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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:53 pm
by etramak
principalagent wrote:
AlPastor wrote:Quick app question: Is everyone listing the other schools they're applying to? I just noticed they ask at the end of Section 8. "Law School Interest"


I did. No harm in being honest and I'm not the first applicant they've ever had who blanketed the T13


Could be wrong but if anything, it might inxrease your chances at $$$ if you have HYS numbers and let Chicago know you're applying to those schools

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:02 pm
by dm1683
Just went complete. Although I know they don't start announcing decisions until like November or so.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 pm
by AlPastor
etramak wrote:
principalagent wrote:
AlPastor wrote:Quick app question: Is everyone listing the other schools they're applying to? I just noticed they ask at the end of Section 8. "Law School Interest"


I did. No harm in being honest and I'm not the first applicant they've ever had who blanketed the T13


Could be wrong but if anything, it might inxrease your chances at $$$ if you have HYS numbers and let Chicago know you're applying to those schools


Hadn't thought about it that way (not that I have HYS numbers :lol: )

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

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:03 pm
by Platopus
Application submitted!!

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

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:16 am
by sillymints7962
Checking in! Also, what is their "infamous" policy towards internationals?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:40 pm
by GotLost
Checking in. Super reach for me.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 am
by DistrictDisaster
Checking in! Feeling like this is a big reach for me - don't think my LSAT went well so think I'll be a splitter (GPA 3.95). Do splitters ever get cash? Doubtful...

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:48 pm
by andysimbi
Hadn't thought about UChicago much until researching to apply (since I've never been to the city) but now I'm really into it. Super reach for me, though.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:49 am
by ThatOneAfrican
InterLaw wrote:Dear comrades,

I'm checking out. After some strategy planning I decided not to apply to Chicago (not an easy decision) due to some policy they have about international students.

I just wanted to wish you all good luck, I really hope you all get into UChicago - so that I can have less competition anywhere else!

Bye! :mrgreen:

What was the policy? I was planning to apply to UChicago as well.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:54 am
by InterLaw
ThatOneAfrican wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Dear comrades,

I'm checking out. After some strategy planning I decided not to apply to Chicago (not an easy decision) due to some policy they have about international students.

I just wanted to wish you all good luck, I really hope you all get into UChicago - so that I can have less competition anywhere else!

Bye! :mrgreen:

What was the policy? I was planning to apply to UChicago as well.


They require the TOEFL with 106 overall and 26 in each section. I fall short in one section (I didn't prepare that test, c'mon...) and there is no way I'm gonna spend 250$ + 115$ (app fee) for a school in which I have average chances and it's not in my t10!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:35 am
by sillymints7962
Oh. Well that sucks. You'd think your PS and LSAT score would do enough already in showing proficiency.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:09 am
by Thundercar7
InterLaw wrote:
ThatOneAfrican wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Dear comrades,

I'm checking out. After some strategy planning I decided not to apply to Chicago (not an easy decision) due to some policy they have about international students.

I just wanted to wish you all good luck, I really hope you all get into UChicago - so that I can have less competition anywhere else!

Bye! :mrgreen:

What was the policy? I was planning to apply to UChicago as well.


They require the TOEFL with 106 overall and 26 in each section. I fall short in one section (I didn't prepare that test, c'mon...) and there is no way I'm gonna spend 250$ + 115$ (app fee) for a school in which I have average chances and it's not in my t10!


Ohhh really? 26 at least for every toefl section? Just got 26 on my writing... where did you find that requirement? I thought 104 or something would be enough.

Just submitted with ED. Does anyone know whether they offer interviews for ED applicants? :?

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:30 am
by InterLaw
Thundercar7 wrote:
InterLaw wrote:
ThatOneAfrican wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Dear comrades,

I'm checking out. After some strategy planning I decided not to apply to Chicago (not an easy decision) due to some policy they have about international students.

I just wanted to wish you all good luck, I really hope you all get into UChicago - so that I can have less competition anywhere else!

Bye! :mrgreen:

What was the policy? I was planning to apply to UChicago as well.


They require the TOEFL with 106 overall and 26 in each section. I fall short in one section (I didn't prepare that test, c'mon...) and there is no way I'm gonna spend 250$ + 115$ (app fee) for a school in which I have average chances and it's not in my t10!


