« on: April 21, 2005, 12:13:35 PM »
I posted this on another thread, but wanted to share it here:
MY HEINOUS HASTINGS WAITLIST EXPERIENCE
The people at the Hastings admissions office are rank pieces of sh*t. I went on the waitlist last year in mid-April and wrote a nice letter explaining why the school was still my first choice. I called once in July to inquire whether they were still accepting from the waitlist.
I received an e-mail in early August telling me that I had gotten in and would receive snail mail confirmation. I received a password to the admitted students listserv and spoke with a few people. A week later, the appropriate letter never came, they told me that they had not in fact accepted me and they were about to reject me from the waitlist.
I asked if they could make an exception since I had already begun to make plans to relocate based on their "Welcome to Hastings" e-mails that I kept receiving, and since it was their mistake that I was notified positively with regards to admission. They said no. I asked to speak with the Director of Admissions Akira Shiroma. They hedged on this. I was finally able to schedule a phone call, and he still told me that he could not make an exception despite their mistake. The people in the office were extremely unfriendly and downright mean at several points, when a tiny mistake on their part put me in hell for several weeks. Luckily, I had not recinded my offer at the law school I ended up attending, but I was forced to begin law school way the hell across the country, away from my boyfriend.
Sorry to bring you down, but please be realistic at your chances and make sure you double check all correspondence, make sure to have a backup plan, and don't take anything at face value.