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ProfitsProphets
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Re: U Washington

Postby ProfitsProphets » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:26 am

HerseyChris wrote:
ProfitsProphets wrote:
aPosseAdEsse wrote:Goodluck to those who have heard back recently. Sounds like that was a denial batch last week?

Alright time to speculate...

Step 1: Monday: Nothing
Step 2: Tuesday: Nothing
Step 3: Wednesday: Everyone left goes blank!
Step 4: Thursday: One. More. Mysterious. Day. (???)
Step 5: Friday => Mixed batch of acceptances and waitlists trickle in! (Profit?)


aPosse, if you're speaking to me above, then yes, that's an excellent way to look at it! I wonder how many of us are still waiting to hear back as we approach the 4/1 deadline. I hope many people with better offers give up their seats so the rest of us that REALLY want to attend can have an opportunity. Good luck to all. Next week is going to be intense (unless many of us still have to wait through the 5/1 seat deposit, which I would happily wait that out).

Flaw in your logic Profits, there is no 'better offer' than a UW acceptance :wink: .


You know what I mean, like this person: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/SenatorTankerbell

Is this person going to pick UW over their other offers, particularly Duke w/$. But I agree, there is no better offer for me, or the many other hopefuls waiting on TLS. UW is #1 to many, but many people break UW's heart by W their apps because they leave it all behind for those little schools like harvard, yale, etc.

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Re: U Washington

Postby HerseyChris » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:38 am

ProfitsProphets wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:
ProfitsProphets wrote:
aPosseAdEsse wrote:Goodluck to those who have heard back recently. Sounds like that was a denial batch last week?

Alright time to speculate...

Step 1: Monday: Nothing
Step 2: Tuesday: Nothing
Step 3: Wednesday: Everyone left goes blank!
Step 4: Thursday: One. More. Mysterious. Day. (???)
Step 5: Friday => Mixed batch of acceptances and waitlists trickle in! (Profit?)


aPosse, if you're speaking to me above, then yes, that's an excellent way to look at it! I wonder how many of us are still waiting to hear back as we approach the 4/1 deadline. I hope many people with better offers give up their seats so the rest of us that REALLY want to attend can have an opportunity. Good luck to all. Next week is going to be intense (unless many of us still have to wait through the 5/1 seat deposit, which I would happily wait that out).

Flaw in your logic Profits, there is no 'better offer' than a UW acceptance :wink: .


You know what I mean, like this person: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/SenatorTankerbell

Is this person going to pick UW over their other offers, particularly Duke w/$. But I agree, there is no better offer for me, or the many other hopefuls waiting on TLS. UW is #1 to many, but many people break UW's heart by W their apps because they leave it all behind for those little schools like harvard, yale, etc.


Yeah, I saw that guy today. Those are some eye popping numbers. Somehow though, I don't think UW's heart is broken when they're rejected by an acceptee, or least not nearly as much as a rejected person's heart is.

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Re: U Washington

Postby PlugInBaby » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:57 am

ProfitsProphets wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:
ProfitsProphets wrote:
aPosseAdEsse wrote:Goodluck to those who have heard back recently. Sounds like that was a denial batch last week?

Alright time to speculate...

Step 1: Monday: Nothing
Step 2: Tuesday: Nothing
Step 3: Wednesday: Everyone left goes blank!
Step 4: Thursday: One. More. Mysterious. Day. (???)
Step 5: Friday => Mixed batch of acceptances and waitlists trickle in! (Profit?)


aPosse, if you're speaking to me above, then yes, that's an excellent way to look at it! I wonder how many of us are still waiting to hear back as we approach the 4/1 deadline. I hope many people with better offers give up their seats so the rest of us that REALLY want to attend can have an opportunity. Good luck to all. Next week is going to be intense (unless many of us still have to wait through the 5/1 seat deposit, which I would happily wait that out).

Flaw in your logic Profits, there is no 'better offer' than a UW acceptance :wink: .


