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« on: June 29, 2009, 09:23:53 PM »
Well, isn't it very similar to YP, though? (I assume this means yield protection.) I think it's so similar as to be nearly the same thing (although for different purposes.)
Same thing...different motivation for doing it.
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:22:01 PM »
Sands, I totally respect your judgment about how to handle this, but I have a suggestion. In the future, when shills/obsessives/spammers post multiple threads with the same content or lack thereof, especially in the wrong areas of the board, I think it would make sense to delete or combine the offending multiple threads and issue a warning instead of banning the user (who may be a legitimate user who is just confused about how the board is organized) and leaving the offending threads around to muck up the board. But this is just my 2 cents.
Maybe in some cases. This person posted the same link 16 times...excessive much?
« on: June 29, 2009, 07:31:32 PM »
What makes you think a law school would reject you because they are afraid you'd prefer acceptance to another school? It seems counterintuitive.
You'd think this wouldn't be a problem, but I'd imagine it factors in even in transfer admissions. Obviously there's no YP, but transfer admissions work on such a truncated timetable that the adcomms want someone who will commit ASAP after receiving an acceptance. If a school like ND admits a bunch of people that will clearly get into T14 schools, they probably won't have a high acceptance rate and then they will be scrambling for decent students to fill the class.
Like I said earlier, I don't think it would hurt at all to write a letter to the Dean of Admissions and clearly express your undying love for ND and the fact that you'd enroll in a heartbeat.
« on: June 29, 2009, 04:55:40 PM »
you could always send them a letter or try e-mailing the dean of admissions and telling them convincingly that ND is your first choice and that if admitted you'd write a deposit check out right then and there.
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:24:16 PM »
I agree with lala here. There was no need to tell him to chill. He was just seeing who else was waiting to hear back. Doesn't necessarily mean he's overanxious. On the other hand, his response was a bit strong.
« on: June 29, 2009, 12:44:42 PM »
what are y'alls school/class ranks?
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:51:13 AM »
Maybe people just aren't waiting for Stanford cause they knew their chances were slim anyway. I didn't apply either.
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:50:20 AM »
My understanding is that if you can access the admitted students site then that means you got in. GULC doesn't send decisions via e-mail (they are pretty pedantic about that policy) so the only other way you'd find out is via snail mail.
« on: June 27, 2009, 10:22:52 PM »
I agree with Matthies. I could understand if it were Stanford (and maybe even Berkeley), but UCLA isn't quite on par with those schools. Plus, you are already in a market you like, etc. I'd say stay. Did you apply to any east coast schools? (like Vandy, GULC, Cornell?) I'd think you would have a good shot at those.
« on: June 27, 2009, 10:20:33 PM »
Issue 1: So, I received an e-mail Friday on being accepted as a transfer applicant to GW. I'm concerned that Mason will continue to drop in rankings next year, below the T50. Anyone have any thoughts on this transfer?
I think this is an unfounded fear. I doubt they'd drop that low. Even if they did, it wouldn't affect you that much. Employers don't pay that much attention to the rankings. They already have an idea of what schools are good. I don't think you should be worrying about this.
Issue 2: Let's say I transfer to GW from Mason, anyone have any thoughts on trying to transfer to Havard or Yale once I accumulate at least 28 credit combined hours from GW & Mason? Or should I stick it out one more year at Mason, then try to transfer somewhere in the T10 after I received 28 credit hours?
I would say stick it out at GMU. If you transfer to GW and then try to move up again, the adcomms will just think you are a rankings whore. Plus, it would be confusing for the T10 peeps because you'd have transcripts and GPA's and rankings from two different schools. It would also make me think (if I was on an adcomm) that you had didn't really know what you wanted to do, that maybe you just picked law school cause you had nothin better to do and were just blindly trying to move up to a better school. Obviously these are just my thoughts, but I would recommend against transferring to GW. I don't think it's worth it. You'll also lose friends, relationships w/ profs (LORs), and possibly a scholarship. Plus GW is way more expensive than GMU.
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