The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

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azulazul
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby azulazul » Tue May 26, 2009 8:40 pm

in via phone call this afternoon!!

no loci, high lsat mid gpa split. she called last friday, did not ask about my specific interest in chicago, but did mention the yield in shrouded terms, i believe she said "there have been a lot of applications this cycle, we have to be careful about who we let in, do you know what I mean?"

anyway, cycle over.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Tue May 26, 2009 8:45 pm

azulazul wrote:in via phone call this afternoon!!

no loci, high lsat mid gpa split. she called last friday, did not ask about my specific interest in chicago, but did mention the yield in shrouded terms, i believe she said "there have been a lot of applications this cycle, we have to be careful about who we let in, do you know what I mean?"

anyway, cycle over.


AHHHHH YAY!! Congratulations!

azulazul
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby azulazul » Tue May 26, 2009 9:24 pm

thanks!

waitingforanswers
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby waitingforanswers » Tue May 26, 2009 9:25 pm

Were you put on hold first or waitlisted as an initial decision?

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby h2ho » Tue May 26, 2009 9:27 pm

azulazul wrote:in via phone call this afternoon!!

no loci, high lsat mid gpa split. she called last friday, did not ask about my specific interest in chicago, but did mention the yield in shrouded terms, i believe she said "there have been a lot of applications this cycle, we have to be careful about who we let in, do you know what I mean?"

anyway, cycle over.



congrats!! :mrgreen:

azulazul
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby azulazul » Wed May 27, 2009 10:23 am

I don't actually know...I think it was hold, they didn't ask for additional materials. I just got a letter saying they'd like to continue considering my application. But that was only May 15th (my first response from them.)

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby lilybbloom » Wed May 27, 2009 11:55 am

azulazul wrote:I don't actually know...I think it was hold, they didn't ask for additional materials. I just got a letter saying they'd like to continue considering my application. But that was only May 15th (my first response from them.)


Congrats on Harvard, and I hope you'll withdraw from UChicago promptly :)

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whyamidoingthis
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby whyamidoingthis » Thu May 28, 2009 12:40 pm

Did people who got in off the waitlist at Chicago have to commit to going? So like, if I know someone who got in off the waitlist, she's definitely going, right?'

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby zero1 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:43 pm

No. How would they be able to make you go?

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby whyamidoingthis » Thu May 28, 2009 12:44 pm

zero1 wrote:No. How would they be able to make you go?


I don't know, I thought some schools wanted you to commit to attending (informally) before they took you off the WL.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby animalcrkrs » Thu May 28, 2009 12:46 pm

whyamidoingthis wrote:
zero1 wrote:No. How would they be able to make you go?


I don't know, I thought some schools wanted you to commit to attending (informally) before they took you off the WL.


I think the calls that are coming from Dean Perry before taking people off of the waitlist are meant to gauge interest and see how likely it is that you will accept if given an offer.
That said, one could easily fake interest, get the offer and then turn it down, and there would be nothing Chicago could do about it.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:47 pm

You do not need to commit. They tell you you're in and then give you a week to decide. They don't even ask for a voluntary commitment over the phone.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby zero1 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:47 pm

whyamidoingthis wrote:
zero1 wrote:No. How would they be able to make you go?


I don't know, I thought some schools wanted you to commit to attending (informally) before they took you off the WL.



They'll call, ask whether or not you're still interested, and, depending on how convincing you are, they'll admit you.

From there, it's all up to you to decide.



+1 to animal.

It's not like you have to fake though. Maybe you'd just like to compare financial offers?
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby zero1 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:49 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:You do not need to commit. They tell you you're in and then give you a week to decide. They don't even ask for a voluntary commitment over the phone.



But they still seem to presume commitment.

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MissMaroon
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Thu May 28, 2009 12:53 pm

Does anyone know if they've touched the non-special generic waitlist group yet?

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby whyamidoingthis » Thu May 28, 2009 12:54 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:You do not need to commit. They tell you you're in and then give you a week to decide. They don't even ask for a voluntary commitment over the phone.


Oh good! So if she heard over a week ago and I was told recently that she's going, she probably is.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby zero1 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:58 pm

whyamidoingthis wrote:
imchuckbass58 wrote:You do not need to commit. They tell you you're in and then give you a week to decide. They don't even ask for a voluntary commitment over the phone.


Oh good! So if she heard over a week ago and I was told recently that she's going, she probably is.



She probably committed before (or on) Tuesday, which was the deadline for that round of "special waitlisters."

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby whyamidoingthis » Thu May 28, 2009 12:59 pm

zero1 wrote:
whyamidoingthis wrote:
imchuckbass58 wrote:You do not need to commit. They tell you you're in and then give you a week to decide. They don't even ask for a voluntary commitment over the phone.


Oh good! So if she heard over a week ago and I was told recently that she's going, she probably is.



She probably committed before (or on) Tuesday, which was the deadline for that round of "special waitlisters."


Excellent, thanks you guys. I hope you all hear good news very very soon!!!

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby mmd2012 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:58 am

I think I remember seeing that there is a deposit due today, any chance of some movement this week for those of us still stuck here in waitlist purgatory?

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MissMaroon
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby MissMaroon » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:25 pm

mmd2012 wrote:I think I remember seeing that there is a deposit due today, any chance of some movement this week for those of us still stuck here in waitlist purgatory?


I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know there was a June 1st deposit.

lawschoolnovice
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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby lawschoolnovice » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:29 pm

that's only for scholarship applicants right? i don't think uchicago asks for deposits otherwise.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby mmd2012 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:33 pm

I could be entirely mistaken, and possibly just hopeful at something happening. At this point, I just want to know whats going on with the waitlist and how many, if any, spots they may be offering. I feel like the class is probably filling up as we are getting into June.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby curiouser » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:53 pm

lawschoolnovice wrote:that's only for scholarship applicants right? i don't think uchicago asks for deposits otherwise.


you may not need to deposit money, but you need to respond using the online form by whatever date they give you.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby Belle » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:33 pm

curiouser wrote:
lawschoolnovice wrote:that's only for scholarship applicants right? i don't think uchicago asks for deposits otherwise.


you may not need to deposit money, but you need to respond using the online form by whatever date they give you.


U Chicago asked me to tell them for sure if I'm coming by June 10. (I wasn't waitlisted, regular admit.) That's the final deadline where they want firm commitments. Hope that's helpful.

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Re: The Official UCHICAGO Waitlist Party.

Postby mmd2012 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:37 pm

Belle wrote:
curiouser wrote:
lawschoolnovice wrote:that's only for scholarship applicants right? i don't think uchicago asks for deposits otherwise.


you may not need to deposit money, but you need to respond using the online form by whatever date they give you.


U Chicago asked me to tell them for sure if I'm coming by June 10. (I wasn't waitlisted, regular admit.) That's the final deadline where they want firm commitments. Hope that's helpful.


Thats very helpful! Thank you! I guess we have a bit longer to wait until there may be another round of acceptances off the waitlist, or are told that the class is full...




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