Minnesota 2010!

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keemos
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby keemos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:13 pm

I was in Minneapolis these last couple of days so I decided to visit the law school even though my app is probably an auto reject. Personally, I thought the surrounding area was very blah, nothing much going on. The school itself was nice but the admissions office was also kind of blah. They didn't seem to care that I had applied and sent me away to take a self guided tour. I don't think this is standard procedure because I have heard that other admissions offices get really excited about applicants visiting their schools. Finally, I thought the dreary weather would probably have a negative effect on my mood and make my three years there pretty miserable so I guess I should withdraw before being rejected.

Mall of America was sweet though

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby JOThompson » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:44 pm

manwitaplan wrote:UMN is absolutely ridic...I sent my app in December. My app has been in review for about two months....I should just withdraw at this point.

I had a decision within seven weeks of submission. Certain other schools, however, haven't reviewed my app in nearly six months. I don't think you need to worry or be angered yet.

I was in Minneapolis these last couple of days so I decided to visit the law school even though my app is probably an auto reject. Personally, I thought the surrounding area was very blah, nothing much going on. The school itself was nice but the admissions office was also kind of blah. They didn't seem to care that I had applied and sent me away to take a self guided tour. I don't think this is standard procedure because I have heard that other admissions offices get really excited about applicants visiting their schools. Finally, I thought the dreary weather would probably have a negative effect on my mood and make my three years there pretty miserable so I guess I should withdraw before being rejected.

I personally had much the opposite experience. I found the people and staff to be friendly and helpful. FWIW, there are several other schools that offer only self-guided tours (NYU for example). Prior to visiting, I was terrified of the weather also. The weather was not only tolerable but actually pretty gorgeous last weekend IMO. Either way, I figure we'll be indoors studying most the time anyways.

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Spaceman Spiff
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:52 pm

jman77 wrote:
84Sunbird2000 wrote:
current_steering wrote:so quiet recently. :shock: updates, anybody?


Nope - IN Review 2/2. Nothing since.


Same here. In review 2/2 and crickets since.


+1

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Slimpee » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:53 pm

Minnesota sucks. The law school is awful. The administrators and faculty hate you (yes, YOU), it's cold, and there's a damn good chance you'll be eaten by a polar bear. See, it sucks. Now go someplace else...so I can have your spot. Kthxbai

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:53 pm

Slimpee wrote:Minnesota sucks. The law school is awful. The administrators and faculty hate you (yes, YOU), it's cold, and there's a damn good chance you'll be eaten by a polar bear. See, it sucks. Now go someplace else...so I can have your spot. Kthxbai

:lol: Hi Slimp!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Slimpee » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:03 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
Slimpee wrote:Minnesota sucks. The law school is awful. The administrators and faculty hate you (yes, YOU), it's cold, and there's a damn good chance you'll be eaten by a polar bear. See, it sucks. Now go someplace else...so I can have your spot. Kthxbai

:lol: Hi Slimp!


I think you could take a polar bear, nanc, so you're free to attend... :D

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:04 pm

Slimpee wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
Slimpee wrote:Minnesota sucks. The law school is awful. The administrators and faculty hate you (yes, YOU), it's cold, and there's a damn good chance you'll be eaten by a polar bear. See, it sucks. Now go someplace else...so I can have your spot. Kthxbai

:lol: Hi Slimp!


I think you could take a polar bear, nanc, so you're free to attend... :D

:wink:

So excited about my visit!

pjog
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby pjog » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:13 pm

I was waitlisted last week (submitted app in early January) so I'm sure they've been pretty busy making decisions. Best of luck to anyone who has UMN as a top choice :)

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby clintonius » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:56 pm

Just e-mailed my withdrawal from the waitlist -- best of luck to everybody still waiting!

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j.wellington
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby j.wellington » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:01 pm

Can anyone confirm that Minnesota notifies all admits by phone? In other words, if my status checker updates and I don't get a "612-" call, can I presume a rejection letter is in the mail?

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Slimpee » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:09 pm

j.wellington wrote:Can anyone confirm that Minnesota notifies all admits by phone? In other words, if my status checker updates and I don't get a "612-" call, can I presume a rejection letter is in the mail?


