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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby mithan » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:31 pm

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bostonlegal wrote:Just got in full time! So ridiculously excited. I emailed with Dean Brown yesterday, so there is definitely a pattern there.

See some of you in the fall, and those still waiting...the trend on this thread is definitely positive! Good luck to all.
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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby bostonlegal » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:39 pm

mithan wrote:Kind of confused. Just talked with DB to check FT spots. I mentioned that someone got off FT waitlist yesterday from TLS source. He said that FT is still full. He told me that there is no secret going.

I don’t know what’s going on there.


bostonlegal wrote:Just got in full time! So ridiculously excited. I emailed with Dean Brown yesterday, so there is definitely a pattern there.

See some of you in the fall, and those still waiting...the trend on this thread is definitely positive! Good luck to all.



not lying, i swear!

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby Monaco » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:40 pm

I'm confused as well it seems as if we are all getting different information from Fordham.

One day it seems like there is hope and then the next day it comes crashing down (total roller coaster)


********I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby Lilac529 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:43 pm

Monaco wrote:I'm confused as well it seems as if we are all getting different information from Fordham.

One day it seems like there is hope and then the next day it comes crashing down (total roller coaster)


********I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!


me2. I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!

Waiting is really a pain. I am trying my best not to check my status too often.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby Monaco » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:47 pm

Lilac529 wrote:
Monaco wrote:I'm confused as well it seems as if we are all getting different information from Fordham.

One day it seems like there is hope and then the next day it comes crashing down (total roller coaster)


********I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!


me2. I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!

Waiting is really a pain. I am trying my best not to check my status too often.



I hear you!!! DB if you are out there reading this PLEASE LET US IN!!!!

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby MandM » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:49 pm

Lilac529 wrote:
Monaco wrote:I'm confused as well it seems as if we are all getting different information from Fordham.

One day it seems like there is hope and then the next day it comes crashing down (total roller coaster)


********I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!


me2. I WANT IN SO BADLY!!!!

Waiting is really a pain. I am trying my best not to check my status too often.


Me 3. I'm also checking my email regularly like crazy in hopes of receiving an acceptance email. The anticipation is now making me physically sick... I really want this and I don't know what I'll do if I get a "no". I have dreams of pursuing IP law in Fordham as part of the class of '12. I really hope this works out...

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby lv06 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:56 pm

I received an e-mail response from Katherine Rooney last week saying they *might* start looking at the wait list after June 10.

When the AdComm reviews the wait lists, do they also reject if necessary along the way [::knocking on wood::], or do they only pick people off to offer admission?

:Sigh: I'm slowly dying inside.


FORDHAM PICK MEEEE!!

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby MandM » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:59 pm

lv06 wrote::Sigh: I'm slowly dying inside.


FORDHAM PICK MEEEE!!



DITTO!

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby foreverandever » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:03 pm

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bostonlegal wrote:
mithan wrote:Kind of confused. Just talked with DB to check FT spots. I mentioned that someone got off FT waitlist yesterday from TLS source. He said that FT is still full. He told me that there is no secret going.

I don’t know what’s going on there.


bostonlegal wrote:Just got in full time! So ridiculously excited. I emailed with Dean Brown yesterday, so there is definitely a pattern there.

See some of you in the fall, and those still waiting...the trend on this thread is definitely positive! Good luck to all.



not lying, i swear!
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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:07 pm

I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby MandM » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:10 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.


I was complete as of Jan 5th.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby geoanthem » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:18 pm

I applied Dec 19 for FT but changed my app over to PT. I think I was an auto-admit for the PT program when taking into account my strength of UG (top 20) and living and working in NYC (even though my numbers were extremely close to OS.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby lv06 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:20 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby geoanthem » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:21 pm

lv06 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby bostonlegal » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:29 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.


This is definitely the lesson I learned... I went complete 1/5 with WLish #s, but retook in February and got my LSAT to the 75th. However, because of the late LSAT I didn't even get a decision until 5/13 (WL.)

