will receive decisions on their applications by the end of December" (this stronger language than on the website). Any one think it is a possibility that ED applicants will get word after December?

Thanks!

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

Postby fortunecookie1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:49 pm

canafsa wrote:Interesting. I've decided that they simply love me so much they want to let me in without bothering me with an unnecessary interview. Better for my sanity this way :lol:


I remember Dean Perry saying in an info session that all admitted applicants are interviewed at some point.

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Question12345 wrote:Went under review on 11/14, still haven't received an interview request. Getting nervous about that. Anyone else in a similar boat?


I'm in the exact same boat. Submitted 10/25, LSAT>75th, GPA just under 75th.

Anyhow, it appears that the two waves of interview invites for this cycle have gone out on 11/1 and 11/28. Would it be reasonable to assume that waves will become more frequent as the process goes on? Or will there always be roughly a month between each wave of interview invites? I tried looking at previous years' UChicago threads to get a sense of that, but couldn't find much as a lot of posts in those threads are now deleted. Can any veteran TLS'ers weigh in on what the spacing of interview invite waves was like when they applied? Thanks much in advance!


I do believe there will be invites going out this week and next week, based on last year's spreadsheets; it should be this week for ED. But of course we never know!

btruj777 wrote:ED decision date getting closer right? I remember reading in the ED contract that ED applicants "will receive decisions on their applications by the end of December" (this stronger language than on the website). Any one think it is a possibility that ED applicants will get word after December? Thanks!


I'm pretty sure ED applicants will hear back before the end of December. A lot of ED applicants from last cycle told me they heard back before Christmas.

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

Postby harmcharm » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:05 pm

Anyone know when Chicago starts making RD decisions, historically? I haven't been as neurotic about Chicago as I am about some of my other schools so I haven't searched past threads as much, but my interviewer the other day said I'd hear from them "soon."

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

Postby poptart123 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:09 pm

harmcharm wrote:Anyone know when Chicago starts making RD decisions, historically? I haven't been as neurotic about Chicago as I am about some of my other schools so I haven't searched past threads as much, but my interviewer the other day said I'd hear from them "soon."


Early Jan. I think

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:27 pm

poptart123 wrote:
harmcharm wrote:Anyone know when Chicago starts making RD decisions, historically? I haven't been as neurotic about Chicago as I am about some of my other schools so I haven't searched past threads as much, but my interviewer the other day said I'd hear from them "soon."


Early Jan. I think


Great way to start the new year. :P

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

Postby pandaaa » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:03 pm

Finished my interview yesterday. It wasn't scary or stern at all. The interviewer was just really calm the whole time which actually made me feel a lot calmer as well.

I did get the Trump question though, but moreso about what the election meant to me. All the other questions were typical interview questions.

Gluck everyone!

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

Postby KMart » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:13 am

fortunecookie1 wrote:
canafsa wrote:Interesting. I've decided that they simply love me so much they want to let me in without bothering me with an unnecessary interview. Better for my sanity this way :lol:


I remember Dean Perry saying in an info session that all admitted applicants are interviewed at some point.

Aquinas wrote:
Question12345 wrote:Went under review on 11/14, still haven't received an interview request. Getting nervous about that. Anyone else in a similar boat?


I'm in the exact same boat. Submitted 10/25, LSAT>75th, GPA just under 75th.

Anyhow, it appears that the two waves of interview invites for this cycle have gone out on 11/1 and 11/28. Would it be reasonable to assume that waves will become more frequent as the process goes on? Or will there always be roughly a month between each wave of interview invites? I tried looking at previous years' UChicago threads to get a sense of that, but couldn't find much as a lot of posts in those threads are now deleted. Can any veteran TLS'ers weigh in on what the spacing of interview invite waves was like when they applied? Thanks much in advance!


I do believe there will be invites going out this week and next week, based on last year's spreadsheets; it should be this week for ED. But of course we never know!

btruj777 wrote:ED decision date getting closer right? I remember reading in the ED contract that ED applicants "will receive decisions on their applications by the end of December" (this stronger language than on the website). Any one think it is a possibility that ED applicants will get word after December? Thanks!


I'm pretty sure ED applicants will hear back before the end of December. A lot of ED applicants from last cycle told me they heard back before Christmas.


This is all correct. Best of luck everyone and enjoy your holiday to the extent you can!

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

Postby addie1412 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:14 am

How long does it take to go from complete to under review?

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

Postby Aquinas » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:31 am

addie1412 wrote:How long does it take to go from complete to under review?


For me, it was two weeks and change. For some it's been quicker, for others, slower.

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

Postby Aquinas » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:34 am

KMart wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:
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I do believe there will be invites going out this week and next week, based on last year's spreadsheets; it should be this week for ED. But of course we never know!



This is all correct. Best of luck everyone and enjoy your holiday to the extent you can!


So to clarify, that would mean this week's batch of interview invites would be for ED applicants only, whereas RD interview invites would be going out next week?

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

Postby hoy456 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:31 pm

has there been an invite batch this week? I'd think they'd tweet about it or we'd see people posting about it...based off of past years

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

Postby fortunecookie1 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:06 pm

Aquinas wrote:
KMart wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:
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I do believe there will be invites going out this week and next week, based on last year's spreadsheets; it should be this week for ED. But of course we never know!



This is all correct. Best of luck everyone and enjoy your holiday to the extent you can!


So to clarify, that would mean this week's batch of interview invites would be for ED applicants only, whereas RD interview invites would be going out next week?


That's what it looks like based on last year (ED invites 12/8/15, huge batch of RD invites 12/15/15). But the spreadsheets have a small sample size.

hoy456 wrote:has there been an invite batch this week? I'd think they'd tweet about it or we'd see people posting about it...based off of past years


I'm an ED applicant but haven't heard anything yet, so I'm praying nothing's been sent out.

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

Postby lsa16 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:31 pm

Had my interview today and enjoyed it so much more than the Harvard one...don't think I aced every question but overall the conversation flowed super naturally and the interviewer was very aware of my application/background and reacted much more to what I said than was the case with Harvard. In case that helps anyone be less stressed.

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

Postby jjcorvino » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:45 pm

LSAT scores and applicants are down across the board: https://twitter.com/SpiveyConsult

Applicants:
Applicants DOWN 5.1% Applications DOWN 1.7%.

LSAT:
165-169 (-18.8%)
170-174 (-2.0%)
175-180 ( -25.4%)

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

Postby dreams2020 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:09 pm

Just got an invitation to interview. ED Application, had my application in back in September. Looks like there might be a good number of slots open for next week's interviews

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

Postby poliksa » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:14 pm

Does the order in which you receive interview requests correlate with the order in which you receive decisions?

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

Postby hammy393 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:09 pm

submitted 11/12, complete 1/22, under review 12/9 (today)

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

Postby dianersg » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:10 pm

Submitted 11/08, Complete 11/22, UR1 today

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

Postby hoy456 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:12 pm

...asking for a friend... :shock: ...i assume no interview invite means no admit, right?

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

Postby Helioze » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:18 pm

jjcorvino wrote:LSAT scores and applicants are down across the board: https://twitter.com/SpiveyConsult

Applicants:
Applicants DOWN 5.1% Applications DOWN 1.7%.

LSAT:
165-169 (-18.8%)
170-174 (-2.0%)
175-180 ( -25.4%)



Best news i've heard in a while!



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