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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby samer » Mon May 03, 2010 11:42 am

lawschool5523 wrote:anyone think those on the waitlist will hear anything this week


Only speculation, but I'd doubt it. The deposit deadline just passed and I'd imagine it would take at least a week to see who deposited, figure out where the class is lacking (males, females, high GPAs, high LSATs, people who worked before LS, different backgrounds, etc.) and add depth from the waitlist.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby Thunder Jones » Mon May 03, 2010 11:52 am

lawschool5523 wrote:anyone think those on the waitlist will hear anything this week


I'll be calling tomorrow afternoon to ask that very question. I figure I ought to give them at least ONE day....

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Mon May 03, 2010 12:24 pm

do you guys even think there's a possibility of anyone getting off the waitlist? If they really were overfilled by 50+ people as of april 1st, they would have to have quite a large portion of the acceptees to change their minds for even the blank status checker people to get in...not to mention the people on the actual waitlist

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby sweet02215 » Mon May 03, 2010 12:28 pm

jillybean29 wrote:
sweet02215 wrote:Actually I just paid online. Thanks anyway:)


How'd you do that? Will definitely use for my 2nd round.



I e-mailed them after I paid and the payment was confirmed today. However, they told me to pay with a check for the second deposit. It was through the circle park online website for UTK

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southerngrace » Mon May 03, 2010 12:38 pm

southernboy wrote:do you guys even think there's a possibility of anyone getting off the waitlist? If they really were overfilled by 50+ people as of april 1st, they would have to have quite a large portion of the acceptees to change their minds for even the blank status checker people to get in...not to mention the people on the actual waitlist


That's sort of what I was thinking, not to be mean to anyone on the actual waitlist. The way I see it, there are about 5-6 of us, at least, on TLS who have blank status checkers. That means there are sure to be more who just don't post to TLS. Say there are only 20 people who are blank, that's still a LOT of spots. I know this sounds like I am assuming they would take a blank status checker over a waitlist person, but I am figuring they would have just added us to the waitlist if this was not the case.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby Thunder Jones » Mon May 03, 2010 1:07 pm

southerngrace wrote:
southernboy wrote:do you guys even think there's a possibility of anyone getting off the waitlist? If they really were overfilled by 50+ people as of april 1st, they would have to have quite a large portion of the acceptees to change their minds for even the blank status checker people to get in...not to mention the people on the actual waitlist


That's sort of what I was thinking, not to be mean to anyone on the actual waitlist. The way I see it, there are about 5-6 of us, at least, on TLS who have blank status checkers. That means there are sure to be more who just don't post to TLS. Say there are only 20 people who are blank, that's still a LOT of spots. I know this sounds like I am assuming they would take a blank status checker over a waitlist person, but I am figuring they would have just added us to the waitlist if this was not the case.


I'm hoping that it is more complicated than that...

I know that UT is trying to build a specific type of incoming class. As a Tennessee resident, all I can hope for is that they need to bulk up their in-state numbers and make offers some of us who are TN residents and on the waitlist.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Mon May 03, 2010 1:10 pm

Well when I called the admissions office, the lady told me that the blank status checker group is in a higher position than the waitlist. I'm assuming that means they would accept all of us blank statuses before digging in to the waitlist...but I could be wrong. Either way, I'm guessing that at least 50 people would have to not send in seat deposits for us to get offers. I don't know how this usually shakes out, so anything I could say at this point would be pure conjecture. I would be curious to know how many of us have blank status checkers though. You're right, southerngrace, that about 5-6 people on this sight had blank statuses, but about 2-3 of them decided to withdraw/not send in their letter of interest. So for example, if there where 30 people originally in the group, I'd speculate that only 10-15 remain. But that is still a lot of spots to fill

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southerngrace » Mon May 03, 2010 1:22 pm

southernboy wrote:Well when I called the admissions office, the lady told me that the blank status checker group is in a higher position than the waitlist. I'm assuming that means they would accept all of us blank statuses before digging in to the waitlist...but I could be wrong. Either way, I'm guessing that at least 50 people would have to not send in seat deposits for even us to get offers. I don't know how this usually shakes out, so anything I could say at this point would be pure conjecture


They sure tell you a lot when you call. Next time you get the urge to call, you should ask how long before they have an idea of whether or not the class is full. Just a thought :)

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Mon May 03, 2010 1:24 pm

southerngrace wrote:
southernboy wrote:Well when I called the admissions office, the lady told me that the blank status checker group is in a higher position than the waitlist. I'm assuming that means they would accept all of us blank statuses before digging in to the waitlist...but I could be wrong. Either way, I'm guessing that at least 50 people would have to not send in seat deposits for even us to get offers. I don't know how this usually shakes out, so anything I could say at this point would be pure conjecture


They sure tell you a lot when you call. Next time you get the urge to call, you should ask how long before they have an idea of whether or not the class is full. Just a thought :)


haha, I think the lady took mercy on me because I've been "in review" for over 6 months now without a decision. I figure thats why she gave me a little more information than usual. But I'll try to find out more information if I can :)

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby sweet02215 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:32 pm

