USC 2010!

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
savesthedayajb
Posts: 528
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby savesthedayajb » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:44 am

Anyone still IR 4/22?

expungemalice
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:56 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby expungemalice » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:51 am

txhorn wrote:
MissLucky wrote:went complete mid-January. went in review JUST yesterday. and waitlisted today. for rills??? i guarantee they didn't even look at my file.

anyways, historically, what are the chances of getting in off their WL?


Did you go to a ugrad that really stands out by name?



how would that affect if they get in off the WL? Would going to a top 10 undergrad help with getting off of the list?

User avatar
sandiecohen47
Posts: 178
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:37 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby sandiecohen47 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:52 am

SaraLA wrote:Got my rejection letter. So much for a clean sweep :) Sorry to all the other DF 4/27's, though who knows... good luck! I'm off to UCLA!


SaraLA, I'm sorry! USC is crazy.

MissLucky
Posts: 903
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:48 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby MissLucky » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:08 pm

expungemalice wrote:
txhorn wrote:
MissLucky wrote:went complete mid-January. went in review JUST yesterday. and waitlisted today. for rills??? i guarantee they didn't even look at my file.

anyways, historically, what are the chances of getting in off their WL?


Did you go to a ugrad that really stands out by name?



how would that affect if they get in off the WL? Would going to a top 10 undergrad help with getting off of the list?


yeah why did you ask that - you think it affects it?
Last edited by MissLucky on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

txhorn
Posts: 163
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:18 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby txhorn » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:15 pm

MissLucky wrote:
expungemalice wrote:
txhorn wrote:
MissLucky wrote:went complete mid-January. went in review JUST yesterday. and waitlisted today. for rills??? i guarantee they didn't even look at my file.

anyways, historically, what are the chances of getting in off their WL?


Did you go to a ugrad that really stands out by name?



how would that affect if they get in off the WL? Would going to a top 10 undergrad help with getting off of the list?


yeah why did you ask that - you think it affects it? FWIW, Georgetown School of Foreign Service


Well it seems like the HYP folks are getting some benefit: waitlist vs reject, so that's why I'm wondering if ugrad makes a slight difference

MissLucky
Posts: 903
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:48 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby MissLucky » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:18 pm

txhorn wrote:
Well it seems like the HYP folks are getting some benefit: waitlist vs reject, so that's why I'm wondering if ugrad makes a slight difference


hmm, i haven't been following this thread too closely but if all else is equal that would be expected, no?

txhorn
Posts: 163
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:18 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby txhorn » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:15 pm

got the letter to confirm df 4/27

mdgold
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:28 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby mdgold » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:54 pm

txhorn wrote:got the letter to confirm df 4/27


confirm its a rejection?

txhorn
Posts: 163
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:18 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby txhorn » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:05 pm

mdgold wrote:
txhorn wrote:got the letter to confirm df 4/27


confirm its a rejection?


Affirmative :|

tigrelis
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:05 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby tigrelis » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:22 pm

In review 4/29 after being complete since December. Thanks, USC.

buffalobuffalo
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:44 am

Re: USC 2010!

Postby buffalobuffalo » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Been IR since 3/9, 164 3.45 at top 10 undergrad, non URM but good softs and recs. I don't get it, why haven't they rejected me yet? I just want to know one way or the other so I can stop being nervous about this.

User avatar
iceskater1620
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:09 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby iceskater1620 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:07 pm

buffalobuffalo wrote:Been IR since 3/9, 164 3.45 at top 10 undergrad, non URM but good softs and recs. I don't get it, why haven't they rejected me yet? I just want to know one way or the other so I can stop being nervous about this.



You probably haven't been rejected because you are from a Top 10 undergrad and as we've seen from this thread...that seems to hold a lot of weight.

ek319
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:26 am

Re: USC 2010!

Postby ek319 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:25 pm

Tales from the Waitlist:

After applying in late January, I did not hear a word from the admissions office. Assuming that they were simply taking their sweet ol' time and doing decisions somewhat old school (i.e. no status check, etc.), imagine my surprise when I discovered--by pure coincidence, no less--that they do indeed have an online checker and, by that time, I'd been waitlisted for 2 weeks already and HAD ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA. The office claims their notification email and envelope may simply have gotten lost along the way, but I find it very hard to swallow that both forms of communication could somehow disappear into the black whole of delivery. This is not to mention that by the time I noticed, the deadline to respond to the waitlist letter had presumably passed! Luckily, Amy Stevens at the admit office gave me a pass on that (as she should, since I do maintain none of this is my fault!).

