Illinois 2010!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby darklighter13 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:08 pm

Under review as of Monday. Does that mean a decision by Friday, in everyone else's experience?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby primusux » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:47 pm

Darn....still not in review :(

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby alllucknotalent » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:29 pm

I talked to admissions yesterday. I was chastised for having turned in my application on the last day it was due but she made it sound like 2 weeks max.

I went here for undergrad and this is my absolute dream school but I understand my odds with 164/sub 3 gpa, even with what I think are good softs

good luck all who are still waiting to hear

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby jman77 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:03 pm

Anyone else going to the LA reception this Friday?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby elizaD » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:17 am

Where can I find information on 2010-2011 tuition/cost of living? Thnks

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:21 pm

elizaD wrote:Where can I find information on 2010-2011 tuition/cost of living? Thnks


You can't. It seems to be the same as last years but it hasn't been posted on the website

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:26 pm

Luis Gomez wrote:
elizaD wrote:Where can I find information on 2010-2011 tuition/cost of living? Thnks


You can't. It seems to be the same as last years but it hasn't been posted on the website

I sent out the email a few weeks ago and the information from last year is very close to what costs will be this year. We are estimating that the COA will be $53,112/$60,112 resident/non-resident.

Paul

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:26 pm

Pless wrote:
Luis Gomez wrote:
elizaD wrote:Where can I find information on 2010-2011 tuition/cost of living? Thnks


You can't. It seems to be the same as last years but it hasn't been posted on the website

I sent out the email a few weeks ago and the information from last year is very close to what costs will be this year. We are estimating that the COA will be $53,112/$60,112 resident/non-resident.

Paul


I didn´t receive that e-mail. I would like to have another one sent to me. Please.
I will PM you about it.

Sorry about this.[b]It appears International students do not get the financial aid e-mail.
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:05 am

International students didn't receive the email because it deals with federal loans, which are only available to US citizens and Permanent Residents. International students will receive (many already have) a financial declaration form that shows the exact costs for attendance.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby darklighter13 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:29 pm

Has anyone in review this week gotten their e-mail yet? I didn't get one, so I assume we won't hear until next week.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:07 pm

Anyone know what goes into the room and board COA estimate? Is it purely housing, utilities, and food for nine months? If so, this seems ridiculously excessive.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:03 pm

webbylu87 wrote:Anyone know what goes into the room and board COA estimate? Is it purely housing, utilities, and food for nine months? If so, this seems ridiculously excessive.


The COA is high for single students. It is also meant to accommodate students with families. Most single students do not take out the full COA each year.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:20 pm

Pless wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:Anyone know what goes into the room and board COA estimate? Is it purely housing, utilities, and food for nine months? If so, this seems ridiculously excessive.


The COA is high for single students. It is also meant to accommodate students with families. Most single students do not take out the full COA each year.


It makes a lot more sense knowing that. Thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby primusux » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:33 pm

So, how many of the people in this thread have outed themselves to Dean Pless?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:47 pm

primusux wrote:So, how many of the people in this thread have outed themselves to Dean Pless?


Not nearly enough.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby primusux » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:53 pm

Pless wrote:
primusux wrote:So, how many of the people in this thread have outed themselves to Dean Pless?


Not nearly enough.


What's the benefit (or penalty) if we do? :mrgreen:

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:56 pm

primusux wrote:
Pless wrote:
primusux wrote:So, how many of the people in this thread have outed themselves to Dean Pless?


Not nearly enough.


What's the benefit (or penalty) if we do? :mrgreen:


I don't think there is really any difference. Those that have (there haven't been many) have usually done so after they have been admitted and most often after they are already here.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby cr073137 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:05 pm

Pless wrote:
primusux wrote:
Pless wrote:
primusux wrote:So, how many of the people in this thread have outed themselves to Dean Pless?


Not nearly enough.


What's the benefit (or penalty) if we do? :mrgreen:


I don't think there is really any difference. Those that have (there haven't been many) have usually done so after they have been admitted and most often after they are already here.



hahhaa, While not many have done it, I'm sure if someone says something that raises a red flag, the Dean Pless could easily figure out who that person is. But if it is just a random person posting without saying any craziness, I wouldnt think Dean Pless would spend his time trying to figure out who that person is, im sure he has better things to do.

For students, It is so easy to figure out who is who, especially if you went to the admitted student day.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby primusux » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:27 pm

I also had a question about the review system. Not how you review the files but the actual computer systems.

As with most schools the status checker redirects to the 'aces2.lsac.org' site and says something like 'complete', 'not in review' and 'in review'.

How is that status actually updated? Is the date something admissions has to input or is it to the effect of every time you touch an applicant's file the date is automatically updated?

I'm very curious about how the system is organized etc. seeing as how some schools keep people 'in review' for months.

Any insight would be great.
thx

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby pertristis » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:40 am

Speaking of outing TLS members, I just withdrew from a 75k scholarship.

Good luck to everyone still waiting. And for those who attend, you're lucky to have great people like Dean Pless at your school.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:04 am

primusux wrote:I also had a question about the review system. Not how you review the files but the actual computer systems.
As with most schools the status checker redirects to the 'aces2.lsac.org' site and says something like 'complete', 'not in review' and 'in review'.
How is that status actually updated? Is the date something admissions has to input or is it to the effect of every time you touch an applicant's file the date is automatically updated?
I'm very curious about how the system is organized etc. seeing as how some schools keep people 'in review' for months.
Any insight would be great.
thx


LSAC provides schools with an online status checker that we can customize. Most schools use it, but not all. Individual schools can limit what information is provided, depending on their process and they can also set what certain internal statuses report out to the applicant as. For example, a school may have several reviewers look at a single file and have internal statuses that reflect where it is in the process (1st review, 2n review, etc.) The applicant may only see "In Review" for all of that time, even though internally it is changing. It is up to the school. This online status checker is linked directly to the database that the schools use to store applications (ACES2). (We can't see other schools data, but most of us now use the same program.)

ACES2 is constantly updating, so if your file changes at LSAC the school knows about it right away. Same with the status checker. At Illinois I hold off updating your file in the database when a decision is made. I send out an email to everyone and then update the status checker. I am just a little old-fashioned and don't want people to find out first via the status checker, I'd rather they hear it from me directly.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:08 am

Sorry for those of you who have been in review for a while. We just put another 100 files into review yesterday and I will probably put another 100 in today. Dates don't really work anymore because we have some days close to our deadline where we received several hundred files in a single day. We are still reviewing them in order, but I may only put half of a single days files into review.

My plan is to get decisions out on Monday. Our deposit deadline is Friday so I will need the weekend to sort everything out. I hope to be done with all initial reviews by the 7th. (Only a week later than my plan, a new record for me.) I appreciate your patience with us as we work through the record number of applications received.

Paul

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby cr073137 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:51 pm

At this point, I just wish I could split myself in two and go to Illinois and another school for cheap. I think each school should have a grant match system for "peer Schools" like UC Berkeley does, that just allows you to make a decision based on where you want to be, not who is offering you more $$$.

After saying soul crushing NOs to a few schools that I really liked, Another takes me off the waitlists and offers me a ton of money, how am I suppose to react to that! Damn you Minnesota! Anyhow, is there anyone here that has any input on comparing these two schools? I love Illinois, and I have never been to Minnesota. Illinois will cost me $20k more. But after some research, I like Illinois more, is liking a school more worth 20k?
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby primusux » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:13 pm

Dean Pless,

Thanks for the info on the DB as well as the status of applications still being reviewed. Keeping fingers crossed :)

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby as stars burn » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:27 pm

I would give anything to get off the waitlist at Illinois :(




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