In at University of Houston

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rdcws000
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rdcws000 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:09 pm

YEM wrote:
hjl47 wrote:any word for PT'ers? ...


There was apparently some movement on 3/18 by Status Checker.

I was In Review since 2/18 for Part Time. In via Status Checker dated 3/18, like some others on the board.

Good luck to those of you still in the waiting room.


Thanks, good to hear. When did you go complete?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby texlawtex » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:04 pm

HOPPER4213 wrote:Still waiting patiently as a FT applicant that applied on November 1st. This is a long and arduous process no doubt, but if last year is any indication of the wait period we should all have our decisions by early April. The numbers of applications are going up as well, so mid April probably wouldnt be a huge surprise.

The saving grace at this point is that LSN has not rejected anyone with my numbers so far(161, 3.79), and the 2009 cycle actually admitted 119/121 applicants with a 161/3.5+. Anyone else in this same boat with a 160+ still on stand by with UH admissions?



Glad to know that I'm not alone.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby YEM » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:02 pm

rdcws000 wrote:
YEM wrote:
I was In Review since 2/18 for Part Time. In via Status Checker dated 3/18, like some others on the board.



Thanks, good to hear. When did you go complete?


Sorry, but my notes on UofH are incomplete. I think my file went straight from Incomplete to In Review and stayed that way for a month. App submitted at end of January; all LORs etc. in by second week of February.

FWIW, it's likely I'll withdraw soon. The lack of scholarship cash makes the decision. I'm not sure that Houston gave PT scholarships to begin with, let alone now that their budget has been axed. The fact that they won't invest $0.44 in a stamp to send an acceptance letter isn't a good sign. Unless UofH steps up w/$$, I'm 99% set on another school in Texas and will withdraw soon, making room for one of y'all to join the fun.

Good luck everybody; I know the waiting is vicious.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:32 pm

YEM wrote:
rdcws000 wrote:
YEM wrote:
I was In Review since 2/18 for Part Time. In via Status Checker dated 3/18, like some others on the board.



Thanks, good to hear. When did you go complete?


Sorry, but my notes on UofH are incomplete. I think my file went straight from Incomplete to In Review and stayed that way for a month. App submitted at end of January; all LORs etc. in by second week of February.

FWIW, it's likely I'll withdraw soon. The lack of scholarship cash makes the decision. I'm not sure that Houston gave PT scholarships to begin with, let alone now that their budget has been axed. The fact that they won't invest $0.44 in a stamp to send an acceptance letter isn't a good sign. Unless UofH steps up w/$$, I'm 99% set on another school in Texas and will withdraw soon, making room for one of y'all to join the fun.

Good luck everybody; I know the waiting is vicious.



From a completely selfish standpoint, thank you for your intent to withdraw. :mrgreen:
Their waiting is vicious.

Has anyone had any other application/admissions experience as silly as U of H? I don't want to be a whiner, but I'm starting to think they take the cake for worst customer service...... :roll:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby moonmaster3 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:52 pm

raperez129 wrote:
YEM wrote:
rdcws000 wrote:
YEM wrote:
I was In Review since 2/18 for Part Time. In via Status Checker dated 3/18, like some others on the board.



Thanks, good to hear. When did you go complete?


Sorry, but my notes on UofH are incomplete. I think my file went straight from Incomplete to In Review and stayed that way for a month. App submitted at end of January; all LORs etc. in by second week of February.

FWIW, it's likely I'll withdraw soon. The lack of scholarship cash makes the decision. I'm not sure that Houston gave PT scholarships to begin with, let alone now that their budget has been axed. The fact that they won't invest $0.44 in a stamp to send an acceptance letter isn't a good sign. Unless UofH steps up w/$$, I'm 99% set on another school in Texas and will withdraw soon, making room for one of y'all to join the fun.

Good luck everybody; I know the waiting is vicious.



From a completely selfish standpoint, thank you for your intent to withdraw. :mrgreen:
Their waiting is vicious.

Has anyone had any other application/admissions experience as silly as U of H? I don't want to be a whiner, but I'm starting to think they take the cake for worst customer service...... :roll:


I don't think it has to do with them as much as it does with your score. The lower your score, the more likely they are to not respond to you until they respond to everyone else with a higher score. This happened to me at UT. For UH, I was part of the first batch of admitted people, but my scores were in their high range.

The only time I have experienced this is when my scores were low for a school.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby heyzeus » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:57 pm

Just sent in my withdrawal good luck everyone. UR 2/18 DR-Admit 3/18.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:13 pm

What a tease. Got a letter from UH today, but it just discussed 2009 employment #s.

It looks like from 2008 to 2009 avg starting salary went down from 94K to 80K. I'd sure like to see the % of people who responded.

I wonder if other schools have similar drops in avg starting salary... anyone have insight?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby b.j. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:33 pm

[/quote]

I don't think it has to do with them as much as it does with your score. The lower your score, the more likely they are to not respond to you until they respond to everyone else with a higher score. This happened to me at UT. For UH, I was part of the first batch of admitted people, but my scores were in their high range.

The only time I have experienced this is when my scores were low for a school.[/quote]

Do you really think they go by score, rather than by the order in which applications are received, or something like that? Wouldn't it make more sense to do the opposite and look at the weaker numbers first, in order to see if there's any possible way the applicant could be admitted? For most people, the answer would probably be no, so the applicant could thus be easily rejected.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby colemf » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:39 pm

I think they look at them in batches, the batch is determined by the order they are recieved but within the batch they go score by score.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby moonmaster3 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:49 pm

b.j. wrote:


I don't think it has to do with them as much as it does with your score. The lower your score, the more likely they are to not respond to you until they respond to everyone else with a higher score. This happened to me at UT. For UH, I was part of the first batch of admitted people, but my scores were in their high range.