I don't think DB is lying to anyone...I really think it is at the point where it's one out, one in. He's told people odds are bad and they are full only to accept them hours later. He told me he's given up on predicting anything. It's all about the right people withdrawing at this point (and I'm very lucky that worked out for me since FT is obviously already brimming with eager Fordhamites!)

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby MandM » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:30 pm

geoanthem wrote:
lv06 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.


I'm also coming from CU but my stats, in my opinion, are average. I need to stop obsessing over this... I'm physically shaking right now... It doesn't help that I'm reading through the admitted Fordham students' thread.


Dear Fordham,
Please let me in. Please have faith in the dedication I would have to Fordham as well as my promise to excel academically at your institution. Although I am willing to wait as long as I have to for admittance to the Fall 2012 class, it would be really nice if you gave me the "golden ticket" today. Thanks for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Your dedicated stalker a.k.a. MandM

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:35 pm

Damn, Columbians... How in the hell did I get accepted before you? My UG school is also here in the city, but it's definitely not Columbia.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby danielfgator » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:41 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:Damn, Columbians... How in the hell did I get accepted before you? My UG school is also here in the city, but it's definitely not Columbia.


Your UG is definitely the Columbia of Fashion! :D

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby lv06 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:44 pm

geoanthem wrote:
lv06 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.




Unfortunately, I would not call my stats competitive, hence the waitlist. :oops:

Once upon a time I had a solid GPA, then my brother was killed and a few F's ensued. In retrospect, I should've taken time off school, but I didn't have the foresight to anticipate the extent to which a low GPA affects admissions prospects. Three years later, I'm definitely ready for law school, but that GPA won't let me through the doors.

And since I'm sure the question will follow, my LSAT score isn't high enough to make me a splitter.


:? :cry: :( :lol:

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby MandM » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:51 pm

lv06 wrote:
geoanthem wrote:
lv06 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.




Unfortunately, I would not call my stats competitive, hence the waitlist. :oops:

Once upon a time I had a solid GPA, then my brother was killed and a few F's ensued. In retrospect, I should've taken time off school, but I didn't have the foresight to anticipate the extent to which a low GPA affects admissions prospects. Three years later, I'm definitely ready for law school, but that GPA won't let me through the doors.

And since I'm sure the question will follow, my LSAT score isn't high enough to make me a splitter.


:? :cry: :( :lol:


I'm sorry for your loss. Our stories are actually very similar with regards to negative events in our immediate family resulting in not-so-strong GPAs. The same also goes for my LSAT. Here's to hoping it works out between us and Fordham.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby pammy1985 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:55 pm

lv06 wrote:
geoanthem wrote:
lv06 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.




Unfortunately, I would not call my stats competitive, hence the waitlist. :oops:

Once upon a time I had a solid GPA, then my brother was killed and a few F's ensued. In retrospect, I should've taken time off school, but I didn't have the foresight to anticipate the extent to which a low GPA affects admissions prospects. Three years later, I'm definitely ready for law school, but that GPA won't let me through the doors.

And since I'm sure the question will follow, my LSAT score isn't high enough to make me a splitter.


:? :cry: :( :lol:


Wow that's terrible. I hope you told Fordham about your circumstances.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:00 pm

To the above posters: I am sorry for your loss. That is awful. A good addendum should help to address this period, though. I had to write one myself.

(My GPA was ruined by illness my junior year; after I left the hospital I had more pressing concerns than addressing the incompletes on my transcript, which turned into Fs. FIT evidently let me transfer in with a 2.9 (I believe the head of my department pulled some strings, but still, that should have been impossible.) I suppose I had a compelling story, but I was no splitter either.)

