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Title: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 14, 2009, 11:18:07 PM
Well, the deadline is today, and you're either complete by today or heading for the RD pool. I only know of two other applicants here, which seems in line with my prediction that the ED applicant pool will be small, but probably really, really competitive. Anyways, check in here!

Stats:
School: Top 10
GPA: 3.3
Rank: No idea. Top 35%?
LSAT: 169
GPA: 3.9
Complete: A lonngggg time ago.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 15, 2009, 05:26:08 AM
I agree about the small and competitive pool.

School: 50s
LGPA: 3.99
Rank: Not exactly sure... I was told I am at least top 5% (Top 10% is approx 3.6)
LSAT: 163
UGPA: 3.2
Complete: Two weeks ago?

I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 15, 2009, 07:12:25 AM
widen, if you don't get in, then I don't see who they *would* let in, to be honest. Most people in the T14 would hold out for HYS unless they are looking at more of a lateral transfer. I suppose GTown/Duke/Cornell closer to the top of the class might apply... but still. With a 3.99, I'm sure your rank is top 1%, if not the very top of your class.

I consider myself to have a 50/50 chance, mainly because my GPA is wonky.

School: 30-40
LGPA: 3.85, top 3%

Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 15, 2009, 07:44:24 AM
Haha, so now I know 4 people (*waiting for lawman to post*)

This is really competitive. I wonder how they'll look at my average performance at a T10. I think you guys have a much better chance at getting in:)

Good luck!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 15, 2009, 08:15:00 AM
I would be amazed if more than 20 people applied for ED. I would be even more amazed if they take more than 3 or 4 people, considering that only 15-20 people get in on transfer in any given year.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 15, 2009, 08:31:43 AM
So no one here can speculate about my chances? ??? I think I'm a coin-flip.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 15, 2009, 08:36:55 AM
I think it really depends on which T10 you are. If you're in Northwestern, I don't think you have a good chance, for example.

I think your case will be determined more by your LoR, reasons for wanting to transfer (including personal compelling reasons to be in Chicago,) and so on.

If you are just trying to transfer to have a better shot at clerkships... I don't know.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: Droz on April 15, 2009, 08:44:26 AM
So no one here can speculate about my chances? ??? I think I'm a coin-flip.

not to be rude, but i would say your chances would be quite a bit less than 50/50 for ED. top 10 is obviously working in your favor, but you will be competing with others very close to the top of their class.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 15, 2009, 08:56:32 AM
So no one here can speculate about my chances? ??? I think I'm a coin-flip.

not to be rude, but i would say your chances would be quite a bit less than 50/50 for ED. top 10 is obviously working in your favor, but you will be competing with others very close to the top of their class.

Actually, I also think my chances are less than 50/50. Haha. No rudeness at all.

P.S. Not at NW. PMBV
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 15, 2009, 09:08:07 AM
So no one here can speculate about my chances? ??? I think I'm a coin-flip.

not to be rude, but i would say your chances would be quite a bit less than 50/50 for ED. top 10 is obviously working in your favor, but you will be competing with others very close to the top of their class.

For the record, two people were admitted from UVA at Penn last year. One was just above median, the other just below. They too, I suspect, were competing against others very close to the top of their class. The game is obviously slightly different for those at T10 law schools, the question is how different?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 15, 2009, 10:25:58 AM
We'll all see soon enough. Honestly, I think there is a possibility that we will hear from Chicago before GULC. Chicago could probably go through all of the ED applications in one or two days, and I (think) they call people with acceptances?

I wouldn't assume anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if we hear from Chicago by the end of next week.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 15, 2009, 10:33:59 AM
To give an indication of the competition for UoC, by the way:

On the Yahoo group, I see the following people who applied:

1.) A 4.0, no rank indicated, from a "low 20s" school. I bet s/he gets accepted, and regrets it, because they probably should have held out for HYS
2.) A 4.0, top of class, from a "60s" school, 3 top grades and a biglaw gig this summer. I bet acceptance, though not as certain as #1
3.) A 3.81, top 5% from a "40s" school. Coin toss, likely a deferral to RD if they are doing that.
4.) A 3.85, top 5% from a "30s" school. Coin toss, likely a deferral to RD if they are doing that.
5.) A 3.69, 14/194 (7%) from a "80s" school. Ding, imo.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: LawMan21 on April 15, 2009, 10:49:24 AM
I was number 2 on that yahoo list (T-60 was a typo, meant to say T-50). However, disaster struck and I have an incomplete file. This may be a blessing in disguise since I have an itch for Columbia, but I will still apply to Chicago RD. Good luck to everyone else though.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 15, 2009, 11:04:13 AM
Sorry to hear about the incomplete file. What happened? LoR fall through?

Honestly, it is probably a blessing for you. I think you have a chance at HYS.. and if you have an itch for Columbia, you shouldn't have applied Chicago ED- I think you're a very, very strong candidate for Columbia.

The only reason I applied to Chicago ED was because I have no interest in Columbia or NYU (I hate NYC,) I think HYS is out of my reach, and USWNR be damned, I think Chicago is tied for #4 with Columbia and NYU- Berkeley has no business being ahead of it. I also want to stay in the midwest.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: LawMan21 on April 15, 2009, 11:08:31 AM
Yah. Professor said they faxed it Monday, but I called LSAC this morning and they don't have it. Thanks on the assurance though. Now I have to study and repeat that performance. Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on April 15, 2009, 11:46:11 AM
To give an indication of the competition for UoC, by the way:

On the Yahoo group, I see the following people who applied:

1.) A 4.0, no rank indicated, from a "low 20s" school. I bet s/he gets accepted, and regrets it, because they probably should have held out for HYS
2.) A 4.0, top of class, from a "60s" school, 3 top grades and a biglaw gig this summer. I bet acceptance, though not as certain as #1
3.) A 3.81, top 5% from a "40s" school. Coin toss, likely a deferral to RD if they are doing that.
4.) A 3.85, top 5% from a "30s" school. Coin toss, likely a deferral to RD if they are doing that.
5.) A 3.69, 14/194 (7%) from a "80s" school. Ding, imo.

Two others as well:
30-40    3.85/3%    
60s 4%

I called a couple weeks ago, Chicago is not deferring.  The decision is either yay or nay.  I didn't ask if one could resubmit their application after second semester grades, though.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 15, 2009, 12:08:13 PM
LOL I'm so screwed. Wow guys. Y'all have done a great, great job:)!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 15, 2009, 05:24:13 PM
Do you really think ED will be more competitive than RD?  i.e., whether someone with the same "numbers" has a better chance at getting admitted on RD than ED?  How important do you think LOR's/"softs" will be in the process?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 16, 2009, 10:28:57 AM
I'm surprised there's not more chatter?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ;;;;; on April 16, 2009, 11:16:54 AM
I wasted money applying there.   :'(

there is simply NO way.

