U Chicago 2010

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los blancos
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:32 pm

Chairman wrote:Waitlisted via email. Bah.

Looks like I'm gonna enjoy my scholarship to Duke.


I wish I could do the same, but my stupid brain won't let me just withdraw and enjoy Duke. I want Chicago too much.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby clintonius » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:35 pm

los blancos wrote:I'm willing to bet the UR 4/27s are gonna get in.

I'm so tempted to just withdraw from Chi/CLS. I really don't want to put myself through this. Fuck.

For you folks who were WL'd or rejected -- does your status checker say UR 4/27, or does it note that a decision has been made? Sorry to all who heard bad news today.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:36 pm

Does Chicago usually take a decent number from the waitlist or is waitlist at Chi a soft rejection?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ilovelamp18 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:37 pm

+1 on the condolences for those getting bad news. When did those finally getting decisions send in their applications??

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:40 pm

clintonius wrote:
los blancos wrote:I'm willing to bet the UR 4/27s are gonna get in.

I'm so tempted to just withdraw from Chi/CLS. I really don't want to put myself through this. Fuck.

For you folks who were WL'd or rejected -- does your status checker say UR 4/27, or does it note that a decision has been made? Sorry to all who heard bad news today.


It says 4/27 waitlisted. Hence why I think you guys are in good shape.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby clintonius » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:40 pm

I just checked the submission dates on LSN for those who were WL'd or rejected today, and it looks like they still might not have gotten to the very last applicants yet. Is that the group who's UR 4/27? That might be a counter-point to the idea that those people are a batch of acceptances. But then there's bloodonthetracks, who applied late December and is UR 4/27...

EFF. I keep telling myself, "No more conjecture." I am bad at listening to me sometimes. Either way, thanks for the vote of confidence!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ilovelamp18 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:53 pm

clintonius wrote:I just checked the submission dates on LSN for those who were WL'd or rejected today, and it looks like they still might not have gotten to the very last applicants yet. Is that the group who's UR 4/27? That might be a counter-point to the idea that those people are a batch of acceptances. But then there's bloodonthetracks, who applied late December and is UR 4/27...

EFF. I keep telling myself, "No more conjecture." I am bad at listening to me sometimes. Either way, thanks for the vote of confidence!


I applied Jan 14th and went UR 4/2 without any updates since. Maybe they just haven't gotten to me yet. Oh well, I'm happy to still be alive.

Edit: spelling

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby hoopsguy6 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:29 pm

Waitlisted, AFTER they made me write a damn scholarship letter.
<-- hates Chicago right now


Congrats to all those who have gotten in!

edit: in the WL email, they asked me to write ANOTHER essay telling them why I love Chicago.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:31 pm

their twitter says that decisions are coming by email today. does this mean there aren't going to be any acceptances -- or do they accept by email?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby autarkh » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:37 pm

Aside: If I recall correctly, Chicago's app asks for degree institution cumulative GPA. Is it possible that they place additional weight on that beyond whatever effect it might have on the cumulative LSDAS GPA? Seems like an odd thing to ask otherwise.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby clintonius » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:52 pm

But your status checker doesn't say Under Review 4/27, right?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Shlonster » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:55 pm

UR 3/30, rejected today.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby beef wellington » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:56 pm

autarkh wrote:Aside: If I recall correctly, Chicago's app asks for degree institution cumulative GPA. Is it possible that they place additional weight on that beyond whatever effect it might have on the cumulative LSDAS GPA? Seems like an odd thing to ask otherwise.

Might explain why I wasn't straight up dinged (WL'ed with a 171 3.2/3.8 ). Although I had a good eight years of (unimpressive) WE between the bad grades and the more recent good grades. So far Chicago seems to be the only school that cares though, every other decision has been about what the 3.2 would have warranted.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby jsarna1 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:58 pm

So it seems according to LSN that most waitlist-> Accepted happen in early May to mid June... so why do people think re-taking the LSAT will be helpful for this cycle?

(I thought about retaking myself, but then it didn't seem to be worth it, so I'm just looking for opinions).

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby itsirtou » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:59 pm

Dinged. All I have to hear back from is NYU and my cycle is DONE!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby clintonius » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:00 pm

Gotcha. Thanks, and sorry again for the ding.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:07 pm

hoopsguy6 wrote:Waitlisted, AFTER they made me write a damn scholarship letter.
<-- hates Chicago right now


Congrats to all those who have gotten in!

edit: in the WL email, they asked me to write ANOTHER essay telling them why I love Chicago.

And if you really want Chicago, I recommend doing it. :D

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby macunaima » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:14 pm

Rejected.

A little surprising. But not too much.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby jman77 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:16 pm

Wuhoo. Went In Review 4/26. Only a matter of time before I get my rejection letter.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby peeker82 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:18 pm

DING

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ToriM » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:37 pm

Ding. Starting to think my Yale WL was some crazy fluke. :(

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby big_blue79 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:30 pm

Ding. Slightly surprised (thought I would be WL'd). My wife didn't want Chicago after our visit to NYU this weekend, so it works out well.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:54 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
hoopsguy6 wrote:Waitlisted, AFTER they made me write a damn scholarship letter.
<-- hates Chicago right now


Congrats to all those who have gotten in!

edit: in the WL email, they asked me to write ANOTHER essay telling them why I love Chicago.

And if you really want Chicago, I recommend doing it. :D


I'm going to spill my heart out to them again, but I don't know what I'm supposed to say. I already wrote a 'Why Chicago'. I'm probably going to go visit, perhaps on Friday, and use that opportunity to gather some new material to write on and perhaps try to make a positive impression. I would definitely go to Chicago if I got in.




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