<3 Dan. You are awesome, as always. I'm glad you are going to Cornell, but sorry we won't be classmates.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby blankslate » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:16 pm

lv06 wrote:
geoanthem wrote:
lv06 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I'm curious as to the time frame here... when did you guys apply? Nitsudrx applied on the first day of the cycle and got in very quickly, with numbers which would now probably be auto reject thanks to USNews. (He later retook, I believe, and now we have the same numbers.) I applied the first week of November, and heard nothing until the end of January when I was waitlisted. I was admitted after another 99 days of waiting. Patience pays off, but I think the real lesson here is to apply super early unless you are an autoadmit.



Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.




Unfortunately, I would not call my stats competitive, hence the waitlist. :oops:

Once upon a time I had a solid GPA, then my brother was killed and a few F's ensued. In retrospect, I should've taken time off school, but I didn't have the foresight to anticipate the extent to which a low GPA affects admissions prospects. Three years later, I'm definitely ready for law school, but that GPA won't let me through the doors.

And since I'm sure the question will follow, my LSAT score isn't high enough to make me a splitter.


:? :cry: :( :lol:



Me too on the sympathy, that is really a horrible loss... especially to happen during the roller coaster college years. :|
I am in a similar boat with my gpa from UG Yale. Had to take some time off. Was an ED of a nonprofit for a year as an undergrad and some other personal issues came up that killed the gpa. I don't think lsat of 170 is really enough to make me a splitter. If i don't get off the waitlist, I will retake with more prep. Good thing is that this week my boss agreed to keep me on with more limited hours if I get into PT (i originally applied for ft). With a 10% salary reduction. So I've still definitely got my fingers crossed. I think there are going to be really cool and interesting/challenging people in the PT program. My background is as an organizer. I've also done some policy work.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby MandM » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:16 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:To the above posters: I am sorry for your loss. That is awful. A good addendum should help to address this period, though. I had to write one myself.

(My GPA was ruined by illness my junior year; after I left the hospital I had more pressing concerns than addressing the incompletes on my transcript, which turned into Fs. FIT evidently let me transfer in with a 2.9 (I believe the head of my department pulled some strings, but still, that should have been impossible.) I suppose I had a compelling story, but I was no splitter either.)



I don't really want to go into the situation too much but issues with a member of my family placed a huge weight on my shoulders during UG that I buckled under. I've addressed this issue in my correspondences with Fordham. But I still feel like the low numbers are my fault. I should have made the right choices in order to salvage my GPA. But to be honest, sometimes i was so depressed that my GPA was the last thing on my mind. Well, hindsight is 20/20... and I don't want Fordham to feel like I'm making excuses. I just want to accept the fact that I made the decisions that brought me here and learn my lesson... better yet, prove to the Admissions Committee that I will bring the 4.0+ GPA and scholarship of yore to Fordham... damn, I'm rambling.

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Re: Fordham taking forever to reply

Postby lv06 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:20 pm

pammy1985 wrote:
lv06 wrote:
geoanthem wrote:
lv06 wrote:

Former Asst. Dean Chalmers acknowledged receipt of my application on 12/17 & I was officially waitlisted on March 5. I mailed in the form requesting consideration for FT & PT in early April. & I've been obsessively checking my status and this thread ever since.

What are your stats? You think your chances would be pretty high if your stats are competitive coming from Columbia.




Unfortunately, I would not call my stats competitive, hence the waitlist. :oops:

Once upon a time I had a solid GPA, then my brother was killed and a few F's ensued. In retrospect, I should've taken time off school, but I didn't have the foresight to anticipate the extent to which a low GPA affects admissions prospects. Three years later, I'm definitely ready for law school, but that GPA won't let me through the doors.

And since I'm sure the question will follow, my LSAT score isn't high enough to make me a splitter.


:? :cry: :( :lol:


Wow that's terrible. I hope you told Fordham about your circumstances.



I mentioned it in my PS, but I didn't talk too much about it because I didn't want to play the "woe is me, let me in" card. I should've included an addendum, and if Fordham rejects me and I have to apply again in the Fall, I will.

But like MandM said, I hope the waitlist works in our favor and we can start a new (trauma-free) page at Fordham Law! :wink:

[PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, Dean Brown, PLEASE?!]




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