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Title: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 11:53:58 AM
LoveButton's right...I don't feel right griping on the celebratory thread.  So here's the place for everyone to vent.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: mertmengelmier on February 08, 2008, 12:02:16 PM
Haven't gone home yet, but I'm sure there's some thin envelopes and stress-inducing mail waiting for me :(.

This forum is the b.s./stress mecca.  Gotta love it.

Rejected from Hastings and SMU the past couple weeks.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TrumpWho?? on February 08, 2008, 12:04:02 PM
Went to decision today @ Michigan and Im predicting a rejection.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Go Bears! on February 08, 2008, 12:04:41 PM
Deferred at  Chicago and Harvard yesterday and the day before.  Expecting a deferral/waitlist at Columbia today or tomorrow.  Ugh.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 12:10:45 PM
Rejection from Columbia (duh) and GWU waitlist on Monday.  Due to postal service snafoo (sp?) I called Emory and American to make sure they hadn't sent me anything and was informed my file is still with the committee. 16 weeks later. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: utilitarianjac on February 08, 2008, 12:13:17 PM
No news from ANYBODY since Sunday. I'm expecting all the bad stuff that's going around here fairly soon. A rejection at Harvard and Columbia, a waitlist at Chicago, etc.

But why in the world have I not heard a thing from Virginia and Berkeley? I've been complete long enough to have received some word.

And what's the deal with USC and UCLA?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Signal on February 08, 2008, 12:15:49 PM
I agree this should be a sticky. The acceptance thread is great and uplifting, but most of us will get rejected from some schools, or held, or waitlisted, etc. This is a great place to vent about it.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 12:16:36 PM
Agree - I don't know how to do that though.  I know, I'm a technology retard.

Anyway......I can honestly say I don't know what to expect in terms of decisions this cycle anymore.  I got rejections from the places I was expecting to, but I was sure I would have heard from Emory and American by now.  I've seen people I didn't think had the numbers get in, and people I thought were a shoe-in not get in.  So who knows anymore???
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Petite Avocate on February 08, 2008, 12:22:52 PM
No news from ANYBODY since Sunday. I'm expecting all the bad stuff that's going around here fairly soon. A rejection at Harvard and Columbia, a waitlist at Chicago, etc.

But why in the world have I not heard a thing from Virginia and Berkeley? I've been complete long enough to have received some word.

And what's the deal with USC and UCLA?

I'm dying waiting for UVA. I've been complete since mid-October!!

I released my spots at NW and Vandy today; I hope one of you benefits. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 12:23:44 PM
I don't wait well.  I'm an instant gratification sort of girl.  :-[
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on February 08, 2008, 12:30:47 PM
First rejection of the cycle. Bye bye Penn!

A rejection actually makes me a bit happier than WL (or maybe I'm just saying that). My reason is that I didn't write a Why Penn?. Had I been WL, I would have spent a lot of time wondering what could have been. Now, I know the best case scenario was a WL that I wouldn't have come off of with the Why Penn?. Right? :p

In any case, it was expected. I really thought WL at best at the beginning of the cycle. And as time went on, I knew it'd be a rejection.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 12:38:50 PM
yah, let's definitely sticky this baby.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ac34 on February 08, 2008, 12:51:45 PM
Waitlisted at Penn.

It's my top choice, and there's maybe a 95% chance I'd go there if admitted (depends on financial aid concerns). I want off this waitlist!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: I hate 20 dollar bills, I like 100's!!! on February 08, 2008, 12:54:50 PM
First rejection of my cycle...marquette..I was waitlisted last year
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 08, 2008, 12:55:23 PM
pwned at HLS.  expected. ah well
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: michigander on February 08, 2008, 12:59:17 PM
rejected at harvard as well. via email. with 4 different fonts for 4 different paragraphs.

classy, really.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: doos13 on February 08, 2008, 01:02:31 PM
Rejected at Yale today and at Harvard earlier this week.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 08, 2008, 01:02:40 PM
rejected at harvard as well. via email. with 4 different fonts for 4 different paragraphs.

classy, really.

cant they afford to send a god damn letter? pure class, HLS.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 01:13:26 PM
sorry bout HLS, guys.  there was some discussion earlier about whether it would actually be better to get a rejection on paper...i sort of prefer the email version.
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Post by: BigLulz on February 08, 2008, 01:15:22 PM
sorry bout HLS, guys.  there was some discussion earlier about whether it would actually be better to get a rejection on paper...i sort of prefer the email version.

Good for the environment, too!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 01:16:04 PM
sorry bout HLS, guys.  there was some discussion earlier about whether it would actually be better to get a rejection on paper...i sort of prefer the email version.

Good for the environment, too!

without email rejections, Lulz's avatar ceases to exist.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Rhymenoceros on February 08, 2008, 01:21:49 PM
Nothing made me feel better about the paper-iness of Yale's rejection in my mailbox today.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 01:40:16 PM
Nothing made me feel better about the paper-iness of Yale's rejection in my mailbox today.

oh, something to look forward to when i get home!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: indyguy7484 on February 08, 2008, 01:47:31 PM
I like paper decisions, personally, although I do appreciate the speed of email rejections.  There was something about being able to hold my Columbia waitlist in my hands that made it more real and easier to get over.  I think an email seems too trivial for something most applicants take very seriously, especially a decision like a rejection.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 01:49:31 PM
It was a little too shocking to receive it via email.  You see jdadmissions@hls.edu and get all excited and then open it to find the rejection.  At least when it's paper, you sort of know it's coming.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: michigander on February 08, 2008, 01:51:56 PM
More than that, it was the format of the Harvard email. Like after all the hours I put into my app, they couldn't take the one minute to standardize the font? Come on...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 08, 2008, 02:14:20 PM
It was a little too shocking to receive it via email.  You see jdadmissions@hls.edu and get all excited and then open it to find the rejection.  At least when it's paper, you sort of know it's coming.

What does the subject line say?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 02:22:33 PM
It was a little too shocking to receive it via email.  You see jdadmissions@hls.edu and get all excited and then open it to find the rejection.  At least when it's paper, you sort of know it's coming.

What does the subject line say?

It says:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/benderette/Icons/South%20Park/fags.jpg)

Sincerely, Harvard.


(PS: That's a South Park reference, not hate speech!!!)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 02:23:24 PM
It was a little too shocking to receive it via email.  You see jdadmissions@hls.edu and get all excited and then open it to find the rejection.  At least when it's paper, you sort of know it's coming.

What does the subject line say?

I believe it was something along the lines of "Application Decision", but no reference to what the decision actually was.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LegallyAccepted on February 08, 2008, 02:25:28 PM
It was a little too shocking to receive it via email.  You see jdadmissions@hls.edu and get all excited and then open it to find the rejection.  At least when it's paper, you sort of know it's coming.

What does the subject line say?

I believe it was something along the lines of "Application Decision", but no reference to what the decision actually was.

Just curious... All of you all who received rejections recently, how long were your applications in review?  Was it the full two months?  This is becoming a bit unbearable...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on February 08, 2008, 02:27:00 PM
I got the email last week, and I had been in review since 10/22 according to the status checker.  I went complete early October.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: melbel08 on February 08, 2008, 03:15:42 PM
My Mason rejection was quite quick considering I went into "review" jan. 10th. They got back to me before the end of the month. Guess they really loved my application.  :-\ 
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Post by: rabidkoala on February 08, 2008, 03:44:50 PM
Rejected at Stanford by snail mail.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 04:04:44 PM
okay, on my way home...expect a post from me within the hour!!!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TallisUmbras on February 08, 2008, 04:16:44 PM
I see that I went to "decision" at Michigan after getting the January deferred email...tagging this spot to report the obvious...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 08, 2008, 04:43:18 PM
Yep.  Yale rejection.  Totally expected and no big deal.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TallisUmbras on February 08, 2008, 04:54:16 PM
Sorry to hear that LoveButton :( Glad that it was no big deal, though.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ShadWhitmore on February 08, 2008, 06:11:17 PM
okay, on my way home...expect a post from me within the hour!!!
Yep.  Yale rejection.  Totally expected and no big deal.

Wow, you totally called it... that should serve as some form of condolence.

I predict I'll receive mine tomorrow.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: futurelawstudent2011 on February 08, 2008, 06:15:58 PM
okay, on my way home...expect a post from me within the hour!!!
Yep.  Yale rejection.  Totally expected and no big deal.

Wow, you totally called it... that should serve as some form of condolence.

I predict I'll receive mine tomorrow.

How much do I hate right now that I live allllll the way on the west coast! I'm sure I'll have mine by Monday  :D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: gjrmf on February 08, 2008, 06:47:07 PM

Considering the form of the e-mail I was surprised they deigned to respond to me at all.  I figured they would just never acknowledge that they had spent any time on such an applicant.

i think this is maybe my case
i got the e-mail informing me of the status checker URL like 3 weeks ago (i've been complete since late Nov, 4 weeks after my apps were sent)

and i'm STILL under review. i think they threw out my app and never even bothered to update the status checker
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: gjrmf on February 08, 2008, 06:50:30 PM
sorry bout HLS, guys.  there was some discussion earlier about whether it would actually be better to get a rejection on paper...i sort of prefer the email version.

True, I was able to delete the e-mail along with all other e-mail correspondence from them, permanently delete all the e-mail in my trash can, and then pretend I never even applied (until now).   But shredding a rejection letter would have been fun as well.

I am going to shut up now because I am starting to sound mildly insane.

oh when i was in high school i applied to like fourteen schools (same deal, i was a huge splitter in HS)
and was rejected from eleven
i taped up each rejection on my locker, and it was very popular wall of shame, including rejections from BC, Tufts, Rice, Michigan...

but that was okay, because i had already been accepted at Penn.

i think i'm going to enjoy that USC and vandy rejection about now.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jdxf on February 08, 2008, 07:46:14 PM
They should totally mention that in the email:

"Although we have decided not to admit you to our incoming class, we believe that the tree we have saved by emailing this decision to you rather than mailing it should serve as consolation"

lol
i came home to see a while envelop from Yale. rejection of course. trust me, i would rather know it from email. now knowing that my roommates all knew i got this thin envelope without announcing any big news just made me more miserable.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jdxf on February 08, 2008, 07:49:12 PM
It was a little too shocking to receive it via email.  You see jdadmissions@hls.edu and get all excited and then open it to find the rejection.  At least when it's paper, you sort of know it's coming.

this is true.
since i never got a phone call or anything from Yale
this thin envelope that came in today had "rejection" all over it.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: michigander on February 08, 2008, 08:16:47 PM
this thread makes me so sad. i just got a harvard and yale rejection in one day, one mail one email. that meant i got rejected at work, and then rejected when i went home. have to be honest, that was pretty harsh, even with realistic expectations.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jdxf on February 08, 2008, 08:22:18 PM
this thread makes me so sad. i just got a harvard and yale rejection in one day, one mail one email. that meant i got rejected at work, and then rejected when i went home. have to be honest, that was pretty harsh, even with realistic expectations.

hug...
same here
i hate to admit but i cried over the Yale rejection. although i've never really got my hopes up...i just feel so miserable now.
i m listening to this over and over and it does not help
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KTLR3zHxnr8
i can't make you love me if you don't
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on February 08, 2008, 10:55:05 PM
I got rejected from Northwestern a few weeks back. It's not like I had high hopes for getting in but I jumped through all their little hoops and even did an interview so yea I cared.

Must say probably the worst way to get a rejection. First you're informed of a decision by email and then you go the status check for your PDF letter.  It's like a torturous scavenger hunt :-\

You get excited about the email ;D
but then you panic as the status check page loads on your computer and you do a quick check of LSN to see what the decision might possibly be :o  ??? :o
and the you see the single paragraph telling you aren't worthy  :'(

such is life

but I must say I'm starting to hate deferrals more... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST TELL MEEE!!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on February 09, 2008, 03:38:31 AM
I just saw this thread, so the update for the week is deferred at Harvard and Chicago, waitlisted at Columbia.  Crappy week.
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Post by: JMFM2011 on February 09, 2008, 07:34:38 AM
Yep, me too.

Rejected @ Stanford a few days ago and Harvard via email yesterday.  I am fine with both of them since I have already kind of made peace with the cycle and am ready to make a real decision.  I'll be glad when those last 3 decisions make it my way...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: saradsun on February 09, 2008, 08:27:12 AM
this thread makes me so sad. i just got a harvard and yale rejection in one day, one mail one email. that meant i got rejected at work, and then rejected when i went home. have to be honest, that was pretty harsh, even with realistic expectations.

This just sucks michigander. I've been thinking about your post ever since I read it last night. I hope you've recovered today.
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Post by: michigander on February 09, 2008, 10:26:15 AM
thanks saradsun and jdxf, and everyone else for commiserating. im doing better today, but hoping that the stanford rejection doesn't make its way into my mailbox today. that would probably stifle the recovery process...

this may sound silly, but i think one of the hardest part of being rejected is telling people. i feel like there's a group of people who don't really understand the law school admission processthink since i'm "smart" that i would obviously get into harvard, yale, etc. i really don't look forward to explaining to those people that i've been rejected. sigh.
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Post by: Fountainhead on February 09, 2008, 10:32:08 AM
All of my rejections sound like this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=K-4LW09UZpY (http://youtube.com/watch?v=K-4LW09UZpY)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 09, 2008, 11:10:26 AM
thanks saradsun and jdxf, and everyone else for commiserating. im doing better today, but hoping that the stanford rejection doesn't make its way into my mailbox today. that would probably stifle the recovery process...

this may sound silly, but i think one of the hardest part of being rejected is telling people. i feel like there's a group of people who don't really understand the law school admission processthink since i'm "smart" that i would obviously get into harvard, yale, etc. i really don't look forward to explaining to those people that i've been rejected. sigh.

oh gosh, if i get another one today, i'll be slightly depressed.

the worst part for me is telling people, too, but only because they sound genuinely sorry.  GUYS.  I had like a 4% CHANCE OF ADMISSION.  I EXPECTED this.  ugh.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 09, 2008, 11:20:54 AM
thanks saradsun and jdxf, and everyone else for commiserating. im doing better today, but hoping that the stanford rejection doesn't make its way into my mailbox today. that would probably stifle the recovery process...

this may sound silly, but i think one of the hardest part of being rejected is telling people. i feel like there's a group of people who don't really understand the law school admission processthink since i'm "smart" that i would obviously get into harvard, yale, etc. i really don't look forward to explaining to those people that i've been rejected. sigh.

This is EXACTLY why I told my parents that I didn't bother applying to HLS and SLS.  The inevitable conversation would have been much too hard to bear.

I was talking to the girl who gave me a haircut last week, and this is how out conversation went:

Girl: "So, are you graduating"
Me: "Yup, can't believe it. it's gone so fast"
G: "What are you doing when you leave here?"
Me: "Well, I'm going to be going to law school."
G: "Oh, where do you want to go?"
Me: "I'd love to be at upenn or berkeley next fall."
G: "Why don't you apply to a really good school like harvard?  I kinda thought you were smart"


AS SHE CUTS MY HAIR!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: figther of the night man on February 09, 2008, 12:49:50 PM
Rejected at Penn, but somehow receiving the waitlist letter from Columbia made it all better!! Is it just me but whenever I see the envelope from a certain school it all sort of makes sense, no matter thick of thin, maybe I'm just reassuring myself--but the schools I've been rejected at were places I only applied because of their rankings and its like this totally sucks, but you made the right move?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Go Bears! on February 09, 2008, 01:04:41 PM
Rejected at Yale today via snail mail.  I guess I knew it was coming but that first rejections is kinda rough...Hoping its not topped off with a Stanford, columbia, or NYU rejection in the next couple of days...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 09, 2008, 02:17:34 PM
thanks saradsun and jdxf, and everyone else for commiserating. im doing better today, but hoping that the stanford rejection doesn't make its way into my mailbox today. that would probably stifle the recovery process...

this may sound silly, but i think one of the hardest part of being rejected is telling people. i feel like there's a group of people who don't really understand the law school admission processthink since i'm "smart" that i would obviously get into harvard, yale, etc. i really don't look forward to explaining to those people that i've been rejected. sigh.

This is EXACTLY why I told my parents that I didn't bother applying to HLS and SLS.  The inevitable conversation would have been much too hard to bear.

I was talking to the girl who gave me a haircut last week, and this is how out conversation went:

Girl: "So, are you graduating"
Me: "Yup, can't believe it. it's gone so fast"
G: "What are you doing when you leave here?"
Me: "Well, I'm going to be going to law school."
G: "Oh, where do you want to go?"
Me: "I'd love to be at upenn or berkeley next fall."
G: "Why don't you apply to a really good school like harvard?  I kinda thought you were smart"


AS SHE CUTS MY HAIR!

did you slap her and be like...ARE YOU RETARDED?!?

She had scissors in her hand and held my precious locks between her fingers.  i practiced self-restraint. haha
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 09, 2008, 02:51:44 PM
Just got wait-listed by Fordham.  Kind of surprising, since I thought they rejected me in December. Aye, Fordham  ::)
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Post by: TrumpWho?? on February 09, 2008, 03:00:49 PM
Just got wait-listed by Fordham.  Kind of surprising, since I thought they rejected me in December. Aye, Fordham  ::)

Did they rescind their rejection?
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Post by: Ilovecheese on February 09, 2008, 03:03:34 PM
Just got wait-listed by Fordham.  Kind of surprising, since I thought they rejected me in December. Aye, Fordham  ::)

Did they rescind their rejection?

No.  I figured that I was rejected, because when Fordham started offering admissions in December my status checker changed to "Decision: Denied," and I never received anything in writing from them, so I just assumed I was rejected.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 09, 2008, 04:11:49 PM
Sorry cheese. How'd they let you know? Are you going to stay on it?

I got a letter.  It might even be a deferral.. Fordham is really confusing.  I'm not sure if I'm gonna stay on it just yet.



We have basically the same numbers.  You were accepted at BC and waitlisted at Fordham, and I got the opposite.  How frustrating is this?

It's is very frustrating.  Schools are so neurotic with decisions this cycle.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Kevin '11 on February 09, 2008, 04:58:32 PM
I like how the Yale rejection letter says: "The faculty, all of whom read admissions files, work hard to reach these difficult decisions as fairly as possible..."  Sounds like they're trying to give the impression that the faculty reads all admission files, but can't honestly say it...  Not buying it, Yale!  :P
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on February 09, 2008, 07:17:21 PM
I like how the Yale rejection letter says: "The faculty, all of whom read admissions files, work hard to reach these difficult decisions as fairly as possible..."  Sounds like they're trying to give the impression that the faculty reads all admission files, but can't honestly say it...  Not buying it, Yale!  :P


I'm sure I'll be reading this soon.  I really wish mail didn't take so long to get to Hawaii.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: futurelawstudent2011 on February 09, 2008, 11:13:48 PM
Got my rejection letters from Berkeley and Yale today... not too surprised with Yale, but thought maybe a would at least be wait-listed at Berkeley. Ah well, such is life  :D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 10, 2008, 08:47:57 AM
I like how the Yale rejection letter says: "The faculty, all of whom read admissions files, work hard to reach these difficult decisions as fairly as possible..."  Sounds like they're trying to give the impression that the faculty reads all admission files, but can't honestly say it...  Not buying it, Yale!  :P


every member of the faculty has a role in reading the rejections letters, but not every letter is read by all faculty.  each letter is read by three faculty, i think.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 10, 2008, 09:08:15 PM
I don't think faculty read the rejection letters. Are they checking for typos?  ;)

haha - oops.  you know what i meant.  for most people, a yale application and a yale rejection are synonymous anyway  :D
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Post by: hellonwheels on February 11, 2008, 02:10:09 PM
waitlisted (well, provisional list, whatever) at Notre Dame today...totally unexpected, but I'm not heartbroken or anything
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Post by: .......2 on February 11, 2008, 02:37:26 PM
Got my rejection letters from Berkeley and Yale today... not too surprised with Yale, but thought maybe a would at least be wait-listed at Berkeley. Ah well, such is life  :D

Did you go to faculty-review, or whatever they call it, for Berkeley?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: futurelawstudent2011 on February 11, 2008, 02:44:46 PM
Got my rejection letters from Berkeley and Yale today... not too surprised with Yale, but thought maybe a would at least be wait-listed at Berkeley. Ah well, such is life  :D

Did you go to faculty-review, or whatever they call it, for Berkeley?

Nope, which is why I was expecting the rejection...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 03:50:15 PM
Rejected at BC, Fordham, George Mason and WAITLISTED AT UCONN??!?

166 and 3.8 just doesn't cut it for a white kid anymore I guess.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 11, 2008, 03:52:37 PM
Rejected at BC, Fordham, George Mason and WAITLISTED AT UCONN??!?

166 and 3.8 just doesn't cut it for a white kid anymore I guess.

see also: 166 is the worst LSAT score.

sorry, man. did one of your recommenders sabotage you or something?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dcgirl27 on February 11, 2008, 03:57:22 PM
Rejected at GW, I am in a bit of shock since I got into UMich earlier in the cycle and I am about 5 points above their average LSAT score. I was actually strongly considering GW because I love DC but I guess I won't be here come this fall  :-[
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 04:10:40 PM
Rejected at BC, Fordham, George Mason and WAITLISTED AT UCONN??!?

166 and 3.8 just doesn't cut it for a white kid anymore I guess.

see also: 166 is the worst LSAT score.

sorry, man. did one of your recommenders sabotage you or something?

I don't think so I had the department chair, a professor and former teacher/longtime friend/coach all write recs. No reason for any of them to say anything bad. Great excurs including NCAA lacrosse, president of school chapter of Poli Sci national honor society as well. No red flags in the background or anything. I'm hoping it's just because of the timing of it being a December score. Personal statement was also good and in my acceptance to Rutgers I had a personalized note about it. Just doesn't seem like my year although I do have full scholarships to St. John's/Seton Hall/Miami so far.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: annarborite on February 11, 2008, 04:24:52 PM
U-Washington today.  U-Michigan Saturday.  Rejected at both, no surprise at either. 

I didn't want to to to U-W anyway. 

I'm cool wit it.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: OlderandWiser on February 11, 2008, 04:34:55 PM
Rejected at GW today, not a big surprise.  Their rejection letter was very nice though, not at all condescending. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 11, 2008, 04:44:48 PM
Rejected at GW today, not a big surprise.  Their rejection letter was very nice though, not at all condescending. 

Got a  rejection letter also. Don't really care much. I wouldn't take GW over BU or BC.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dans on February 11, 2008, 04:59:10 PM
Rejected at mich (expected) and notre dame (not expected)  :'(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 11, 2008, 05:04:57 PM
Rejected at mich (expected) and notre dame (not expected)  :'(

Did you go to decision before the rejection letter arrived?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: RedNinja on February 11, 2008, 05:55:03 PM
Got my very first rejection ever today.

Yale.

Not bad for the first one =p
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Margaretta on February 11, 2008, 05:58:13 PM
Rejected, Mich ED. Totally expected and kind of a relief. I've been preparing for the thin envelope for... 5 months now?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: annarborite on February 11, 2008, 06:10:30 PM
Rejected, Mich ED. Totally expected and kind of a relief. I've been preparing for the thin envelope for... 5 months now?

Sorry dinei.  So, you say you "know" now.  UIUC?  W&L?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on February 11, 2008, 06:13:44 PM
Rejected at BC, Fordham, George Mason and WAITLISTED AT UCONN??!?

166 and 3.8 just doesn't cut it for a white kid anymore I guess.

see also: 166 is the worst LSAT score.

sorry, man. did one of your recommenders sabotage you or something?

I don't think so I had the department chair, a professor and former teacher/longtime friend/coach all write recs. No reason for any of them to say anything bad. Great excurs including NCAA lacrosse, president of school chapter of Poli Sci national honor society as well. No red flags in the background or anything. I'm hoping it's just because of the timing of it being a December score. Personal statement was also good and in my acceptance to Rutgers I had a personalized note about it. Just doesn't seem like my year although I do have full scholarships to St. John's/Seton Hall/Miami so far.

I mean, I don't want to be a dickhead here, but something must have raised a red flag somewhere and it may be important to track that down. Those are very good numbers that should have allowed you to be admitted to one of those 4 schools...and that you were rejected from 3 of them just makes it all the more clear. If it were me, and this happened, I'd retrace my steps, figure out what's going on, and reapply. You have too good of numbers to go to SJ, SH, or Miami.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: annarborite on February 11, 2008, 06:15:51 PM

I mean, I don't want to be a dickhead here, but something must have raised a red flag somewhere and it may be important to track that down. Those are very good numbers that should have allowed you to be admitted to one of those 4 schools...and that you were rejected from 3 of them just makes it all the more clear. If it were me, and this happened, I'd retrace my steps, figure out what's going on, and reapply. You have too good of numbers to go to SJ, SH, or Miami.
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Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: annarborite on February 11, 2008, 06:33:29 PM
You'd think, right? Actually, it doesn't look like much but the CU offer will allow me to graduate with only $20k in debt, if that. Combined with the fact that my husband can keep the job he loves in the state he loves, and that I'm leaning towards PD work here.. looks like CU. I would love to get Minnesota back on top of the chart, but given everything else I just can't justify uprooting us and taking on the additional $70k. We'll still go visit though, just in case the angels start singing or something the minute I walk into UMN.

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It's funny how similar we are in terms of numbers, choices, etc.  I am still waiting to hear from CU; I hope I get a similar offer to your offer.  If so, I will have a hard decision to make, too.  Minn, W&L, U-Arizona and CU are all still in the mix for me.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 06:52:10 PM
Rejected at BC, Fordham, George Mason and WAITLISTED AT UCONN??!?

166 and 3.8 just doesn't cut it for a white kid anymore I guess.

see also: 166 is the worst LSAT score.

sorry, man. did one of your recommenders sabotage you or something?

I don't think so I had the department chair, a professor and former teacher/longtime friend/coach all write recs. No reason for any of them to say anything bad. Great excurs including NCAA lacrosse, president of school chapter of Poli Sci national honor society as well. No red flags in the background or anything. I'm hoping it's just because of the timing of it being a December score. Personal statement was also good and in my acceptance to Rutgers I had a personalized note about it. Just doesn't seem like my year although I do have full scholarships to St. John's/Seton Hall/Miami so far.

I mean, I don't want to be a dickhead here, but something must have raised a red flag somewhere and it may be important to track that down. Those are very good numbers that should have allowed you to be admitted to one of those 4 schools...and that you were rejected from 3 of them just makes it all the more clear. If it were me, and this happened, I'd retrace my steps, figure out what's going on, and reapply. You have too good of numbers to go to SJ, SH, or Miami.

You think so? I thought that for awhile but then I thought that if there was a red flag somewhere along the line I wouldn't be getting full tuition offers from other schools. I really don't want to have to take a year off and right now I'm considering the SJ and SH offers as I'd like to stay in NY.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: miracles86 on February 11, 2008, 06:53:33 PM
Rejected at BC, Fordham, George Mason and WAITLISTED AT UCONN??!?

166 and 3.8 just doesn't cut it for a white kid anymore I guess.

this scares me so much, what is up with these schools?  micx, when  did you apply i've yet to hear from either fordham or bc and i'm getting worried.

mason and bc are crazy these days but you should've gotten into fordham. did you have another LSAT score?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 06:57:47 PM
I had a 162 in Sept and a 166 in Dec. Had all apps in Nov 1st and indicated was retaking. I'm positive there are no flags unless 1 minor speeding ticket 4 years ago counts or LSAC screwed something up. I'm also fairly certain, while I haven't seen my recommendations, that they are as good as can be. Work experience at a NYC firm as well on the resume. I just think it's the volume of apps at these schools and the time. I know its likely just a load of b.s. but all of the schools cited "record volume in applications" as the main reason for rejection of my "qualified application."
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: miracles86 on February 11, 2008, 07:00:38 PM
are you sure LSAC sent your updated score report and it was looked at...maybe they made the decision before getting your score.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 07:05:25 PM
are you sure LSAC sent your updated score report and it was looked at...maybe they made the decision before getting your score.

The dates on all the decision letters would indicate they did. LSAC sent out score report 1/2/08... the earliest decision was 1/18. Seemed like they waited for and went oh just a 166.. lets not even bother to waitlist. The concerning one is UConn even with a 162 I should have gotten in.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: miracles86 on February 11, 2008, 07:07:40 PM
u conn could be yield protection.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 07:14:04 PM
@ micx7

i would e-mail your recommendation writers and just ask them. say, hey i've gotten some pretty unexpected rejections...just wanted to see if you had put anything negative in the LOR. if you did it's ok...bla bla bla...i just want to know

That's not even an issue I see them on a daily basis as I work with them to organize events all the time. I've gone out for drinks with them and I'd be willing to place a large bet nothing is bad in there. It's not worth jeopardizing my relationship with them by even having the nerve to ask them in my opinion. I'm holding off to see what American/BU/Cardozo/W & M/ W & L have to say. I feel that American and Cardozo should be admits with scholarships based on criteria, BU is borderline same with the other two. If i get into any of these I'll feel a lot better.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 07:18:41 PM
@ micx7

i would e-mail your recommendation writers and just ask them. say, hey i've gotten some pretty unexpected rejections...just wanted to see if you had put anything negative in the LOR. if you did it's ok...bla bla bla...i just want to know

That's not even an issue I see them on a daily basis as I work with them to organize events all the time. I've gone out for drinks with them and I'd be willing to place a large bet nothing is bad in there. It's not worth jeopardizing my relationship with them by even having the nerve to ask them in my opinion. I'm holding off to see what American/BU/Cardozo/W & M/ W & L have to say. I feel that American and Cardozo should be admits with scholarships based on criteria, BU is borderline same with the other two. If i get into any of these I'll feel a lot better.

hmm, well you could mention the rejections to them just to get an opinion. just be like yeah...i've gotten some strange rejections so far...what do you think...or something along those lines

I've kept them posted about everything... they've been very supportive urging me to stay positive and that it's just a run of bad luck. They're confident it will turn around and they're incredibly interested in how its going for me (sending e-mails on weekends checking in etc..) which is another reason which leads me to believe they'd put anything negative in.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 07:25:16 PM
Don't think so with that. It was about overcoming a chronic illness to succeed at the highest level of NCAA competition. Got a personalized letter back from Rutgers saying what that it was a terrific and moving personal statement.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: miracles86 on February 11, 2008, 07:25:33 PM
i'm sure your recommendations are fine.  You have a good chance at the schools you listed, so rest easy. I think you wrote that fordham rejected you before seeing your new score, that could explain it. The other schools mason and bc are just weird this cycle, who knows what they're looking for. I'm sorry about the rejections but i'm sure one of your pending schools will make up for it.  Don't contact your recommenders, i really doubt that's the issue.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: FLgirl07 on February 11, 2008, 07:29:36 PM
The process is so arbitrary.  It's very hard to predict.  The best way to approach the whole decision process is to think that if you didn't get in, that specific school isn't the right fit for you.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ChangedMan on February 11, 2008, 07:34:20 PM
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I realize it "only takes one" and thats been my motto so far. I would just like to start law school right away although I know that taking a year off is always a possibility although I would have to figure out what to do in terms of work/school/health insurance sort of deal. Right now thats my worst case scenario which I guess isn't all that bad.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 11, 2008, 07:58:31 PM
Rejected at Berkeley today.  Letter sent to my permanent address for some reason...

whatever.  I wouldn't have gone there over Penn/CLS anyway.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bride2B on February 11, 2008, 08:01:58 PM
First Post  :D  Sad that it is on this thread tho.  I was rejected from Berkeley today with a 168 and a 3.8.  Worst of all they sent the rejection letter to my parents who live in a different state despite the fact that my home address was on all of my application forms = (
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: gladiator on February 11, 2008, 08:02:04 PM
Rejected at Berkeley today.  Letter sent to my permanent address for some reason...

whatever.  I wouldn't have gone there over UVA/Mich/Duke anyway.


Thanks for the template Lovebutton.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Signal on February 11, 2008, 08:04:28 PM
Sorry to all the Berkeley rejection receivers today. It sounds like you all have great options, though!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 11, 2008, 08:06:13 PM
Glad I could be of service in the template provision department.

Amped - incorrect.  What the heck is ButtonLove?  LoveButton is leagues better.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bride2B on February 11, 2008, 08:07:47 PM
Were you guys surprised to be rejected from Berkeley?  My numbers are above the average on LSN for both waitlists and defers...  Plus I have three years of big law experience, wrote their 4 page personal statement and graduated PBK from the top liberal arts school on the west coast.  I am just really hurting because I really wanted to go there...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: k3 on February 11, 2008, 08:12:45 PM
Sorry to all the Berkeley rejection receivers today. It sounds like you all have great options, though!

jeekers, berkeley is going nuts today...they rejected my boyfriend too, but for grad school, which was actually really surprising. sorry guys.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 11, 2008, 08:20:05 PM
Were you guys surprised to be rejected from Berkeley?  My numbers are above the average on LSN for both waitlists and defers...  Plus I have three years of big law experience, wrote their 4 page personal statement and graduated PBK from the top liberal arts school on the west coast.  I am just really hurting because I really wanted to go there...

i personally wasn't surprised.  my GPA isn't all that high, and my PS was only a little over 2 pages.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: viv on February 11, 2008, 08:21:49 PM
are you sure LSAC sent your updated score report and it was looked at...maybe they made the decision before getting your score.

