UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby OhMyLaw » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 pm

Being the neurotic person I am, looked at last year's thread and it looks like most of the ppl invited to interview in the first round (Nov. 1) applied September or earlier.


If anyone would like to see the timing of the second interview invite rounds, I'd be forever grateful :mrgreen:

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby OhMyLaw » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:41 pm

rachelac wrote:
virginia_direwoolf wrote:
OhMyLaw wrote:Does anyone remember how soon after a UR wave did interviews go out last year? I actually did read through that thread but am completely blanking out on timelines


I don't remember how far apart it was, but the first round of interview invites went out Nov 1 last year :shock:


Did everyone admitted get an invite?


As far as I remember, I do believe that you need to be interviewed to be admitted, but if anyone knows otherwise, feel free to correct me :)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dallinpackard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:53 pm

Does anyone know how Chicago feels about splitters? I'm just below the 25% for GPA (3.61 in Electrical Engineering) and at the 75% with a 172.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:01 pm

dallinpackard wrote:Does anyone know how Chicago feels about splitters? I'm just below the 25% for GPA (3.61 in Electrical Engineering) and at the 75% with a 172.


They aren't huge fans of splitters. Chicago loves high GPA's

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dallinpackard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:07 pm

Platopus wrote:
dallinpackard wrote:Does anyone know how Chicago feels about splitters? I'm just below the 25% for GPA (3.61 in Electrical Engineering) and at the 75% with a 172.


They aren't huge fans of splitters. Chicago loves high GPA's


Challenge accepted.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:46 pm

Is anyone still holding out for a fee waiver? I'm above 75th for GPA and at 75th for LSAT. How late can I afford to wait without damaging my chances? Should I just submit now?
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:12 pm

38981928 wrote:Is anyone still holding out for a fee waiver? I'm above 75th for GPA (4.02) and at 75th for LSAT (172). How late can I afford to wait without damaging my chances? Should I just submit now?


I'd bite the bullet and apply. Fee waivers are going to be unpredictable at this point. Maybe worth just email them to see if they'll waive it instead of waiting for one to come.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:50 pm

Submitted. One of my top picks.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:54 pm

dallinpackard wrote:Does anyone know how Chicago feels about splitters? I'm just below the 25% for GPA (3.61 in Electrical Engineering) and at the 75% with a 172.


The answer is you'll get into and go to Columbia.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dallinpackard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:25 am

sharris2017 wrote:
dallinpackard wrote:Does anyone know how Chicago feels about splitters? I'm just below the 25% for GPA (3.61 in Electrical Engineering) and at the 75% with a 172.


The answer is you'll get into and go to Columbia.


I honestly wouldn't mind that. But knowing that I want to work in Houston makes me think UTA wouldn't be a bad deal with a scholarship. But I'm strongly considering Columbia.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby goingnutslawschool » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:34 am

Ok, this is being nit picky but UTA stands for University of Texas- Arlington. It’s always just UT or UT Austin. Also at their law school forum I noticed that they have branded themselves as Texas Law. I thought this was kind of odd.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dallinpackard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:45 am

goingnutslawschool wrote:Ok, this is being nit picky but UTA stands for University of Texas- Arlington. It’s always just UT or UT Austin. Also at their law school forum I noticed that they have branded themselves as Texas Law. I thought this was kind of odd.


Haha, I appreciate the correction! I usually go with UT but was recently misunderstood for Utah...I guess I'll go with UT Austin until Texas Law starts to stick, if it ever does.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:03 am

dallinpackard wrote:
sharris2017 wrote:
dallinpackard wrote:Does anyone know how Chicago feels about splitters? I'm just below the 25% for GPA (3.61 in Electrical Engineering) and at the 75% with a 172.


The answer is you'll get into and go to Columbia.


I honestly wouldn't mind that. But knowing that I want to work in Houston makes me think UTA wouldn't be a bad deal with a scholarship. But I'm strongly considering Columbia.


Probably out at Chicago for reasons mentioned. Probably in, but no money at Columbia. In but unsure money at UT because you're below GPA median. Probably full ride at UTA.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby goingnutslawschool » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:53 pm

Does anyone know how UChicago LS looks at their own GPA. UChicago is pretty notorious for grade deflation so I’m wondering how an applicant from their school would fair in the application process.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:38 pm

goingnutslawschool wrote:Does anyone know how UChicago LS looks at their own GPA. UChicago is pretty notorious for grade deflation so I’m wondering how an applicant from their school would fair in the application process.


You might get the slighest of boosts, but might be better to atleast try to ED as a Chicago Law Scholar. $150k guaranteed is nothing to sneeze at, especially if your GPA is on the lower side

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:13 am

Platopus wrote:
goingnutslawschool wrote:Does anyone know how UChicago LS looks at their own GPA. UChicago is pretty notorious for grade deflation so I’m wondering how an applicant from their school would fair in the application process.


You might get the slighest of boosts, but might be better to atleast try to ED as a Chicago Law Scholar. $150k guaranteed is nothing to sneeze at, especially if your GPA is on the lower side


Take this with a grain of sale but I've seen several posts online from angry Chicago undergrads that got rejected by the Law School because of (relatively) low GPA

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:15 am

Do you guys think a PS that's good enough to get a certain applicant to a lower T13 (above both 75s) is good enough to send to CCN (at or above both medians)? I've been holding off on HYSCCN apps so I can improve my PS but the clock is obviously ticking.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby nyc2dc » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 am

Submitted two weeks ago and status changed to under review today :D

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dallinpackard » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:20 am

etramak wrote:Do you guys think a PS that's good enough to get a certain applicant to a lower T13 (above both 75s) is good enough to send to CCN (at or above both medians)? I've been holding off on HYSCCN apps so I can improve my PS but the clock is obviously ticking.


I think you should be good. As long as it is coherent and mildly interesting, it shouldn't keep you out of a school that you are otherwise qualified for.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wiseman96 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:20 pm

Just got my interview request!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby maybeman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:21 pm

Just got an interview. 11/6 via status checker. Complete mid September

ETA email followed status checker
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:21 pm

Just got an invitation to interview!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby virginia_direwoolf » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:21 pm

Interview request for me as well

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:23 pm

Ahhhhhhhhh. It's happeninng! Interview request.
Complete 9/18, UR 10/13. #'s in profile

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby doublepug » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:24 pm

also just got interview request - is this first wave?




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