Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DaydreamNation » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:51 pm

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CADM1UM wrote:Anyone know if submitting a "Why Vandy" essay would help at all?

I'm a splitter at their 75th LSAT but below 25th GPA. Submitted back in October but haven't heard back yet and I think some other splitters are in the same boat. Vandy is definitely my first choice and the only reason I wouldn't go if I got in is if I was forced to pay sticker. Would writing a "Why Vandy" talking about how it is my first choice and how much I would love to go help at all and maybe persuade an acceptance out of them instead of a waitlist or worse?

I can’t say how much it would help, but I am in the exact same situation as you are and I submitted one after I visited. It can’t hurt, right?


Yeah I’m going to visit when the new semester starts and then might write one after my visit. Hopefully someone who knows a bit more about it can help us

Outside of the T6 a Why essay will literally never hurt your chances with a school if it's well-written. I also wrote one that was based on my visit and submitted it with my app. I think Vandy has been moving slowly in general this cycle with respect to splitters so I don't think you're necessarily sunk if you don't send one in but if you think you can write a decent one then why not?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sabraph » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:18 pm

Applied!

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Postby Ntp73821 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 pm

Has anyone who applied for LSMAs gotten a confirmation that Vanderbilt received their application? Want to make sure my scholarship app made it. :P
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LSNlife » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:47 pm

Ntp73821 wrote:Has anyone who applied for LSMAs gotten a confirmation that Vanderbilt received their application? Want to make sure my scholarship app made it. :P


The replied with a confirmation email to me a couple days after I submitted.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tony_dirko » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:47 pm

Has anybody been rejected or waitlisted? I applied early october and interviewed late October. Tons of people have been accepted since then so I'm wondering if my radio silence implies I'll be rejected once they start actually rejecting people.

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Postby LSNlife » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:49 pm

tony_dirko wrote:Has anybody been rejected or waitlisted? I applied early october and interviewed late October. Tons of people have been accepted since then so I'm wondering if my radio silence implies I'll be rejected once they start actually rejecting people.


LSN has 4 rejects and 2 waitlists reported, all seemingly from early December but take that fwiw since there are so few.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wmbuff » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:24 pm

Hello, waitlist. (Super splitter, applied October, interviewed November.)
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Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:55 pm

wmbuff wrote:Hello, waitlist. (Super splitter, applied October, interviewed November.)


Same to all of the above.

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Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Just notified via email.

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Postby robin acrewood » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:28 pm

tony_dirko wrote:Has anybody been rejected or waitlisted? I applied early october and interviewed late October. Tons of people have been accepted since then so I'm wondering if my radio silence implies I'll be rejected once they start actually rejecting people.

+1. My dates are the same as yours. The silence is killing me; I have no idea what is going on.
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby usersomethingname » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:08 am

Anybody have any info on the Facebook page for the class of 2021?

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Postby PWADatUNC » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:58 am

I popped over to the reddit page last night and it seems like a bunch of people were accepted yesterday. Almost all applied in early December and didn’t have an interview. That seems odd to me considering many of us applied earlier, interviewed, and the interview was supposed to “expedite” the process

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Postby tony_dirko » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:04 am

PWADatUNC wrote:I popped over to the reddit page last night and it seems like a bunch of people were accepted yesterday. Almost all applied in early December and didn’t have an interview. That seems odd to me considering many of us applied earlier, interviewed, and the interview was supposed to “expedite” the process


I'm in the same boat. Applied and interviewed in October and my numbers are right around the medians. I get the feeling that not being in yesterday's wave of acceptances and waitlists means we're getting rejected...

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:14 am

tony_dirko wrote:
PWADatUNC wrote:I popped over to the reddit page last night and it seems like a bunch of people were accepted yesterday. Almost all applied in early December and didn’t have an interview. That seems odd to me considering many of us applied earlier, interviewed, and the interview was supposed to “expedite” the process


I'm in the same boat. Applied and interviewed in October and my numbers are right around the medians. I get the feeling that not being in yesterday's wave of acceptances and waitlists means we're getting rejected...