The dates on all the decision letters would indicate they did. LSAC sent out score report 1/2/08... the earliest decision was 1/18. Seemed like they waited for and went oh just a 166.. lets not even bother to waitlist. The concerning one is UConn even with a 162 I should have gotten in.
I strongly suggest that you contact the schools where you're still pending, and even contact the schools where you've been rejected/waitlisted to make sure they have the update in your file.  I read one LSN profile from last cycle (or maybe it was the cycle before) of someone who retook the LSAT and was subsequently rejected by GW.  Because of the strength of his score in relation to GW's usual admits, he suspected that they somehow didn't take his second score into consideration.  He contacted them and they agreed to reconsider their decision (he was right that it just didn't get into his file for whatever reason).  He ended up being accepted.

You might not have such success, but it's worth checking to make sure--could be the difference between accept or reject.  And the worst that can happen is that they maintain the rejection you already have!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: gladiator on February 11, 2008, 08:23:05 PM
I wasn't surprised. I actually wasn't going to apply because I thought I had no chance. I only applied because early in the cycle a few people with numbers near mine got in so I thought maybe their standards were a little lower this year.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Startin Up Soon! on February 11, 2008, 08:39:19 PM
Rejected at Yale.  My cycle is over!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 11, 2008, 08:51:05 PM
lol cowboy, i am hardly a goliath.  boalt seems to care a lot about GPAs, so there's that...and who knows if there was something in my app that turned them off.

there are plenty of other progressive schools in the T15 besides Berkeley.  no worries.  ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 11, 2008, 08:53:10 PM
HEY, anybody know if you schools will even consider giving you your app fee back if you withdraw before a decision is made?

negatory.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ender Wiggin on February 11, 2008, 08:56:46 PM
Deferred at Notre Dame today!  Taking this as a bad sign...I feel like I applied everywhere way too late for my numbers.

I wouldn't worry too much about the ND deferral.  They have a very small class.  I was held there, and I was well above their 75ths and applied pretty early.  They are very picky, it seems.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: woeisme on February 11, 2008, 09:27:31 PM
HEY, anybody know if you schools will even consider giving you your app fee back if you withdraw before a decision is made?

negatory.

anyone ever asked?

probably also negatory. lol.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TallisUmbras on February 11, 2008, 09:34:26 PM
Dinged at Michigan. I received the deferral email in January but did not send in additional material following the email or even a LOCI. An expected ding :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on February 11, 2008, 11:47:33 PM
Got the expected  Yale rejection today.  The first rejection wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 12, 2008, 02:41:23 AM
Ding at Boalt. It was a major blow. I really wanted this.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on February 12, 2008, 02:51:46 AM
Ding at Boalt. It was a major blow. I really wanted this.

I'm sorry Bearly.    :-[

You're one of my favorite posters here, I was really pulling for you.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 12, 2008, 02:53:31 AM
Ding at Boalt. It was a major blow. I really wanted this.

I'm sorry Bearly.    :-[

You're one of my favorite posters here, I was really pulling for you.
Thanks, Matthew. Life goes on I guess. There's always transfering.  :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 12, 2008, 05:45:57 AM
Ding at Boalt. It was a major blow. I really wanted this.

That sucks man. Sorry.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 12, 2008, 06:40:11 AM
Ding at Boalt. It was a major blow. I really wanted this.

I'm sorry Bearly.    :-[

You're one of my favorite posters here, I was really pulling for you.
Thanks, Matthew. Life goes on I guess. There's always transfering.  :-\

or retaking the LSAT and reapplying...

but why would you want to with 90-freaking-K from Tulane??
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 12, 2008, 07:00:56 AM
Ding at Boalt. It was a major blow. I really wanted this.

I'm sorry Bearly.    :-[

You're one of my favorite posters here, I was really pulling for you.
Thanks, Matthew. Life goes on I guess. There's always transfering.  :-\

or retaking the LSAT and reapplying...

but why would you want to with 90-freaking-K from Tulane??
Not retaking, Button. I am set on that. You are right aboutg Tulane money though... Good chance that that's what I will end up doing. I still have realistic shots at a few other schools in consideration, so we will see where it goes.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: melbel08 on February 12, 2008, 01:30:45 PM
got a big ole NO from maryland today.  :'(
that one hurt.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: kaycee7 on February 12, 2008, 02:16:26 PM
Rejected at GULC yesterday.  Expected but still a little sad  :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: DietChek on February 12, 2008, 04:34:57 PM
Dinged at GULC today...expected.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: melbel08 on February 12, 2008, 07:34:11 PM
NYU, GW, and UMD today :(
Let's hope for 1 acceptance this week!

Amen to that!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 12, 2008, 07:51:20 PM
NYU, GW, and UMD today :(
Let's hope for 1 acceptance this week!

uh-oh...nyu?  when did you apply?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Go Bears! on February 12, 2008, 08:35:15 PM
shya....details please!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on February 12, 2008, 08:55:27 PM
uh-oh...nyu?  when did you apply?

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=flgirl07
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 13, 2008, 06:57:57 AM
uh-oh...nyu?  when did you apply?

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=flgirl07

ah, ok.  thanks.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on February 14, 2008, 09:33:25 PM
oh *&^%.  i just got an email about my status checker at UVA. this is going to hurt.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on February 14, 2008, 09:39:26 PM
no, you dont want mine. mine's not the happy kind :'(

here's hopping you get the happy kind!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on February 15, 2008, 12:10:12 PM
Rejected at Fordham... thank you for ruining my weekend jerks!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 15, 2008, 04:29:57 PM
LOL... Rejected by HLS via EMAIL! How rude!  >:(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BearlyLegal on February 15, 2008, 04:38:37 PM
LOL... Rejected by HLS via EMAIL! How rude!  >:(

(http://www.orlyowl.com/osnap.jpg)
LMFAO. You are too cute.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Navlaw on February 15, 2008, 04:38:42 PM
LOL... Rejected by HLS via EMAIL! How rude!  >:(
:'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Navlaw on February 15, 2008, 04:40:16 PM
LOL... Rejected by HLS via EMAIL! How rude!  >:(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ender Wiggin on February 15, 2008, 04:45:15 PM
Held at Columbia yesterday.  I'm on a bad streak.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ender Wiggin on February 15, 2008, 04:48:59 PM
Held at Columbia yesterday.  I'm on a bad streak.

thats not BAD

Well, it's not good!  It's kinda like with my wife.  She wants to hold me, and I just want to withdraw.   :o
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: lakeside on February 15, 2008, 11:09:55 PM
Rejected at Columbia yesterday by mail

Rejected at Harvard today by email. A little offended that they wouldn't even bother to mail me a response.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on February 16, 2008, 12:30:56 AM
That does seem kind of classless.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: IamAnXman on February 16, 2008, 12:32:31 AM
there's no reason for them to waste mailing you a letter. no offense to you (i'm sure your numbers were great) but why go through all the trouble since you got rejected? it really makes no sense. they don't have to "let you down easy"
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: courtz1686 on February 16, 2008, 12:34:28 AM
It's better for the environment, I guess.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: IamAnXman on February 16, 2008, 12:35:08 AM
^ court's backhanded and facetious comment is kind of accurate, although she meant it as a sardonic insult
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: courtz1686 on February 16, 2008, 11:11:07 AM
On reserve at Columbia like an important library book. Or like someone with a low GPA...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ender Wiggin on February 16, 2008, 11:34:38 AM
Me: "Do you want to go out with me on Friday night?":

Columbia:  "I don't know. I think I'll wait to see who else calls first, and then I'll tell you."

Me: "What did you say? All I heard was, 'Blah, blah, blah, I'm a dirty tramp.'"
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: IamAnXman on February 16, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
^ columbia doesn't conduct phone interviews. they've been known to allow applicants to come in for a physical interview, however.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: saradsun on February 16, 2008, 12:33:06 PM
Me: "Do you want to go out with me on Friday night?":

Columbia:  "I don't know. I think I'll wait to see who else calls first, and then I'll tell you."

Me: "What did you say? All I heard was, 'Blah, blah, blah, I'm a dirty tramp.'"

 ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on February 16, 2008, 12:41:31 PM
Me: "Do you want to go out with me on Friday night?":

Columbia:  "I don't know. I think I'll wait to see who else calls first, and then I'll tell you."

Me: "What did you say? All I heard was, 'Blah, blah, blah, I'm a dirty tramp.'"

 ;D

LOL



oh officially rejected at UVa.  Interesting little tid bit in the rejection letter (well interesting for the rest of you. More like plain "salt - in - wound... I dont give a fcuk what you're saying anymore... shut up!" for me):

UVa letter "...applications are currently up 18% over the 2006-2007 admissions season."
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Goodbye NYC on February 18, 2008, 10:50:33 AM
On "reserve" at Columbia...  :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Goodbye NYC on February 18, 2008, 10:59:19 AM
On "reserve" at Columbia...  :(

sorry!  is that wait list?

I suppose it's the same thing...just a fancy term haha.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Swizzlestick on February 18, 2008, 11:04:58 AM
Priority Waitlist from BC over the weekend.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ender Wiggin on February 18, 2008, 02:17:04 PM
On "reserve" at Columbia...  :(

sorry!  is that wait list?

It's not wait list yet.  That would be the next step (unless you are directly accepted or rejected).
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 18, 2008, 02:18:14 PM
On "reserve" at Columbia...  :(

sorry!  is that wait list?

It's not wait list yet.  That would be the next step (unless you are directly accepted or rejected).

are you sure about this?  the letter makes it seem like its a wait list because we dont get reviewed again until the end of may
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: indyguy7484 on February 18, 2008, 02:26:37 PM
I believe the Columbia reserve is a waitlist.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on February 18, 2008, 04:02:02 PM
I believe the Columbia reserve is a waitlist.

It is.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ender Wiggin on February 18, 2008, 04:46:33 PM
I believe the Columbia reserve is a waitlist.

It is.

My bad.  Should I feel better or worse about it then?   :o
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Post by: Matthew on February 18, 2008, 05:12:57 PM
I believe the Columbia reserve is a waitlist.

It is.

My bad.  Should I feel better or worse about it then?   :o

Waitlists are worse than holds, but not by a ton.
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Post by: Go Bears! on February 18, 2008, 10:14:50 PM
Deferred at HLS and CLS this week.....in it for the long haul fo sho sho.
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Post by: BlueGreen on February 18, 2008, 10:30:54 PM
Me: "Do you want to go out with me on Friday night?":

Columbia:  "I don't know. I think I'll wait to see who else calls first, and then I'll tell you."

Me: "What did you say? All I heard was, 'Blah, blah, blah, I'm a dirty tramp.'"


hahahahahaha...was a lil late reading this, but ROFL
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Post by: UMDMike on February 19, 2008, 07:44:08 AM
Straight up rejected at BC...
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Post by: gophils215 on February 19, 2008, 07:54:19 AM
Dinged at BC and Arizona State today.  No lovely parting gifts either.
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Post by: OnTheRoad on February 19, 2008, 09:09:47 AM
rejected at stanford saturday.
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Post by: TrumpWho?? on February 19, 2008, 11:58:21 AM
Rejected at Chicago
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Post by: Koobideh on February 19, 2008, 02:12:53 PM
Put on "reserve" at Cornell...which is the pre-waitlist folk. hooooooow fun
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Post by: rabidkoala on February 19, 2008, 02:46:12 PM
waitlisted at Penn today.
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Post by: aporia on February 19, 2008, 03:04:58 PM
Waitlisted at Penn today, too.  Bummer.
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Post by: Bungalow on February 19, 2008, 03:06:23 PM
I just saw that I went to decision today at Cornell. How do they notify you? I'm too lazy to look back through the archives.
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Post by: Matthew on February 19, 2008, 03:10:25 PM
Waitlisted at Penn today, too.  Bummer.

Me three
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Post by: t L on February 19, 2008, 03:16:18 PM
HELD @ PENN.  YUCK!


I'm going to send in an additional LOR and a Why Penn.  I am NOT letting this one go.
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Post by: oh noez on February 19, 2008, 03:42:18 PM
waitlisted at denver and deferred at ariz. state. loving life right now  >:(
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Post by: Koobideh on February 19, 2008, 07:11:10 PM
Waitlisted at Cornell and Penn in one day...
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Post by: Kevin '11 on February 19, 2008, 08:26:29 PM
On "hold" at Chicago and on "reserve" at Columbia. I think I'll withdraw.  The thought of waiting until at least late May for a final decision sounds unbearable at this point.  So I'll make a final decision myself :)
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 19, 2008, 08:36:11 PM
not sending a why penn is a kiss of death.

/what everyone should know by now.
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Post by: Goodbye NYC on February 19, 2008, 08:47:53 PM
bummer about all the penn waitlists... im sure i'll be next (if i don't get a flat out rejection).  how do they notify about the waitlist...snail mail?
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Post by: t L on February 19, 2008, 08:50:49 PM
bummer about all the penn waitlists... im sure i'll be next (if i don't get a flat out rejection).  how do they notify about the waitlist...snail mail?

e-mail.

not sending a why penn is a kiss of death.

/what everyone should know by now.

Ehhh.  I had my reason, but I guess it wasn't a good enough reason not to.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Kevin '11 on February 19, 2008, 10:57:50 PM
On "hold" at Chicago and on "reserve" at Columbia. I think I'll withdraw.  The thought of waiting until at least late May for a final decision sounds unbearable at this point.  So I'll make a final decision myself :)

I'd stick it out for Chi at least...they do wp sometimes, I'd expect you to get in by mid April with $$

Do you think Columbia might be a YP as well?
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Post by: Go Bears! on February 20, 2008, 12:47:07 AM
reserve at Columbia=waitlist, hold=deferred right???
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Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on February 20, 2008, 05:47:11 AM
On "hold" at Chicago and on "reserve" at Columbia. I think I'll withdraw.  The thought of waiting until at least late May for a final decision sounds unbearable at this point.  So I'll make a final decision myself :)

I'd stick it out for Chi at least...they do wp sometimes, I'd expect you to get in by mid April with $$

Do you think Columbia might be a YP as well?

possible...but CLS admissions is weird so i  can't say for sure.

reserve at Columbia=waitlist, hold=deferred right???

yup
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Post by: Koobideh on February 20, 2008, 11:34:15 AM
reserve at Columbia=waitlist, hold=deferred right???

I think so.  The word "reserve" still makes me feel better about it though.

I think "reserve" is worse than "waitlist", at least at Cornell. They review some apps and take them off the reserve and place on a smaller waitlist...so pretty much another cycle but only for WL this time around.
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Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 20, 2008, 11:38:21 AM
reserve at Columbia=waitlist, hold=deferred right???

yep.
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Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on February 20, 2008, 11:39:16 AM
reserve at Columbia=waitlist, hold=deferred right???

I think so.  The word "reserve" still makes me feel better about it though.

I think "reserve" is worse than "waitlist", at least at Cornell. They review some apps and take them off the reserve and place on a smaller waitlist...so pretty much another cycle but only for WL this time around.

there is no such thing as a wait list at CLS.  at least that's what i got from the letter.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 22, 2008, 12:11:32 PM
Dinged at BC today after being deferred for months...ugh.  At least they were kind enough not to wait until their deadline to do so. (their deadline to mail out decisions is 2/29.)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dpwc on February 22, 2008, 12:32:25 PM
Dinged at BC today after being deferred for months...ugh.  At least they were kind enough not to wait until their deadline to do so. (their deadline to mail out decisions is 2/29.)

Yea, real nice people over there to give you that notice a week in advance. Kind of surprised given your almost perfect GPA. Better luck on your last 2 pending.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 22, 2008, 01:16:00 PM
Dinged at BC today after being deferred for months...ugh.  At least they were kind enough not to wait until their deadline to do so. (their deadline to mail out decisions is 2/29.)

Yea, real nice people over there to give you that notice a week in advance. Kind of surprised given your almost perfect GPA. Better luck on your last 2 pending.

I wasn't being sarcastic, although I must admit it's a little frustrating.  You apply EA, and it takes them months just to reject you?  I know they have a lot of applications, but deadlines for schools is rapidly approaching.

I think that schools should have their own regular-decision deadlines pushed further up, so many of their decisions don't come so late.
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Post by: OnTheRoad on February 22, 2008, 01:29:11 PM
Held at columbia via letter mailed 2/20.
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Post by: OnTheRoad on February 22, 2008, 01:32:03 PM
Held at columbia by letter dated 2/20.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 22, 2008, 05:10:09 PM
Rejected at Emory...

That stinks. 

The way I've started to look at it now is this way: the more that reject me, the easier my decision will be!
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Post by: rabidkoala on February 22, 2008, 05:45:17 PM
Berkeley.  Sent to home address.  Now I can't go back to California...
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Post by: F. Mercury on February 22, 2008, 06:59:48 PM
Rejected at Emory...

GW>>>>>>>>>>>Emory...I am willing to trade my emory acceptance for a GW one any day.
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Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on February 22, 2008, 08:00:06 PM
You should get a decent scholarship from W&L, amped. I can't remember your GPA exactly, but since your LSAT is high enough it won't matter that much. If you visit W&L and like it, that seems like the good choice with $$$.
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Post by: Koobideh on February 22, 2008, 08:22:46 PM
Rejected at Berkeley. First rejection, it was rather exciting
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Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on February 22, 2008, 08:39:08 PM
You should get a decent scholarship from W&L, amped. I can't remember your GPA exactly, but since your LSAT is high enough it won't matter that much. If you visit W&L and like it, that seems like the good choice with $$$.

yeah i'm hopin for one. even without a scholarship it'd probably be at least 10k a year cheaper for cost of attendance. the more i read about w&l the more i like it. plus it'll be dirt cheap to live there and probably a better area in which to raise a daughter. something about small class size really attracts me too. my undergrad has almost 30,000 enrolled so i think i'd really like the environment.

My total cost of attendance at W&L would be $30,820/year. The scholarship is conditional, which is the only negative...but it's easy to keep. You just have to be in the top 85% or so (>3.0 with a mean GPA of 3.34 or something). Though, I think I've heard of them working with you if you're in danger of losing it.

You might get $15k/year instead of my $20k. That still puts you $25,000/year ahead of GW.
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Post by: Groundhog on February 22, 2008, 08:40:01 PM
Stickied up...condolences to all the rejectees.
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Post by: TwinkyBean on February 22, 2008, 09:08:28 PM
tag

No news yet, but I'm sure there will be something to b*tch about soon!   ::)
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Post by: t L on February 23, 2008, 09:02:53 AM
Stuffed at Northwestern.   

WTF!?!?  It was probably your age.  Sorry, Walls, but you got into the better Chicago school anyway.
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Post by: washdc23 on February 23, 2008, 11:26:13 AM
Dinged at UVA, waitlisted at GULC
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Post by: lawgirl415 on February 23, 2008, 07:29:41 PM
So I haven't wanted to post in this thread. Out at Hastings and GGU. I hope I get an acceptance soon........... :'(
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Post by: lakeside on February 24, 2008, 02:26:16 AM
Rejected by Berkeley. They sent the sweetest rejection letter ever, basically making it seem like it was some unfair fallacy of the system that kept me from being admitted. And they invited me to apply as a transfer next year. I don't think I will, but it's nice nonetheless.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 24, 2008, 08:27:45 AM
Rejected by Berkeley. They sent the sweetest rejection letter ever, basically making it seem like it was some unfair fallacy of the system that kept me from being admitted. And they invited me to apply as a transfer next year. I don't think I will, but it's nice nonetheless.
Yeah, I thought the same thing. They're classy.   
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 25, 2008, 08:11:17 AM
Rejected by Berkeley. They sent the sweetest rejection letter ever, basically making it seem like it was some unfair fallacy of the system that kept me from being admitted. And they invited me to apply as a transfer next year. I don't think I will, but it's nice nonetheless.
Yeah, I thought the same thing. They're classy.   

boalt sent my letter to my parents' address. they offered to read it to me over the phone, but i declined.
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Post by: Matthew on February 25, 2008, 04:21:59 PM
Dinged at NYU today.  I'm not incredibly broken up over it.
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Post by: sydneybristow on February 25, 2008, 04:25:31 PM
rejected by uva today.  :( oh well.

that essentially ends my cycle. technically i'm still waiting to hear from american but might just withdraw my app at this point.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: lakeside on February 25, 2008, 06:22:18 PM
Dinged at NYU today.  I'm not incredibly broken up over it.

Hey me too!. That's six rejections in a row for me!!!
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Post by: fsohn on February 25, 2008, 10:01:17 PM
Dinged at Duke. Damn it.
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Post by: woeisme on February 26, 2008, 11:31:56 AM
Dinged at Duke. Damn it.

Me too, twin, me too.  >:(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: fsohn on February 26, 2008, 04:13:42 PM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?
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Post by: woeisme on February 26, 2008, 04:17:10 PM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?

I did. I haven't heard from 'em yet.
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 26, 2008, 04:17:44 PM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?

when I applied two cycles ago i got rejected from GULC and accepted to Cornell.
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Post by: woeisme on February 26, 2008, 04:20:18 PM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?

when I applied two cycles ago i got rejected from GULC and accepted to Cornell.

Ha. I'd never go to GULC over Cornell. But yeah, I know, when you had the 166 right? I've read about you :) Where you leaning this round?
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Post by: fsohn on February 26, 2008, 04:39:40 PM
Chicago is my top choice, no doubt, as it is my undergraduate alma mater and a great, great school.  I probably won't get in (but it was free to apply since I was an UG there), so i did anyway.  If I get in to Cornell and Michigan, it will be a hard choice between the two, but probably Michigan (also unlikely).  Right now, my lean is Illinois, because I've recieved the best financial package from them, but W & M is still in the running.  You?
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 26, 2008, 07:12:04 PM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?

when I applied two cycles ago i got rejected from GULC and accepted to Cornell.

Ha. I'd never go to GULC over Cornell. But yeah, I know, when you had the 166 right? I've read about you :) Where you leaning this round?

i really disliked Ithaca...I might have gone to GULC over Cornell if that was my choice this cycle.  Barring substantial $$ from Northwestern, GULC, or GW, it's probably between Penn and Columbia...unless I hear good news from HSNM, which might change things a bit.

you've read about me?  hehe, that makes me feel like a minor celebrity of some kind.  i like it.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 26, 2008, 09:19:43 PM
I've been waiting from W&M and W&L forever.  Reject me already so I can get on with my life, please?

Love,

Unbiased Observer
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Post by: lakeside on February 26, 2008, 10:38:44 PM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?

when I applied two cycles ago i got rejected from GULC and accepted to Cornell.

That'd be perfect for me. Don't want to jinx things, but I'm feeling pretty confident about Cornell.

Come on baby, get me off this dry streak.

Ithaca in the house!!! Come ONNNN!

I sound like a compulsive gambler...
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Post by: F. Mercury on February 27, 2008, 12:52:19 AM
with a michigan acceptance in you pocket, are you really considering going to cornell?  for me, michigan beats cornell very easily.  also, i am sure i am not the first one, but could you pm me your ec?  163/3.8 seems to be a very very very unusual acceptance for michigan.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on February 27, 2008, 08:17:21 AM
If I get into Cornell, I'll flip.  I got WLed at GULC, but I'm sure I'll get rejected, so I'm prolly gonna withdraw soon.

Why didn't you apply to Michigan?

when I applied two cycles ago i got rejected from GULC and accepted to Cornell.

That'd be perfect for me. Don't want to jinx things, but I'm feeling pretty confident about Cornell.

Come on baby, get me off this dry streak.

Ithaca in the house!!! Come ONNNN!

I sound like a compulsive gambler...

Haha, we are gambling with our lives.  :D
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Post by: alimania on February 27, 2008, 10:12:19 AM
rejected at northeastern :S
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Maddie on February 27, 2008, 02:53:22 PM
This is not a rejection, but can just general complaining fall under the "etc."?

Is anyone else seriously losing steam with this whole process?  It is disheartening to have been complete so early and still be waiting for some of my most important choices (St. John's, Brooklyn, Cardozo PT.)
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Post by: etmerian on February 27, 2008, 02:57:11 PM
This is not a rejection, but can just general complaining fall under the "etc."?

Is anyone else seriously losing steam with this whole process?  It is disheartening to have been complete so early and still be waiting for some of my most important choices (St. John's, Brooklyn, Cardozo PT.)

TITCR!!! TITCR!!! TITCR!!! Johnny...tell 'em what they've won!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: lakeside on February 27, 2008, 03:12:26 PM
with a michigan acceptance in you pocket, are you really considering going to cornell?  for me, michigan beats cornell very easily.  also, i am sure i am not the first one, but could you pm me your ec?  163/3.8 seems to be a very very very unusual acceptance for michigan.

Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled through the roof to have that Michigan acceptance, and I'd be the happiest person in the world to go there. But it would be nice to have another t-14 in the bag, wouldn't it?
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Post by: gophils215 on February 27, 2008, 03:23:27 PM
This is not a rejection, but can just general complaining fall under the "etc."?

Is anyone else seriously losing steam with this whole process?  It is disheartening to have been complete so early and still be waiting for some of my most important choices (St. John's, Brooklyn, Cardozo PT.)

I've reached my frustration critical mass and have been refocusing my energy elsewhere.  At this point if an acceptance comes in I'll be ecstatic, but I'm preparing myself in case of a letdown.
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Post by: lalaallalala63 on February 27, 2008, 03:28:33 PM
Rejected at Boalt.  WL at Fordham.  Sigh.

sorry  :-[
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Post by: ohthehugemanatee on February 27, 2008, 03:41:14 PM
Rejected at Boalt.  WL at Fordham.  Sigh.
:'(

I have similar numbers to yours.  Now I have a Boalt rejection letter waiting for me when I get home.  Great.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Maddie on February 28, 2008, 07:04:57 AM


TITCR!!! TITCR!!! TITCR!!! Johnny...tell 'em what they've won!

You see, I know I don't have the total right to complain.  It's not like my numbers are off the charts, and it's not like I don't have any worthwhile acceptances.  It's just that my decision making is being held up because I can not make ANY decisions without hearing from the NYC schools.  I have given up on Fordham at this point, but I'd like to hear from ANY of them, even rejections at this point, so I can begin fully visualizing myself at one of my current options.

Honestly, I don't understand what makes it so difficult to make a decision.  At this point you've had my application for so long, either you want me or you don't!!!!!
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Post by: etmerian on February 28, 2008, 07:09:13 AM


TITCR!!! TITCR!!! TITCR!!! Johnny...tell 'em what they've won!

You see, I know I don't have the total right to complain.  It's not like my numbers are off the charts, and it's not like I don't have any worthwhile acceptances.  It's just that my decision making is being held up because I can not make ANY decisions without hearing from the NYC schools.  I have given up on Fordham at this point, but I'd like to hear from ANY of them, even rejections at this point, so I can begin fully visualizing myself at one of my current options.

Honestly, I don't understand what makes it so difficult to make a decision.  At this point you've had my application for so long, either you want me or you don't!!!!!

I am in exactly the same boat.  I'm in at a school I'd really like to go to, but technically haven't heard yet from my "first choice".  I would be almost just as happy receiving a rejection letter as I would an acceptance letter at this point.  Just so I can move on with my life.
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Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 28, 2008, 10:27:27 AM
I have 3 acceptances and am waiting on 5...well waiting on 4..1 I know will be a rejection...but out of my 3, I can see myself only attending 1  - and that would mean an hour and a half drive each way(thats without traffic.)  Ugggggg..     I have been complete at my top chioce since Dec 31st...I checked on LSN and people who went complete after me have been getting decisions but I have yet to hear a thing.  I am starting to become disheartened - is this about the right time to start losing hope?  Come on mailman...bring me something....anything...
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Post by: Signal on February 28, 2008, 10:43:09 AM
I have 3 acceptances and am waiting on 5...well waiting on 4..1 I know will be a rejection...but out of my 3, I can see myself only attending 1  - and that would mean an hour and a half drive each way(thats without traffic.)  Ugggggg..     I have been complete at my top chioce since Dec 31st...I checked on LSN and people who went complete after me have been getting decisions but I have yet to hear a thing.  I am starting to become disheartened - is this about the right time to start losing hope?  Come on mailman...bring me something....anything...

This is my situation, too. I keep hoping I'll hear something. Every time I look at LSN and see new acceptances, I get really jealous.
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Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 28, 2008, 11:08:32 AM
I would move but I own my home and my association rules do not allow me to rent it out...also, my partner has a good job close to home.  I am just hoping that my first choice (5min away) wil accept me - I am a splitter there so maybe that is why it is taking so long...should I be losing hope?
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Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 28, 2008, 01:15:41 PM
Georgia State 2.45 162...great soft factors...strong LOR's.....strong PS
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Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 28, 2008, 02:20:35 PM
I would move but I own my home and my association rules do not allow me to rent it out...also, my partner has a good job close to home.  I am just hoping that my first choice (5min away) wil accept me - I am a splitter there so maybe that is why it is taking so long...should I be losing hope?

Probably not, but it depends on your numbers and what school it is...

oh no....I just checked onLSN...they have started to send out rejections....am I justified in being extremely worried about my chances?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TwinkyBean on February 28, 2008, 02:41:58 PM
rejected at George Mason today...guess a 170 wasn't good enough.

That sucks... I'm sorry! Wow.. and with a 170? Good luck with Goergetown!  :)
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Post by: F. Mercury on February 28, 2008, 03:10:21 PM
rejected at George Mason today...guess a 170 wasn't good enough.

That sucks... I'm sorry! Wow.. and with a 170? Good luck with Goergetown!  :)
i can't express in words how bad i want to get into GULC.

This wouldn't make a good why GULC essay...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: F. Mercury on February 28, 2008, 03:13:22 PM
rejected at George Mason today...guess a 170 wasn't good enough.

That sucks... I'm sorry! Wow.. and with a 170? Good luck with Goergetown!  :)
i can't express in words how bad i want to get into GULC.

This wouldn't make a good why GULC essay...

TITCR

dude...i was kidding...good luck tho...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: fsohn on February 28, 2008, 04:16:09 PM
Rejected from BC today. Seriously, damn it.  Above their 75% LSAT, well above their 25% for GPA.  Man, this one smarts.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Signal on February 28, 2008, 04:17:18 PM
Held at Northwestern. I knew I was a long shot, but I still had really hoped. This one really hurts.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dpwc on February 28, 2008, 04:25:16 PM
Rejected from BC today. Seriously, damn it.  Above their 75% LSAT, well above their 25% for GPA.  Man, this one smarts.

Wow that is surprising. I'm sorry fsohn.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 28, 2008, 04:38:59 PM
I would move but I own my home and my association rules do not allow me to rent it out...also, my partner has a good job close to home.  I am just hoping that my first choice (5min away) wil accept me - I am a splitter there so maybe that is why it is taking so long...should I be losing hope?

Probably not, but it depends on your numbers and what school it is...

oh no....I just checked onLSN...they have started to send out rejections....am I justified in being extremely worried about my chances?

again...i have no clue unless i know what your numbers are and what school you're talking about...

Georgia State

LSAT 162
GPA 2.45

Very Strond soft factors as well as great LOR's and a great PS
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Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 28, 2008, 04:49:28 PM
thanks amped...i needed that.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: F. Mercury on February 28, 2008, 04:51:05 PM
Rejected from BC today. Seriously, damn it.  Above their 75% LSAT, well above their 25% for GPA.  Man, this one smarts.

WHAT THE FCUK?

168 LSAT
3.56 from U OF CHICAGO

EARNS YOU A REJECTION FROM a #28 school?  FCUK YOU BC.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: fsohn on February 28, 2008, 05:28:09 PM
Rejected from BC today. Seriously, damn it.  Above their 75% LSAT, well above their 25% for GPA.  Man, this one smarts.

WHAT THE FCUK?

168 LSAT
3.56 from U OF CHICAGO

EARNS YOU A REJECTION FROM a #28 school?  FCUK YOU BC.

Thanks.  I needed someone to yell for me.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Penn263 on February 29, 2008, 09:06:17 AM
Rejected at Boalt today, but I feel funny for even mentioning it because I had no chance of getting in.


Sorry to hear about your rejection fsohn.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 29, 2008, 09:28:26 AM
Wait-listed at UMich.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on February 29, 2008, 09:37:46 AM
Wait-listed at UMich.

Same.  What do you think about this?

