The Waitlist Purgatory [NEW POLL!!]

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Any movement yet??

Accepted off the waitlist!!
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11%
Nope. I sent in an LOCI and/or visited campus and hope I get in soon!
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31%
Nope, but I'm so done with this law school applications stuff that I can't bring myself to write a LOCI.
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9%
Nope, and at this point I don't even care because I'm already going somewhere that actually wants me.
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15%
Nope, my safety school waitlisted me and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
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8%
Nope, but I heard of someone else getting in off the waitlists this year so I guess there's still hope.
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5%
I'm reapplying next year and hopefully these schools will realize the folly of their ways.
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4%
I was never waitlisted and am just still here to continue to water my plants with the TTTears of the peasantry.
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4%
Fuck. Everything. Still.
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10%
Didn't even apply this year and thank goodness I didn't.
17
4%
 
Total votes: 420

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby floatie » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:31 pm

shotgunheist wrote:While we are discussing some oddball waitlist strategies, I'm thinking about sending a quick handwritten note to the vice admissions dean of a waitlist I want to get off of about a month after my email LOCI. Just says thanks for giving me the chance, looking at my app, I would definitely come in the fall, etc.

Not make or break if I get in but what do yall think? Too lame?


It might be a nice touch (assuming you have good handwriting :lol: ) but I'm not sure how much of an impact it'll make

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby jessmeesh » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:35 pm

shotgunheist wrote:While we are discussing some oddball waitlist strategies, I'm thinking about sending a quick handwritten note to the vice admissions dean of a waitlist I want to get off of about a month after my email LOCI. Just says thanks for giving me the chance, looking at my app, I would definitely come in the fall, etc.

Not make or break if I get in but what do yall think? Too lame?


I think it would be appreciated.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby jstans » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:36 pm

shotgunheist wrote:While we are discussing some oddball waitlist strategies, I'm thinking about sending a quick handwritten note to the vice admissions dean of a waitlist I want to get off of about a month after my email LOCI. Just says thanks for giving me the chance, looking at my app, I would definitely come in the fall, etc.

Not make or break if I get in but what do yall think? Too lame?


Don't know if it'll work but I'd give it a shot. Handwritten notes can go a long way.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby futureellewoods123 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:09 pm

Joining that Cornell WL! First of the cycle.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby shotgunheist » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:50 pm

6th waitlist.... :roll:

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby onecallthats all » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:14 pm

shotgunheist wrote:6th waitlist.... :roll:


Me too my man!! GULC, BC, UGA, ND, GMU & Emory :cry: :cry:

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:20 pm

I've basically deleted Penn from my mind for the past two months, but recently I started remembering that all is not entirely lost on the waitlist :) Might be a super small shot, but at least it's something.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby somedeadman » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:23 pm

All I want in life is to roam the hallowed halls which once housed the whispers of Richard Nixon

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:02 am

Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, UCLA, and now Vanderbilt. Those last three were supposed to be safeties. Still no acceptances. Rejection from Berkeley. This is unreal.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby jessmeesh » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:19 am

Adding WUSTL and Vandy to the list which brings me to a total of 6 waitlists out of 14 applications. Was not expecting this.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:29 am

jessmeesh wrote:Adding WUSTL and Vandy to the list which brings me to a total of 6 waitlists out of 14 applications. Was not expecting this.


You sound like me. Same number of apps, same number of waitlists, same kind of confusion. Are you a high LSAT splitter by chance?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby jessmeesh » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 am

Nightwing wrote:
jessmeesh wrote:Adding WUSTL and Vandy to the list which brings me to a total of 6 waitlists out of 14 applications. Was not expecting this.


You sound like me. Same number of apps, same number of waitlists, same kind of confusion. Are you a high LSAT splitter by chance?


I do have three acceptances luckily, but the cycle definitely didn't shake out like I anticipated. I'm a 167/3.4. So not an extreme splitter. My SN is the same on LSN if you're curious.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Stylnator » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:22 am

Nightwing wrote:Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, UCLA, and now Vanderbilt. Those last three were supposed to be safeties. Still no acceptances. Rejection from Berkeley. This is unreal.


Do you think it could be your LORs?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:49 am

Stylnator wrote:
Nightwing wrote:Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, UCLA, and now Vanderbilt. Those last three were supposed to be safeties. Still no acceptances. Rejection from Berkeley. This is unreal.


Do you think it could be your LORs?


I doubt it. I can't think of any reason as to why my recommendation writers wouldn't like me. Maybe they inadvertently said something negative, but I have no idea what it could be.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby haley12 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:07 pm

I'm at 9 waitlists and 1 acceptance. Whattt is wrong with me

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby sfn91 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:11 pm

I guess I'm not the only one. Waitlisted at Columbia, Cornell and Georgetown. No acceptances so far. Lol. Help!

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Zipman » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:12 pm

haley12 wrote:I'm at 9 waitlists and 1 acceptance. Whattt is wrong with me


lol like 8 waitlists 2 acceptances, it is what it is. withdrawing soon

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby dbalkaran » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:21 pm

Anyone know how many students Emory took off the wait-list last year?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:12 pm

Michigan just waitlisted me. That puts me up to Duke, Cornell, Michigan, Northwestern, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and UCLA with a rejection at Berkeley, UR3 at Chicago without an interview (so another WL/ding incoming), and no acceptances.

To say I'm underperforming my numbers is an understatement. This has simply been a catastrophe.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby mtf612 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Status Report:
Held at Columbia since 2/9.
UR3 at Chicago today which doesn't seem good.
Michigan waitlisted me today at 1:06
Georgetown Special Prefer Waitlisted me at 1:12.

Lol I'm finally officially part of the waitlisted family! :cry:
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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Instrumental » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:11 pm

This was a pretty rough week. Rejections at Harvard and Berkeley on the 13th and then, waitlisted at Columbia (15) and Michigan (Today).

Hope that talk about darkest before the dawn is true. Still waiting on UVA, NYU, Chicago, Stanford, and Yale (won't hold my breath on that last one).

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:17 pm

Instrumental wrote:This was a pretty rough week. Rejections at Harvard and Berkeley on the 13th and then, waitlisted at Columbia (15) and Michigan (Today).

Hope that talk about darkest before the dawn is true. Still waiting on UVA, NYU, Chicago, Stanford, and Yale (won't hold my breath on that last one).


Have you been accepted anywhere?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Instrumental » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:24 pm

Nightwing wrote:
Instrumental wrote:This was a pretty rough week. Rejections at Harvard and Berkeley on the 13th and then, waitlisted at Columbia (15) and Michigan (Today).

Hope that talk about darkest before the dawn is true. Still waiting on UVA, NYU, Chicago, Stanford, and Yale (won't hold my breath on that last one).


Have you been accepted anywhere?

Yeah, University of Washington, UCLA, and GULC. Those were the first schools I heard anything back from (and in that order) too so I started off pretty strong, but then Duke hit me with a WL on 2/11 and then Penn two weeks later, so it's been a wash since.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby skurfy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:41 pm

Duke gave me my 9th waitlist today. Pretty sure I'll make it to 11 with NYU and UVA

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby somedeadman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:48 pm

somedeadman wrote:All I want in life is to roam the hallowed halls which once housed the whispers of Richard Nixon

Why don't people like my Nixon joke? Thought it was gonna be a raging hit



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