Vanderbilt 2013

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vhalcyon
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby vhalcyon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:59 pm

for those trying to find a theory about when vandy sends out certain types of decisions...

i was accepted in the 08-09 cycle in the third week of january. dont put a ton of stock in those theories. not that i can tell you what each of your decisions will be, but just stay stressed (i wont pretend its easy to relax) and watch your mailbox. good luck, all. and if you get in, go to vandy. if you get waitlisted, send LOCIs and go to vandy.

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UFMatt
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby UFMatt » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:03 pm

Veritas wrote:
tcam wrote:Just got the WL letter a few minutes ago. GPA above median and LSAT above 75% so they must have really hated my Personal Statement lol.

DR date?


tcam wrote:Haven't received yet but I was part of the 1/7 crowd so I'm awaiting my WL. Damn Canada's slow mail.

168/3.81

vandylaw2013
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby vandylaw2013 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:22 pm

Yay! I <3 this thread.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby slb052 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:53 am

Anyone else decision mailed 1/14??

Kind of anxious since it was such a quick turnaround on my app :shock: Hope it's the good kind of quick turnaround, and not the bad kind!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Eazy E » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:13 pm

slb052 wrote:Anyone else decision mailed 1/14??

Kind of anxious since it was such a quick turnaround on my app :shock: Hope it's the good kind of quick turnaround, and not the bad kind!


Me too, I just noticed it. I'm very excited. Good luck to you

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby jackiebird » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:14 pm

reverse splitter, DR 1/12, I'm a vandy graduate and live in Nashville, and didn't get anything yesterday (1/14)

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missvik218
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:15 pm

When did all of you recent DRs go complete?!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Eazy E » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:16 pm

missvik218 wrote:When did all of you recent DRs go complete?!


11/10

This is the first decision from a school that I really want to attend, but the mood around here is pretty somber. Anyone holding out any optimism?
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jackiebird
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby jackiebird » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:18 pm

I was complete, plus interview in late october, but, again it's convenient because I am here!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Eazy E wrote:
missvik218 wrote:When did all of you recent DRs go complete?!


11/10

This is the first decision from a school that I really want to attend, but the mood around here is pretty somber. Anyone holding out any optimism?

Haha, my optimism is that I might get WLd ... but if they're going chronologically now, it appears I may have to wait until Feb until I get any sort of decision (complete 12/7).

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby autao » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:27 pm

Eazy E wrote:
missvik218 wrote:When did all of you recent DRs go complete?!


11/10

This is the first decision from a school that I really want to attend, but the mood around here is pretty somber. Anyone holding out any optimism?


I am holding out hope as Vanderbilt is probably my first choice with a little bit of scholarship money. However, the time spent waiting is making it hard to be optimistic as I am rethinking things I no longer have any control over.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby GWdawg » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:31 pm

I went complete 11/9 and still haven't heard.....maybe that's a good thing?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby ozarkhack » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:59 pm

Went complete yesterday.

Initially submitted 10/17 and went complete 10/29. I later decided to re-take in December (folly) and they un-completed me. Then I interviewed on 1/2.

But ... um ... my LSAT would have to be like their 10%. I'm NOT getting in.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:08 pm

ozarkhack wrote:Went complete yesterday.

Initially submitted 10/17 and went complete 10/29. I later decided to re-take in December (folly) and they un-completed me. Then I interviewed on 1/2.

But ... um ... my LSAT would have to be like their 10%. I'm NOT getting in.

If you aced the interview, a waitlist isn't out of the question. I'm a reverse splitter with an LSAT below their 25th, and I still got on the WL. Will I be able to battle my way off the list? Probably not, but it's still better than a straight rejection.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby lawschool5523 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:11 pm

JOThompson wrote:
ozarkhack wrote:Went complete yesterday.

Initially submitted 10/17 and went complete 10/29. I later decided to re-take in December (folly) and they un-completed me. Then I interviewed on 1/2.