E-mail seemed somewhat promising, although might be BS.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 29, 2008, 09:40:56 AM
Ehh, I don;t read much into e-mails from law schools.  They try to be very cordial and are generic in nature. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 29, 2008, 09:46:11 AM
also WL at umich!  i liked this part:

Receiving this email means that you are someone whom we would be glad to have in our entering class, but to whom we cannot extend an offer at this time because of the risk that our class will be overenrolled.

i thought it was a nice email.

however, i doubt I would go there over UPenn and CLS.  I threw in an application in the middle of my January panic before I'd heard from either of those schools.

so no biggie.  although it does hurt my acceptance rate  ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: RageLaw on February 29, 2008, 09:47:03 AM
The King of Rage got waitlisted at Michigan today, too.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: saradsun on February 29, 2008, 09:58:18 AM
wl at mich too. not going to fill out the form, so in effect that's a withdraw?

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 29, 2008, 10:02:18 AM
wl at mich too. not going to fill out the form, so in effect that's a withdraw?



Yep.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 29, 2008, 10:10:13 AM
I noticed today on LSN that the rejections are beginning to roll in...i'm starting to sweat a little!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: RandyJay419 on February 29, 2008, 10:10:39 AM
Also WL'd at UMich.   :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on February 29, 2008, 10:13:10 AM
wl at mich too. not going to fill out the form, so in effect that's a withdraw?



From the FAQ on their website:

"Indicating continuing interest and availability is a good way to stand out when you're on a waitlist. If you receive any new honors, awards, or grades, or get a new job or a promotion or take on a volunteer position, you should definitely let us know. If you would like to have an additional letter of recommendation submitted, that can be helpful as well. If nothing in your life has changed, but you want to indicate your ongoing interest, that alone can be helpful; feel free to send us a letter or e-mail. Again, because of the time constraints inherent in a waitlist, the last thing we want is to make a call to someone who is no longer interested in being called. (To that end, if you decide you are no longer interested in being considered, we greatly appreciate your letting us know that.)"

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: saradsun on February 29, 2008, 10:18:35 AM
However, I understood the email to be an OFFER to be on the waitlist, contingent upon filling out their form. So if I don't fill out their form, I've withdrawn and not placed on the waitlist. I didn't see a "if you aren't interested, let us know" on the form.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: OnTheRoad on February 29, 2008, 10:26:50 AM
Also WLed at michigan. Wrote an LOCI, along with a 'why mich' after being deferred. Of course, I wrote it about wanting to go to a law school with a good football team, so I'm not sure it helped.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: OnTheRoad on February 29, 2008, 10:28:31 AM
Also, I think that the way to interpret this is as "An offer to be on the WL" which you then sign up to do. Ignoring the email means declining the offer of going on the WL. ie: "You can't break up with me if I break up with you first." Leaning in this direction. From a quick scan, it looks like the deferrals going WL tend to have a CCN spot?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: OnTheRoad on February 29, 2008, 10:29:25 AM
Also WLed at michigan. Wrote an LOCI, along with a 'why mich' after being deferred. Of course, I wrote it about wanting to go to a law school with a good football team, so I'm not sure it helped.

NYU is going to beat Michigan this fall, Appalachian State style.

I heart you. Go violets.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: OnTheRoad on February 29, 2008, 10:32:48 AM
Also, I think that the way to interpret this is as "An offer to be on the WL" which you then sign up to do. Ignoring the email means declining the offer of going on the WL. ie: "You can't break up with me if I break up with you first." Leaning in this direction. From a quick scan, it looks like the deferrals going WL tend to have a CCN spot?

Link?

Just pulling that off people's LSNs over on the michigan fighting thread.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: saradsun on February 29, 2008, 10:35:39 AM
However, I understood the email to be an OFFER to be on the waitlist, contingent upon filling out their form. So if I don't fill out their form, I've withdrawn and not placed on the waitlist. I didn't see a "if you aren't interested, let us know" on the form.

Did you write the LOCI when you received the deferral?

no, frankly, since I didn't receive a darrow offer, I wasn't interested. It would've been the only way I would've chosen Mich after getting into Berkeley and UVA.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on February 29, 2008, 10:40:41 AM
Also WLed at michigan. Wrote an LOCI, along with a 'why mich' after being deferred. Of course, I wrote it about wanting to go to a law school with a good football team, so I'm not sure it helped.

You're in @ NYU.  You shouldn't even be giving Michigan a second thought.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: OnTheRoad on February 29, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
Also WLed at michigan. Wrote an LOCI, along with a 'why mich' after being deferred. Of course, I wrote it about wanting to go to a law school with a good football team, so I'm not sure it helped.

You're in @ NYU.  You shouldn't even be giving Michigan a second thought.

Dude, are you doing my trolling for me?   :P  Thanx.

I'm glad that LSD got together this morning and decided to big-up my self esteem. It's working.  :-*
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LilLisa on February 29, 2008, 11:06:09 AM
You can add me to the in at NYU and WL at Michigan list.

The email was nice, but weird.  They told me to return the wait list reply form within two weeks of receiving "this em", but then didn't say where the form is.  Can someone let me know where I can get this and/or what the link is for the wait list FAQs?  I feel like I'm missing a paragraph or attachment or something.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 29, 2008, 11:44:30 AM
You can add me to the in at NYU and WL at Michigan list.

The email was nice, but weird.  They told me to return the wait list reply form within two weeks of receiving "this em", but then didn't say where the form is.  Can someone let me know where I can get this and/or what the link is for the wait list FAQs?  I feel like I'm missing a paragraph or attachment or something.

um, you're missing the first paragraph, which has a link to the "waitlist reply form."

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/Pages/waitlist08.aspx
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: literaryTurtle on February 29, 2008, 11:50:31 AM
Called Florida and turns out I'm on hold... I thought I'd get right in. Well, FSU was my first choice anyway and they're telling me I'm one of their better applicants so... I like them more because they're catering to my ego and they didn't make me wait :P
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LilLisa on February 29, 2008, 11:50:43 AM
um, you're missing the first paragraph, which has a link to the "waitlist reply form."

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/Pages/waitlist08.aspx

Odd.  Thank you!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 29, 2008, 11:55:04 AM
um, you're missing the first paragraph, which has a link to the "waitlist reply form."

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/Pages/waitlist08.aspx

Odd.  Thank you!

no problem!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on February 29, 2008, 11:55:31 AM
Called Florida and turns out I'm on hold... I thought I'd get right in. Well, FSU was my first choice anyway and they're telling me I'm one of their better applicants so... I like them more because they're catering to my ego and they didn't make me wait :P

also, Tallahassee pwns G-vegas.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on February 29, 2008, 11:55:51 AM
um, you're missing the first paragraph, which has a link to the "waitlist reply form."

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/Pages/waitlist08.aspx

Odd.  Thank you!

For a "small waitlist" it appears everyone and their mother is on it.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ilovecheese on February 29, 2008, 01:28:11 PM
um, you're missing the first paragraph, which has a link to the "waitlist reply form."

http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/Pages/waitlist08.aspx

Odd.  Thank you!

For a "small waitlist" it appears everyone and their mother is on it.

LOL.  I think schools this cycle deferred and Wait-listed many more candidates than in the past cycles.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: literaryTurtle on February 29, 2008, 01:31:20 PM
psh so after my UF "hold" (elitist bastards...) I called Stetson asking about scholarships (I have a 162, their average is 155ish) and they basically said if I didn't have one by now, its not too likely. Then I look on LSN and someone with a 160 and a slightly better gpa got one, someone with a similar LSAT score and low gpa got one... what gives Stetson? I feel so rejected today after being spoiled by acceptances and scholarships at Pacific and FLCoastal :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TrumpWho?? on February 29, 2008, 03:41:43 PM
psh so after my UF "hold" (elitist bastards...) I called Stetson asking about scholarships (I have a 162, their average is 155ish) and they basically said if I didn't have one by now, its not too likely. Then I look on LSN and someone with a 160 and a slightly better gpa got one, someone with a similar LSAT score and low gpa got one... what gives Stetson? I feel so rejected today after being spoiled by acceptances and scholarships at Pacific and FLCoastal :(

Wannabe elitist bastards!!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namehasbeenchanged on February 29, 2008, 04:03:02 PM
I know the opinions on calling admissions offices but I couldn't help myself.  I called Georgia State to check on my status and was told to check the status checker (which, according to lsn users, is basically useless except to tell you that you are complete which I have been since 12/31)...so, still no news and another agonizing day of waiting for the mail...and if nothing tomorrow..then ....sunday..god how I dread Sundays.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jeffreydane on February 29, 2008, 05:11:22 PM
dinged at Berkley, and waitlisted at Northwestern yesterday.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Rhymnoceros on February 29, 2008, 06:51:53 PM
Harvard rejection by email today.

Oh well, it was a decent run...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 01, 2008, 01:22:19 AM
dinged at Berkley, and waitlisted at Northwestern yesterday.

Mind if I asking: how did NW notify you?  And what was the deal with your status check?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on March 01, 2008, 02:59:49 AM
Harvard rejection by email today.

Oh well, it was a decent run...

I'm still amazed that I haven't gotten one of these yet.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 01, 2008, 11:53:23 AM
 ::) BC Priority Waitlist.... whackkkkkk
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 01, 2008, 12:01:07 PM
oh i know thank god! I was seriously getting depressed that I didnt know where I was going next year and since I was on a bunch of waitlist I'd find out in July or someshit... and that my top choice from my acceptances was 8 hours away

I'm really rootin for you... I hope you get good news and get good news soon! :)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: krystal82 on March 01, 2008, 12:16:36 PM
Rejected at georgetown, was at least expecting a waitlist sigh
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 01, 2008, 12:16:42 PM
wow i re-read what i wrote and i sounded like an ass :-\... i didnt mean to say that GW is an awesome school! it is!
I thought you were still waiting for BU too...

 

good luck with everything!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namelessliar on March 01, 2008, 01:24:21 PM
Well I got my first rejection today...University of Texas.  Kinda expected it, but was really living on a prayer.  *sigh*
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: vjm on March 01, 2008, 01:33:09 PM
I am so sorry! How did you find out? I am waiting for my ding from them as well. ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namelessliar on March 01, 2008, 01:36:00 PM
Letter via snail mail.  I'm moving this friday so they sent it to my 'permanent address' which is my in-laws so my mother-in-law read it to me over the phone...double whammy.  I need a hug... :'(  Is it ok to be sad even if you KNEW you'd be rejected? 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: beanie13 on March 01, 2008, 01:39:09 PM
It's ok to be sad...=0(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: vjm on March 01, 2008, 01:41:33 PM
I would be bawlin' my eyes out. You go right ahead and be sad.

Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namelessliar on March 01, 2008, 01:42:38 PM
It's ok to be sad...=0(

Thank you beanie, I feel validated now  :)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namelessliar on March 01, 2008, 01:45:55 PM
I would be bawlin' my eyes out. You go right ahead and be sad.

Thanks for the info.

Well that was my biggest REACH school...I mean, look at my LSAT...I was just hoping that the whole Veteran thing might compensate...but I'd much rather have a 'Rejection' than a 'Waitlist then Rejection'.  It's over and done with and I can move on.  I'm still waiting on U of Houston, Tx Tech, St. Louis, and Tx Wesleyan.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namehasbeenchanged on March 01, 2008, 02:53:42 PM
 :-[   starting to get worried...according to LSN...several rejection letters were recieved today by Georgia State applicants...this is the one day that I am praying that nothing from Georgia State is in my mailbox.....1st a beer...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namelessliar on March 01, 2008, 04:41:41 PM
:-[   .....1st a beer...

haha, amen to that...beer me!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jdxf on March 01, 2008, 10:01:10 PM
rejected by Stanford...
the letter reads just like that from Yale
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namehasbeenchanged on March 02, 2008, 09:10:00 AM
rejected by princeton tee hee...just trying to bring some humor to Sunday...(bored at work)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Alecto on March 02, 2008, 01:23:01 PM
Did you get notified today????  On a Sunday?????
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: namehasbeenchanged on March 02, 2008, 01:37:12 PM
lmao ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Maddie on March 03, 2008, 08:55:13 AM
Emory rejection!  Snail mail.

Not terribly surprised, but still never fun.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: F. Mercury on March 03, 2008, 11:07:41 AM
WL'ed @ GWU...wtf...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Trill on March 03, 2008, 01:42:21 PM
Dinged at Georgetown today (applied PT only). Disappointed, this was a top choice for me and I had a fairly proven record of work experience and academic success.

Waitlisted at George Washington today (applied PT only, fairly surprising to get Waitlisted here). Will not be returning the postcard to be on their waitlist.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Trill on March 03, 2008, 01:45:51 PM
Dinged at Georgetown today (applied PT only). Disappointed, this was a top choice for me and I had a fairly proven record of work experience and academic success.

Waitlisted at George Washington today (applied PT only, fairly surprising to get Waitlisted here). Will not be returning the post-card to be on their waitlist.

What are your other option right now?

I was also rejected by GULC today...jerks.

I'm from Texas, so I'm hoping to get accepted into the University of Texas (this is my first choice overall).

If I manage to get rejected from UT, I'll probably be attending either UH or SMU.

I've been mulling over whether or not I should try and attend George Washington or not, but it's just not worth it especially given that I want to work in Texas. Georgetown is a national school and would justify the cost to me, but not GW.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 03, 2008, 02:22:00 PM
Dinged at Georgetown today (applied PT only). Disappointed, this was a top choice for me and I had a fairly proven record of work experience and academic success.

Waitlisted at George Washington today (applied PT only, fairly surprising to get Waitlisted here). Will not be returning the post-card to be on their waitlist.

What are your other option right now?

I was also rejected by GULC today...jerks.

ah, sorry amped.  i know you were hoping for good news there.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 03, 2008, 03:17:28 PM
Boston doesn't like me

waitlisted it BU... i wont be staying on it... still takes the ego down a notch :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 03, 2008, 03:21:57 PM


Boston doesn't like me

waitlisted it BU... i wont be staying on it... still takes the ego down a notch :-\

BU or BC?  (Your LSN says BC)

hah both!! im updating my LSN now
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Gunarm4 on March 03, 2008, 03:22:15 PM
Held at Columiba...It's a terrible feeling seeing an envelope knowing it can only be bad news and only hoping for "not so bad" news...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: SabrinaK on March 03, 2008, 05:03:29 PM
Georgia State...  :-[
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 03, 2008, 08:10:36 PM
Boston doesn't like me

waitlisted it BU... i wont be staying on it... still takes the ego down a notch :-\

I'll trade you my BU acceptance for your Penn acceptance!  :P

Seriously, though, I'm sorry.  Every rejection hurts for me too.  I know the feeling...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 03, 2008, 08:33:54 PM
Held at Columiba...It's a terrible feeling seeing an envelope knowing it can only be bad news and only hoping for "not so bad" news...

Hey, at least it WAS "not so bad news"... right?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Signal on March 03, 2008, 08:54:03 PM
Held at Columiba...It's a terrible feeling seeing an envelope knowing it can only be bad news and only hoping for "not so bad" news...

Hey, at least it WAS "not so bad news"... right?

Yeah, but when you want to be held, this doesn't do it  ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: alaska on March 03, 2008, 11:04:16 PM
Came home to a thin letter from Boalt after an 11 hour work day. Thanks for nuthin' alma mater.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 04, 2008, 06:31:30 AM
Emory yesterday.  Surprisingly enough, I'm really not that upset. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 04, 2008, 07:47:07 AM
Emory yesterday.  Surprisingly enough, I'm really not that upset. 

oh noooooooooo.  i saw that you were the most recent post in this thread and my heart sunk a bit.

anyway, at least now the pain of waiting is over.  it's good you're not too torn up.



Came home to a thin letter from Boalt after an 11 hour work day. Thanks for nuthin' alma mater.

yeah, i also got rejected by my UG.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 04, 2008, 08:02:02 AM
Emory yesterday.  Surprisingly enough, I'm really not that upset. 

oh noooooooooo.  i saw that you were the most recent post in this thread and my heart sunk a bit.

anyway, at least now the pain of waiting is over.  it's good you're not too torn up.


I guess I had already prepared myself for it.  I'm pretty happy to be going home to my palm trees :)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: loowho on March 04, 2008, 11:14:14 AM
Rejected at HLS. Was definitely expecting that, but it still stings a little.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: abbygal0330 on March 04, 2008, 12:38:36 PM
So Sorry to hear about HLS Loowho... how did you hear?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: loowho on March 04, 2008, 04:16:55 PM
Via email. It was waiting for me in the morning :(. Oh well.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 04, 2008, 04:36:02 PM
Loowho, did your status checker change?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: loowho on March 05, 2008, 12:23:03 PM
I don't know when it changed, but it now says "decision rendered 3/4/08."
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 05, 2008, 12:28:19 PM
I don't know when it changed, but it now says "decision rendered 3/4/08."

wow, that sounds so final.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 08:13:46 AM
Dinged at Baylor (166 and 3.4)- to say the least, I'm a little confused by this
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 08:18:43 AM
Dinged at Baylor (166 and 3.4)- to say the least, I'm a little confused by this

Welcome to the Confused Reject Club.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 08:25:12 AM
On LSN Baylor's rejection averages are a 3.2 and a 149, and the highest LSAT score listed for rejects is a 159. Even their acceptance averages are a 3.6 and 163. I wish I knew why...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 08:26:06 AM
On LSN Baylor's rejection averages are a 3.2 and a 149, and the highest LSAT score listed for rejects is a 159. Even their acceptance averages are a 3.6 and 163. I wish I knew why...

I've been trying to build up the courage to call Emory and ask.  More out of curiosity and shock than anything else.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 06, 2008, 08:29:54 AM
Dinged at Berkeley.

Apparently, the letter went to my permanent address on Saturday.  My parents just got around to telling me last night. 

We have a communication problem.

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 08:37:16 AM
Do I have anything to lose by calling them?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 08:42:08 AM
ha ha true dat- I do have a bunch of places pending... this is the first response I've received so I just didn't know if it was totally forbidden to call admissions offices to ask for an explanation the decision.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 08:49:54 AM
ha ha true dat- I do have a bunch of places pending... this is the first response I've received so I just didn't know if it was totally forbidden to call admissions offices to ask for an explanation the decision.

Who's going to forbid it?  They rejected you, they no longer have any power over you, and you don't owe them crap.  All they can do is be assholes and refuse to engage you.

Hehe you're the revolutionary "Stand up to The Man" leader of LSD.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 08:56:56 AM
ha ha true dat- I do have a bunch of places pending... this is the first response I've received so I just didn't know if it was totally forbidden to call admissions offices to ask for an explanation the decision.

Who's going to forbid it?  They rejected you, they no longer have any power over you, and you don't owe them crap.  All they can do is be assholes and refuse to engage you.

Hehe you're the revolutionary "Stand up to The Man" leader of LSDof everything.

Fixed.

 :D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: poland on March 06, 2008, 09:00:10 AM
I'd wait until June to ask.  They are likely not going to respond to you now because they are so busy.  However, I've read the during the summers admissions offices are very willing to talk with rejected applicants and explain why they made their decisions.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 09:21:46 AM
Well that would defeat the purpose of my inquiry- to find out if anything was terribly wrong with my application since I have 10 pending decisions... so that won't do me any good. I need to know now. I think I will call soon.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 06, 2008, 09:23:02 AM
ha ha true dat- I do have a bunch of places pending... this is the first response I've received so I just didn't know if it was totally forbidden to call admissions offices to ask for an explanation the decision.

omg, pleaes don't.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 06, 2008, 09:27:33 AM
ha ha true dat- I do have a bunch of places pending... this is the first response I've received so I just didn't know if it was totally forbidden to call admissions offices to ask for an explanation the decision.

omg, pleaes don't.

I don't know why you're consistently so opposed to doing this.  The OP received a legitimately weird decision given his/her numbers, which would indicate a possibly huge problem with the application package.  He/she has a lot of other applications pending, so it would make sense to try and take care of that problem at other schools.  Furthermore, what difference does it make now?  If it's just an issue of pride or courtesy towards admissions staff, I think that's BS.  Who cares what they think of you once they've rejected you?

my deadly sin is pride.  take everything I say on the calling about/appealing rejections with that knowledge and a large grain of salt.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 10:49:49 AM
I called the admissions office- Just let y'all know, you should definitely call if anything like this happens to you. Apparently it was an error and no decision has been made. Very odd. What a relief
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 10:51:44 AM
I called the admissions office- Just let y'all know, you should definitely call if anything like this happens to you. Apparently it was an error and no decision has been made. Very odd. What a relief

Wow.  Maybe I should call.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 10:52:00 AM
Yes sir- you do win dischord- I can't thank you enough. I never would have called if you hadn't encouraged it. You are awesome
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: AmericasTeam on March 06, 2008, 10:52:47 AM
where is love button now?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 06, 2008, 10:57:38 AM
And the flood of calls to the admissions office will now begin!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 06, 2008, 11:28:05 AM
where is love button now?

lol, i'm right here.

i'm glad it was an error, but i'm pretty sure you would have been getting an acceptance letter regardless of your call.  no decision was CHANGED, but your situation was clarified.

anyway, i'm obviously just trying to save my own position.  clearly, it paid off that you called in this situation...but I still maintain it's not a good course of action for everyone.

OOC, are you seriously considering attending if you are accepted?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: etmerian on March 06, 2008, 11:39:26 AM
I called the admissions office- Just let y'all know, you should definitely call if anything like this happens to you. Apparently it was an error and no decision has been made. Very odd. What a relief

Wow.  Maybe I should call.

Who would you call?

Emory - although it's probably my GPA that did me in.  I just thought that my LSAT was high enough to compensate for them.  I was wrong  :-[
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: camarogirlj on March 06, 2008, 02:50:34 PM
Waitlisted at American today.  I was withdrawing anyway as DC isn't for me, but it still stings a bit...doesn't bode well for Indy-Bloomington :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BLUE EYED MONSTER on March 07, 2008, 08:24:27 AM
Waitlisted at Emory yesterday. Would not have gone anyway at this point. Not staying on.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dpwc on March 07, 2008, 02:01:05 PM
Vandy waitlist. Kind of surprised.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Ding me I dare ya! on March 08, 2008, 12:42:04 PM
deferred @ W&L... they have a surprisingly small class size (128)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 08, 2008, 03:08:04 PM
Held at Chicago.  Not feeling the idea of working hard on ANOTHER essay only to be dinged later. 

Why do law schools hate me?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: peppercorms on March 08, 2008, 03:12:58 PM
Yield protection is my guess. Perhaps they've already admitted as many as they care to, but are afraid of how many matriculations they'll get.

It sucks because when schools do this sort of thing to up their ranking, it forces all of the schools above them to do the same or risk dropping down.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 08, 2008, 03:13:07 PM
I don't understand holding/deferring people in MARCH.  wtf!

Exactly.  And I just looked on LSN to see that most of the people deferred in March at UChi were WL or Def, Rejected.  NONE were accepted straight out.  WTF?!?  I withdrew.

Now, I'll just patiently wait for my WL or ding from NYU and move on.  This whole cycle was a disaster.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jdxf on March 08, 2008, 10:09:08 PM
Held at Chicago.  Not feeling the idea of working hard on ANOTHER essay only to be dinged later. 

Why do law schools hate me?
SORRY about that tl.
how did you hear?
I am losing my patience on Chicago now...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 09, 2008, 07:33:59 AM
SORRY about that tl.
how did you hear?
I am losing my patience on Chicago now...

By snail mail.  It seems like a lot of the people that went complete in December are hearing now.  GL.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: SabrinaK on March 09, 2008, 08:00:39 AM
UGA via status checker
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 09, 2008, 08:56:52 AM
I don't understand holding/deferring people in MARCH.  wtf!

Exactly.  And I just looked on LSN to see that most of the people deferred in March at UChi were WL or Def, Rejected.  NONE were accepted straight out.  WTF?!?  I withdrew.

Now, I'll just patiently wait for my WL or ding from NYU and move on.  This whole cycle was a disaster.

Whaaat??
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 09, 2008, 10:25:49 AM
I don't understand holding/deferring people in MARCH.  wtf!

Exactly.  And I just looked on LSN to see that most of the people deferred in March at UChi were WL or Def, Rejected.  NONE were accepted straight out.  WTF?!?  I withdrew.

Now, I'll just patiently wait for my WL or ding from NYU and move on.  This whole cycle was a disaster.

Whaaat??

i don't understand how a umich acceptance and a uva acceptance with $60k can be classified as a disaster of any sort.

Yeah.  I would kill for either of those options. (Not to be taken literally, folks!) 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 09, 2008, 10:27:04 AM
deferred @ W&L... they have a surprisingly small class size (128)

Same here!  I've been complete for nearly four months, and they said that I could get a decision at the latest postmarked by April 24th!  :o  :'(  :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 09, 2008, 10:29:29 AM
deferred @ W&L... they have a surprisingly small class size (128)

Same here!  I've been complete for nearly four months, and they said that I could get a decision at the latest postmarked by April 24th!  :o  :'(  :-\

i think W&L may have accepted all they can before their 1st deadlines. those who received scholarships have to put a deposit down by April 1st. the others are April 15th.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 09, 2008, 10:31:21 AM
deferred @ W&L... they have a surprisingly small class size (128)

Same here!  I've been complete for nearly four months, and they said that I could get a decision at the latest postmarked by April 24th!  :o  :'(  :-\

i think W&L may have accepted all they can before their 1st deadlines. those who received scholarships have to put a deposit down by April 1st. the others are April 15th.

Yeah, I expected as much.  Oh well...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jdxf on March 09, 2008, 03:34:49 PM
SORRY about that tl.
how did you hear?
I am losing my patience on Chicago now...

By snail mail.  It seems like a lot of the people that went complete in December are hearing now.  GL.

Thanks... They are really taking it slow.
Good luck on Penn!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: smorse08 on March 09, 2008, 09:41:35 PM
WL at American...not gonna stay on it...it looks like they were able to up the game from last year's numbers.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: indyguy7484 on March 10, 2008, 08:54:28 AM
SORRY about that tl.
how did you hear?
I am losing my patience on Chicago now...

By snail mail.  It seems like a lot of the people that went complete in December are hearing now.  GL.

I still think you have a good shot at Chicago.  From looking at LSN, it seems like they Defer/Admit and Waitlist/Admit a great deal more than most schools.  Defer/Admit plus $$ seems to happen a decent amount of the time as well. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: F. Mercury on March 10, 2008, 10:03:16 AM

i don't understand how a umich acceptance and a uva acceptance with $60k can be classified as a disaster of any sort.

Poster probably wants to signal to the rest of the board that he/she has high standards, despite a UVA($$) offer being craved by 95+% of all law school applicants...subtle approval-seekeing behavior perhaps...

f_cking hate those people. "oh my god...my cycle sucks because i didn't get a scholarship from yale."
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 10, 2008, 10:09:12 AM
I'm so misunderstood.

I still think you have a good shot at Chicago.  From looking at LSN, it seems like they Defer/Admit and Waitlist/Admit a great deal more than most schools.  Defer/Admit plus $$ seems to happen a decent amount of the time as well. 

Thanks.  I still think if they really wanted you to attend, they'd just accept you.  I just don't have it in me to write any more essays, and I know if I don't send one, it's going to look bad.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 10, 2008, 10:59:34 AM
we're just giving you a hard time.

You were supposed to pull some strings and get me into  your school.  I would've been so happy. ;D

And I did phrase that wrong.  Replace "disaster" with "has not gone as well as I hoped".
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 10, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
I'm so misunderstood.  I phrased that badly.  What I meant was...

we're just giving you a hard time.

Yeah, tL's cool.   
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: F. Mercury on March 10, 2008, 01:12:53 PM
I'm so misunderstood.  I phrased that badly.  What I meant was...

we're just giving you a hard time.

Yeah, tL's cool.   

yeah, tL, i apologize for being harsh.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: gophils215 on March 10, 2008, 03:25:19 PM
No-no from Hastings.  Not upset about that one in particular but generally starting to get disheartened.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: VirusNY on March 10, 2008, 04:22:32 PM
Rejected by NYU today... :::sigh::: they did it to me again...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: fearlesscowboy on March 10, 2008, 06:59:18 PM
Rejected by NYU today... :::sigh::: they did it to me again...

Sorry bro.  I don't understand.  Your numbers are right on target for them.  What do you mean that they did it to you again?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: vjm on March 10, 2008, 07:09:21 PM
:( Preferred WL at GULC. not sure how i'm supposed to feel about this...

Well, obviously superior to the poor deluded fools on the Unprefered Waitlist.

Peons. ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: VirusNY on March 10, 2008, 07:38:19 PM
There's no grounds for me to appeal on... So I have numbers that should probably have waitlisted me at least, but I don't know why they dinged me... I'll settle for cutting their funding when I'm the governor of NY. :)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 10, 2008, 07:57:27 PM
There's no grounds for me to appeal on... So I have numbers that should probably have waitlisted me at least, but I don't know why they dinged me... I'll settle for cutting their funding when I'm the governor of NY. :)

lol.  That's the spirit.  Sorry, dood. Columbia off the deferral list, ftw!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jeffreydane on March 10, 2008, 09:48:12 PM
quick question-is hold at Northwestern the same as waitlisted? if no, is it better or worse?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dobson on March 10, 2008, 09:50:35 PM
:( Preferred WL at GULC. not sure how i'm supposed to feel about this...

use the cruciatus curse and torture an acceptance out of them. If this doesn't work then use Avada Kedavra.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: woeisme on March 10, 2008, 11:20:14 PM
quick question-is hold at Northwestern the same as waitlisted? if no, is it better or worse?

Depends, but I'd say better. A hold is more like a deferral - they'll relook at your application and THEN decide whether they will accept you, waitlist you, or reject you.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: shayee053 on March 12, 2008, 01:29:21 PM
out at UCLA.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: shayee053 on March 12, 2008, 01:51:52 PM
snail mail...and whats sad is just got accepted to the MA portion of the dual degree there :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: armada on March 12, 2008, 02:10:29 PM
Waitlisted at Duke.  From what I understand, this sort of stuff is just a pit stop on the road to rejection, no?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 12, 2008, 03:03:08 PM
snail mail...and whats sad is just got accepted to the MA portion of the dual degree there :-\

Lo siento. 

Waitlisted at Duke.  From what I understand, this sort of stuff is just a pit stop on the road to rejection, no?

I think Duke tends to waitlist a lot of people but hang in there.  Show interest.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: armada on March 12, 2008, 03:05:36 PM
Waitlisted at Duke.  From what I understand, this sort of stuff is just a pit stop on the road to rejection, no?

It's a crapshoot.  Sometimes they'll call you off the waitlist.  Sometimes, no.  Sometimes if you campaign heavily for yourself if makes a difference, but then again sometimes it doesn't.  They use the waitlist to fill the gaps.  So if they are looking at their incoming class and decide "we need more minorities" they'll take a minority off, or if they look and say "we need someone with a high GPA", they'll take a high GPAer.  Basically yeah it sucks, it's purgatory.  I'm there right now with BC.


That's what I thought.  I'm not quite sure that I have the energy to begin campaigning for  myself again but we'll see what happens.  Good luck with BC. Love your sig, nintendo games make everything better
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: armada on March 12, 2008, 03:09:35 PM
snail mail...and whats sad is just got accepted to the MA portion of the dual degree there :-\

Lo siento. 

Waitlisted at Duke.  From what I understand, this sort of stuff is just a pit stop on the road to rejection, no?

I think Duke tends to waitlist a lot of people but hang in there.  Show interest.

Okay, I think I just garnered the energy to continue campaigning for myself.  Thanks for the encouragement t.L.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: mmg3327 on March 12, 2008, 08:05:18 PM
Yale.

*sigh*

I didn't want to spend three more years there anyway.  Right?  Right?  What's the next stage of grief again?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: BlueGreen on March 12, 2008, 08:55:24 PM
Yale.

*sigh*

I didn't want to spend three more years there anyway.  Right?  Right?  What's the next stage of grief again?

Denial -- "WOO I'm going to YALE!!"

That part should be fun.

lolz. ;D

i think denial could take on various forms. when my rejection comes (fully expected) i'm going to burn the rejection letter and pretend i never got it. and i'll start another thread here in august titled "can you believe i *still* haven't heard from yale?"
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: peppercorms on March 12, 2008, 08:58:09 PM
Yale.

*sigh*

I didn't want to spend three more years there anyway.  Right?  Right?  What's the next stage of grief again?

Denial -- "WOO I'm going to YALE!!"

That part should be fun.

lolz. ;D

i think denial could take on various forms. when my rejection comes (fully expected) i'm going to burn the rejection letter and pretend i never got it. and i'll start another thread here in august titled "can you believe i *still* haven't heard from yale?"


I actually applied there last year and never received my rejection...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 13, 2008, 08:47:34 AM
Yale.

*sigh*

I didn't want to spend three more years there anyway.  Right?  Right?  What's the next stage of grief again?

Denial -- "WOO I'm going to YALE!!"

That part should be fun.

lolz. ;D

i think denial could take on various forms. when my rejection comes (fully expected) i'm going to burn the rejection letter and pretend i never got it. and i'll start another thread here in august titled "can you believe i *still* haven't heard from yale?"


I actually applied there last year and never received my rejection...


