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thalassocrat
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Re: William & Mary

Postby thalassocrat » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:43 pm

Displeased wrote: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.


Just to be clear, that's two weeks from completion email to acceptance letter/email/singing telegram/whatever?

If I'm ever in a position to have a say in this sort of thing, I'm going to send out notices by singing telegram.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby wadeny » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:48 pm

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.


This. Although W&M says they are officially not a rolling admissions school, they will send out acceptances very soon (if not already) to the applicants they like. After that, there will be some acceptances scattered about here and there, but most applicants will hear around April 1. Chances are, if you submitted your app early (Sept-Oct) and do not hear any good news in the next couple weeks or so, things probably don't look too good for you. I mean, there probably are exceptions, but this is how it worked last cycle for the most part, i.e. if W&M really likes you, they act as a rolling admissions school and accept you very quickly, otherwise get ready for the massive WL in April.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby TruckerD » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:54 pm

This makes me depressed and nervous at the same time. :shock: Time to go into a sugar coma with the Halloween candy.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Superfan08 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:53 am

I submitted on 10/11 and haven't heard anything - not even an email confirming that they received my app. Should I be worried?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby 5ky » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:01 pm

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Superfan08 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:07 pm

5ky wrote:
Superfan08 wrote:I submitted on 10/11 and haven't heard anything - not even an email confirming that they received my app. Should I be worried?



I submitted on 10/27 and received my complete email this morning.


Hmm...I double-checked my app and all my contact info is correct. I might wait until next week, around the 1-month mark, and shoot them an email.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby robin600 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:17 pm

I applied in early september, hopefully we'll hear soon! I talked with a couple of the law school students there when I went to go visit and they all said that they didn't get their acceptance letters till march :cry: but they still got in. So maybe there is still hope for us that will not hear in the next few weeks.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby mizzoutigers88 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:59 pm

I'm counting on a WL in April.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby summerschooled » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:06 pm

Received my Complete e-mail this morning. What's the consensus on turnaround time for decisions?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:07 pm

summerschooled wrote:Received my Complete e-mail this morning. What's the consensus on turnaround time for decisions?


It was 3 weeks for me. Page sized envelope w/acceptance and scholly. Good luck!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby TruckerD » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:08 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Received my Complete e-mail this morning. What's the consensus on turnaround time for decisions?


It was 3 weeks for me. Page sized envelope w/acceptance and scholly. Good luck!


This now makes me very sad. :(

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Re: William & Mary

Postby summerschooled » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:24 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Received my Complete e-mail this morning. What's the consensus on turnaround time for decisions?


It was 3 weeks for me. Page sized envelope w/acceptance and scholly. Good luck!

Thanks! This whole process is teaching my just how impatient I really am.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby sufjan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:48 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Received my Complete e-mail this morning. What's the consensus on turnaround time for decisions?


It was 3 weeks for me. Page sized envelope w/acceptance and scholly. Good luck!


what are your stats?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:50 pm

sufjan wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Received my Complete e-mail this morning. What's the consensus on turnaround time for decisions?


It was 3 weeks for me. Page sized envelope w/acceptance and scholly. Good luck!


what are your stats?


Whoops. I should have been more clear. This was for last cycle. I applied end of Sept., heard back mid-October.

164/3.8 instate non URM.
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Re: William & Mary

Postby Veritas » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:13 pm

ntzsch wrote:did people do the optional essays?

I did. I kinda of morphed my DS into it.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby robin600 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:26 pm

I just submitted my diversity statement as an optional essay. I also did some of the fellowship essays.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby wackjickham » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:38 pm

I submitted 10/3 and received a complete email 10/8 and nothing since then. I'm in state and my numbers should be auto-admit at W&M, unless yield protected. Anyone know if W&M does this?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby TruckerD » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:18 am

wackjickham wrote:I submitted 10/3 and received a complete email 10/8 and nothing since then. I'm in state and my numbers should be auto-admit at W&M, unless yield protected. Anyone know if W&M does this?


Curious about this too.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:22 am

This is based on nothing but my gut, but since W&M doesn't have "rolling admissions" I think they are probably less likely to YP. I think they try to accept or reject people for sure and their WL is for people they hope will come if admitted in the late spring/summer. I don't think they try to fiddle with numbers as much as some other schools might. But again, this is just my opinion based on what I've read about the school.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby oneforship » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:26 am

I got a status checker email from William and Mary today. Open it up, and I've been admitted as of yesterday!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Snarleyow » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:31 am

same here! accepted 11/4, admit packet sent 11/5. the all-important first acceptance is in the bag. congrats to compatriots and good luck to prospectives!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby tram988 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:34 am

Can you guys post your numbers?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby elcielo36 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:37 am

Just got in via status checker. Says packet mailed 11/4. Weird because they sounded really adamant that people wouldn't hear until March.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby oneforship » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:41 am

in-state, 175/3.16

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:41 am

I got "Decision pending 11/3/09"

164/3.85/out of state




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