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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: justice4all on June 22, 2008, 03:28:47 PM

Title: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on June 22, 2008, 03:28:47 PM
Does anyone know if it is good or bad to still be waitlisted  still?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: scaredandafraid on June 22, 2008, 05:30:05 PM
It's worse than having been accepted off of one but it's better than having been released from one. You've still got a chance.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on June 22, 2008, 06:52:54 PM
Is there anything i can do at this point
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on June 22, 2008, 06:57:20 PM
Go visit. With LOCI in hand if you haven't sent one, and a roster of intelligent and tailored questions.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: kev199 on June 22, 2008, 07:37:19 PM
Receive email updates letting you know to wait longer.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 02, 2008, 03:35:30 PM
Receive email updates letting you know to wait longer.

at least you are getting updates.  I had to call to make sure they still knew who I was...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 03, 2008, 02:08:17 PM
is it a bad sign that I still haven't heard back anything?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 03, 2008, 02:23:28 PM
i dont think so.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 03, 2008, 02:26:01 PM
I think I end up with depression at the end of this waiting cycle LOL
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: moops on July 03, 2008, 05:31:15 PM

this is just PAINFUL.  another week ends with no (good) news.

looks like i will be attending my safety school unless i hear something soon!

 :'(
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 04, 2008, 11:02:02 AM

looks like i will be attending my safety school unless i hear something soon!

 :'(

safety school for me too.  I am giving OU just two more weeks...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 07, 2008, 04:14:48 PM
another day with no news! :(
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 07, 2008, 04:17:15 PM
MMhhm. Same here. I am really dragging my feet about packing and moving since my #1 is in the town I currently live in.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 07, 2008, 04:28:33 PM
I think if I don't here back, I am going to wait a year(I can't make my mind dammit), and re-take the LSAT :(  What are they doing!? they need to hurry...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 07, 2008, 05:10:24 PM
At this point, I think almost all schools are finished with 99%-100% of their waitlist acceptances. Now we are waiting for the one kid at HYS to drop out, creating a cascade of withdrawals and acceptances.

Obviously, the one kid doesn't have to go to HYS, but the effects of a single withdrawal will only impact schools below.

Acceptances now are in the "miracle' category.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: bobjr on July 07, 2008, 05:38:50 PM
Is that based on observation? I've always wondered how the breakdown on WL movement goes-- you don't think there is a good amount of endgame movement?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 07, 2008, 05:43:06 PM
Well, obviously I haven't been paying attention to all schools. The ones I have been tracking do the overwhelming majority of their waitlist acceptances by the end of June. After that, there are a few more (usually one a few days before classes start) and that's it.

I am sure all schools are not the same. What have you guys been seeing? I would love a ray of hope.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 07, 2008, 07:00:45 PM
I don't think I can wait the 2 weeks I stated earlier... I am seriously freaking out.  I am gonna call tomorrow and check my status.  I need something, anything.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 07, 2008, 07:26:55 PM
i feel all you, ive been waitlisted since march, but im ganna stick it out because i really wanna go to the school im wl'ed at.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 08, 2008, 12:23:28 AM
Vjm, Even that I am very frustrated of waiting, but I have heard a lot of schools waiting lists start moving in July. (since the deadline for the snd deposit for most of the schools were mid June) My friend last year got off her wait list on Aug 3?! so there are still hope...However someone needs to give me hope because I am going insane :'(...I don't even know how my days go by anymore...and I have to move if I get in, so this is really killing me because I don't know how to move in a short notice....well lets hope for a good news today!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 08, 2008, 12:26:43 AM
BTW, I was told from my waitlisted school that their WL is not ranked, so can someone explain me how do they pick people out of 200/300/ or maybe 500  :-[
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: ohthehugemanatee on July 08, 2008, 10:00:32 AM
BTW, I was told from my waitlisted school that their WL is not ranked, so can someone explain me how do they pick people out of 200/300/ or maybe 500  :-[

I think two ways:

Example 1: Admitted student who is black with an LSAT of 162-165 and a gpa of 3.2-3.5 backs out of a seat - the committee finds a person on the waitlist with similar characteristics and numbers.

Example 2: There is an open seat, and the admitted students for the coming year have a cumulative gpa that is lower than previous years - the committee finds a person on the waitlist that has a 3.85.

Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 08, 2008, 10:25:34 AM
so what happens if I am not like any of their categories ...so I am screwed  :'(
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 08, 2008, 10:29:55 AM
I think they keep a few "oddballs" on there, with the intention of offering them a seat only if they can't get anybody with better numbers.