"It's the first quarter of the big game and you want to throw up a hail mary?! Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula..." -Wedding Crashers
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 16, 2009, 01:14:37 PM
Anyone get this in their status checker under the Fees section?

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7185/deposit.jpg)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ;;;;; on April 16, 2009, 01:30:12 PM
Anyone get this in their status checker under the Fees section?

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7185/deposit.jpg)

I have this, too.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 16, 2009, 03:28:04 PM
As do I. I wouldn't get excited.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 16, 2009, 03:34:55 PM
As do I. I wouldn't get excited.

agreed. I have it too.  :::chews nails off:::
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 16, 2009, 03:51:38 PM
I'm actually pretty relaxed. I mean, what's the worst that could happen? Get rejected and "end up" at a T10 law school? It would be great if I got in, but I'm pretty happy right now.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 16, 2009, 03:58:28 PM
I'm actually pretty relaxed. I mean, what's the worst that could happen? Get rejected and "end up" at a T10 law school? It would be great if I got in, but I'm pretty happy right now.

lol, well, you're in a better position than the rest of us.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 16, 2009, 04:07:10 PM
maybe if i western union them an inordinately large deposit tonight they will be forced to accept me.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 16, 2009, 04:47:19 PM
"I saw that you invited me to put in a class deposit as I obsessively checked the online application status. I decided to wire you the entire tuition for 2009-2010. See you in August for OCI!"
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 20, 2009, 09:55:43 AM
so who thinks we will actually hear this week?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 20, 2009, 11:12:00 AM
I think it is possible.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 20, 2009, 11:52:08 AM
does anyone know whether UC's status checker changes from "Complete" to "under review" or something similar when the committee actually begins their review? 
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 20, 2009, 08:01:04 PM
I've heard that it does.  But then again, this is the first go at an ED cycle.  So who knows.

Anyone have any inkling as to when we will hear?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 21, 2009, 07:40:45 AM
Perhaps comparing it to the 1L process would be useful? In that event, I don't recall there being an "under review" status. The other two statuses are "decision pending" and "decision mailed," with "decision pending" in addition to a phone call constituting an acceptance, and a "decision pending" later becoming a "decision-mailed" constituting a non-acceptance.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 21, 2009, 08:49:04 AM
They call EVERYONE who gets admitted? Even 1L's?  That's a lot of phone calls....
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 21, 2009, 10:54:14 AM
I believe they attempt to call every admitted 0L. Since they only admit a handful of transfer students, I doubt it would be a nuisance to give them that personal touch too.

If you look at last year's transfer acceptances, they were notified by phone.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 22, 2009, 05:37:36 PM
:::crickets:::
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 22, 2009, 05:44:08 PM
I'm honestly surprised that there hasn't been any word... they can't have many applications to go through.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 22, 2009, 05:52:41 PM
Yeah, but its their first time doing an ED cycle.  Even if they only have like 40 ED applicants, you have to figure that around 25-30 of those are pretty much equally qualified.  If they are only taking, say, 5 students ED, that becomes a terribly hard decision.

Also, because it is their first go at an early cycle, maybe they are struggling with deciding how many of the qualified applicants to admit early.

Also, its very possible that perhaps they intended the ED program to be primarily for lateral transfers.  In that case, I would not qualify.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 22, 2009, 06:26:15 PM
I don't think it makes any sense to do ED just for laterals.  Essentially they'd be turning away great 'transfer-up' who might otherwise be a shoe-in during the RD process, who would now not have that opportunity. 
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 22, 2009, 06:38:06 PM
That certainly makes just as much, if not more, sense.  I was just throwing it out there as a possibility.  Who knows what they're thinking.  Past-performance is a great indicator of intent.  We ain't got none o dat performance.

Question: do any of you know what the OCI prospects at either UoC or GULC are for transfers?  One issue I've been tossing around is whether I would fare better at my current school's OCI or theirs.  Both schools have about 4x as many employers as mine.  But mine attracts many of the top firms in the region where I want to practice (and i'd likely be at the higher end of the class 2nd semester... hopefully at least top 5%).  Obviously Chicago is Chicago, I'd be thrilled (and bound) to attend. But GULC... less enthusiastic about that one as a whole.

This is all assuming i get in anywhere though.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 22, 2009, 07:02:41 PM
I know a UC transfer personally.  He had 15 "callbacks" and 10 offers... even during this economy.  He said that his experience was the exception more than the norm, but every single transfer he knew got a "biglaw" offer.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 22, 2009, 07:05:40 PM
Did he/she have anything else to say about his experience as a transfer student there?

Sounds like he/she did well.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 22, 2009, 07:59:37 PM
He seems generally happy there.  I have a feeling its more competitive/stressful but that goes with the territory.  Doesn't sound like he has anything negative to say about it.  He gave up law review (top 3%) at a Chicago T2 to go there, but clearly it was worth it.  He really likes the school.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 22, 2009, 08:07:43 PM
I'm in the same situation as it relates to GULC- especially since I am currently at a midwest T1 and I want to practice in Chicago. UoC is clearly a no-brainer for me because I want to clerk, but GULC... I don't know, especially because tuition is almost three times more, and cost of living is probably twice as much. That added expense is justifiable for Chicago. I'm... leery, about GULC.

For this reason I think I'm going to do our law review write-on here, even if I get in to GULC, just to leave the option open in case I get cold feet. I've been going back and forth on this since January, since I had to give up a clinical offer for this summer (that would have paid AND given me credits) because I had the GULC EA application out.

Again, this is assuming the letter in the mail from GULC (assuming there is one) says "yes." I have very low expectations regarding Chicago- I really don't think I'm going to be considered qualified. My GPA may say I am, but the way my grades line up for the GPA just don't look very good :-[

Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 22, 2009, 08:12:31 PM
ToTransferorNot: I don't understand what you mean about your GPA vs. your grades... Can you explain?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: RonSantoRules on April 22, 2009, 08:15:32 PM
I'm in the same situation as it relates to GULC- especially since I am currently at a midwest T1 and I want to practice in Chicago. UoC is clearly a no-brainer for me because I want to clerk, but GULC... I don't know, especially because tuition is almost three times more, and cost of living is probably twice as much. That added expense is justifiable for Chicago. I'm... leery, about GULC.

For this reason I think I'm going to do our law review write-on here, even if I get in to GULC, just to leave the option open in case I get cold feet. I've been going back and forth on this since January, since I had to give up a clinical offer for this summer (that would have paid AND given me credits) because I had the GULC EA application out.