I popped by USC last weekend ("popped by" being an understatement, as I am from the Bay Area, haha) just to get a sense of 1) whether I even like LA and 2) whether I want to continue wooing SC. I'd only made it to the front desk of the office before the lady told me, plain and simple, "You're not allowed to meet with anyone or talk to anyone. The only thing you can do is submit LOCIs. Of course, don't just repeat similar types of materials as the ones you put on your resume and/or just add to your accomplishments--we've already read those and why would be want to re-read a BORING application." (I appreciate her honesty, but to label our applications "boring", as if that's the entire reason we haven't been accepted, was a little rude!) She then pointed to a large binder buried beneath a million other papers that contained all the LOCIs that I suspect go largely ignored.

That said, she made it pretty clear that when it comes down to the wire, students who have submitted LOCIs will have preference over those who have not, regardless of their stats, etc (provided those LOCIs aren't "boring", right?). She also implied that if you suck up to a professor or two, that helps. By contrast, UCLA (where I am also waitlisted) told me that while they accept LOCIs just to gauge which applicants are still active, they make decisions based on your original application and qualifications.

...To add insult to injury, as I made my way back to the car, some rude SC student in a suit slammed a heavy parking garage door into my back and didn't even apologize. He muttered an "excuse me" before he continued his conversation on his Blackberry, striding past as if he were the victim. Um, excuse ME, that fireproof door you pushed into the spine of a girl half your size caused a lot of PAIN!...

Of course, the latter does not and should not reflect USC as a school, and in fact I was pleasantly surprised by the campus and really enjoyed the whole environment! My experience with the people there has left something to be desired, though.

User avatar
brose002
Posts: 283
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:34 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby brose002 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:26 pm

Rejected. Words can not describe my disgust and anger for them taking so long to make a decision. Seven months just to reject someone is just plain mean.

User avatar
iceskater1620
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:09 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby iceskater1620 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:40 pm

brose002 wrote:Rejected. Words can not describe my disgust and anger for them taking so long to make a decision. Seven months just to reject someone is just plain mean.


It is mean. Seriously... mean. And I remember reading (correct me if I'm mistaken) that finalaspects and JolieSaraLee went through review multiple times simply to be rejected. For G-d's sake, if you are going to reject these people...why put them through multiple reviews before doing so?

User avatar
meddlingkid
Posts: 110
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:09 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby meddlingkid » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:03 pm

My in review date finally changed to today's date. Anyone else?

finalaspects
Posts: 1866
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:21 am

Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:28 pm

iceskater1620 wrote:
brose002 wrote:Rejected. Words can not describe my disgust and anger for them taking so long to make a decision. Seven months just to reject someone is just plain mean.


It is mean. Seriously... mean. And I remember reading (correct me if I'm mistaken) that finalaspects and JolieSaraLee went through review multiple times simply to be rejected. For G-d's sake, if you are going to reject these people...why put them through multiple reviews before doing so?


yea i'm sure i'll be pissed after i see the physical letter. seriously i wouldn't have minded being rejected long ago but to string me along for almost 7 months. and USC isn't the only school either. there's one more that i'm still waiting for.... sigh :evil:
Last edited by finalaspects on Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
iceskater1620
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:09 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby iceskater1620 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:31 pm

I haven't seen my physical letter yet either...I'm sure I'll get it in the mail tomorrow. Anyway, I'm done ranting on this forum.

peace

savesthedayajb
Posts: 528
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby savesthedayajb » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:36 pm

IR 4/22 --> 4/30 :/

jman77
Posts: 510
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:33 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:40 pm

Still IR 3/26...first and only review date so far.

lalaw2013
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:00 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby lalaw2013 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:41 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:IR 4/22 --> 4/30 :/


+1

User avatar
sternc
Posts: 204
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:07 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby sternc » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:42 pm

IR from 2/6 to 2/12 to 4/30. 167, 3.9. anyone else?

savesthedayajb
Posts: 528
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:21 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby savesthedayajb » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:42 pm

sternc wrote:IR from 2/6 to 2/12 to 4/30. 167, 3.9. anyone else?


You better get in.

User avatar
meddlingkid
Posts: 110
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:09 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby meddlingkid » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:48 pm

sternc wrote:IR from 2/6 to 2/12 to 4/30. 167, 3.9. anyone else?


I went from 1/22 to 4/30. I think there was another in review date in there somewhere but I can't remember when it was.

User avatar
sternc
Posts: 204
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:07 pm

Re: USC 2010!

Postby sternc » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:52 pm

anyone that went into review today (4/30), do you ming posting stats?




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Nickel94 and 5 guests