You should've showed up the first day of classes then!  :D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: todesgebruell on March 13, 2008, 09:33:10 AM
got the ding from illinois via the status checker.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: lakeside on March 13, 2008, 11:29:10 PM
Not too late to join the Yale rejection party I hope?

New Haven is for suckers. Charlottesville, Durham, Ithaca — that's where it's at.

 :D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 14, 2008, 05:51:06 AM
Not too late to join the Yale rejection party I hope?

New Haven is for suckers. Charlottesville, Durham, Ithaca — that's where it's at.

 :D

Not Ann Arbor?!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stewie griffin on March 14, 2008, 09:59:24 AM
Not too late to join the Yale rejection party I hope?

New Haven is for suckers. Charlottesville, Durham, Ithaca — that's where it's at.

 :D

Not Ann Arbor?!

Speaking of Michigan, I just got waitlisted there.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 14, 2008, 10:28:19 AM
Was it by email? I have an email from them, but I can't read it because I'm at work. (I managed to sneak past the web restrictions to view my gmail inbox, but not actually open the messages!)

They just sent out mass waitlists by e-mail.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stewie griffin on March 14, 2008, 10:50:28 AM
Was it by email? I have an email from them, but I can't read it because I'm at work. (I managed to sneak past the web restrictions to view my gmail inbox, but not actually open the messages!)

They just sent out mass waitlists by e-mail.

TITCR
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 14, 2008, 12:58:51 PM
Dinged at UVA, Chicago, Berkeley.

TGIF!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: abbygal0330 on March 14, 2008, 01:00:51 PM
So Sorry to hear that Manatee! How did you hear about UVA? Did your status checker ever change?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stewie griffin on March 14, 2008, 01:03:11 PM
Dinged at UVA, Chicago, Berkeley.

TGIF!

Ouch, that's a lot to handle on one day.  But as you say, it is Friday, so drink it all away!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 14, 2008, 01:26:43 PM
Dinged at UVA, Chicago, Berkeley.

TGIF!

(http://arcticpalace.org/images/photodump/ohthehugemanatee.jpg)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 14, 2008, 01:32:39 PM
Dinged at UVA, Chicago, Berkeley.

TGIF!

all today?
i have a bad feeling about checking my mailbox when i get home.
were they all via snail mail?


it doesn't it matter.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 14, 2008, 01:35:03 PM
i need to save money on car insurace or something to make myself feel better.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on March 14, 2008, 01:37:23 PM
Dinged at UVA, Chicago, Berkeley.

TGIF!

Sorry man.  That's rough.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 14, 2008, 01:37:50 PM
i need to save money on car insurace or something to make myself feel better.

and for everyone's information:

all snail mail, all sent to permanent address.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Lobstah! on March 14, 2008, 01:38:54 PM
i need to save money on car insurace or something to make myself feel better.

and for everyone's information:

all snail mail, all sent to permanent address.

Want me to come help you gang up on the mailman? He should know better than to give you three dings in a day. What a jerkface!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 14, 2008, 01:41:26 PM
i need to save money on car insurace or something to make myself feel better.

and for everyone's information:

all snail mail, all sent to permanent address.

Want me to come help you gang up on the mailman? He should know better than to give you three dings in a day. What a jerkface!

you'd help by buying me a bottle of jim beam and a pack of camel lights.



Anoche.  Bebemos.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: abbygal0330 on March 14, 2008, 01:45:13 PM
Did your UVA status checker ever change?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Lobstah! on March 14, 2008, 02:25:00 PM
at least just one day is ruined, and not three

looking at the positive!

lol yah. Totally agree.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Lobstah! on March 14, 2008, 02:27:30 PM
at least just one day is ruined, and not three

looking at the positive!

lol totally agree.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 14, 2008, 02:44:28 PM
Did your UVA status checker ever change?

yes. 3 days in between.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: zardoz on March 14, 2008, 03:39:20 PM
Got the WL email from Michigan too.  Actually, somewhat surprised not to be rejected.  I will take them up on that WL offer.

I would have preferred an acceptance, but WL means I still have a chance.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stewie griffin on March 14, 2008, 05:38:33 PM
you'd help by buying me a bottle of jim beam and a pack of camel lights.



Anoche.  Bebemos.

Bebemoooooooooosssss!  Let the drinking take you over, bebemooooooossss.
Te quiero, whiskey mio...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: sydneybristow on March 15, 2008, 12:56:59 PM
WLed at American...almost 4 months after going complete. YP I think? I will not be staying on the waitlist. Finally my cycle is over.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: yodawgsup on March 15, 2008, 01:26:37 PM
WL at Michigan yesterday (email), Rejected by Boalt today (snail mail). If (1) I actually wanted to go to either school or (2) I didn't have such an amazing weekend planned, I'd be bummed.

Are you set on starting this year? You would have markedly better options if you were to reapply for next year.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: DietChek on March 15, 2008, 02:12:36 PM
Out at UVA, expected.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: yodawgsup on March 15, 2008, 03:06:24 PM
Provisional Listed @ Notre Dame! Prob a combo of my being YP'd, my PS being overly generic, and a late submission. Wondering if I should stay on or not... :-\

You too. Why not reapply?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: laughing hard on March 15, 2008, 04:22:14 PM
WL at Michigan yesterday (email), Rejected by Boalt today (snail mail). If (1) I actually wanted to go to either school or (2) I didn't have such an amazing weekend planned, I'd be bummed.

Are you set on starting this year? You would have markedly better options if you were to reapply for next year.

Why is that?

The OP applied pretty late in the cycle (late Jan.)--she'd have a much better shot at her schools applying at the beginning of the next cycle.

I'm actually in the exact same boat (and we have very similar #'s) so I'm definitely pulling for you Puppy!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jcheste8 on March 15, 2008, 06:48:22 PM
Out at Wake Forest today, first one.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 15, 2008, 09:45:53 PM
WL at Michigan yesterday (email), Rejected by Boalt today (snail mail). If (1) I actually wanted to go to either school or (2) I didn't have such an amazing weekend planned, I'd be bummed.

Are you set on starting this year? You would have markedly better options if you were to reapply for next year.


IAwholeheartedlyWTC.


And sorry Jcheste...their loss.  :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: ShadWhitmore on March 16, 2008, 01:25:42 AM
I came back from Spring Break to find a small letter from Yale.


Yep, rejected.  :'(

It appears my love for YLS has been tragically unrequited.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: GunnerDore on March 16, 2008, 01:31:55 AM
After thinking I just might sweep the cycle, I came back from the Vandy ASW with a big fat waitlist email from Michigan.

Evidently they do not love me as much as I love them. Oh well, I can ride the waitlist I guess.  :-[
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: vjm on March 16, 2008, 07:27:10 PM
Booo for the rejections! At least you all have one less school hanging out there in the ether.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: TrumpWho?? on March 16, 2008, 08:21:43 PM
Dinged at Duke
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: GunnerDore on March 17, 2008, 10:50:10 AM
Probable ding at Duke in transit.

I thought I might have at least managed a WL.

Update: It was a WL; got the email this morning.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jack24 on March 17, 2008, 11:02:16 AM
Can someone tell me what the difference is between Deferred and Waitlisted?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: miracles86 on March 17, 2008, 11:29:23 AM
rejected today by columbia... a dream dies =(
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 17, 2008, 12:39:36 PM
rejected today by columbia... a dream dies =(

aw man, i'm sorry.
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Post by: SabrinaK on March 17, 2008, 02:20:07 PM
WLed at American....le sigh
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Post by: etmerian on March 18, 2008, 06:49:14 AM
WL at American yesterday.  Not sure I really care?
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Post by: RandyJay419 on March 18, 2008, 01:17:20 PM
Waitlisted at UPenn...  :-\
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Post by: Lobstah! on March 18, 2008, 04:39:25 PM
Ding! Loyola-Chicago.

More relieved than anything- makes actually choosing my first choice that much easier.
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Post by: jack24 on March 18, 2008, 04:40:37 PM
I just checked the BYU status checker and it says "Decision Rendered"  they said they sent the decision today.

Brutal, why don't they just tell me I'm rejected and get it over with.  It's going to be a long walk to the mailbox the next couple of days.
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Post by: I hate 20 dollar bills, I like 100's!!! on March 19, 2008, 11:21:12 AM
Rejected at Indy....
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Post by: KidA23 on March 19, 2008, 03:49:50 PM
Waitlisted at American, the lowest-ranked school I applied to. I didn't apply till around 1/20 though. Who knows.
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Post by: namehasbeenchanged on March 19, 2008, 04:05:28 PM
Waitlisted at American, the lowest-ranked school I applied to. I didn't apply till around 1/20 though. Who knows.

I was put on hold at my #1 choice, spoke with the admissions director and was advised that i was in...i previously sent a LOCI, updated resume, and 2 LOR's....still waiting on my official acceptance letter...but presumably I am in...Have you sent a LOCI or LOR's?  It may help.  Good Luck.
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Post by: Yak Herder on March 20, 2008, 06:40:18 AM
Waitlisted at Berkeley. Rats.
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Post by: indyguy7484 on March 20, 2008, 07:34:59 AM
Waitlisted at American, the lowest-ranked school I applied to. I didn't apply till around 1/20 though. Who knows.

KidA, depending on your numbers this might have just been yield protection by American.  They are famous for waitlisting pretty much everyone with numbers significantly above their medians.

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Post by: KidA23 on March 20, 2008, 09:24:51 AM
Waitlisted at American, the lowest-ranked school I applied to. I didn't apply till around 1/20 though. Who knows.

KidA, depending on your numbers this might have just been yield protection by American.  They are famous for waitlisting pretty much everyone with numbers significantly above their medians.



My numbers were above their 75% percentiles on both accounts. I have absolutely no interest in going there; I live in DC and sort of applied late just in case I was overcome with emotional appeal to stick around the area. I have heard about their YP policies, so maybe that's it. Who knows.
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Post by: todesgebruell on March 20, 2008, 11:17:11 AM
rejected today from tOSU with a 3.66/163.  Did not see this coming.
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Post by: zardoz on March 20, 2008, 12:05:53 PM
WL at IUCU.  Withdrew from the WL.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 20, 2008, 12:13:46 PM
rejected today from tOSU with a 3.66/163.  Did not see this coming.

Wow.  I did not expect you to be rejected by OSU. 

It must be because you're from PSU.   :'(
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Post by: todesgebruell on March 20, 2008, 12:18:48 PM
rejected today from tOSU with a 3.66/163.  Did not see this coming.

Wow.  I did not expect you to be rejected by OSU. 

It must be because you're from PSU.   :'(

Oh well.  Hey, are you going to the Pitt open house?
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 20, 2008, 12:22:35 PM
rejected today from tOSU with a 3.66/163.  Did not see this coming.

Wow.  I did not expect you to be rejected by OSU. 

It must be because you're from PSU.   :'(

Oh well.  Hey, are you going to the Pitt open house?

I can't.  I have work.  :-\
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Post by: limegreen on March 20, 2008, 02:15:09 PM
WL @ W&M.
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Post by: lineallowsfor on March 20, 2008, 02:31:50 PM
WL @ URichmond
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Post by: limegreen on March 20, 2008, 02:38:02 PM
167, in-state and W&M undergrad.
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Post by: BLUE EYED MONSTER on March 20, 2008, 05:24:31 PM
Out at Texas. Looking more and more like SMU.
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Post by: vjm on March 20, 2008, 05:27:05 PM
WL @ W&M.

Well now, that is just bizarre. Sorry limegreen! W&M's loss.
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Post by: limegreen on March 20, 2008, 06:25:14 PM
Thanks vjm!
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Post by: sherah on March 20, 2008, 11:15:39 PM
WL at Vanderbilt.  It's cool, though.  As friendly as Nashville was, I can't see myself living there, even for three years.
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Post by: goodfella2 on March 21, 2008, 12:38:09 AM
Thumbs down at Duke
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Post by: peppercorms on March 21, 2008, 01:00:38 PM
waitlist at UGA, via status checker.
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Post by: DietChek on March 21, 2008, 02:57:45 PM
Ok, this is just crazy, I was also wait listed at UGA.   :o ??
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Post by: J.A.A.N. on March 21, 2008, 06:58:54 PM
Me too  :-[ (WL @ UGA). No inspiration in GA. Dinged at Emory, WL at UGA, and not really feeling GA State! Looks like I'll be moving "somewhere."

I am almost sold on GW but I still can't quite swallow the cost!
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Post by: DietChek on March 21, 2008, 07:07:22 PM
I cant quite figure UGA out, strange cycle from them (although it might be normal).  I get a kick out of this guy, http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1), who got into Emory with 90K but was waitlisted at UGA...
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 21, 2008, 07:16:33 PM
I cant quite figure UGA out, strange cycle from them (although it might be normal).  I get a kick out of this guy, http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1), who got into Emory with 90K but was waitlisted at UGA...

law school admissions are crazy. i got offered small scholarships at both UIUC and W&L (5-10K a year) and I was accepted at GW, but I got rejected by both George Mason and American. I have no idea how schools like W&L and UIUC give me money to attend and schools like American reject me. Either they yield protect (doubtful) or maybe there is more to this process than just numbers. I personally think they gather all the applications that are within a decent numbers range and pull names out of a hat.
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Post by: J.A.A.N. on March 21, 2008, 07:17:04 PM
I cant quite figure UGA out, strange cycle from them (although it might be normal).  I get a kick out of this guy, http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1), who got into Emory with 90K but was waitlisted at UGA...

I can't make heads or tails of any of these schools admission trends.  ???
He struck gold with Emory and is extremely appreciative. I'm happy for him. Bet he isn't thinking about UGA at all these days.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 21, 2008, 07:21:00 PM
I cant quite figure UGA out, strange cycle from them (although it might be normal).  I get a kick out of this guy, http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1), who got into Emory with 90K but was waitlisted at UGA...

I can't make heads or tails of any of these schools admission trends.  ???
He struck gold with Emory and is extremely appreciative. I'm happy for him. Bet he isn't thinking about UGA at all these days.

I wouldn't either.
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Post by: J.A.A.N. on March 21, 2008, 07:21:06 PM
I cant quite figure UGA out, strange cycle from them (although it might be normal).  I get a kick out of this guy, http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1 (http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=gclemen1), who got into Emory with 90K but was waitlisted at UGA...

law school admissions are crazy. i got offered small scholarships at both UIUC and W&L (5-10K a year) and I was accepted at GW, but I got rejected by both George Mason and American. I have no idea how schools like W&L and UIUC give me money to attend and schools like American reject me. Either they yield protect (doubtful) or maybe there is more to this process than just numbers. I personally think they gather all the applications that are within a decent numbers range and pull names out of a hat.

Yeah, I definitely think there is more to it than numbers (not a whole lot more though). Certain schools are looking for certain things and have different priorities in terms of soft factors. I got WL at GMU too, and in at GW. go figure!
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Post by: vjm on March 21, 2008, 08:32:33 PM
I was just thinking today how there is a great untold story out there- law school admissions from the admissions committee viewpoint. Imagine, they probably get inundated from early September (possibly even late August) to January with apps, have them all dealt with by March/ early April, do the waitlist shuffle until August, take 2 weeks off and start again.

Not that this explains any of the bad craziness that occurs in any particular cycle....
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 22, 2008, 12:08:20 PM
Waitlisted at W&M. Not sure if I'll stay on or not.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 22, 2008, 12:14:02 PM
Waitlisted at W&M. Not sure if I'll stay on or not.

This is the letter that I'm expecting soon.  I'm sorry to hear that.
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Post by: Marc03 on March 22, 2008, 02:03:15 PM
Waitlisted at Notre Dame.
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Post by: zardoz on March 22, 2008, 05:03:42 PM
Waitlisted at W&M. Not sure if I'll stay on or not.

Same here.  4th waitlist in a row, and I don't have any rejections yet . . . I don't get it.

WL at W&M today too.  Already removed myself from the WL.  4th WL for me too in the last week, but there was rejection from Boalt (not surprising) thrown in there for variation.  Happy with my acceptances though, so I guess I can't complain.
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Post by: Signal on March 22, 2008, 10:20:39 PM
Deferred at UChicago. I actually was expecting a rejection, so this came as a bit of a surprise.
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Post by: Alecto on March 23, 2008, 05:18:02 PM
I really wonder what goes on in adcomm meetings sometimes...

There was a thread somewhere that talked about that . . . . I think the general consensus was that it involved our names on some notecards tacked to the wall and a lot of darts. 
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Post by: Alecto on March 23, 2008, 09:14:09 PM
well, someone also thought they might do something similar to bobbing for apples, except it was "bobbing for applicants."  I imagine that, no matter what, there is a lot drinking involved.  I like the beer pong idea, though.
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Post by: k3 on March 24, 2008, 09:42:11 AM
ah columbia...you are a jerkface.


:( not unexpected but still! first rejections are a female dog.
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Post by: k3 on March 24, 2008, 09:53:04 AM
pretty much. odds are i'm going to stay on the waitlist at fordham for a little bit just to see what comes up...but i don't see myself committing to that for too long, just because it would mean uprooting my life to nyc at a moment's notice.
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Post by: fsohn on March 24, 2008, 11:52:15 AM
Deferred at UChicago. I actually was expecting a rejection, so this came as a bit of a surprise.

Deferred this late in the game?  That's odd.  My numbers are also a stretch at Chicago, so care to PM me yours to see if I might be in a similar boat?
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Post by: jack24 on March 24, 2008, 12:12:12 PM
Rejected at BYU.  I knew it was coming, but it shouldn't have taken so long.
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Post by: SabrinaK on March 24, 2008, 12:29:25 PM
Waitlisted at W&M  :'(
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Post by: SabrinaK on March 24, 2008, 12:59:01 PM
Waitlisted at W&M :'(

I'm sorry. How'd they inform you?

Small envelope via snail mail.  Maybe I'll go to VA and drop off my LOCI in person, lol...
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Post by: stinabee on March 24, 2008, 01:01:42 PM
I was also WL at W&M via snailmail. I was expecting a rejection, soo..

How do you find out high up you are on the WL? Can you?
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Post by: The Knight on March 24, 2008, 01:29:44 PM
Waitlisted W&M.  Crud.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on March 24, 2008, 01:36:04 PM
I was also WL'ed today, via snail mail.

I thought this would be one of my top choices this cycle, when I first started researching schools. Ah, it amazes me how much of a crapshoot the whole process is...
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on March 24, 2008, 03:58:46 PM
Waitlisted at Chicago, dinged at Cornell (from deferral), and dinged at Boalt (also from deferral). 
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Post by: dpwc on March 24, 2008, 04:09:27 PM
Reserve at Cornell, waitlist at W&M
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Post by: jeffreydane on March 24, 2008, 04:33:04 PM
  Reserve at Cornell. :-\
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Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 24, 2008, 04:57:14 PM
Application put on "hold" at NW.  Is that the same as waitlist?
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Post by: jeffreydane on March 24, 2008, 05:19:00 PM
no. a hold at Northwestern means something different than a waitlist.  A hold means that they are basically "deferring" you until the end of the cycle and then will make a decision at that point on whether or not to waitlist, accept, or reject your application.
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Post by: Pigeon on March 24, 2008, 05:37:25 PM
Waitlisted at W&M  :'(

Here's my appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxCiAXJpk_4) to all the AdComms who are still reviewing our remaining apps and considering WL'ing/rejecting us. Hopefully they show us some love...


And here is my  appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIuKtp3yCTw&feature=related) to my AdCom, just to butter 'em up a little bit while I wait for their final decision.
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Post by: zardoz on March 24, 2008, 05:46:00 PM
Waitlisted at W&M  :'(

Here's my appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxCiAXJpk_4) to all the AdComms who are still reviewing our remaining apps and considering WL'ing/rejecting us. Hopefully they show us some love...


And here is my  appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIuKtp3yCTw&feature=related) to my AdCom, just to butter 'em up a little bit while I wait for their final decision.

Here's mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ibX3TejlZE)



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Post by: Pigeon on March 24, 2008, 05:52:19 PM
Waitlisted at W&M  :'(

Here's my appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxCiAXJpk_4) to all the AdComms who are still reviewing our remaining apps and considering WL'ing/rejecting us. Hopefully they show us some love...


And here is my  appeal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIuKtp3yCTw&feature=related) to my AdCom, just to butter 'em up a little bit while I wait for their final decision.

Here's mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ibX3TejlZE)

Right on!   While you were posting that one, zardoz, I was off in YouTube land finding one that I thought might be a little more appropriate as a plea to my Damned Slow AdCom:

   My Revised Plea a la Our Good Pal, He Who (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MHDFbIbYzk)

Um . . . I saw this on TV when it originally aired.  So maybe my AdCom will have mercy on me for being an old geezer.


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Post by: gophils215 on March 24, 2008, 06:00:23 PM
Well done early Beatles reference.
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Post by: Pigeon on March 24, 2008, 06:18:27 PM
Well done also, He Who, with the little Men Without Hats tribute to Cooley!!

I'm trying to maintain a positive attitude.  I haven't been rejected . . . yet.  I'm hoping that my Damned Slow AdCom is just too busy to discover My Deep, Dark Secret (http://youtube.com/watch?v=HFVM5pVTwkM)
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Post by: laughing hard on March 24, 2008, 07:43:44 PM
This has been my law school app theme song from day one:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iypUpv9xelg
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Post by: SowingSeason on March 24, 2008, 10:54:26 PM
This has been my law school app theme song from day one:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iypUpv9xelg


omg... that song is very fitting... lol.. :P
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Post by: lakeside on March 25, 2008, 01:46:47 AM
Me psyching myself up to destroy the LSAT:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_xuHJFdeURk

Totally worked. 163 times over.

(Yeah I know it's a quiet, touchy/feely song. What can I say, me and the LSAT, we got a complicated relationship).
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Post by: Pigeon on March 25, 2008, 04:07:49 AM
He Who, you bloody rock!!!   I'm hoping for an acceptance, not a rejection, and it's good diversion to have this thread take a little detour from the usual reporting of rejections.

Here's hoping we all have another day where we don't get a rejection letter in the mail.  No news is good news.

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Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 25, 2008, 07:34:41 AM
no. a hold at Northwestern means something different than a waitlist.  A hold means that they are basically "deferring" you until the end of the cycle and then will make a decision at that point on whether or not to waitlist, accept, or reject your application.

What's better?
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Post by: Pigeon on March 25, 2008, 08:14:04 AM
no. a hold at Northwestern means something different than a waitlist.  A hold means that they are basically "deferring" you until the end of the cycle and then will make a decision at that point on whether or not to waitlist, accept, or reject your application.

What's better?


This Is The Only Thing That Can Be Better (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwEMxYggoKQ)

And if this happens I will take it to another thread entirely. 

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Post by: Oldguy48 on March 25, 2008, 08:43:43 AM
what else is more fitting?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16u0wwCfoJ4
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Post by: SowingSeason on March 25, 2008, 10:22:46 AM
what else is more fitting?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16u0wwCfoJ4



woooohooo the clash!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Post by: smorse08 on March 25, 2008, 10:44:06 AM
Rejected at UF today.  ???  I guess I can take pride in being the only 5.7 index rejected.  :-\
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Post by: vjm on March 25, 2008, 10:47:32 AM
Sorry man. What's up with that?
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Post by: Frex on March 25, 2008, 11:03:47 AM
WL'd at UT today. By email. Status checker had been updated. I am so bummed--UT is my #1. Really my only option. Stupid undergraduate grades.
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Post by: vjm on March 25, 2008, 11:12:40 AM
I'm so sorry. Do you think there is little possibility of getting off the waitlist? Can you go somewhere else and transfer?
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 25, 2008, 12:47:32 PM
WL'd at UT today. By email. Status checker had been updated. I am so bummed--UT is my #1. Really my only option. Stupid undergraduate grades.

sorry to hear that...

how late did you apply?  your GPA isn't that horrible.
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Post by: Frex on March 25, 2008, 01:12:40 PM
I applied EA--went complete in early November. I was deferred right before Thanksgiving. I have to say I'm disappointed, though I knew my gpa was a problem. I'm an in-state resident and my low gpa was from UT's own honors program--thought that might help; I also had a double major. I had several pretty serious medical issues, as well, which I included in an addendum.

I have a family and live in town. I wouldn't be financially wise for us to move so I could transfer. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on March 25, 2008, 01:14:27 PM
I applied EA--went complete in early November. I was deferred right before Thanksgiving. I have to say I'm disappointed, though I knew my gpa was a problem. I'm an in-state resident and my low gpa was from UT's own honors program--thought that might help; I also had a double major. I had several pretty serious medical issues, as well, which I included in an addendum.

I have a family and live in town. I wouldn't be financially wise for us to move so I could transfer. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Have you had much contact with them?  Make sure they know how committed you are to the area.  Good luck!
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Post by: J.A.A.N. on March 25, 2008, 01:16:40 PM
WL at W&M (so expected at this point :-\)
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on March 25, 2008, 01:21:57 PM
I applied EA--went complete in early November. I was deferred right before Thanksgiving. I have to say I'm disappointed, though I knew my gpa was a problem. I'm an in-state resident and my low gpa was from UT's own honors program--thought that might help; I also had a double major. I had several pretty serious medical issues, as well, which I included in an addendum.

I have a family and live in town. I wouldn't be financially wise for us to move so I could transfer. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

well, i'm rooting for ya...
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Post by: t L on March 25, 2008, 01:32:06 PM
I applied EA--went complete in early November. I was deferred right before Thanksgiving. I have to say I'm disappointed, though I knew my gpa was a problem. I'm an in-state resident and my low gpa was from UT's own honors program--thought that might help; I also had a double major. I had several pretty serious medical issues, as well, which I included in an addendum.

I have a family and live in town. I wouldn't be financially wise for us to move so I could transfer. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

well, i'm rooting for ya...

ditto.  good luck, dood.
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Post by: gophils215 on March 25, 2008, 02:28:39 PM
Ding at Davis via status checker.  Oh well.
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Post by: k3 on March 25, 2008, 03:10:48 PM
wl'd at w&m. i had actually forgotten i had applied there. wooops! ah well. not a total disappointment.
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Post by: lineallowsfor on March 25, 2008, 03:18:36 PM
WL @ Suffolk
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Post by: F. Mercury on March 25, 2008, 03:42:54 PM
Ding'ed at UMich.  Not surprising.
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Post by: dpwc on March 25, 2008, 03:57:59 PM
Waitlisted at Illinois

hmmm, my cycle has started to seesaw
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Post by: LegallyAccepted on March 25, 2008, 04:48:46 PM
Waitlisted at UT today.

Kinda hurts bc I'm a TX resident, but oh well.  Austin isn't fun anyways.
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Post by: Roland on March 26, 2008, 12:22:15 PM
Just received the waitlist letter from Chicago.  I don't know what I did to piss them off, the back end of this cycle has succcckkkeeedd.  Was their some optional essay that I missed?  I thought this school would like me.  You guys have any ideas what I did wrong?

Here's my stats by the way -> http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=james98tx

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Post by: AmericasTeam on March 26, 2008, 01:59:41 PM
I was waitlisted at Texas yesterday too- wonder what Legally Accepted #s are. Guess we are competing for spots that open up down the road (I'm a Texas resident as well)
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Post by: laughing hard on March 26, 2008, 03:22:22 PM
Dischord will be singing...when she's winning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lJIjdajBww")...

Wow... I haven't heard that song in such a long time... so many memories of seventh grade... :)
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Post by: SowingSeason on March 26, 2008, 05:29:21 PM
Dischord will be singing...when she's winning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lJIjdajBww")...

Wow... I haven't heard that song in such a long time... so many memories of seventh grade... :)


yeah that song is definitely  my sentiment right now... ;)
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Post by: Signal on March 26, 2008, 07:35:55 PM
Just received the waitlist letter from Chicago.  I don't know what I did to piss them off, the back end of this cycle has succcckkkeeedd.  Was their some optional essay that I missed?  I thought this school would like me.  You guys have any ideas what I did wrong?

Here's my stats by the way -> http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=james98tx



Were you actually waitlisted or held? There are optional essays for holds, but I don't know about waitlists.
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on March 26, 2008, 07:56:02 PM
Just received the waitlist letter from Chicago.  I don't know what I did to piss them off, the back end of this cycle has succcckkkeeedd.  Was their some optional essay that I missed?  I thought this school would like me.  You guys have any ideas what I did wrong?

Here's my stats by the way -> http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=james98tx



Were you actually waitlisted or held? There are optional essays for holds, but I don't know about waitlists.

My waitlist letter said I could send in updated transcripts, LORs, or an additional writing sample.  It says they take into account GPA, LSAT, work experience, time out of school, and other factors when deciding who to choose, but they don't rank.
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Post by: vjm on March 27, 2008, 09:12:42 AM
Dinged at UTexas. Poo.

However, thank you Texas for having the courtesy to let me know this week. Any closer to seat deposits is just not cool.
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Post by: stinabee on March 27, 2008, 11:05:42 AM
Rejected at Tulane

Its ok, I wasn't excited about racking up that much debt anyway. (at least I tell myself that now:)

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Post by: stinabee on March 27, 2008, 11:11:45 AM
My status checker changed to "Decision Has been made" on 3/20. It also said Decision Letter mailed 3/20. Got a small envelope in the mail today.
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Post by: RenerzSan on March 27, 2008, 11:28:28 AM
holly: if you don't mind sharing, did you apply ED or regular? and what are your stats? (you can pm me if you prefer) thank you and good luck with your cycle.
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Post by: vjm on March 27, 2008, 11:40:04 AM
Rejected at Tulane

Its ok, I wasn't excited about racking up that much debt anyway. (at least I tell myself that now:)



awwww, sorry stinabee! It is going to be hard for any school to be a better deal $$$ wise than UF.

New Orleans' loss
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Post by: biggame on March 27, 2008, 11:46:22 AM
I was put on "hold" by chicago, I supplemented my package but I am now just waiting for them to reject me. Sounds fun right?
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Post by: dpwc on March 27, 2008, 08:50:19 PM
reserve at columbia
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Post by: jack24 on March 28, 2008, 09:50:03 AM
I'm sorry to hear that, but it's good to know that UNLV is finally sending rejections out.
If they are going to reject me they should stop dragging their feet.  I just want to move on with my life.
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Post by: dpwc on March 28, 2008, 04:31:41 PM
WL'd at Fordham. And this, kids, is why you don't apply late  :'(

Same here. Waitlisted and late applicant.
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Post by: limegreen on March 28, 2008, 04:38:27 PM
WL at UVA... not really surprised, figured it was that or a rejection.
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Post by: limegreen on March 28, 2008, 05:21:15 PM
Haha, I love how limegreen, dlo and I are like, the high 160's outcasts. If we were Indian (red dot), we'd totally be untouchable!

I know what is the deal!  My cycle has gone a lot differently than I anticipated... I guess that's why I'm considering another one.
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Post by: stewie griffin on March 29, 2008, 03:29:14 PM
My Georgetown rejection letter finally arrived today.  But I just came from a great open house at Temple, so I really could care less!
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 29, 2008, 03:38:45 PM
My Georgetown rejection letter finally arrived today.  But I just came from a great open house at Temple, so I really couldn't care less!

Fixt.
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Post by: stewie griffin on March 29, 2008, 04:17:58 PM
My Georgetown rejection letter finally arrived today.  But I just came from a great open house at Temple, so I really couldn't care less!

Fixt.

Ha.  Thanks.  :)
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Post by: Matthew on March 29, 2008, 08:16:25 PM
My Georgetown rejection letter finally arrived today.  But I just came from a great open house at Temple, so I really couldn't care less!

Fixt.

People say that ALL the time.  I really don't get why.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 29, 2008, 09:51:52 PM
My Georgetown rejection letter finally arrived today.  But I just came from a great open house at Temple, so I really couldn't care less!

Fixt.

People say that ALL the time.  I really don't get why.

Say what all the time?
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Post by: KidA23 on March 29, 2008, 10:52:07 PM
My Georgetown rejection letter finally arrived today.  But I just came from a great open house at Temple, so I really couldn't care less!

Fixt.

People say that ALL the time.  I really don't get why.

Say what all the time?

People say "I could care less" (instead of "I couldn't care less) about something they don't care about, which of course, doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If you don't care about something (whatever it is), then admitting that you could actually care less just undermines your point.
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Post by: stewie griffin on March 30, 2008, 10:12:35 AM
In my defense, I understand it ("...could care less") doesn't make sense and is the opposite of what I meant, which is why I thanked Chris Rock for correcting me.  I think it's just a common mistake people make in spoken conversation.
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Post by: BlueGreen on March 30, 2008, 07:31:51 PM
ha! i knew it. when i was 10 i wrote a short story for a magazine and somewhere i wrote "i couldn't care less." the editor changed it to "i could care less" before publishing it. try as i might, i could never understand why anyone would say they were capable of caring less about something.  ::)
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Post by: ohthehugemanatee on March 31, 2008, 11:48:02 AM
Posted elsewhere, but put on Reserve at Cornell (got a letter on Friday).  It was very friendly.