Again, this is assuming the letter in the mail from GULC (assuming there is one) says "yes." I have very low expectations regarding Chicago- I really don't think I'm going to be considered qualified. My GPA may say I am, but the way my grades line up for the GPA just don't look very good :-[



Dude you stress me out about transferring and I didn't even apply to UoC. Kill finals and let the chips fall where the may.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 22, 2009, 08:16:56 PM
I'm in the same situation as it relates to GULC- especially since I am currently at a midwest T1 and I want to practice in Chicago. UoC is clearly a no-brainer for me because I want to clerk, but GULC... I don't know, especially because tuition is almost three times more, and cost of living is probably twice as much. That added expense is justifiable for Chicago. I'm... leery, about GULC.

For this reason I think I'm going to do our law review write-on here, even if I get in to GULC, just to leave the option open in case I get cold feet. I've been going back and forth on this since January, since I had to give up a clinical offer for this summer (that would have paid AND given me credits) because I had the GULC EA application out.

Again, this is assuming the letter in the mail from GULC (assuming there is one) says "yes." I have very low expectations regarding Chicago- I really don't think I'm going to be considered qualified. My GPA may say I am, but the way my grades line up for the GPA just don't look very good :-[



Dude you stress me out about transferring and I didn't even apply to UoC. Kill finals and let the chips fall where the may.

haha.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 22, 2009, 08:19:19 PM
I'm in the same situation as it relates to GULC- especially since I am currently at a midwest T1 and I want to practice in Chicago. UoC is clearly a no-brainer for me because I want to clerk, but GULC... I don't know, especially because tuition is almost three times more, and cost of living is probably twice as much. That added expense is justifiable for Chicago. I'm... leery, about GULC.

For this reason I think I'm going to do our law review write-on here, even if I get in to GULC, just to leave the option open in case I get cold feet. I've been going back and forth on this since January, since I had to give up a clinical offer for this summer (that would have paid AND given me credits) because I had the GULC EA application out.

Again, this is assuming the letter in the mail from GULC (assuming there is one) says "yes." I have very low expectations regarding Chicago- I really don't think I'm going to be considered qualified. My GPA may say I am, but the way my grades line up for the GPA just don't look very good :-[



Dude you stress me out about transferring and I didn't even apply to UoC. Kill finals and let the chips fall where the may.

Yeah, it's pretty terrible.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 22, 2009, 08:21:35 PM
I'm in the same situation as it relates to GULC- especially since I am currently at a midwest T1 and I want to practice in Chicago. UoC is clearly a no-brainer for me because I want to clerk, but GULC... I don't know, especially because tuition is almost three times more, and cost of living is probably twice as much. That added expense is justifiable for Chicago. I'm... leery, about GULC.

For this reason I think I'm going to do our law review write-on here, even if I get in to GULC, just to leave the option open in case I get cold feet. I've been going back and forth on this since January, since I had to give up a clinical offer for this summer (that would have paid AND given me credits) because I had the GULC EA application out.

Again, this is assuming the letter in the mail from GULC (assuming there is one) says "yes." I have very low expectations regarding Chicago- I really don't think I'm going to be considered qualified. My GPA may say I am, but the way my grades line up for the GPA just don't look very good :-[



I'm in almost a completely analogous situation.  I'm very wary of giving up law review, great relationships with profs, etc. for GULC.  Who knows.  I'm going crazy studying for finals now.  We'll see what happens when the grades come back.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 22, 2009, 08:27:22 PM
As far as my grades, I think I have posted my explanation of why I think they are wonky before, but here is the explanation:

A+/A+/A-/B+, B in legal writing. Works out to be a 3.85, top 3%.

A/A/A/A-, B, or A/A/A-/A-, A- would both work out to be the same GPA, but would
look less wonky/inflated, as I am putting it. Essentially, at the moment, I look
like I'm all over the place. In particular, I think the second split would make
me a lock at UoC ED, compared to now, when I think I am 50/50 at best.

Fortunately, I did well on a graded midterm, and found out in time for the UoC application, so I have that.

If I had A/A/A-/B+, B, I would be ~ top 9-10%; probably still enough for GULC,
but I would stand no chance at UoC ED. GULC and many other T14 doesn't give A+s,
so they may see my rank as being inflated/wonky.

It is annoying, because Chicago is my dream school and so on, haha.

As for killing finals: two of my finals this semester are literally impossible to study for. One of them I know this because it is Crim Pro, I had the prof for Sub. Crim first semester, and the class is largely taught the same way. Closed book, etc... I do all of the practice exams, but there isn't much else you can do for it. The entire class is essentially about prosecutor/sentencing discretion and the law of Terry stops :-\ Crim was my A- last time around.

Con Law, on the other hand, is just a complete enigma to everyone; no one has any idea what the professor wants from us, and she only has 3 old questions up- two of them covering material we didnt cover this semester. So, I'll be outlining for it, but it will be an awfully blind/uninformed outline. This is essentially the same situation as Torts was last semester.. which is where I got my B+.

The other two classes, on the other hand... property is very similar to contracts (one of my A+s,) and Civ Pro II... well, Civ Pro was my other A+. So, I'm essentially in the same spot as I was last semester. To further the parallel, the two "ugh" classes this semester have word limits on the answers, the other two don't. Last semester, my grades were inversely proportional to the word limits on the final exams.

Ah well, fun times. At least I'm doing better in legal writing this semester, heh.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 23, 2009, 08:31:57 AM
just for fun, a favorite of mine:

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/supreme_court_rules_death_penalty
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 23, 2009, 08:39:02 AM
"I am the law!"
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 23, 2009, 12:18:49 PM
:::crickets:::
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on April 23, 2009, 03:34:35 PM
:::crickets:::

Yeah...nothing. But they did just finish taking applications on the 15th. I just hope they move quickly...
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 24, 2009, 10:04:13 AM
::::continued crickets::::
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 24, 2009, 10:13:04 AM
I'm shocked that we haven't heard anything. They have a 5-day turnaround on regular transfer applications, and they get ~200.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 24, 2009, 10:42:14 AM
I wish I knew someone in the admissions office.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 24, 2009, 11:30:18 AM
Me too.  Chicago is weighing heavily on my mind.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on April 24, 2009, 01:15:34 PM
What are the odds that we will hear form UoC before the May 8th GULC deadline?  It'd be nice to not lose $350 unless absolutely necessary.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 24, 2009, 01:18:14 PM
I think we'll hear before that.

I'm still hoping to be able to beg them to not force us to withdraw from GULC, given that they are only provisionally accepting us. Talk about a nightmare- withdraw from GULC, grades go down, Chicago revokes, don't get any other T14 bites...
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 24, 2009, 01:20:36 PM
It said by early may, yes?

I think moral of the story here is that we all know exactly what everyone else knows - which is nothing.  

