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amandap
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Re: William & Mary

Postby amandap » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:37 pm

I have review complete, decision date 12/29. Do they mail decisions?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:38 pm

amandap wrote:I have review complete, decision date 12/29. Do they mail decisions?


when did you go complete / under initial review?

EDIT: Also, I believe they post something under the mailings section on the status checker that says something like "Acceptance packet mailed"

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Re: William & Mary

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:40 pm

amandap wrote:I have review complete, decision date 12/29. Do they mail decisions?


They will mail it, yes, but you should also see Admit Letter Mailed (or similar wording) under the mailings section within the next, oh, 24-48 hours (or less - only took about 5 hours for me), if you're in.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby manbearwig » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:42 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
amandap wrote:I have review complete, decision date 12/29. Do they mail decisions?


when did you go complete / under initial review?

EDIT: Also, I believe they post something under the mailings section on the status checker that says something like "Acceptance packet mailed"


Yeah, I had something like "Acceptance packet mailed" when I found out. But, I just went on the checker and it's not there anymore. Has that happened to anyone else?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:44 pm

manbearwig wrote:Yeah, I had something like "Acceptance packet mailed" when I found out. But, I just went on the checker and it's not there anymore. Has that happened to anyone else?


Huh, yeah, mine's not there anymore either. Meh.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby amandap » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:45 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
amandap wrote:I have review complete, decision date 12/29. Do they mail decisions?


when did you go complete / under initial review?

EDIT: Also, I believe they post something under the mailings section on the status checker that says something like "Acceptance packet mailed"


I went complete/ ready for review 12/10, and submitted 12/07

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Re: William & Mary

Postby manbearwig » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:49 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
manbearwig wrote:Yeah, I had something like "Acceptance packet mailed" when I found out. But, I just went on the checker and it's not there anymore. Has that happened to anyone else?


Huh, yeah, mine's not there anymore either. Meh.


Okay, good. As long as I'm not the only one, I'm not worried. Already got the email and the packet.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:44 pm

I've been decision pending since 11/5... is this a bad sign?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:46 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:I've been decision pending since 11/5... is this a bad sign?

Yes, but don't worry, I am right there with you. It looks like we will be told we were waitlisted at the end of march. :?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:50 pm

Me:

Current Status: Application Ready for Review
Current Status Date: 12/8/2009
Decision Status: Decision Pending
Decision Status Date: 12/10/2009

Does "Decision Pending" mean that the application has been reviewed?

I want to make sure my December LSAT is factored into the decision.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:51 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:I've been decision pending since 11/5... is this a bad sign?

Yes, but don't worry, I am right there with you. It looks like we will be told we were waitlisted at the end of march. :?


I'm guessing your in the same boat with W&L? You think we are definite waitlists there considering how long we have been complete for?

I'm a 3.6/162 btw

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Re: William & Mary

Postby azb » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:52 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:I've been decision pending since 11/5... is this a bad sign?

Yes, but don't worry, I am right there with you. It looks like we will be told we were waitlisted at the end of march. :?


In same boat as you guys

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:00 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:
Zojirushi wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:I've been decision pending since 11/5... is this a bad sign?

Yes, but don't worry, I am right there with you. It looks like we will be told we were waitlisted at the end of march. :?


I'm guessing your in the same boat with W&L? You think we are definite waitlists there considering how long we have been complete for?

I'm a 3.6/162 btw

Almost identical numbers, and I would bet money on WLs. It just means I have 2 more months to work on my LOCI. I expected an uphill battle, so it is not a big deal. Good luck.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:28 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:
Zojirushi wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:I've been decision pending since 11/5... is this a bad sign?

Yes, but don't worry, I am right there with you. It looks like we will be told we were waitlisted at the end of march. :?


I'm guessing your in the same boat with W&L? You think we are definite waitlists there considering how long we have been complete for?

I'm a 3.6/162 btw

Almost identical numbers, and I would bet money on WLs. It just means I have 2 more months to work on my LOCI. I expected an uphill battle, so it is not a big deal. Good luck.


How is getting off the waitlist like? Easy hard? Do they take lots off the waitlist?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:00 pm

Just got the complete email!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Lost in Eden » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:29 pm

So, I don't want to be one of those super paranoid posters but I was looking on LSN and a lot of people with my numbers (around both medians) have been accepted with scholarships at W&M. It's one of my top choices at this point in the cycle, but I didn't write the optional essay when I first submitted in October.

Right now I'm in DP land. Is it worth sending a LOCI? Or calling/emailing the Admissions Office and asking if they'd accept the optional essay this late in the game?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:47 am

If you're around the medians, you should be fine for admission. And I don't think scholarship committees consider essays for scholarships much anyway. You can always try, though, I suppose.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby ze2151 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:29 am

accepted, but withdrew my app. today. have at it folks!

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Re: William & Mary

Postby rockababy123 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:42 pm

How many people wrote a "why W&M" essay for their application? I wrote the optional essay, but my numbers are a little low so I was thinking about writing one and adding it to my application. Is this a good idea?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby manbearwig » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:46 pm

rockababy123 wrote:How many people wrote a "why W&M" essay for their application? I wrote the optional essay, but my numbers are a little low so I was thinking about writing one and adding it to my application. Is this a good idea?


I only submitted the PS, no optional essays, and I got in with $$ but I have high numbers.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby krispykitten » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:53 pm

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Re: William & Mary

Postby dakatz » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:06 am

rockababy123 wrote:How many people wrote a "why W&M" essay for their application? I wrote the optional essay, but my numbers are a little low so I was thinking about writing one and adding it to my application. Is this a good idea?


I have LSAT above their 75th and GPA a bit below median, and I wrote a "Why W&M" essay. I noticed that they have very few hispanic students and maintain no latino students organization, so I am actually enticed by the idea of starting up such an organization for the few hispanic students at the school. This would give me a great chance at a leadership position, and a chance to be active in the latino community. I mentioned all of this in my Why essay, but no acceptance so far, even though I submitted in mid-October.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby ndirish2010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:09 am

I didn't do the essay...my LSAT is above 75% and my GPA is the median.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby krispykitten » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:13 am

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Re: William & Mary

Postby rockababy123 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:48 am

Thanks for all the responses! I think i'll write one, I REALLY want to go there and the more they know that, the more likely they'll accept me....right?? Thanks again everyone.




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