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