"Early Decision transfer applicants will receive a decision from the Law School in early May."  Maybe they really meant IN early May, not "by" early May - meaning even if they could theoretically get their decisions out in 2 days - they have made the choice that they won't.

The whole "consistent performance" thing kind of worries me.  I wonder how much it would honestly take for them to rescind an acceptance.  Maybe it is just intended to be a bit of a scare tactic, as in "Don't start slacking off for finals if you get accepted."  ????

All I know is that every time my phone rings, which is not often, my stomach sinks.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 25, 2009, 06:44:36 AM
Perhaps there's a reason why regular transfers get such quick turnaround, which we won't get.

Namely, Chicago is in the midst of deciding about held and undecided regular applications. Moreover, the deposit date is quickly approaching, at which point Chicago will have to comb the waitlist to fill spots. In other words, Chicago is busy. Give them a break. I think Early May is a generous estimate. Patience is a virtue.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 25, 2009, 08:12:15 AM
Perhaps there's a reason why regular transfers get such quick turnaround, which we won't get.

Namely, Chicago is in the midst of deciding about held and undecided regular applications. Moreover, the deposit date is quickly approaching, at which point Chicago will have to comb the waitlist to fill spots. In other words, Chicago is busy. Give them a break. I think Early May is a generous estimate. Patience is a virtue.

That makes a LOT of sense.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 26, 2009, 10:34:16 AM
:::incessant crickets:::
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 28, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
f-ing crickets.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 28, 2009, 01:19:06 PM
They sound closer to cicadas than crickets, at this point.

I bet we hear some time next week.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 28, 2009, 04:07:07 PM
Haha. I forgot about Chicago ever since I started exams. Don't you guys have exams too?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 28, 2009, 07:42:01 PM
Haha. I forgot about Chicago ever since I started exams. Don't you guys have exams too?

Yeah.... I wish I could forget about Chicago for the next week.....
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 28, 2009, 09:01:37 PM
My exams go from May 4th-May 15th, with the two really stressful ones on the 4th and 7th:/ I was really hoping to have heard from Chicago by then, but I'm not thinking it will happen now.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 29, 2009, 05:59:01 AM
Oh wow. LOL my exams started yesterday. I have a take-home today, Ks on Tues, Crim on Thurs, and IM DONE!!!!! (Then Law Review competition....)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 29, 2009, 06:04:43 AM
I'm envious. My late exam schedule is going to make the transfer application process really tough; especially if Chicago accepts me, my grades go down a bit and they rescind, I'm not sure if I'll have time to apply elsewhere. We expect to get our grades back around the last week of June:/
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 29, 2009, 07:20:46 AM
That sucks man:/

dunno, not really worried about Chicago. I really want to go, but professionally my options are great from here. My interest in Chicago is purely academic.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 30, 2009, 07:00:47 AM
Tomorrow = "Early May"
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 30, 2009, 07:03:15 AM
Yep. We're going to hear relatively soon (I would be surprised if we don't hear some time next week) one way or the other.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 30, 2009, 07:10:57 AM
I don't think we'll hear until at least after May 7th.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on April 30, 2009, 07:54:58 AM
May 7th is pretty random... Why do you think that?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 30, 2009, 09:25:51 AM
Sorry, I meant May 8th (That's a friday right?)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on April 30, 2009, 09:39:56 AM
Yep, week from tomorrow. Would really suck if they don't let us know before next Tuesday/Wednesday- we'd have to send in our GULC deposit by then.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on April 30, 2009, 10:38:25 AM
I don't have a GULC deposit to send.

I'm pretty sure it's not next week. You know why? In all my years of applying to colleges and law schools, no school has ever got back to me in the earliest period of a range of time (i.e., we'll get back to you between October and May. Hello May!). It's not a bad thing, but schools like to take their sweet time.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 01, 2009, 07:08:50 AM
Yeah, but.... it said "BY" early May - not "between early and mid may" or "by the end of may."

I don't have a GULC deposit to send.

I'm pretty sure it's not next week. You know why? In all my years of applying to colleges and law schools, no school has ever got back to me in the earliest period of a range of time (i.e., we'll get back to you between October and May. Hello May!). It's not a bad thing, but schools like to take their sweet time.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 01, 2009, 09:34:19 AM
btw- welcome to early may guys.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 01, 2009, 12:24:02 PM
Haha. Somehow, I doubt Chicago is as precise in their wording... though we are talking about Chicago. Hmm.

Call me a 'pessimist'.

Yeah, but.... it said "BY" early May - not "between early and mid may" or "by the end of may."

I don't have a GULC deposit to send.

I'm pretty sure it's not next week. You know why? In all my years of applying to colleges and law schools, no school has ever got back to me in the earliest period of a range of time (i.e., we'll get back to you between October and May. Hello May!). It's not a bad thing, but schools like to take their sweet time.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 01, 2009, 01:13:00 PM
Maybe I've been studying too much of these friggin' future interests - who would have thought a misplaced comma could be so devastating.

Haha. Somehow, I doubt Chicago is as precise in their wording... though we are talking about Chicago. Hmm.

Call me a 'pessimist'.

Yeah, but.... it said "BY" early May - not "between early and mid may" or "by the end of may."

I don't have a GULC deposit to send.

I'm pretty sure it's not next week. You know why? In all my years of applying to colleges and law schools, no school has ever got back to me in the earliest period of a range of time (i.e., we'll get back to you between October and May. Hello May!). It's not a bad thing, but schools like to take their sweet time.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 04, 2009, 09:03:59 AM
C'mon chicago....
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 04, 2009, 10:02:44 AM
Who wants to be the sacrificial lamb and call for a status update?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 04, 2009, 10:06:50 AM
I think you just nominated yourself. =)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 04, 2009, 10:08:47 AM
just make sure to call from someone else's phone... disguise your voice even. eeeee.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 04, 2009, 11:10:47 AM
Screw that!

Though my chances are crappiest of everyone here, so maybe I don't stand to lose so much ;D
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 06, 2009, 10:32:34 AM
OH COME ON!!!!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: Miguel Bain on May 06, 2009, 12:38:40 PM
Anyone think we'll hear by the end of this week?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 06, 2009, 01:15:28 PM
If we don't hear by the end of the week, it ceases to be early May and moves in to mid-May. Breach of K! Or something.

More like intentional infliction of emotional harm, actually.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 06, 2009, 08:42:13 PM
Hate to say this, but...

I told you so.

Well, it ain't time for that line until 5pm CST on Friday, so I'll reserve the concomitant official dance for then.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 07, 2009, 10:17:57 AM
I e-mailed Dean Perry; decisions are being made early next week. No dice on the prospect of maintaining enrollment at Georgetown pending review of Spring grades.

