U Chicago 2010

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02082010
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:59 pm

puppins wrote:Apparently, there is a second, non-WL email that asks you to apply to a new merit scholarship going out as well.


:?:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Lysis » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:00 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
puppins wrote:Apparently, there is a second, non-WL email that asks you to apply to a new merit scholarship going out as well.


:?:


I received this. UR 12/21 -> 1/28 (didn't update to today).

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby texaspecial88 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:01 pm

WL at UChicago. 162/3.6/good softs. Pleasantly surprised.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm

Got the WL e-mail as well. I'm pretty pumped about it considering I was expecting a straight up ding!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby beamsmehome » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:06 pm

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby owhlcn » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:06 pm

Lysis wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
puppins wrote:Apparently, there is a second, non-WL email that asks you to apply to a new merit scholarship going out as well.


:?:


I received this. UR 12/21 -> 1/28 (didn't update to today).


I received it as well. UR 12/29 --> 1/28. Email reads like this:

Greetings from Hyde Park!

While the Admissions committee continues to consider your candidacy, the Financial Aid Committee would like to invite you to apply for our new Merit Scholarship. Because of your outstanding academic achievement, you are among a select group of applicants that have been identified as possible recipients. To participate, please submit a 500 word essay discussing your reasons for applying to the University of Chicago Law School and how our programs will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. This essay should be submitted by February 15, 2010 via email to Karla Vargas, Director of Financial Aid.

Once your essay is received, it will be reviewed and joined with your admissions application. Scholarship decisions will be released upon admission.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:08 pm

owhlcn wrote:
Lysis wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
puppins wrote:Apparently, there is a second, non-WL email that asks you to apply to a new merit scholarship going out as well.


:?:


I received this. UR 12/21 -> 1/28 (didn't update to today).


I received it as well. UR 12/29 --> 1/28. Email reads like this:

Greetings from Hyde Park!

While the Admissions committee continues to consider your candidacy, the Financial Aid Committee would like to invite you to apply for our new Merit Scholarship. Because of your outstanding academic achievement, you are among a select group of applicants that have been identified as possible recipients. To participate, please submit a 500 word essay discussing your reasons for applying to the University of Chicago Law School and how our programs will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. This essay should be submitted by February 15, 2010 via email to Karla Vargas, Director of Financial Aid.

Once your essay is received, it will be reviewed and joined with your admissions application. Scholarship decisions will be released upon admission.


Are they going to offer Darrow-esque full rides?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby acecrusher06 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:12 pm

what do you think this means for applicants who didn't get the WL email today? just another day before the inevitable of WL on monday?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:13 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
Lysis wrote:
I received this. UR 12/21 -> 1/28 (didn't update to today).


I received it as well. UR 12/29 --> 1/28. Email reads like this:

Greetings from Hyde Park!

While the Admissions committee continues to consider your candidacy, the Financial Aid Committee would like to invite you to apply for our new Merit Scholarship. Because of your outstanding academic achievement, you are among a select group of applicants that have been identified as possible recipients. To participate, please submit a 500 word essay discussing your reasons for applying to the University of Chicago Law School and how our programs will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. This essay should be submitted by February 15, 2010 via email to Karla Vargas, Director of Financial Aid.

Once your essay is received, it will be reviewed and joined with your admissions application. Scholarship decisions will be released upon admission.


Are they going to offer Darrow-esque full rides?


it does say "new" merit scholarship :?: hmm

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby js87 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:19 pm

No word here...Been UR since November, but the date has updated a few times. Most recently 1/11. Anyone else still 1/11?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby existenz » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:23 pm

I've been at "Application Received" since 1/1/10. Hopefully I'm not the only one who has had to wait so long just to go UR.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby insidethetwenty » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:30 pm

From here and LSN, it looks like today was a wrap-up for all of the files completed in Sept. and Oct.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby K's Logic » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:31 pm

existenz wrote:I've been at "Application Received" since 1/1/10. Hopefully I'm not the only one who has had to wait so long just to go UR.


