Minnesota 2010!

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webbylu87
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:21 pm

eagerbeaver wrote:Did anyone elses' status checker change to UR 1/14? This will be the fourth time my UR date has changed...And I applied under EA, so I should be hearing my response tomorrow! Anyone, anyone?


same here. minnesota is killing me. i want in so bad!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Stellar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:33 pm

Waitlisted via Status Checker 2 seconds ago. Expected a rejection. There's still hope! Yay!
GPA slightly above Median. LSAT well below 25th. "Non-traditional" Numbers not everything!!!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby bissey » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:44 pm

waitlisted with 3.4/166. kinda expected an acceptance.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:02 pm

waitlist with a 163 and no gpa. better than a rejection so that's promising.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby OGR3 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:04 pm

Waitlisted! I'm an auto-deny on LSP so this was definitely good news!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby baboon309 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:10 pm

Waitlisted through email.
161 3.55

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Oban » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:10 pm

Waitlist :P

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby jayn3 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:10 pm

Neil wrote:Congrats! Why no love for the Midwest? Having lived in the Northeast for a good part of the past seven years, I've heard plenty of bias against our "flyover" states. But I've met several people who moved out to Minnesota for college or grad school who have said they loved it. Cold in the winter, yes-- but I'd definitely recommend visiting, it suits a lot of people who wouldn't expect it to suit them.


+1. people who trash the midwest generally haven't lived here.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby LiveFree » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:12 pm

For those of you who heard today -- when did you go under review???

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby antler » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:12 pm

OGR3 wrote:Waitlisted! I'm an auto-deny on LSP so this was definitely good news!


+1

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby soulive05 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:26 pm

Is getting on the waitlist ACTUALLY good news, other than not being an outright 'no'? I just received word today that I am also on the waitlist (166/3.58), and was hoping someone could elaborate a bit on the whole waitlist 'process'.

Approximately how many would Minnesota put on the list? When would they start going to the waitlist? Which applicants might they take off the list first? What are some good ways of improving your chances of getting off the waitlist? Is there any chance to get some scholarship money if you're accepted after being waitlisted?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking now that I should have put more thought into the ED option.

edit: I did read the 'Waitlist FAQ' they attached with my email, but their responses are quite vague.
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby LiveFree » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:28 pm

For those of you who heard today -- when did you go under review???

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby bissey » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:29 pm

soulive05 wrote:Is getting on the waitlist ACTUALLY good news, other than not being an outright 'no'? I just received word today that I am also on the waitlist (166/3.58), and was hoping someone could elaborate a bit on the whole waitlist 'process'.

Approximately how many would Minnesota put on the list? When would they start going to the waitlist? Which applicants might they take off the list first? What are some good ways of improving your chances of getting off the waitlist? Is there any chance to get some scholarship money if you're accepted after being waitlisted?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking now that I should have put more thought into the ED option.


+1
Everyone here seems happy to be on the waitlist, but I'm pretty bummed out. We have similar numbers.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby bissey » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:30 pm

aschleic wrote:For those of you who heard today -- when did you go under review???


a long time ago. maybe october

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby OGR3 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:30 pm

aschleic wrote:For those of you who heard today -- when did you go under review???


Second half of November.

soulive05 wrote:Is getting on the waitlist ACTUALLY good news, other than not being an outright 'no'? I just received word today that I am also on the waitlist (166/3.58), and was hoping someone could elaborate a bit on the whole waitlist 'process'.

Approximately how many would Minnesota put on the list? When would they start going to the waitlist? Which applicants might they take off the list first? What are some good ways of improving your chances of getting off the waitlist? Is there any chance to get some scholarship money if you're accepted after being waitlisted?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking now that I should have put more thought into the ED option.


This is the FAQ attached to the waitlist email.


Who is on the waitlist?

The waitlist consists of applicants who we believe have the talent to be successful at the University of
Minnesota Law School; but due to the strength of the applicant pool, as well as limitations on available
spaces in the entering class, we are not able to offer the waitlist candidates admission at this time.

Is the waitlist ranked?

No. The people on the waitlist are individuals who are willing to wait, sometimes up to the beginning of
school, to take advantage of the opportunity to enroll at the University of Minnesota Law School. The
waitlist is not ranked.

What is the likelihood being offered admission from the waitlist?

The likelihood of gaining admission from the waitlist varies greatly from year to year. There have been
years when the Admission Committee offered admission to no one from the waitlist. In other years, the
Admissions Committee has made a number of offers to waitlisted candidates.

Can a waitlist candidate send in additional supportive material?

Yes, but be careful and prudent in what you send to us. Feel free to send us new information that will add
a new and different perspective to your file. Do not send information that is cumulative or repetitive.
Are there any geographic preferences given to people when they are chosen from the waitlist?

No. The waitlist consists of candidates from all geographic areas of the nation and the world.

When is the waitlist used?

The waitlist can be used at any time between now and the beginning of classes (early September). We try
to use the waitlist earlier rather than later. However, an exact date of whether or not we go to the waitlist,
and when, cannot be established.

