UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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What is your application status? (please update!!!)

Did not submit yet
5
3%
Submitted, incomplete
2
1%
Submitted, complete, not interviewed
58
37%
Submitted, complete, interviewed
39
25%
Accepted :D
28
18%
Waitlisted :roll:
20
13%
Rejected :cry:
4
3%
 
Total votes: 156

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

Postby ChiCityLove » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:56 am

Checking in! My GPA is well below the 25th percentile so I doubt this is going to happen. But-- we'll see how this goes!

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

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:48 pm

https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school ... 1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.

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

Postby Boulevard » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:04 pm

Checking in! GPA between 25th and 50th and LSAT at 75th. Job kept me out of the loop for a good part of October and November. Submitted this past week... is that considered late or just not early?

Boulevard
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Postby Boulevard » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:26 pm

@mrsharveyspecter

Good article from Mike Spivey concerning the bump in apps especially at the 165+ range. This cycle will certainly be more competitive for sure, but his belief is that it will trend more towards a "bit more competitive" vs. "substantially more competitive." Also, given that everyone in this forum has presumably impressive numbers and is engaged, it should turn out well for all of us!

http://blog.spiveyconsulting.com/calm/

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

Postby april_ludgate » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:33 pm

I submitted in the beginning of November and have been UR1 since 11/20. Since then radio silence. That doesn't mean anything right? It's early? Sigh

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

Postby Ironman btw » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:39 pm

april_ludgate wrote:I submitted in the beginning of November and have been UR1 since 11/20. Since then radio silence. That doesn't mean anything right? It's early? Sigh


I totally wouldn't worry! They're probably going to send out ED decisions soon, and might just be busy with that. Remember, their app deadline was like March last I checked, so it's still very, very early.

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

Postby AlmostSplitter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:57 pm

ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone

BL2017
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby BL2017 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:41 pm

AlmostSplitter wrote:ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone


Same, UR3 though

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

Postby toughTulip » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:36 pm

BL2017 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone


Same, UR3 though

Me too! I fear it's not a good sign for me though because I haven't interviewed.

BL2017
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby BL2017 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 pm

toughTulip wrote:
BL2017 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone


Same, UR3 though

Me too! I fear it's not a good sign for me though because I haven't interviewed.


I haven't interviewed either! I wonder if any ED applicants have.

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

Postby AlmostSplitter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:09 pm

Oops! I meant UR3. Interviewed on Dec. 4, but I wouldn't worry if you didn't interview: from what I've seen, interviews principally matter for liminal cases (like, borderline admit/waitlist or $/no $). Also maybe for ED applicants to gauge genuine interest?

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

Postby justsocurious » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:55 pm

AlmostSplitter wrote:Oops! I meant UR3. Interviewed on Dec. 4, but I wouldn't worry if you didn't interview: from what I've seen, interviews principally matter for liminal cases (like, borderline admit/waitlist or $/no $). Also maybe for ED applicants to gauge genuine interest?


"$/no $" as in determining whether to give a full-ride scholarship? Or would that apply to smaller 30k-75k dollar grants as well?

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

Postby Mabaci » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 pm

BL2017 wrote:
toughTulip wrote:
BL2017 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone


Same, UR3 though

Me too! I fear it's not a good sign for me though because I haven't interviewed.


I haven't interviewed either! I wonder if any ED applicants have.


I'm a current UChicago grad student and I applied ED. Went under R3 today and have not received an invitation to interview.

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

Postby profdogwalker » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:46 pm

Mabaci wrote:
BL2017 wrote:
toughTulip wrote:
BL2017 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone


Same, UR3 though

Me too! I fear it's not a good sign for me though because I haven't interviewed.


I haven't interviewed either! I wonder if any ED applicants have.


I'm a current UChicago grad student and I applied ED. Went under R3 today and have not received an invitation to interview.


in past years, UR4 hinted that a decision was approaching...does this mean we likely won't hear this week?

BL2017
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby BL2017 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:09 am

profdogwalker wrote:
Mabaci wrote:
BL2017 wrote:
toughTulip wrote:
BL2017 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:ED applicant here: just went UR2 today! Good luck everyone


Same, UR3 though

Me too! I fear it's not a good sign for me though because I haven't interviewed.


I haven't interviewed either! I wonder if any ED applicants have.


I'm a current UChicago grad student and I applied ED. Went under R3 today and have not received an invitation to interview.


in past years, UR4 hinted that a decision was approaching...does this mean we likely won't hear this week?


If you look at LSN, decisions have come the week before Christmas for ED applicants the past 3 cycles. My guess would be this week based on that.

38981928
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:10 am

AlmostSplitter wrote:Oops! I meant UR3. Interviewed on Dec. 4, but I wouldn't worry if you didn't interview: from what I've seen, interviews principally matter for liminal cases (like, borderline admit/waitlist or $/no $). Also maybe for ED applicants to gauge genuine interest?


Wait, really??? I thought it was like JS1s and interviews are a necessary prerequisite to an acceptance? I think I asked this before here (not sure if this or Columbia) and I don't think I got a response lol

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

Postby TastyMango » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:15 pm

38981928 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:Oops! I meant UR3. Interviewed on Dec. 4, but I wouldn't worry if you didn't interview: from what I've seen, interviews principally matter for liminal cases (like, borderline admit/waitlist or $/no $). Also maybe for ED applicants to gauge genuine interest?


Wait, really??? I thought it was like JS1s and interviews are a necessary prerequisite to an acceptance? I think I asked this before here (not sure if this or Columbia) and I don't think I got a response lol


For what its worth this is also my understanding.

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

Postby feralflamingo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:12 pm

TastyMango wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AlmostSplitter wrote:Oops! I meant UR3. Interviewed on Dec. 4, but I wouldn't worry if you didn't interview: from what I've seen, interviews principally matter for liminal cases (like, borderline admit/waitlist or $/no $). Also maybe for ED applicants to gauge genuine interest?


Wait, really??? I thought it was like JS1s and interviews are a necessary prerequisite to an acceptance? I think I asked this before here (not sure if this or Columbia) and I don't think I got a response lol


For what its worth this is also my understanding.


What AlmostSplitter wrote sounds like Columbia. From what I remember interviews are a prerequisite for Chicago.

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

Postby Slawthschool » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:38 pm

Interview request today!

throwaway1919
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby throwaway1919 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Christmas interview wave!

jjs671
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jjs671 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Interview requested!

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blackmamba8
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby blackmamba8 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Also just got an interview request!

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:56 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:Also just got an interview request!


+1! Very excited :)

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Bush v. Gorgeous
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:59 pm

+6 on the interview request, and Over The Moon.

ha8845
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ha8845 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:13 pm

Are these interview requests for RD? When did you guys apply?




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