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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: stoney732 on February 19, 2008, 03:12:45 PM

Title: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: stoney732 on February 19, 2008, 03:12:45 PM
Fire away...

One thing I noticed is that since they extended their app. deadline from Feb. 1 to March 1, their ostensible reason for deferring people until Feb. 15 evaporated.  If they wanted to take a look at deferred apps in light on the entire pool, then a decision would have to be made after March 1.  That's why, I think, at least some of the waitlists have been given out...since their deadlines changed and they didn't want to renege on the Feb 15 timeline for a decision, they waitlisted people until the new, later deadline passes and they can reassess in light of the entire pool, as originally planned.

Also, if you've seen past years' GULC WL threads, they seem to have 2 different kinds of Preferred WLs...one with a specific contact person (viewed as more favorable) and another with only general information.  And then, of course, the general WL.

I got the normal PWL...let's see if anyone has the "Preferred-Preferred" type this year.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: stoney732 on February 20, 2008, 01:51:32 PM
Nobody interested?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: Changed Name on February 20, 2008, 06:21:40 PM
I'm on the preferred waitlist also. Not the "preferred preferred" one, hadn't heard of that until you mentioned it. Chances are pretty slim, huh?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: stoney732 on February 20, 2008, 06:24:37 PM
Slim, but not impossible...hope it goes well for you!

I think we have at least 2 months before we can expect to hear anything, so saddle up.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 20, 2008, 10:34:34 PM
I'm on the preferred waitlist. I started asking around in Dec when I got my letter about the preferred preferred list to see if anyone on here received it this year and so far I haven't heard of anyone.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: stoney732 on February 21, 2008, 07:40:32 AM
Good to hear...I suppose this increases our chances of getting in
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 22, 2008, 07:46:03 AM
Good to hear...I suppose this increases our chances of getting in

Let's hope so....

Are any of you submitting any additional materials now, or are you just going to wait until they ask if you want to stay on the waitlist. So far I've turned in a LOCI and another recommendation letter but I will probably write another LOCI in May. Does that seem like a little too much?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: nicole1220 on February 22, 2008, 07:48:25 AM
I am also on the preferred waitlist. What are your first choices in the meantime?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: Changed Name on February 22, 2008, 07:50:12 AM
I hear different things about what's "too much." I'm trying to get two letters of rec. I'm definitely getting one from an alum of GULC, and I want to ask my boss who graduated from Boalt, taught there, and taught at Hastings. He currently teaches at a local school. But I just started working, so I don't want to put him in precarious position.

I will definitely be writing a LOCI. Not sure when to send it, though. I'm positive they won't be looking at it right now. Although, I saw on LSN that someone got waitlisted and accepted to Georgetown. So it makes me wonder what's going on. I'm going to start writing that and sent it in soon.

How'd you send it? Snail Mail?

Where are you guys going to go if GULC doesn't pan out?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: stoney732 on February 22, 2008, 09:20:16 AM
I sent in a LOCI snail mail a few days after I got WLed.  I don't think I'll send in another LOR, but I do know someone who is on the UG Board of Directors or whatever G'town calls it, so I might ask him to help.

Right now, Vandy is the best school I've gotten in to...but it's hard to say where I'd go with knowing what kind of $$ I'm gonna get (if any).  But all other things being equal, I'd go there.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: LuvHurtz on February 22, 2008, 09:45:02 PM
I sent in a LOCI snail mail a few days after I got WLed.  I don't think I'll send in another LOR, but I do know someone who is on the UG Board of Directors or whatever G'town calls it, so I might ask him to help.

Right now, Vandy is the best school I've gotten in to...but it's hard to say where I'd go with knowing what kind of $$ I'm gonna get (if any).  But all other things being equal, I'd go there.

I was accepted at both GW and Vandy as well but right now I'm leaning towards GW.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: qwertyman on February 24, 2008, 08:28:37 PM
Yeah, I don't know what the hell happened. I'm on the non-preferred waitlist, they basically said, "Don't hold your breath," and my numbers are 174/3.3 I know that's a splitter, but they've accepted lots of people with worse numbers than that. Maybe I insulted somebody on the adcom staff years ago and they're taking it out on me now...
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: Hoyahopeful on March 06, 2008, 01:06:43 AM
I got on the "preferred preferred" waitlist.  It says "you are one of the first applicants we will contact in the event of an opening."  I am curious as to my chances.  Also, there is a hand written little personal statement on the bottom of the letter from Andrew Cornblatt.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: stoney732 on March 08, 2008, 11:33:20 AM
I just withdrew from the GULC Preferred (but not super-secret Extra Preferred) WL after getting a big offer from Emory.  Couldn't justify spending almost 200K when I can go to school almost for free.  Good luck to everyone else!
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: LuvHurtz on March 11, 2008, 01:34:09 PM
Even though I'm not on the preferred preferred list I really still hope I get into G-town. It's furstrating to have to wait until May to hear anything. There was a profile on lsn that had waitlisted,accepted. I thought G-town didn't start taking people off the waitlist until May or have they started sooner in the past?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: K? on March 22, 2008, 08:00:35 AM
Yeah, I don't know what the hell happened. I'm on the non-preferred waitlist, they basically said, "Don't hold your breath," and my numbers are 174/3.3 I know that's a splitter, but they've accepted lots of people with worse numbers than that. Maybe I insulted somebody on the adcom staff years ago and they're taking it out on me now...

I'm on the non-preferred WL as well.  I read somewhere that actually, our chances aren't particularly worse than those on the preferred WL.
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: Ms. Hedgehog on April 23, 2008, 08:01:32 AM
Did anyone else get an email from GULC, asking if you are still interested? I want to know if this was sent to everyone on the waitlists, or just some people?
Title: Re: GULC Waitlist(s)
Post by: limegreen on April 23, 2008, 08:20:12 AM
Did anyone else get an email from GULC, asking if you are still interested? I want to know if this was sent to everyone on the waitlists, or just some people?

There's an entire thread about this.