You know what I mean, like this person: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/SenatorTankerbell

Is this person going to pick UW over their other offers, particularly Duke w/$. But I agree, there is no better offer for me, or the many other hopefuls waiting on TLS. UW is #1 to many, but many people break UW's heart by W their apps because they leave it all behind for those little schools like harvard, yale, etc.



Check out my comments for him...and his replied links.


Got my first ding from St. Louis U...not WUSTL...SLU. Apparently the Jesuits think this is my theme song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujzp9ffPwPM

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Re: U Washington

Postby MisterChase » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:50 pm

Those of you from out-of-state, how do you all feel about U-dub's quarter-based system? That is, instead of the usual 15 weeks for semesters, you will have 10 weeks for each quarter.

The difference is not trivial.

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Re: U Washington

Postby UWlawhopeful » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:04 am

I'd like to think optimistically my undetermined status, so I'd like to think that even worse case - I am waitlisted. Can you all help me undestand how this works? Is it possible to be waitlisted, then come May/June and find out that you are not accepted? Or is it simply a waiting game, where you either get lucky and get spot for fall because some decided to turn UW offers down or you start a quarter late?

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Re: U Washington

Postby legalease9 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:44 am

UWlawhopeful wrote:I'd like to think optimistically my undetermined status, so I'd like to think that even worse case - I am waitlisted. Can you all help me undestand how this works? Is it possible to be waitlisted, then come May/June and find out that you are not accepted? Or is it simply a waiting game, where you either get lucky and get spot for fall because some decided to turn UW offers down or you start a quarter late?


If you are waitlisted, and you don't get admitted for fall, you are rejected. UW (and most law schools in the top 50), don't allow alternate quarter/semester start dates. Sometimes law schools will accept you two days into fall, but thats as extreme as it gets. Then again, if you do get admitted for fall, its all good!

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Re: U Washington

Postby ProfitsProphets » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:49 am

UWlawhopeful wrote:I'd like to think optimistically my undetermined status, so I'd like to think that even worse case - I am waitlisted. Can you all help me undestand how this works? Is it possible to be waitlisted, then come May/June and find out that you are not accepted? Or is it simply a waiting game, where you either get lucky and get spot for fall because some decided to turn UW offers down or you start a quarter late?


It looks like it is turning into a waiting game. It could be longer still and very well could end up getting news one doesn't want to hear. I think, if they are considering your app, that UW has to wait to hear back from the many offers they have already sent out. Remember, according to their website, of the nearly 3k apps, 600 people are offered admissions. Obviously they know not everyone is going to accept those offers, so they wait up to the seat deposit deadline to round out the eventual 180 seats. However, some years they enroll 179, others 180 or 181. I'd like to think that every year 4-5 looooooongshots round out the class at the end of the cycle, which is why the actual enrollment varies by year. Maybe some of us still waiting can be so lucky to be included in that group. I've been told don't get excited about anything until you hear back from the school. Speculation is exactly that, so keep your fingers crossed. :lol:

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Re: U Washington

Postby aimhigh09 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:51 am

MisterChase wrote:Those of you from out-of-state, how do you all feel about U-dub's quarter-based system? That is, instead of the usual 15 weeks for semesters, you will have 10 weeks for each quarter.

The difference is not trivial.


I'd be interested in hearing from a current student about this. I didn't think to ask about it while I was visiting, but it does seem a little different from the usual semester system.

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Re: U Washington

Postby Neelio » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:19 am

feelin good today... i think those of us that haven't gone blank are going to see some movement. Just sayin...

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Re: U Washington

Postby akili » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:07 am

I literally dreamed I went blank last night. This is getting ridiculous.

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Re: U Washington

Postby jcl2 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:13 am

aimhigh09 wrote:
MisterChase wrote:Those of you from out-of-state, how do you all feel about U-dub's quarter-based system? That is, instead of the usual 15 weeks for semesters, you will have 10 weeks for each quarter.

