Illinois 2010!

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clint4law
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby clint4law » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:57 am

was anyone rejected from this past batch of decisions?

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Veritas
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Veritas » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:57 am

sckon wrote:
robin600 wrote:Sckon,
Does this make you consider Illinois more than ND now?


I will be going on a hiatus and reevaluating my school list. Illinois gave me a very generous offer but there are a lot of factors playing into my decision now. They are currently top three though.

I'll miss you :(

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:59 am

MSUPHL wrote:
robin600 wrote:
MSUPHL wrote:rejected with 163/3.6. Kind of surprised I didnt at least get wait-listed or deferred. To be honest, i had no interest in attending until I starting reading this thread. Dean Pless made an impact on my personal perception of the school. Best of luck to all accepted.

As an MSU grad I'm sure you'll have many great options in store ahead for you! We have really similar numbers keep me updated with your cycle!


right now it looks like tulane with some money...decided 100% i want to go somewhere with a nice climate. So sick of this shitty weather. Hows your cycle goin


Well, I guess I better hang it up. My numbers are pretty similar to those and I applied later. :( Ah bien, c'est la vie.

I feel you on that nice weather though. Best of luck.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Panther7 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:35 am

My hat is officially in the ring.

8)

mchrop10
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby mchrop10 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:12 pm

Getting nervous for Friday...


:shock:

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Baylan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:26 pm

mchrop10 wrote:Getting nervous for Friday...


:shock:


Getting? I'm already there. This is the first decision I will likely hear from my top choice schools, unless something is already in the mail.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby mchrop10 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:28 pm

Baylan wrote:
mchrop10 wrote:Getting nervous for Friday...


:shock:


Getting? I'm already there. This is the first decision I will likely hear from my top choice schools, unless something is already in the mail.


Good luck to you with your cycle! And hello fellow Michigander...

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby McNoSki » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:48 pm

U of I 2L here, bored to death with being on break. Feel free to ask me adorable pre-law questions...
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Baylan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:33 pm

mchrop10 wrote:
Baylan wrote:
mchrop10 wrote:Getting nervous for Friday...


:shock:


Getting? I'm already there. This is the first decision I will likely hear from my top choice schools, unless something is already in the mail.


Good luck to you with your cycle! And hello fellow Michigander...


Go Green!

Different kind of Michigander, I suppose.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby tram988 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:37 pm

Pless,

Does Illinois offer a travel stipend for admitted students to attend ASW?

Thanks very much.

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Pless
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:50 pm

tram988 wrote:Pless,

Does Illinois offer a travel stipend for admitted students to attend ASW?

Thanks very much.


We don't. We are happy to arrange it so you may stay with a current student, but we try to funnel all of our resources into scholarships.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby tram988 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:56 pm

Pless wrote:
tram988 wrote:Pless,

Does Illinois offer a travel stipend for admitted students to attend ASW?

Thanks very much.


We don't. We are happy to arrange it so you may stay with a current student, but we try to funnel all of our resources into scholarships.


I very much understand. Thanks for the quick response.

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Luis Gomez
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:02 pm

Current Status: File Complete, In Review.
Current Status Date: 1/11/2010.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

It will be my b-day this Saturday and I will learn about my decision this Friday. :D :D

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby rjp88 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:48 pm

Dear Dean Pless,

Two questions:
1. Are decisions announced on the status checker?
2. Do you take into account caliber of an applicant's undergrad institution (i.e. if I went to a school that is notorious for not having grade inflation (read: UChicago))?

Thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:13 pm

rjp88 wrote:Dear Dean Pless,
Two questions:
1. Are decisions announced on the status checker?
2. Do you take into account caliber of an applicant's undergrad institution (i.e. if I went to a school that is notorious for not having grade inflation (read: UChicago))?


I send out emails to everyone before the status checker changes. I usually announce when they are coming out here on TLS. We have been pushing out decisions every Friday. I absolutely take into account the caliber of not only the school, but the program within that school.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:23 pm

MSUPHL wrote:
robin600 wrote:
MSUPHL wrote:rejected with 163/3.6. Kind of surprised I didnt at least get wait-listed or deferred. To be honest, i had no interest in attending until I starting reading this thread. Dean Pless made an impact on my personal perception of the school. Best of luck to all accepted.

As an MSU grad I'm sure you'll have many great options in store ahead for you! We have really similar numbers keep me updated with your cycle!


right now it looks like tulane with some money...decided 100% i want to go somewhere with a nice climate. So sick of this shitty weather. Hows your cycle goin

Good for you! Iowa is my top choice so far, WLed at UMN, Notre Dame and Fordham. If Illinois doesn't come through for me (which I'm really hoping it will!!) then I'm not sure what I will do. I'm retaking the LSAT in February, so we'll see. Teach For America is another strong offer I'm considering and Iowa already told me they would defer me for two years if I chose to do so. Who knows at this point.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:32 am

I have seen some conversations about application volume this year, so I thought I would pass on some of the latest information from LSAC. As of 1/9/10 applicants are up 1.7% and applications are up 6.1% from the same time last year.

Paul

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:10 am

Pless wrote:I have seen some conversations about application volume this year, so I thought I would pass on some of the latest information from LSAC. As of 1/9/10 applicants are up 1.7% and applications are up 6.1% from the same time last year.

Paul

Thanks Dean Pless. Those numbers are encouraging in contrast to many of the rumors currently floating around.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:16 am

rjp88 wrote:Dear Dean Pless,

Two questions:
1. Are decisions announced on the status checker?
2. Do you take into account caliber of an applicant's undergrad institution (i.e. if I went to a school that is notorious for not having grade inflation (read: UChicago))?

Thanks!


Ha, your handle is my initials and my birth year.

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Pless
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:22 pm

We will be moving an additional 130 files (or so) into review today for a decision on Friday. All applications that were complete on or before 11/30.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MarkRenton » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:25 pm

Dean Pless,

I was relatively late in applying (December). I have heard that applying early - in general - improves one's chances of being admitted. How important is applying early at Illinois? If it is important, did I significantly set myself back by applying in mid-December?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby JOThompson » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:26 pm

Pless wrote:We will be moving an additional 130 files (or so) into review today for a decision on Friday. All applications that were complete on or before 11/30.

Thanks for the update, Dean Pless. Will that batch include many applications that were previously held?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Acedeuce » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:29 pm

Pless wrote:We will be moving an additional 130 files (or so) into review today for a decision on Friday. All applications that were complete on or before 11/30.



Thank you Dean Pless, I'm leaving town for a week on sunday and now will know before I leave and not have to sit the whole trip not knowing. Appreciate all the extra work you have been pushing, even with all this weather. Or perhaps that helps motivate you to stay those long hours knowing how bad it is outside. Either way, thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:57 pm

MarkRenton wrote:Dean Pless,

I was relatively late in applying (December). I have heard that applying early - in general - improves one's chances of being admitted. How important is applying early at Illinois? If it is important, did I significantly set myself back by applying in mid-December?


You are just more likely to end up on the Wait List with a later application. As the pool of admitted students grow, we slow down with new admissions to see how those already admitted will react.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:29 pm

JOThompson wrote:
Pless wrote:We will be moving an additional 130 files (or so) into review today for a decision on Friday. All applications that were complete on or before 11/30.

Thanks for the update, Dean Pless. Will that batch include many applications that were previously held?


No. It includes files that were deferred from our ED process. Holds will get a second look towards the end of the month.




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