But ... um ... my LSAT would have to be like their 10%. I'm NOT getting in.

If you aced the interview, a waitlist isn't out of the question. I'm a reverse splitter with an LSAT below their 25th, and I still got on the WL. Will I be able to battle my way off the list? Probably not, but it's still better than a straight rejection.


Do you guys mind PMing me your stats? I am in the same boat (reverse splitter), and have not received anything. Thanks :)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby ozarkhack » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:23 pm

JOThompson wrote:If you aced the interview, a waitlist isn't out of the question. I'm a reverse splitter with an LSAT below their 25th, and I still got on the WL. Will I be able to battle my way off the list? Probably not, but it's still better than a straight rejection.


Good to hear: I absolutely murdered the interview (which, sadly, had to be a phoner). Unless the interviewer, who was practically gushing by the end of the 1hr15mins, is/was a liar. Also, I'm hoping it really helps that interviewer is extremely well-connected to the powers that be (i.e., the folks who go asking for alum $$).

Unfortunately, I'm no reverse splitter. My GPA is median. On the flip side, I do have ~7 years of great post-UG WE and terrific LORs.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:25 pm

ozarkhack wrote:
JOThompson wrote:If you aced the interview, a waitlist isn't out of the question. I'm a reverse splitter with an LSAT below their 25th, and I still got on the WL. Will I be able to battle my way off the list? Probably not, but it's still better than a straight rejection.


Good to hear: I absolutely murdered the interview (which, sadly, had to be a phoner). Unless the interviewer, who was practically gushing by the end of the 1hr15mins, is/was a liar. Also, I'm hoping it really helps that interviewer is extremely well-connected to the powers that be (i.e., the folks who go asking for alum $$).

Unfortunately, I'm no reverse splitter. My GPA is median. On the flip side, I do have ~7 years of great post-UG WE and terrific LORs.

That's a heck of a long phone interview. If length is any indicator, I think you'll have a good shot at the WL, especially when your WE is factored in.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby slb052 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:50 pm

missvik218 wrote:When did all of you recent DRs go complete?!


Complete 1/4, DR 1/14. Freaking out.

(PS sorry if this posted twice, I'm trying to do this on my phone and failing miserably)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby GWdawg » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:52 pm

What are your stats?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby ozarkhack » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:55 pm

JOThompson wrote:That's a heck of a long phone interview. If length is any indicator, I think you'll have a good shot at the WL, especially when your WE is factored in.


Yeah, I thought so, too. ... Here's hoping it counts for a lot!

Good luck to you on getting off that sucker. Have you planned to write LOCI or send anything else in, or do you figure it's too early yet?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:58 pm

ozarkhack wrote:
JOThompson wrote:That's a heck of a long phone interview. If length is any indicator, I think you'll have a good shot at the WL, especially when your WE is factored in.


Yeah, I thought so, too. ... Here's hoping it counts for a lot!

Good luck to you on getting off that sucker. Have you planned to write LOCI or send anything else in, or do you figure it's too early yet?

I have a LOCI typed up, but haven't decided when to send it yet. I'll probably hold it for a couple weeks and send a new letter every six weeks. If I can find the funds, I may even visit the school. Keep me updated on your progress:)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby DoctorNick189 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:11 pm

DR 1/12. 3.0/176. Thought I interviewed well with Dean Morton, but who knows...

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby GWdawg » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:20 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:DR 1/12. 3.0/176. Thought I interviewed well with Dean Morton, but who knows...


176 and you're worried?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Veritas » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:21 pm

GWdawg wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:DR 1/12. 3.0/176. Thought I interviewed well with Dean Morton, but who knows...


176 and you're worried?

He's in my DR group, the 176 is comforting, but, like he said...."who knows..."

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:25 pm

This may not be reassuring, but I thought I should pass along a tidbit from my interview. According to the assistant dean I met, the admissions office is aware that TLS students try to predict the results of decision batches. He said that Vanderbilt thus tries to mix it up. I haven't seen much proof of that this year though.




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