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!
131
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Nope, but I'm so done with this law school applications stuff that I can't bring myself to write a LOCI.
36
9%
Nope, and at this point I don't even care because I'm already going somewhere that actually wants me.
63
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Nope, my safety school waitlisted me and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
32
8%
Nope, but I heard of someone else getting in off the waitlists this year so I guess there's still hope.
20
5%
I'm reapplying next year and hopefully these schools will realize the folly of their ways.
16
4%
I was never waitlisted and am just still here to continue to water my plants with the TTTears of the peasantry.
16
4%
Fuck. Everything. Still.
44
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 intlbr » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:07 am

Checking in! My first WL ... Notre Dame. Anyone else?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory (New Poll!)

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory (New Poll!)

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory (New Poll!)

Postby latetothis » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:50 pm

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory (New Poll!)

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby TudoBem » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:34 am

How about this WL list:

Vandy, GULC, Cornell, Northwestern, UMichigan, UPENN, Columbia, Duke, Harvard

9 woohoo! :P

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:35 am

TudoBem wrote:How about this WL list:

Vandy, GULC, Cornell, Northwestern, UMichigan, UPENN, Columbia, Duke, Harvard

9 woohoo! :P


at least you got Chicago! :D
and you don't want to buy any GULC stock anyway. Look at those employment numbers lol.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby TudoBem » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:38 am

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:
TudoBem wrote:How about this WL list:

Vandy, GULC, Cornell, Northwestern, UMichigan, UPENN, Columbia, Duke, Harvard

9 woohoo! :P


at least you got Chicago! :D
and you don't want to buy any GULC stock anyway. Look at those employment numbers lol.


Thank you Sybill! Good luck on NYU!

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:20 pm

TudoBem wrote:How about this WL list:

Vandy, GULC, Cornell, Northwestern, UMichigan, UPENN, Columbia, Duke, Harvard

9 woohoo! :P

Id hold out for the obvious schools and withdraw from the rest

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby haley12 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:18 pm

TudoBem wrote:How about this WL list:

Vandy, GULC, Cornell, Northwestern, UMichigan, UPENN, Columbia, Duke, Harvard

9 woohoo! :P


7/9 same! Pals :P

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby xandra_v » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:39 pm

Checking in, WL Chicago and Harvard, both dream schools.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:18 pm

I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby sfn91 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:42 pm

Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Nightwing » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:09 pm

sfn91 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.


Yeah, I'm a traditional splitter (but nothing really extreme). The thing about my LSAT that really irks me is that my chances at some of these schools seems worse than they would be if I scored lower (according to MyLSN). Like UPenn. They seem drastically more hostile to people with my GPA range this cycle once the LSAT scores goes over 170. Like they're afraid that NYU and/or Columbia are going to take me instead, except I don't think those two want me either and I'm actually not obsessed with T13 rankings enough to inherently care about CCN more than Penn or most of the rest of the mid to lower half of the T13 for that matter.

I just want to celebrate an acceptance, visit some ASD/ASWs, find an apartment, and relax a bit before 1L. Instead, I'm frantically trying to figure out what to send in LOCIs, whether I can afford to visit and show interest to a school that waitlisted me (instead of a more relaxed summer vacation), and which school I should send the "top choice" LOCI claim to. To think of how long I've been anxiously waiting for initial decisions only to find out the waiting has barely even begun and requires even more strenuous application activity than the initial applications; beyond frustrating, I can't plan my life like this.
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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby Jack_Kelly » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:14 pm

Can add a third :| 3/4 Three is incidentally also the number of T1 schools that have got back to me so far. W&M, W&L, now UNC, have yet to hear back from the other. In at a T2 (UTK) but ehh not sure I'll do that.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby TudoBem » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:26 am

Nightwing wrote:
sfn91 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.