Ohhh really? 26 at least for every toefl section? Just got 26 on my writing... where did you find that requirement? I thought 104 or something would be enough.

Just submitted with ED. Does anyone know whether they offer interviews for ED applicants? :?


Well if you have a 26 in writing as your lowest section you're golden!
Here the source: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/internationalstudents
https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/page/english-language-requirements

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:13 am
by Thundercar7
InterLaw wrote:
Thundercar7 wrote:
InterLaw wrote:
ThatOneAfrican wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Dear comrades,

I'm checking out. After some strategy planning I decided not to apply to Chicago (not an easy decision) due to some policy they have about international students.

I just wanted to wish you all good luck, I really hope you all get into UChicago - so that I can have less competition anywhere else!

Bye! :mrgreen:

What was the policy? I was planning to apply to UChicago as well.


They require the TOEFL with 106 overall and 26 in each section. I fall short in one section (I didn't prepare that test, c'mon...) and there is no way I'm gonna spend 250$ + 115$ (app fee) for a school in which I have average chances and it's not in my t10!


Ohhh really? 26 at least for every toefl section? Just got 26 on my writing... where did you find that requirement? I thought 104 or something would be enough.

Just submitted with ED. Does anyone know whether they offer interviews for ED applicants? :?


Well if you have a 26 in writing as your lowest section you're golden!
Here the source: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/internationalstudents
https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/page/english-language-requirements


:shock: :shock: that's a narrow escape! Big thanks!!
Yeah I agree Uchi language policy with internationals is strict...But still I'm in here now! And good luck to everyone!

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:53 pm
by ksmaster123
Hey guys,

I was wondering if not filling in some of the optional sections, like Law School Interest or Academic Interest, will affect my admission chances.

Thanks!

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:27 pm
by Platopus
ksmaster123 wrote:Hey guys,

I was wondering if not filling in some of the optional sections, like Law School Interest or Academic Interest, will affect my admission chances.

Thanks!


It certainly doesn't help, but it probably doesn't make that big of a difference unless you are a borderline applicant (even then, probably not enough to lead to a ding).

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:56 pm
by ksmaster123
Platopus wrote:
ksmaster123 wrote:Hey guys,

I was wondering if not filling in some of the optional sections, like Law School Interest or Academic Interest, will affect my admission chances.

Thanks!


It certainly doesn't help, but it probably doesn't make that big of a difference unless you are a borderline applicant (even then, probably not enough to lead to a ding).


On that thought, why should I give them a reason to put my app in a bad light. Thanks.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:36 pm
by Ron.Swanson
Checking in! Chicago person as well.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:40 pm
by Platopus
Ron.Swanson wrote:Checking in! Chicago person as well.


So is Nick Offerman!

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

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:49 pm
by Ron.Swanson
Platopus wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:Checking in! Chicago person as well.


So is Nick Offerman!


Haha, point. And he went to the U of I! I just realized that Ron Swanson would probably like UChicago out of the major schools as it's the most libertarian-leaning.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:00 pm
by Platopus
Ron.Swanson wrote:
Platopus wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:Checking in! Chicago person as well.


So is Nick Offerman!


Haha, point. And he went to the U of I! I just realized that Ron Swanson would probably like UChicago out of the major schools as it's the most libertarian-leaning.


They also don't believe in "Safe-spaces". Very Ron Swansonesque

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

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:00 pm
by Ron.Swanson
Platopus wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:
Platopus wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:Checking in! Chicago person as well.


So is Nick Offerman!


Haha, point. And he went to the U of I! I just realized that Ron Swanson would probably like UChicago out of the major schools as it's the most libertarian-leaning.


They also don't believe in "Safe-spaces". Very Ron Swansonesque


Yup. Their free speech policy definitely stands out.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:02 pm
by #gobroncos
Submitted yesterday and went complete today! Would love to go to UChicago.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:59 pm
by SopranoSaxophone
Just about ready to apply. Did anyone write a Why Chicago? I'm contemplating sending without one.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:13 pm
by Platopus
SopranoSaxophone wrote:Just about ready to apply. Did anyone write a Why Chicago? I'm contemplating sending without one.


Similar numbers. I'm from Chicago, and it's absolutely my #1 choice, but I didn't write a Why Chicago.