In at University of Houston

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raperez129
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Fri May 07, 2010 10:29 am

lewis louis wrote:Mine went from 3/29/10, 5/3/10, 5/5/10, and now 5/6/10. Sheesh. What gives.

Mine has the same exact pattern, except it did not change on 5/6; it still says 5/5..... :roll:


DarkPhantom wrote:....denied :roll:

w/e, off to the back up schools!



I'm sorry. :cry: What back up schools do you have? Do you mind sharing your stats? You can PM me if you want.

ETA: I *really* hope if they are going to tell me no, they do it before next Friday when I have another $200 non-refundable deposit due to STCL...... :?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby roofles » Fri May 07, 2010 12:12 pm

Waitlisted for PT :? I had review dates of 4/19 and 5/4 before being waitlisted on 5/6.
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby luckycurl84 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:40 pm

roofles wrote:Waitlisted for PT :? I had review dates of 4/19 and 5/4 before being waitlisted on 5/6. 161/2.71 w/5 years WE are the numbers.


Bummer.

They're burning through PT applications. 1-2-8 by last count on law school numbers.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby HBK » Fri May 07, 2010 12:58 pm

Withdrew today, with money. I hope they let one of y'all in off the wait list.

Good luck everybody.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:26 am

luckycurl84 wrote:
roofles wrote:They're burning through PT applications. 1-2-8 by last count on law school numbers.



I haven't been able to login into my LSN for a while now. :cry:

Any recent decisions being made on a day other than Thus/Fri? I am *really* hoping to hear this week, before my 2nd seat deposit due at STCL on Friday...... :roll:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:31 am

A quick update - my online status finally changed to accurately reflect my current WL'ed status.

Letter received 5/1
Online status = Decision Rendered - Waitlisted 5/6

Best of luck to everyone still in waiting.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby bigred77 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:40 am

Could people who have heard maybe give us a timeline of events?

Status change first? is their any sort of notification email? letter last I assume?

I hope its not stus checker first cuz then I'm going to be logging in about 6 times a day :x

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rdcws000 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:14 pm

bigred77 wrote:Could people who have heard maybe give us a timeline of events?

Status change first? is their any sort of notification email? letter last I assume?

I hope its not stus checker first cuz then I'm going to be logging in about 6 times a day :x


The status checker has been the first indication this year. Prepare your "login finger".

I'll let someone who was accepted give you their timeline.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby folgers » Mon May 10, 2010 12:16 pm

Sent in my application - 2/10
Complete - 2/25
Acceptance Email - 3/23
Snail Mail Acceptance Letter - 4/2
Scholarship Email - 4/5


I never really checked the status checker after I went complete because I was not expecting a decision any time soon, so I'm not sure if the status checker updated before the email came.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby luckycurl84 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:20 pm

raperez129 wrote:
luckycurl84 wrote:
roofles wrote:They're burning through PT applications. 1-2-8 by last count on law school numbers.



I haven't been able to login into my LSN for a while now. :cry:

Any recent decisions being made on a day other than Thus/Fri? I am *really* hoping to hear this week, before my 2nd seat deposit due at STCL on Friday...... :roll:



Looks like decisions were done on Wednesday - Friday last week. Nothing on Monday or Tuesday.

It's gotta be soon though. It's just you and me pending on LSN for PT.
Right now, it's a harsh record. 1 A-2 WL-10 R.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:29 pm

rdcws000 wrote:
bigred77 wrote:Could people who have heard maybe give us a timeline of events?

Status change first? is their any sort of notification email? letter last I assume?

I hope its not stus checker first cuz then I'm going to be logging in about 6 times a day :x


The status checker has been the first indication this year. Prepare your "login finger".

I'll let someone who was accepted give you their timeline.


There are some exceptions. Take my case: my online status showed "Decision Rendered" for almost a week and a half before I eventually received the snail mail (WL). About a week after getting my letter, my online status changed to reflect that I had been waitlisted.

If this happens to anyone else, you must wait until the letter comes in to find out what the decision is. Adcom personnel will not supply information regarding an applicant's decision over the phone. There was no notification by e-mail for me either.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:36 pm

luckycurl84 wrote:
Right now, it's a harsh record. 1 A-2 WL-10 R.



:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby bigred77 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:21 pm

raperez129 wrote:
luckycurl84 wrote:
Right now, it's a harsh record. 1 A-2 WL-10 R.



:shock: :shock: :shock:



these numbers are scary, i don't have a profile on LSN but have been following pretty closely. If you look back at last years numbers via LSAC, UH's PT acceptance rate was around 20-25%. I guess I knew this going in but I still get really optimisitc one day and then feel I'm an auto-reject the next. I need a decision before I go crazy!!

BTW seeing roofles get WL really put a damper on my day since his numbers are closer to mine than most apps I see and he still (slightly) beats me out in every one of the big 3 catagories (LSAT, GPA,WE.) I'm clinging to the false hope that being In-state will give me the boost I need.