This describes me with my waitlist, I think. My numbers are so far below their 25% that it is puzzling why I am on there at all. I have a pretty unique situation though. I think they tossed me on there in the event that everybody with decent numbers declines on the second day of classes, at least they can call somebody who is interesting.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 08, 2008, 10:42:03 AM
should I go ump off the cliff now .... :'( I waited for almost 3 months for nothing...this is not fair..I am going to call them now.either  get an answer or they shred my application lol
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 08, 2008, 10:52:25 AM
Ok guys..I just called ... a lady said their WL is not ranked..then I told her if they take people who have similar criterias to those who have dropped..

she said: No, this is not how this works..they review all those applications, and they choose lets say 5 out of that WL.. I don't know if this is true for other schools too or not...I just know I am dying..ok we all need to stay hopeful..common people, we waited so long, and we need to go to the end of this...I wish we would all get in.



Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 08, 2008, 10:56:42 AM
Yeah, but what makes them choose the 5? I'd bet similar (or higher) GPA/ LSAT to the person who dropped.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 09, 2008, 05:20:24 PM
I talked to a nice lady in admissions today that couldn't/wouldn't tell me if they had begun pulling people from the waitlist.  The two people that are in charge of admissions are on vacation this week  >:(.  I won't know ANYTHING till middle of next week at the earliest.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: moops on July 09, 2008, 05:40:09 PM

I got a call from one of my WL schools today asking if I am still interested, but stopping short of actually offering me a seat.  I of course said yes, but now the next few days/weeks will be filled with nervous and incessant e-mail and phone message checking. 


Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 09, 2008, 05:52:47 PM
which schools are all you wl at?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 09, 2008, 05:53:49 PM
which schools are all you wl at?

OU and UMKC.  But I am not really interested in UMKC with my Arkansas acceptance.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 10, 2008, 12:39:10 PM
I am still waiting dammit!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: moops on July 10, 2008, 03:30:01 PM

ditto. i thought this would be "the week" too.

bummer.

 :'(
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 10, 2008, 03:42:04 PM
I'm about 70% packed. I'll be moving from the town my WL school is in, selling my house and relocating 15 hours away.

It would be soooooooo helpful if tomorrow was The Day I Got Off the Waitlist.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 10, 2008, 05:31:13 PM
i hear you, for me it is either my wl school or masters, so i am nervous too.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 10, 2008, 05:34:03 PM
Wow, justice. What school are you waiting on? Have you told them it is them or bust?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 10, 2008, 07:15:11 PM
its tj, but i havnt told them, but if they look at my lsat they proberly realize its them or nada, aim me at jewcrewfratboy if u want
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 11, 2008, 11:31:34 AM
Hey everyone,

I have been crying from the time I woke up today...If I dont get into SW, I have to study for LSAT again..I put so much thinking into this, and I don't want to go to the South because it will be so hard to go back and practice in the west coast...I guess I am not getting in. I am so close to give up.  :'( why don't they just send me my rejection, so at least I will have an answer to move on  :-\
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Team Awesome on July 11, 2008, 12:10:46 PM
Hang in there guys. I got in off a WL today. With $18k/year.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 11, 2008, 01:16:13 PM
Awesome!!!!! Which one? Wow, with money.

::jealouses::

Need Help!- Awwww, you sound really bummed. Hang in there, it is almost over. One way or the other, this torture of waiting in limbo is coming to an end.

I bet if you retook and reapplied you would rock it. I think almost everybody would benefit from a "trial" cycle, just to figure out strategy.

((hugs))
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 11, 2008, 02:53:01 PM
Hang in there guys. I got in off a WL today. With $18k/year.

lucky...  congrats!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Team Awesome on July 11, 2008, 03:02:33 PM
Hang in there guys. I got in off a WL today. With $18k/year.

lucky...  congrats!

Thanks. In a way I'm totally excited and in a way it's thrown my neat little plan up the air. I hae to decide by Tuesday. At least they only gave me 3 days to waffle.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 11, 2008, 03:17:50 PM
Team Awesome: Congratesssss!!!! It is so awsome to get out of this waiting game!

Vjm, thanks...Yeah I can't wait for this month to end, so that I can save myself from living like hell...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 11, 2008, 07:01:54 PM
was that southwestern, does anyone know about tj?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 13, 2008, 05:12:45 PM
Could this week be the week of good news!? Could this week be the week making all of us HAPPY.. (I guess that became a poem LOL ) :-X
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justjeffrey on July 13, 2008, 05:27:44 PM
^^^Need Help!

Whose waitlist letter are you waiting on? If you mentioned that in an earlier post, I apologize because I must have missed it.

I am still waiting for my TJSL letter.

I've just received my University of La Verne letter.


Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 13, 2008, 05:28:50 PM
Southwesternnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nn :'(
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 13, 2008, 05:30:17 PM
justjeffrey congrates on La Verne!!!!!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justjeffrey on July 13, 2008, 05:32:07 PM
Southwesternnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :'(

Nice,

What do you think about the location of the SW campus?

Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 13, 2008, 05:32:16 PM
Could this week be the week of good news!? Could this week be the week making all of us HAPPY.. (I guess that became a poem LOL ) :-X

I hope you all get good news this week. I got rejected from the waitlist I was waiting on, so my cycle is finally over. The nice thing is that it is a relief to be able to move forward.

Good luck!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justjeffrey on July 13, 2008, 05:34:53 PM
justjeffrey congrates on La Verne!!!!!


Thanks, I am quite nervous about taking my next steps.


Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: moops on July 13, 2008, 05:40:04 PM

sorry to hear that, vjm.  at least you can move forward with your plans.  good luck to you this fall! 

good luck to everyone else who is still waiting.  i hope we hear some good news this week! 
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justjeffrey on July 13, 2008, 06:04:24 PM

sorry to hear that, vjm.  at least you can move forward with your plans.  good luck to you this fall! 

good luck to everyone else who is still waiting.  i hope we hear some good news this week! 
Could this week be the week of good news!? Could this week be the week making all of us HAPPY.. (I guess that became a poem LOL ) :-X

I hope you all get good news this week. I got rejected from the waitlist I was waiting on, so my cycle is finally over. The nice thing is that it is a relief to be able to move forward.

Good luck!



Word.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 13, 2008, 06:11:56 PM
Vjm, I am very sorry to hear that...

justjeffrey, well I am from WA (that is why I am dying to know sooner so I can at least get my stuff together). I don't know that area very well..why? is it a bad area? ???
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 13, 2008, 09:00:43 PM
fyzzix, that was very nice of you..thank u for the info. BTW, are u going to SW for Fall?( I noticed u mentioned u visited the school) :) I really hope I get in too...I am not ready to get a call and get rejected :'( after almost 3 months...
Also, I probably should ask this question later (if I get in) :-[, but is it a safe area to live in?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: lilly22 on July 14, 2008, 08:46:47 PM
heyy...im still in the waiting list boat too  :( im waiting on 4 law schools and none of their wait lists seem to be moving. has anyone gotten off the wait lists at W&L or Richmond? I got emails from them asking me to confirm my interest, but then never heard back...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 14, 2008, 08:54:24 PM
being waitlisted is worse than the wait to see if your girls prego test has that little + sign or the - sign.  At least she only has to pee.  This wait is f-ing killing me.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 14, 2008, 09:30:29 PM
im just waiting on tjsl and i see there isnt movement, hey jeffreys, maybe you should take la verne and run, imnot sure how tj will pan out
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 14, 2008, 10:53:19 PM
today wasn't the day againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :'(
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: moops on July 15, 2008, 03:57:47 PM

It looks like someone was admitted to Southwestern off of the WL today (saw on LSN) -- I hope that was you, Need Help!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 15, 2008, 04:11:21 PM
No It wasn't me :'( Oh GOD, should I give upppppppppppppp...I assume giving birth would be easier than the pain I am going through right now LOL (not that I experienced it, but this is damn painful)
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: lilly22 on July 15, 2008, 10:04:16 PM
i got off the waitlist today for washington & lee!! yayyy! im finally released from waiting list hell.

i really hope all the rest of you hear soon with offers of acceptance.

need help: did you visit the law school where you're WL? i visited and met with an admissions counselor who gave me his business card, and i repeatedly stalked his email and phone # over the past 3 months or so. I also wrote emails expressing continued interest ever 2 weeks or so, so that my name was always present in the admission dean's inbox. could you request an extra recommendation from someone? i did all this things & they seemed to help me get off the waitlist.

also, check out this website: http://www.lawschoolpower.com/Law_School_Waitlist_Data.htm
it shows what percentage of applicants the law school waitlists, and then how many of those waitlisted are offered admission. this might give you a better idea if you have a shot.

HANG IN THERE!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justjeffrey on July 15, 2008, 10:30:18 PM
Another sad walk back from the mailbox today. Still no word from Western or Thomas J...
NeedHelp...if you and I get in we are gonna have to celebrate.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 15, 2008, 11:53:44 PM
Lilly Congratulations!. I get so happy when I hear people from this list get off the WL,and thanks for the info.
JustJeffery, I knowwww...we should...
Maybe Wednesday be the day! :-[
 
 
 
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 15, 2008, 11:58:16 PM
hey jeff, im still waiting on tj too.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Team Awesome on July 16, 2008, 07:29:49 AM
Another sad walk back from the mailbox today. Still no word from Western or Thomas J...
NeedHelp...if you and I get in we are gonna have to celebrate.


