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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:23 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:19 pm

So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:21 pm

SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.

Why wouldn't you just wait to get invited to interview?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:22 pm

SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.


When you visit, they ask if you if you would like to speak with an admissions officer. Maybe you could call and ask when the best time to visit is to maximize the chance that you speak with someone (is Friday better than Thursday, etc etc). I would recommend sitting in on a class and experiencing UVA before you sit down and talk with someone so you can talk about how much you love UVA.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:22 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.

Why wouldn't you just wait to get invited to interview?


Tbh, I didn't know that happened.
Won't they just ask me to Skype interview? Or, worse, waitlist me preemptively?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:25 pm

SweetTort wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.

Why wouldn't you just wait to get invited to interview?


Tbh, I didn't know that happened.
Won't they just ask me to Skype interview? Or, worse, waitlist me preemptively?

Oh maybe I just don't understand the process. I thought it was apply, get invited to interview, then get admission decision. Is this not how it goes?

If it is, I'd just wait to get the invitation then ask about a travel stipend (and expect to get turned down imo, but you never know).

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:26 pm

LikelyThrowaway wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.

Why wouldn't you just wait to get invited to interview?


Tbh, I didn't know that happened.
Won't they just ask me to Skype interview? Or, worse, waitlist me preemptively?

Oh maybe I just don't understand the process. I thought it was apply, get invited to interview, then get admission decision. Is this not how it goes?

If it is, I'd just wait to get the invitation then ask about a travel stipend (and expect to get turned down imo, but you never know).



What I'm saying tho is, if you get invited to interview, is that an on-campus interview or phone/skype?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PDX4343 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:30 pm

SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.


If you are in fact above both 75ths I would be shocked if they didn't invite you to interview. Although the speed at which they invite you to interview might depend on how busy they are with other applications. I probably wouldn't ask to interview, just because that typically seems to only happen before they are about to accept you, and if they haven't invited you already it's probably because they haven't gotten to your application yet and aren't ready for an interview. Honestly it probably wouldn't do any harm to your chances of getting accepted if you ask, though, so I guess it depends on what you feel most comfortable with.

After I was accepted they offered me a $400 stipend to visit at a time of my choosing and then again for ASW. I'm on the west coast, though, so I'm not sure if proximity to the school plays any role in how much they would offer you. I don't know about stipends before gaining acceptance.

ETA: The interviews are via skype / phone.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:37 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:So, I'm taking the LSAT next week, and I wanted to ask y'all a question.

So, my PT average is 177, and I'm hoping to hit around there next week, so I should be above both 75ths. Would it be weird to email UVA after I get my LSAT score, asking if I can visit and interview, esp if I haven't been accepted yet? Also, is there a chance of getting a travel stipend to visit? I would love to fly instead of driving 12 hours.


If you are in fact above both 75ths I would be shocked if they didn't invite you to interview. Although the speed at which they invite you to interview might depend on how busy they are with other applications. I probably wouldn't ask to interview, just because that typically seems to only happen before they are about to accept you, and if they haven't invited you already it's probably because they haven't gotten to your application yet and aren't ready for an interview. Honestly it probably wouldn't do any harm to your chances of getting accepted if you ask, though, so I guess it depends on what you feel most comfortable with.

After I was accepted they offered me a $400 stipend to visit at a time of my choosing and then again for ASW. I'm on the west coast, though, so I'm not sure if proximity to the school plays any role in how much they would offer you. I don't know about stipends before gaining acceptance.

ETA: The interviews are via skype / phone.



This was an incredibly helpful post. Thanks so much. I think I'll tour and then either interview (if I've been accepted and they ask to interview) or sit down with someone from admissions.
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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PDX4343 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:42 pm

Glad I could be of help! Good luck!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TexasENG » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:01 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby UghNonAmus » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:44 pm

Earlskies wrote:In!



How fucking special are you to get in so fast? Like 180/4.0/URM/started a company that works to make clean drinking water in Africa or something?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:53 pm

UghNonAmus wrote:
Earlskies wrote:In!



How fucking special are you to get in so fast? Like 180/4.0/URM/started a company that works to make clean drinking water in Africa or something?



Seems like they're just more active right now than other schools, I applied last Thursday, had an interview request Friday and got in Monday a few hours after my interview. Im in state with an over 75th LSAT and below median GPA. Visited. Wrote a why UVA.
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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PDX4343 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:03 pm

Can confirm you don't have to be extraordinary to get in right now. I'm under the 25th for GPA (over 75th LSAT)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:39 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:55 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:58 pm

I don't think that's the case. I wouldn't read into it too much.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lg77 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:02 pm

PDX4343 wrote:Can confirm you don't have to be extraordinary to get in right now. I'm under the 25th for GPA (over 75th LSAT)


I'm at median LSAT, 25 < GPA < 50 and I was admitted last week after my interview.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby trkmaniak00 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:14 pm

Is it advisable to send a quick thank you note to my interviewer? (Thanks for answering my questions, I appreciate your time, glad to have gotten admitted etc?). just not sure what proper etiquette is? Thanks.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:18 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby CenterFringe » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:36 pm

Update: Got interview invite for tomorrow. (15 Sept)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Earlskies » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:46 pm

UghNonAmus wrote:
Earlskies wrote:In!



How fucking special are you to get in so fast? Like 180/4.0/URM/started a company that works to make clean drinking water in Africa or something?

Softs include playing an extra in Space Jam and being the world's #4 ranked chubby bunny player.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:49 pm

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:51 pm

Earlskies wrote:
UghNonAmus wrote:
Earlskies wrote:In!



How fucking special are you to get in so fast? Like 180/4.0/URM/started a company that works to make clean drinking water in Africa or something?

Softs include playing an extra in Space Jam and being the world's #4 ranked chubby bunny player.


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