The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

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animalcrkrs
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby animalcrkrs » Tue May 05, 2009 10:51 am

Boo to that. Not you getting in, caoyun, but the letter.
I wanna be special too!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby not » Tue May 05, 2009 10:55 am

yes thanks for posting this caoyun.

Totally different to the hold--> WL letters.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby gahhhhhhhhhh » Tue May 05, 2009 10:55 am

MissMaroon wrote:
gahhhhhhhhhh wrote:MissMaroon, were you Hold---WL?


Yes, indeed.
MissMaroon wrote:
caoyun wrote:I put up the waitlist letter I received (doctored, of course) if anyone wants to see it. It seems like it may have been a ranking thing, as it seems as though the only people who have gone waitlist --> in got the one with Dean Perry's email. But it could just be coincidence.

http://yfrog.com/0hchicagowaitlisteditedj


Thanks for posting that. That's not coincidence, it's ranking. Nice, Chicago. Very nice.

It's not conclusively coincidence or ranking. Just a nuanced difference between the WL letter and the Hold--->WL letter. Maybe they wanted to give the WLs the first crack at any available seats. Fair enough.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby not » Tue May 05, 2009 11:00 am

this entire ordeal just makes me think that us "holds" were borderline dings. Someone give me a hearty dose of positivity!!

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby animalcrkrs » Tue May 05, 2009 11:02 am

I'll speak for myself-- I was a borderline ding.
I'm not going to speculate for anyone else, but I am pretty happy to be on the WL.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby LadyBroseph » Tue May 05, 2009 11:49 am

I don't know if this will help or not, but I also got the "in" call yesterday -- but I was never put on hold or waitlisted. My status checker went to decision pending on 5/1, and I'd gone complete in early Feb. I also have until May 11 to make my decision, which will depend very heavily on their financial aid package...

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Tue May 05, 2009 12:05 pm

LadyBroseph wrote:I don't know if this will help or not, but I also got the "in" call yesterday -- but I was never put on hold or waitlisted. My status checker went to decision pending on 5/1, and I'd gone complete in early Feb. I also have until May 11 to make my decision, which will depend very heavily on their financial aid package...


Congrats, LadyBroseph! There's a "Chicago decision pending May 1" thread in the Law School Admissions Forum that you should post your info in too (you prob already know about it), it'll def be helpful to them.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby Drmang7 » Wed May 06, 2009 6:16 pm

Is the waitlist letter snail mailed? Or is it email?

I definitely didn't get in, but I have hope for the waitlist.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Wed May 06, 2009 6:20 pm

Drmang7 wrote:Is the waitlist letter snail mailed? Or is it email?

I definitely didn't get in, but I have hope for the waitlist.


Snail mailed. Are you at "decision mailed" on your status checker?

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby Drmang7 » Wed May 06, 2009 7:47 pm

Yes, I am at decision mailed. Hoping Uchicago is my 4th WL.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby caoyun » Thu May 07, 2009 3:52 pm

Received my scholarship offer today: $33,000. So there is money to be had off the waitlist. I'm not sure if its enough to persuade me to take Chicago over Penn. It's slightly smaller than my offer from Penn. I think I might try and persuade Penn to give me an extra few thousand with this award. I doubt it'll work, but it would really help a lot. I'm glad I have til Monday to decide though. It's still not much time to make a big decision, but its something.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby lilybbloom » Thu May 07, 2009 3:54 pm

Here's hoping (for your sake and mine!) that Penn gives you a bit more money :)

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby lucydog » Thu May 07, 2009 3:55 pm

caoyun wrote:Received my scholarship offer today: $33,000. So there is money to be had off the waitlist. I'm not sure if its enough to persuade me to take Chicago over Penn. It's slightly smaller than my offer from Penn. I think I might try and persuade Penn to give me an extra few thousand with this award. I doubt it'll work, but it would really help a lot. I'm glad I have til Monday to decide though. It's still not much time to make a big decision, but its something.


Congrats on your offer! As someone eagerly awaiting word from Chicago, I really hope that Penn pulls through for you :) Haha, I am sure you will have a lot to think about this weekend.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby Bluescholar » Thu May 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Has anyone else besides me not received any kind of initial decision?

