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HipHopAPotamus
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Re: University of Washington

Postby HipHopAPotamus » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:31 am

NDDT wrote:Wait list for me. Can't say I'm surprised. Undergrad at UW, Washington resident, 3.5, 171, Graduate Degree, good softs. Wait...I'm kind of surprised. Once again, 3/26 decision.


Wow I'm very suprised you got WLed with your numbers and being a Washington resident (maybe yield protection?).
I got waitlisted too(3/26 decision), my numbers are above their medians, so I was kind of chocking it up to being an out of stater from Oregon (wouldn't add too much diversity to class I suppose). I'm very dissapointed though; I really wanted to go there.

Anyone know if they rank their waitlist?

bruiser428
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Re: University of Washington

Postby bruiser428 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:49 pm

Also a waitlist. Surprised to not have been rejected given my numbers but disappointed as I most likely would have gone there.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby mako_shark » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:36 pm

any updates from the 25,26,27 decision groups?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby judgemillslane77 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:07 pm

26 - waitlist

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Re: University of Washington

Postby ivesetsail » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:21 pm

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Re: University of Washington

Postby macattaq » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:23 pm

ivesetsail wrote:27 - Rejected

I expected this at the beginning of the cycle...but my hopes had risen over the past 4.5 months as my status checker "in review" date continued to change - 6 times in fact - I was seemingly passing continued reviews. If I would have been rejected right away, this wouldn't be so frustrating. UW wins for application process that pissed me off the most...and I was truly interested </rant>.


Where do you live?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby ivesetsail » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:23 pm

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Re: University of Washington

Postby macattaq » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:36 pm

ivesetsail wrote:Minnesota - the letter was postmarked the 26th


Ah. Well, sorry about the bad news! Best of luck with the rest!

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Re: University of Washington

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Re: University of Washington

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Re: University of Washington

Postby macattaq » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:01 pm

3/27 - Rejected.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby thefalls » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:21 am

3/26 - waitlist

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Re: University of Washington

Postby ak2ca » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:37 am

Hi All,

I am in the 3/26 decision group. I've been out of town so I haven't had a chance to check my mailbox (presuming waitlist or rejection). I also applied to the Gates Public Interest Scholars program. They said that they would notify applicants who will not be asked to participate in the interviews (because they were rejected, waitlisted or aren't selected for the program). The interviews are supposedly coming up this weekend: Has anyone heard anything from the Gates people?

Thanks!

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Re: University of Washington

Postby pubintrst » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:23 pm

ak2ca wrote:Hi All,

I am in the 3/26 decision group. I've been out of town so I haven't had a chance to check my mailbox (presuming waitlist or rejection). I also applied to the Gates Public Interest Scholars program. They said that they would notify applicants who will not be asked to participate in the interviews (because they were rejected, waitlisted or aren't selected for the program). The interviews are supposedly coming up this weekend: Has anyone heard anything from the Gates people?

Thanks!


I was just accepted on Friday and had also applied for the Gates PSL scholarship. I called admissions yesterday morning and asked if I was considered for the Gates PSL and was told I would have needed to be accepted by the end of February to be considered.

Bummer. Especially for those nice folks who spent all that time on those additional LOR's. However, and I've been thinking about this for at least a month, I would have gladly agreed to this scenario as the price of admission.

I pleaded my case for about 15 seconds to the admissions officer yesterday, knowing I had no shot but refusing to not try, primarily b/c my non-profit experience and public interest career were huge parts of my application, not my numbers.

Congrats to any TLSers who are going to Finalist Week(end) and best of luck with your intervies.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby ak2ca » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:16 pm

Thanks for the response!

Sure would have been nice if they had sent that notification like they said they would. I find it very frustrating when people (read: Gates PSL Ad Comms) can't be bothered to send an email stating that I've missed the boat. That was a pretty time and labor intensive process -- would an email be too much to ask?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby BenjaminAlan » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:18 pm

ak2ca wrote:Thanks for the response!

Sure would have been nice if they had sent that notification like they said they would. I find it very frustrating when people (read: Gates PSL Ad Comms) can't be bothered to send an email stating that I've missed the boat. That was a pretty time and labor intensive process -- would an email be too much to ask?


I'm not in your shoes, but I will say that UW is one of my top choices and I have run into a few such frustrating communication issues. I can't help but have this impact my view of the school as a whole. Maybe I'm just funny -- I think so in this regard -- but sometimes I say to myself "geez thats annoying, I dont want to go to a school like that" while other times I think "happens at every school probably to some degree and its not likely to imapct my future at all...."

But I think its important to note that 1) all good law schools are trying to sell themselves, they want a lot of applications and they want people to want to go there and they want a good word of mouth reputation 2) if one law school does something that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then why? whats their excuse? if one does and one doesnt, to me, it notes a difference in those two schools. maybe its just one guy thats really good at one school vs. one thats bad at another (at their job). or, maybe its indiciative of something else. and, hopefully if it is just one guy (though it could be 5), he's not that important....

maybe I'm over-analyzing or over-reacting....or maybe I'm just crazy.

although I did read about how on of UW's past deans had conflict with the faculty for not doing a good enough job and that some people accused him of being responsible for the UW dropping in the rankings several spots due to a clerical error of some kind. this sort of thing makes me care about what goes on behind hte scenes, you dont want to go to a school where someone there might drop a ball of some kind. it would never have a great impact on your career, but could be really frustrating. enough said.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby pedal » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:52 pm

3/26. Waitlist. Withdrawing.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby ak2ca » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:24 pm

Also 3/26 waitlist, withdrew yesterday

Sad not to be selected (I love Seattle), but glad to know I have other solid options.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby WAsRuralTransplant » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:37 pm

Anyone receive a financial aid package yet?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby kalydscopeeyes » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:12 pm

I'm 99% sure I'll end up here... I haven't heard anything for financial aid/scholarships, but if anyone does, please keep us posted :)

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Re: University of Washington

Postby btrflykss12 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:27 pm

I called the Financial Aid office. They *hope* to have packages out before the April 15 but can't make any guarantees. I'm honestly surprised at how late admissions/denials/WLs and financial aid packages have been sent out. Makes it quite difficult to make an informed decision about where to attend.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby WAsRuralTransplant » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:03 pm

btrflykss12 wrote:I called the Financial Aid office. They *hope* to have packages out before the April 15 but can't make any guarantees. I'm honestly surprised at how late admissions/denials/WLs and financial aid packages have been sent out. Makes it quite difficult to make an informed decision about where to attend.


It means that they're losing a lot of qualified students to better schools. Right now I'm trying to pick between a T6 and UW. UW is making that choice a frustrating one.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby naivekid1986 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:12 pm

i'm in.
but gotta pay sticker.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby btrflykss12 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:17 pm

naivekid1986 wrote:i'm in.
but gotta pay sticker.


Have you already received your financial aid package or just assuming based on other schools' packages?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby Tubaman543 » Tue May 05, 2009 6:56 pm

In today via email.

Waitlisted 3/26 group.




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