I'm on two waitlists so I went ahead and paid my deposit at UT.. I told myself that if I get into Illinois off the waitlist then I'd 100% attend.. but the staff at UTK is so awesome! My interactions with Janet Hatcher and Karen Britton have been nothing but pleasant. I could definitely see myself being happy at UTK! Good luck to all on the waitlist! If you really want it, hope you get it!! :)

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby scruffs mcguff » Tue May 04, 2010 4:23 pm

southernboy wrote:Well when I called the admissions office, the lady told me that the blank status checker group is in a higher position than the waitlist. I'm assuming that means they would accept all of us blank statuses before digging in to the waitlist...but I could be wrong. Either way, I'm guessing that at least 50 people would have to not send in seat deposits for us to get offers. I don't know how this usually shakes out, so anything I could say at this point would be pure conjecture. I would be curious to know how many of us have blank status checkers though. You're right, southerngrace, that about 5-6 people on this sight had blank statuses, but about 2-3 of them decided to withdraw/not send in their letter of interest. So for example, if there where 30 people originally in the group, I'd speculate that only 10-15 remain. But that is still a lot of spots to fill


Thanks for the updates. I was a blank status checker but I withdrew. But I am still interested to see how this plays, if at all.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Wed May 05, 2010 2:24 pm

so my status went from being blank to "Still Interested". I take it this means they recieved my still interested form. Did this happen to anyone else?

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southerngrace » Wed May 05, 2010 2:39 pm

southernboy wrote:so my status went from being blank to "Still Interested". I take it this means they recieved my still interested form. Did this happen to anyone else?


Me. I really need to know soon. I'm about to lose my option to take a loan at George Mason, I have one week to let them know.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby raperez129 » Wed May 05, 2010 3:23 pm

southerngrace wrote:
southernboy wrote:so my status went from being blank to "Still Interested". I take it this means they recieved my still interested form. Did this happen to anyone else?


Me. I really need to know soon. I'm about to lose my option to take a loan at George Mason, I have one week to let them know.



Mine has also changed to Still Interested.

Is the GM loan binding? Can you accept and cancel disbursement if necessary?
I accepted my STCL loan, since that is my one definate option at the moment, but my paperwork says it won't be disbursed until the first week of August.

I think I recall that I did the same thing in undergrad. I accepted a loan and then did not end up going to that school. It still shows up on my FAFSA record, but it shows that disbursment was cancelled and I never owed on it.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southerngrace » Wed May 05, 2010 4:10 pm

raperez129 wrote:
Mine has also changed to Still Interested.

Is the GM loan binding? Can you accept and cancel disbursement if necessary?
I accepted my STCL loan, since that is my one definate option at the moment, but my paperwork says it won't be disbursed until the first week of August.

I think I recall that I did the same thing in undergrad. I accepted a loan and then did not end up going to that school. It still shows up on my FAFSA record, but it shows that disbursment was cancelled and I never owed on it.


I have never taken a loan before, and I was nervous to accept it without being 100% sure I was attending. The FinAid office gave me an extension though, which about to run out. If you accept the loan at one school, will it prevent you from being offered the Stafford at another, for example, UTK if I get in? I'm also not sure I would go to GMU over Florida State if I don't get UTK. I am kinda deferring decision making until I know everything, or procrastinating, as some people refer to it.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Wed May 05, 2010 5:00 pm

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southerngrace » Wed May 05, 2010 5:10 pm

southernboy wrote:Alright guys, so I emailed Dr. Britton about us applicants with status checkers (I also included that I was very interested in UTk). Basically she told me that there hadn't been much national movement yet to cause movement at UTk. I'm not sure how to interpret this, but it doesn't sound like any slots opened up from the 1st seat deposit deadline...So I guess it means more waiting


That's very ... vague.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Wed May 05, 2010 5:44 pm

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby Heyyo5000 » Thu May 06, 2010 1:48 pm

They are being very vague since they know very little about running an admissions office :?

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby lawschool5523 » Fri May 07, 2010 1:06 pm

my status checker went blank. there is nothing aboutthe waitlist anymore... anyone else?

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southerngrace » Fri May 07, 2010 2:49 pm

Called this morning ...

They are still overfilled. They said once other schools turn to their waitlists and accept people, they expect to see the class size decrease. But as of right now, they are not making any admissions offers.

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby southernboy » Fri May 07, 2010 10:32 pm

southerngrace wrote:Called this morning ...

They are still overfilled. They said once other schools turn to their waitlists and accept people, they expect to see the class size decrease. But as of right now, they are not making any admissions offers.


So what do you think you're going to do at this point? wait on UT or go forward with FSU or George Mason? I'm starting to look at aparments at LSU now, but I probably wont sign a lease or anything until a week before school starts. I guess I'm hoping beyond hope that some slots will open up for us blank statusers at UTK

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby lawschool5523 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:22 am

my status now says "a status update letter has been mailed". anyone else?

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby lawschool5523 » Mon May 10, 2010 11:58 am

called, and rejected :(

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Re: In at Tennessee 2010

Postby Thunder Jones » Mon May 10, 2010 12:05 pm

June 1 can't get here soon enough. Hopefully, the second seat deposit deadline will mean a little movement. Sigh.




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