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adonai
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Re: UC Davis

Postby adonai » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:56 pm

boardride23 wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:UCD is killing me. Been evaluation in progress for two months now. Applied over Christmas break.


Given how many waitlist results have been issued over that time (a majority of which, with lower scores), I've been thinking that this isn't such a bad sign. If they were really that unsure they would have just slapped us on the waitlist, if they didn't think we were waitlist worthy, they would've simply sent a rejection. As frustrating as it is, I'm glad they are looking beyond simple numbers and randomly picking the bottom percentile admits. Here's to our 2 month stay on the "Evaluation In Progress" train...

My Guess: Borderline Acceptance/Waitlist

There aren't that many rejections at all. They just aren't making decisions and hoarding applications to see what happens at deposit deadline. They're just bracing for the worst case scenario of not filling their class since this is a record year with applicants, the economy, state budget/uc financial crisis, etc. Davis probably already met their acceptance quota and is probably just waiting to see if people matriculate before dinging everyone. It has been like that with most of the law schools this year.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:59 pm

adonai wrote:
boardride23 wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:UCD is killing me. Been evaluation in progress for two months now. Applied over Christmas break.


Given how many waitlist results have been issued over that time (a majority of which, with lower scores), I've been thinking that this isn't such a bad sign. If they were really that unsure they would have just slapped us on the waitlist, if they didn't think we were waitlist worthy, they would've simply sent a rejection. As frustrating as it is, I'm glad they are looking beyond simple numbers and randomly picking the bottom percentile admits. Here's to our 2 month stay on the "Evaluation In Progress" train...

My Guess: Borderline Acceptance/Waitlist

There aren't that many rejections at all. They just aren't making decisions and hoarding applications to see what happens at deposit deadline. They're just bracing for the worst case scenario of not filling their class since this is a record year with applicants, the economy, state budget/uc financial crisis, etc. Davis probably already met their acceptance quota and is probably just waiting to see if people matriculate before dinging everyone. It has been like that with most of the law schools this year.


hmm i guess that's good news for the waitlisters?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby StyrofoamWar » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:07 pm

Oh Davis, you continue to impress me. I have been "Eval in progress" since before the new year, application complete since before Halloween...heck, I'm not even mad, that's amazing...

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Re: UC Davis

Postby boardride23 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:10 pm

For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:13 pm

boardride23 wrote:For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.


the waitlist isn't really holding unqualified applicants. they are splitters or reverse splitters that can boost the 75% of either the GPA or LSAT. for the rest of the people that have have low GPA and LSAT, they all seem to be URM so it doesn't really count.

guessing many people in eval still isn't really above the 75% in either categories? (with exception of auto-admits still waiting)

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Re: UC Davis

Postby yo! » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:20 pm

adonai wrote:
boardride23 wrote:
bceagles182 wrote:UCD is killing me. Been evaluation in progress for two months now. Applied over Christmas break.


Given how many waitlist results have been issued over that time (a majority of which, with lower scores), I've been thinking that this isn't such a bad sign. If they were really that unsure they would have just slapped us on the waitlist, if they didn't think we were waitlist worthy, they would've simply sent a rejection. As frustrating as it is, I'm glad they are looking beyond simple numbers and randomly picking the bottom percentile admits. Here's to our 2 month stay on the "Evaluation In Progress" train...

My Guess: Borderline Acceptance/Waitlist

There aren't that many rejections at all. They just aren't making decisions and hoarding applications to see what happens at deposit deadline. They're just bracing for the worst case scenario of not filling their class since this is a record year with applicants, the economy, state budget/uc financial crisis, etc. Davis probably already met their acceptance quota and is probably just waiting to see if people matriculate before dinging everyone. It has been like that with most of the law schools this year.