Is this the same at WL?
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Post by: just ducky on March 31, 2008, 02:53:30 PM
on reserve at Columbia today... my streak has come to an end.  :(
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 31, 2008, 05:24:07 PM
Rejected by Vandy. I cried...
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 31, 2008, 06:20:55 PM
::sniffle::
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on March 31, 2008, 07:13:22 PM
There, there.

Word?

wally, you are strange.
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Post by: Matthew on March 31, 2008, 08:08:47 PM
Chicago.
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Post by: fsohn on March 31, 2008, 10:48:51 PM
Rejected at Chicago today via snail-mail.
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Post by: Signal on March 31, 2008, 11:17:58 PM
Rejected at Chicago today via snail-mail.

Sorry FSohn. I know you really wanted to get in there :(
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Post by: fbartela on April 01, 2008, 11:44:13 AM
Kentucky via snail mail.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 01, 2008, 12:33:30 PM
Kentucky via snail mail.

there, there.
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Post by: jeffreydane on April 01, 2008, 06:33:55 PM
 WL at Virginia.
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Post by: dpwc on April 02, 2008, 10:50:37 AM
WL at Penn
Priority WL for non-residents at UVa

Not a good day
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Post by: limegreen on April 02, 2008, 12:57:18 PM
WL at GULC PT, the regular one not preferred.  This means I have pretty much 0 shot right?

This makes #5, looking more and more like I will be taking the June LSAT and going through this again next year!
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on April 02, 2008, 01:18:36 PM
WL at GULC PT, the regular one not preferred.  This means I have pretty much 0 shot right?

This makes #5, looking more and more like I will be taking the June LSAT and going through this again next year!

I'm sorry to hear that.  That stinks. 
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Post by: limegreen on April 02, 2008, 01:47:12 PM
WL at GULC PT, the regular one not preferred. This means I have pretty much 0 shot right?

This makes #5, looking more and more like I will be taking the June LSAT and going through this again next year!

You are having the weirdest cycle.

Agreed.  I am starting to think there is some glaring error in my applications, but if that was the case wouldn't I be flat out rejected and wouldn't I have not gotten $$ to W&L?  I don't know what's going on.  I still have a little hope for getting off a WL but I guess I need to start prepping again soon.
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on April 02, 2008, 02:14:54 PM
WL at GULC PT, the regular one not preferred. This means I have pretty much 0 shot right?

This makes #5, looking more and more like I will be taking the June LSAT and going through this again next year!

You are having the weirdest cycle.

Agreed.  I am starting to think there is some glaring error in my applications, but if that was the case wouldn't I be flat out rejected and wouldn't I have not gotten $$ to W&L?  I don't know what's going on.  I still have a little hope for getting off a WL but I guess I need to start prepping again soon.

I don't think it's your application.  You don't seem like a person that screwed up an application.

It could very well be your GPA, unfortunately.   :-\

I'm still surprised, though.  Your LSAT rocks. 
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 04, 2008, 11:03:55 AM
With that GPA and LSAT, you should be pretty excited about a GULC waitlist, no?  especially this late in the cycle.
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Post by: limegreen on April 04, 2008, 11:19:17 AM
It's PT, so no I'm not really excited, because judging by last year very few people actually get off of the WL.  It was kind of my last hope of not having to wait to maybe get off a WL and have to take the LSAT again.  But of course I was kind of expecting it so hopefully the June LSAT will go well.
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Post by: F. Mercury on April 04, 2008, 11:22:46 AM
Double Penetration Today.
WL @ Wash U and UVA.
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Post by: jack24 on April 04, 2008, 11:32:39 AM
I'm still waiting on a decision from a T3  (Application was complete more than 3 months ago)
I just looked on LSN and they accepted a non-urm girl with a 151/3.1  but they rejected a different non-urm girl with a 160/2.9

At first I was really  bugged by this, but now I feel kind of good.  It's good that a committee can be smart enough to look beyond the numbers, even though girl #2 seriously got screwed.
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Post by: 54826 on April 04, 2008, 11:33:37 AM
Double Penetration Today.
WL @ Wash U and UVA.

How'd you find out from WUSTL and did they give any info on the waitlist?
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Post by: F. Mercury on April 04, 2008, 11:41:39 AM
Double Penetration Today.
WL @ Wash U and UVA.

How'd you find out from WUSTL and did they give any info on the waitlist?

snail mail, dated 4/2.  nothing too useful in terms of WL info.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 04, 2008, 01:29:43 PM
Waitlisted at UVa today. I'm happy about it. Considering I have a 2.8 UGPA it's a good outcome.
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Post by: OlderandWiser on April 04, 2008, 02:43:46 PM
WL'd at Michigan! Whoa, was expecting a ding  :-\

Me too!  I'm in a bit of shock to be honest. 
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on April 04, 2008, 03:03:09 PM
WL'd at Michigan! Whoa, was expecting a ding  :-\

Me too!  I'm in a bit of shock to be honest. 

Good luck to both of you!
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Post by: kmac128 on April 04, 2008, 03:41:27 PM
got waitlisted at UVA, i cant believe it. i have no right to be on a wait list there.  i mean they should have rejected immediatly upon reciept.  there should be a law that prohibited me from even sending the app, but alas, still got waitlisted.  could not be more excited/shocked
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Post by: Lobstah! on April 04, 2008, 04:15:33 PM
Ding at Oregon. Maybe I should have told them I listen to Phish.  :D
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Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on April 04, 2008, 04:25:26 PM
Bleh. WL at Michigan. Staying on til the bitter end.
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Post by: Leanne123 on April 04, 2008, 06:31:46 PM
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Post by: The Artist on April 04, 2008, 06:34:08 PM
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Post by: LegallyAccepted on April 04, 2008, 06:36:10 PM
Out at WUSTL. Not a surprise, but I sure wish I could have my $70 back.


Ah man, I was holding out hope for ya!  So, is it Tulane for sure?
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Post by: indyguy7484 on April 05, 2008, 09:37:33 AM
Rejected by WashU today, which is strange because 1) I was accepted with a scholarship three months ago and 2) I withdrew my application one month ago.  Something fishy is going on in St. Louis. 
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Post by: UFBoldAsLove on April 05, 2008, 09:42:38 AM
Rejected by WashU today, which is strange because 1) I was accepted with a scholarship three months ago and 2) I withdrew my application one month ago.  Something fishy is going on in St. Louis. 


LOL!
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Post by: vjm on April 05, 2008, 10:00:11 AM
Rejected at W&L today. They were the school I considered to be the best fit for me. Poo.
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Post by: Maddie on April 05, 2008, 11:50:20 AM
Waitlisted at Washington & Lee... snail mail.
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Post by: vjm on April 05, 2008, 11:58:20 AM
Sorry guys.  :'(
I hope there is good news for us all around the corner.  :)

Maddie- Good luck with the waitlist. W&L is awesome, even if they don't love me.
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Post by: Maddie on April 05, 2008, 11:59:27 AM
Sorry guys.  :'(
I hope there is good news for us all around the corner.  :)

Maddie- Good luck with the waitlist. W&L is awesome, even if they don't love me.

Thanks!   :)

I'm happy about Temple, but I love W&L.  I'll stay on just for the hell of it...
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Post by: indyguy7484 on April 05, 2008, 12:14:28 PM
Rejected by WashU today, which is strange because 1) I was accepted with a scholarship three months ago and 2) I withdrew my application one month ago. Something fishy is going on in St. Louis.

Hilar. Maybe they're pulling the classic, "You can't quit - you're FIRED!/You can't dump me, I'm dumping YOU!" switcheroo.

The letter had your name on it and everything?

Yep, my name and everything.  The dumping you thing is exactly what I thought, too.
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Post by: Gunarm4 on April 05, 2008, 01:22:29 PM
waitlisted by michigan yesterday by e-mail...
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Post by: AmericasTeam on April 07, 2008, 09:59:25 AM
Rejected by Wash U sometime last week. Outta town and got the mail last night. Dang, thought I had a perty good chance to get in there. Oh well
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Post by: vjm on April 07, 2008, 10:47:18 AM
WL at Tulane. @#!*.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 07, 2008, 11:31:53 AM
I decided I should reserve a spot in here for my likely rejection or waitlist from Cornell.

 :'(
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Post by: vjm on April 07, 2008, 11:53:24 AM
WL at Tulane. @#!*.

Booo. I'm sorry. :(

They're pretty nice over there, and might be receptive to a LOCI or Why Tulane letter.

Yup, I'm on it.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 07, 2008, 01:01:29 PM
Rejected by Gonzaga today. I am now a firm believer in YP.
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Post by: fbartela on April 07, 2008, 02:29:58 PM
WL at Villanova...
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Post by: stinabee on April 07, 2008, 02:52:08 PM
WL at University of South Carolina. Thought this school was a dead-on target for me (3.8 157), but I'm not a resident, maybe that has something to do with it? Oh well, I would have withdrawn anyway! Goin' to UF baby!
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Post by: CarliRose on April 07, 2008, 03:24:21 PM
WL at Villanova by email

booo.  :-[
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Post by: Maddie on April 07, 2008, 03:29:12 PM
WL at Villanova by email

booo.  :-[

I withdrew from the Villanova waitlist, but they notified me via snail mail.  It's so strange the way schools change their notification methods midcycle.   ???
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Post by: SowingSeason on April 07, 2008, 03:32:15 PM
U of Michigan.. expected... since i applied a couple of weeks after the deadline...  :-\
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Post by: F. Mercury on April 07, 2008, 04:08:45 PM
U of Michigan.. expected... since i applied a couple of weeks after the deadline... :-\

classy.
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Post by: OlderandWiser on April 07, 2008, 04:38:04 PM
WL at WUSTL, rejection at UVa.  About what I expected.  Withdrawing from WUSTL. 
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Post by: RockShox007 on April 07, 2008, 05:45:42 PM
FINALLY rejected today by USC!!!!
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 07, 2008, 08:12:38 PM
WL @ W&L and Fordham via snail mail today

cosmo i think we both qualify for the Very Strange Cycle award.
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Post by: fbartela on April 08, 2008, 10:27:38 AM
WL at Villanova via email....
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Post by: RockShox007 on April 08, 2008, 10:28:40 AM
I think I should get a nomination for that one, as well -- I got my sixth and seventh waitlists today from Emory and W&L.  Still no rejections, either, and the only place I'm waiting on is USC . . .  :P


Nobody's willing to commit to you until you quit smoking...
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Post by: Yak Herder on April 08, 2008, 11:19:10 AM
WL'ed at Texas.  Dangit.
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Post by: laughing hard on April 09, 2008, 05:00:47 PM
WL'ed at UCLA--not what I was hoping.
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Post by: slyhfocks03 on April 09, 2008, 06:03:19 PM
I just registered for this forum, and first of all, I just have to say I love every one of you guys. I thought I was the only one who felt like the ultimate loser, going through this purgatory waiting crap.
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Post by: slyhfocks03 on April 09, 2008, 07:05:34 PM
Ha! What does OL mean?
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Post by: laughing hard on April 09, 2008, 07:07:08 PM
0L--Zero L. For those of us who have only made it to the first step  ;D

The first year of law school is called 1L, the second is 2L, and the third is 3L.
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Post by: slyhfocks03 on April 09, 2008, 07:42:00 PM
Oh! Thanks for clarifying - I am so beaten down, I just thought, well damn, I'm even recognized as a loser on a blog.

- if anyone knows, please tell me: are Wait lists a lost cause, a cesspool of prolonged uncertainty before the coup de grace, or is there actually any hope??

- I have just NOW, after 4-1/2 months of waiting, been WL'ed at all of my priority schools, and am agonizing!
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Post by: SowingSeason on April 10, 2008, 10:33:16 AM
Yale :'(
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Post by: OnTheRoad on April 10, 2008, 10:43:06 AM
Yale :'(

Total YP.
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Post by: SowingSeason on April 10, 2008, 10:51:04 AM
Yale :'(

Total YP.




lol. totally :D
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Post by: dubsy on April 10, 2008, 06:43:57 PM
Yale :'(

were you a deferral?  and was it via email or letter?
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Post by: SowingSeason on April 10, 2008, 06:46:52 PM
No... and snail-mail... thin cream envelope...  :-\
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Post by: saradsun on April 11, 2008, 11:36:21 AM
The yale hopes are done. Just got the email. Waitlist offer which is not an option for me nor desired. I'm happy that its done. I'll go ahead and wait a few more days in case Stanford gets on the ball, but looks like I'll be sending in that Berkeley Matching Scholarship form on Tuesday.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 11, 2008, 12:22:10 PM
Rejected by Cornell. Boo.
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Post by: J.A.A.N. on April 11, 2008, 12:36:52 PM
Rejected by Cornell. Boo.

Sorry to hear that!
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Post by: vjm on April 11, 2008, 12:55:22 PM
Rejected by Cornell. Boo.

Boo indeed! I'm so sorry. But W &L is really great.
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Post by: J.A.A.N. on April 11, 2008, 09:04:09 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Duke. Small envelope via snail mail. It was a reach but a fav and it hurt.

Well, I have officially heard from all my schools now. Decision time  :D
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Post by: dubsy on April 13, 2008, 06:46:01 PM
The yale hopes are done. Just got the email. Waitlist offer which is not an option for me nor desired. I'm happy that its done. I'll go ahead and wait a few more days in case Stanford gets on the ball, but looks like I'll be sending in that Berkeley Matching Scholarship form on Tuesday.

Saradsun- sorry to hear that yale's out, but you've got some awesome options going for you anyway.  do you mind if i ask from which month/round were you a deferral? 
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Post by: saradsun on April 13, 2008, 07:22:40 PM
Saradsun- sorry to hear that yale's out, but you've got some awesome options going for you anyway.  do you mind if i ask from which month/round were you a deferral? 
feb 15 deferral email from yale
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Post by: Marc03 on April 14, 2008, 12:19:13 PM
Georgetown, small white envelope
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 15, 2008, 10:38:31 AM
Waitlisted at NYU!  I KNEW I messed up their application...
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Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on April 15, 2008, 12:51:15 PM
Sorry lovebutton :(
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Post by: sherah on April 15, 2008, 02:52:33 PM
UCLA!   :(  Thanks, alma mater and number one choice.
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Post by: Marc03 on April 15, 2008, 03:03:31 PM
WL at Fordham via status checker
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Post by: UnbiasedObserver on April 15, 2008, 09:17:58 PM
WL at Fordham via status checker

Same here. 
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Post by: dubsy on April 15, 2008, 10:02:39 PM
WL at Yale.  :-\
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Post by: doos13 on April 15, 2008, 10:50:33 PM
Waitlisted at NYU!  I KNEW I messed up their application...

Isn't that a tad pretentious? It's a competitive process and can sometimes be capricious; to owe it to a mess up on your application is not so fair. No offense, but it comes off as kind of entitled.
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Post by: R.P. McMurphy on April 15, 2008, 10:54:42 PM
Waitlisted at NYU!  I KNEW I messed up their application...

Isn't that a tad pretentious? It's a competitive process and can sometimes be capricious; to owe it to a mess up on your application is not so fair. No offense, but it comes off as kind of as entitled.

ahah buttlovepwn3d
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Post by: F. Mercury on April 16, 2008, 01:34:51 PM
WL'ed by fordham.  I am so disappointed with this one.
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Post by: Fangoria on April 16, 2008, 01:59:33 PM
WL'ed at UNC, 7 months after applying, two weeks after withdrawing my application, and one week after depositing at a much more sweetical university. Not too stricken with grief to say the least.
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Post by: vjm on April 16, 2008, 07:58:36 PM
I'm so sorry. Sounds like it was a biggie for you.
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Post by: abacab44 on April 17, 2008, 01:55:56 PM
Waitlisted at NYU..saw this coming, but was still holding out hope :(. Ah well, hopefully lots of people will decline their offers of admission (doubtful).
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jags on April 17, 2008, 06:17:51 PM
Waitlisted @ UCLA.  Plan on writing a letter and including it with my waitlist form. 
Go Bruins!  Unless they don't accept me-in that case.. Go Trojans!
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Post by: stewie griffin on April 18, 2008, 08:42:42 AM
Waitlisted at Penn.  Sadness.   :'(
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Post by: t L on April 18, 2008, 11:21:25 AM
Waitlisted at Penn.  Sadness.   :'(

Sorry dude.  Did it come via e-mail?  I'm STILL waiting on my decision.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stewie griffin on April 18, 2008, 12:45:55 PM
Waitlisted at Penn.  Sadness.   :'(

Sorry dude.  Did it come via e-mail?  I'm STILL waiting on my decision.

Thanks.  Yep, I got the e-mail this morning.  Good luck!
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Post by: Lobstah! on April 18, 2008, 04:35:44 PM
WL at Temple. More than I expected.
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Post by: jack24 on April 18, 2008, 04:36:02 PM
Waitlisted by UNLV.   "We don't rank our waitlist"
Well why not?

They should say,  "You are between 50th and 60th on our waitlist.  Historically, the school of law accepts an average of 24 applicants off the waitlist every year."


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Post by: jags on April 18, 2008, 04:47:21 PM
WL at BC.  Oh, wait-it's the PRIORITY waitlist.  Oh, wait-it's their only waitlist.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: mmg3327 on April 19, 2008, 06:28:21 AM
Stanford. 

After four months, it's about time.  I knew that my GPA wasn't high enough for them, but I've been holding out a slim sliver of hope nonetheless.
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Post by: saradsun on April 19, 2008, 09:02:42 AM
stanford. Too bad for you I withdrew on Tuesday. mwahaha. You can't reject me, I reject you!
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Post by: oh noez on April 19, 2008, 12:49:57 PM
waitlisted at UNLV.
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Post by: oh noze on April 21, 2008, 03:28:35 PM
waitlisted at UNLV.

Oh hello. NICE NICKNAME!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: oh noez on April 21, 2008, 03:32:26 PM
waitlisted at UNLV.

Oh hello. NICE NICKNAME!

haha, thanks. lol cats!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: oh noze on April 21, 2008, 03:44:04 PM
waitlisted at UNLV.

Oh hello. NICE NICKNAME!

haha, thanks. lol cats!

THEREMIN CAT

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1811759
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on April 21, 2008, 05:04:16 PM
The dream is over.  Rejected by Harvard via e-mail.

 :'(

 :-\

Sorry, Wally.

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Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on April 21, 2008, 05:08:36 PM
Sorry Wally :\
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Post by: Matthew on April 21, 2008, 06:20:19 PM
The dream is over.  Rejected by Harvard via e-mail.

 :'(

I really wish they would stop toying with me and send me my rejection.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on April 21, 2008, 08:59:03 PM
Rejected at HLS and SLS today. 

Ouch.  Sorry.
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 22, 2008, 08:58:14 AM
stanford on monday.  i'm SURE my HLS email/letter is on its way...
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Post by: vjm on April 22, 2008, 09:08:32 AM
Sorry, LB!

I don't like the trend of this week at all.
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Post by: The Knight on April 22, 2008, 09:15:02 AM
My condolences to Wally and Button.
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 22, 2008, 09:16:53 AM
ah, no biggie.  i think i would have taken CLS over Stanford, just because a west coast relocation would have been horribly daunting (although maybe that's just what I'm telling myself to feel better about the rejection!  ;))

in any case, i fully expect an HLS rejection (and I did when I started the cycle) so I can't be all that upset!
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Post by: mmg3327 on April 22, 2008, 09:24:56 AM
Harvard, via e-mail.  Damn and blast.  I had my hopes up after being deferred and sending a kick-ass LOCI.  I shouldn't have. 

Oh well - I'm still psyched about having CLS and NYU as options!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: t L on April 22, 2008, 05:23:31 PM
WL @ Penn.  I withdrew.  GL to those waiting to hear or hoping to get off the waitlist.

*joins tm in the "I HATE PENN" club*
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 22, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
Can any of the Stanford rejects do me a favor and tell me whether it was snail mail or e-mail rejection?  I'm starting to get my hopes up for a WL.

snail!
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Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on April 23, 2008, 10:24:00 AM
penn rejection.  this one hurts, a lot.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on April 23, 2008, 10:49:18 AM
Sorry blahb  :( Okay, maybe not complete frowny, because it's more likely we'll be classmates now, but at least a good  :-\ Now go reread your cornell acceptance email and relive the glory.

 :)

thanks, polly.  did you figure out gchat yet?  i sent you an invitation to chat.
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 23, 2008, 03:18:46 PM
grrrr @ the penn rejection....

polly, i just saw the movie on monday, too.  ADORABLE!  i worked in a psychiatric hosptial one summer, so I found it really interesting when the screenwriter commented in the special features that she approached the topic with the question, "What would happen if someone's mental illness was treated with compassion and understanding?"
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Post by: PollyMaggoo on April 23, 2008, 03:24:09 PM
grrrr @ the penn rejection....

polly, i just saw the movie on monday, too.  ADORABLE!  i worked in a psychiatric hosptial one summer, so I found it really interesting when the screenwriter commented in the special features that she approached the topic with the question, "What would happen if someone's mental illness was treated with compassion and understanding?"

Yep, I also found that incredibly depressing all throughout the movie, because I knew no one really has it that good (amazing supportive people). Favorite part: brother: "Everyone will laugh at him!"  Doctor: "And you too  :)"
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: The Artist on April 23, 2008, 06:44:02 PM
Minnesota... I guess that's what happens when you apply late.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: PatientlyWaiting on April 23, 2008, 06:54:33 PM
Moved from Fordham's general wait list to the "Priority" Wait List.  Not sure what this does for me odds.  Anyone else?  Here is the email I received:

"Greetings from Fordham Law! The response to our initial offers of admission has been strong,  but we do expect to make offers from our waiting list this year.  We are developing a "priority waiting list", a small group of students that we would have made offers to earlier but due to a 15% increase in applications were not able to do so.  We invite you to join this priority waiting list by going to our exclusive website.  We will also continue to maintain a general waiting list as well.  At this point we cannot predict how many offers we will make or when we will make them (from either waiting list). Please note that seats may become available from now until August."

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: dubsy on April 23, 2008, 07:24:33 PM
rejected via snail mail from stanford, WL at harvard.  it's okay though, sent in my deposit before receiving either of these...!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Matthew on April 23, 2008, 11:36:10 PM
rejected via snail mail from stanford, WL at harvard.  it's okay though, sent in my deposit before receiving either of these...!!!!  ;D

Wow, I haven't seen a waitlist yet.  Sort of gives me hope since I haven't heard yet.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: mmg3327 on April 23, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
Where are you going to go, dubsy?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: sherah on April 24, 2008, 12:06:42 AM
Moved from Fordham's general wait list to the "Priority" Wait List.  Not sure what this does for me odds.  Anyone else?  Here is the email I received:

"Greetings from Fordham Law! The response to our initial offers of admission has been strong,  but we do expect to make offers from our waiting list this year.  We are developing a "priority waiting list", a small group of students that we would have made offers to earlier but due to a 15% increase in applications were not able to do so.  We invite you to join this priority waiting list by going to our exclusive website.  We will also continue to maintain a general waiting list as well.  At this point we cannot predict how many offers we will make or when we will make them (from either waiting list). Please note that seats may become available from now until August."



Got the same one.  I wrote something in the comment box, but I can't remember.  Not going to lie, I came back from dinner a little toasted offa wine and was quite enthusiastic.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Samson, B. on April 24, 2008, 03:26:00 PM
Penn rejection came in the mail today  :'(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: vjm on April 24, 2008, 07:38:50 PM
So sorry Samson. Was that your last outstanding decision?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Marc03 on April 24, 2008, 09:41:07 PM
BC today by snail mail
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Goodbye NYC on April 24, 2008, 09:46:20 PM
Penn waitlist email.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 25, 2008, 08:47:59 AM
Harvard WL via email.  Kind of excited, actually.  This feels like a terminal waitlist (i.e., I'm not getting offa that sucka), so I'm not stressed about it.
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on April 25, 2008, 09:10:31 AM
Harvard waitlist, via e-mail.  I'll be withdrawing, but I'm honored to have received the offer.  They were probably the only ones who could have swayed me from Michigan.
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Post by: greenie on April 25, 2008, 09:13:39 AM
Honestly guys - congrats on the Harvard WL.  I would be so honored to be on that WL.  Silly but true...
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Post by: saradsun on April 25, 2008, 09:36:00 AM
Waitlist at Harvard too.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on April 25, 2008, 10:45:54 AM
Denied at BU via phone.  Ouch.

That ends my cycle.

you got rejected via a phone call?  that's the oddest thing i've ever heard of.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on April 25, 2008, 10:47:25 AM
Denied at BU via phone.  Ouch.

That ends my cycle.

you got rejected via a phone call?  that's the oddest thing i've ever heard of.

I called to check up on my application and they told me.

oh.  i thought they called you and were like "BIG LOL, no dice"
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on April 25, 2008, 10:49:18 AM
Denied at BU via phone.  Ouch.

That ends my cycle.

you got rejected via a phone call?  that's the oddest thing i've ever heard of.

I called to check up on my application and they told me.

oh.  i thought they called you and were like "BIG LOL, no dice"

It felt like that  :'(  Byebye #1 choice.

im sorry.  :-[

i'll refrain from any humor.
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Post by: Matthew on April 25, 2008, 11:05:39 AM
WL at Harvard as well.  I was almost going to post this in the acceptance thread since we basically knew this was the best we were going to get at this point from the admissions blog, but then I saw how many people are waitlisted on LSN and I'm not optimistic.  Oh well.

Does anybody have any historical or anecdotal information on what one can expect from Harvard's waitlist?
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Post by: Ben Matlock on April 25, 2008, 11:09:07 AM
Another Harvard waitlist. Declined and had my Yale deposit envelope ready to go.
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Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 25, 2008, 11:59:35 AM
WL at Harvard as well.  I was almost going to post this in the acceptance thread since we basically knew this was the best we were going to get at this point from the admissions blog, but then I saw how many people are waitlisted on LSN and I'm not optimistic.  Oh well.

Does anybody have any historical or anecdotal information on what one can expect from Harvard's waitlist?

LOL.

Last year's applicants: http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&school_code=0008&lsat1=&lsat2=&fee_waiver=0&status=0&gpa_lsdas1=&gpa_lsdas2=&attending=0&cycle=4&gpa_degree1=&gpa_degree2=&withdrawn=0&program=1&index1=&index2=&state=0&application_type=1&scholarship1=&scholarship2=&sex=0&multiple_lsat=0&urm=0&international=0&x=28&y=6

All but one of the people accepted from the waitlist had a GPA over 3.7...which is partly why I think my stay on that list will be terminal.
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Post by: DietChek on April 25, 2008, 01:34:29 PM
WL at Duke today via email.
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Post by: Lobstah! on April 25, 2008, 04:09:09 PM
WL at Marquette (withdrawn).

And done!  ;D
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Post by: camarogirlj on April 26, 2008, 10:54:26 AM
Rejected at IU-B after a 3+ month wait.  Only rejection this cycle, but on that note at least I know where I'm going now!  Hello UK and GO CATS!!!
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Post by: vjm on April 28, 2008, 09:27:48 AM
Cornell. My last shot at having a better option than riding waitlists all summer.   :'(
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Post by: oh noez on April 28, 2008, 04:37:42 PM
rejected at UNM. ooh it hurts.
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Post by: jack24 on April 28, 2008, 04:51:17 PM
I just got the rejection from UNM as well.
Stupid.  I give them 50 bucks and they won't even give me a reason?
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Post by: greenie on April 28, 2008, 04:52:19 PM
I just got the rejection from UNM as well.
Stupid.  I give them 50 bucks and they won't even give me a reason?

I thought they said you wouldn't hear from them until like May 2nd.  At least you don't have to go there.  Boo them.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jack24 on April 28, 2008, 05:00:36 PM
They said they wouldn't send it out until the end of the month and that I'd get it after May 1st.
It's nice to get it a bit early, but stupid anyway.
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Post by: UMDMike on April 28, 2008, 08:48:57 PM
Waitlisted at Cornell... My cycle is finally over!
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Post by: Matthew on April 28, 2008, 09:03:13 PM
Stanford.  Cycle pretty much over, except UCLA, whose admissions office, based on my experience, may or may not exist.
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Post by: alaska on April 28, 2008, 11:26:59 PM
Boston, Chicago, and Duke -- all in the same day.
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Post by: vjm on April 29, 2008, 07:47:59 AM
Boston, Chicago, and Duke -- all in the same day.

Zowie. I'm sorry, that must have been painful. Onward, right?
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Post by: stewie griffin on April 29, 2008, 09:19:57 AM
WL at Duke yesterday.  Cycle over.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: alaska on April 29, 2008, 10:25:50 AM
Boston, Chicago, and Duke -- all in the same day.

Zowie. I'm sorry, that must have been painful. Onward, right?

Yup, especially since I went immediately from work to a cafe to work on my LOCI for BU, and didn't see the letters until I got home. Argh, a waste of my Monday night. Could've been watching horrible reality tv! It's ok though, with my lsat those schools were definitely reaches.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: oh noez on April 29, 2008, 03:00:27 PM
They said they wouldn't send it out until the end of the month and that I'd get it after May 1st.
It's nice to get it a bit early, but stupid anyway.


Yeah, the rejection letter was like 2 sentences. a$$holes
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 29, 2008, 03:07:11 PM
Rejected from the only thing I applied for this year: Toll Public Interest Scholars Program.  I was made an alternate a month ago, but got my hopes dashed about 20 minutes ago.

sorry, dude.  you deserved that one.  :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on April 29, 2008, 03:16:20 PM
Thanks for the consolation.  I'm having a really crummy day.  I'm fighting off feelings that I wasn't given a fair shot since I had a binding deferal.  I'm also feeling a bit foolish for having fought off TFA's recruiting team that wanted me on staff, working in public interest, on the border, without any debt.  Maybe there is still another deadline.

Blah, I know the feeling.

I wouldn't be surprised if the binding deferral had something to do with Penn's decision, but of course I have no idea how that scholars program works.  Did you turn down the TFA position because you wanted to go to law school, or because you wanted to go to law school for (tuition minus Toll Scholarship)?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: greenie on April 29, 2008, 06:53:44 PM
BU rejection via snail mail *crushed*
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Post by: vjm on April 29, 2008, 07:05:33 PM
Oh crap, greenie. I am so sorry. I know you and your husband had a lot riding on that one.


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Post by: greenie on April 29, 2008, 07:11:24 PM
Oh crap, greenie. I am so sorry. I know you and your husband had a lot riding on that one.

sigh yeah... starting to back up our apartment
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Post by: TrumpWho?? on April 29, 2008, 07:32:47 PM
is greenie cosmo?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: greenie on April 29, 2008, 07:33:56 PM
is greenie cosmo?

maybeeee  :o
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Post by: limegreen on April 29, 2008, 08:12:22 PM
Sorry greenie.
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Post by: greenie on April 29, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
Thanks guys...  :'(

"Mrs. Greenie goes to Washington"
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: greenie on April 29, 2008, 09:11:42 PM
Think of the Smithsonian! The cherry blossoms! The new president!

Obama please be my consolation prize!!! 
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Post by: greenie on April 30, 2008, 08:30:21 AM
Lol in all my time living in DC, I have never, ever encountered a President.  I really wonder sometimes if he actually exists.

Also, we have much better weather.

Well I didn't mean I'd SEE him I mean - especially in an election year I'd rather the atmosphere be that of the change I'm most excited about, rather than a depressing Republican celebration engulfing the city.  I'd rather a democrat be in office 3 blocks away than a republican at least.
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Post by: greenie on April 30, 2008, 08:59:12 AM
Sadly, you'll find that nothing much here changes either way.

That's trueee but at least I won't feel like spitting on the white house every time I walk by next year.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: greenie on April 30, 2008, 09:15:57 AM
You probably won't ever have reason to walk by the White House, either.

But I understand.

I like to go for walks :)
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Post by: greenie on April 30, 2008, 10:21:22 AM
Watery is a buzzkill.

Maybe Greenie will go on monthly White House tours. You don't know!

Well yeah I'm also hoping for a change in administration because if I want to get into politics/government through interning it would be way better for me.  I would be hard pressed to work for a republican administration.

There was a GW student recently who did a legal internship in the white house which is 3 blocks away - it could be me!  who knows! ;D
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Post by: greenie on April 30, 2008, 10:32:00 AM
Okay, they stopped offering White House tours after 9/11.  Well, sort of, at least -- in order to go on a tour of the White House you have to go through your congressperson.

Anyway, I'm not trying to be a buzzkill, I just sometimes think people have funny ideas of what it's like to live in Washington (not you Cosmo, I'm just speaking generally).  The federal gov't is neither impressive nor really noticeable.

Or yeah, maybe I am just a buzzkill -- I am a bit jaded after living here 20 years or so, I guess.

