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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: LawJedi on March 19, 2007, 04:37:39 PM

Title: WL at Colorado
Post by: LawJedi on March 19, 2007, 04:37:39 PM
Just got the Colorado Waitlist. Anyone else on it?
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 16, 2007, 12:37:51 PM
Yeah, sure am. Are you going to withdraw or wait it out? I called and they said they probably won't even START to review the waitlist until June
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: i heart wind power on April 16, 2007, 09:44:21 PM
They say June, but I'm not sure they even know for sure. It's such an excruciatingly unpredictable process.
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 17, 2007, 06:29:27 AM
Yeah, you are right about that. An unpredictable process!!
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 20, 2007, 08:08:29 AM
Anyone else put on the waitlist at CU?? Any news about the waitlist????
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: parischic on April 20, 2007, 09:28:57 AM
I just got my WL letter.  I'm staying on it, for a little while at least.  I loved the city of Boulder when I visited and I really love how close it is to the slopes!  I'm still weighing if I would go there over a big city with more opportunities to network while in school, and trying to decide if I'd be happy staying in CO if I couldn't get a job outside of it.
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 20, 2007, 10:35:58 AM
Well good luck getting off. CU is my top choice and I'm ready to do anything to get off the list. I thought I was a auto rejection so I was pretty thrilled to get the waitlisted spot. Seems like they are putting a lot of people on the waitlist. I wonder how many they typically accept from it each year??
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: i heart wind power on April 20, 2007, 11:57:24 AM
Seems like they are putting a lot of people on the waitlist. I wonder how many they typically accept from it each year??

Umm..I'm sure that, as with most (all?) waitlists, it varies quite significantly year to year. CU has one of the smallest incoming classes, however, so I would imagine that they usually pull very few. Fortunately, the letter indicates that they DO anticipate going to the waitlist, so maybe a couple of us will get lucky.

::crosses fingers::
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 21, 2007, 07:07:51 AM
I was wondering something...what if you just waited it out all summer long? I know that most people may not be able to do that, b/c of offers from other schools, but I may be in the position to wait. What are the chances of getting accepted if all summer long I continue to contact and show interest? Can they reject me from the WL?
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: i heart wind power on April 21, 2007, 10:58:01 AM
I was wondering something...what if you just waited it out all summer long? I know that most people may not be able to do that, b/c of offers from other schools, but I may be in the position to wait. What are the chances of getting accepted if all summer long I continue to contact and show interest? Can they reject me from the WL?

Staying on longer does increase your chance, but it hardly gives any guarantees. If you click on the link below, you can see an example of somebody who stayed on the waitlist the entire summer, then got a letter from CU on Aug.19 informing her the class was full.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=COmom

Like I said earlier, Colorado has a really, really, ridiculously small class size (around 168, I believe), so I wouldn't count on many wait-listers getting in. The school will most likely pull applicants that boost its LSAT or GPA yield, so if you have a high LSAT and/or a 4.0ish GPA, I would say your chances are better (but still not worth betting on). They may also pull applicants based on race or geographic location, so being diverse also helps.

Or maybe they just pick applicants that have funny names, who really knows...
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 21, 2007, 03:39:49 PM
Well I am Native American, that might help
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 22, 2007, 02:59:36 PM
I was just wondering why CU has such a small class? Seems that they would want to have more seats
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: FrancesUVA! on April 23, 2007, 09:38:33 AM
I love CU. My alma mater.  The class is small because of rankings.  If they open more seats they would have to accept more people with lower numbers and they would drop on the rankings. At least that's what one of my professors told me and it seems to hold true for some state schools out there, not just CU.

Grat school, love it. good luck!   
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 23, 2007, 04:08:10 PM
Yeah it is a great school! I am praying I can get off the WL......I wish there is more I could do to express to them how much I want to get in!!!
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: Camaro_Kyle on April 23, 2007, 04:29:18 PM
Yeah it is a great school! I am praying I can get off the WL......I wish there is more I could do to express to them how much I want to get in!!!

I'm right there with you SMO. Even though they told me I won't hear until at least the end of May, I still pray that there will be an acceptance letter in my mailbox every day I come home.  Although I am planning on going to Denver right now, and  really happy about it, I still think Boulder is where I belong.  I got my fingers crossed for you too!
Good luck
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 23, 2007, 05:12:57 PM
Well I guess it is good that we only have one more week of April left, huh? I am ready to get some closure on my future, I hope May brings some good news. I hope that at least one of us gets off that dang WL Camaro_Kyle!!! Good luck!
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 23, 2007, 05:22:09 PM
I forgot to say that I was looking at LSN and there are a lot of ppl on the WL. That makes me nervous, b/c my numbers are not the greatest.... :-\ ???
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 23, 2007, 05:33:38 PM
So they took you off the WL at CU the first week of classes but you didn't go? I know you are at DU, so I'm just wondering how that worked out and all. You said you met with ppl at DU, but you did that at CU too?
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 24, 2007, 08:38:29 PM
Matthies-what were your numbers when you applied? If you don't mind me asking
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on April 25, 2007, 08:17:23 AM
Wow, you have a great story. You have worked hard. That is a really encouraging story. Thanks for sharing it. You are awesome! :)


So....any news from CU anyone??? ???
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: SMO on May 11, 2007, 07:53:14 AM
No news from the CU waitlist....anyone having any luck out there??
Title: Re: WL at Colorado
Post by: i heart wind power on May 30, 2007, 07:58:23 PM
*yawn*

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