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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances 05-06 Cycle
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:05:49 PM »
In @ Florida State, requested decision over the phone after being notified that a decision had been made.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pushing the envelope?
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:04:25 PM »
It worked, and I am in. Thank God. FYI, for those who might try something similar.  I very nicely explained that I had heard about their accepted students day next Friday and that, if admitted,, would need to notify work this week.  I was put on hold, transferred to Wendy somebody (asst. dean) and told of my acceptance. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Pushing the envelope?
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:53:14 AM »
So, I was told over the phone that a decision has been made today and I should hear in a week by mail (@ FSU, by the way). However, their admit day is next Friday and if I am accepted I would still have time to coordinate the visit at an okay price.  Is it reasonable to try to press for an answer over the phone or via email (admissions director)?  In the event that I am waitlisted I don't want to make a bad impression, but I really would like to attend admit day if accepted. It seems like if I were to be accepted they would've given me enough notice to attend.  Thus, I am expecting a waitlist or ding even though my numbers have lead me to believe otherwise.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:26:49 AM »
Nah man, I work in West Chester, PA but could get a round trip flight for $340 if they let me know today. Have you checked in on your status?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:04:56 AM »
I called the admissions office.  I asked if the lady (Shante) could let me know over the phone, she said no.  Do you think I could call back and explain to them if admitted I would really want to attend admit day next Friday, which I would need to arrange this week to be able to do so?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 10:51:41 AM »
I found out a decision has been made as of today and should receive something in the mail within one week.  I know that Sharon Booker has been calling students, not sure what to make of this since I've received no call.  Going to be a long wait for that letter.

Say 2 people are preparing to run the mile, both having never ran it before. One decides to train on his own (let's refer to this person as A) and the other decides to train with a one-time champion of the mile (let's call this person B).  During their first effort, A runs a 6:00 mile (very good time for amateur) and B runs an 8:00 mile (arguable an average time for amateur). Is it reasonable to say that A should improve more quickly than B? I don't think so. Most likely A has already achieved/inherited a very high level of fitness whereas B is further behind for whatever reason. No matter one's genetics/background it will be much more difficult for A to drop a minute than B. The further one approaches a limit, the more difficult is improvement. Also, under timed conditions where any number of unforeseen distractions might cause one to miss a question, one or more questions missed because of distraction/mental parapraxis has a stronger effect on A than B who has room to allow for these parapraxes.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 08:07:50 AM »

Avatar is phenomenal. I have a fraternity brother at Cuse Law who's a really good guy; if you want his opinion PM me and I'll give it to you.


That's not true. You have 13 scaled points worth of improvement to do; at 167 you should be imprioving faster, not slower.

That's actually not true. In any standardized test the further one climbs/scores toward its summit, the more difficult incremental improvement becomes regardless of what a person scored to begin with.

Write a letter (find out if they prefer email, direct mail, or fax -- I would email and mail if given the option) stating why each school is your top choice and where you currently stand. Briefly touch upon any significant academic/professional developments that may have occured and will help your candidacy.  Following through is half the battle. A waitlist pool varies significantly from school to school, but generally I'd say 10-15% make it in from the schools listed.  You could find yourself waiting until a week before school keep in mind.

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