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Veritas
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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:50 pm

eas331 wrote:In via 26-second phone call from Dean Schwartz around 1 pm EST. :D

Out-of state, complete as of 11/17. No mention of $$, but that's not a surprise given my LSAT and the fact that I didn't write any optional essays. He said he'd mail a packet next week.

Good luck to everyone waiting!

Congrats!!!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby opus127 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:58 pm

Veritas wrote:Congrats!!!


Thanks! And good luck to you!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby SanBun » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:20 pm

I WANT A PHONE CALL!!!

either that or rejection asap, just so I don't get my hopes up

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:26 pm

SanBun wrote:I WANT A PHONE CALL!!!

either that or rejection asap, just so I don't get my hopes up

haha, I would like a phone call, not a rejection. kaithxbai

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:47 am

Got this email last night:

Thank you for applying to UCLA School of Law. We are writing to let you know that your file is complete.

During the next few months we will review thousands of applications. It is difficult for us to predict when you will receive a final decision. We will make decisions through April.

We greatly appreciate your patience during the review process. We know this is a stressful period and we want to assure you that your application will be thoroughly reviewed by our admissions committee.


APRIL?! AHHHHHHH!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby kcg171 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:07 am

what are the odds of a rejection getting lost in the mail? Complete 10/16 :?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:00 am

Anyone have any insight as to why UCLA seems so unpredictable? Are they trying to replace GTTTown in the T14?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby buzzgirl » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:11 am

Beatrice wrote:Got this email last night:

Thank you for applying to UCLA School of Law. We are writing to let you know that your file is complete.

During the next few months we will review thousands of applications. It is difficult for us to predict when you will receive a final decision. We will make decisions through April.

We greatly appreciate your patience during the review process. We know this is a stressful period and we want to assure you that your application will be thoroughly reviewed by our admissions committee.


APRIL?! AHHHHHHH!


I got the same e-mail earlier in the week and got the admit w/ $ call on Friday, so you could definitely hear sooner!

Good luck!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:14 am

buzzgirl wrote:
Beatrice wrote:Got this email last night:

Thank you for applying to UCLA School of Law. We are writing to let you know that your file is complete.

During the next few months we will review thousands of applications. It is difficult for us to predict when you will receive a final decision. We will make decisions through April.

We greatly appreciate your patience during the review process. We know this is a stressful period and we want to assure you that your application will be thoroughly reviewed by our admissions committee.


APRIL?! AHHHHHHH!


I got the same e-mail earlier in the week and got the admit w/ $ call on Friday, so you could definitely hear sooner!

Good luck!



congrats! care to share your numbers? :mrgreen:

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Re: UCLA?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:15 am

boilercat wrote:Anyone have any insight as to why UCLA seems so unpredictable? Are they trying to replace GTTTown in the T14?

Looking through the last few pages of this thread, I can give some insight...

I see some dings/WLs with low GPAs, and some acceptances with extremely high GPAs. This is consistent with what I know about UCLA; they weigh GPA more strongly than many T14s and seem to have some GPA cutoff that's at least above 3.0 but may be even higher. Last cycle I got WL'd at UCLA with a 3.0/170 and got accepted to UVA (attending now) with the same stats/statement.

They're not entirely predictable, but they are predictable enough that a low GPA is much more likely to get you dinged than it is at lower T14s that tend to be more splitter-friendly.

In fact I wonder if this is a reason why they're not in the T14 now; if they took more splitters in order to boost their LSAT medians, that might be enough to pull them up a couple spots.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:27 am

yeah, that does seem to be happening. was wondering if there was anything else going on... i really thought heading into the cycle that UCLA was one of my locks. i honestly think i've got a better shot at Chicago/NYU right now... (i'm above the 25th %ile GPA and above the 75th LSAT)

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Re: UCLA?

Postby buzzgirl » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:33 am

boilercat wrote:
buzzgirl wrote:
Beatrice wrote:Got this email last night:

Thank you for applying to UCLA School of Law. We are writing to let you know that your file is complete.

During the next few months we will review thousands of applications. It is difficult for us to predict when you will receive a final decision. We will make decisions through April.

We greatly appreciate your patience during the review process. We know this is a stressful period and we want to assure you that your application will be thoroughly reviewed by our admissions committee.


APRIL?! AHHHHHHH!


I got the same e-mail earlier in the week and got the admit w/ $ call on Friday, so you could definitely hear sooner!

Good luck!



congrats! care to share your numbers? :mrgreen:


Thanks. :)

GPA just south of 3.9 / 170 LSAT. I was shocked to hear so soon... especially since they offered a pretty nice scholarship (30k per year).

Figured I'd probably get in, but thought they'd take at least a little bit of time to review my file...

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Re: UCLA?

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:36 am

buzzgirl wrote:
Thanks. :)

GPA just south of 3.9 / 170 LSAT. I was shocked to hear so soon... especially since they offered a pretty nice scholarship (30k per year).

Figured I'd probably get in, but thought they'd take at least a little bit of time to review my file...