Anyone have any idea how the WL works? I've read it isn't ranked but do they let u know one way or the other by a certain date or do they just tell you they might accept you if they feel like it anytime before the first day of class and if they don't youll never hear from them again?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Mon May 10, 2010 5:22 pm

raperez129 wrote:File now in review for a THIRD time.
Not looking good folks.... :cry:

Review dates:
3/29/10
5/3/10
5/5/10



Update: My review date has changed AGAIN! It is now 5/10/10!!
I don't have the emotional strenght to look back through the thread. Please tell me if someone else has had FOUR review dates, and if so, what was the outcome..... :shock:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Mon May 10, 2010 5:24 pm

bigred77 wrote:
Anyone have any idea how the WL works? I've read it isn't ranked but do they let u know one way or the other by a certain date or do they just tell you they might accept you if they feel like it anytime before the first day of class and if they don't youll never hear from them again?


Anyway, useful info when I called UH admissions today:

1. Confirmed that they do not rank WL, but still possible that they go by the order of WL (not sure).
2. They also refused to tell me how many have been WL'ed.
3. They will not re-review WL files until June, so you have until then to send any updates...LOCI deadline flag here.
4. They will tell you the final decision anytime between June and 1st day of school (Aug 23)...at best you're looking at a decision by July.
5. You may submit updates via email if you wish (call and ask for the email address of an admissions officer).

Hope this helps.


I pulled the above info from a few pages back regarding discussion of the WL.

If I recall correctly, someone had stated that there were a handful of seats being filled 2 weeks before classes began for the 2009 cycle. This would strengthen the assertion made in item #4 (I'm now slamming my face into the keyboard for actually replacing my first choice word of "confirm" with "strengthen"....**** you LSAT).

I'm betting they send you another letter once school starts, at the very least thanking you for continued patience and application to their institution (if not accepted from the WL).

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby bigred77 » Wed May 12, 2010 1:58 pm

Does anybody have any information/statistics/guesses on how easy it is to get off the WL. Historically, is it like a 50/50 shot? 10% maybe? Anybody have a clue? With it being this late in the cycle I'd almost be relieved to just hear back that I've been WL. At least it's not a rejection and I dont have to keep logging into see "file in review" anymore. I think this was discussed earlier or maybe it was in another thread but for those of you WL or still in review which position would you rather be in at this point?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby luckycurl84 » Wed May 12, 2010 2:56 pm

rdcws000 wrote:I'm new to the forum but I've appreciated all of your updates.

My wife is out of town and I'm a loser so I decided to read through the entire thread to get an idea of how long people waited for decisions last year. Ouch... I would not recommend anyone do this.

Of course there are a million exceptions, but I'll sum up the first 35 pages or so of this thread for those who don't want to read it all.

Full time applicants last year with over 161-162ish had all heard by mid-late March. A few borderline apps continued to hear into mid April. It seemed like any full timers still waiting by May 1st were on the waitlist. (more on waitlist later)

Part time applicant acceptances dribbled in very slowly until May. Yes, mid May was when a lot of PT applicants started announcing their admissions, those with 161+ in May, seemingly followed by some (158-160) in early June. Then the PT waitlists started dribbling in.

The late June timeframe was a very sad time on this forum. Lots of frustrated waitlisters, and hangers-on waiting to hear because they took a June LSAT.

July brought a small number of admissions to late applicants, followed by a lot of emails to FT waitlisters asking them if they would like to be considered for PT. Late July waitlisters started getting accepted, both FT and PT waitlisters were getting in with stats across the spectrum.

The last waitlist offers came AFTER new student orientation, and THE WEEK BEFORE CLASSES BEGAN. There was one sad post after classes had begun asking "anyone still waiting to hear?" then silence on the thread until December.

Summing it up, if this year is anything like last year and you have borderline numbers like I do (Law school predictor gives me 58%) hang on for the ride! I am seriously considering avoiding the daily checking. I don't want to check every day for 4 months!

Again, I have no personal experience and I'm new to the forum, I am only regurgitating the last hour of reading the thread for those who have lives and may be interested how it went last year.

Good luck everyone.


Just repeating RDWS000. Thought it was helpful.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:09 pm

The below is copied from the UHLC Admissions FAQ:

Notification of Status Questions

Q: When will I be notified?

A: Decisions are made on a rolling basis, and all decisions will be made by mid-May. We understand that some schools may notify you, and therefore require a deposit from you, earlier than that. You will need to decide whether to play it safe and put down a deposit on a school you may not attend. We cannot act more quickly on your application because you heard from another school first.

Q: My application has been waitlisted. When will I receive a final decision? May I submit additional information? Is the waitlist ranked?

A: The Admissions Committee will begin to review applicants on the waitlist after all decisions have been mailed, generally in late May to mid June. The waitlist is not ranked. Candidates on the waitlist will receive a second full-file review by the Committee, so candidates are encouraged to submit additional new information, such as updated resumes and statements of interest. No set number of seats in the entering class are reserved for candidates on the waitlist, and decisions to admit candidates from the waitlist are made on a space available basis.

