Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

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moandersen
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby moandersen » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:30 pm

I could use some insight about Wisconsin.....

background: Im a splitter, with an lsat above their 75th, and a gpa below their 25th. 4 years out of college. good WE

It seems wisconsin waitlists everyone, plus their mother. with that being said, i expect the wl as well (my application will be sent by the end of the week). is there any way to avoid it, or once on it to get off relatively quick? should i sent a 'why wisconsin' essay with my application even though it is not mentioned on their app?

if admitted, i will more than likely go, since the higher ranked schools i applied to are huge reaches. thanks for any tips/comments.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby robin600 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:34 pm

moandersen wrote:I could use some insight about Wisconsin.....

background: Im a splitter, with an lsat above their 75th, and a gpa below their 25th. 4 years out of college. good WE

It seems wisconsin waitlists everyone, plus their mother. with that being said, i expect the wl as well (my application will be sent by the end of the week). is there any way to avoid it, or once on it to get off relatively quick? should i sent a 'why wisconsin' essay with my application even though it is not mentioned on their app?

if admitted, i will more than likely go, since the higher ranked schools i applied to are huge reaches. thanks for any tips/comments.


I'd call them and ask. Speak with the head of admissions. This went well for me at ND, when I called to ask them what I can do to make my application stand out from the other WLers, they gave me advice and said they'd carefully re-evaluate my app. It might not seem like much, but getting your name out there and doing what they want you to do can make a big difference.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby mchrop10 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:17 pm

WL'ed today


:(

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:20 pm

mchrop10 wrote:WL'ed today


:(


Stupid Badgers...

When did you go UR?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby mxc » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:23 pm

mchrop10 wrote:WL'ed today


:(

Sorry to hear that. How did you find out?

Snail mail? Email? Status checker?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby mchrop10 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:53 pm

Went under review on 11/24 and found out this afternoon via e-mail. It hurt. I really wanted to go there.

I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out how I can go about getting off the WL. Incidentally, the assistant dean whose name appears in the e-mail has his phone number listed on their website. Would it be too presumptuous to just call him versus the admissions office?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:28 pm

mchrop10 wrote:Went under review on 11/24 and found out this afternoon via e-mail. It hurt. I really wanted to go there.

I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out how I can go about getting off the WL. Incidentally, the assistant dean whose name appears in the e-mail has his phone number listed on their website. Would it be too presumptuous to just call him versus the admissions office?


I'd suggest speaking to Rebecca Scheller (not sure about the sp) vs. Dean Hall...well, unless you want to have the most awkward conversation...ever. The best way to get off the WL is to write a LOCI and visit the school.

Also, totally unrelated topic--I think I'm the one who's going to need some luck now! I just submitted a ton of forms required for residency. It's truly begun!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby mchrop10 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:50 pm

coolkatz321 wrote:
mchrop10 wrote:Went under review on 11/24 and found out this afternoon via e-mail. It hurt. I really wanted to go there.

I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out how I can go about getting off the WL. Incidentally, the assistant dean whose name appears in the e-mail has his phone number listed on their website. Would it be too presumptuous to just call him versus the admissions office?


I'd suggest speaking to Rebecca Scheller (not sure about the sp) vs. Dean Hall...well, unless you want to have the most awkward conversation...ever. The best way to get off the WL is to write a LOCI and visit the school.

Also, totally unrelated topic--I think I'm the one who's going to need some luck now! I just submitted a ton of forms required for residency. It's truly begun!



Thanks for the info. Have you spoken to her before about WL's?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby mchrop10 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:21 pm

Also, should I still address my LOCI to Dean Hall?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby robin600 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:29 pm

Just curious mchrop10 what are your stats? I'm sure you have a decent shot of getting off the WL

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby coolkatz321 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:41 am

mchrop10 wrote:Also, should I still address my LOCI to Dean Hall?


When I wrote mine last year, I addressed it to "Dean Hall and Members of the Admission Committee"

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lmurp3 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:20 am

In!!! I'm sooo excited!!!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:24 am

lmurp3 wrote:In!!! I'm sooo excited!!!


Numbers, completion date?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby samer » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:30 am

lmurp3 wrote:In!!! I'm sooo excited!!!


