Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

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LurkSoHard
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Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby LurkSoHard » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:03 pm

I am still UR at a few law schools and have not received any correspondence from colleges that normally send interview requests and Why X? for OOS. The ones I'm mainly interested in are UVA, UT-A, and Vandy. Would visiting these colleges and requesting an interview with someone from admissions help speed up the process or eliminate the need for later questions like Why X or the normal interview request? Thanks for the help and advice!

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby Troianii » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:30 pm

LurkSoHard wrote:I am still UR at a few law schools and have not received any correspondence from colleges that normally send interview requests and Why X? for OOS. The ones I'm mainly interested in are UVA, UT-A, and Vandy. Would visiting these colleges and requesting an interview with someone from admissions help speed up the process or eliminate the need for later questions like Why X or the normal interview request? Thanks for the help and advice!


I'm interested in this as well.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby benwyatt » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:10 am

Visiting would have little or no effect, especially at this point in the cycle.

Don't request an interview because that's not how that works and you'll come off as incredibly entitled.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby fliptrip » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:49 am

benwyatt wrote:Visiting would have little or no effect, especially at this point in the cycle.


+1. So long as you communicate in advance. This is a busy time of year for adcomms.

benwyatt wrote:Don't request an interview because that's not how that works and you'll come off as incredibly entitled.


+1000000. Let them decide if they want to talk to you more.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:23 am

GoogleWasMyIdea wrote:ETA: I agree that I wouldn't request an "interview." Maybe a meeting/brief chat. Word choice matters here.

You can ask to meet with one to discuss, but never ask for an interview.

Visiting helps. It won't help you get in anywhere you didn't, but it shields against YP and shows you're interested.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby Troianii » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:54 pm

KMart wrote:
GoogleWasMyIdea wrote:ETA: I agree that I wouldn't request an "interview." Maybe a meeting/brief chat. Word choice matters here.


Visiting helps. It won't help you get in anywhere you didn't, but it shields against YP and shows you're interested.


This is what I've heard before, and as far as I knew before this a visit would only help if you have numbers above the school's medians and were waitlisted. So it only helps in very specific circumstances, right? I mean, I assume that it wouldn't help someone who was waitlisted at a reach school.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:13 pm

Troianii wrote:I assume that it wouldn't help someone who was waitlisted at a reach school.

Why not? They want to pull people they know will attend. Visiting, if you can, shows you're probably going to go if you get in.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby Troianii » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:43 pm

KMart wrote:
Troianii wrote:I assume that it wouldn't help someone who was waitlisted at a reach school.

Why not? They want to pull people they know will attend. Visiting, if you can, shows you're probably going to go if you get in.


huh. Maybe I just misperceived things, but I kind of thought that the assumption of most law schools is that if you're below both their medians and they admit you that you'd attend. But I guess that was a little presumptuous.

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Re: Visting and Requesting Interview While Pending

Postby KMart » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:48 pm

Troianii wrote:
KMart wrote:
Troianii wrote:I assume that it wouldn't help someone who was waitlisted at a reach school.

Why not? They want to pull people they know will attend. Visiting, if you can, shows you're probably going to go if you get in.


huh. Maybe I just misperceived things, but I kind of thought that the assumption of most law schools is that if you're below both their medians and they admit you that you'd attend. But I guess that was a little presumptuous.

Idk. Not everyone wants to pay sticker for every law school. LOCIs help shield against YP too. Don't take what I say as gospel, I'm just trying to give my 2 cents.




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