Here's hoping I just wasted $350, I suppose.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: Miguel Bain on May 07, 2009, 01:09:04 PM
Thanks for biting the bullet, man
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 07, 2009, 01:50:50 PM
Especially considering that I wrote the e-mail when I was quite tired. When I read the response, I realized to my absolute horror that I had a handful of typos in the e-mail.  :-\
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 09, 2009, 06:53:03 AM
*prepares falsetto*
I told you so. ;D

It's cute how people are wondering about typos, etc., treating these top law schools as gods. Yeah, they're great places, but the people who staff them are human, and so are we. I had typos in my applications and got into several T10s and one T3.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 11, 2009, 09:22:03 PM
Anyone hear anything today?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 12, 2009, 09:36:02 AM
Moment of truth today or tomorrow: status checker has changed to "decision pending."

If they do the same thing as they do for the regular transfer process, they will call people who are accepted around the same time it goes to "Decision mailed." If you go to decision mailed with no phone call, you're dinged. Who knows if that will be the case for ED, but I'm assuming it will be.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: RonSantoRules on May 12, 2009, 10:16:42 AM
Good luck guys. I didn't apply but I'm pulling for you all and will be intersted to see what type of class they will admit.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 12, 2009, 10:53:27 AM
mine is blank next to "current status" ???
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 12, 2009, 11:20:55 AM
mine is also blank.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: coolderekwhoelse on May 12, 2009, 11:49:19 AM
I got an acceptance call from them this afternoon.  Pretty cool stuff.

I have to say that sweating out those spring semester grades is going to be hellish for the next 6 weeks since I have no clue how I did and wouldn't be surprised to see a big drop.

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on May 12, 2009, 12:03:03 PM
I got an acceptance call from them this afternoon.  Pretty cool stuff.

I have to say that sweating out those spring semester grades is going to be hellish for the next 6 weeks since I have no clue how I did and wouldn't be surprised to see a big drop.

Good luck everyone!

Got the call this afternoon, too!!! You have nothing to worry about. I asked her about what "consistent performance" meant and she said all it means is you have to pass your classes, cause they need each student to be at the 2L level-- nothing else. After my property exam today, whew! Maybe I still do have some worrying to do :)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: Miguel Bain on May 12, 2009, 12:17:06 PM
Hey guys, first off, congratulations on your acceptances!  Could you check on your status checker to see if it's switched to "decision pending" or if it's blank?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 12, 2009, 12:30:10 PM
Got the call today as well!!

Assuming my epic, epic failure on the word limit in crim doesn't screw me, see you all in Hyde park in the fall!!

(I have two final exams still to take, and I'm honestly not sure if I'm going to be able to pull off keeping myself composed! I am so stoked!!!)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 12, 2009, 12:48:42 PM
ugh.  not looking good.

does anyone know if they outright reject people that they don't let in ED?  do they defer?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ;;;;; on May 12, 2009, 12:52:23 PM
My status changed to 'decision pending' and no call.  looks like bad news...figured.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on May 12, 2009, 01:10:01 PM
Hey guys, first off, congratulations on your acceptances!  Could you check on your status checker to see if it's switched to "decision pending" or if it's blank?

Nope it says "decision pending." I think that a phone call is the only indication of an acceptance.  The woman said she just spoke with the decision board, but I dunno exactly what "just" means. The good thing is that there's no monetary deposit since it's bidning, so i don't feel too bad about losing the 350 for Georgetown. You'll just receive a letter after a phone call, and they'll send a link to formally save a seat.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 12, 2009, 01:30:41 PM
anyone else still blank ???
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 12, 2009, 01:31:08 PM
i'm blank.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 12, 2009, 01:36:36 PM
I'm still at blank :), congrats to those accepted!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: coolderekwhoelse on May 12, 2009, 02:02:35 PM


Got the call this afternoon, too!!! You have nothing to worry about. I asked her about what "consistent performance" meant and she said all it means is you have to pass your classes, cause they need each student to be at the 2L level-- nothing else. After my property exam today, whew! Maybe I still do have some worrying to do :)
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I hope this is the case.  When I asked her about it, she didn't say it didn't matter but instead said she didn't expect it to be an issue (which wasn't particularly reassuring to me).

For those that got accepted, are you still trying to write on to law review at your current school or are you putting all your eggs in the Chicago basket?  I'm afraid to skip the write-on competition here, then have my offer rescinded by Chicago.  This would leave me with mediocre grades and no chance for law review.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 12, 2009, 02:22:39 PM
I guess I'm hoping blank still means you're in the running...
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 12, 2009, 02:33:24 PM
If you are in, what are your stats and approximate rank of your school?  Congrats too! =)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 12, 2009, 02:53:12 PM
Absolutely doing the law review write-on at my current school because of the rescind issue. I hope to God that I don't end up regretting apply ED though... if I get revoked after having to withdraw from GULC, I'm going to be... well, yeah. And I do have reason to be concerned because of the word limit thing on my crim final, but there's nothing I can do about any of it now. I keep telling myself: worst-case scenario is that I end up staying at my current school, and am $80k less in debt than I will be from Chicago.

Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 12, 2009, 03:00:48 PM
I get the feeling that blank might mean deferred.  That is, if they even defer.

I think my UG stats took me out of the running.  I can't say i didn't expect it.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 12, 2009, 03:33:17 PM
They said they weren't deferring... someone told me that for reg decision they don't do all the calls on the same day
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 12, 2009, 03:50:30 PM
Interesting.  I guess we'll see.
Oh and congrats to everyone that got in!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 12, 2009, 03:50:37 PM
Absolutely doing the law review write-on at my current school because of the rescind issue. I hope to God that I don't end up regretting apply ED though... if I get revoked after having to withdraw from GULC, I'm going to be... well, yeah. And I do have reason to be concerned because of the word limit thing on my crim final, but there's nothing I can do about any of it now. I keep telling myself: worst-case scenario is that I end up staying at my current school, and am $80k less in debt than I will be from Chicago.

If the "consistent performance" is as others are reporting, you would be out of GULC as well, so forget about that. =)

Is your application status in the status checker blank or "pending" ?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 12, 2009, 03:55:10 PM
They said they weren't deferring... someone told me that for reg decision they don't do all the calls on the same day

Yeah, they said no deferrals, but who knows.  I'm still going to reapply as a regular transfer unless my grades tank this semester.

