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puppleberry finn
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:14 pm

owhlcn wrote:
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.


I'm applying because I want them to give it to me.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:16 pm

puppins wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
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.


I'm applying because I want them to give it to me.


I would apply but I didn't get an email.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:20 pm

hopefulundergrad 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.


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.

I don't think YP and 169 are ever in the same sentence when it comes to the T14.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby tamlyric » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:21 pm

Congrats to all the scholy invites! 8)
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Fancy Pants » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:23 pm

tamlyric wrote:Congrats to all the scholy invites!


Like you know anything about scholly invites.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby tamlyric » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:24 pm

Fancy Pants wrote:
tamlyric wrote:Congrats to all the scholy invites!


Like you know anything about scholly invites.

:shock: ... :lol: ... :mrgreen:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby amputatedbrain » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:25 pm

Waitlisted by e-mail . . . Go Blue!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:38 pm

crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad 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.


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.

I don't think YP and 169 are ever in the same sentence when it comes to the T14.


A 3.9+ from HYPS. Chicago is a huge snob for prestigious UGs. I really don't know what to think.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:39 pm

crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad 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.


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.

I don't think YP and 169 are ever in the same sentence when it comes to the T14.


I know you have SLS, but did you ever consider a retake. At least prior to that news?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:40 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad 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.


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.

I don't think YP and 169 are ever in the same sentence when it comes to the T14.


A 3.9+ from HYPS. Chicago is a huge snob for prestigious UGs. I really don't know what to think.

Eh, maybe. If it was YP, then more power to them for seeing through me.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby JetstoRJC » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:41 pm

Waitlisted...don't know if I will ride it out. Even if I got in I think I would still take current offer from Mich. Hmmm.....does Chicago have a reputation for admitting many from the waitlist?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:42 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad 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.


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.

I don't think YP and 169 are ever in the same sentence when it comes to the T14.


I know you have SLS, but did you ever consider a retake. At least prior to that news?

Considered it, yes, but I moved cross-country over the summer and couldn't devote the time to studying for the September test. I knew I wanted to apply early in the cycle too. If I'd gotten shut out of HYSCCN, I would have thought about waiting a year, retaking in June 2010 and applying next year.

Luckily those are all moot points now.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby jitsrenzo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:55 pm

So how much is this scholarship worth, and is it really "new" as in the first such scholarship for Chicago? I'd love to go if they gave me $$$

Also, from browsing this thread, I realized I needed to get the needaccess form done by the 1st. :!:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby sundevil77 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:59 pm

So who on here went UR on 1/19(?) ---> and then updated to UR 1/26? I'm guessing we'll probably hear something Mondayish?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gossipgirl » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:09 pm

No e-mail for me.

I went complete in mid October, UR in Dec, then updated to 1/11 -> 1/29

I wonder why they keep looking at my file and not making a decision?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby humdrum » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:45 pm

I don't know why they would ask us to apply for scholarships before we are even accepted.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Kronk » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:49 pm

humdrum wrote:I don't know why they would ask us to apply for scholarships before we are even accepted.


Weed out the nonbelievers.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby hoopsguy6 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:10 pm

Asking for a Why Chicago essay that seems targeted at people with higher numbers? It does seem like a form of YP. Not sure yet if I'm going to write it. Seems like skipping it would be an auto-waitlist.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby JohnYuu » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:37 pm

Last year, it seems like a bunch of people were put on "hold" (Im getting this from LSN). Are they doing the hold thing this year or just wl? If both, which one is better?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:47 pm

puppins wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
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.


I'm applying because I want them to give it to me.


Ohh you got one puppins? Good luck I hope you get the scholarship...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Jas » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:51 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad 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.


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.

I don't think YP and 169 are ever in the same sentence when it comes to the T14.


A 3.9+ from HYPS. Chicago is a huge snob for prestigious UGs. I really don't know what to think.


Yes, in the acceptance package you get something like a yearbook entitled "The Glass Menagerie" which states the names and UGs of the last three classes. Looks like you can't throw a stick there without hitting someone from a prestigious school. I'm a little intimidated.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:12 pm

I didn't get a decision today, but I got the email about applying for the Merit Scholarship. There were no details about it, though, so it looks like a not-so-subtle form of YP. Consequently, I'm off to go write 500 words about why I <3 Chicago.

On a more cheerful note, were there any new acceptances today?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:21 pm

managamy wrote:I didn't get a decision today, but I got the email about applying for the Merit Scholarship. There were no details about it, though, so it looks like a not-so-subtle form of YP. Consequently, I'm off to go write 500 words about why I <3 Chicago.

On a more cheerful note, were there any new acceptances today?

No new acceptances. Only WLs.

On another note, while I vaguely understand your rationale for not withdrawing from places even after the HYS sweep, I profess that I am profoundly confused why you would create extra work for yourself in the form of a Why Chicago essay when you know for an absolute fact that you won't be attending. Did you apply for the Rothman at USC too?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:41 pm

SolarWind wrote:Ohh you got one puppins? Good luck I hope you get the scholarship...


<3 it's no hahvahd but we can't all be as impressive as you are.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:44 pm

crackberry wrote:
managamy wrote:I didn't get a decision today, but I got the email about applying for the Merit Scholarship. There were no details about it, though, so it looks like a not-so-subtle form of YP. Consequently, I'm off to go write 500 words about why I <3 Chicago.

On a more cheerful note, were there any new acceptances today?

No new acceptances. Only WLs.

On another note, while I vaguely understand your rationale for not withdrawing from places even after the HYS sweep, I profess that I am profoundly confused why you would create extra work for yourself in the form of a Why Chicago essay when you know for an absolute fact that you won't be attending. Did you apply for the Rothman at USC too?


No. My family would like me to get into Chicago, so it's silly to cause disappointment over an essay. It shouldn't take long to write 500 words; they're probably just looking for the gesture.

Also, I'm just curious to see what happens.




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