In at UC Irvine

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LizLemon
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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LizLemon » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:49 am

Yes this is true. It was my first rejection (I sent my first apps out in late January), so it carried extra special disappointment.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby PublicLaw » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:54 am

LizLemon wrote:Got my rejection letter today. At first, I was bummed. Then I was pissed about how much time I put into the application only to basically have no chance because I applied later than most.


Arrgg! Me too! I worked forever on those essays! Totally feel your pain. Thank god it was free.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LizLemon » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:09 am

PublicLaw wrote:
LizLemon wrote:Got my rejection letter today. At first, I was bummed. Then I was pissed about how much time I put into the application only to basically have no chance because I applied later than most.


Arrgg! Me too! I worked forever on those essays! Totally feel your pain. Thank god it was free.


It might have been one thing if they didn't have a super custom application, right!?

Did the rejection letter sort of make you feel like calling and emailing them an appeal just to bother them, too? :oops: :oops:

:lol:

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby PublicLaw » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:25 am

LizLemon wrote:
PublicLaw wrote:
LizLemon wrote:Got my rejection letter today. At first, I was bummed. Then I was pissed about how much time I put into the application only to basically have no chance because I applied later than most.


Arrgg! Me too! I worked forever on those essays! Totally feel your pain. Thank god it was free.


It might have been one thing if they didn't have a super custom application, right!?

Did the rejection letter sort of make you feel like calling and emailing them an appeal just to bother them, too? :oops: :oops:

:lol:


Yeah, even though I knew it was coming that paragraph was pretty harsh. I feel like calling them and saying, "Do you know the schools I could have gotten into?!" How dare they admit their entire class in their first round of "rolling admissions" :x Though, I take consolation in the fact that I know that was not their intention. It does sting a little, even though I plan to stay in So. Cal, and could apply next year, the rejection this year may keep me from really considering it.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby jacques_pepin » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:52 am

Received rejection letter today dated April 7th.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LizLemon » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:09 am

PublicLaw wrote:
LizLemon wrote:Did the rejection letter sort of make you feel like calling and emailing them an appeal just to bother them, too? :oops: :oops:

:lol:


Yeah, even though I knew it was coming that paragraph was pretty harsh. I feel like calling them and saying, "Do you know the schools I could have gotten into?!" How dare they admit their entire class in their first round of "rolling admissions" :x Though, I take consolation in the fact that I know that was not their intention. It does sting a little, even though I plan to stay in So. Cal, and could apply next year, the rejection this year may keep me from really considering it.


Well and next year they may not be offering a full ride... so it may not be as appealing to be in their second class. Too bad. I'm bummed that I was just flat out rejected, not even waitlisted as I was really looking forward to moving back to the OC and being in their first class. But then again, I guess they are kind of doing me a favor by not leading me on and dragging me along. I would have really loved to live in Irvine.

I actually wasn't expecting the "don't contact us" line. I thought it was kind of snotty. It really made me want to call and email them. Just to be funny. But, no, I won't.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby google » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:58 pm

Not getting into UC Irvine is probably the best thing that could have happened to us.

Quote me for the future. :lol:

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby ruraljuror » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:04 pm

LizLemon wrote:Did the rejection letter sort of make you feel like calling and emailing them an appeal just to bother them, too? :oops: :oops:

:lol:

I was back east visiting schools when mine came, so my stepdad opened the envelope (I use my parents' as a permanent address). He was a hiring partner in DC for 30 years, and he was totally appalled by the wording. He wants to send them a letter telling them that their letter is in poor taste. I agree that the letter makes them sound assholes.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby cantstop » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:07 pm

ruraljuror wrote:
LizLemon wrote:Did the rejection letter sort of make you feel like calling and emailing them an appeal just to bother them, too? :oops: :oops:

:lol:

I was back east visiting schools when mine came, so my stepdad opened the envelope (I use my parents' as a permanent address). He was a hiring partner in DC for 30 years, and he was totally appalled by the wording. He wants to send them a letter telling them that their letter is in poor taste. I agree that the letter makes them sound assholes.


I haven't received mine yet, and although I should have been receiving updates, TLS wasn't sending them for this thread. I've missed out. :x Is it reproduced anywhere? I want to know what this "poor taste" looks like. :)

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby gooru » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:42 pm

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby gcalvin » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:48 pm

We must point out that there is no appeal of this decision, nor can a reason for this decision be provided you. Therefore, please do not phone or e-mail the Admissions Office regarding this decision.


The language doesn't bother me at all. I think it probably needed to be said, and I don't know how to say it a whole lot better.

I see gooru has already said this, but I'll leave it since I typed it already, and also say +1 to gooru. :D

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby alleycat13 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:00 pm

gcalvin wrote:
We must point out that there is no appeal of this decision, nor can a reason for this decision be provided you. Therefore, please do not phone or e-mail the Admissions Office regarding this decision.