I agree it doesn't really affect your life right now or in the past, but as a law student in the city, for me the federal government and politics around the city will have an effect on me!  I mean, especially since I don't intend on settling down in DC, I really want to take advantage of my time there and take advantage of the unique opportunities DC can offer in the law.  Basically I won't be taking it for granted.  I probably take for granted many things in Boston/New England that many other people would jump on the chance to experience (I hate seafood, I have never been to Boston tea party, etc.) 

I was a political science major too, so I do have an interest in politics!
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Post by: greenie on April 30, 2008, 10:45:34 AM
Oh, I have no doubt that it will be interesting to you for that reason, I just think it will be . . . I don't know, maybe different from your expectations.

I've had a couple of friends who were big poli sci people come down here for summer internships and stuff, and I always found their reactions to the city really funny.  I remember one friend of mine who was a huge wonk coming down here, and we actually were walking from somewhere to the GW campus and went through Embassy Row/Dupont.  And she kept looking at building placards and pointing embassies and other stuff out, and she saw one building and was like, "OMG a chapter of my thesis was about that organization!"  But it was this tiny, dinky looking rowhouse.  I think she was a bit disappointed -- like, I think after four years of analyzing a lot of these entities she expected the place to be really grandiose and Orwellian or something.

Haha that's funny - I'm not that provincial ;)

I don't have any grandiose ideas about the city - but the fact is everything is there, and I'll try and take advantage of it.  Embassies are pretty small.  It's US embassies in OTHER countries that are mansions/fortresses.
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Post by: .......2 on May 01, 2008, 07:04:39 PM
Rejected by Penn today. My cycle is finally over. Yay.
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Post by: vjm on May 01, 2008, 09:23:22 PM
The SO suggested I keep transferring in mind since it would "make things easier". I explained transferring means I get to go through this exact process again, only this time it is multiple exams. And the stress would start in September again.

He quickly said "Ugh. Forget it."

sinkfloridasink- I am so sorry. Extended cycles are the devil's handiwork.
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Post by: sherah on May 01, 2008, 11:08:22 PM
Also rejected from USC!  YAY!  I'm DONE I'm DONE!
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on May 02, 2008, 08:34:17 PM
Rejected at UCLA today.  That's pretty funny.  At least it only cost my $12 for them to waste my time. 
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2008, 06:28:13 AM
Deadspin. Grrrrr....
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Post by: biggame on May 24, 2008, 09:44:05 PM
I went from deferred to deferred, rejected at Chicago...too bad. I am pretty set on my school though. Good Luck to everyone else.
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Post by: TallisUmbras on May 27, 2008, 08:13:23 PM
I went from deferred to deferred, rejected at Chicago...too bad. I am pretty set on my school though. Good Luck to everyone else.

Sorry to hear that biggame. Congrats on your other choice though.
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Post by: Maddie on May 28, 2008, 07:31:45 AM
I was rejected yesterday to the University of Alabama after being deferred since November.  Not too upset, but it certainly took them long enough!
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Post by: Samson, B. on June 16, 2008, 07:26:26 PM
Rejected at Michigan the other day after being waitlisted a couple months back. :-\
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Post by: Matthew on August 11, 2008, 08:38:31 PM
Columbia and Harvard, on the same day, after months of hanging on their wait lists.  I consider myself lucky to have been on them, and am delighted to be heading to Ann Arbor.

Almost a year after its inception, my cycle is finally finished.  Good luck to the applicants for the class of 2012.
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Post by: privateeye on August 28, 2008, 04:25:24 AM
Don't worry about it. Your 2nd choice is pretty good.
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Post by: frodned on October 10, 2008, 09:15:29 PM
you've all outclassed me...i'm still trying to get to the LSAT while trying to get a bachelors...i'm uber loser :-[
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on October 11, 2008, 06:53:49 AM
you've all outclassed me...i'm still trying to get to the LSAT while trying to get a bachelors...i'm uber loser :-[

It can be done.  I was working full time, taking a full load at school, and working on my thesis.  Just make the commitment and stick with it.
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Post by: Live Free or Die on November 12, 2008, 09:23:20 PM
Yeah, I was working multiple jobs and taking classes during the spring before my LSAT. I usually set aside an hour or so each night before I went to bed (usually late, like between 1 and 2) to make sure I got it done. Even then, I ended up getting side tracked for a few weeks because of exams, and my studying was intermittent at best. I finished classes at the beginning of June and then studied nonstop for two weeks and ended up doing really well. It's definitely doable.
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 12, 2008, 10:06:05 PM
Not me, but the first reported ding date for Notre Dame of the 08/09 cycle on LSN is 11/07/08.
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Post by: just Trev on November 12, 2008, 10:15:59 PM
stats on the reject...?
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 12, 2008, 10:42:35 PM
162 3.6, not exactly encouraging numbers for my chances. :-\
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Post by: just Trev on November 13, 2008, 10:18:32 AM
i hear that.  i was thinking of applying too...
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Post by: tcwhat on November 18, 2008, 05:08:39 PM
Rejected at ND today.
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Post by: just Trev on November 18, 2008, 05:25:14 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?
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Post by: tcwhat on November 18, 2008, 05:36:56 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.
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Post by: bloomlaw on November 18, 2008, 05:57:07 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.


Yeah, this is mad surprising, and a little worrying for me as well. You're still in store for a great cycle, though.
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Post by: just Trev on November 18, 2008, 08:49:00 PM
yeah, the quickness of the reject is awfully surprising...no waitlist or anything.  i'm sure it's just an anomaly and that you'll get back on track with the next one!  keep your head up, cuz it's early in the game!!!
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 19, 2008, 04:20:08 PM
Rejected at Minnesota today, which is bad enough.

The best part? The chutzpah filled paragraph where they said "Attempt to transfer to us in 2010 if you perform far better.than we think you will at whatever festering toilet foolishly gives you a seat. We look forward to the oppotunity to reject that application as well. Have fun defending meth-heads in traffic court. Loser."

I might have taken some creative license with that last part but you get my drift.
 
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Post by: tcwhat on November 19, 2008, 04:53:21 PM
Rejected at Minnesota today, which is bad enough.

The best part? The chutzpah filled paragraph where they said "Attempt to transfer to us in 2010 if you perform far better.than we think you will at whatever festering toilet foolishly gives you a seat. We look forward to the oppotunity to reject that application as well. Have fun defending meth-heads in traffic court. Loser."

I might have taken some creative license with that last part but you get my drift.
 

Sorry.  I sympathize with you - having the first response be a reject is disheartening.

Rejection letters are a son of a female dog.



 
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 19, 2008, 07:02:49 PM
Rejected at Minnesota today, which is bad enough.

The best part? The chutzpah filled paragraph where they said "Attempt to transfer to us in 2010 if you perform far better.than we think you will at whatever festering toilet foolishly gives you a seat. We look forward to the oppotunity to reject that application as well. Have fun defending meth-heads in traffic court. Loser."

I might have taken some creative license with that last part but you get my drift.
 

Sorry.  I sympathize with you - having the first response be a reject is disheartening.

Rejection letters are a son of a female dog.

Thanks. I'm a little bitter about my first response being a rejection but I'll get over it. At least 1/9 of the wait is over.



 

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Post by: just Trev on November 19, 2008, 07:58:42 PM
don't worry econ...you'll bounce back big time.  no fear bro...we're gonna beat this cycle, no doubt about it!
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Post by: luckygehrig on November 19, 2008, 08:27:00 PM
Rejected at Minnesota today, which is bad enough.

The best part? The chutzpah filled paragraph where they said "Attempt to transfer to us in 2010 if you perform far better.than we think you will at whatever festering toilet foolishly gives you a seat. We look forward to the oppotunity to reject that application as well. Have fun defending meth-heads in traffic court. Loser."

I might have taken some creative license with that last part but you get my drift.
 

Sorry.  I sympathize with you - having the first response be a reject is disheartening.

Rejection letters are a son of a female dog.

Thanks. I'm a little bitter about my first response being a rejection but I'll get over it. At least 1/9 of the wait is over.



 


Sorry that the 1st was a rejection. Hopefully it will only get better from here.
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 19, 2008, 09:02:34 PM
Rejected at Minnesota today, which is bad enough.

The best part? The chutzpah filled paragraph where they said "Attempt to transfer to us in 2010 if you perform far better.than we think you will at whatever festering toilet foolishly gives you a seat. We look forward to the oppotunity to reject that application as well. Have fun defending meth-heads in traffic court. Loser."

I might have taken some creative license with that last part but you get my drift.
 

Sorry.  I sympathize with you - having the first response be a reject is disheartening.

Rejection letters are a son of a female dog.

Thanks. I'm a little bitter about my first response being a rejection but I'll get over it. At least 1/9 of the wait is over.



 


Sorry that the 1st was a rejection. Hopefully it will only get better from here.

Thanks. On the bright side I can't imagine how it could get worse. Maybe a rejection letter with a picture of the admissions committee throwing you the bird?
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 19, 2008, 09:02:56 PM
don't worry econ...you'll bounce back big time.  no fear bro...we're gonna beat this cycle, no doubt about it!

All I need is one!
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Post by: just Trev on November 19, 2008, 09:25:46 PM
don't worry econ...you'll bounce back big time.  no fear bro...we're gonna beat this cycle, no doubt about it!

All I need is one!

you'll get plenty...no sweat.
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Post by: secondsblue on November 20, 2008, 07:34:12 PM
Thanks. On the bright side I can't imagine how it could get worse. Maybe a rejection letter with a picture of the admissions committee throwing you the bird?

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Post by: Ender Wiggin on November 20, 2008, 09:45:17 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.


I wasn't outright rejected, but I was deferred at ND with 171 and a 3.98.  They are a little weird about stuff.  Obviously I did just fine--don't worry.
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Post by: econtutorNV on November 21, 2008, 01:13:11 AM
Thanks. On the bright side I can't imagine how it could get worse. Maybe a rejection letter with a picture of the admissions committee throwing you the bird?

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/179/t14ek2.jpg) (http://img529.imageshack.us/my.php?image=t14ek2.jpg)(http://img529.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Aww, for me? Now that is just awesome.
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Post by: tcwhat on November 21, 2008, 01:02:04 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.


I wasn't outright rejected, but I was deferred at ND with 171 and a 3.98.  They are a little weird about stuff.  Obviously I did just fine--don't worry.


This admittedly makes me feel much better - I was despondent the past couple of days and I was thinking that I might need more apps outside the T30. 

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Post by: Ender Wiggin on November 22, 2008, 11:34:06 AM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.


I wasn't outright rejected, but I was deferred at ND with 171 and a 3.98.  They are a little weird about stuff.  Obviously I did just fine--don't worry.


This admittedly makes me feel much better - I was despondent the past couple of days and I was thinking that I might need more apps outside the T30. 



No--I would not take anything ND does as an indication of some possible trend. 
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Post by: tcwhat on November 22, 2008, 04:16:08 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.


I wasn't outright rejected, but I was deferred at ND with 171 and a 3.98.  They are a little weird about stuff.  Obviously I did just fine--don't worry.


This admittedly makes me feel much better - I was despondent the past couple of days and I was thinking that I might need more apps outside the T30. 



No--I would not take anything ND does as an indication of some possible trend. 

I feel even better today - apparently God has a vendetta against ND football and he was swift and just in denying them victory. 

Let this be a lesson learned: deny me admission and immediately lose a collegiate sport competition of some kind which is considered important to your school - I'm looking at you, Duke, with your fancy basketball team.
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Post by: Gone on November 23, 2008, 08:55:25 PM
Rejected at ND today.

sorry bud.  you did kinda expect that, though due to your application right?  hopefully therre will be some better luck coming your way soon.  i still wouldn't have thought you were basically an auto-reject at ND with a 170...despite your gpa.  are there any other negative soft factors which could have inhibited your app?

I did kind of expect it because I was careless with the application.

I also have a weird academic history that may have played a role - before I took a year off and then transferred,  I had 12 Ws and a couple Fs.

Still, an outright reject has me reconsidering my choices.  The fact I was not waitlisted appears to be quite damning.


I wasn't outright rejected, but I was deferred at ND with 171 and a 3.98.  They are a little weird about stuff.  Obviously I did just fine--don't worry.


This admittedly makes me feel much better - I was despondent the past couple of days and I was thinking that I might need more apps outside the T30. 



No--I would not take anything ND does as an indication of some possible trend. 

I feel even better today - apparently God has a vendetta against ND football and he was swift and just in denying them victory. 

Let this be a lesson learned: deny me admission and immediately lose a collegiate sport competition of some kind which is considered important to your school - I'm looking at you, Duke, with your fancy basketball team.

Don't make me root for Duke to reject you...

Go anyone playing AGAINST ND or Duke!
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Post by: Jamie Stringer on November 23, 2008, 10:27:42 PM

I feel even better today - apparently God has a vendetta against ND football and he was swift and just in denying them victory. 

Let this be a lesson learned: deny me admission and immediately lose a collegiate sport competition of some kind which is considered important to your school - I'm looking at you, Duke, with your fancy basketball team.

Don't make me root for Duke to reject you...

Go anyone playing AGAINST ND or Duke!

TITCR
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Post by: bloomlaw on December 04, 2008, 03:15:30 PM
Rejected at G-Town. I've said this other places, but I'm their first 170+ rejection of the cycle!
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Post by: blueskies6 on December 04, 2008, 03:18:19 PM
I'm sorry Bloomie :(
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Post by: Gone on December 04, 2008, 03:19:01 PM
Rejected at G-Town. I've said this other places, but I'm their first 170+ rejection of the cycle!

Least youre special
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Post by: bloomlaw on December 04, 2008, 03:22:35 PM
I'm sorry Bloomie :(

Eh. I didn't really want to go there (who doesn't say that after a rejection, though), but still stings. I thought I was waitlistable for sure.
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Post by: tcwhat on December 04, 2008, 03:35:34 PM
I'm sorry Bloomie :(

Eh. I didn't really want to go there (who doesn't say that after a rejection, though), but still stings. I thought I was waitlistable for sure.

I would have wagered a waitlist was more likely than a reject.  Sorry about the reject though, but you still got three acceptances to every one reject - if you keep that ratio up you'll be golden.

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Post by: bloomlaw on December 04, 2008, 03:42:51 PM
I'm sorry Bloomie :(

Eh. I didn't really want to go there (who doesn't say that after a rejection, though), but still stings. I thought I was waitlistable for sure.

I would have wagered a waitlist was more likely than a reject.  Sorry about the reject though, but you still got three acceptances to every one reject - if you keep that ratio up you'll be golden.



Yeah, I thought the waitlist was likely as well. And thanks for being an optimist about it.

You better watch out though. My high reject LSAT will have my passing you in the LSN USER views race. I think I'll be in the top 25 by the end of the day. Silver lining?
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Post by: tcwhat on December 04, 2008, 04:33:16 PM
I'm sorry Bloomie :(

Eh. I didn't really want to go there (who doesn't say that after a rejection, though), but still stings. I thought I was waitlistable for sure.

I would have wagered a waitlist was more likely than a reject.  Sorry about the reject though, but you still got three acceptances to every one reject - if you keep that ratio up you'll be golden.



Yeah, I thought the waitlist was likely as well. And thanks for being an optimist about it.

You better watch out though. My high reject LSAT will have my passing you in the LSN USER views race. I think I'll be in the top 25 by the end of the day. Silver lining?

Oh no worries - you may usurp me now, but I will undoubtedly return to the top with a bizarre reject - perhaps Alabama or Tulane - along with the standard rejections from Columbia, &c.

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Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 04, 2008, 04:43:48 PM
Sorry to hear that Bloom :(
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Post by: bloomlaw on December 04, 2008, 09:47:19 PM
I'm sorry Bloomie :(

Eh. I didn't really want to go there (who doesn't say that after a rejection, though), but still stings. I thought I was waitlistable for sure.

I would have wagered a waitlist was more likely than a reject.  Sorry about the reject though, but you still got three acceptances to every one reject - if you keep that ratio up you'll be golden.



Yeah, I thought the waitlist was likely as well. And thanks for being an optimist about it.

You better watch out though. My high reject LSAT will have my passing you in the LSN USER views race. I think I'll be in the top 25 by the end of the day. Silver lining?

Oh no worries - you may usurp me now, but I will undoubtedly return to the top with a bizarre reject - perhaps Alabama or Tulane - along with the standard rejections from Columbia, &c.



If you get rejected by Alabama or Tulane, here's what will happen: I will fly back to the states, steal a car, and drive to New Orleans/Tuscaloosa. Once there, I will walk around campus until I locate the Law School Admissions offices, then storm in the front door. I will ignore the secretaries/associate deans, and I will barge into the Dean of Admissions offices. Regardless of whether there is someone in the office or not, I will climb onto the desk, pull down my pants, and defecate on the desk. Afterwards, I will climb down, pull up my pants, turn to whoever may be watching and say "That was for tcwhat". Then i'll head on out and catch a plane back here.



Also, thanks for the condolences.
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Post by: bloomlaw on December 04, 2008, 09:53:11 PM
Tc, wtf man. You got a refreshing program? I had you on views earlier today, but now you got me by 300, and I was the one who had somethign happen to me today.
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Post by: tcwhat on December 04, 2008, 10:09:10 PM
Tc, wtf man. You got a refreshing program? I had you on views earlier today, but now you got me by 300, and I was the one who had somethign happen to me today.

Actually, yes I do.  I keep my firefox on autorefresh because I browse news sites a lot that have top links change(fark,reddit,digg) so I like it to be updated when I sit down.

As a result, I also often have multiple tabs of LSN open, and often my own, hence the sizable number.  4000+ people can't care about my profile when it is somewhat sparse. And my computer stays on all day. 

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Post by: zippyandzap on December 05, 2008, 06:36:03 AM
Tc, wtf man. You got a refreshing program? I had you on views earlier today, but now you got me by 300, and I was the one who had somethign happen to me today.

Actually, yes I do.  I keep my firefox on autorefresh because I browse news sites a lot that have top links change(fark,reddit,digg) so I like it to be updated when I sit down.

As a result, I also often have multiple tabs of LSN open, and often my own, hence the sizable number.  4000+ people can't care about my profile when it is somewhat sparse. And my computer stays on all day. 



CHEATER!  ;)
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Post by: tcwhat on December 05, 2008, 12:25:02 PM
Tc, wtf man. You got a refreshing program? I had you on views earlier today, but now you got me by 300, and I was the one who had somethign happen to me today.

Actually, yes I do.  I keep my firefox on autorefresh because I browse news sites a lot that have top links change(fark,reddit,digg) so I like it to be updated when I sit down.

As a result, I also often have multiple tabs of LSN open, and often my own, hence the sizable number.  4000+ people can't care about my profile when it is somewhat sparse. And my computer stays on all day. 



CHEATER!  ;)

To make up for it, I left bloom's window open all night.
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Post by: Gone on December 05, 2008, 12:50:00 PM
Tc, wtf man. You got a refreshing program? I had you on views earlier today, but now you got me by 300, and I was the one who had somethign happen to me today.

Actually, yes I do.  I keep my firefox on autorefresh because I browse news sites a lot that have top links change(fark,reddit,digg) so I like it to be updated when I sit down.

As a result, I also often have multiple tabs of LSN open, and often my own, hence the sizable number.  4000+ people can't care about my profile when it is somewhat sparse. And my computer stays on all day. 



CHEATER!  ;)

To make up for it, I left bloom's window open all night.

haha....now I want you to do mine. I only started mine recently, so I'm not even in the top 50 yet!
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Post by: bloomlaw on December 05, 2008, 01:33:13 PM
Tc, wtf man. You got a refreshing program? I had you on views earlier today, but now you got me by 300, and I was the one who had somethign happen to me today.

Actually, yes I do.  I keep my firefox on autorefresh because I browse news sites a lot that have top links change(fark,reddit,digg) so I like it to be updated when I sit down.

As a result, I also often have multiple tabs of LSN open, and often my own, hence the sizable number.  4000+ people can't care about my profile when it is somewhat sparse. And my computer stays on all day. 



CHEATER!  ;)

To make up for it, I left bloom's window open all night.

I noticed that. My ego has boosted from my fake popularity gain, and I will forever be in your gratitude. Also, i feel my willingness to defacate on your behalf also contributed to you doing that.
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Post by: blueskies6 on December 05, 2008, 01:34:53 PM
Ya'll are just jealous of me. hth! ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on December 05, 2008, 03:10:50 PM
Waitlisted at Notre Dame today. Huzzah for (possibly) 9 more months of waiting for a decision. Any advice on what to do next?
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Post by: zippyandzap on December 05, 2008, 03:19:45 PM
Waitlisted at Notre Dame today. Huzzah for (possibly) 9 more months of waiting for a decision. Any advice on what to do next?

drink? it's Shabbos!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 05, 2008, 03:26:47 PM
Waitlisted at Notre Dame today. Huzzah for (possibly) 9 more months of waiting for a decision. Any advice on what to do next?

Congrats on the WL - I'll be over here eyeballing my rejection and fuming.

In all seriousness, I wonder whether a situation like yours would necessitate a letter of continued interest or not.  I also wonder whether it would be required in my own case with Virginia. 

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Post by: econtutorNV on December 05, 2008, 05:47:53 PM
Waitlisted at Notre Dame today. Huzzah for (possibly) 9 more months of waiting for a decision. Any advice on what to do next?

Congrats on the WL - I'll be over here eyeballing my rejection and fuming.

In all seriousness, I wonder whether a situation like yours would necessitate a letter of continued interest or not.  I also wonder whether it would be required in my own case with Virginia. 



I still don't understand how you ended up getting a direct reject from ND. Even with your post-submission editing I still would have bet that they would have WL'd you at worst.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bloomlaw on December 05, 2008, 10:56:45 PM
Waitlisted at Notre Dame today. Huzzah for (possibly) 9 more months of waiting for a decision. Any advice on what to do next?

Congrats on the WL - I'll be over here eyeballing my rejection and fuming.

In all seriousness, I wonder whether a situation like yours would necessitate a letter of continued interest or not.  I also wonder whether it would be required in my own case with Virginia. 



I still don't understand how you ended up getting a direct reject from ND. Even with your post-submission editing I still would have bet that they would have WL'd you at worst.


It COULD be these schools hoping for a numbers spike due to more applicants. If they do that, the numbers that they will be able to increase would more be GPA because the LSATS are difficult to change. They will get more 170s, which won't really help their numbers, but they can raise the backend of the GPA with all these business people.  So then splitters like me and TC get screwed. That would also explain my rejection to Georgetown (I'm the only 170+ rejected anywhere if you didn't know!) Or perhaps TC and I just completely suck at applications.
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Post by: duchampfan2 on December 06, 2008, 07:30:22 AM
So I just got a "we think you're cute, but we are going to wait to see if someone hotter comes along; if not, then i guess we'll go out with you" letter from Georgetown yesterday.  Specifically, it said that every year they get a large number of early applicants who are also extremely qualified, which makes addmissions decisions difficult. Once they get a better sense of the entire applicant pool they will reevaluate my application in January and send me a final decision no later than Feb.13th.  They also said only a small number of applicants have had their applications held.

I was under the impression that if you applied early, you sometimes had a slightly better chance because not as many people get around to submitting their apps until thanksgiving or later. Was I off base here? Because considering that assumption, this letter throws me.  I was also wondering if anyone else got a similar letter, or had any thoughts/knowledge as to what my chances might be.

Thanks
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 06, 2008, 09:01:30 AM
So I just got a "we think you're cute, but we are going to wait to see if someone hotter comes along; if not, then i guess we'll go out with you" letter from Georgetown yesterday.  Specifically, it said that every year they get a large number of early applicants who are also extremely qualified, which makes addmissions decisions difficult. Once they get a better sense of the entire applicant pool they will reevaluate my application in January and send me a final decision no later than Feb.13th.  They also said only a small number of applicants have had their applications held.

I was under the impression that if you applied early, you sometimes had a slightly better chance because not as many people get around to submitting their apps until thanksgiving or later. Was I off base here? Because considering that assumption, this letter throws me.  I was also wondering if anyone else got a similar letter, or had any thoughts/knowledge as to what my chances might be.

Thanks

What are your numbers like?

The common belief that submitting your application early will help - getting the app in early is certainly better than getting the app in late.  With rolling admissions you at least are not competing over a smaller number of acceptance places if you apply early.  However, most people agree that it doesn't help much - a person who would have been rejected later in the cycle might receive a waitlist.

Also, law schools, as bloom said above, are probably expecting an increase in applications this year so things might be a little different this cycle.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: jumbo07 on December 06, 2008, 10:07:50 AM
So I just got a "we think you're cute, but we are going to wait to see if someone hotter comes along; if not, then i guess we'll go out with you" letter from Georgetown yesterday.  Specifically, it said that every year they get a large number of early applicants who are also extremely qualified, which makes addmissions decisions difficult. Once they get a better sense of the entire applicant pool they will reevaluate my application in January and send me a final decision no later than Feb.13th.  They also said only a small number of applicants have had their applications held.

I was under the impression that if you applied early, you sometimes had a slightly better chance because not as many people get around to submitting their apps until thanksgiving or later. Was I off base here? Because considering that assumption, this letter throws me.  I was also wondering if anyone else got a similar letter, or had any thoughts/knowledge as to what my chances might be.

Thanks

Not entirely similar, but I was asked to sit for an alumni interview at Georgetown. I hadn't heard of this happening, but I figure it's a pretty obvious "not automatically accept/not automatically reject" situation. So I'm OK with that and generally looking forward to the opportunity.

Anyone have any insight? Does this enlighten you at all duchamp?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: macjags07 on December 06, 2008, 12:17:12 PM
So I just got a "we think you're cute, but we are going to wait to see if someone hotter comes along; if not, then i guess we'll go out with you" letter from Georgetown yesterday.  Specifically, it said that every year they get a large number of early applicants who are also extremely qualified, which makes addmissions decisions difficult. Once they get a better sense of the entire applicant pool they will reevaluate my application in January and send me a final decision no later than Feb.13th.  They also said only a small number of applicants have had their applications held.

I was under the impression that if you applied early, you sometimes had a slightly better chance because not as many people get around to submitting their apps until thanksgiving or later. Was I off base here? Because considering that assumption, this letter throws me.  I was also wondering if anyone else got a similar letter, or had any thoughts/knowledge as to what my chances might be.

Thanks


I just got the same letter from Georgetown. Better than a flat out rejection. Is there anything to do express my continued interest?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 06, 2008, 12:29:36 PM
So I just got a "we think you're cute, but we are going to wait to see if someone hotter comes along; if not, then i guess we'll go out with you" letter from Georgetown yesterday.  Specifically, it said that every year they get a large number of early applicants who are also extremely qualified, which makes addmissions decisions difficult. Once they get a better sense of the entire applicant pool they will reevaluate my application in January and send me a final decision no later than Feb.13th.  They also said only a small number of applicants have had their applications held.

I was under the impression that if you applied early, you sometimes had a slightly better chance because not as many people get around to submitting their apps until thanksgiving or later. Was I off base here? Because considering that assumption, this letter throws me.  I was also wondering if anyone else got a similar letter, or had any thoughts/knowledge as to what my chances might be.

Thanks


I just got the same letter from Georgetown. Better than a flat out rejection. Is there anything to do express my continued interest?

Aside from sending a LOCI (letter of continued interest)?  I don't think so. 

Here's a thread with examples and help: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27169&hilit=loci+example
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: duchampfan2 on December 06, 2008, 05:26:45 PM
Hey Tcwhat…my numbers are 167/3.82.  My LSAT is on the low end for Georgetown.  Thanks for the response.

Jumbo07, I had an alumni interview too…a few weeks ago.  I think it’s something that Gtown started in the last few years for when they can’t make up their minds about a candidate.  Considering the letter I got, I’m assuming that if I did poorly on the interview I would have been rejected, but if it went well (which it did) they would decide to hang on to my application for a little longer.  Good luck with your interview.  I had a great interviewer who graduated only two years ago so she was able give a lot of useful up-to-date information about the school, courses, and different programs I was interested in.  From my experience, it really was a good opportunity, so definitely make the most of it.

And yea, macjags07, I guess it is better than a rejection.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: luckygehrig on December 08, 2008, 03:49:41 PM
Rejected at ND today via snail mail.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on December 08, 2008, 04:16:44 PM
Rejected at ND today via snail mail.

I'm sorry to hear that, really. That's ridiculous that they rejected you, I thought accept maybe or at least waitlist. The first one stings, even if it's not your top pick. I'm sure you'll have some good news from the UC system soon.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 08, 2008, 04:59:57 PM
Rejected at ND today via snail mail.

 ??? So far this cycle, ND is being far too odd for my liking.

Sorry about the reject - I know your pain.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: fpardo on December 08, 2008, 05:19:21 PM
So I just got a "we think you're cute, but we are going to wait to see if someone hotter comes along; if not, then i guess we'll go out with you" letter from Georgetown yesterday.  Specifically, it said that every year they get a large number of early applicants who are also extremely qualified, which makes addmissions decisions difficult. Once they get a better sense of the entire applicant pool they will reevaluate my application in January and send me a final decision no later than Feb.13th.  They also said only a small number of applicants have had their applications held.

I was under the impression that if you applied early, you sometimes had a slightly better chance because not as many people get around to submitting their apps until thanksgiving or later. Was I off base here? Because considering that assumption, this letter throws me.  I was also wondering if anyone else got a similar letter, or had any thoughts/knowledge as to what my chances might be.

Thanks
i got the same letter on november 21st. i freaked out when the beginning sounded like a rejection letter, but i calmed down as i read through it. i hope they are serious when they say only a small number of apps are held and that many are eventually admitted...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Gone on December 08, 2008, 05:20:44 PM
Rejected at ND today via snail mail.

 ??? So far this cycle, ND is being far too odd for my liking.


Trying to make themselves feel better about football season by rejecting qualified applicants.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 08, 2008, 05:34:09 PM
Rejected at ND today via snail mail.

 ??? So far this cycle, ND is being far too odd for my liking.


Trying to make themselves feel better about football season by rejecting qualified applicants.

I get the feeling my Duke rejection is on the way after they lost to Michigan.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: luckygehrig on December 08, 2008, 05:50:34 PM
Rejected at ND today via snail mail.

I'm sorry to hear that, really. That's ridiculous that they rejected you, I thought accept maybe or at least waitlist. The first one stings, even if it's not your top pick. I'm sure you'll have some good news from the UC system soon.

Thanks. I was hoping for a waitlist, but so long as the West Coast schools show me some love soon, I'll be happy.

Rejected at ND today via snail mail.

 ??? So far this cycle, ND is being far too odd for my liking.

Sorry about the reject - I know your pain.

Thanks.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: duchampfan2 on December 08, 2008, 06:55:52 PM


I get the feeling my Duke rejection is on the way after they lost to Michigan.
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Anyone get a rejection letter from duke yet?  There weren't any registered on LSN last time i checked.  My letter is on the way and im getting anxious. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 08, 2008, 07:00:39 PM


I get the feeling my Duke rejection is on the way after they lost to Michigan.

Anyone get a rejection letter from duke yet?  There weren't any registered on LSN last time i checked.  My letter is on the way and im getting anxious. 
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It was a reference to my previous post in which I mused that God was smiting ND for rejecting me - they lost to Syracuse - and I hypothesized Duke was going to receive the same fate.

I'm actually still under review at Duke.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bloomlaw on December 10, 2008, 11:28:20 PM
Waitlisted at UVA. Seems more like a rejection than an acceptance, so posted it in here.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 10, 2008, 11:37:59 PM
sorry to hear bloom. 

when did you go complete there?

i am still waiting for a decision so i'm curious where they may be at.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Pop Up Video on December 10, 2008, 11:40:24 PM
sorry to hear bloom. 

when did you go complete there?

i am still waiting for a decision so i'm curious where they may be at.

They're so random this year.

Sorry about the waitlist bloom.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 11, 2008, 08:25:18 AM
Waitlisted at UVA. Seems more like a rejection than an acceptance, so posted it in here.

Bummer.

What went through my mind with my UVA waitlist:

"Well at least they didn't reject me."

2 minutes later.

"Well they didn't exactly accept me either."

repeat, ad nauseum.

Are you going to write a LOCI?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Top Cat on December 11, 2008, 09:52:22 AM
Big fat rejection from Virginia.  Oh well.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Gone on December 11, 2008, 09:54:41 AM
Big fat rejection from Virginia.  Oh well.

You don't need 'em, you've had a great cycle already
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Top Cat on December 11, 2008, 09:58:47 AM
Big fat rejection from Virginia.  Oh well.

You don't need 'em, you've had a great cycle already

Thanks- I am not complaining at all.  I actually intend to withdraw from the waitlist today... no need to sweat it out.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: blueskies6 on December 11, 2008, 10:32:12 AM
Big fat rejection from Virginia.  Oh well.

You don't need 'em, you've had a great cycle already

Thanks- I am not complaining at all.  I actually intend to withdraw from the waitlist today... no need to sweat it out.