Im not sure you can say "all" but I think that's their practice. I was WL'ed and it said so in the status checker before the email showed up. I'm not sure how rejections work...

GL!

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cendien
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby cendien » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:17 pm

j.wellington wrote:Can anyone confirm that Minnesota notifies all admits by phone? In other words, if my status checker updates and I don't get a "612-" call, can I presume a rejection letter is in the mail?


I got my acceptance via email. Hold out hope!

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j.wellington
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby j.wellington » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:39 pm

cendien wrote:
j.wellington wrote:Can anyone confirm that Minnesota notifies all admits by phone? In other words, if my status checker updates and I don't get a "612-" call, can I presume a rejection letter is in the mail?


I got my acceptance via email. Hold out hope!


Ah, good to know. For the record, my status didn't change; I'm just on high alert for my few remaining schools. I went in review two days after I submitted in December and haven't gotten a signal since.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Prairie » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:27 pm

i've decided to take a year off and work--should i withdraw from the school before i receive notification of acceptance/denial/wl? i'm only asking because i plan on applying to um next year, and i wonder if getting accepted and then withdrawing will hurt my chances next cycle (assuming i get accepted...).

fwiw: i went in review on 1/5, update on 3/5, nothing yet. i'm thinking such a long wait is not a good sign...

thanks,

p

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby foxyeconomist » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:37 pm

I have no idea, but that's no going to stop me from sharing my opinion. I don't think withdrawing earlier would hurt you, especially if you elaborate on your reasoning. (Is it to save up for school or because you got a great opportunity at work?) It might even help if you were destined for the rejection pile.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby bakiewakies » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:45 pm

Withdrew today; had a 20k/year scholarship. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Panther7 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:56 pm

Prairie wrote:i've decided to take a year off and work--should i withdraw from the school before i receive notification of acceptance/denial/wl? i'm only asking because i plan on applying to um next year, and i wonder if getting accepted and then withdrawing will hurt my chances next cycle (assuming i get accepted...).

fwiw: i went in review on 1/5, update on 3/5, nothing yet. i'm thinking such a long wait is not a good sign...

thanks,

p


i'd try a non-committing deferral first. that way if you do decide to attend next year, you don't have to worry about getting rejected. you should ask them what their deferral rules are.

GTLAWSCHOOL
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby GTLAWSCHOOL » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:27 pm

Anybody update to under review today 3/12?

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:32 pm

GTLAWSCHOOL wrote:Anybody update to under review today 3/12?


Yes:
Current Status: Decision E-mail Sent
Current Status Date: 3/12/2010

Expecting my first rejection, but no e-mail yet.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby GTLAWSCHOOL » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:36 pm

Jerome wrote:
GTLAWSCHOOL wrote:Anybody update to under review today 3/12?


Yes:
Current Status: Decision E-mail Sent
Current Status Date: 3/12/2010

Expecting my first rejection, but no e-mail yet.


Check it again it was under review today, and just changed to Waitlisted.

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j.wellington
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby j.wellington » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:38 pm

GTLAWSCHOOL wrote:
Jerome wrote:
GTLAWSCHOOL wrote:Anybody update to under review today 3/12?


Yes:
Current Status: Decision E-mail Sent
Current Status Date: 3/12/2010

Expecting my first rejection, but no e-mail yet.


Check it again it was under review today, and just changed to Waitlisted.


Did these just happen? Like, minutes ago?

GTLAWSCHOOL
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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby GTLAWSCHOOL » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:39 pm

j.wellington wrote:
GTLAWSCHOOL wrote:
Jerome wrote:
GTLAWSCHOOL wrote:Anybody update to under review today 3/12?


Yes:
Current Status: Decision E-mail Sent
Current Status Date: 3/12/2010

Expecting my first rejection, but no e-mail yet.


Check it again it was under review today, and just changed to Waitlisted.


Did these just happen? Like, minutes ago?


yesm mine just changed twice within the last 15 minutes.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Great Satchmo » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:40 pm

I must have just updated, it says e-mail sent.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby jman77 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:44 pm

No change for me. Still IR 2/2/.

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Re: Minnesota 2010!

Postby Headybrah » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:45 pm

decision email sent...

but no email in mah email box




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