Regarding calls, are you referring to regular admissions or regular transfer decisions?  Regular admissions would make sense to do them on multiple days, they have 20x the numbers of calls to make.  I would be surprised if more than 10 people made the cut as early transfers.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 12, 2009, 03:57:13 PM
I would be surprised if more than 5 made it.  That's why I'm kinda assuming that a blank is a rejection.  It'll be beat if we have to pay another application fee to re-apply (if we even can).  There isn't any way I can bring my grades (3.98) up so it might not even be worth reapplying.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 12, 2009, 04:10:58 PM
Calls were for transfer.  Some people went decision but didn't get calls. Maybe there's a difference between that and blank? Who knows.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: Miguel Bain on May 12, 2009, 04:42:39 PM
Yeah still blank
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 12, 2009, 04:48:08 PM
Absolutely doing the law review write-on at my current school because of the rescind issue. I hope to God that I don't end up regretting apply ED though... if I get revoked after having to withdraw from GULC, I'm going to be... well, yeah. And I do have reason to be concerned because of the word limit thing on my crim final, but there's nothing I can do about any of it now. I keep telling myself: worst-case scenario is that I end up staying at my current school, and am $80k less in debt than I will be from Chicago.

If the "consistent performance" is as others are reporting, you would be out of GULC as well, so forget about that. =)

Is your application status in the status checker blank or "pending" ?

My application status is on pending.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on May 12, 2009, 04:48:43 PM


Got the call this afternoon, too!!! You have nothing to worry about. I asked her about what "consistent performance" meant and she said all it means is you have to pass your classes, cause they need each student to be at the 2L level-- nothing else. After my property exam today, whew! Maybe I still do have some worrying to do :)

I hope this is the case.  When I asked her about it, she didn't say it didn't matter but instead said she didn't expect it to be an issue (which wasn't particularly reassuring to me).

For those that got accepted, are you still trying to write on to law review at your current school or are you putting all your eggs in the Chicago basket?  I'm afraid to skip the write-on competition here, then have my offer rescinded by Chicago.  This would leave me with mediocre grades and no chance for law review.
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Yeah, she did say "wont be an issue," but then she kept explaining more where she said it's basically pass your classes. I wouldn't worry too much about word limits (doesn't your prof stop after the maximum, but not throw it out altogether?) My exams this semester were killer (and I still have one to go), but if anything goes wrong with my grades I will beg the profs to reconsider based on the fact that everything is riding on this. The only problem is that I learn my grades so late ( :( ) But I honestly think the whole rescind thing would mean something really disastrous (at least thats what I'll keep telling myself until my exams are done and the grades are posted).
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: lantransfer on May 12, 2009, 09:03:36 PM
mine is now "decision pending" but i did not get any phone call so I think my rejection letter is on the way...

i do not have strong stats so i may just be in the first round rejection pool ....

(only 10~15% from T30~T40)

Good luck for those still waiting and congrats for those accepted!


Really hope i can improve my grades this semester to get a place in T14... :'(
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 12, 2009, 09:24:52 PM
Mine is still blank and of course no call today. 

Was yours blank this afternoon but changed to pending this evening?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: lantransfer on May 12, 2009, 11:56:52 PM
i dont know when it went to decision pending b/c i had been studying for my last final for the past two days and did not check my status until i finished it this late afternoon!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 13, 2009, 06:52:00 AM
i dont know when it went to decision pending b/c i had been studying for my last final for the past two days and did not check my status until i finished it this late afternoon!

I bet you get a call today.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 13, 2009, 07:13:09 AM
Still at blank. Top 30% at T10.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 13, 2009, 07:42:53 AM
mine went to "decision mailed" - I'm guessing that was a rejection? Top 5% at T40.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 13, 2009, 08:22:27 AM
mine went to "decision mailed" - I'm guessing that was a rejection? Top 5% at T40.

Yeah, seems to be the case for me as well.  Mine now reads "Decision Pending" retroactively dated to 5/12 and also "Decision Mailed - Please wait 10 days"

 

Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 13, 2009, 09:38:55 AM
Current Status:     Decision Pending
Current Status Date:    5/12/2009
Decision Status:    Decision Mailed - Please wait 10 days
Decision Status Date:    5/13/2009

Top 2% T-60
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 13, 2009, 09:45:05 AM
From reports here, it looks like top 3-5% from schools ranked 40 or better seem to be the cutoff.  Anyone accepted fall outside that description?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 13, 2009, 10:44:37 AM
rejected w/ 5% @ 40's.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 15, 2009, 11:02:31 AM
Did you guys receive a rejection or a "hold?"
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 15, 2009, 11:28:56 AM
I guess I don't know... did you get your letter already?  What is a hold?

Did you guys receive a rejection or a "hold?"
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 15, 2009, 11:43:58 AM
I guess I don't know... did you get your letter already?  What is a hold?

Did you guys receive a rejection or a "hold?"
I received mine today.  It is a deferral to regular decision.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transfereetobe on May 15, 2009, 11:55:20 AM
HAHAHAHA I find that hilarious since they insisted all along that they weren't going to do deferrals.  Maybe mine will be a deferral too. Hilarious.

I guess I don't know... did you get your letter already?  What is a hold?

Did you guys receive a rejection or a "hold?"
I received mine today.  It is a deferral to regular decision.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 15, 2009, 02:27:31 PM
I kind of knew there would be deferrals. The people who went "decision pending" and didn't later receive a call at the same time other people who went "decision pending" but received a call had to have been different from the people who had blank statuses for the night.

Does that make any sense?

Anyways, I conjectured that there were two possibilities (they aren't mutually exclusive): The Blank Status People were a group through which the admissions committee wanted to comb for one or two more students to accept; or the admissions committee planned to defer them. I think I'm a deferral, though I won't be home for a while so I can't verify.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 16, 2009, 11:35:27 AM
Not like there is any difference between a deferral and an acceptance anyway, aside from the fact that you don't have to withdraw from Georgetown if you were deferred, so you know you won't end up at your current school:/
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on May 16, 2009, 11:41:27 AM
I too had my application placed on "Hold."

To be honest it makes perfect sense.  I wouldn't have let me in after one semester of good grades preceded by an relatively mediocre academic career.  Also, it would be strange for them to straight up deny people that they still have interest in.

"I am delighted that you applied to our Early Decision program and have demonstrated such a strong interest in the Law School!"

ugh.  let me in.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: dred on May 16, 2009, 02:01:57 PM
As suspected, I was "held" too.

For top 40%-30% at a T10, I think the result is rather generous. Hurray for limping on!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 16, 2009, 09:55:29 PM
So, did anyone get an actual rejection?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ;;;;; on May 17, 2009, 10:46:35 AM
So, did anyone get an actual rejection?