I'm not that surprised that you got a fast reply (though THAT fast is still impressive), your numbers are about as auto-admit as they come without over-tempting them to YP. Someone must have liked your PS.

I would love to get 30/yr from UCLA, would probably take that offer over anything but HSBM

'grats again!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Slansky » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:02 pm

So the acceptance packet came yesterday and there is officially no money offer. I am pretty bummed...others with my numbers (170/3.9) have gotten great scholarships. I guess I'll have to try calling to negotiate or something. I can't afford it at sticker, but UCLA is my top choice.

:|

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Nat1018 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:26 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:
Beatrice wrote:I got the email saying they received my application and it takes "several weeks" to mark complete. Wondering just how long that's going to be!


I received that email on 12/22 and still nothing.


Same here. I got that email on 12/14 and still nothing. The email says it takes "about 4 weeks"...it's about that time...maybe we'll get a complete email this week!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:41 pm

Nat1018 wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:
Beatrice wrote:I got the email saying they received my application and it takes "several weeks" to mark complete. Wondering just how long that's going to be!


I received that email on 12/22 and still nothing.


Same here. I got that email on 12/14 and still nothing. The email says it takes "about 4 weeks"...it's about that time...maybe we'll get a complete email this week!


I submitted 12/28 and got my complete email Friday, so hopefully yours are coming soon!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby deadlinguo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:20 pm

Is anyone still waiting on a decision from UCLA who applied back in October? My complete date is 10/20/09 and I haven't heard a thing yet. Even checked the spam folder on my gmail account. With my numbers it's pretty much a sure waitlist, so what's taking so long? They send waitlist decisions by email, right?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby SanBun » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:25 pm

deadlinguo wrote:Is anyone still waiting on a decision from UCLA who applied back in October? My complete date is 10/20/09 and I haven't heard a thing yet. Even checked the spam folder on my gmail account. With my numbers it's pretty much a sure waitlist, so what's taking so long? They send waitlist decisions by email, right?


Hey
Im in a similar position, applied just a little later
I would also think that my # are waitlist material (at best)
haven't received rejection yet so that would seem plausible, but also confused as to why it's taking so long

maybe they are considering us for acceptance, and want to compare us to later applicants? I don't know

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Re: UCLA?

Postby deadlinguo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:29 pm

SanBun wrote:
deadlinguo wrote:Is anyone still waiting on a decision from UCLA who applied back in October? My complete date is 10/20/09 and I haven't heard a thing yet. Even checked the spam folder on my gmail account. With my numbers it's pretty much a sure waitlist, so what's taking so long? They send waitlist decisions by email, right?


Hey
Im in a similar position, applied just a little later
I would also think that my # are waitlist material (at best)
haven't received rejection yet so that would seem plausible, but also confused as to why it's taking so long

maybe they are considering us for acceptance, and want to compare us to later applicants? I don't know


Yeah I have a small hope in the back of my mind that they're waiting on us because they actually want to spend more time considering us, not because of some administrative reason. Or my rejection just got lost in the mail :(

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Re: UCLA?

Postby parker09 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:37 pm

deadlinguo wrote:Is anyone still waiting on a decision from UCLA who applied back in October? My complete date is 10/20/09 and I haven't heard a thing yet. Even checked the spam folder on my gmail account. With my numbers it's pretty much a sure waitlist, so what's taking so long? They send waitlist decisions by email, right?


Complete 10/19. Not a peep since then.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby SanBun » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:37 pm

deadlinguo wrote:
SanBun wrote:
deadlinguo wrote:Is anyone still waiting on a decision from UCLA who applied back in October? My complete date is 10/20/09 and I haven't heard a thing yet. Even checked the spam folder on my gmail account. With my numbers it's pretty much a sure waitlist, so what's taking so long? They send waitlist decisions by email, right?


Hey
Im in a similar position, applied just a little later
I would also think that my # are waitlist material (at best)
haven't received rejection yet so that would seem plausible, but also confused as to why it's taking so long

maybe they are considering us for acceptance, and want to compare us to later applicants? I don't know


Yeah I have a small hope in the back of my mind that they're waiting on us because they actually want to spend more time considering us, not because of some administrative reason. Or my rejection just got lost in the mail :(


I don't know, things don't get lost in the mail as regularly as most people here say.. I feel like if we were rejected... we'd know. (hopefully)

I might call tomorrow just to see what the current status of my app is though... After all, they don't have a status checker, soo....

btw, what are your stats if you don't mind?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby summerschooled » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:40 pm

I applied in October and still haven't heard either. LSP has me at 75%

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Re: UCLA?

Postby deadlinguo » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:48 pm

SanBun wrote:btw, what are your stats if you don't mind?


I'm a 3.2/170. It seems like UCLA almost never drops below 3.4/3.5 GPAs.

Would UCLA email if it was a rejection/waitlist?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby holborn » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:57 pm

In on friday night. No mention of $. does that mean definitely none for me??

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Re: UCLA?

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:37 pm

why so long




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