The difference is not trivial.


I'd be interested in hearing from a current student about this. I didn't think to ask about it while I was visiting, but it does seem a little different from the usual semester system.


When I visited last year I asked some of the current students about it, they mostly seemed to like it. One major positive in my mind is that you have three sets of finals in your first year rather than just two, which takes a little pressure off and leaves a little more room for error if you have one bad exam. Also in your second two years you can take classes in more different subjects.

Another concern I sometimes hear is that the quarter system could make getting summer employment more difficult because classes end 3 to 4 weeks later than most semester schools. I really doubt this is an issue for several reasons: 1) Big firms in the NW are obviously used to hiring UW students and structure their summer programs in such a way that they can hire students who don't finish school until June, 2) Stanford and Chicago are also on the quarter system, so I would imagine that most of the big firms in major markets around the country are willing to hire students on the quarter system, 3) Summer employment with the government, non-profits, judges, small firms, etc. is not nearly as structured as big firm summer programs, so that shouldn't be an issue, and 4) if you look at the list of where UW grads have ended up working, the list is very diverse and even includes some major firms in NY and CA. I have also not heard anything about this being a problem from current students.

Personally, I've never gone to a school that was on semesters, so I'm perfectly happy to stick with the quarter system.

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Re: U Washington

Postby Neelio » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:21 am

So... just to get an idea of what is still out there... can we get a headcount of those still waiting (In Review) and stats? I'll start-

IR 12/17----->IR 03/05 165/3.88

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Re: U Washington

Postby cardinalandgold » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 am

IR 3/6
3.6, 169

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Re: U Washington

Postby akili » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 am

IR 3/10
160/3.8

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Re: U Washington

Postby Annie09 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:28 am

IR 3/6
169 3.73

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Re: U Washington

Postby griffkin » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:29 am

IR 2/22 ---->IR 3/5

3.55/166

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Re: U Washington

Postby akili » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:30 am

Yeesh. You guys have some great numbers!

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Re: U Washington

Postby Neelio » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:35 am

This looks like a promising bunch... hopefully we get the nod relatively soon.

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Re: U Washington

Postby aimhigh09 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:37 am

jcl2 wrote:
aimhigh09 wrote:
MisterChase wrote:Those of you from out-of-state, how do you all feel about U-dub's quarter-based system? That is, instead of the usual 15 weeks for semesters, you will have 10 weeks for each quarter.

The difference is not trivial.


I'd be interested in hearing from a current student about this. I didn't think to ask about it while I was visiting, but it does seem a little different from the usual semester system.


When I visited last year I asked some of the current students about it, they mostly seemed to like it. One major positive in my mind is that you have three sets of finals in your first year rather than just two, which takes a little pressure off and leaves a little more room for error if you have one bad exam. Also in your second two years you can take classes in more different subjects.

Another concern I sometimes hear is that the quarter system could make getting summer employment more difficult because classes end 3 to 4 weeks later than most semester schools. I really doubt this is an issue for several reasons: 1) Big firms in the NW are obviously used to hiring UW students and structure their summer programs in such a way that they can hire students who don't finish school until June, 2) Stanford and Chicago are also on the quarter system, so I would imagine that most of the big firms in major markets around the country are willing to hire students on the quarter system, 3) Summer employment with the government, non-profits, judges, small firms, etc. is not nearly as structured as big firm summer programs, so that shouldn't be an issue, and 4) if you look at the list of where UW grads have ended up working, the list is very diverse and even includes some major firms in NY and CA. I have also not heard anything about this being a problem from current students.

Personally, I've never gone to a school that was on semesters, so I'm perfectly happy to stick with the quarter system.


Thanks for all that info! That was sorta what I was hoping to hear. I'm 99% sure UW will be getting my seat deposit next month (just waiting a little longer to see if CU comes through with a scholarship). I'm just trying to decide what I should tell the UW admissions committee, since they ask for an email stating your intentions by April 1. I haven't actually put the seat deposit in yet, so I guess I'll say that I'm still deciding, but it is looking more and more like UW.