The language doesn't bother me at all. I think it probably needed to be said, and I don't know how to say it a whole lot better.

I see gooru has already said this, but I'll leave it since I typed it already, and also say +1 to gooru. :D


+1 here too....

:)

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:23 pm

gcalvin wrote:
We must point out that there is no appeal of this decision, nor can a reason for this decision be provided you. Therefore, please do not phone or e-mail the Admissions Office regarding this decision.


The language doesn't bother me at all. I think it probably needed to be said, and I don't know how to say it a whole lot better.

I see gooru has already said this, but I'll leave it since I typed it already, and also say +1 to gooru. :D
I agree. They only have a couple of people handling admissions, and had to send out over 2000 rejection letters (more or less, depending on waitlist numbers). If they didn't say something to that effect, I don't think they would have been able to handle the influx of emails and phone calls from rejected applicants wanting to know why, or appeal, etc.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby csc2law » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:52 pm

The axe fell today. It was expected.
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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby cantstop » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:25 pm

csc2law wrote:The axe fell today. It was expected.
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+1

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby ruraljuror » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:41 pm

gooru wrote:
cantstop wrote:I haven't received mine yet, and although I should have been receiving updates, TLS wasn't sending them for this thread. I've missed out. :x Is it reproduced anywhere? I want to know what this "poor taste" looks like. :)

From my rejection letter received today:
We must point out that there is no appeal of this decision, nor can a reason for this decision be provided you. Therefore, please do not phone or e-mail the Admissions Office regarding this decision.

FWIW, I don't think it's that bad, especially since the letter does include the standard lines like, "We wish you the best in your future endeavors," and, "We thank you for..."

Anyway, I'm bummed, but I figured this rejection was fairly inevitable.

Um, mine didn't say anything about wishing me the best, and just thanked me for putting a lot of effort in...did I get the mean version or something?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:57 am

Rejected today as well
162/3.8

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby annapavlova » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:41 am

ruraljuror wrote:
gooru wrote:
cantstop wrote:I haven't received mine yet, and although I should have been receiving updates, TLS wasn't sending them for this thread. I've missed out. :x Is it reproduced anywhere? I want to know what this "poor taste" looks like. :)

From my rejection letter received today:
We must point out that there is no appeal of this decision, nor can a reason for this decision be provided you. Therefore, please do not phone or e-mail the Admissions Office regarding this decision.

FWIW, I don't think it's that bad, especially since the letter does include the standard lines like, "We wish you the best in your future endeavors," and, "We thank you for..."

Anyway, I'm bummed, but I figured this rejection was fairly inevitable.

Um, mine didn't say anything about wishing me the best, and just thanked me for putting a lot of effort in...did I get the mean version or something?


I think I got the mean version too.

Once I've matriculated and I'm not so paranoid, I'm going to send them a letter about it. I showed it to my Grandpa, a 50-year and counting lawyer, and he agreed that it was unnecessarily curt and rude.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:52 am

Don't take it personally guys. It wasn't the nicest letter, but even a nicer one really wouldn't make any of us feel that much better anyway. We didn't have a realistic chance at this school...2700 apps for 100 admits is like a 2-3% admit rate.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Neverknowsbest » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:02 pm

Rejection letter today. I suppose I wasn't really going to go, but its still not fun to be rejected.
167/3.4

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby mnkittel » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:17 pm

Today was my rejection day from Irvine. I'm not surprised, though, as I was one of the late applicants, and my third letter took FOREVER to get secured and sent to them. I just wish that, at some point, they had notified me that I was "complete". So long as that never was given to me, I never knew if there was something missing that they hadn't told me about, or if my app was still on the table, etc.

On the other hand, George Mason notified me a LONG time ago of being complete, and I still haven't gotten an actual decision from them.

Doesn't matter though... I've already chosen Albany Union (it's a mile from my house) and they're being generous, so it's all good.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby aquarium_drinker » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:38 pm

Rejected.

October applicant, 165/3.6

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:56 pm

aquarium_drinker wrote:Rejected.

October applicant, 165/3.6


Jesus...even applying early wouldn't have helped us. There goes that theory

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby naivekid1986 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:25 pm

no word yet. this is torture. i can't even say i'm in limbo cause the odds are stacked so high against me, i figure it's statistically impossible for me to get in at this point.

i am 99.99% sure i'm gonna be rejected. but i can't move on until i actually get that rejection letter.

UGHHH... anyone else still hanging on to this sinking ship?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby uwdoalt » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:19 pm

Rejected. 163 4. The most annoying line actually is "we have carefully reviewed your application." Perhaps, but I'm not sure why they bothered. What I would like to know is if it is really the case that there was pretty much a cutoff after which getting accepted just wasn't going to happen. Any idea what the latest app that got accepted or WL was? If you are one of those people perhaps post here.




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