12/30 Application Received..

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby mh7777 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:32 pm

existenz wrote:I've been at "Application Received" since 1/1/10. Hopefully I'm not the only one who has had to wait so long just to go UR.


I've been complete since early Dec and still not under review. So no, you're not the only one.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby dakatz » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:32 pm

insidethetwenty wrote:From here and LSN, it looks like today was a wrap-up for all of the files completed in Sept. and Oct.


Not me. Complete in late October. Went UR on 11/2, which updated to 12/29, and nothing since.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby adgirl13 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:33 pm

mh7777 wrote:
existenz wrote:I've been at "Application Received" since 1/1/10. Hopefully I'm not the only one who has had to wait so long just to go UR.


I've been complete since early Dec and still not under review. So no, you're not the only one.


+1

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:35 pm

puppins wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
Lysis wrote:
I received this. UR 12/21 -> 1/28 (didn't update to today).


I received it as well. UR 12/29 --> 1/28. Email reads like this:

Greetings from Hyde Park!

While the Admissions committee continues to consider your candidacy, the Financial Aid Committee would like to invite you to apply for our new Merit Scholarship. Because of your outstanding academic achievement, you are among a select group of applicants that have been identified as possible recipients. To participate, please submit a 500 word essay discussing your reasons for applying to the University of Chicago Law School and how our programs will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. This essay should be submitted by February 15, 2010 via email to Karla Vargas, Director of Financial Aid.

Once your essay is received, it will be reviewed and joined with your admissions application. Scholarship decisions will be released upon admission.


Are they going to offer Darrow-esque full rides?


it does say "new" merit scholarship :?: hmm


Can't think of what else it could be. The most they offered in the past was $90k over 3yrs. Trying to steal HYS admits this year I see. Bold moves.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:54 pm

I find it odd that they took so damn long to review us Sept. completes only to WL all of us. That seems very weird.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:56 pm

crackberry wrote:I find it odd that they took so damn long to review us Sept. completes only to WL all of us. That seems very weird.


Maybe YP? They GPA median isn't very impressive so I'd think they'd admit you (especially to counter-balance my GPA). I think it's pretty obvious that some of the T10s are trying to bump their LSAT medians and it looks like Chicago is in that bunch.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Dignan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:58 pm

crackberry wrote:I find it odd that they took so damn long to review us Sept. completes only to WL all of us. That seems very weird.

I don't know, Crack. There's something about your application that makes a couple of these schools (Harvard, Chicago) take an unusually long time to figure out that they want to hold/wl you.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby agentzer0 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:59 pm

Seems to me like subtle and tricky way to YP... allow superstar applicants to apply for merit aid before letting them in and then WL 'em if they don't even bother to apply?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:00 pm

Dignan wrote:
crackberry wrote:I find it odd that they took so damn long to review us Sept. completes only to WL all of us. That seems very weird.

I don't know, Crack. There's something about your application that makes a couple of these schools (Harvard, Chicago) take an unusually long time to figure out that they want to hold/wl you.

For reals.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:01 pm

agentzer0 wrote:Seems to me like subtle and tricky way to YP... allow superstar applicants to apply for merit aid before letting them in and then WL 'em if they don't even bother to apply?


You're misreading this page.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Lysis » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:03 pm

agentzer0 wrote:Seems to me like subtle and tricky way to YP... allow superstar applicants to apply for merit aid before letting them in and then WL 'em if they don't even bother to apply?


This was my first thought as well.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby owhlcn » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:06 pm

Lysis wrote:
agentzer0 wrote:Seems to me like subtle and tricky way to YP... allow superstar applicants to apply for merit aid before letting them in and then WL 'em if they don't even bother to apply?


This was my first thought as well.


mine too. i'm applying out of sheer fear.




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