I did.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: Miguel Bain on May 18, 2009, 06:20:06 PM
Held... interesting because someone else at my school got in with lower numbers
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 30, 2009, 01:15:54 PM
So, does anyone have any reason to panic yet about the whole consistent performance thing? My grades are going to start trickling in over the next two weeks, it is getting hard to cope with the suspense, especially since I sent in a housing application for Regents and so on this past week.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on May 30, 2009, 10:57:48 PM
So, does anyone have any reason to panic yet about the whole consistent performance thing? My grades are going to start trickling in over the next two weeks, it is getting hard to cope with the suspense, especially since I sent in a housing application for Regents and so on this past week.
I thought the consensus (from conversations with the admissions office) was that consistent meant passing all of your classes.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on May 31, 2009, 01:06:24 AM
I've heard so many different things about "consistent." I've heard "pass all your classes," "demonstrate a good faith effort in the Spring semester (which an A+ in Civ Pro II and a higher grade in LRW in Spring than Fall should demonstrate, regardless of my other grades,)" "no significant drops (which I could have trouble with because of my word limit issue in Crim Pro,)" and so on. Who the heck knows what is going on with "consistent"? I'm planning my life ATM as if I am a Chicago rising 2L, but still, until I have absolute confirmation, I will continue to panic about the "what-ifs."
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: coolderekwhoelse on June 01, 2009, 08:01:05 PM
Yeah, waiting for grades is a monster pain.  I have an A in Civ Pro so far this spring, but no idea on the other 3 classes.  If I roll in with 3 B-minuses, things could get ugly.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 03, 2009, 11:03:13 PM
Whew... B+ in the class that I went 1800 words over the word limit in. Considering that I had a B+ in a 4-credit class last semester, and this was a 3-credit class, I'm OK with that. Even in my revised worst case scenario:

Civ Pro II- A+ (reported grade)
Crim- B+ (reported grade)
Property- B+ (not reported, but I have an A+ on a midterm that was worth 20% of the class grade)
Con Law- B- (not reported)
LRW- B (The only way I could get lower than a B is if I get a low C on my brief, which I don't think will happen.)

I still end up in the top 10%, and I don't think Chicago will revoke for that, even if it wouldn't have gotten me in had I not applied ED.

So, in other words.. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys in Chicago in August for OCI, and living in gorgeous Regents with a heated indoor pool and a (probably horribly overpriced) grocery store!
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on June 04, 2009, 03:13:51 PM
I still end up in the top 10%, and I don't think Chicago will revoke for that, even if it wouldn't have gotten me in had I not applied ED.

So, in other words.. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys in Chicago in August for OCI, and living in gorgeous Regents with a heated indoor pool and a (probably horribly overpriced) grocery store!

Congrats man.  I rocked 75% of my course load, but got a B- in writing and a B in another two hour course.  GPA went up a bit, hopefully rank went up a few spots too, but I'm not sure if the soft grades in those two courses will ruin my deferred ED app.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: coolderekwhoelse on June 05, 2009, 03:38:57 AM
Whew... B+ in the class that I went 1800 words over the word limit in. Considering that I had a B+ in a 4-credit class last semester, and this was a 3-credit class, I'm OK with that. Even in my revised worst case scenario:

Civ Pro II- A+ (reported grade)
Crim- B+ (reported grade)
Property- B+ (not reported, but I have an A+ on a midterm that was worth 20% of the class grade)
Con Law- B- (not reported)
LRW- B (The only way I could get lower than a B is if I get a low C on my brief, which I don't think will happen.)

I still end up in the top 10%, and I don't think Chicago will revoke for that, even if it wouldn't have gotten me in had I not applied ED.

So, in other words.. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys in Chicago in August for OCI, and living in gorgeous Regents with a heated indoor pool and a (probably horribly overpriced) grocery store!


That's good to hear.

So far I'm:
Civ Pro - A (reported)
1L Elective - B+ (reported)
Property - B at worst (not reported)
Crim Law - B at worst (not reported)
LRW - Pass

It sounds like if they rescinded either one of us, they would have to reject both of us as we're nearly identical and I doubt they would knock out ~50% of the ED people.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 05, 2009, 03:14:08 PM
I still end up in the top 10%, and I don't think Chicago will revoke for that, even if it wouldn't have gotten me in had I not applied ED.

So, in other words.. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys in Chicago in August for OCI, and living in gorgeous Regents with a heated indoor pool and a (probably horribly overpriced) grocery store!

Congrats man.  I rocked 75% of my course load, but got a B- in writing and a B in another two hour course.  GPA went up a bit, hopefully rank went up a few spots too, but I'm not sure if the soft grades in those two courses will ruin my deferred ED app.

If your GPA went up a bit and you did well enough first semester to get deferred ED at Chicago, I'll willing to bet that if Chicago doesn't pick you up, someone in the general vicinity (CNB) will.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: RonSantoRules on June 06, 2009, 03:56:53 PM
Just curious about everyone's motivations for applying to Chicago. I am working on the app now and having a hard time coming up with good reasons to apply other than its proximity to Wrigley Field  ;D Clerkships? Academia? Ability to freeze to death for 7 months out of the year? All of the above?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on June 06, 2009, 07:58:24 PM
Just curious about everyone's motivations for applying to Chicago. I am working on the app now and having a hard time coming up with good reasons to apply other than its proximity to Wrigley Field  ;D Clerkships? Academia? Ability to freeze to death for 7 months out of the year? All of the above?

...maybe say you are interested in the clinics. They have some of the best clinics in the nation...
Side note: Is anyone else who was accepted ED transfer worried that their final grades wont be posted in time for the July 1st deadline to LSAC? No way all my grades will be in since my profs are moving so slowly.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 07, 2009, 01:26:43 AM
They know that your grades may not be in by July 1st. I asked McKellop about it; she said that she knows some people may not have all of their grades by that time, and that you should just get them in as soon as you can.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on June 07, 2009, 09:05:34 PM
I don't have my letter handy, what are we supposed to submit to Chicago, as deferred ED applicants, other than an updated transcript?  Are we supposed to submit another law school information form?
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: widennumber2 on June 08, 2009, 01:15:04 PM
What do you think my chances are if I got deferred during the ED round (3.98), and I will be resubmitting with a 3.75 (top 4%).  I know its a drop, but I'm still top 4%.  I received a B in contracts, which brought me down.  All the rest of my grades are A+s, As or A-s.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 09, 2009, 08:42:15 AM
Eh, speculating about your chances probably wouldn't be a useful exercise. I'm surprised that you didn't get in the first round, and I would be surprised if you don't get in off deferral.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: jeff112 on June 10, 2009, 05:39:08 AM
What do you think my chances are if I got deferred during the ED round (3.98), and I will be resubmitting with a 3.75 (top 4%).  I know its a drop, but I'm still top 4%.  I received a B in contracts, which brought me down.  All the rest of my grades are A+s, As or A-s.

I applied from a middle to lower T2 last cycle.  I was right in between the top 1-2 percent and got shut out by Chicago.  Nevertheless, transferring is an idiosyncratic process and YMMV (Brooklyn is ranked a bit higher than my school was; that might help).  Personally, I doubt you'll get in...Chicago doesn't have many slots and the ones that they do have are extremely competitive.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 16, 2009, 11:20:53 PM
Sigh... still haven't gotten one of my freaking grades!  >:( >:( The grade submission deadline was Friday, but my Con Law professor is too busy blogging to do her damned job, apparently.