Some additional stats and info here: http://www.schoolaah.com/law/University_of_Houston.htm

I also suggest you follow the admissions blog for tasty morsels like this (which suggests that this year is a more competitive cycle than years past): http://uhlcadmissions.wordpress.com/201 ... ns-office/

Another somewhat relevant and interesting post (dated 6/15/09) from last year's admissions cycle suggesting a confirmation of commitment for deposited seats in mid-June:

I just got an e-mail from Ms. Polk at UH Law Center that read:

Dear ....

"Thank you for your continued interest in the University of Houston Law Center and for your patience with our waitlist process. I know you are anxious to hear from us so that you can finalize your plans for the fall. Our second commitment for our deposited students is due at the end of this week. Once we have confirmed with these students, we will begin assessing the class in early July ....."
Did anyone get a similar e-mail? The entire content of the e-mail suggest that they are trying to 'weed' out the non-active waitlisters from the pack.


I would refer to the following page(s) in this thread if you want to read how things started going down last year in June/July: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=53999&start=750 --- I'm not going to lie, some of it just adds to the confusion (conflicting reports/posts).

Last but not least, as for being on the WL or still in review, I'd say the answer is relative to your numbers first and softs second. As good as ones softs can be, unless you have a letter from the president the numbers game wins out in almost every instance. Higher median #'s = better candidates --> attracts better professors --> better graduation statistics --> better rankings --> mo' $$$

$$$ talks.

EDIT: The summary above is awesome, spot on, and saves you the trouble of reading through the history of this thread yourself. Kudos to rdcws000!

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby bigred77 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:35 pm

This is very good information, but a little depressing in that it basically sums up to mean be prepared for for a LOOOOONG wait. :cry: :cry: :cry:

This might be worse than the wait for my LSAT score...

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:39 pm

bigred77 wrote:This is very good information, but a little depressing in that it basically sums up to mean be prepared for for a LOOOOONG wait. :cry: :cry: :cry:

This might be worse than the wait for my LSAT score...


If it's any consolation I'm not too jazzed about waiting through the summer months myself. I don't imagine the other WL'ers on here are either.

We'll have to do our best to keep our collective sanity here on the boards over the coming months.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Wed May 12, 2010 3:42 pm

bigred77 wrote:This might be worse than the wait for my LSAT score...


Oh it is worse, for sure. :cry:

According to PP, my stats are within 25/75 range. Why am I STILL "in review"???? :evil:

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby hopingin2010 » Wed May 12, 2010 4:53 pm

I have been looking at this more casually this application cycle, but here is a firsthand account of my 2009 waitlist experience:

I applied early decision to the part time program, so U of H was obligated to give me some sort of decision by February 2009.

I found out (first my online status checker was changed to Decision Rendered and they would not tell me any information over the phone) via snail mail that I had been waitlisted. It was a simple letter with really no further information then to tell me I was placed on the waitlist.

I sent my LOCI in March 2009.

On June 15 2009, the first time I had heard from U of H since my waitlist status in February, sent out a generic email to all waitlisters that basically provided no further information but that we still had to wait.

On July 29, 2009, U of H sent out another email stating they had "made a few offers to applicants on the waitlist and would like make a few more in the coming weeks" They also stated that they wished to finalize the class by the second week of August. Although they do not mention it in the email, they also informed people on the waitlist that they were rejected, so a dash of hope was left for those of us left.

On August 13, 2009, I was informed of my official rejection. I believe no more offers were made after August 13 and that I was one of the last to be in limbo, but I'm not completely certain of that. February to August was a very LONG six months to say in the least.

I hope this helps and I'm not trying to discourage anyone! I unfortunately was apart of the minority that rode the waitlist out and had it result in a negative outcome. Best of luck to you all and feel free to ask me a question if my 2009 experience can help.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby hopingin2010 » Wed May 12, 2010 4:56 pm

I forgot to mention in my previous post above that I called U of H the first week of August and was informed that there were a "handful of people on the waitlist" and that there were possibly up to a "couple spots" open.

This would imply 5 or so people on the list and only 1 or 2 spots open. Not sure if that is helpful, but I spent the last nine months psycho analyzing my experience.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby JDin2013 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:46 pm

raperez129 wrote:
luckycurl84 wrote:
Right now, it's a harsh record. 1 A-2 WL-10 R.



:shock: :shock: :shock:



Based on what I see, the # of WL is actually more than 2? Is it 3 (including myself)? Are we talking about strictly PT WL here?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby bigred77 » Thu May 13, 2010 10:46 am

I took the numbers to refer strictly to PT. And since there only 1 acceptance I'm hoping that means there are still plenty of spots open :wink: :wink:

On the other hand, the demographic I think UH intended to target with their PT program (i.e. slightly older professionals) probably isn't well represented on either TLS or LSN. Thats just my opinion though.




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