The only time I have experienced this is when my scores were low for a school.[/quote]

Do you really think they go by score, rather than by the order in which applications are received, or something like that? Wouldn't it make more sense to do the opposite and look at the weaker numbers first, in order to see if there's any possible way the applicant could be admitted? For most people, the answer would probably be no, so the applicant could thus be easily rejected.[/quote]

It is probably a mixture of both, but if you read TLS you'll realize that they do go by scores in a lot of cases. A lot of people applied in Oct. or Nov. and did not hear from schools until now, or are still waiting for some, like me. All the while people with higher scores who applied later or those who applied at the same time have already heard back.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby b.j. » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:18 am

moonmaster3 wrote:
b.j. wrote:


I don't think it has to do with them as much as it does with your score. The lower your score, the more likely they are to not respond to you until they respond to everyone else with a higher score. This happened to me at UT. For UH, I was part of the first batch of admitted people, but my scores were in their high range.

The only time I have experienced this is when my scores were low for a school.


Do you really think they go by score, rather than by the order in which applications are received, or something like that? Wouldn't it make more sense to do the opposite and look at the weaker numbers first, in order to see if there's any possible way the applicant could be admitted? For most people, the answer would probably be no, so the applicant could thus be easily rejected.[/quote]

It is probably a mixture of both, but if you read TLS you'll realize that they do go by scores in a lot of cases. A lot of people applied in Oct. or Nov. and did not hear from schools until now, or are still waiting for some, like me. All the while people with higher scores who applied later or those who applied at the same time have already heard back.[/quote]

Well, this kind of kills my buzz that I might have a shot at Washington & Lee. :wink: Or were you just referring to Houston?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby keg411 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:35 am

Be happy that your are still waiting and not WL'd :(.
I'm probably going to withdraw from the WL soon. Don't think I'm going to stick this one out. I have bigger fish to fry (so to speak :)).

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby fathergoose » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:09 pm

Just got WL via status checker. That stings. I have the numbers and I am a Houston native. I really thought I'd have to make a difficult decision between UH and SMU, I guess this makes that choice easier.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby b.j. » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:11 pm

fathergoose wrote:Just got WL via status checker. That stings. I have the numbers and I am a Houston native. I really thought I'd have to make a difficult decision between UH and SMU, I guess this makes that choice easier.


FT or PT?

Don't feel too bad. Today, I received a postcard from the Richmond Student Association wishing me good luck with my application, followed by a rejection letter.

Better coordination next time, okay, guys?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby fathergoose » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:24 pm

FT. I guess I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster ride that comes with being a splitter. Absolutely no rhyme or reason for what schools accept you, reject you or waitlist you.

Best of luck to all the rest of you. UH is a good school and Houston is a great city.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby b.j. » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:38 pm

fathergoose wrote:FT. I guess I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster ride that comes with being a splitter. Absolutely no rhyme or reason for what schools accept you, reject you or waitlist you.

Best of luck to all the rest of you. UH is a good school and Houston is a great city.



In eighth grade, I had a really hard nosed English teacher who would, to his credit, give us a breakdown of how he scored papers. Certain things were worth a certain amount of points, so it was easy to see where you went wrong. It's not possible to do exactly the same thing, because there just aren't enough seats for all of the qualified applicants, but perhaps something similar could be done.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:53 pm

I still can't decide between Tulane and Houston. On one hand, I think my opportunity to get into Biglaw is greater at Houston. On the other, I think getting any kind of job at Tulane will be easier due to the alumni network+its lay prestige. Ugh. And with my scholarship at tulane, tuition+COL for both schools are about 100 dollars different.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby AngeLaDona » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:42 pm

Well it seems as if there are signs of life this week in the admissions office. File went "In Review" on 02/26/2010. Today, almost a month later, the date was updated but the status is the same. "File in Review 03/24/2010". I am only slightly hopeful because I wasn't WL, but this is almost as torturous.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby HOPPER4213 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:27 pm

Good news going down this week, just got admitted to UHCL via status checker today. This took forever, but it was well worth the wait. I had a 161/3.79 in case anyone was interested.

To the guy that was just waitlisted and deciding between UH and SMU, what were your numbers? I know you said that you had good ones, I was just curious to how close the line is from WL to acceptance.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rachel.almaraz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:12 pm

Admitted via status checker. Submitted 10/30, In Review 12/15, 2/15, and 3/15, Admitted 3/24.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raoul79 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:17 pm

rachel.almaraz wrote:Admitted via status checker. Submitted 10/30, In Review 12/15, 2/15, and 3/15, Admitted 3/24.


Congrats! And to all others admitted today... Out of curiosity... What is the deposit deadline for you all?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby RyShermanJ » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:43 pm

I got waitlisted today also. I am so down right now. I really wanted U of H. I figured since I had been reviewed 5 times it was only a matter of time before I was accepted.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:06 pm

HOPPER4213 wrote:Good news going down this week, just got admitted to UHCL via status checker today. This took forever, but it was well worth the wait. I had a 161/3.79 in case anyone was interested.

To the guy that was just waitlisted and deciding between UH and SMU, what were your numbers? I know you said that you had good ones, I was just curious to how close the line is from WL to acceptance.


Me? 162/3.78~

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby nitr0x99 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:01 pm

waitlisted

doesnt really matter because UH was out of the running for me anyways, but its just an ego thing

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby hotdog123 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:14 pm

RyShermanJ wrote:I got waitlisted today also. I am so down right now. I really wanted U of H. I figured since I had been reviewed 5 times it was only a matter of time before I was accepted.


sorry to hear that man.




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