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mrm2083
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby mrm2083 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:27 pm

My numbers are 171/3.4 btw, yellow in a sea of green

sca218ml
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sca218ml » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 pm

Do the WL people have to affirm that they are still interested in being on the WL? Holds do. Any other Holds (or WLs assuming they have to affirm) weirded out by the fact that you have to put in your whole SSN to remain in consideration? How bout LSAC #? That's unique.... I trust them but the fewer times I have to enter my whole SSN online the better....

cr073137
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby cr073137 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 pm

so im guessing being on "hold" is better than "wait listed"?

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ndirish2010
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:29 pm

This is the hold letter

Dear ndirish2010,

We appreciate your interest in attending Washington University School of Law. This year, due to a record number of outstanding candidates, we are currently over-committed with our offers of admission. For that reason, a final decision regarding the status of your application has not yet been made, and the Admissions Committee has placed your file on hold. The committee was highly impressed with your credentials and is hoping to be able to extend you an offer of admission in the very near future.
I understand that you need to start making plans for this fall. Unfortunately, at this time, it is difficult to determine exactly when and how many additional candidates we will be able to admit. Admitted candidates have until April 1st to submit a deposit to reserve their seats in the entering class. As soon as we know that we have seats available, we will immediately notify those additional applicants to whom we are able to offer admission.

I do anticipate admitting additional candidates. For your part, if you wish to remain under consideration for admission, please complete the online form


We appreciate your patience and hope that you will continue to consider Washington University School of Law as your school of choice for your legal education.

Sincerely,

Mary Ann Clifford
Assistant Dean for Admissions
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skamike
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby skamike » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:29 pm

sca218ml wrote:Do the WL people have to affirm that they are still interested in being on the WL? Holds do. Any other Holds (or WLs assuming they have to affirm) weirded out by the fact that you have to put in your whole SSN to remain in consideration? How bout LSAC #? That's unique.... I trust them but the fewer times I have to enter my whole SSN online the better....


+1. That seemed kinda sketchy

sibley
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:29 pm

skamike wrote:
sca218ml wrote:Do the WL people have to affirm that they are still interested in being on the WL? Holds do. Any other Holds (or WLs assuming they have to affirm) weirded out by the fact that you have to put in your whole SSN to remain in consideration? How bout LSAC #? That's unique.... I trust them but the fewer times I have to enter my whole SSN online the better....


+1. That seemed kinda sketchy


they ask for ssn for deposits as well. must just be the system they use.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby itsmytime10 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:30 pm

Ok..so what is the difference between HOLD AND WAITLIST

hellomoto
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby hellomoto » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:30 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:Okay, so then there were two different ones sent out - hold and wait list. Mine says I've been placed on hold.


And...what's the difference?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby jadjerd » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:30 pm

+1 on hold... I should withdraw already I'm just being mean and wanting pats on the back. Sorry hometown, I guess you don't really want me?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby quadsixm » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:31 pm

2/3er held here as well... Still holding out hope!

sibley
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:31 pm

Waitlist is a decision rendered, like admitted or denied. Hold is no decision yet, but you won't get one until they see who puts down seat deposits tomorrow.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Fsubuckeye » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:32 pm

Waitlist +1

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby NancyBotwin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:32 pm

hellomoto wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:Okay, so then there were two different ones sent out - hold and wait list. Mine says I've been placed on hold.


And...what's the difference?

Well, I'm guessing that they might want to admit the held people but don't have room, so they need to wait to see who deposits. So held people will probably hear back pretty soon after. Wait list people will probably be looked at after May 1st, which I believe is when people who deposited can still change their mind until.

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Encyclopedia Brown
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:32 pm

Held here as well. It's nice to hear something, finally. I'm hoping the held folk will be first in after the seat deposit deadline.

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skamike
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby skamike » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:32 pm

I would assume that holds are of a higher priority than waitlists, only because a decision has not been rendered, meaning holds will be notified of a decision right after deposit deadline day.

Thus, I predict that those on "hold" will receive a decision in a couple days (whether accepted, or WL)

waitingfor1L
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby waitingfor1L » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:32 pm

ha interesting difference between waitlist and held... held: very near future
waitlist: near future

(in the letter, hope to offer you admission...)

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby JOThompson » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:33 pm

Being held is preferable to a waitlist, IMO. Waitlist is a decision whereas a hold/deferral means that your application is still alive. Neither is really great to have this late in the cycle, but I'd rather be a hold than a WL today.

As for applying "late," I'm not sure if an early application means an early review. I applied the very first day that WUSTL was accepting apps.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:34 pm

waitingfor1L wrote:ha interesting difference between waitlist and held... held: very near future
waitlist: near future

(in the letter, hope to offer you admission...)


lol really? if there's one thing that can be said for them their mass emails are detailed and friendly.

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Tweek
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Tweek » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:35 pm

Waitlist

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ticklememauve
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby ticklememauve » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:35 pm

sibley wrote:
waitingfor1L wrote:ha interesting difference between waitlist and held... held: very near future
waitlist: near future

(in the letter, hope to offer you admission...)


lol really? if there's one thing that can be said for them their mass emails are detailed and friendly.


I agree--this is by far the friendliest WL I've received.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby CBHoff » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:36 pm

Waitlist

sibley
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:37 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Held here as well. It's nice to hear something, finally. I'm hoping the held folk will be first in after the seat deposit deadline.


hey! so you can change your icon! because you didn't get a bad outcome.. .but you heard something. that's a good thing. how about a little tick tock clock. maybe in the mouth of an alligator?


sorry to everyone with the =/ news today. someone predicted this yesterday. who was it? they deserve a prize.
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computersareafad
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby computersareafad » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:38 pm

WL earlier this afternoon. Anyone have any idea about how many people they accept from the waitlist every year?

waitingfor1L
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby waitingfor1L » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:38 pm

Does held mean you can still be rejected? Like you could still be either... wl, in, or out? Is it just buying admissions more time?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby colforbin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:39 pm

Anyone still waiting? At this point I want a WL/Held because it's better than a rejection.




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