Fancy Pants wrote:blue5385 wrote:I do think it's fair that they review apps in strictly chronological order, but it's really hard not to get impatient/frustrated when one's app is a couple days away from the 10-week deadline by which they said they would issue a decision and it hasn't even gone under review. Other schools don't have nearly as long of a turnaround time despite being equally busy.
Yeah they've gone over the 10-week timeframe but my point is that at least they are letting us know what's going on. The poster I quoted made the point that Chicago is "jerking people around" and isn't being "accountable" which is just false. They are being very proactive about keeping people updated with the application process.
And your point about other schools' turnaround is complete nonsense. I applied to Chicago, CLS, NYU, UVA, Cornell and HLS on the same date (beginning of Nov). I herd from NYU in December; Chicago, the beginning of Feb. The same time I heard from Chicago I was asked to do an interview with Cornell and was told I would hear back about my status a week later (a week AFTER I heard from Chicago at the earliest). I'm still pending at both CLS and UVA (now two weeks after I heard from Chicago). I was held at HLS the same time I was given a decision by Chicago. The only school that has gotten back to me significant earlier than Chicago, then, was NYU.
(Also I applied to Duke but they gave me a PT fee waiver so it's not really applicable.)
How is my point "complete nonsense"? You actually gave an example of a comparable law school that got back to you much faster than U of C.
I don't understand why you are getting worked up over something that doesn't even concern your application anymore considering the fact that you already got your decision from U of C....