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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:50 pm

I'm doing all I can to suppress the frustrated, sarcastic rant bouncing around my head right now ... at least until the WL is official. (After that, no promises.)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cr073137 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:26 pm

I just spent 1 hr looking at 3 yrs of LSN and I dont think the 1/7 was a waitlist batch. I couldnt find a wave of waitlist that corresponded with this dates, yet again, this is a different year so it could be different. Most waitlisted people got it AFTER late Jan. A few people who also got waitlisted before that applied really early and got it in Early to Mid Dec.

Yet to make this more fun, If you think you have the highest stats of the 1/7 group, post it here. I think the winner thus far is a 166 LSAT 3.96 GPA

Lets hear what you got!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby najumobi » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:34 pm

cr073137 wrote:I just spent 1 hr looking at 3 yrs of LSN and I dont think the 1/7 was a waitlist batch. I couldnt find a wave of waitlist that corresponded with this dates, yet again, this is a different year so it could be different. Most waitlisted people got it AFTER late Jan. A few people who also got waitlisted before that applied really early and got it in Early to Mid Dec.

Yet to make this more fun, If you think you have the highest stats of the 1/7 group, post it here. I think the winner thus far is a 166 LSAT 3.96 GPA

Lets hear what you got!

you shouldn't use dates from previous cycles to determine what the decisions for the current batch are. by using the numbers of those getting decisions mailed out on 1/7, it's evident that we're waitlisted.
1/5: both stats at or above median
1/6: both stats below median
1/7: one stat above median, one stat below median
if 166 3.96 is the highest for the 1/7 batch, then that just gives more evidence that this batch was waitlisted.
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby The Zeppelin » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:36 pm

cr073137 wrote:I just spent 1 hr looking at 3 yrs of LSN and I dont think the 1/7 was a waitlist batch. I couldnt find a wave of waitlist that corresponded with this dates, yet again, this is a different year so it could be different. Most waitlisted people got it AFTER late Jan. A few people who also got waitlisted before that applied really early and got it in Early to Mid Dec.

Yet to make this more fun, If you think you have the highest stats of the 1/7 group, post it here. I think the winner thus far is a 166 LSAT 3.96 GPA

Lets hear what you got!

Resistance is futile, you are waitlisted.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby UFMatt » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:50 pm

najumobi wrote:
cr073137 wrote:I just spent 1 hr looking at 3 yrs of LSN and I dont think the 1/7 was a waitlist batch. I couldnt find a wave of waitlist that corresponded with this dates, yet again, this is a different year so it could be different. Most waitlisted people got it AFTER late Jan. A few people who also got waitlisted before that applied really early and got it in Early to Mid Dec.

Yet to make this more fun, If you think you have the highest stats of the 1/7 group, post it here. I think the winner thus far is a 166 LSAT 3.96 GPA

Lets hear what you got!

you shouldn't use dates from previous cycles to determine what the decisions for the current batch are. by using the numbers of those getting decisions mailed out on 1/7, it's evident that we're waitlisted.
1/5: both stats at or above median
1/6: both stats below median
1/7: one stat above median, one stat below median
if 166 3.96 is the highest for the 1/7 batch, then that just gives more evidence that this batch was waitlisted.


Sounds logical.

My stats apply to the 1/7 batch, and I have been complete since the beginning of November, yet my status hasn't changed. I wish they'd give me a decision one way or the other.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Veritas » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:51 pm

UFMatt wrote:
najumobi wrote:
cr073137 wrote:I just spent 1 hr looking at 3 yrs of LSN and I dont think the 1/7 was a waitlist batch. I couldnt find a wave of waitlist that corresponded with this dates, yet again, this is a different year so it could be different. Most waitlisted people got it AFTER late Jan. A few people who also got waitlisted before that applied really early and got it in Early to Mid Dec.

Yet to make this more fun, If you think you have the highest stats of the 1/7 group, post it here. I think the winner thus far is a 166 LSAT 3.96 GPA

Lets hear what you got!

you shouldn't use dates from previous cycles to determine what the decisions for the current batch are. by using the numbers of those getting decisions mailed out on 1/7, it's evident that we're waitlisted.
1/5: both stats at or above median
1/6: both stats below median
1/7: one stat above median, one stat below median
if 166 3.96 is the highest for the 1/7 batch, then that just gives more evidence that this batch was waitlisted.


Sounds logical.

My stats apply to the 1/7 batch, and I have been complete since the beginning of November, yet my status hasn't changed. I wish they'd give me a decision one way or the other.

+1, I'm with you Matt

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby LS18 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:39 pm

Do you think it looks bad to not submit the Merit Awards essays when I marked on the application that I would submit them?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:52 pm

cr073137 wrote:I just spent 1 hr looking at 3 yrs of LSN and I dont think the 1/7 was a waitlist batch. I couldnt find a wave of waitlist that corresponded with this dates, yet again, this is a different year so it could be different. Most waitlisted people got it AFTER late Jan. A few people who also got waitlisted before that applied really early and got it in Early to Mid Dec.

Yet to make this more fun, If you think you have the highest stats of the 1/7 group, post it here. I think the winner thus far is a 166 LSAT 3.96 GPA

Lets hear what you got!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wishful_thinking

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:55 pm

So the postmark deadline for scholarships on Monday is only the law scholars merit awards, right? There isn't some separate application required for other merit offers, is there?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby rocross1 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:57 pm

I think its waitlist city for us 1/7
I got a 166 3.98 with good softs including military and a good interview.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby LS18 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:58 pm

^Their form says it must be received by January 10th (Sunday). Am I misreading something?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Kiersten1985 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:58 pm

thickfreakness wrote:So the postmark deadline for scholarships on Monday is only the law scholars merit awards, right? There isn't some separate application required for other merit offers, is there?


