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rockchalk86
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Re: NYU 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:17 pm

Lt. Kaffe... when was your letter postmarked?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:18 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:Lt. Kaffe... when was your letter postmarked?


Letter dated Dec 8. Envelope stamped Dec 11.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby 5ky » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:22 pm

Gah, my condolences Lt.K. This is no good, no good at all :(

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:26 pm

Dude that sucks. I really sincerely hope you get into some great schools. NYU is great, but there are some equally good schools out there for you. You got this... keep on truckin bro.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:28 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:Dude that sucks. I really sincerely hope you get into some great schools. NYU is great, but there are some equally good schools out there for you. You got this... keep on truckin bro.


Hey, this was the only decision that could have brought $$$ considerations back into my cycle. Maybe now I'll have the opportunity to play Michigan and Northwestern off each other for a decent-sized grant. Silver lining, baby.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:36 pm

lurk wrote:Long time listener, first time caller.

I got an acceptance for regular decision today, postmarked 12/14.
So it looks like they are still rollin' out!

Good luck everyone!


I want to believe this so bad, but I'm having a hard time doing so... god I wish a poster who has been here awhile would post an acceptance...

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:43 pm

Does anyone see my dot on LSN? I updated my status but I don't see a new dot where my numbers should be.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:51 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Does anyone see my dot on LSN? I updated my status but I don't see a new dot where my numbers should be.


I don't see it, but it might be covered by a green dot.. which is just ridiculous

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:52 pm

Drew2010 wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Does anyone see my dot on LSN? I updated my status but I don't see a new dot where my numbers should be.


I don't see it, but it might be covered by a green dot.. which is just ridiculous


When all's said and done, that sucker is going to be surrounded by green dots.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby 5ky » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:55 pm

No, I don't see it either. I also don't see your name listed under any of the 172s on the applicants page.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:58 pm

Damn you had a 172 and got rejected? I'm sure my rejection letter is coming in the next couple of weeks too.

Keep ya chin up. There's other (schools) in the sea.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:58 pm

5ky wrote:No, I don't see it either. I also don't see your name listed under any of the 172s on the applicants page.


Yeah I'm not sure what's going on. My profile is up and running, as you can see from the link in my TLS profile.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:00 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
5ky wrote:No, I don't see it either. I also don't see your name listed under any of the 172s on the applicants page.


Yeah I'm not sure what's going on. My profile is up and running, as you can see from the link in my TLS profile.

It says user not verified that is why. You need to have the email verification resent and verify your profile for it to sdhow up in lists.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby jacosta6 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:00 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
5ky wrote:No, I don't see it either. I also don't see your name listed under any of the 172s on the applicants page.


Yeah I'm not sure what's going on. My profile is up and running, as you can see from the link in my TLS profile.


it says that you haven't verified your lsn account. maybe that's the reason.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:04 pm

Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:09 pm

I was accepted today. The letter was dated 12/14 according to my mom (I'm oot). I went complete 12/8. RD, 171/3.9

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:14 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

I'm not sure why everyone assumes NYU is lying when they say they average. Their stated policy is that they average and therefore the application was a 162 3.62. Even if more weight may be given to the higher score, given their stated policy it doesn't makes sense to describe the application as a simple 172/3.6. I'm not saying that averaging would be appropriate (in my opinion it would be ridiculous given a 20 point gap) but I think the rejection shouldn't be seen as such a shock given the average score and the stated policy.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby pissantvache » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:15 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:I was accepted today. The letter was dated 12/14 according to my mom (I'm oot). I went complete 12/8. RD, 171/3.9


Congratulations! Can I ask where you are in relation to NYC?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby lawduder » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:16 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

I'm not sure why everyone assumes NYU is lying when they say they average. Their stated policy is that they average and therefore the application was a 162 3.62. Even if more weight may be given to the higher score, given their stated policy it doesn't makes sense to describe the application as a simple 172/3.6. I'm not saying that averaging would be appropriate (in my opinion it would be ridiculous given a 20 point gap) but I think the rejection shouldn't be seen as such a shock given the average score and the stated policy.

several people have been accepted to NYU with 171/172s with a score in the low 160s (averaging these two scores would make something way below NYU's 25th)

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:18 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

I'm not sure why everyone assumes NYU is lying when they say they average. Their stated policy is that they average and therefore the application was a 162 3.62. Even if more weight may be given to the higher score, given their stated policy it doesn't makes sense to describe the application as a simple 172/3.6. I'm not saying that averaging would be appropriate (in my opinion it would be ridiculous given a 20 point gap) but I think the rejection shouldn't be seen as such a shock given the average score and the stated policy.


I think everyone shared this feeling going into the cycle. I don't recall specifics, but I believe there are a handful of people in this thread admitted with something like 164/170 or comparable improvements where the average looks like an almost-sure reject.

True, not as sure as a 162, so it's hard to say.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:20 pm

Also, there's no longer than reason for them to see the application as a 162/3.62 as you imply. For rankings purposes, they can now report the highest, which means the previous score only hurts your chances on a subjective level (i.e. "Hmmm, this has no effect on our rankings whatsoever, but what does it tell us about this applicant, especially in comparison to this 172 applicant over here who needed no retake").

I had hoped I was able to mitigate the red flag that was my previous score, but it seems I was not.
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Re: NYU 2010

Postby ClemCarter » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:21 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

I'm not sure why everyone assumes NYU is lying when they say they average. Their stated policy is that they average and therefore the application was a 162 3.62. Even if more weight may be given to the higher score, given their stated policy it doesn't makes sense to describe the application as a simple 172/3.6. I'm not saying that averaging would be appropriate (in my opinion it would be ridiculous given a 20 point gap) but I think the rejection shouldn't be seen as such a shock given the average score and the stated policy.


I'unno. I definitely heard somebody on their adcomm say repeatedly and explicitly that they do not average when there's a 6+ point gap.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:23 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

Regardless of this outcome, the fact you've risen from a 152 to a 172 is still outstanding. You'll be getting GREAT acceptances. I say take the weekend, if you must, to mourn, but then come out swinging on Monday with some follow-ups to the other schools you're interested in.

So no, I offer you no condolences, only well wishes and congratulations on what appears to be a very promising future.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby facetious » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:26 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Also, there's no longer than reason for them to see the application as a 162/3.62 as you imply. For rankings purposes, they can now report the highest, which means the previous score only hurts your chances on a subjective level (i.e. "Hmmm, this has no effect on our rankings whatsoever, but what does it tell us about this applicant, especially in comparison to this 172 applicant over here who needed no retake").

I had hoped I was able to mitigate the red flag that was my previous score, but it seems I was not.


:cry: sad. i cannot believe it kaffee. nyu really fucked that one up. good luck with the rest of your cycle. i'm sure you have some amazing acceptances coming soon.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:33 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, fixed. Now you can all see how pathetic my application must be :shock:

Regardless of this outcome, the fact you've risen from a 152 to a 172 is still outstanding. You'll be getting GREAT acceptances. I say take the weekend, if you must, to mourn, but then come out swinging on Monday with some follow-ups to the other schools you're interested in.

So no, I offer you no condolences, only well wishes and congratulations on what appears to be a very promising future.


I think I'll submit Penn and Cornell tonight, lol. Using this feeling as an excuse to do nothing would probably make me feel like even more of a failure. Next week I might start seriously thinking about safety schools.




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