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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:39 pm
by astro1819
Illijah wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Illijah wrote:The number of wait lists posted today on LSN is incredible....

:? More than usual?


seems like it


Well, it's that time of year.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:39 pm
by chevygrl88
Hey. I've been following the forum for awhile so I figured I would finally post. I just found out I was part of the mass waitlisting on the 12th. Think I'm gonna stick it out. Are most of you just going to wait and see what happens with it? I'm not sure how much hope to have!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:41 pm
by astro1819
chevygrl88 wrote:Hey. I've been following the forum for awhile so I figured I would finally post. I just found out I was part of the mass waitlisting on the 12th. Think I'm gonna stick it out. Are most of you just going to wait and see what happens with it? I'm not sure how much hope to have!


I think your chances on the Stanford waitlist are better than waitlists at most other schools. If it's where you absolutely want to go and you can afford to wait, then I would give it your all. Best of luck.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:51 pm
by astro1819
OK, I'm going home today and if a letter is not in the mail, I'm calling.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:53 pm
by owhlcn
astro1819 wrote:OK, I'm going home today and if a letter is not in the mail, I'm calling.


already tried calling a few times today -- no one's picking up, probably because of ASW.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:57 pm
by jm19
Waitlisted. Postmarked the 12th.

I'm withdrawing and heading to UVA with $$$. Good luck to those of you riding it out!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:59 pm
by Hey-O
Two questions:

1.) What is ASW?
2.) In her blog it says, 'first round of decisions'. Does that mean that there is a very small second round coming up or does it mean that the second round is the wait list?

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:07 pm
by astro1819
Hey-O wrote:Two questions:

1.) What is ASW?
2.) In her blog it says, 'first round of decisions'. Does that mean that there is a very small second round coming up or does it mean that the second round is the wait list?


Second round is off the waitlist.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:08 pm
by dudester
Hey-O wrote:Two questions:

1.) What is ASW?
2.) In her blog it says, 'first round of decisions'. Does that mean that there is a very small second round coming up or does it mean that the second round is the wait list?


1) Admitted Students Weekend
2) She meant that, come Monday, every applicant will/should have been either be accepted, waitlisted or rejected.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:09 pm
by astro1819
jm19 wrote:Waitlisted. Postmarked the 12th.

I'm withdrawing and heading to UVA with $$$. Good luck to those of you riding it out!


Look forward to seeing you at Virginia!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:16 pm
by Illijah
Now they're telling people by the end of the month they should know.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:29 pm
by astro1819
Illijah wrote:Now they're telling people by the end of the month they should know.


I believe you when you say that, but it makes me wonder why Faye Deal would've bothered posting "All first round decisions should be finalized this week" if she wasn't almost certain that she could accomplish it. It just confuses everyone when they go back and forth like this.

I wish they would just send a quick email update to all people who remain under review. Something along the lines of "we haven't forgotten about you! we know you're anxious but we just need a bit more time, please bear with us and we'll let you know ASAP"

Stanford is a big black box to me.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:38 pm
by nawktasy
To be fair, she said: "This year - if we manage to finish up this week as anticipated – we’ll be about two weeks ahead of schedule, but there is still room for improvement." [emphasis added by me, lol] It sucks to wait, and I like your idea, astro. OTOH, Asha at Yale made the point that any time they devote to updating people on status is time taken away from actually making decisions. I don't know if that flies with you, but, in any case, I hope you all will hear (positively!) soon.

My April 12 dated WL letter still hasn't arrived on the East Coast. And I also got a call from a private number this morning. No message and no FD e-mail, though. So I suppose I should just wait before bugging them to resend the WL letter. :D FYI, I do intend to ride it out as well.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:45 pm
by adameus
From LSN last year it appears at some point they started telling people that there are no more acceptances to be handed out when they called in. I would assume they at some point will start doing that this cycle.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:50 pm
by astro1819
nawktasy wrote:To be fair, she said: "This year - if we manage to finish up this week as anticipated – we’ll be about two weeks ahead of schedule, but there is still room for improvement." [emphasis added by me, lol] It sucks to wait, and I like your idea, astro. OTOH, Asha at Yale made the point that any time they devote to updating people on status is time taken away from actually making decisions. I don't know if that flies with you, but, in any case, I hope you all will hear (positively!) soon.

My April 12 dated WL letter still hasn't arrived on the East Coast. And I also got a call from a private number this morning. No message and no FD e-mail, though. So I suppose I should just wait before bugging them to resend the WL letter. :D FYI, I do intend to ride it out as well.


I hear ya. In the age of computers, I have a hard time believing that it takes much time to send a stock status update -- I don't need personalized updates. Just some token that lets me know they are still aware of my existence. Sigh.

Plus it might avoid them having to answer so many calls asking about status. That's the idea behind status checkers, anyway.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:57 pm
by Hey-O
As of today's mail I'm not WL and I'm not rejected. What could my status be? Do they just take a long time to send out the rejections?

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:56 pm
by lastMinuteGuy
Waitlist letter from the 12th finally made it's way to Boston. Guess I'm riding this thing out to the bitter end.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:16 pm
by Emma.
Still nothing here. Anything mailed on the 12th would have surely made it to me, and probably anything mailed on the 13th, but since they seem to be sending WL letters every day now, who knows... Mine'll probably arrive next week when I'm out of town. :|

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:35 pm
by Legacy316
Just called... still UR.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:39 pm
by CardinalRules
Just a quick note: the more people who call and the more often they call, the more time that they spend answering your calls and the less time that they spend reviewing your files. So, while it's understandable that you're anxious, you'll probably get a decision sooner if you don't call them constantly.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:10 pm
by Sakura3210
Nothing in my mailbox today :( How long does it take for a letter to travel to east anyway?

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:54 pm
by virginiagirl55
finally got my waitlist letter in north carolina today. see those who have decided to head to virginia in the fall. good luck to everyone waiting it out though!

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:04 pm
by Illijah
CardinalRules wrote:Just a quick note: the more people who call and the more often they call, the more time that they spend answering your calls and the less time that they spend reviewing your files. So, while it's understandable that you're anxious, you'll probably get a decision sooner if you don't call them constantly.


do you think the same people making decisions are also answering the phones?

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:13 pm
by CardinalRules
Illijah wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Just a quick note: the more people who call and the more often they call, the more time that they spend answering your calls and the less time that they spend reviewing your files. So, while it's understandable that you're anxious, you'll probably get a decision sooner if you don't call them constantly.


do you think the same people making decisions are also answering the phones?


I don't know, but there are very few people who work in the office (just two, really), so there might be some overlap.

Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:17 pm
by Illijah
CardinalRules wrote:
Illijah wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:Just a quick note: the more people who call and the more often they call, the more time that they spend answering your calls and the less time that they spend reviewing your files. So, while it's understandable that you're anxious, you'll probably get a decision sooner if you don't call them constantly.


do you think the same people making decisions are also answering the phones?


I don't know, but there are very few people who work in the office (just two, really), so there might be some overlap.


I remember when I visited the law school there were 2 people in the administration office...they said all the people who make decisions were gone (it was the beginning of christmas break).