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Re: U Washington

Postby steven3579 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:39 am

IR 3/10

162/3.97

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Re: U Washington

Postby Tweek » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:40 am

ProfitsProphets wrote:I wonder how many of us are still waiting to hear back as we approach the 4/1 deadline.


Is there a "deadline" I'm not aware of? In my admission letter it just said email them to let them know how your decision is shaping up before April 1, but the deposit deadline isn't till May 1. Am I mistaken? Is there anything I need to do before April 1 to make sure I don't lose my seat? Thanks guys.

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Re: U Washington

Postby akili » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:42 am

Hmmm do you think that the 3/5, 3/6 group are definite accepts and the 3/10 are WL/rejects? (I'm in the 3/10).

Shoot.

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Re: U Washington

Postby CmonSD » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:44 am

I am 3/14 and will be shocked if I don't get rejected. :oops:

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Re: U Washington

Postby jcl2 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:50 am

aimhigh09 wrote:
jcl2 wrote:
aimhigh09 wrote:
MisterChase wrote:Those of you from out-of-state, how do you all feel about U-dub's quarter-based system? That is, instead of the usual 15 weeks for semesters, you will have 10 weeks for each quarter.

The difference is not trivial.


I'd be interested in hearing from a current student about this. I didn't think to ask about it while I was visiting, but it does seem a little different from the usual semester system.


When I visited last year I asked some of the current students about it, they mostly seemed to like it. One major positive in my mind is that you have three sets of finals in your first year rather than just two, which takes a little pressure off and leaves a little more room for error if you have one bad exam. Also in your second two years you can take classes in more different subjects.

Another concern I sometimes hear is that the quarter system could make getting summer employment more difficult because classes end 3 to 4 weeks later than most semester schools. I really doubt this is an issue for several reasons: 1) Big firms in the NW are obviously used to hiring UW students and structure their summer programs in such a way that they can hire students who don't finish school until June, 2) Stanford and Chicago are also on the quarter system, so I would imagine that most of the big firms in major markets around the country are willing to hire students on the quarter system, 3) Summer employment with the government, non-profits, judges, small firms, etc. is not nearly as structured as big firm summer programs, so that shouldn't be an issue, and 4) if you look at the list of where UW grads have ended up working, the list is very diverse and even includes some major firms in NY and CA. I have also not heard anything about this being a problem from current students.

Personally, I've never gone to a school that was on semesters, so I'm perfectly happy to stick with the quarter system.


Thanks for all that info! That was sorta what I was hoping to hear. I'm 99% sure UW will be getting my seat deposit next month (just waiting a little longer to see if CU comes through with a scholarship). I'm just trying to decide what I should tell the UW admissions committee, since they ask for an email stating your intentions by April 1. I haven't actually put the seat deposit in yet, so I guess I'll say that I'm still deciding, but it is looking more and more like UW.


Wow, I just looked at your lsn profile, and we applied to most of the same schools and got pretty much identical results.
I was in the exact same position last year, leaning towards UW but waiting to hear about scholarships from CU. Good luck with your decision.

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Re: U Washington

Postby PlugInBaby » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:55 am

Tweek wrote:
ProfitsProphets wrote:I wonder how many of us are still waiting to hear back as we approach the 4/1 deadline.


Is there a "deadline" I'm not aware of? In my admission letter it just said email them to let them know how your decision is shaping up before April 1, but the deposit deadline isn't till May 1. Am I mistaken? Is there anything I need to do before April 1 to make sure I don't lose my seat? Thanks guys.


April 1st is the U-Dub's self-determined admissions line. Thus far it seems that they have to get quite busy to make it.

BTW 3.77/161 IR 2/5 ----> 3/6

Looks like I should buy those LSAT prep materials today....good luck all!
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