How is everyone else holding up while we wait for final confirmation?

So far, I'm sitting at A+ (Property)/A+ (Civ Pro)/B+ (Crim Pro)/Unknown (Con Law)/A- (LRW). I'm pretty sure I am safe at this point- Crim represents a slip from last semester (Down from an A- in Substantive Crim,) but I made up the difference with LRW (Up from a B). I figure that I will only get revoked at this point if I get a C- or worse in Con Law.

Agreeing to my Regents lease tomorrow, and crying myself to sleep over the-competition-that-shall-not-be-named-or-discussed.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on June 17, 2009, 03:00:58 AM
Sigh... still haven't gotten one of my freaking grades!  >:( >:( The grade submission deadline was Friday, but my Con Law professor is too busy blogging to do her damned job, apparently.

How is everyone else holding up while we wait for final confirmation?

Most of us are busy submitting applications to other schools while trying to avoid contemplating the inevitable. =)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on June 17, 2009, 11:56:26 AM
Isn't the grade submission deadline "to LSAC by July 1st"? 2 of my grades aren't up. My GPA is wayyy down this semester so far though :( I would be crushed if they rescinded...


Sigh... still haven't gotten one of my freaking grades!  >:( >:( The grade submission deadline was Friday, but my Con Law professor is too busy blogging to do her damned job, apparently.

How is everyone else holding up while we wait for final confirmation?

Most of us are busy submitting applications to other schools while trying to avoid contemplating the inevitable. =)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on June 17, 2009, 11:59:15 AM
Oh it may be diff. for the deferred list. GL, everyone!

Isn't the grade submission deadline "to LSAC by July 1st"? 2 of my grades aren't up. My GPA is wayyy down this semester so far though :( I would be crushed if they rescinded...


Sigh... still haven't gotten one of my freaking grades!  >:( >:( The grade submission deadline was Friday, but my Con Law professor is too busy blogging to do her damned job, apparently.

How is everyone else holding up while we wait for final confirmation?

Most of us are busy submitting applications to other schools while trying to avoid contemplating the inevitable. =)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 17, 2009, 06:49:23 PM
Well, I don't think July 1st is a solid date or anything - they aren't going to rescind our acceptance as punishment for our lazy professors, or at least I certainly don't think they would.

I sent McKellop a transcript representing what I have so far (though I sent it in before Property came through yesterday). Best of luck junkie, I certainly hope you don't get rescinded. How bad is "wayyy down?"

Us ED folks- accepted and deferred/accepted alike- are going to have to grab a beer once we're in Chicago, to reminisce about this hellish month and a half of fingerbiting we are going through. And about the LR write-on, which is quite possibly one of the more intellectually painful things I have ever had to do, particularly given the miniscule chances of actually getting on to LR. I'm not that interested in Legal Forum (awesome concept, but I'm not in to Crim Law, which is its focus for this year) or the Intl. Journal.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on June 17, 2009, 06:58:08 PM
Us ED folks- accepted and deferred/accepted alike- are going to have to grab a beer once we're in Chicago, to reminisce about this hellish month and a half of fingerbiting we are going through. And about the LR write-on, which is quite possibly one of the more intellectually painful things I have ever had to do, particularly given the miniscule chances of actually getting on to LR. I'm not that interested in Legal Forum (awesome concept, but I'm not in to Crim Law, which is its focus for this year) or the Intl. Journal.

At least Chicago gives anyone who wants the chance, an opportunity to become a member of their law review.  I finished my 1L school's write-on competition, I expect to participate in at least one more competition, but hope I don't have to do two more.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 17, 2009, 07:18:12 PM
The problem with Topic Access is that you don't have LR membership in time for OCI, which is where it really counts. I imagine it is a lot harder to get a board position if you write on, unless you somehow manage to finish your comment pre-December.

It does give you membership in time for Clerkships though.

So, are you not doing the write-on for Chicago, Upgrade? It's going on as we speak.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: upgrade on June 17, 2009, 08:06:40 PM
The problem with Topic Access is that you don't have LR membership in time for OCI, which is where it really counts. I imagine it is a lot harder to get a board position if you write on, unless you somehow manage to finish your comment pre-December.

It does give you membership in time for Clerkships though.

I chose to do research this summer instead of going to a small firm, hoping to get a head start on thinking about my note topic.  Finishing the note before December probably won't happen, though. 

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So, are you not doing the write-on for Chicago, Upgrade? It's going on as we speak.

The likelihood of my acceptance is low and the likelihood that I will be one of the two who make the cut is even lower, but why not? =)
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on June 24, 2009, 08:09:48 AM
Finally got all of my grades back today. Ended up with A+/A+/A/B+/A-(LRW) this semester- a slight improvement from last semester. Good luck to those of you who are still waiting or got deferred to RD; as I said, we should all get a few drinks in Chicago in the fall to commemorate this month or so of miserable waiting.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: transferjunkie on July 04, 2009, 07:52:43 PM
I'm breathing easier. An A+ salvaged my semester. I think I'm okay... Def. need to drink this process away :)

Anyways, does anyone know if there's a fb group to help with this transition? I know there is a c/o 2011 group, but I still haven't been approved. Is the smartest thing for housing to just go with the school's housing suggestions? And is orientation really August 14th???!!!  :o

Well, I don't think July 1st is a solid date or anything - they aren't going to rescind our acceptance as punishment for our lazy professors, or at least I certainly don't think they would.

I sent McKellop a transcript representing what I have so far (though I sent it in before Property came through yesterday). Best of luck junkie, I certainly hope you don't get rescinded. How bad is "wayyy down?"

Us ED folks- accepted and deferred/accepted alike- are going to have to grab a beer once we're in Chicago, to reminisce about this hellish month and a half of fingerbiting we are going through. And about the LR write-on, which is quite possibly one of the more intellectually painful things I have ever had to do, particularly given the miniscule chances of actually getting on to LR. I'm not that interested in Legal Forum (awesome concept, but I'm not in to Crim Law, which is its focus for this year) or the Intl. Journal.
Title: Re: UChicago ED Roll Call
Post by: ToTransferOrNot on July 07, 2009, 03:01:33 PM
Just got my official "we have your transcript, and you're in" letter today!

And yes, holy crap at orientation being on the 14th. I suppose that is only one week before OCI though; it makes sense.

I just signed a lease at Regents. I'll probably try to get something else for 3L, but it seemed like a nice place.

Edits: congrats junkie--see you in August! I imagine we'll get all the info we can handle about the transition during orientation.