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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:43 pm

Miltiades wrote:
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uganik wrote:At least it's not an interview.


All you have to say is: omg, omg, omg, omg, thank you, bye.


actually, what do you say? the one call i got (penn) was super awkward on my end. 'oh...wow...thanks! no really, thanks! thank you! no, um...i have no questions. really?! thanks!'

i don't know if there's any intelligent way to handle those phone calls.


Yeah, I wonder if you are supposed to maintain composure and calm or if they want to hear you excited.


yeah havent you guys ever tried to buy a used car or something? if you start OMGing incoherently, you'll kill any chance of getting a scholarship!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Miltiades » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:44 pm

agentzer0 wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
uganik wrote:At least it's not an interview.


All you have to say is: omg, omg, omg, omg, thank you, bye.


actually, what do you say? the one call i got (penn) was super awkward on my end. 'oh...wow...thanks! no really, thanks! thank you! no, um...i have no questions. really?! thanks!'

i don't know if there's any intelligent way to handle those phone calls.


The key is to play it super cool.... "Oh I got in?... well... cool I guess... I mean... whatever." You can't be too easy.

And there's always the "It's about damn time" or even better the "Hello.... I've been expecting you..."


How about responding like Homer in the Simpsons Movie when the Alaska official hands him 1K dollars. "It's about time! But why?"

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Big Dog » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:48 pm

Better yet:

"Excuse me, I hate to interrupt, but would it be ok to put you on hold? I have a call coming in from a New Haven area code...." :mrgreen:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby moonshine » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:49 pm

is anyone stuck at UR 12/21? I went complete on 10/13 and was hoping I'd finally hear today, but given the 1/12 and 1/13 status checker updates I somehow get the feeling that I won't be hearing today... :(

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby sotomayor » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:50 pm

ok, so i dont know if this has been answered. but to the people who have received calls, did your status update before the call or after the call?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:50 pm

Big Dog wrote:Better yet:

"Excuse me, I hate to interrupt, but would it be ok to put you on hold? I have a call coming in from a New Haven area code...." :mrgreen:


oof. perfect. and awful. could you imagine if they all made calls at the same time? i hope that's happened to someone at some point.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:51 pm

When Chicago called me, I think I sounded retarted. I was eatting but I thought it was my sister so I just answered with food stuffed in my mouth and she said "Congratulations" and my response was "Stop it [enter sisters name], I know they arent even open over Christmas break" She then assured me they were and I freaked out.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:52 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:When Chicago called me, I think I sounded retarted. I was eatting but I thought it was my sister so I just answered with food stuffed in my mouth and she said "Congratulations" and my response was "Stop it [enter sisters name], I know they arent even open over Christmas break" She then assured me they were and I freaked out.


hahahaha that's fantastic. i wish you hadn't believed them and been like 'PROVE YOU'RE CHICAGO OR STFU.'

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:53 pm

so we're looking for a 773 area code today, correct? (not that i think i deserve one, i just want to be on my game)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:58 pm

sotomayor wrote:ok, so i dont know if this has been answered. but to the people who have received calls, did your status update before the call or after the call?


(At least for ED) After. First the phone call, a couple hours later they sent the email, and still yet another lag before the status checker changed.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:58 pm

gahthelaw wrote:so we're looking for a 773 area code today, correct? (not that i think i deserve one, i just want to be on my game)


773-834-4425. If you see that number, you are allowed to freak out. And also dont assume its someone messing with you :mrgreen:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby georgina » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:01 pm

sotomayor wrote:ok, so i dont know if this has been answered. but to the people who have received calls, did your status update before the call or after the call?

psychomohel wrote:
georgina wrote: did everyone who got called last time have an update to their status just before?

My status updated only after I was admitted.


so, for some, before, for some, after.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:14 pm

Maybe I'll get a call today? If not today, then by May at the very latest.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:15 pm

georgina wrote:
sotomayor wrote:ok, so i dont know if this has been answered. but to the people who have received calls, did your status update before the call or after the call?

psychomohel wrote:
georgina wrote: did everyone who got called last time have an update to their status just before?

My status updated only after I was admitted.


so, for some, before, for some, after.

You still at UR 11/25 georgina?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:17 pm

gahthelaw wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Better yet:

"Excuse me, I hate to interrupt, but would it be ok to put you on hold? I have a call coming in from a New Haven area code...." :mrgreen:


oof. perfect. and awful. could you imagine if they all made calls at the same time? i hope that's happened to someone at some point.

I called Cornell at about 9:27 am PST when my status checker went to Decision on Dec. 11. As I was saying my goodbyes, I had a call-waiting from an Unknown Number. I was somewhat rushed saying goodbye to Cornell; the Unknown Number was Faye Deal from Stanford.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby js87 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:18 pm

Quick question, sorry if this has been discussed extensively already. How do interviews at Chicago work? Do they interview all accepted students, like Harvard, is it for borderline candidates (like Georgetown), or is it random? I was updated to UR 1/11, but never had an interview or anything of that nature.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:19 pm

crackberry wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Better yet:

"Excuse me, I hate to interrupt, but would it be ok to put you on hold? I have a call coming in from a New Haven area code...." :mrgreen:


oof. perfect. and awful. could you imagine if they all made calls at the same time? i hope that's happened to someone at some point.

I called Cornell at about 9:27 am PST when my status checker went to Decision on Dec. 11. As I was saying my goodbyes, I had a call-waiting from an Unknown Number. I was somewhat rushed saying goodbye to Cornell; the Unknown Number was Faye Deal from Stanford.


AMAZING. that must have been an awesome 2 minutes.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:22 pm

gahthelaw wrote:
crackberry wrote:I called Cornell at about 9:27 am PST when my status checker went to Decision on Dec. 11. As I was saying my goodbyes, I had a call-waiting from an Unknown Number. I was somewhat rushed saying goodbye to Cornell; the Unknown Number was Faye Deal from Stanford.
AMAZING. that must have been an awesome 2 minutes.

Oh yeah.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby georgina » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:23 pm

crackberry wrote:You still at UR 11/25 georgina?


yup. you, too? i'm convinced/deluded this means we're getting in. ready your phone.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:36 pm

georgina wrote:
crackberry wrote:You still at UR 11/25 georgina?


yup. you, too? i'm convinced/deluded this means we're getting in. ready your phone.

Yep, same here.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby humdrum » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:56 pm

crackberry wrote:
georgina wrote:
crackberry wrote:You still at UR 11/25 georgina?


yup. you, too? i'm convinced/deluded this means we're getting in. ready your phone.

Yep, same here.


I hope you guys are right.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby akapur » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:01 pm

Anyone else been stuck at Complete since 11/13? Two solid months and not even UR? Uh oh...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby calidreamin » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:04 pm

Calls beginning - In baby!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby akapur » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:05 pm

calidreamin wrote:Calls beginning - In baby!


Congrats!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby nixxers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:05 pm

calidreamin wrote:Calls beginning - In baby!


congrats!

when were you UR?



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