Agreed. As much as I hate to say it, the borlerline applicants (like me) will probably not hear anything until the end of April when the school has a better picture of the incoming class.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby PunjabiLower » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:22 pm

finalaspects wrote:
boardride23 wrote:For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.


the waitlist isn't really holding unqualified applicants. they are splitters or reverse splitters that can boost the 75% of either the GPA or LSAT. for the rest of the people that have have low GPA and LSAT, they all seem to be URM so it doesn't really count.

guessing many people in eval still isn't really above the 75% in either categories? (with exception of auto-admits still waiting)


I'm in eval for over 2 months and my GPA is above 75th percentile and LSAT at 162

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Re: UC Davis

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:29 pm

PunjabiLower wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
boardride23 wrote:For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.


the waitlist isn't really holding unqualified applicants. they are splitters or reverse splitters that can boost the 75% of either the GPA or LSAT. for the rest of the people that have have low GPA and LSAT, they all seem to be URM so it doesn't really count.

guessing many people in eval still isn't really above the 75% in either categories? (with exception of auto-admits still waiting)


I'm in eval for over 2 months and my GPA is above 75th percentile and LSAT at 162


a 163/3.81 was waitlisted. is your GPA higher than his?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby boardride23 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:45 pm

finalaspects wrote:
PunjabiLower wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
boardride23 wrote:For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.


the waitlist isn't really holding unqualified applicants. they are splitters or reverse splitters that can boost the 75% of either the GPA or LSAT. for the rest of the people that have have low GPA and LSAT, they all seem to be URM so it doesn't really count.

guessing many people in eval still isn't really above the 75% in either categories? (with exception of auto-admits still waiting)


I'm in eval for over 2 months and my GPA is above 75th percentile and LSAT at 162


a 163/3.81 was waitlisted. is your GPA higher than his?


That figure could be irrelevant though based on the actual application. This could be a registered sex offender who attended Community College and some horrendous UG, we just don't know. With those numbers there must be something wrong. I see some people who are sub median in both LSAT and GPA that were waitlisted (non-URM).

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Re: UC Davis

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:51 pm

boardride23 wrote:
That figure could be irrelevant though based on the actual application. This could be a registered sex offender who attended Community College and some horrendous UG, we just don't know. With those numbers there must be something wrong. I see some people who are sub median in both LSAT and GPA that were waitlisted (non-URM).


well using that logic, he can be the son of a senator, or cured a disease of some kind. or just made a mistake in not checking URM. most are URM's and the rest are splitters of some kind.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby PunjabiLower » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:42 pm

finalaspects wrote:
PunjabiLower wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
boardride23 wrote:For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.


the waitlist isn't really holding unqualified applicants. they are splitters or reverse splitters that can boost the 75% of either the GPA or LSAT. for the rest of the people that have have low GPA and LSAT, they all seem to be URM so it doesn't really count.

guessing many people in eval still isn't really above the 75% in either categories? (with exception of auto-admits still waiting)


I'm in eval for over 2 months and my GPA is above 75th percentile and LSAT at 162


a 163/3.81 was waitlisted. is your GPA higher than his?


slightly...i got dinged at hastings though...which really scares me because nobody with my numbers(or close to) was dinged at hastings(or davis for that matter) in the past few years(according to LSN)...i'm guessing its my age or one of my LORs...
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Re: UC Davis

Postby zeth006 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:47 pm

boardride23 wrote:For many, I don't think the waitlist is any better or worse than being stuck in evaluation at this point. With that said, the waitlist holds some pretty unqualified applicants (sub 3.0, sub 160's) and some very qualified applicants (3.5+, 164+)... at this point it's just a crapshoot really between the upper end waitlist members and the upper end students stuck in eval purgatory. Hopefully with the increased tuition, less scholarship money, and higher ranked schools students could attend with the same scores, there will be a lot of withdrawing come April.


I'd say that's a pretty callous assessment. It would appear to me that UCD is simply being selective and actually looking at each applicant's portfolio, 4 minutes per application or not.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby yo! » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:52 pm

finalaspects wrote:
boardride23 wrote:
That figure could be irrelevant though based on the actual application. This could be a registered sex offender who attended Community College and some horrendous UG, we just don't know. With those numbers there must be something wrong. I see some people who are sub median in both LSAT and GPA that were waitlisted (non-URM).


well using that logic, he can be the son of a senator, or cured a disease of some kind. or just made a mistake in not checking URM. most are URM's and the rest are splitters of some kind.


