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lewis louis
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby lewis louis » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:33 pm

I was complete 12/2. My time is coming :mrgreen:

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MarkRenton
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MarkRenton » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:24 pm

Dean Pless,

I appreciate your previous answer. I was also curious as to how an arrest(s) are viewed. Is a previous misdemeanor viewed negatively or if it's not serious, pretty much disregarded? How much of your concern is due to the applicant's inferred judgment or about the applicant's ability to pass the bar upon graduation? Also, do you significantly differentiate between simply being charged or convicted? For instance, would three misdemeanor charges with no convictions being troubling or would this candidate be viewed as one with a clean record? Sorry for the barrage of questions.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:54 pm

MarkRenton wrote:Dean Pless,
I appreciate your previous answer. I was also curious as to how an arrest(s) are viewed. Is a previous misdemeanor viewed negatively or if it's not serious, pretty much disregarded? How much of your concern is due to the applicant's inferred judgment or about the applicant's ability to pass the bar upon graduation? Also, do you significantly differentiate between simply being charged or convicted? For instance, would three misdemeanor charges with no convictions being troubling or would this candidate be viewed as one with a clean record? Sorry for the barrage of questions.


It really depends on the alleged offense. I look at the seriousness of the offense, any patterns of behavior and how recently they occurred. So, an underage drinking violation - not a concern. Three of them with a disorderly conduct - a concern. It also matters how you explain what happened. Your explanation needs to be clear, complete and not filled with excuses. I have had a couple of applicants this year with DUI's and one sentence explanations. That isn't going to cut it. With an admission we are inviting you into our community, I need to be sure of just what kind of person I am inviting in.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Zapatero » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:51 pm

Dean Pless,

For the applicants placed on hold, should we treat this like a waitlist? That is, would it be prudent to send LOCI's, additional LOR's, etc., or would this just be viewed as extra and unnecessary work for the Admissions Committee?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:57 pm

lewis louis wrote:I was complete 12/2. My time is coming :mrgreen:


Good luck!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby fulkersonr1 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:27 pm

Just noticed an extra batch was moved into review. Should be getting a decision Friday!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:36 pm

Dean Pless,

If I mailed an addition on Monday, what is the probability it will be reviewed? My file is currently "in review." Thank you.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:06 am

Zojirushi wrote:Dean Pless,

If I mailed an addition on Monday, what is the probability it will be reviewed? My file is currently "in review." Thank you.


We put those into the file on the same day that we receive them, so I am sure it will be reviewed.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:08 am

ccs1702 wrote:Dean Pless,

For the applicants placed on hold, should we treat this like a waitlist? That is, would it be prudent to send LOCI's, additional LOR's, etc., or would this just be viewed as extra and unnecessary work for the Admissions Committee?


Not quite. I will start creating a Wait List in February. As in past years, you will have to opt on to the list after receiving notification. At that point in time a LOCI would be appropriate. As always, I will try to keep the WL as short as possible, but I think there is even more uncertainty this year, so I can't make too many promises.

Paul

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MoS » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:15 am

Pless wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:Dean Pless,

For the applicants placed on hold, should we treat this like a waitlist? That is, would it be prudent to send LOCI's, additional LOR's, etc., or would this just be viewed as extra and unnecessary work for the Admissions Committee?


Not quite. I will start creating a Wait List in February. As in past years, you will have to opt on to the list after receiving notification. At that point in time a LOCI would be appropriate. As always, I will try to keep the WL as short as possible, but I think there is even more uncertainty this year, so I can't make too many promises.

Paul

I feel like I just learned something truly meaningful about the admissions process that had eluded me until now.
Thanks Dean Pless

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby valley splitter » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:41 pm

decisions come out tomorrow. sooo happy

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Zojirushi
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:46 pm

valley splitter wrote:decisions come out tomorrow. sooo happy

It cannot come quickly enough!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby mchrop10 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:52 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
valley splitter wrote:decisions come out tomorrow. sooo happy

It cannot come quickly enough!



+1

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby sckon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:06 pm

Got my acceptance package today. That is all.

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devilishangelrjp
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:24 am

jayzon 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.



I really, really, really hope this means that I'm in next week's batch (early December).

EDIT: f'd up quotes.


Good luck!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:40 am

Pless should held applicants expect a decision next friday?

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Zapatero
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Zapatero » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:47 am

robin600 wrote:Pless should held applicants expect a decision next friday?


No. Not until the end of the month at the earliest.

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robin600
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby robin600 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:52 am

ccs1702 wrote:
robin600 wrote:Pless should held applicants expect a decision next friday?


No. Not until the end of the month at the earliest.

Ok so like the 29th then, thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Baylan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:18 am

Its D-Day for the Jan. 15th folks out here in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.

Good luck to all! Wish me happy thoughts. Haha

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby clint4law » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:22 am

robin600 wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:
robin600 wrote:Pless should held applicants expect a decision next friday?


No. Not until the end of the month at the earliest.

Ok so like the 29th then, thanks!


I'm pretty sure those on hold will find out 2 weeks from tomorrow.......but only Dean P can confirm that.

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Zapatero
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Zapatero » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:26 am

clint4law wrote:
robin600 wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:
robin600 wrote:Pless should held applicants expect a decision next friday?


No. Not until the end of the month at the earliest.

Ok so like the 29th then, thanks!


I'm pretty sure those on hold will find out 2 weeks from tomorrow.......but only Dean P can confirm that.


I think he said that's when they will start reviewing them again. I don't think we should expect anything until mid-Feb.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby traehekat » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:26 am

Good luck to everyone today!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby sunnygirl » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:26 am

anybody waiting here like I do?

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Pless
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:12 am

Decisions will be out this afternoon, over 300 of them.

There won't be any decisions sent out next week (22nd) because I will be at a conference and it is a short week. We will have a large batch of decisions on the 29th and I will post the dates of completion for that batch this afternoon. If you are currently on hold your file will receive its second review the week of February 1 with decisions on February 5th.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby sunnygirl » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:49 am

Pless wrote:Decisions will be out this afternoon, over 300 of them.

There won't be any decisions sent out next week (22nd) because I will be at a conference and it is a short week. We will have a large batch of decisions on the 29th and I will post the dates of completion for that batch this afternoon. If you are currently on hold your file will receive its second review the week of February 1 with decisions on February 5th.


Crossing fingers for my decision~~~And go to bed now~




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