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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: sinkfloridasink on March 23, 2008, 09:55:26 AM

Title: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 23, 2008, 09:55:26 AM
Got a letter from UF yesterday informing me that all the offers for the Fall 2008 class had already been extended, and that I have the option of going on a waitlist. Anyone else with a similar letter? I thought I was pretty good with my LSAT and UF undergrad, but alas.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: vjm on March 23, 2008, 09:58:50 AM
Oh crap. I was really hoping for UF. I have not gotten this letter yet, maybe Monday.

Are you waitlisting?
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 23, 2008, 10:06:56 AM
I don't think I'll put myself on the waitlist. I was leaning towards Tulane anyways, and I think this pretty much seals the deal.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: BBIH on March 23, 2008, 10:08:13 AM
I'm in the same boat....I was pretty pissed off yesterday, I'm not gonna' lie. But hey, it happens. I'll call the school and ask them some questions this week but I doubt that I'll get a spot. Does anyone know how the waitlist process works?
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: jalex519 on March 23, 2008, 06:41:03 PM
I'm in the wait list boat as well  :-\
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 23, 2008, 11:47:02 PM
As an added bonus, it appears that (according to LSN) I have the highest LSAT of anyone to have gotten something other than acceptance this cycle. Ain't that a kick in the pants.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: BBIH on March 24, 2008, 07:48:18 AM
I feel like--even though I don't have any evidence to back this up--that UF is really trying to bump up its numbers this year. That might explain the late decisions.  :-\
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: yoyodawg on March 24, 2008, 11:13:56 AM
As an added bonus, it appears that (according to LSN) I have the highest LSAT of anyone to have gotten something other than acceptance this cycle. Ain't that a kick in the pants.

Probably because of that less than stellar 3.03 GPA. You're nowhere near even the bottom 25 percentile of their GPA.

Be happy with Tulane and their money. Its a better school anyway.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: stinabee on March 24, 2008, 12:05:16 PM
I don't think I'll put myself on the waitlist. I was leaning towards Tulane anyways, and I think this pretty much seals the deal.

I'm sorry to hear that :( But Tulane is awesome. And I think everyone knows that New Orleans > Gainesville.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 24, 2008, 01:07:02 PM
As an added bonus, it appears that (according to LSN) I have the highest LSAT of anyone to have gotten something other than acceptance this cycle. Ain't that a kick in the pants.

Probably because of that less than stellar 3.03 GPA. You're nowhere near even the bottom 25 percentile of their GPA.

Be happy with Tulane and their money. Its a better school anyway.

I'm definitely happy about the Tulane $$, but going strictly by the numbers I had a fairly good shot at admission. I'm well aware of the fact that my GPA is nothing to rave over.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: SteelersandGators on March 24, 2008, 01:45:28 PM
I don't think I'll put myself on the waitlist. I was leaning towards Tulane anyways, and I think this pretty much seals the deal.

I'm sorry to hear that :( But Tulane is awesome. And I think everyone except for SteelersandGators knows that New Orleans > Gainesville.

Fixed it for ya  :D
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 24, 2008, 02:14:01 PM
I don't think I'll put myself on the waitlist. I was leaning towards Tulane anyways, and I think this pretty much seals the deal.

I'm sorry to hear that :( But Tulane is awesome. And I think everyone except for SteelersandGators knows that New Orleans > Gainesville.

Fixed it for ya  :D


Hey, I'm as much a hardcore gator as anyone, but stinabee sure does have a point.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: stinabee on March 24, 2008, 02:27:24 PM
My point was--New Orleans will be a nice change of pace, especially for someone that has already spent 4 years in Gainesville. When you live here awhile, you kind of get burned out of the college town feel.

And when it comes down to it, Tulane and Florida are both great schools! We're set:)
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 24, 2008, 02:38:15 PM
My point was--New Orleans will be a nice change of pace, especially for someone that has already spent 4 years in Gainesville. When you live here awhile, you kind of get burned out of the college town feel.

And when it comes down to it, Tulane and Florida are both great schools! We're set:)

I'm definitely feeling major Gainesville fatigue. Same bars, same people, etc. Nothing against the town or the school (I absolutely love UF), but a change is just what I need at the moment.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: CoupDeGlace on March 24, 2008, 02:47:06 PM
My point was--New Orleans will be a nice change of pace, especially for someone that has already spent 4 years in Gainesville. When you live here awhile, you kind of get burned out of the college town feel.

And when it comes down to it, Tulane and Florida are both great schools! We're set:)

I'm definitely feeling major Gainesville fatigue. Same bars, same people, etc. Nothing against the town or the school (I absolutely love UF), but a change is just what I need at the moment.

You got a very nice scholarship to Tulane... since I'm still waiting on Tulane but got accepted to UF today, I just wanted to say that that would make things realllly difficult for me. OK, I'd definitely go with Tulane.  ;D

It may seem astonishing, but it happens; I've really learned not to be shocked at anything that happens in the law school app cycle, because you can get in places where you never expected and get rejected or WL at places where you thought you were set at.

Consider this a divine sign that you're meant to be in NOLA.  :D
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: yoyodawg on March 24, 2008, 02:52:21 PM
As an added bonus, it appears that (according to LSN) I have the highest LSAT of anyone to have gotten something other than acceptance this cycle. Ain't that a kick in the pants.

Probably because of that less than stellar 3.03 GPA. You're nowhere near even the bottom 25 percentile of their GPA.

Be happy with Tulane and their money. Its a better school anyway.

I'm definitely happy about the Tulane $$, but going strictly by the numbers I had a fairly good shot at admission. I'm well aware of the fact that my GPA is nothing to rave over.

Take the money and run man. Nola's a good town. Go to the Balcony Bar on Magazine as soon as you can.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: sinkfloridasink on March 24, 2008, 07:02:47 PM
As an added bonus, it appears that (according to LSN) I have the highest LSAT of anyone to have gotten something other than acceptance this cycle. Ain't that a kick in the pants.

Probably because of that less than stellar 3.03 GPA. You're nowhere near even the bottom 25 percentile of their GPA.

Be happy with Tulane and their money. Its a better school anyway.

I'm definitely happy about the Tulane $$, but going strictly by the numbers I had a fairly good shot at admission. I'm well aware of the fact that my GPA is nothing to rave over.

Take the money and run man. Nola's a good town. Go to the Balcony Bar on Magazine as soon as you can.

That's what I'm thinking. I'm not about to wait around all Summer waiting to get in off of a waitlist when I've got a perfectly awesome offer at a comparable school (and a lot of people would say it's a better school).

I will be in NOLA next weekend for the 4/4 ASD, so I will be at the bars sooner rather than later. I've been up and down Bourbon St., and I've been to The Boot; I've heard good things about the Balcony Bar, so I'll have to check that out when I'm up there.
Title: Re: Florida Waitlist
Post by: BBIH on March 24, 2008, 07:44:44 PM
Ahh yes, good ole' Gainesville. I've been here for the past four years too. You know what I'll miss the most the next month and a half before graduation? The absolutely beautiful weather and campus.

As someone already mentioned, I think we should all take it as a supernatural sign that we are destined to be elsewhere (unless we actually by some miracle get off the waitlist :-D).

good luck to everyone.