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thalassocrat
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William & Mary

Postby thalassocrat » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:52 am

Has anybody heard anything from W&M? I submitted my app to them along with my first batch over a week ago and haven't heard anything at all.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hypermeganet » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:56 am

Just an email saying my app was complete and that I would not hear anything until April 1, as they do not have rolling admissions.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Veritas » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:26 pm

only sent mine in yesterday.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby readingisfun1 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:28 pm

i think they are having email problems.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby oneforship » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:57 pm

hypermeganet wrote:Just an email saying my app was complete and that I would not hear anything until April 1, as they do not have rolling admissions.



I haven't even gotten this, and I submitted my app last day in September.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby thalassocrat » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:28 am

hypermeganet wrote:Just an email saying my app was complete and that I would not hear anything until April 1, as they do not have rolling admissions.


Really? I got the application complete email today and it says they have a modified rolling admissions process, with most people hearing back by the end of March.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby oneforship » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:36 am

oneforship wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:Just an email saying my app was complete and that I would not hear anything until April 1, as they do not have rolling admissions.



I haven't even gotten this, and I submitted my app last day in September.


And it just dawned on me that I probably didn't mail in the in-state papers, which is delaying my file since I picked in-state on the application. Smart.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:42 am

I've heard nothing back since I applied in Sep. I'm not expecting to hear back anytime soon (unless it is a quick rejection). They get a ton of apps AND I bet most applicants also apply for one or more of the fellowships. That makes for lots of reading.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hypermeganet » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:49 am

We are not a rolling admission school. Applicants will be notified of their decision by April 1, 2010. There is a possibility that some applicants will receive an earlier notification if a decision has been finalized. However, most applicants should expect to receive their decision by April 1.


That's why my email said.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby The Zeppelin » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:51 am

April 1st? No thanks, W&M.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hypermeganet » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:53 am

Yeah, that's pretty rough. Like they are not even close to the top of many peoples' lists and they expect people to wait 6 months? Especially when a lot of schools will let you know by 12/15 if you're in by mid-Oct.

I would think it'd behoove them to try and snag top talent early on with big money offers. But, I guess they are a small state program and don't roll that way.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Veritas » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:29 pm

The Zeppelin wrote:April 1st? No thanks, W&M.

check LSN, they started sending stuff out in Nov last year.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby kalvano » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:34 pm

hypermeganet wrote:We are not a rolling admission school. Applicants will be notified of their decision by April 1, 2010. There is a possibility that some applicants will receive an earlier notification if a decision has been finalized. However, most applicants should expect to receive their decision by April 1.


That's why my email said.



Ouch.

They are pretty high on my list but that hurts a lot.

I'll have to sell my house, my wife needs to get her state certification for the state, get a job...that's too late.

I hope it's earlier.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hypermeganet » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:35 pm

Veritas wrote:
The Zeppelin wrote:April 1st? No thanks, W&M.

check LSN, they started sending stuff out in Nov last year.


You're right, I was too quick to jump on them for their email. LSN shows people applying in mid-October got decisions by mid-Nov. Mid-Nov -> Mid-Dec. Etc.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Veritas » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:09 pm

complete this morning

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Re: William & Mary

Postby bonnieblue » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:34 pm

did yall write the proud moment essay

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hypermeganet » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:36 pm

bonnieblue wrote:did yall write the proud moment essay


I just used my standard PS with a part edited to speak to why W&M directly.

Complete this morning, as well.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Veritas » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:59 pm

hypermeganet wrote:
bonnieblue wrote:did yall write the proud moment essay


I just used my standard PS with a part edited to speak to why W&M directly.

Complete this morning, as well.

I did more of a "obstacles I overcame" essay. They elaborated the topic to this point online so I took some liberties to form it more as a DS.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby 02082010 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:31 pm

Complete email a few days ago.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby thalassocrat » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:35 pm

I just used my regular PS.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Miltiades » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:51 pm

It seems most law schools are seriously overestimating the time it takes to render decisions so that no one will bother them with calls in November and December. I've already been accepted to two schools, one of which told me specifically in an email that they didn't start looking at apps until Mid-November.

I think there is nothing to worry about. I got my complete from William and Mary a while back and I suspect people will start hearing around the middle of next month and most will hear something by January.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby jennylynn » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:05 am

William & Mary takes forever. I applied in December and didn't hear until like April. Everybody last year was wondering what was going on with them.So don't sweat it...they are notorious for taking a long time.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby monkey85 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:24 am

Veritas wrote:I did more of a "obstacles I overcame" essay. They elaborated the topic to this point online so I took some liberties to form it more as a DS.


I think I went along these lines as well as I found the prompts to their PS and optional statement interesting. I actually ended up switching my essays and used my DS as my PS (prompt asked for contribution to class), and my PS as the optional "obstacles" essay.

Hope it fits.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Displeased » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:46 am

William and Mary had the fastest turnaround time of all the schools I applied to, I heard back within two weeks.

I don't think I'm an outlier either, most of the people I've talked to at W&M got their acceptance letters within a few weeks of going complete. Generally, it seems like if you are accepted, you hear back within a few weeks, and if you are rejected, they don't get back to you for months and months.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby ravens20 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:40 pm

I don't know about law school but I remember for undergrad they were the first school to get back to me (a matter of weeks).




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