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NatSec
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Re: William & Mary

Postby NatSec » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:07 pm

hopefully the dean can shed some light on it tomorrow

02092010
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Re: William & Mary

Postby 02092010 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:17 pm

Well I'm far from a lock so i fear that I am their first rejection letter... Then again i'll be optimistic and assume they loved my softs and my LORs

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Re: William & Mary

Postby azb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:37 pm

My status has changed to decision pending...
what does it mean? uhhhh

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Re: William & Mary

Postby S de Garmeaux » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:38 pm

azb wrote:My status has changed to decision pending...
what does it mean? uhhhh


it means you have a long, anxious wait ahead of you

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Re: William & Mary

Postby bonnieblue » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:39 pm

i'm 166 3.5 and have been decision pending for over a month....cool

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Re: William & Mary

Postby azb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:40 pm

sdegarmo wrote:
azb wrote:My status has changed to decision pending...
what does it mean? uhhhh


it means you have a long, anxious wait ahead of you


Uhhh!!! I hate the whole waiting process...who likes it anyways

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Re: William & Mary

Postby statuscheckerssuck » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:02 pm

Another question for the dean--do they have an aid matching program? I got my scholly info today and was kind of disappointed. I got the grad fellowship and stipend but non of the merit aid that it seems others got. I am anticipating much better offers elsewhere so I am wondering if W&M ever negotiates scholly offers in light of better offers?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby azb » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:13 pm

NatSec wrote:All:

I'm meeting with Dean Wixson from the Admissions office on Friday afternoon. If anybody has any questions they would like me to ask let me know and I'll post his responses when I get back on Saturday.

Thus far:

1) Why is sckon still bloody decision pending?
2) What do the changing dates with no changing status on the status checkers mean?


When meeting the Dean, please ask him if "Decision Pending" means rejection/waitlisted? Or there is still some hope.

My LSAT is below their median while my GPA is above the median.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby monkey85 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:03 pm

Email invitation to have a phone convo with a W&M alum who is now a current V5 BigLaw associate. Very nice touch W&M admissions office.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby iheartucla » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:11 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.


+1000000 I got my acceptance in less then a walk and a half, and didnt think i was anything super fantastic- got some nice $$$ too, going into to it I wasnt really thinking of going there, now I am definitely going to visit at least....

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Re: William & Mary

Postby NatSec » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:18 pm

statuscheckerssuck wrote:Another question for the dean--do they have an aid matching program? I got my scholly info today and was kind of disappointed. I got the grad fellowship and stipend but non of the merit aid that it seems others got. I am anticipating much better offers elsewhere so I am wondering if W&M ever negotiates scholly offers in light of better offers?


Okay, so far this is what I have:

1) Why is sckon still at bloody decision pending?
2) What do the changing dates with no correlating change in status on the status checkers mean?
3) Does the career services aid finding placement for externships or are positions for students to find? If they are involved, what type of help do they offer?
4) For those that are currently sitting at “decision pending”, can they expect to be notified of a decision in March or possibly earlier? What is meant by the “decision pending” status, is the status conferred prior to or after review of an applicant’s file?
5) Does W&M have any type of aid matching program similar to other top law schools such as the Univ. of Texas?

I'll do my best to check again in the morning to see if there are any other questions. Please feel free to post them and I'll ask the dean.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby eye » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:39 pm

monkey85 wrote:Email invitation to have a phone convo with a W&M alum who is now a current V5 BigLaw associate. Very nice touch W&M admissions office.


That is pretty sweet. Any particular reason?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby eye » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:44 pm

statuscheckerssuck wrote:Another question for the dean--do they have an aid matching program? I got my scholly info today and was kind of disappointed. I got the grad fellowship and stipend but non of the merit aid that it seems others got. I am anticipating much better offers elsewhere so I am wondering if W&M ever negotiates scholly offers in light of better offers?


I don't see why they wouldn't since some fellowship offers w/ merit aid will be declined, leaving them some extra $$$ to play with.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:52 pm

I got an email from a "town attorney" from a nearby county who went to W&M. She said to give her a ring if I wanted to chat.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby daniel5215 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:04 pm

just went complete. good luck everyone who's sill waiting!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby goosey » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:08 pm

perhaps I am a masochist, but I asked for my file to be put on hold until February. Would like to retake the lsat and give them a reason to accept me, as the nice woman I spoke to on the phone made it quite clear that I my chances as is were slim.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Estrellas » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:47 pm

Did you all get the greeting card thing they sent today? I wonder why "Graduate Fellowship Paperwork" was the subject line haha That's a little odd!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:49 pm

Estrellas wrote:Did you all get the greeting card thing they sent today? I wonder why "Graduate Fellowship Paperwork" was the subject line haha That's a little odd!


an email?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:50 pm

Estrellas wrote:Did you all get the greeting card thing they sent today? I wonder why "Graduate Fellowship Paperwork" was the subject line haha That's a little odd!


Haha, me too. I thought I was going to have to fill something out.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Estrellas » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:52 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
Estrellas wrote:Did you all get the greeting card thing they sent today? I wonder why "Graduate Fellowship Paperwork" was the subject line haha That's a little odd!


Haha, me too. I thought I was going to have to fill something out.



Well I thought they were going to give me a fellowship ...because I don't have one now! haha

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Re: William & Mary

Postby bluejayk » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:12 pm

Estrellas wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
Estrellas wrote:Did you all get the greeting card thing they sent today? I wonder why "Graduate Fellowship Paperwork" was the subject line haha That's a little odd!


Haha, me too. I thought I was going to have to fill something out.



Well I thought they were going to give me a fellowship ...because I don't have one now! haha


Me too, I was excited then disappointed, because a little extra financial aid from W&M would make it my top choice, I think. Kinda screwed up, the e-mail text was basically "We have a nice time during the holidays, everyone is included", barely worth reading.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby getmetolawschool » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:25 pm

First thought: YES! They forgot to put my scholarship info in the mail!

Second thought: Yule log? Really?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby RMstratosphere » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:37 pm

bluejayk wrote:
Estrellas wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
Estrellas wrote:Did you all get the greeting card thing they sent today? I wonder why "Graduate Fellowship Paperwork" was the subject line haha That's a little odd!


Haha, me too. I thought I was going to have to fill something out.



Well I thought they were going to give me a fellowship ...because I don't have one now! haha


Me too, I was excited then disappointed, because a little extra financial aid from W&M would make it my top choice, I think. Kinda screwed up, the e-mail text was basically "We have a nice time during the holidays, everyone is included", barely worth reading.


+1000000
I hopped on here to make sure I wasn't the only person this happened to.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby 5ky » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:46 pm

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Re: William & Mary

Postby kalvano » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:46 pm

I guess I am not going to W&M.

I'm not getting these mailings.




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