Isn't it a little late in the year for schools to be sending things via snail mail? I got in off two waitlists, one via email and one with a phonecall. HTH.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 16, 2008, 03:13:14 PM
The school starts in less than a month..and I am starting to get butterflies in my stomatch.
It is after 2 so I guess no call today :-\
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: moops on July 16, 2008, 03:32:05 PM

I got off a WL via USPS Priority Mail (no phone call), so there's nothing wrong with having hope for good news in the mail!  Good luck to everyone who is still waiting.  I am still waiting on a couple of reaches so I am not giving up hope yet!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 17, 2008, 03:55:06 PM
hey guys,

I am in tears. I ust checked my status and it says a final decision has been mailed then I called to ask if it was rejection?! she first put me on hold and then she came back saying "you have to wait for the mail" so is this rejection?????
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: vjm on July 17, 2008, 04:03:25 PM
Don't despair quite yet. It certainly sounds like a rejection, but each school has their own policy about telling applicants over the phone. Have you looked at past threads to see if they have been willing to give news to other applicants on the phone?
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: alaska on July 17, 2008, 05:38:26 PM
any idea about what I should write in my follow-up email to the admissions office reaffirming my interest/badgering them? i've called 3x to ask about the waitlist but they've never taken down my name. i already sent them a LOCI but that was *before* they waitlisted me, and not much has happened since... still at the same job, no new grades..

suggestions would be *greatly* appreciated. thank you!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: lilly22 on July 18, 2008, 07:30:51 AM
Need Help, dont despair. American U pulled a similar move on me, telling me "a final decision has been made and mailed." But when I actually got the letter, it was a letter asking me to stay on the waitlist for a little longer. While this may not be the best news, its not the worst either. And if it does end up being a rejection? at least you FINALLY know and can be released from waitlist hell. Im sure its upsetting, but at least you wont be hanging out in limbo anymore, you know?

GOOD LUCK! I hope the mailman brings you a nice, big envelope.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 18, 2008, 11:21:05 AM

I have been crying from yesterday (almost non-stop), I hardly can see anything.. I just hope whatever it is.. wasn't because of the long e-mail I sent them the day before it. (well it says final decision and it is dated today). Those bastards **&**%$%$%$%@#@ (why didn't they just reject me a long time ago).....I didn't think it is going to hit me that bad..

If they are sending it today, it probably takes 4 days to get to me!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: Need Help! on July 18, 2008, 11:36:34 AM
Katfid54 sorry it was noted to LiLLYYYY...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on July 18, 2008, 05:48:50 PM
keep up the faith everyone, im waitlisted at tj and stil lahvnt heard.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: mooms on July 21, 2008, 03:26:09 PM
"Need Help!" -->  Any word from the postman?  Are you waiting on TJSL?  I'm killing myself over my status.  I applied late (five mopnths late), so I'm feeling similar pain.  Let me know what happens/happened.

Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justjeffrey on July 22, 2008, 12:06:21 AM
I am also waitlisted at TJ and I live just a few hours North. Im thinking the mail should hit my pad in one day, 2 days at the most.  I still have not seen anything from the school. Its almost erie..there has not been anything delivered to my mailbox in a few days. No bull coupons - nothing.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: LawSchoolCutie on July 22, 2008, 04:50:26 AM
I'm sorry to hear that you got rejected from Southwestern, I hope that you get into a better school or enjoy the one your at.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: SWLOVER111 on July 22, 2008, 10:26:11 PM
well, I got rejected from Southwestern. I couldn't believe it, but oh well...I think I am heading to Mississippi.I am not sure if this right or not, but I am going to give it a try. I just don't want to go through the whole process again next year. I withdrew from TJSL a while ago, so I hope one of you take the seat. F...Southwestern (parden my language)


If you don't mind me asking, how did you do on the LSAT??????? (Feel free not to respond.)
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 24, 2008, 04:43:19 PM
I got offered a seat at UMKC today, funny that I was visiting Arkansas at the same time.  I declined the seat.
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: mooms on July 28, 2008, 08:02:45 PM
aghh!  my patience is vanishing!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: imwithhappy on July 28, 2008, 09:02:02 PM
aghh!  my patience is vanishing!

I feel your pain...
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: SamIAm2008 on August 07, 2008, 03:43:40 PM
Hey All,

I'm still waitlisted at Thomas Jefferson...I was wondering what my chances are at getting in for the Fall at this stage of the game?  Is anyone else in the same boat as I am?  Any advice or information would be greatly aprreciated.  Thanks and good luck!
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: justice4all on August 07, 2008, 05:50:56 PM
well i was rejected off tj waitlist a week ago
Title: Re: still on waitlist!
Post by: just Trev on August 07, 2008, 06:26:11 PM
forget about it dude... i mean, unless you're willing to wait for the next cycle if you don't get in, why not just go ahead and get on with your life?