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby dresden doll » Thu May 07, 2009 4:03 pm

Bluescholar wrote:Has anyone else besides me not received any kind of initial decision?


I haven't, but I applied late. That said, I am a little confused as to why they're turning to WLs before rendering decisions on all apps they've received. Just doesn't seem to make much sense.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby caoyun » Thu May 07, 2009 4:07 pm

lucydog wrote:
caoyun wrote:Received my scholarship offer today: $33,000. So there is money to be had off the waitlist. I'm not sure if its enough to persuade me to take Chicago over Penn. It's slightly smaller than my offer from Penn. I think I might try and persuade Penn to give me an extra few thousand with this award. I doubt it'll work, but it would really help a lot. I'm glad I have til Monday to decide though. It's still not much time to make a big decision, but its something.


Congrats on your offer! As someone eagerly awaiting word from Chicago, I really hope that Penn pulls through for you :) Haha, I am sure you will have a lot to think about this weekend.


This weekend really isn't a good one for me to have to make a major decision. I'm graduating Monday and have my school's academic awards ceremony on Sunday. So it's going to be a really busy weekend. But yeah, if Penn increases the offer at all, the decision is fairly well made for me. I just sent my appeal to Penn. I'd still probably take Penn regardless of whether they increase my offer, but it would be great to get a little extra.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Thu May 07, 2009 4:29 pm

Accepted waitlisters: Please keep us updated on your decisions!

Thanks, Caoyun :)

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby amckay83 » Fri May 08, 2009 1:09 pm

I was accepted from the waitlist on Monday of this week. They didn't give me any financial aid and I'm not inclined to fight it so I'm sticking with Northwestern. I did my undergrad at UChicago and so I've met my lifetime Hyde Park quota :). Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby caoyun » Mon May 11, 2009 8:10 am

Withdrew this morning. Best of luck to all of you who remain on the list. I hope the spot (and money) go to someone who really wants it.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby h2ho » Mon May 11, 2009 9:06 am

Bluescholar wrote:Has anyone else besides me not received any kind of initial decision?



No initial decision for me either. Do you think we might hear this week? I'm expecting a rejection, but it's the last school I have to hear from and I'd love to get this over with...

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Mon May 11, 2009 9:50 am

amckay83 wrote:I was accepted from the waitlist on Monday of this week. They didn't give me any financial aid and I'm not inclined to fight it so I'm sticking with Northwestern. I did my undergrad at UChicago and so I've met my lifetime Hyde Park quota :). Good luck to everyone still waiting.


caoyun wrote:Withdrew this morning. Best of luck to all of you who remain on the list. I hope the spot (and money) go to someone who really wants it.


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

p.s. Caoyun, did you succeed in hustling Penn out of anymore money? Seems like showing them that UChicago offer should be pretty persuasive.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby daisyduck » Mon May 11, 2009 2:08 pm

I still haven't heard from Chicago. Does that mean I'm on the waitlist?!

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Mon May 11, 2009 2:32 pm

daisyduck wrote:I still haven't heard from Chicago. Does that mean I'm on the waitlist?!


Nah, not necessarily. We do know for a fact that several spots opened up today, so if your status checker is still at "decision pending," maybe you'll get a call!

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby h2ho » Mon May 11, 2009 2:36 pm

MissMaroon wrote:
daisyduck wrote:I still haven't heard from Chicago. Does that mean I'm on the waitlist?!


Nah, not necessarily. We do know for a fact that several spots opened up today, so if your status checker is still at "decision pending," maybe you'll get a call!



my status checker isn't even at decision pending. i applied to over twenty schools this cycle, all in mid Jan., and UChicago is the LAST one to get back to me with an initial decision.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Mon May 11, 2009 2:45 pm

h2ho wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:
daisyduck wrote:I still haven't heard from Chicago. Does that mean I'm on the waitlist?!


Nah, not necessarily. We do know for a fact that several spots opened up today, so if your status checker is still at "decision pending," maybe you'll get a call!



my status checker isn't even at decision pending. i applied to over twenty schools this cycle, all in mid Jan., and UChicago is the LAST one to get back to me with an initial decision.


Weird. Have you called yet to see what's up?




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