If the waitlist is used, how will candidates be informed?

We will notify you by U.S. mail, phone or email. Please keep us updated with any changes in your contact
information.

Do I have a choice as to whether or not I am on the waitlist for the University of Minnesota Law
School?

Yes. If you would like to be removed from the waitlist immediately or after a certain date in the future,
please let us know and we will update your file accordingly. Also, if you decide to attend another program
while on the waitlist, please notify us so that we can remove you from the waitlist.

Do I have to do anything right now to stay on the waitlist?

No. If your contact information changes, however, please contact us as soon possible with your updated
information.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby soulive05 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:35 pm

bissey wrote:
aschleic wrote:For those of you who heard today -- when did you go under review???


a long time ago. maybe october


Same here.

And thanks for that OGR3, but I don't exactly find their responses entirely helpful. I guess I just want somebody to magically be able to predict if I'll get in off the waitlist (and in a timely manner).

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby gugi13 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:37 pm

I too have been waitlisted as I expected.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Slimpee » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:42 pm

Welcome to the WL everyone! I was getting lonely...

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:00 pm

bissey wrote:
soulive05 wrote:Is getting on the waitlist ACTUALLY good news, other than not being an outright 'no'? I just received word today that I am also on the waitlist (166/3.58), and was hoping someone could elaborate a bit on the whole waitlist 'process'.

Approximately how many would Minnesota put on the list? When would they start going to the waitlist? Which applicants might they take off the list first? What are some good ways of improving your chances of getting off the waitlist? Is there any chance to get some scholarship money if you're accepted after being waitlisted?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking now that I should have put more thought into the ED option.


+1
Everyone here seems happy to be on the waitlist, but I'm pretty bummed out. We have similar numbers.


it's great news in the respect that i personally thought i was getting a rejection this week. i'd certainly prefer an admit but i'll take a WL for now. i'm taking it as a sign of hope for the rest of my apps. i'd assume a lot of others feel similar. also, how is a WL offer NOT better than a rejection?

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby soulive05 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:08 pm

webbylu87 wrote:it's great news in the respect that i personally thought i was getting a rejection this week. i'd certainly prefer an admit but i'll take a WL for now. i'm taking it as a sign of hope for the rest of my apps. i'd assume a lot of others feel similar. also, how is a WL offer NOT better than a rejection?



You're right, it is better than a rejection. I'm just frustrated with my decision, as it feels I've waited a long time just to get a 'maybe'.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Geist13 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:54 pm

Neil wrote:Congrats! Why no love for the Midwest? Having lived in the Northeast for a good part of the past seven years, I've heard plenty of bias against our "flyover" states. But I've met several people who moved out to Minnesota for college or grad school who have said they loved it. Cold in the winter, yes-- but I'd definitely recommend visiting, it suits a lot of people who wouldn't expect it to suit them.


Thanks!

I actually don't have much against the midwest per se. I've heard tons of great stuff about the twin cities in particular. It's more the idea of leaving the east coast where in each major city, except philly, I have multiple friends and would really be able to feel at home a lot easier. That sense of place is, I think, an important factor in how I will perform academically (though obviously you don't want comfort turning into complacency). Having gotten into both Minnesota and WUSTL today and most likely Illinois tomorrow, I will definitely be making a midwest road trip in the coming months, especially since I'm not too optimistic about BU, BC etc.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Neil » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:18 pm

Geist13 wrote:
Neil wrote:Congrats! Why no love for the Midwest? Having lived in the Northeast for a good part of the past seven years, I've heard plenty of bias against our "flyover" states. But I've met several people who moved out to Minnesota for college or grad school who have said they loved it. Cold in the winter, yes-- but I'd definitely recommend visiting, it suits a lot of people who wouldn't expect it to suit them.


Thanks!

I actually don't have much against the midwest per se. I've heard tons of great stuff about the twin cities in particular. It's more the idea of leaving the east coast where in each major city, except philly, I have multiple friends and would really be able to feel at home a lot easier. That sense of place is, I think, an important factor in how I will perform academically (though obviously you don't want comfort turning into complacency). Having gotten into both Minnesota and WUSTL today and most likely Illinois tomorrow, I will definitely be making a midwest road trip in the coming months, especially since I'm not too optimistic about BU, BC etc.


Yeah, I hear you. Friends and family are definitely important factors. I'm glad you're planning a visit, though. You're bound to meet tons of cool people in law school, and you might find you really like the atmosphere. Minnesota and WUSTL in the same day-- you must be excited. Good luck with the rest!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Chelios » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:02 am

gugi13 wrote:I too have been waitlisted


sorry gugi :(

i was waitlisted too, which came as somewhat of a surprise.

thankfully, i'm already in at iowa, which places better in chicago than minnesota does anyway :D

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby gugi13 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:43 am

haha it is okay, i am in at iowa as well.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby MBZags » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:14 pm

Sorry I haven't been following this thread, but is there any significance that my "In Review" date updated from 1/8 to 1/15?




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