:( I hope you're wrong...
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby PWADatUNC » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:04 pm

tony_dirko wrote:
PWADatUNC wrote:I popped over to the reddit page last night and it seems like a bunch of people were accepted yesterday. Almost all applied in early December and didn’t have an interview. That seems odd to me considering many of us applied earlier, interviewed, and the interview was supposed to “expedite” the process


I'm in the same boat. Applied and interviewed in October and my numbers are right around the medians. I get the feeling that not being in yesterday's wave of acceptances and waitlists means we're getting rejected...


I wouldn’t go near that far. It seems curious to me that each person that got accepted was a later applicant with no interview. I applied and interviewed in early November and feel strongly about my numbers/interview. Nothing expect a letter of rejection means you’re rejected

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Vandy's acceptance/ding/WL waves feel so arbitrary. They don't appear to be based on numbers, date of application, or URM status. It seems like they wake up in the morning and think "I'm gonna waitlist a bunch of December applicants today, then tomorrow I'll accept people that applied in late October."

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Postby wmbuff » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:16 pm

HenryHankPalmer wrote:Vandy's acceptance/ding/WL waves feel so arbitrary. They don't appear to be based on numbers, date of application, or URM status. It seems like they wake up in the morning and think "I'm gonna waitlist a bunch of December applicants today, then tomorrow I'll accept people that applied in late October."


I interviewed on campus with a member of the admissions staff, and she indicated that this is almost precisely how the dean of admissions operates. They come in to work and don't know what they'll be doing, and he'll say, "Let's do some admits today."
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Postby PWADatUNC » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:21 pm

wmbuff wrote:
HenryHankPalmer wrote:Vandy's acceptance/ding/WL waves feel so arbitrary. They don't appear to be based on numbers, date of application, or URM status. It seems like they wake up in the morning and think "I'm gonna waitlist a bunch of December applicants today, then tomorrow I'll accept people that applied in late October."


I interviewed on campus with a member of the admissions staff, and she indicated that this is almost precisely how the dean of admissions operates. They come in to work and don't know what they'll be doing, and he'll say, "Let's do some admits today."


That sounds terrible for us, but all I can picture in my mind is Michael Scott from the Office running an Admission Office and pulling stunts like this :D

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Postby surfingwithgators » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:56 pm

PWADatUNC wrote:I popped over to the reddit page last night and it seems like a bunch of people were accepted yesterday. Almost all applied in early December and didn’t have an interview. That seems odd to me considering many of us applied earlier, interviewed, and the interview was supposed to “expedite” the process

Yeah but looks like their numbers were quite a bit above median. For what it's worth I applied in Nov. and haven't heard anything either

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Postby thatguy2017 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:32 pm

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Postby mwells56 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:19 pm

Approaching the "8 week since complete" mark that the status checker gives as a guideline for apps submitted in November-December. Hoping to hear something soon.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby CT6 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:55 am

Two months since the interview that was supposed to "expedite" the process. Too early to email? :shock:

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tony_dirko » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:03 pm

CT6 wrote:Two months since the interview that was supposed to "expedite" the process. Too early to email? :shock:


I'm in the same boat. I interviewed late October and haven't heard anything...

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Postby wolfonlawstreet » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:19 pm

tony_dirko wrote:
CT6 wrote:Two months since the interview that was supposed to "expedite" the process. Too early to email? :shock:


I'm in the same boat. I interviewed late October and haven't heard anything...


Yep, same.
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tony_dirko » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:20 pm

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
tony_dirko wrote:
CT6 wrote:Two months since the interview that was supposed to "expedite" the process. Too early to email? :shock:


I'm in the same boat. I interviewed late October and haven't heard anything...


Yep, same.


I still get the feeling that emailing isn't the right move yet. Does anybody disagree?



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