Sorry :(  I love your 'tar though!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Top Cat on December 11, 2008, 10:47:05 AM
Thanks... I have seen that movie approximately 785 1/3 times...  ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: yaylaw on December 11, 2008, 10:53:55 AM
How did Virginia notify you of the waitlist?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bloomlaw on December 11, 2008, 04:03:02 PM
How did Virginia notify you of the waitlist?

e-mail
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bloomlaw on December 11, 2008, 04:04:31 PM
Yeah, TC, I'm gonna write an LOCI. When should I do it? I have no idea. I'm not really bummed about the waitlist, its about what I expected. I have 6 schools from UCLA up, and my beginning prediction was 2 rejections and 4 waitlists, with one of those WL turning into an acceptance. We'll see how close I am.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Top Cat on December 11, 2008, 05:15:01 PM
Yeah, TC, I'm gonna write an LOCI. When should I do it? I have no idea. I'm not really bummed about the waitlist, its about what I expected. I have 6 schools from UCLA up, and my beginning prediction was 2 rejections and 4 waitlists, with one of those WL turning into an acceptance. We'll see how close I am.

I admire your realistic expectations and common sense.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on December 12, 2008, 02:51:25 AM
My status checker changed to "decision rendered" at USD, dated 12/12/08.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: yaylaw on December 12, 2008, 09:01:24 AM
For those of you waitlisted or rejected from Virginia, did your status checkers change? The part that says "Decision Sent"? Because I applied in September, and I still haven't heard anything! Even if it's a rejection, I want to know what's going on...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: kennedyposter on December 12, 2008, 10:53:11 AM
Dinged at Fordham..saw it coming for sure
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 12, 2008, 07:12:17 PM
Waitlist, Part 2 - Georgetown.


Preferred waitlist and don't ask me what it means because I don't know at this moment.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on December 12, 2008, 07:36:31 PM
Man, I'm sorry to hear that TC. This cycle has been beyond ridiculous for you.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Jamie Stringer on December 12, 2008, 07:44:43 PM
Yeah, I'm really confused about your cycle so far TC.  It doesn't seem like your numbers would warrant these rejections/WLs!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 12, 2008, 07:49:02 PM
Yeah, I'm really confused about your cycle so far TC.  It doesn't seem like your numbers would warrant these rejections/WLs!

Man, I'm sorry to hear that TC. This cycle has been beyond ridiculous for you.

Well, if I ignore the ND reject, which I'm currently attributing to my carelessness in submitting the app, the WLs are not entirely unexpected.

Nevertheless, I just want one admit. Come on WUSTL.

Also, as an addition to my WL post, I'm not on the secret preferred waitlist, only the normal preferred. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stl1622dc on December 12, 2008, 08:21:45 PM
Rejected from Columbia ED.  Not even a deferral...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on December 12, 2008, 09:49:03 PM
Rejected from Columbia ED.  Not even a deferral...

this means absolutely nothing without some sort of indication of your stats...
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: logickills on December 12, 2008, 10:22:37 PM
Rejected from Columbia ED.  Not even a deferral...

this means absolutely nothing without some sort of indication of your stats...

LSN is same as LSD name
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stl1622dc on December 13, 2008, 12:29:19 AM
Rejected from Columbia ED.  Not even a deferral...

this means absolutely nothing without some sort of indication of your stats...

170/3.77
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: alexjudka on December 13, 2008, 02:03:05 PM
Early Decision from Brooklyn came today...Waitlisted/Deferred to regular decision. Not 100% what the letter says, it was sent to my house and got the news passed along by my family. I thought I would be in here....
3.5/160 are the stats
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: argo on December 13, 2008, 03:39:35 PM
Rejected from Columbia ED.  Not even a deferral...

this means absolutely nothing without some sort of indication of your stats...

170/3.77


This is pretty harsh.  Sorry to hear.  What are your softs?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: kennedyposter on December 13, 2008, 08:48:51 PM
Is no phone call from Loyola Chicago as good as a rejection? Apparently the Dean was calling people who got in on the 10th..and my phone was silent :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on December 14, 2008, 09:27:58 PM
don't sweat it, they could've run out of time before the weekend.  you could still totally be in!  keep your head up!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: non parata est on December 15, 2008, 09:23:41 AM
Preferred WL at GULC.

le *sigh*
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Gone on December 15, 2008, 09:26:41 AM
Preferred WL at GULC.

le *sigh*

At least you know they prefer you?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: non parata est on December 15, 2008, 09:47:46 AM
Preferred WL at GULC.

le *sigh*

At least you know they prefer you?

To what?  A sharp stick in the eye?  Great...

:D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Slumdog Lovebutton on December 15, 2008, 12:04:14 PM
Preferred WL at GULC.

le *sigh*

At least you know they prefer you?

To what?  A sharp stick in the eye?  Great...

:D

Sorry, NPE.  Hopefully it'll be good news after a few months.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Captain Beefaroni on December 15, 2008, 03:46:30 PM
Rejected at DePaul.  Ouch.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: zippyandzap on December 15, 2008, 04:30:01 PM
Rejected at DePaul.  Ouch.

tough break Beefy... good news is you're already in at a couple places and you a whole slew of decisions coming.  stay positive!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: finethanks on December 27, 2008, 06:37:49 PM
rejected at cornell.  wicked bummer.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on December 31, 2008, 04:07:36 PM
Rejected at Minnesota.

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: smd1309 on January 05, 2009, 01:00:49 PM
I was just informed today that i have been placed on the wait list for South Texas since Dec.5, they apparently had my wrong email and that is why i did not find out until today when I called for the third time. Anyone else on their wait list?

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: hdg315 on January 05, 2009, 02:36:03 PM
Hey everyone- my first time posting- so I just got "decision" on the michigan status checker, but I couldn't log in to the admitted students page- do I have any hope?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Jamie Stringer on January 05, 2009, 02:50:03 PM
Hey everyone- my first time posting- so I just got "decision" on the michigan status checker, but I couldn't log in to the admitted students page- do I have any hope?

No.  Sorry.















As for my real answer, if you tried to log on to the blue page, you can't because that info comes in the admit packet.  Give it a couple of days and you'll find out for sure.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: hdg315 on January 05, 2009, 03:24:05 PM
Hmmm so there is more than one admitted students page?- the one I tried to log onto was blue... I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow and will be gone for two weeks, but I guess I'll find out when i get back :/
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on January 09, 2009, 09:33:27 AM
UIUC yesterday. Oh well, at least the waiting game for the Chicago market is over.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: luckygehrig on January 09, 2009, 09:46:37 PM
UIUC yesterday. Oh well, at least the waiting game for the Chicago market is over.

Sorry to hear that. You still have an outside shot at ND though!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LawDog3 on January 11, 2009, 05:38:21 PM
UIUC yesterday. Oh well, at least the waiting game for the Chicago market is over.

Not so fast...you still have WUSTL and an outside chance at ND. Plus you have time to add Indiana (Bloom or Indi) Ohio State, or Chicago-Kent to the mix. And have you looked at Marquette or Cincy? All of those schools are still accpeting apps, and they have held up on processing because they're anticipating late apps from working people who can't find jobs. Go for it!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on January 12, 2009, 03:52:26 PM
Denied at Illinois.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: 'blueskies on January 12, 2009, 03:55:12 PM
I'm really sorry tcwhat  :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on January 12, 2009, 03:58:15 PM
I'm sorry tc, that sucks. I know you've hidden your apps on LSN but how many more fo you have left?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bloomlaw on January 12, 2009, 04:01:10 PM
I'm feeling for you, TC. Remember, this could all be worth it if G town gives you a call come april.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on January 12, 2009, 04:14:12 PM
I'm sorry tc, that sucks. I know you've hidden your apps on LSN but how many more fo you have left?

Oh I got a bunch.

22 in all. 

I'm feeling for you, TC. Remember, this could all be worth it if G town gives you a call come april.

Let's hope so. 


I'm really sorry tcwhat  :-\

And I really wanted to report an acceptance so you could check the admitted thread and see my wonderful name there.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: 'blueskies on January 12, 2009, 04:16:01 PM
I'll keep waiting!  ;D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Captain Beefaroni on January 13, 2009, 10:26:25 AM
Temple status checker changed to "decision made," but no congrats.  I guess that's a no. 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: 'blueskies on January 13, 2009, 11:13:01 AM
I don't know, but I doubt it. You can email them and ask. What is the updated information?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: 'blueskies on January 13, 2009, 11:58:02 AM
I would email and ask if/how to appeal before filing a formal appeal.
But honestly, a semester of grad school grades wouldn't make or break an application.  Its mostly driven by lsat and UGPA.  But really you have nothing to lose with filing an appeal, unless you're considering reapplying next year or transferring in. Just something to think about.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LawDog3 on January 13, 2009, 03:54:59 PM
Temple status checker changed to "decision made," but no congrats.  I guess that's a no. 

Could be a "yes". It depends on the school; maybe Temple doesn't give the actual decision. Expect it in the mail within a couple of days and hope for the best.

Good luck! :)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: futurelawyergal on January 14, 2009, 10:32:21 AM
I got the same message. It was a wait list for me(letter came today). Good luck!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Captain Beefaroni on January 14, 2009, 02:55:38 PM
Out at Northeastern.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LawDog3 on January 15, 2009, 12:22:47 AM
I got the same message. It was a wait list for me(letter came today). Good luck!

You see? Futurelawyergal affirmed me on Temple...don't give up yet...wait for the mail.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: luckygehrig on January 15, 2009, 08:38:58 PM
Waitlisted at Colorado-Boulder today.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on January 15, 2009, 09:00:12 PM
Chicago, as expected.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on January 15, 2009, 09:08:19 PM
Waitlisted at Colorado-Boulder today.
Chicago, as expected.

Sorry to hear that guys.

I'm sure something will come through for you tc
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: luckygehrig on January 16, 2009, 01:17:53 PM
Chicago, as expected.

Sorry to hear that TC. Hopefully you get some good news soon.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: theconstable on January 16, 2009, 05:16:58 PM
I was rejected from Loyola Chicago the other day via snail mail.  It was a long shot to get it in but it is still depressing and now it makes me paranoid I may not get into NIU or JMLS.  I am just hoping to get into a law school and then enter public interest so I am not looking at Top 10.  I am older and have some less than desirable things in my past so I am crossing my fingers for NIU (less money).  Uggh....
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on January 17, 2009, 12:28:16 AM
I was rejected from Loyola Chicago the other day via snail mail.  It was a long shot to get it in but it is still depressing and now it makes me paranoid I may not get into NIU or JMLS.  I am just hoping to get into a law school and then enter public interest so I am not looking at Top 10.  I am older and have some less than desirable things in my past so I am crossing my fingers for NIU (less money).  Uggh....

 :-\  Keep your head.  It's all anyone can do.   :-\
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: geegorie on January 18, 2009, 06:13:57 AM
Rejected at Colorado-Boulder yesterday. That makes four you are "not good enough for our school" and one "we'll have to think if you are good enough for our school." Rough start to my cycle. :-[
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: luckygehrig on January 18, 2009, 09:42:33 PM
Rejected at Colorado-Boulder yesterday. That makes four you are "not good enough for our school" and one "we'll have to think if you are good enough for our school." Rough start to my cycle. :-[

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully the good news starts rolling in soon.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: stl1622dc on January 19, 2009, 04:08:06 PM
Rejected at Stanford on Saturday via snail mail.... Go Bears!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: EdinTally on January 22, 2009, 03:08:42 PM
Rejected at Faulkner today by snail mail.  I guess the LSAT/GPA isn't everything.  I'm hoping it was because it's a religious based institution and my PS didn't mention it. 

/shrug
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on January 22, 2009, 04:09:54 PM
Held at Northwestern.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on January 22, 2009, 04:55:08 PM
I hate seeing you post in here TC.

For what it's worth at least it's not a ding.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: non parata est on January 22, 2009, 10:07:08 PM
WL at Virginia.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: bloomlaw on January 22, 2009, 11:02:11 PM
I hate seeing you post in here TC.

For what it's worth at least it's not a ding.

it seems like they sent out alot of those. I don't know how everybody feels about it, or I should feel about it considering I applied so early and am yet to hear a thing.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Crimson:devil(red) on January 26, 2009, 07:19:20 PM
Got my first rejection today from UIUC. I should have been expecting it, but it still stings.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: sluglaw on January 26, 2009, 07:34:05 PM
waitlisted at hastings today.  this really sucks, im from norcal and it was definitely high on my list of schools that i want to go to.  i know it's not a rejection, but i'm somewhat confused, especially seeing all the people with numbers lower than mine who've gotten in.  can't win them all, i guess.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: sluglaw on January 26, 2009, 07:36:09 PM
waitlisted at hastings today.  this really sucks, im from norcal and it was definitely high on my list of schools that i want to go to.  i know it's not a rejection, but i'm somewhat confused, especially seeing all the people with numbers lower than mine who've gotten in.  can't win them all, i guess.

looking at hastings website about the waitlist is discouraging- if they accept me off the waitlist they will call me and i have to immediately accept their offer or be rejected, which really seems like an unfair strong-arming tactic to me.  i really want to be able to go there, but i also want some choices for where i go.  :/
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: econtutorNV on January 26, 2009, 08:02:44 PM
Sorry to hear that sluglaw. I too, as of 5PM today, am a less than proud member of the Hastings WL squad.

While their offers to waitlisters may seem like strong-arming keep in mind that by the time they decide to pick you up it will be after you've heard from pretty much every school you've applied to..
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Post by: bloomlaw on January 27, 2009, 02:03:31 AM
Yeah, as crappy as that sounds about how Hastings handles their waitlists, its not too bad of a deal. I'm thinking I'll end up on a bunch of waitlists as well, and in all likelihood we'll have a battle plan for every waitlisted school that calls. We just have to know what we will do in every imaginable scenario.
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Post by: trojanforlife on January 28, 2009, 03:09:46 PM
Minnesota last week.

It sucks even though I had no real intentions of attending a school so far from the east coast.
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Post by: logickills on January 28, 2009, 03:10:55 PM
WL at penn
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Post by: mantypants on January 29, 2009, 08:14:51 PM
a big no from northwestern. i didn't expect to get in, but was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
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Post by: bloomlaw on January 29, 2009, 09:24:40 PM
Waitlisted at Vanderbilt AND Ucla. Its like a double rejection without the satisfaction of the process being over.
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Post by: 'blueskies on January 29, 2009, 09:26:05 PM
Sorry Bloomie  :-\
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Post by: bloomlaw on January 29, 2009, 09:27:25 PM
Sorry Bloomie  :-\

Eh. No worries. I figure, being on five waitlists (I'm assuming one from NW and Michigan), I'll have a decent shot at getting off one of them, you know?
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Post by: 'blueskies on January 29, 2009, 09:37:01 PM
I'm sure you're going to go somewhere that makes you really happy :)
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Post by: luckygehrig on January 29, 2009, 10:19:57 PM
Waitlisted at Vandy today. I'm happy just to not have been rejected.

Sorry about the two waitlists bloom.
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Post by: bloomlaw on January 30, 2009, 01:32:55 PM
Waitlisted at Vandy today. I'm happy just to not have been rejected.

Sorry about the two waitlists bloom.

Thanks. You have any specific plans for getting off it? A visit,maybe?
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Post by: tcwhat on January 30, 2009, 05:54:14 PM
I, too, have been waitlisted at Vanderbilt.
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Post by: just Trev on January 30, 2009, 11:24:19 PM
i'm going to tell you what...

it seems like this is a damn tough cycle for 165s or low UGPAs...

may mean tougher applicant pools...

although 165 is the red-headed stepchild of LSAT scores...
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Post by: luckygehrig on January 31, 2009, 11:02:08 PM
Waitlisted at Vandy today. I'm happy just to not have been rejected.

Sorry about the two waitlists bloom.

Thanks. You have any specific plans for getting off it? A visit,maybe?

I actually think I'm just going to withdraw from it. I've been accepted into some quality schools closer to home, and am not sure what my odds would be of getting off the WL there anyway. Good luck though!
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Post by: logickills on January 31, 2009, 11:04:50 PM
WL at columbia :-\  will be doing everything in my limited power to turn this into an acceptance.
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Post by: Jack Rabbit Slim on February 01, 2009, 01:22:22 PM
rejected at temple.  blahhh.
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Post by: tshiph on February 02, 2009, 09:08:04 AM
rejected at berkeley over the weekend. so sad
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Post by: non parata est on February 02, 2009, 09:55:35 AM
"Reserved" at Columbia today.  I assume this is a WL?
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Post by: logickills on February 02, 2009, 10:19:18 AM
"Reserved" at Columbia today.  I assume this is a WL?

i think so.  i'm pretty sure they also hold some candidates and make decisions before seat-deposit deadline.  but the letter they sent me said they'd review again in may, after seat deposits are due, so it sounds way more like a waitlist than a deferral.
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Post by: Captain Beefaroni on February 02, 2009, 03:40:05 PM
Rejected at UConn and waitlisted at American today.
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Post by: luckygehrig on February 02, 2009, 08:36:35 PM
Dinged at UCLA today.
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 02, 2009, 08:52:15 PM
"Reserved" at Columbia today.  I assume this is a WL?

Congrats! They didn't say, "No".  :)
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Post by: econtutorNV on February 02, 2009, 10:31:46 PM
Lots of bad news  >:(. Sorry to hear that everybody, dust yourselves off and let's hope for better news tomorrow.
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Post by: tcwhat on February 03, 2009, 08:23:39 AM
Rejection Trifecta today: Columbia, Penn, Boston College
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on February 03, 2009, 08:34:20 AM
Rejection Trifecta today: Columbia, Penn, Boston College

 :-[  We're going to have to send someone to your remote location for hugs.
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Post by: 'blueskies on February 03, 2009, 10:20:06 AM
I'm on it
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Post by: luckygehrig on February 03, 2009, 10:45:46 AM
Rejection Trifecta today: Columbia, Penn, Boston College

Ouch tc. Sorry to hear that.
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 04, 2009, 10:40:48 PM
Rejection Trifecta today: Columbia, Penn, Boston College

Ouch! Wishing you better luck.  :-\
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Post by: Jamie Stringer on February 04, 2009, 10:48:04 PM
Ouch...sorry to hear that TC :(
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Post by: non parata est on February 05, 2009, 08:42:03 AM
Waitlisted today at Vandy.  That makes four... ugh.
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Post by: just Trev on February 05, 2009, 10:12:04 AM
sorry to hear that non...

i'm sure you'll get in one of those off of the WL...

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Post by: Captain Beefaroni on February 06, 2009, 09:48:45 AM
Small envelope from University of Colorado yesterday. 
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Post by: trojanforlife on February 09, 2009, 01:35:13 PM
waitlisted at my undergraduate university  :(
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Post by: tshiph on February 11, 2009, 12:46:37 PM
Out at Virginia via e-mail last night.
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 16, 2009, 12:24:13 AM
Waitlisted today at Vandy.  That makes four... ugh.

Vandy...they play games (with the head count in their classes)...totally unpredictable as to whether or not you'll get off the waitlist. I wish you good luck.
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Post by: tshiph on February 17, 2009, 08:30:31 PM
Out at Georgetown via mail after a deferral in December. I'm really very disappointed.
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Post by: geegorie on February 17, 2009, 08:32:46 PM
Dinged at University of Washington and American via snail mail. Couldn't they have spaced them out just a little bit?? ???
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Post by: Captain Beefaroni on February 18, 2009, 06:52:29 AM
Dinged at UC Davis.
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Post by: tcwhat on February 18, 2009, 12:35:26 PM
Out at Georgetown via mail after a deferral in December. I'm really very disappointed.

Sorry, I know the feeling.  It'll get better.
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Post by: sluglaw on February 18, 2009, 05:04:45 PM
went to decision on 2/17 according to duke status checker.  do they normally call admitted applicants?  should i be worried about this or just wait and see?  nervous twitters right now.
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Post by: tcwhat on February 18, 2009, 05:43:51 PM
went to decision on 2/17 according to duke status checker.  do they normally call admitted applicants?  should i be worried about this or just wait and see?  nervous twitters right now.

I went to decision too.  There were a lot of rejections this week but a lot of good numbers that should be auto admit went to decision as well.  People are theorizing that it is likely a bunch of waitlists/rejections.

And I do think they either call or email their accepts, but supposedly not necessarily on the day of decision.
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Post by: sluglaw on February 18, 2009, 05:53:25 PM
went to decision on 2/17 according to duke status checker.  do they normally call admitted applicants?  should i be worried about this or just wait and see?  nervous twitters right now.

I went to decision too.  There were a lot of rejections this week but a lot of good numbers that should be auto admit went to decision as well.  People are theorizing that it is likely a bunch of waitlists/rejections.

And I do think they either call or email their accepts, but supposedly not necessarily on the day of decision.

i'm guessing a wl/reject then...even tho a couple ppl with close to my numbers have been admitted already im borderline.  can always hope tho
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Post by: just Trev on February 19, 2009, 10:28:27 AM
dinged at duke (totally expected) and samford (what the heck?!?) this week.
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Post by: boggle on February 19, 2009, 01:44:10 PM
Rejected from Berkeley today.  No complaints because I kind of expected it and have pretty great choices right now, but it does kind of suck just to find out via status checker.
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Post by: econtutorNV on February 19, 2009, 05:08:46 PM
Sorry to hear about Samford Trev, that had to be pure yield protection.
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Post by: logickills on February 19, 2009, 10:24:34 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.
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Post by: tcwhat on February 20, 2009, 09:27:46 AM
Waitlisted at Duke, really I'm kind of surprised about it.  Was expecting a rejection.
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Post by: econtutorNV on February 20, 2009, 09:35:11 AM
Waitlisted at Duke, really I'm kind of surprised about it.  Was expecting a rejection.

Congratulations?
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Post by: tcwhat on February 20, 2009, 10:41:57 AM
Waitlisted at Duke, really I'm kind of surprised about it.  Was expecting a rejection.

Congratulations?

That succinctly articulates my general feeling. 

"Wow I got waitlisted, totally wasn't expecting it at Duke.  This is great."

And then,

"Well crap, it's another waitlist that I'll stick on and probably not get off of. And it makes my decision no easier still."
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on February 20, 2009, 11:34:04 AM
tc, Duke seems to care about about GPA - more than most of its peer institutions, so this was somewhat promising opposed to your other shocking dings.

Is there something about your application that you haven't shared which explains why we all feel badly for you?
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Post by: tcwhat on February 20, 2009, 02:45:55 PM
tc, Duke seems to care about about GPA - more than most of its peer institutions, so this was somewhat promising opposed to your other shocking dings.

Is there something about your application that you haven't shared which explains why we all feel badly for you?

Perhaps.  I plan on being more forthright upon the completion of my cycle since I do have some very usual aspects about my app.
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on February 20, 2009, 03:36:34 PM
tc, Duke seems to care about about GPA - more than most of its peer institutions, so this was somewhat promising opposed to your other shocking dings.

Is there something about your application that you haven't shared which explains why we all feel badly for you?

Perhaps.  I plan on being more forthright upon the completion of my cycle since I do have some very usual aspects about my app.

I think we may need a thread for everyone to discuss their most unique soft factors (negative and positive) along with an analysis regarding how much they helped or hurt you.
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Post by: 'blueskies on February 20, 2009, 05:00:13 PM
I think that is a wonderful idea
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Post by: Jamie Stringer on February 21, 2009, 01:51:23 PM
Rejected at Yale.  My first ding.  I'm glad it was a special one ;)
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Post by: TTom on February 21, 2009, 03:25:01 PM
Waitlisted at Duke, really I'm kind of surprised about it.  Was expecting a rejection.

tcwhat,

I saw your lsn profile. What did you get arrested for?
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Post by: tcwhat on February 21, 2009, 04:02:14 PM

I think we may need a thread for everyone to discuss their most unique soft factors (negative and positive) along with an analysis regarding how much they helped or hurt you.

That actually would be quite useful I imagine.


Waitlisted at Duke, really I'm kind of surprised about it.  Was expecting a rejection.

tcwhat,

I saw your lsn profile. What did you get arrested for?

Which time?

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Post by: zippyandzap on February 21, 2009, 04:05:45 PM
held at CLS
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 21, 2009, 11:14:28 PM
Waitlisted at Duke, really I'm kind of surprised about it.  Was expecting a rejection.

Congratulations?

That succinctly articulates my general feeling. 

"Wow I got waitlisted, totally wasn't expecting it at Duke.  This is great."

And then,

"Well crap, it's another waitlist that I'll stick on and probably not get off of. And it makes my decision no easier still."

In a way, it makes no sense, does it? You can get rejected at, say, WUSTL or UConn, then get waitlisted at Duke or get into Berkeley...then you get a rejection from a "safe school" like Tulane or Cardozo...or even worse, Santa Clara or somewhere.
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Post by: rush the rushdie on February 22, 2009, 03:47:47 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 22, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Why did they do that? I got a letter in the mail. How do these schools decide who they're going to deny and how they're going to deny them? I interned in undergrad admissions after I graduated...I want to do the same in law school. I am so curious about it. 
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Post by: rush the rushdie on February 22, 2009, 06:33:37 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Why did they do that? I got a letter in the mail. How do these schools decide who they're going to deny and how they're going to deny them? I interned in undergrad admissions after I graduated...I want to do the same in law school. I am so curious about it. 

sigh, who knows.  i have a question, though, since u've been backstage with an UG admissions office: ARE THEY REALLY *THAT* BUSY?

 i mean...i know they're busy.  but...on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being Barack Obama on the campaign trail. 
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 22, 2009, 07:04:27 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Why did they do that? I got a letter in the mail. How do these schools decide who they're going to deny and how they're going to deny them? I interned in undergrad admissions after I graduated...I want to do the same in law school. I am so curious about it. 

sigh, who knows.  i have a question, though, since u've been backstage with an UG admissions office: ARE THEY REALLY *THAT* BUSY?

 i mean...i know they're busy.  but...on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being Barack Obama on the campaign trail. 

Undergrad admissions is more busy than grad admissions from what I understand, I'd say a 9.5 in comparison to a Barack campaign trail ("10").

But grad admissions hires file readers who do nothing but read files full-time. They really are that busy, even though it doesn't look like it. The law admissions file reader spends anywhere from 15-45 minutes on a file, depending on the content. But you already know that. More complicated files take 1-1.5 hrs, and really complicated ones even more. If they audit/screen your file, then it's about five days with one reader before your file can be passed on to the next reader, b/c they have to talk to your profs and employer. The rest of the readers take the average 15-45 minutes. That's all I know about law admissions.

In undergrad, files get read by more readers at a school like my undergrad. But it's not like they constantly all sit at a table and argue over an applicant, though it does happen on occasion.  I processed files, but I was not a reader. And that was Hell; it took forever.  I took the internship b/c I thought I wanted to go into univesity administration. Now? No thanks!

Like I said, I'd love to see how they make their decisions, but I wouldn't want it as a career.

Did berkeley send you a followup letter advising you to take advantage of the transfer option? That's what my letter said. I don't care anyways, I'm going to NULaw.
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Post by: logickills on February 22, 2009, 10:35:03 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

looks like it's cold new england weather for me!  also out at yale over the weekend.  at least they had the decency to do it on cottony paper with nice letterhead.  they still suck though.
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Post by: tcwhat on February 23, 2009, 07:27:02 AM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Hey, when you get a letter sometimes it is incorrect and you feel worse.  I'm looking at you Penn.
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 24, 2009, 12:45:16 AM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Hey, when you get a letter sometimes it is incorrect and you feel worse.  I'm looking at you Penn.

Dig...did you hear about what happened at Northwestern U Kellogg B-School? They sent out several erroneous "admit" letters. All these students were making plans to move to Chicago...a few had withdrawn their other applications. All Kellogg did was refund their application fees. 
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Post by: tcwhat on February 24, 2009, 04:07:51 AM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Hey, when you get a letter sometimes it is incorrect and you feel worse.  I'm looking at you Penn.

Dig...did you hear about what happened at Northwestern U Kellogg B-School? They sent out several erroneous "admit" letters. All these students were making plans to move to Chicago...a few had withdrawn their other applications. All Kellogg did was refund their application fees. 

OOO. Penn mistaking that I went there for undergrad is mild by comparison.
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on February 24, 2009, 07:32:28 AM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Hey, when you get a letter sometimes it is incorrect and you feel worse.  I'm looking at you Penn.

Dig...did you hear about what happened at Northwestern U Kellogg B-School? They sent out several erroneous "admit" letters. All these students were making plans to move to Chicago...a few had withdrawn their other applications. All Kellogg did was refund their application fees. 

(http://lolabrigada.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/shocked_kidz_at_pc_sm.jpg)
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 24, 2009, 11:59:13 PM
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/kellogg-applicants-accepted-then-rejected.html

Read it and weep some more...
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Post by: rush the rushdie on February 26, 2009, 07:49:57 PM
out at berkeley via status checker, quite possibly the worst means of notification.  i feel dirty and cheap.

logickills-

i can't even begin to explain HOW MUCH i agree with you.  i was rejected earlier this month (after having gone to committee review only..like..literally 3 weeks before), and the fast-turnaround + online-rejection-I'm-not-even-worth-an-email-or-letterhead?! really put me in the dumps for a few days.  i didnt get any work done.  damn.  i almost want to demand my app fee back. 

no love from the west coast....

Hey, when you get a letter sometimes it is incorrect and you feel worse.  I'm looking at you Penn.

wait, what happened? they sent you a deny letter by accident?
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Post by: BarryLaine on February 26, 2009, 08:18:50 PM
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/kellogg-applicants-accepted-then-rejected.html

Read it and weep some more...

Note to self: Confirm all acceptances.
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Post by: Crimson:devil(red) on February 27, 2009, 10:52:24 AM
Rejected at Cornell yesterday. It was a longshot, but I was hoping they would show some love to one of their own.

<------ Guess I should change this now.
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Post by: sheltron5000 on February 27, 2009, 12:34:25 PM
Okay, so it's been a few days, but I feel like I should post:

Berkeley, by status checker tuesday, then snail mail today.
Also, waitlisted at michigan, not sure if I should sign up for the waitlist...
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Post by: sheltron5000 on February 27, 2009, 12:40:24 PM
Also, that kellogg thing is awful. Really one of the worst things I have ever read about an admissions process. I hope they called all these people to let them down in person.
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Post by: LawDog3 on February 27, 2009, 10:51:47 PM
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/kellogg-applicants-accepted-then-rejected.html

Read it and weep some more...

Note to self: Confirm all acceptances.

Confirm all denials, too. I'm sure that somewhere on the planet, at some time in the recent past, the reverse has happened. I's rather be one of those, but not after I enroll. how would you like to go to some top-20 school and find out you got into one of the big-3?
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Post by: just Trev on March 02, 2009, 12:07:02 AM
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/kellogg-applicants-accepted-then-rejected.html

Read it and weep some more...

Note to self: Confirm all acceptances.

Confirm all denials, too. I'm sure that somewhere on the planet, at some time in the recent past, the reverse has happened. I's rather be one of those, but not after I enroll. how would you like to go to some top-20 school and find out you got into one of the big-3?

top-20...?  big-3...? 

how'd you like to enroll at cooley only to find out you got accepted at ave maria?!?
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Post by: tcwhat on March 02, 2009, 01:27:51 PM
My schools are in on a joke I'm apparently not privy to - waitlisted at Oklahoma.
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 02, 2009, 03:27:06 PM
My schools are in on a joke I'm apparently not privy to - waitlisted at Oklahoma.
sorry dude... it's been one weird cycle for you.
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Post by: just Trev on March 02, 2009, 03:28:15 PM
tc,  i completely know how you feel...
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Post by: tcwhat on March 02, 2009, 04:26:09 PM
tc, you're actually having a better cycle than me  :)

tc,  i completely know how you feel...

sorry dude... it's been one weird cycle for you.

It's almost as if they knew that the application was an urge in a moment of weakness when I was frightened that I would not get accepted anywhere - and then Alabama and Tulane came a few days later.

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Post by: non parata est on March 02, 2009, 04:29:51 PM
No-go at Chicago.
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Post by: just Trev on March 02, 2009, 06:08:30 PM
splitters-ville with some [cough]extra-cirriculars[cough] is the worst place to be.

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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 02, 2009, 06:14:27 PM
Trev, I've been curious about how much those matter.  If a school is sure you'll be able to pass the bar, how much do they hurt?  It seems like Notre Dame cares a lot.  They've rejected people with good numbers, who I know to have reported "non-traditional soft factors" (that's the phrase I'm going with...)
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Post by: just Trev on March 02, 2009, 06:21:14 PM
i think that there are two ways it can go:

1. schools (whose medians you are at or near) are afraid you MAY NOT pass the bar with your soft-factors and decide to WL/Reject you...

OR

2. schools use it as an added incentive to yield protect you, and console themselves with your soft-factors after doing so...

for me, i think IU-B and probably W&M are perfect examples of #1, and Kentucky, Samford, & probably Tennessee as examples of #2
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Post by: tcwhat on March 02, 2009, 07:15:52 PM
Trev, I've been curious about how much those matter.  If a school is sure you'll be able to pass the bar, how much do they hurt?  It seems like Notre Dame cares a lot.  They've rejected people with good numbers, who I know to have reported "non-traditional soft factors" (that's the phrase I'm going with...)

