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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Panther7 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:09 am

clint4law wrote:
Panther7 wrote:Dean Pless,

I have found you a new avatar:

Image


Enjoy,
Panther7


oh no......how about you trade the avatar for an admit + $$$? I'm sure Dean P would prefer to do that than change his avatar.



I have ethics. :)

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm surprised only two of us on here got held. Dean P, can you perhaps elaborate on what exactly this means. I know you're waiting to compare us to other applicants, but I'm wondering about statistics like is this normally a good sign bad sign etc....? Thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby pieceofbeth » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:21 pm

I was held as well- not last week but the week before.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:25 pm

pieceofbeth wrote:I was held as well- not last week but the week before.

What are your stats if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:55 pm

robin600 wrote:I'm surprised only two of us on here got held. Dean P, can you perhaps elaborate on what exactly this means. I know you're waiting to compare us to other applicants, but I'm wondering about statistics like is this normally a good sign bad sign etc....? Thanks!


At this point in the admissions cycle I have reviewed less than 10% of our total applicant pool. Being placed on "Hold" means that I like your file, I think that you can do the work and be a successful student here at Illinois, but I want to get a better sense of what the whole pool will look like. I will look at applicants on Hold again in about 5 weeks, at which point I will have reviewed half of the pool. At that point in time I will either admit, deny or wait list. Last year, held files were divided fairly evenly into those 3 decisions after the second review.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby tram988 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:57 pm

Great! Dean Pless do you have any idea when those currently in review will receive notification of a decision?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby pieceofbeth » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:58 pm

robin600 wrote:
pieceofbeth wrote:I was held as well- not last week but the week before.

What are your stats if you don't mind me asking?


164/3.6

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:00 pm

Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby servinDizzert » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:03 pm

Pless wrote:
robin600 wrote:I'm surprised only two of us on here got held. Dean P, can you perhaps elaborate on what exactly this means. I know you're waiting to compare us to other applicants, but I'm wondering about statistics like is this normally a good sign bad sign etc....? Thanks!


At this point in the admissions cycle I have reviewed less than 10% of our total applicant pool. Being placed on "Hold" means that I like your file, I think that you can do the work and be a successful student here at Illinois, but I want to get a better sense of what the whole pool will look like. I will look at applicants on Hold again in about 5 weeks, at which point I will have reviewed half of the pool. At that point in time I will either admit, deny or wait list. Last year, held files were divided fairly evenly into those 3 decisions after the second review.



:shock: :shock: :shock: ...I need to stop looking at my status checker everyday

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:03 pm

tram988 wrote:Great! Dean Pless do you have any idea when those currently in review will receive notification of a decision?


If you are "in review" it will be this Friday.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby tram988 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:04 pm

Pless wrote:
tram988 wrote:Great! Dean Pless do you have any idea when those currently in review will receive notification of a decision?


If you are "in review" it will be this Friday.

Wow thats great! Thanks for the quick response.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:04 pm

jbrowning82 wrote:Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.


There are now.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby clint4law » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:12 pm

Pless wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.


There are now.


+1

I still have nightmares about Luther Head's shot with 17 seconds to go.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:39 pm

Pless wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.


There are now.


Haha. What an awesome game that was though. Really came down to the wire.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:51 pm

And for the record, mission accomplished, because for a full second after reading your post, Dean Pless, my heart dropped into my stomach haha

As if this process isn't prematurely aging me enough

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby trpmywire7 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:49 pm

I've got a question for Dean Pless or anyone who might have an answer. My status checker just changed to "File Complete, Not in Review." However, I retook the LSAT in December, and thus obviously do not yet have a score for that test. I do have my old score, from September, which I imagine has already made its way to Illinois. But I thought the file would not go to complete until scores from outstanding tests were received. I just want to make sure Illinois knows my December score is headed their way. Anyone experience anything similar? Should I assume Illinois knows the score is coming despite the complete status, or should I attempt to reach out? Any responses will be much appreciated.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:58 pm

trpmywire7 wrote:I've got a question for Dean Pless or anyone who might have an answer. My status checker just changed to "File Complete, Not in Review." However, I retook the LSAT in December, and thus obviously do not yet have a score for that test. I do have my old score, from September, which I imagine has already made its way to Illinois. But I thought the file would not go to complete until scores from outstanding tests were received. I just want to make sure Illinois knows my December score is headed their way. Anyone experience anything similar? Should I assume Illinois knows the score is coming despite the complete status, or should I attempt to reach out? Any responses will be much appreciated.


Normally we will hold files until the new score comes in. Send us an email and we can check to see what is going on with your application.

Paul

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby trpmywire7 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:17 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby jaskat » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:51 pm

Will being held until the December scores come out have any negative effect on those applications, Dean Pless?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:46 pm

Pless wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.


There are now.


Yay Dean P!!!! We both share the same hatred for North Carolina. As an MSU Spartan the Tarheels=not cool!

Also Dean Pless, are we allowed to send in supplemental material to our applications after we are complete?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Baylan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:52 pm

robin600 wrote:
Pless wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.


There are now.


Yay Dean P!!!! We both share the same hatred for North Carolina. As an MSU Spartan the Tarheels=not cool!

Also Dean Pless, are we allowed to send in supplemental material to our applications after we are complete?


UNC is evil, as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:54 pm

Baylan wrote:
robin600 wrote:
Pless wrote:
jbrowning82 wrote:Just checking in with Dean Pless as a former UNC undergraduate, I hope there's no hard feelings for the 2005 Final Four.


There are now.


Yay Dean P!!!! We both share the same hatred for North Carolina. As an MSU Spartan the Tarheels=not cool!

Also Dean Pless, are we allowed to send in supplemental material to our applications after we are complete?


UNC is evil, as far as I'm concerned.

Tyler Hansbrough = the devil

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:23 am

Come on. Evil is a little much.

Now Dook... Now there's an enemy we can all unite against.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby clint4law » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:30 am

Yay Dean P!!!! We both share the same hatred for North Carolina. As an MSU Spartan the Tarheels=not cool!

Also Dean Pless, are we allowed to send in supplemental material to our applications after we are complete?[/quote]

UNC is evil, as far as I'm concerned.[/quote]
Tyler Hansbrough = the devil[/quote]

he was still in high school in 05

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Baylan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:02 am

jbrowning82 wrote:Come on. Evil is a little much.

Now Dook... Now there's an enemy we can all unite against.


I'm a Spartan. My team has been knocked out of the tournament two of the last three years, and I've watched four losses to UNC in my time at Michigan State. UNC exists as the bane of my existence. Pretty much. UNC and OSU/Penn State (for football).




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