This whole argument is pointless. Just think of Davis as the black box of law school admissions and accept the fact that you will never know what/when/why/how your application will emerge. Either that, or assume that a waitlist/reject = divine retribution for previous sins.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby star10 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:03 pm

aaaaaaaaaah...I just want to know already!!

another day of disappointment at 6:00:24...

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Re: UC Davis

Postby zeth006 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:07 pm

yo! wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
boardride23 wrote:
That figure could be irrelevant though based on the actual application. This could be a registered sex offender who attended Community College and some horrendous UG, we just don't know. With those numbers there must be something wrong. I see some people who are sub median in both LSAT and GPA that were waitlisted (non-URM).


well using that logic, he can be the son of a senator, or cured a disease of some kind. or just made a mistake in not checking URM. most are URM's and the rest are splitters of some kind.


This whole argument is pointless. Just think of Davis as the black box of law school admissions and accept the fact that you will never know what/when/why/how your application will emerge. Either that, or assume that a waitlist/reject = divine retribution for previous sins.



Tru dat. Somehow the conversation switched from a 100+ post discussion on why Davis is taking so long to send admits/rejects to how they determine decisions. Let's just leave both as a mystery, shall we?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby calgal17 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:23 am

The website says final financial aid notices should be up on their myadmissions site today. Mine is still blank. Anyone have any luck?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby Neelio » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:27 am

calgal17 wrote:The website says final financial aid notices should be up on their myadmissions site today. Mine is still blank. Anyone have any luck?


I emailed the financial aid office last week, and they said our full package for financial aid will be on the web April 7.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby calgal17 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:33 am

Neelio wrote:
calgal17 wrote:The website says final financial aid notices should be up on their myadmissions site today. Mine is still blank. Anyone have any luck?


I emailed the financial aid office last week, and they said our full package for financial aid will be on the web April 7.


Ahh okay thanks. They really do cut everything reeeeeeeeally close to their deposit deadline no?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby Matteliszt » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:27 pm

Has anyone just withdrawn because Davis took so long?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby jmhendri » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:50 pm

Matteliszt wrote:Has anyone just withdrawn because Davis took so long?


I'm about to. I probably won't end up at Davis because I got a decent scholly to a better school, but I got so few actual acceptances that I really just wanted to see if they liked me, my ego needs it! And if by some random act of shenanigans I got some money out of them I'd seriously consider matriculation.

jeeze though... 6 months of waiting?? What kind of insane yield tactic is this?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby drdolittle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:05 pm

Has anyone received their official financial aid package yet?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby angela » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:21 pm

Neelio wrote:
calgal17 wrote:The website says final financial aid notices should be up on their myadmissions site today. Mine is still blank. Anyone have any luck?


I emailed the financial aid office last week, and they said our full package for financial aid will be on the web April 7.


Did they mean that all of the admits' financial aid would be posted by the 7th, or that they would just start posting starting on the 7th?

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Re: UC Davis

Postby orko60 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:01 pm

Wow! Just changed from "Awaiting Evaluation" to "Evaluation in Progress!" They had better step it up. I'm about to write a check somewhere else...

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Re: UC Davis

Postby J Burrito » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:11 pm

orko60 wrote:Wow! Just changed from "Awaiting Evaluation" to "Evaluation in Progress!" They had better step it up. I'm about to write a check somewhere else...

Maybe they made a bunch of decisions today and now have time for the next batch of apps!

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Re: UC Davis

Postby StyrofoamWar » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:16 pm

orko60 wrote:Wow! Just changed from "Awaiting Evaluation" to "Evaluation in Progress!" They had better step it up. I'm about to write a check somewhere else...


Hate to be a downer, but...I've been eval in progress since end of December.




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