In today? How did you find out? Congratulations!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lmurp3 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:34 am

went complete mid-october, so i've been waiting for awhile.
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lmurp3 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:35 am

thanks! just received a long email at about 9:30!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Snwboarder78 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:40 pm

I just noticed at the top of my status checker page it says that my application is currently under review by the admissions committee. I hadn't noticed that before, hopefully it means good news will be on its way soon.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lawschoollady » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:50 pm

coolkatz321 wrote:
mchrop10 wrote:Went under review on 11/24 and found out this afternoon via e-mail. It hurt. I really wanted to go there.

I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out how I can go about getting off the WL. Incidentally, the assistant dean whose name appears in the e-mail has his phone number listed on their website. Would it be too presumptuous to just call him versus the admissions office?


I'd suggest speaking to Rebecca Scheller (not sure about the sp) vs. Dean Hall...well, unless you want to have the most awkward conversation...ever. The best way to get off the WL is to write a LOCI and visit the school.

Also, totally unrelated topic--I think I'm the one who's going to need some luck now! I just submitted a ton of forms required for residency. It's truly begun!



You should really be careful what you say. I'm pretty sure the Admissions Office reads this blog, including Mike Hall.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby trekstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:41 pm

I'm getting anxious. I got my status checker email 12/3/09 but I was marked in review 11/24...should I have heard anything yet? I'm at their 75 for LSAT and in between median and 75 for GPA.

I just hate the waiting game I guess. :oops:

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:47 pm

lawschoollady wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:
mchrop10 wrote:Went under review on 11/24 and found out this afternoon via e-mail. It hurt. I really wanted to go there.

I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out how I can go about getting off the WL. Incidentally, the assistant dean whose name appears in the e-mail has his phone number listed on their website. Would it be too presumptuous to just call him versus the admissions office?


I'd suggest speaking to Rebecca Scheller (not sure about the sp) vs. Dean Hall...well, unless you want to have the most awkward conversation...ever. The best way to get off the WL is to write a LOCI and visit the school.

Also, totally unrelated topic--I think I'm the one who's going to need some luck now! I just submitted a ton of forms required for residency. It's truly begun!



You should really be careful what you say. I'm pretty sure the Admissions Office reads this blog, including Mike Hall.

If someone rejects you for saying something like that on a thread, then they are seriously disturbed.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:01 pm

lawschoollady wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:
mchrop10 wrote:Went under review on 11/24 and found out this afternoon via e-mail. It hurt. I really wanted to go there.

I think I'm going to call them tomorrow to find out how I can go about getting off the WL. Incidentally, the assistant dean whose name appears in the e-mail has his phone number listed on their website. Would it be too presumptuous to just call him versus the admissions office?


I'd suggest speaking to Rebecca Scheller (not sure about the sp) vs. Dean Hall...well, unless you want to have the most awkward conversation...ever. The best way to get off the WL is to write a LOCI and visit the school.

Also, totally unrelated topic--I think I'm the one who's going to need some luck now! I just submitted a ton of forms required for residency. It's truly begun!



You should really be careful what you say. I'm pretty sure the Admissions Office reads this blog, including Mike Hall.


I've met Mike Hall... He's pretty chill.

Also, he's not going to hold helpful advice against someone, especially if it helps streamline his own application process. That's ludicrous.
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:23 pm

I just about had a heart attack when I received an email from Wisc...inviting me to apply for scholarships. Yes, I think it's a fantastic idea but let me in first!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby JayTal » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:27 pm

Slimpee wrote:I just about had a heart attack when I received an email from Wisc...inviting me to apply for scholarships. Yes, I think it's a fantastic idea but let me in first!


+1

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby trekstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:29 pm

Yeah - whats the deal with the scholarship email? Give me my acceptance please!!!!!!!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby trekstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:30 pm

jayzon wrote:
samer wrote:
lmurp3 wrote:In!!! I'm sooo excited!!!


In today? How did you find out? Congratulations!


I believe all applicants are notified by a long email, followed shortly thereafter by a nearly-identical letter.


Are you saying that everyone receives an email with their decision - rejection, waitlist, accept?




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