This is strictly for my situation so I don't know how applicable it is for others, but here we go.

For a while I was considering the different criminal addendum I provided per the school's requirements were indicative of how my cycle was going. I suspected the schools that asked for more detailed information were more influenced by these negative softs. Some schools only ask for convictions, some ask for all arrests, and some for some middle ground.  So all told, I wrote at least 3 different addendums for my schools.

ND rejection was because of my idiocy in not proofreading the application.  I rushed it off and there were errors everywhere.  So I take this as an isolated incident.

Illinois/Minnesota/Boston College all asked for arrests so that addendum was longer than my conviction addendum and looked very bad.  I suspected my straight up rejections without a single waitlist was because of this.

Alabama/Virginia/Georgetown all asked for convictions, which I only have two of, so nothing terribly bad.  Both were class C misdemeanors and one is no longer on my record because I received it when I was 16 and did the necessary work to get it expunged.

So combined with my Chicago, Columbia, and Penn rejections, which can obviously be explained by my unqualified numbers, I briefly thought that my soft factors played a role where applicable.

Then Duke/Tulane/Vanderbilt came along and changed that.  Vandy and Duke both received the full addendum and waitlisted me, admittedly with waitlistable numbers but still it screws up my theory.  Tulane admitted me and gave me a sizable scholarship.

What does this all mean? Bad softs hurt at some schools and aren't necessarily too damning at others, at least in my case, which is what we basically knew from the beginning.

I definitely think that my arrest addendum is what is causing the delay in decisions at my remaining schools like Emory, WUSTL, Baylor, W&L, IU-B, and SMU.  Northwestern, UCLA, Texas and Cornell are all under different circumstances - NW, UCLA and Texas all have the brief addendum too, so I'm real anxious for those.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on March 03, 2009, 12:01:39 PM
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on March 03, 2009, 12:36:54 PM
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 



I grappled with whether I should do this but I decided since they specified it must be all that specific school cared about.
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Post by: LawDog3 on March 03, 2009, 01:23:42 PM
What I hate is schools that ask for employer discipline/terminations UNRELATED to honor/trust violations or crimes against other persons. If the discipline is unrelated to those things, and schools claim they are asking for BAR purposes, why do they need to know if you were written up for being late? UC-Irvine and George Mason ask for this kind of stuff, while other schools have learned not to bother with it.

Duke used to ask about "terminations" up until last year, I think. It's really silly. If you didn't rip the place off, or attack your boss and get arrested, one can argue that they shouldn't be concerned with it. On the other hand, if you lost important paperwork, and had a habit of losing homework during undergrad, it might demonstrate a pattern of sloppiness or irresponsibility that schools would want to know about. But there are other ways of finding out if a student has a bad work ethic.

Unless you violated the law while employed, and/or in the course of your duties and it was related to the termination or other discipline, schools should leave it alone. They should understand the fear students have of disclosing these things, esp. when those incidents are related to an unknown person's subjective opinion. Who says the boss who wrote you up wasn't a biggot or had good judgement...or didn't play favorites? It's unfair for schools to delve into anything the BAR isn't going to care about. Schools claim these incidents do not prejudice applications, but...how can they NOT?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 03, 2009, 01:29:23 PM
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 



I grappled with whether I should do this but I decided since they specified it must be all that specific school cared about.

This is simple following directions, so I agree with you tc.  If I were an adcomm, I'd be a bit troubled if an applicant documented transgressions and highlighted negative aspects without being required.  You're supposed to sell yourself as well as you can while being 100% honest.  I suggest that one does this  ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: LawDog3 on March 03, 2009, 01:33:02 PM
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 



I grappled with whether I should do this but I decided since they specified it must be all that specific school cared about.

This is simple following directions, so I agree with you tc.  If I were an adcomm, I'd be a bit troubled if an applicant documented transgressions and highlighted negative aspects without being required.  You're supposed to sell yourself as well as you can while being 100% honest.  I suggest that one does this  ;)

+1...but w/o making excuses. That's a tough nut to crack.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on March 04, 2009, 10:55:08 AM
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 



I grappled with whether I should do this but I decided since they specified it must be all that specific school cared about.

i don't think there's any doubt that many of my adcomms have been "troubled."



This is simple following directions, so I agree with you tc.  If I were an adcomm, I'd be a bit troubled if an applicant documented transgressions and highlighted negative aspects without being required.  You're supposed to sell yourself as well as you can while being 100% honest.  I suggest that one does this  ;)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 04, 2009, 02:05:45 PM
i sent the exact same addendum to my schools no matter what they asked for, fully disclosing all arrests, charges, convictions, etc. 



I grappled with whether I should do this but I decided since they specified it must be all that specific school cared about.

i don't think there's any doubt that many of my adcomms have been "troubled."

Trev, maybe our collective inability to quote properly has troubled adcoms as well?

This is simple following directions, so I agree with you tc.  If I were an adcomm, I'd be a bit troubled if an applicant documented transgressions and highlighted negative aspects without being required.  You're supposed to sell yourself as well as you can while being 100% honest.  I suggest that one does this  ;)

 :P
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Paul Harvey on March 04, 2009, 06:40:50 PM
My schools are in on a joke I'm apparently not privy to - waitlisted at Oklahoma.

Good evening fellow Americans.  A few years back, a bright young man pursued a solid yet somewhat underwhelming college career.  While he always knew his ability to apply logic to argument placed in him in unique company, he largely coasted through seven years of undergraduate studies.  This was not due to apathy, but because he believed that his true gifts lent themselves to success within the entertainment industry.  Thus, instead of spending hours in the library, his friends knew that they could find him singing in his church choir, open-mic night at the local bar, or even in the shower; any place where he could strengthen and perfect his valued vocal chords.  Upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree, this young man was finally prepared to enter into the music industry.

In 2004, his aspirations took him to Los Angeles where he auditioned for American Idol.  Unfortunately, his dreams were dashed when his soulless rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” was panned by the trio of American Idol judges.  After a brief recording career, it was evident that his dreams of stardom were over.

Falling back upon his superior logical and analytical reasoning skills as demonstrated by his impressive LSAT score, he sent out a plethora of applications to our nation’s finest law schools. 

While his transcripts seemed to have been in order, his dreams were once again dashed by his personal statement describing his failed musical endeavor.  Scared that he would try to participate in events such as the University of Chicago’s musical, law school after law school denied or waitlisted his application; further endearing him into the hearts of America.  Although he has enjoyed a couple of admissions, the spectators at LawSchoolDiscussion.org faithfully tune in everyday in hopes that good news will finally arrive at the doorstep of America’s favorite applicant.

You may think you know him best by the name of William Hung, but in fact, this is the plight of tcwhat.  And now you know the ressssssttttt of the story.  Good day!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on March 04, 2009, 09:41:37 PM
well done. 

i'm sure tc is pround to be considered the william hung of the law school cycle.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on March 05, 2009, 03:56:27 AM
well done. 

i'm sure tc is pround to be considered the william hung of the law school cycle.

Proud? It is an HONOR.

That actually gave me a nice chuckle this morning.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on March 05, 2009, 03:25:56 PM
yeah, i tripped out on that last night also...

well done PH
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Post by: tcwhat on March 09, 2009, 04:57:19 PM
waitlisted @ UT
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Post by: non parata est on March 10, 2009, 08:32:15 AM
May I ask how you heard?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on March 10, 2009, 09:06:47 AM
May I ask how you heard?

I checked the status checker yesterday and saw the news.

To make sure I understood they sent me an email early this morning.
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Post by: just Trev on March 10, 2009, 10:24:58 AM
very thorough of them...
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 10, 2009, 10:52:46 AM
You should call and tell them that your status checker and e-mail say you got WL'ed.  Then ask them to confirm.
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Post by: tcwhat on March 10, 2009, 11:22:15 AM
May I ask how you heard?


It is probably worth mentioning that I am instate as well.


very thorough of them...

I think they are still annoyed that I didn't attend there for undergrad and are rubbing it in my face now.

"How dare this instate student reject out undergrad offer - WAITLIST"
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Post by: no634 on March 12, 2009, 01:16:37 PM
LoveButton's right...I don't feel right griping on the celebratory thread.  So here's the place for everyone to vent.
Yay Ibis! How IS Sebastian doing?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: non parata est on March 13, 2009, 09:03:50 AM
Out at Texas as well.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: susiecusieq on March 13, 2009, 09:19:19 AM
Just got rejected from Michigan. Waitlisted at Columbia and Virginia.

Got into UCLA + USC.

Nothing from Berkeley or the big three yet. Expecting thin envelopes each and every day.

Sigh.
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Post by: susiecusieq on March 13, 2009, 09:22:24 AM
Why do the top schools take so long to reject?

Better to crush feeble hopes sooner rather than later...
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 13, 2009, 10:07:03 AM
Why do the top schools take so long to reject?

Better to crush feeble hopes sooner rather than later...
I agree... it has been way too long (almost 2 months I think) since I have heard from a school.
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 13, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
Why do the top schools take so long to reject?

Better to crush feeble hopes sooner rather than later...
I agree... it has been way too long (almost 2 months I think) since I have heard from a school.

I'm on 4 months with a couple schools that have rejected people long ago...
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 13, 2009, 11:22:05 AM
I meant that I hadn't heard from ANY school in 2 months, after getting decisions from 6 of the 12 to which I applied.

Anyway, be careful of what you wish for... streak ended- WL at Michigan.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on March 16, 2009, 06:08:56 PM
Apparently I'm the first waitlist at WUSTL.  Well I might be, my mother didn't remember if it was Emory or WUSTL
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 16, 2009, 06:14:20 PM
Apparently I'm the first waitlist at WUSTL.  Well I might be, my mother didn't remember if it was Emory or WUSTL

tc, does it really matter? I'm sure you'll be WL'ed at both places at some point.  ::) ;)
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 16, 2009, 08:01:47 PM
I meant that I hadn't heard from ANY school in 2 months, after getting decisions from 6 of the 12 to which I applied.

Anyway, be careful of what you wish for... streak ended- WL at Michigan.
WL at UVa
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on March 16, 2009, 08:09:55 PM
Apparently I'm the first waitlist at WUSTL.  Well I might be, my mother didn't remember if it was Emory or WUSTL
Actually it was Washington and Lee. My mom saw Washington and assumed WUSTL.


Apparently I'm the first waitlist at WUSTL.  Well I might be, my mother didn't remember if it was Emory or WUSTL

tc, does it really matter? I'm sure you'll be WL'ed at both places at some point.  ::) ;)

In all likelihood, which is saddening.
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 16, 2009, 08:23:01 PM
Apparently I'm the first waitlist at WUSTL.  Well I might be, my mother didn't remember if it was Emory or WUSTL
Actually it was Washington and Lee. My mom saw Washington and assumed WUSTL.


How many people get WL'ed at both UVa and W&L?  One?  This would be funny if it weren't so frustrating for you
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Post by: MatchbookTrick on March 16, 2009, 10:03:46 PM
Waitlisted at UVA. Took them long enough.
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Post by: Jamie Stringer on March 16, 2009, 10:09:17 PM
Waitlisted at UVA. Took them long enough.


Jerks!!! 

BTW hello  :-*
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Post by: LawDog3 on March 17, 2009, 12:50:50 AM
Waitlisted at UVA. Took them long enough.

UVA's waitlisting everyone...I got the same (in an e-mail text), so did a former classmate.
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Post by: LawDog3 on March 17, 2009, 12:52:26 AM
Why do the top schools take so long to reject?

Better to crush feeble hopes sooner rather than later...
I agree... it has been way too long (almost 2 months I think) since I have heard from a school.

I'm on 4 months with a couple schools that have rejected people long ago...

Good sign...they might actually like u.
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Post by: MatchbookTrick on March 17, 2009, 07:31:46 AM
Waitlisted at UVA. Took them long enough.


Jerks!!! 

BTW hello  :-*

Hey  :) What's up with Stanford, eh?
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Post by: rush the rushdie on March 18, 2009, 11:03:43 AM
Just got rejected from Michigan. Waitlisted at Columbia and Virginia.

Got into UCLA + USC.

Nothing from Berkeley or the big three yet. Expecting thin envelopes each and every day.

Sigh.

sorry for the bad news, but congrats on your CA schools!  i'm still waiting to hear from both ucla and usc.  if u dont mind my asking, what are ur stats? 
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Post by: LawDog3 on March 18, 2009, 07:26:52 PM
How would u like to get letters/emails from three of your top choices saying they will not make a decision until May, at the earliest? I was complete with them in December, so that sucks. but, it could be worse; they could ahve rejected me in early-January. lol.
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Post by: susiecusieq on March 20, 2009, 12:31:12 AM
Note...long time doesn't mean they like you.

Just got my 'no thanks' from Yale. I know, I know. It was a waste of money.

Still, a girl can dream.
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Post by: susiecusieq on March 20, 2009, 12:31:53 AM
3.85/167
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Post by: susiecusieq on March 20, 2009, 12:37:48 AM
I think from here on out they are going to be rejections. Sigh.
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Post by: just Trev on March 20, 2009, 06:19:02 PM
do you have an lsn?
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Post by: bachlava on March 21, 2009, 05:01:54 PM
yale ding by mail =(
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Post by: MissMaroon on March 23, 2009, 12:16:55 PM
Georgetown by mail. AHHHHH. I think I would've liked DC :(
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Post by: trojanforlife on March 23, 2009, 07:42:59 PM
waitlisted at american lol
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Post by: sheltron5000 on March 23, 2009, 09:20:55 PM
Harvard.
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 23, 2009, 10:26:24 PM
Harvard.
Harvard starting rejecting people???
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Post by: heartbreaker on March 23, 2009, 10:31:37 PM
Harvard.
Harvard starting rejecting people???

Yeah, they started last week, according to TLS.
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 23, 2009, 10:38:41 PM
Harvard.
Harvard starting rejecting people???

Yeah, they started last week, according to TLS.

that sucks... I didn't expect the dream to end until late April like their email stated.
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Post by: heartbreaker on March 23, 2009, 10:44:26 PM
Harvard.
Harvard starting rejecting people???

Yeah, they started last week, according to TLS.

that sucks... I didn't expect the dream to end until late April like their email stated.

Where do you think you'll be next year, Zap? (Sorry, this is heartbreaker under a different avatar :))
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Post by: zippyandzap on March 24, 2009, 07:43:40 AM
Harvard.
Harvard starting rejecting people???

Yeah, they started last week, according to TLS.

that sucks... I didn't expect the dream to end until late April like their email stated.

Where do you think you'll be next year, Zap? (Sorry, this is heartbreaker under a different avatar :))

Right now it's between NYU and full price and UCLA with a full tuition scholarship.  This could change a bit if GULC offers me money, but they haven't offered any yet and they don't seem to give out so much money so I realize this is a huge longshot.  Between those two I'd probably go to NYU because 1) the opportunities it would provide, 2) its ASDs blew me away, 3) my SO (currently a college junior) will likely attend grad school in NYC.  I still believe  I'm going to get into at least one of Cornell or Columbia, and I haven't given up hope on a Stanford shocker or a Harvard waitlist.

You're headed to New Haven, correct?
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Post by: Who? on March 25, 2009, 09:58:01 AM
I've been complete at GW for 8 weeks now...
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Post by: Crimson:devil(red) on March 26, 2009, 09:10:49 AM
Waitlisted at William and Mary.
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Post by: SwampFox on March 27, 2009, 09:16:35 PM
Turned down at Emory, not even waitlisted...I really thought I had a good shot.
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Post by: tcwhat on March 28, 2009, 11:02:52 AM
Turned down at Emory, not even waitlisted...I really thought I had a good shot.


Same here.
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on March 28, 2009, 12:17:59 PM
Harvard.
Harvard starting rejecting people???

Yeah, they started last week, according to TLS.

Harvard started rejecting last week... According to me  :-\
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Post by: BobMunson on April 02, 2009, 01:48:08 PM
Is anyone else mildly annoyed that Northwestern claims they want applicants with 2 years work experience in an attempt to drive up applications to the school, and then simply rejects everyone who doesn't fall into their LSAT/GPA alogrithm?
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Post by: just Trev on April 02, 2009, 03:14:34 PM
I've been complete at GW for 8 weeks now...

i've been complete at some of my schools for 5 months with still no word...
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Post by: tcwhat on April 02, 2009, 08:33:49 PM
Is anyone else mildly annoyed that Northwestern claims they want applicants with 2 years work experience in an attempt to drive up applications to the school, and then simply rejects everyone who doesn't fall into their LSAT/GPA alogrithm?

Not everyone. At TLS someone with a 3.6/173 with 2 years WE was outright rejected.


I also don't see how asking for that will drive up applicants unless there is a huge segment of people with 2+ years WE who forgot that numbers still matter more than WE.
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Post by: Pop Up Video on April 02, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
Is anyone else mildly annoyed that Northwestern claims they want applicants with 2 years work experience in an attempt to drive up applications to the school, and then simply rejects everyone who doesn't fall into their LSAT/GPA alogrithm?

Sufficient vs. necessary?
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Post by: tcwhat on April 03, 2009, 07:50:31 AM
It appears that I've been rejected from Cornell.

No official notice, but status checker is at decision with no Admitted Students stuff so I'm officially shut out of the Ivies.
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Post by: just Trev on April 04, 2009, 12:21:53 PM
It appears that I've been rejected from Cornell.

No official notice, but status checker is at decision with no Admitted Students stuff so I'm officially shut out of the Ivies.

bah...duke and UVa are Southern Ivies.
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Post by: Who? on April 06, 2009, 11:40:46 AM
I've been complete at GW for 8 weeks now...

i've been complete at some of my schools for 5 months with still no word...

I'd die.

What happens when you're at decision pending at Chicago and you're awaiting a phone call only to look on your status checker and see that they have the wrong phone number  ::)...
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Post by: tcwhat on April 06, 2009, 08:40:05 PM
Such an amazing day.

Officially rejected from Cornell, and my application has been held by WUSTL. 

It is bizarre that places like WUSTL are still holding apps. 

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Post by: just Trev on April 07, 2009, 07:45:49 AM
I've been complete at GW for 8 weeks now...

i've been complete at some of my schools for 5 months with still no word...

I'd die.

What happens when you're at decision pending at Chicago and you're awaiting a phone call only to look on your status checker and see that they have the wrong phone number  ::)...

you call their sorry **asses** up and tell them to fix the damn number...
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Post by: Who? on April 07, 2009, 08:44:17 AM
Well I didn't have to wait long to find out...Hold at Chicago.

Edit: Add Columbia to the list. On reserve.
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Post by: tcwhat on April 21, 2009, 08:04:54 AM
Yes! Waitlisted at IU, just what I was hoping for.
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Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on April 21, 2009, 08:09:42 AM
Yes! Waitlisted at IU, just what I was hoping for.

Your 3:1 = WL:acceptance (9 WL's & 3 acceptances) is the stuff OL's will be talking about for years.  While not ideal, it's at least somewhat prestigious!
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Post by: sheltron5000 on April 21, 2009, 10:15:04 AM
that knocks my 7:4 out of the park, and I thought I was doing well ;D
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Post by: Jamie Stringer on April 21, 2009, 10:29:25 AM
Shel, your 7:4 ratio only matches Stotan from last cycle.  TC is in a whole other stratosphere :)
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Post by: sheltron5000 on April 21, 2009, 11:01:14 AM
well, NYU could always come in at the last minute and knock me up a notch.
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Post by: just Trev on April 21, 2009, 12:40:42 PM
rejected at bama yesterday...

can't say i'm surprised as i waited until LATE february to apply...

took them up on the $20 itunes immediately...

think they knew i wasn't totally in to them...?
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Post by: non parata est on April 21, 2009, 01:01:33 PM
rejected at bama yesterday...

can't say i'm surprised as i waited until LATE february to apply...

took them up on the $20 itunes immediately...

think they knew i wasn't totally in to them...?

You should listen to the songs you downloaded as you smile about how you're already set on where to go.
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Post by: tcwhat on April 21, 2009, 01:24:48 PM
Yes! Waitlisted at IU, just what I was hoping for.

Your 3:1 = WL:acceptance (9 WL's & 3 acceptances) is the stuff OL's will be talking about for years.  While not ideal, it's at least somewhat prestigious!

I have the feeling I'm not done yet - I have my two holds at WUSTL and Northwestern waiting, with UCLA and SMU waiting for a first decision.
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Post by: sheltron5000 on April 21, 2009, 02:03:03 PM
Yes! Waitlisted at IU, just what I was hoping for.

Your 3:1 = WL:acceptance (9 WL's & 3 acceptances) is the stuff OL's will be talking about for years.  While not ideal, it's at least somewhat prestigious!

I have the feeling I'm not done yet - I have my two holds at WUSTL and Northwestern waiting, with UCLA and SMU waiting for a first decision.

Truly your cycle is the stuff of epic myths.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: just Trev on April 21, 2009, 06:25:01 PM
rejected at bama yesterday...

can't say i'm surprised as i waited until LATE february to apply...

took them up on the $20 itunes immediately...

think they knew i wasn't totally in to them...?

You should listen to the songs you downloaded as you smile about how you're already set on where to go.

like this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thls_tMuFkc
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: non parata est on April 21, 2009, 10:58:42 PM
rejected at bama yesterday...

can't say i'm surprised as i waited until LATE february to apply...

took them up on the $20 itunes immediately...

think they knew i wasn't totally in to them...?

You should listen to the songs you downloaded as you smile about how you're already set on where to go.

like this one...

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

:D
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: non parata est on April 23, 2009, 09:36:27 AM
Waitlist at NYU today.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on April 24, 2009, 07:31:06 AM
Rejected at UCLA
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: 'blueskies on April 24, 2009, 07:38:16 AM
aww tc :(
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on April 24, 2009, 02:22:38 PM
aww tc :(

Day is not quite over - waitlist at Norhwestern.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Pardon Johnny Cash. on April 24, 2009, 04:00:34 PM
And the lore grows... 
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: zippyandzap on May 02, 2009, 11:48:25 AM
another waitlist for me. SLS this time.  At least it lets the streak of never having been rejected by a school live a little bit longer.  Ultimately the SLS and HLS waitlists I consider blessings.  It's the the UM, UVA, and CLS ones that while acknowledged as possibilities were never perceived as the best case scenario.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on May 14, 2009, 11:10:20 AM
I'm not quite done.

Waitlisted at SMU.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: 'blueskies on May 14, 2009, 11:22:40 AM
You're still not done!?
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: tcwhat on May 14, 2009, 01:44:11 PM
You're still not done!?

Nope I have one more - WUSTL is still taking its time.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: sheltron5000 on May 14, 2009, 01:44:55 PM
WOW :o
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: soyueat on March 30, 2010, 03:54:02 PM
I got wait listed at Southwestern and Cal Western.  Still waiting to hear from Pepperdine (prob wont get in) and Chapman.  I did get into Thomas Jefferson!
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: epyokme on May 09, 2010, 12:35:11 AM
I think this thread fits me well. I have been feeling so down getting lower marks as well being rejected in applications that  I have tried applying. But still I have to move on because that is the only way I can recover.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: kabootar on January 29, 2013, 12:44:23 AM
Rejection Pie. YUMMY
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: CA Law Dean on April 06, 2013, 12:40:20 PM
It is interesting to look back over previous years posts on "Rejections". There is no question that the 2013-2014 cycle is turning out to be quite unique. OK, I admit to being a "data stalker" on lawschoolnumbers.com. Hey . . . we all have our issues. So far this cycle, if you have any portability at all, there is no "bottom" cut off on admissions for 2013. If you have your heart set on attending an ABA law school . . . and you have the resources to pay for it . . . there is a school this year somewhere for you.

I have never seen so many sub-2.5 UGPA and sub-150 LSAT scores direct-admitted to law schools before. That said . . . is this a good thing? I know you think I am about to whine about low academic standards, etc . . . but that is not my concern. What I hate to see are law schools skimming (scamming) a year of tuition (up to $50K) from law students who have no realistic chance for academic success . . . wait for the down beat . . . WITHOUT APPROPRIATE ACADEMIC SUPPORT.

It isn't that I think high risk (from UGPA/LSAT formulas) students cannot be successful in law school. However, I am CERTAIN that they cannot be successful without the school's commitment to identify at-risk students early-on and provide hands-on academic support. I do not fault law schools who are facing reduced applications for responding to market forces and opening their doors to a broader range of students. (Our school has statistics that show how poor of a predictor that the LSAT can be on ultimate law school and bar exam success.) However, with that change should also come an equal commitment to address the academic support needs of these students.

If you are an applicant who was rejected this cycle because you got caught up in the "how high in the rankings can I go syndrome" . . . there is still time for Fall 2013 to redial your strategy (particularly if you are a California applicant, or someone who envisions practicing in California) and look at one of the California accredited law schools. These schools are smaller, have hands-on, one-on-one academic support, cost 1/2 to 1/3 of tuition, and have very respectable completion and bar pass rates for good students. These schools are NOT for everyone. If you have your heart set on BigLaw and BigCity . . . not so much. But if you see yourself practicing in California as a small firm lawyer, DA, Public Defender, legal services, or non-profit lawyer . . . check out one of the 17 California accredited law schools before you check out of your dream to be a lawyer.

(for additional info on one of the CBE schools, see Monterey College of Law under "M" in the discussion boards)
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: CA Law Dean on February 05, 2014, 03:52:39 PM
It looks like this will be a very good year for potential law students. With fewer potential law students taking the LSAT and lower number of applications nationally . . . it should be a "buyers" market. However, that does NOT mean that everyone will get accepted into the law schools that they initially choose. Soooo . . . what are you going to do if you get rejected from your first list of law schools? Do you have a plan B? As dean of Monterey College of Law, I would hope that you at least consider whether you might be a good fit at one of the California-accredited law schools (CALS). As small regional law schools accredited by the State Bar of California, CALS offer small classes, lower cost, and high employment results. This is because there ARE lawyer jobs available in the small non-urban communities of California such as Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Salinas. I would be glad to answer any questions you might have. AND we will take applications through JUNE, so there is still time to make us your "Plan B" law school if you are determined to be a lawyer.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Citylaw on February 05, 2014, 11:19:26 PM
Glad to see you back on this board CA Law Dean.

I think MCSL or any CBA school can be a great choice for the right person. However, you need to go in with realistic expectations and understanding.

Do not expect Cravath to recruit you out of MCSL, CBA school, or even 75% of ABA schools.

However, if you want to be a solo, possibly a public defender, small firm, rural area, etc a license to practice law can open doors in a lot of areas and MCSL can get you a bar exam ticket, but whether you pass that exam and what you do with your law license will have a lot more to do with you than the name on your diploma.

Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: CA Law Dean on February 06, 2014, 03:04:48 PM
I fully agree with Citylaw. The problem is not that there are not enough lawyer jobs to meet the new graduate demands . . . the challenge is that there are not enough lawyer jobs that pay enough to service the level of debt required to attend many of the large urban ABA law schools. If a new applicant hasn't spent time on Law School Transparency (www.lawschooltransparency.com) to better understand the economics of a law degree . . . they should do so before accepting any law school offer.

I can only speak to California, but there are many non-urban communities that NEED new, young lawyers . . . right now. Of course, small-community lawyers start out at $50-60K, not $120-160K that is theoretically available in BigLaw. Therefore, if someone enjoys the idea of living, working, and raising a family outside of an urban center . . . look for a law school that successfully channels their graduates into those markets.

At least in California, many of the non-ABA, state-accredited law schools such as Monterey College of Law will provide that opportunity.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: CA Law Dean on February 20, 2014, 08:49:30 AM
REJECTION! Not fun. Actually downright depressing. However, for law school applicants in California (and anyone else who intends to live and practice in California at least 3-5 years after law school graduation), there may still be an alternative.

Consider a California-Accredited Law School
Consider one of the 17 California accredited law schools (such as Monterey College of Law). The State Bar of California, not the ABA, accredits these regional schools. Many of them have very respectable bar pass rates (competitive with the unranked ABA law schools), are a fraction of the cost of the traditional ABA schools, and offer part-time programs so that you can actually begin working in law related jobs to gain relevant experience before graduating.

Strong Ties to the Local Bench and Bar = Jobs!
Most have strong ties to the local bench-bar that result in jobs after graduation. Of course this is not the path if your goal is to work in a large urban center in a multinational law conglomerate. But if the idea of being a small firm lawyer, DA, Public Defender, Legal Services lawyer, or solo practitioner is what you are after . . . select one of the California accredited law schools in an area that you might like to live/practice and get an application in . . . right away. Then go visit to see if it fits your goals. Ask hard questions about bar pass rates, costs, job placement, clinical, programs, etc. Most of the non-urban areas of California need lawyers (despite the articles in the national news) and many of them are great places to live and raise a family if you have not already decided to be a big city lawyer.

Practicing Law in California
The biggest limitation is that upon graduation from one of the California accredited law schools you must take (and pass) the California bar exam first. You cannot go directly to another state and sit for their bar exam until you are licensed in California (and some states will require minimum years of practice as well). That is why the option is primarily for those who already know that they want to live and practice in California.

Bottom line, if you really want to be a lawyer, make it happen . . . and a California-accredited law school may be just the place for you.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: Citylaw on February 20, 2014, 10:49:29 PM
Well written post I think Monterey College of Law http://www.montereylaw.edu/ can work for the right student, but as CA Law Dean says do not expect Cravath to come recruit you and offer you $160,000k out of law school. If law students have realistic expectations it can be a great career.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: CA Law Dean on March 06, 2014, 07:31:08 AM
I frequently hear the question "If I get rejected by my top choice law school, should I just take a gap year and reapply next cycle?" Like many legal questions, the answer is "it depends."

First question. Do you have a realistic chance of meeting he statistical LSAT/UGPA admission standard of the dream school(s) where you have applied? There are quite a few excellent websites that provide free access to analytics that allow you to plug in your LSAT/UGPA and get a multi-school report on your statistical chance of falling within the admitted student range of targeted schools. Doing this analysis is a must. The odds are that if you were rejected by a school, you fell below the 25th percentile of their range.

Therefore, the question is, if you took off a year what would you do to improve your chances next cycle? I hate to sound crass, but curing cancer or solving world peace probably won't help you. You also can't change your UGPA. Therefore, the only variable you control is your LSAT score. Even if your UGPA is below standard, many schools will admit "splitters" . . . applicants with a below median UGPA, offset by a high LSAT.

Second question. "Do you have the time, resources, and testing skills to do what it takes to significantly improve your LSAT score?" Top tutorial programs can cost upwards of $10-12,000. Credible commercial review programs can cost $1,200 - $2,500. To significantly move your LSAT score 10+ points, you should expect to spend several hundred hours of dedicated effort. Add all of this to the "opportunity cost" of waiting another year to enter law school . . . and the career market upon completion . . . and you have the objective information necessary to realistically evaluate whether a gap year will be beneficial.

Of course, there are certainly other reasons that could play a role as well. Maturity, financial situation, family issues, undergraduate burn-out, etc. However, these go to the question of 1L readiness, not dream school admissions.

One final consideration. In the current competitive admissions climate, high LSAT scores can directly translate into significant scholarship offers. The trade-off is that higher ranked "dream" schools generally offer fewer scholarships, and fewer still to "splitters". Your best scholarship offers are likely to come from lower tier law schools . . . but that is a completely different topic.

So my recommendation is that if you are willing to use a gap year to improve your law school choices . . . do it. Otherwise, if you are "all dressed up and ready to go", select a law school that otherwise matches your interests and career goals . . . and get started.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: heiressroxy on April 09, 2014, 01:19:22 PM
I am unhappy after I received a rejection letter today from I.U.  I am no spring chicken and my oldest will be 22 years of age; I decided to go back to my first love, law school.  I submitted every thing early, I took the LSAT only to find out today, I was not accepted.

Rejection does not feel good, no matter how old you are, especially when you are up in age.  I applied to one school for the convenience, since I am a divorcee with children. 

I am not sure about online Law Schools.  I will start from the drawing board and complete a few more apps.

Any thoughts?  I wonder how the young people handle rejection letters.

Thanks for a place to vent.
Title: Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
Post by: CA Law Dean on April 15, 2014, 07:49:51 AM
I am sorry to hear that you were rejected from your law school choice. It is always disappointing, regardless of age and experience. If you will share your LSAT/UGPA, I can probably give you a better idea of what influenced the decision. Despite the applicant friendly admissions cycle this year, it still requires understanding the criteria of the target school to better judge your application prospects. In your case, despite having college grades that are likely several decades old (assuming college was prior to the birth of your 22 year old child), the formula of LSAT/UGPA still overshadows any work-life experience for traditional law schools. When you said "I.U" did you mean Indiana University, and if yes, was it Bloomington or Indianapolis?