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Acceptances / Re: Response to schools you will not attend
« on: February 08, 2006, 07:56:04 PM »
If they made a decision inn December and nothing has come yet, it sounds likely that the letter was lost in the mail.  Will they resend it?

They made the decision to refer my EA app. to the regular pool.  They just never bothered to update their status checker.  I called and spoke with them and they said that decisions are sent out by email so there is no chance that it is lost in the mail.

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Acceptances / Re: SASE for Deposits
« on: February 08, 2006, 07:52:42 PM »
George Mason sent an envelope with a normal stamp attached.  I think it is good in that it will get those who aren't going to attend to use the free stamp to let the school no, instead of putting it off until they finally get a chance to run to the post office.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Urbana-Sparkling Wine
« on: February 08, 2006, 07:24:06 PM »
(free beer thursdays in the pavilion).

Sold!  W&M is going to have to work to beat that offer.

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Acceptances / Response to schools you will not attend
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:20:43 AM »
I've become very pissed off at Cornell and was thinking about what I will do if I am finally accepted there.  Cornell’s status check page has said "Decision" since late December.  I'm thinking if I am ever accepted I will send this series of letters to Cornell over a 6 week period.

Week 1:
Dear Cornell,
I have received your admissions offer.  Thank you for your offer.  Please note that I have received many excellent offers this year and cannot accept all of them.  Each offer will be looked at individually. 
I will send a letter when I have reached my decision.
Again thank you for your interest in me as a student.
Me

Week 2:
Dear Cornell,
It has come to my attention that your file is incomplete for the following reasons:
You lack a scholarship offer.
Please send the missing documents to me as soon as possible.
Thank you,
Me

Week 3:
Dear Cornell,
Your acceptance offer is now complete.  Please understand that my decision making process can take up to 6 weeks from completion date.  Please do not call and badger me.
Thank you,
Me

Week 4:
Dear Cornell,
I have reached a decision.
Me

Week 5:
Dear Cornell,
I still have a decision.  Please wait another week before I tell you what it is. 
Me

Week 6:
Dear Cornell,
I regret to inform you that I have accepted an offer elsewhere.  Perhaps you should have included a better scholarship offer with your file.  Please understand that half of my reason for applying to your school was to state that I had been accepted at an Ivy League law school.
In the future try not to screw around with applications for 2 months for no reason at all.
thank you,
Me

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Acceptances / Re: which schools have status checkers?
« on: February 06, 2006, 01:32:06 AM »
Iowa

And Cornell's doesn't count because that thing lies. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Gaining in-state residency first year
« on: February 04, 2006, 04:00:03 AM »
Illinois looks to be impossible.   >:( http://www.usp.uillinois.edu/residency/residentreg.html

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: George Mason?
« on: February 04, 2006, 03:54:26 AM »
Not a 1L anymore, name out of date.

I applied because of the fee waiver and got in.  I finally did some actual research on the school and I'm not very impressed.  Very conservative students and a large emphasis is placed on economics.  All 1L's have to take a graduate level economics class.

Its not really graduate level.  Its an introductory econ class.  If you've had any econ classes in undergrad it'll mostly be a repeat.

I was basing that claim off of the FAQ at GMU's admission page.  "All of our students are required to take a course during their first semester titled, “Economic Foundations of Legal Studies.” This course is essentially a graduate-level microeconomics course."

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Acceptances / Re: In at UIUC!
« on: February 03, 2006, 08:15:41 PM »
Finally got my info packet. $15,000 a year.

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Acceptances / Re: Uh, Vanderbilt? Is anybody there?
« on: February 03, 2006, 03:29:23 AM »
I went complete on 12/22 and have heard nothing.  I called and asked how long I should expect to wait and the lady on the phone said they were still looking at applications from Novemeber.  She told me I would probably have to wait 6-8 weeks from the date I went complete.

I wanted to tell her that I knew she was full of it. I know it's not that they are carefully reviewing all the applications in order.  They are just looking for people with 166+ and hoping the rest of us will sit on our asses until they come around. 

Really hating my 166 right now.  I thought for sure it would give me a good chance at Vandy.  From the looks of it one more point and I would have been golden.

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I showed up to my biology class for the third time one semester.  Turns out we were having our midterm. Got an A.  (now in all fairness the teacher was such a filthy hippy that I just chose the answers the smelled the most of granola and incense)

I'm a Philosophy major and I have have not read a single Philosphy book for any of my classes in the past year. 

Now my first two years before I became disillusioned I actually worked my ass off.

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