Yeah, I'm a traditional splitter (but nothing really extreme). The thing about my LSAT that really irks me is that my chances at some of these schools seems worse than they would be if I scored lower (according to MyLSN). Like UPenn. They seem drastically more hostile to people with my GPA range this cycle once the LSAT scores goes over 170. Like they're afraid that NYU and/or Columbia are going to take me instead, except I don't think those two want me either and I'm actually not obsessed with T13 rankings enough to inherently care about CCN more than Penn or most of the rest of the mid to lower half of the T13 for that matter.

I just want to celebrate an acceptance, visit some ASD/ASWs, find an apartment, and relax a bit before 1L. Instead, I'm frantically trying to figure out what to send in LOCIs, whether I can afford to visit and show interest to a school that waitlisted me (instead of a more relaxed summer vacation), and which school I should send the "top choice" LOCI claim to. To think of how long I've been anxiously waiting for initial decisions only to find out the waiting has barely even begun and requires even more strenuous application activity than the initial applications; beyond frustrating, I can't plan my life like this.


If you can swing it, I recommend you to hire MS9 consulting. Best of luck.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby alhookem2020 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:25 am

Nightwing wrote:
sfn91 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.


Yeah, I'm a traditional splitter (but nothing really extreme). The thing about my LSAT that really irks me is that my chances at some of these schools seems worse than they would be if I scored lower (according to MyLSN). Like UPenn. They seem drastically more hostile to people with my GPA range this cycle once the LSAT scores goes over 170. Like they're afraid that NYU and/or Columbia are going to take me instead, except I don't think those two want me either and I'm actually not obsessed with T13 rankings enough to inherently care about CCN more than Penn or most of the rest of the mid to lower half of the T13 for that matter.

I just want to celebrate an acceptance, visit some ASD/ASWs, find an apartment, and relax a bit before 1L. Instead, I'm frantically trying to figure out what to send in LOCIs, whether I can afford to visit and show interest to a school that waitlisted me (instead of a more relaxed summer vacation), and which school I should send the "top choice" LOCI claim to. To think of how long I've been anxiously waiting for initial decisions only to find out the waiting has barely even begun and requires even more strenuous application activity than the initial applications; beyond frustrating, I can't plan my life like this.



You have an LSAT over 170 and got waitlisted at vandy?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:02 am

alhookem2020 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:
sfn91 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.


Yeah, I'm a traditional splitter (but nothing really extreme). The thing about my LSAT that really irks me is that my chances at some of these schools seems worse than they would be if I scored lower (according to MyLSN). Like UPenn. They seem drastically more hostile to people with my GPA range this cycle once the LSAT scores goes over 170. Like they're afraid that NYU and/or Columbia are going to take me instead, except I don't think those two want me either and I'm actually not obsessed with T13 rankings enough to inherently care about CCN more than Penn or most of the rest of the mid to lower half of the T13 for that matter.

I just want to celebrate an acceptance, visit some ASD/ASWs, find an apartment, and relax a bit before 1L. Instead, I'm frantically trying to figure out what to send in LOCIs, whether I can afford to visit and show interest to a school that waitlisted me (instead of a more relaxed summer vacation), and which school I should send the "top choice" LOCI claim to. To think of how long I've been anxiously waiting for initial decisions only to find out the waiting has barely even begun and requires even more strenuous application activity than the initial applications; beyond frustrating, I can't plan my life like this.



You have an LSAT over 170 and got waitlisted at vandy?


I got waitlisted at Vandy with over 170. Although I didn't show much interest, so they probably figured that they weren't at the top of my list.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby haley12 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:09 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
alhookem2020 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:
sfn91 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.


Yeah, I'm a traditional splitter (but nothing really extreme). The thing about my LSAT that really irks me is that my chances at some of these schools seems worse than they would be if I scored lower (according to MyLSN). Like UPenn. They seem drastically more hostile to people with my GPA range this cycle once the LSAT scores goes over 170. Like they're afraid that NYU and/or Columbia are going to take me instead, except I don't think those two want me either and I'm actually not obsessed with T13 rankings enough to inherently care about CCN more than Penn or most of the rest of the mid to lower half of the T13 for that matter.

