Fordham Waiting Room

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jk11287
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:20 pm

rockthelaw wrote:
jk11287 wrote:Idk, schools don't like splitters cause we bring down their medians, not because they just have some weird bias...its all about the numbers, the gpa that they have to report is the LSDAS. So I can't really see them "taking" your degree gpa instead to make you not a splitter anymore.

Although, my university gpa is a 3.78 w/a double major and only 3.23 LSDAS and I have the weird in-limbo "in review...recommendation received," so who knows.


I have this image of your app as a Roman gladiator that's been beaten to hell, and the opposing gladiator/adcomm is standing over your app, sword drawn. He looks to the emperor/dean for a "recommendation," a thumbs up or down. The emperor puts your case "under review," wondering whether to "split" you in half, or split the difference and let you live.

This is what stress does to my brain. Either way, good luck.
That pretty much describes how I feel right now, especially since GULC just made me bite the curb and smashed its foot down on top of my skull.

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RubyDoomsday
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:33 pm

I love when we can compare hitting F5 all day to being in life or death combative states....;)

jk11287
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:40 pm

Ha, I just called Fordham to ask what "In Review-Recommendation Received" meant, and they were like...um...I have no idea what that is.

So that's good. :?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby lietx3 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:49 pm

Admissions e-mail at 4:38 PM. So pumped. Checked it as I was heading out the door. I hope to God this isn't a prank e-mail from my roomates.

Received and complete 11/16/09!
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akapur
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby akapur » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:51 pm

Just got the offer of admission email! :D

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RubyDoomsday
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:54 pm

lietx3 wrote:Admissions e-mail at 4:38 PM. So pumped. Checked it as I was heading out the door. I hope to God this isn't a prank e-mail from my roomates.

Received and complete 11/16/09!


Those would be some seriously d-bag roommates....

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OperaSoprano
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:56 pm

Congrats to the new admits! I am really sorry Fordham is rejecting people. :cry: I think wanting to go to Fordham should count as a soft, and the school should be prohibited from outright rejecting anyone who can show the school is their #1.

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beebs
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby beebs » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:00 pm

:D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby akapur » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:01 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!


Congrats on locking up your first choice!

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LaurenGayle
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby LaurenGayle » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:01 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!


Congrats!!!!! :lol:

jk11287
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:02 pm

Wow, just saying, out of all the admissions offices i have called this year, Cardozo staff is by far the nicest. Just saying.

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RubyDoomsday
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:03 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!


Congrats beebs!!!!!!!!!!

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OperaSoprano
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:05 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!


Congrats! Screaming and crying are both appropriate responses. I lost my voice for hours and had to get someone else to notify my next of kin. Now, go start a Fordham 2013 thread, if you are certain you will be going. I met some of my best friends here in the land of Fordham '12.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:06 pm

Congratulations beebs! Did you just hear now?

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rockthelaw
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:09 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!


Congrats, Beebs! You deserve it!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:16 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!


Even though I don't know you, this post somehow made my day. Congrats! :mrgreen:

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beebs
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby beebs » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:18 pm

Thanks guys! I found out via status checker early this afternoon, and got the email a few minutes ago. I've spent most of the day on the phone telling my family and friends! Needless to say, I've been totally useless at work. My best friend are I are going out the dinner to celebrate - I am so happy to be staying in New York City!

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nygrrrl
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:20 pm

BEEBS!!! Congratulations! That is just fantastic - hooray!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

So, here's my theory about the weird "in review" status. I'm wondering if maybe our
apps were so unique, for whatever reason, that there has to be some kind of faculty review?
As in, the "recommendation" is coming from the ad com, one way or the other?
Oy. Grasping. At. Straws....

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RubyDoomsday
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:25 pm

nygrrrl wrote:BEEBS!!! Congratulations! That is just fantastic - hooray!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

So, here's my theory about the weird "in review" status. I'm wondering if maybe our
apps were so unique, for whatever reason, that there has to be some kind of faculty review?
As in, the "recommendation" is coming from the ad com, one way or the other?
Oy. Grasping. At. Straws....


I mean, In Review is either good or bad, it can't really be both, you know?

It could mean: "They do not have numbers, we usually would waitlist them, but this one thing is really awesome and we want to hear other people's opinions before deciding"

Or: "Usually these numbers will get you in, but there is this anomoly in the application which is sending up a big red flag and we need to look closer"

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:25 pm

RubyDoomsday wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:BEEBS!!! Congratulations! That is just fantastic - hooray!
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

So, here's my theory about the weird "in review" status. I'm wondering if maybe our
apps were so unique, for whatever reason, that there has to be some kind of faculty review?
As in, the "recommendation" is coming from the ad com, one way or the other?
Oy. Grasping. At. Straws....


I mean, In Review is either good or bad, it can't really be both, you know?

It could mean: "They do not have numbers, we usually wouldn't let them in, but this one thing is really awesome and we want to hear other people's opinions before deciding"

Or: "Usually these numbers will get you in, but there is this anomoly in the application which is sending up a big red flag and we need to look closer"


Yup. That's what I'm thinking. :shock:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby tesoro » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:28 pm

beebs wrote::D :D :D ACCEPTED! :D :D :D
I'm not sure what to do - scream or cry. Fordham is my number one choice, so needless to say, this feels amazing.

Submitted 10/31, Complete 11/02
167, 3.6

Decision Status: Congratulations you have been admitted!
Decision Status Date: 12/8/2009


Some of the best words I've ever read. I can't get the smile off my face!



Ha you reacted just like i did :). Congrats! A lot of the other early admits were using Fordham as a trophy/safety and this post was a heartwarmer. It's also my #1, and I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

nymets123
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nymets123 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:13 pm

ahhh im still sitting here after the last 2 days onslaught of waitlists and rejections (and some accepts) with no word since going complete 10/19. So much tension omg

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zimbadimp
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby zimbadimp » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:34 pm

Spoke to someone at Fordham today, she said anything you send them will be added to your file and it will be set aside until they do a second review in March. She said she recommends waiting on the LOCIs because you might have more to tell them later on.

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goosey
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:02 pm

is there a confirmed explanation of "recommendation received"????

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beebs
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby beebs » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:17 pm

I'm so excited - I'm going to pick up a Fordham Law sweatshirt and wear it to bed everynight. As cliche as this sounds, I feel like the luckiest kid in the world today. :D




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