No, you're automatically considered for the regular merit awards.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:03 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:So the postmark deadline for scholarships on Monday is only the law scholars merit awards, right? There isn't some separate application required for other merit offers, is there?


No, you're automatically considered for the regular merit awards.



Ok, good. I was a little worried after reading about the e-mail. I don't think I'd have a shot at a Law Scholars award (usually these are reserved for people with ridiculously high numbers), so I didn't want to waste anyone's time by filling out the application.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:05 pm

LS18 wrote:^Their form says it must be received by January 10th (Sunday). Am I misreading something?


Email today saying they were extending it to a soft postmark deadline of Monday, with a 5 day grace period to receive it.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby LS18 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:13 pm

Hmmm...I didn't receive that email. Did you email them about it or was it a mass email? What time did you receive it? Do you mind copying/pasting it?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:13 pm

1/7 168 3.5

:(

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:15 pm

LS18 wrote:Hmmm...I didn't receive that email. Did you email them about it or was it a mass email? What time did you receive it? Do you mind copying/pasting it?


No problem. Mass email eariler today.

Part of interest is
3) Law Scholar Merit Awards
We will make several full-tuition plus annual stipend awards valued at more than $150,000.00 over three years of study at Vanderbilt. Recipients are chosen on the basis of information contained in the application for admission and the Law Scholars Merit Award application, due January 10 (with the 10th falling on Sunday, we are treating Monday, January the 11th as a soft postmark deadline with a grace period to the 15th).

Application for Law Scholar Merit Awards:
More: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cr073137 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:17 pm

SilverE2 wrote:1/7 168 3.5

:(


Welcome to the "supposedly" wait-listed club.

I really, really hope that on Monday, i get that Big envelope. I'm going to run to my computer and post a Big TOLD YOU SO on TLS.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby tangential886 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:18 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:So the postmark deadline for scholarships on Monday is only the law scholars merit awards, right? There isn't some separate application required for other merit offers, is there?


No, you're automatically considered for the regular merit awards.



Ok, good. I was a little worried after reading about the e-mail. I don't think I'd have a shot at a Law Scholars award (usually these are reserved for people with ridiculously high numbers), so I didn't want to waste anyone's time by filling out the application.


The 4.0 GPA you have listed in your profile is pretty "ridiculously high." What have you heard that makes you think you don't have a shot? I ask because I'm pondering whether or not its worth filling it out myself...

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby parker09 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:21 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Ok, good. I was a little worried after reading about the e-mail. I don't think I'd have a shot at a Law Scholars award (usually these are reserved for people with ridiculously high numbers), so I didn't want to waste anyone's time by filling out the application.


Do you have some sort of proof for this (the bolded)? Not attacking you or anything :D -- I'm just curious because I've also been wondering whether I should bother... I know it's just 6 fairly-straightforward paragraphs, but motivation... is... lacking.

LSN seems to show only two $145k-ish scholarships for last year's cycle, to a 180/3.88 and a 171/3.85... the 171 isn't ridiculously high, but I didn't even break 170 so...

But your 171/4.0 seems like it would definitely have a shot!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby LS18 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:24 pm

CyLaw: Thanks a ton! Saved me a trip to the post office in the snow today. :) Not sure why I didn't receive the email from Vandy...maybe I'll call their admissions office.

I have the same dilemma as many of you. Not sure I qualify for these full tuition scholarships, but I marked on my app that I would submit the essays. Don't want it to look like I'm lazy if I don't submit...but what I've written for them strikes me as sooo underqualified.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thanksforthefish » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:34 pm

LS18 wrote:CyLaw: Thanks a ton! Saved me a trip to the post office in the snow today. :) Not sure why I didn't receive the email from Vandy...maybe I'll call their admissions office.

I have the same dilemma as many of you. Not sure I qualify for these full tuition scholarships, but I marked on my app that I would submit the essays. Don't want it to look like I'm lazy if I don't submit...but what I've written for them strikes me as sooo underqualified.


After looking at LSN, I've pretty much decided not to submit even though I marked that on my app too. Definitely not worth it to spend the money overnighting it since it's supposed to be received by Jan 10.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby tangential886 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:53 pm

thanksforthefish wrote:
LS18 wrote:CyLaw: Thanks a ton! Saved me a trip to the post office in the snow today. :) Not sure why I didn't receive the email from Vandy...maybe I'll call their admissions office.

I have the same dilemma as many of you. Not sure I qualify for these full tuition scholarships, but I marked on my app that I would submit the essays. Don't want it to look like I'm lazy if I don't submit...but what I've written for them strikes me as sooo underqualified.


After looking at LSN, I've pretty much decided not to submit even though I marked that on my app too. Definitely not worth it to spend the money overnighting it since it's supposed to be received by Jan 10.


This information was sent out via email was sent out today:

3) Law Scholar Merit Awards
We will make several full-tuition plus annual stipend awards valued at more than $150,000.00 over three years of study at Vanderbilt. Recipients are chosen on the basis of information contained in the application for admission and the Law Scholars Merit Award application, due January 10 (with the 10th falling on Sunday, we are treating Monday, January the 11th as a soft postmark deadline with a grace period to the 15th).

So really, it just needs to be postmarked by Monday.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby LS18 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:06 pm

Did everyone that receive the email this morning already be accepted? Just wondering why some of us did/did not receive it.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:07 pm

LS18 wrote:Did everyone that receive the email this morning already be accepted? Just wondering why some of us did/did not receive it.


Yes. The 1/5 people reported getting an additional email that said the email was only sent to those who were already accepted.




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