I just want to celebrate an acceptance, visit some ASD/ASWs, find an apartment, and relax a bit before 1L. Instead, I'm frantically trying to figure out what to send in LOCIs, whether I can afford to visit and show interest to a school that waitlisted me (instead of a more relaxed summer vacation), and which school I should send the "top choice" LOCI claim to. To think of how long I've been anxiously waiting for initial decisions only to find out the waiting has barely even begun and requires even more strenuous application activity than the initial applications; beyond frustrating, I can't plan my life like this.



You have an LSAT over 170 and got waitlisted at vandy?


I got waitlisted at Vandy with over 170. Although I didn't show much interest, so they probably figured that they weren't at the top of my list.


173 and waitlisted at Vandy. Splitter though.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby tparty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:28 pm

Nightwing wrote:
sfn91 wrote:
Nightwing wrote:I just got my 10th waitlist, courtesy of UPenn.

Duke, Cornell, UPenn, Chicago, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Georgetown


I'm trying my best just to stay numb to everything now. Anyone else in the double digit camp? I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. No acceptances. :cry:


I think you're going to be okay. If memory serves me well, you have a high LSAT and lower GPA right? The dearth of high LSATs this cycle will mean you'll be highly coveted during the summer when schools are desperate to hit their medians and they have a better idea of what their classes will look like.


Yeah, I'm a traditional splitter (but nothing really extreme). The thing about my LSAT that really irks me is that my chances at some of these schools seems worse than they would be if I scored lower (according to MyLSN). Like UPenn. They seem drastically more hostile to people with my GPA range this cycle once the LSAT scores goes over 170. Like they're afraid that NYU and/or Columbia are going to take me instead, except I don't think those two want me either and I'm actually not obsessed with T13 rankings enough to inherently care about CCN more than Penn or most of the rest of the mid to lower half of the T13 for that matter.

I just want to celebrate an acceptance, visit some ASD/ASWs, find an apartment, and relax a bit before 1L. Instead, I'm frantically trying to figure out what to send in LOCIs, whether I can afford to visit and show interest to a school that waitlisted me (instead of a more relaxed summer vacation), and which school I should send the "top choice" LOCI claim to. To think of how long I've been anxiously waiting for initial decisions only to find out the waiting has barely even begun and requires even more strenuous application activity than the initial applications; beyond frustrating, I can't plan my life like this.


I feel your pain! You're not alone with that shitty feeling. I have 0 acceptances and 3 waitlists. I've written so many LOCI's, send LORs, went on visits, sent updates transcripts, etc. etc. etc. It's become an addition to my second semester of senior year work and not knowing wtf I'm doing in the fall (school or a year off) is really killing me... especially since I applied back in November too. Been waiting a lonnnngggg time. Hang in there. I think the odds are in your favor.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby charles117 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:39 pm

berkeley just ranked their waitlist
Berkeley Law Wait List Quartile Ranking

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby blelwoods » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:30 pm

I'm planning on sending my second LOCI to UVA. I was waitlisted in Feb, and sent on in March. Is that too much or should I wait until the end of the month? I know they will start pulling people off their waitlist in early May.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby alpha kenny body » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:53 pm

blelwoods wrote:I'm planning on sending my second LOCI to UVA. I was waitlisted in Feb, and sent on in March. Is that too much or should I wait until the end of the month? I know they will start pulling people off their waitlist in early May.

Based off of what I've read, once a month is perfectly fine, as long as you actually have something to say. I'd wait if I were you to send it around the seat deposit deadline.

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:56 pm

Has anyone used MS9 for WL help? If so, I'd appreciate a PM :D would love to hear how it works.

I'm sure there's a thread somewhere about it, right?

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Re: The Waitlist Purgatory

Postby blelwoods » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:59 pm

fips tedora wrote:
blelwoods wrote:I'm planning on sending my second LOCI to UVA. I was waitlisted in Feb, and sent on in March. Is that too much or should I wait until the end of the month? I know they will start pulling people off their waitlist in early May.

Based off of what I've read, once a month is perfectly fine, as long as you actually have something to say. I'd wait if I were you to send it around the seat deposit deadline.



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