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Law School Applications / Re: "Hold" at Chicago
« on: February 06, 2007, 01:11:17 PM »
1. obesity, 2. children, 3. book review.

did we all get the same suggestions?

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Law School Applications / "Hold" at Chicago
« on: February 06, 2007, 10:23:57 AM »
I got the letter yesterday.  Anyone else in this category?

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Law School Applications / Re: Acceptances + Greed
« on: February 02, 2007, 04:13:07 PM »
accepted at 2, rejected at 1, deferred at 3, and heard nothing from the last.  7 schools,  4 final decisions to go. 

One of my accepted schools is a really good place, so I feel comfortable with how things are, but two of the schools I'm waiting for are amazing and it would be a dream come true if I were to get in, so I'm still checking the mail everyday.  It's frustrating, but at this point I'm hoping time is in my favor, every day they don't reject me and do reject others, my chances get better.  Or so I tell myself. 

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Law School Applications / Re: U Chicago deadline & certification letter
« on: January 31, 2007, 08:15:59 AM »
It can't hurt you to send it now, so just send it today and hope for the best.  Maybe also call today and see if there's a fax number because that would be quicker.  Have you paid the application fee yet?  If so, definately send it, nothing to lose.

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:37:13 PM »
yeah i was going to do that except the letter specifically said not to send anything further...well techinically it says "no additional information is necessary" and honestly beyond a please please please let me go to your school letter i've sent them everything i've got

send them a please please please letter then.  Emphasize what you like about their programs and why you'll be a good fit.  If you don't follow up with deferrals, then schools assume you're no longer interested. Even when they tell you that you don't have to send anything else, you still should. Anyone I've ever known who has gotten into any school after a deferral sent some sort of follow-up to the school (essay, letter, LOR, etc.).  Send anything - I sent a writing sample to two schools cause I had nothing else (I'm not sure if it will help me, but at least they know I'm still alive and hoping).   

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Law School Applications / Re: phone/email jitters
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:26:53 PM »
I have a seperate email account for professional/school stuff and I only check it a few times a day, keeps me sane.

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:21:49 PM »
it was  before Nov 30...so are you saying i would have been rejected outright had i not applied so early?


No, that's not what I was saying.  I was just wondering whether it was reasonable for you to even expect a deferral or not.  Clearly it is if you were complete before Nov 30th.  If that is the case, probably something got lost in the mail and I would call the school to ask.  They do promise an answer by Dec 15th for those who applied Early Action.  BTW - was your application in before Nov 1st?  The app had to be in before the 1st and the file had to be complete by the 30th to be considered Early Action. 




oh okay i didn't explain well i applied EA and was deferred to regular admissions cycle the letter said something about only 10% being deferred to regular admissions but i don't know if thats true...if they're going to ding me i wish they would go ahead and do it



With Georgetown I think it's better to wait and hope.  It's an amazing school and anyone should be happy to go there, but it's also the bottom of the T14.  A lot of people admitted now WILL turn it down when they get into higher ranked schools.  Being on the Georgetown WL is not the kiss of death - you have a good chance of making it in, probably better than the other T14s.  Also Georgetown has the biggest class after Harvard, so more spaces are open.  You are much better off deferred than rejected.  If I were you, I would try to send them something else to show that I'm still interested, another ps, lor, or even just a letter.  From what I can tell, Georgetown is a touchy feely kinda place and they want people there who are excited about going there.  Taking the time to show that extra level of interest might do the trick.  At least it gets your application some more attention. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown
« on: January 29, 2007, 08:57:06 AM »
it was  before Nov 30...so are you saying i would have been rejected outright had i not applied so early?

No, that's not what I was saying.  I was just wondering whether it was reasonable for you to even expect a deferral or not.  Clearly it is if you were complete before Nov 30th.  If that is the case, probably something got lost in the mail and I would call the school to ask.  They do promise an answer by Dec 15th for those who applied Early Action.  BTW - was your application in before Nov 1st?  The app had to be in before the 1st and the file had to be complete by the 30th to be considered Early Action. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Georgetown
« on: January 28, 2007, 06:39:38 PM »
when did you apply?  I think they only defer people who applied and got all information to them before their Nov 30 deadline.  If your application wasn't complete until after that they wouldn't bother deferring, it would just be WL, rejected, or accepted. 

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if you apply early and they hold on to your application for months, then there's soemone at the admissions office choosing not to reject you.  From what I understand, they are constantly re-reading held applications.  Every time yours gets re-read, someone is again choosing not to reject you. When they get their withdrawals from auto-admits and start looking into the pile of applications to see who can take the available spots, stands to reason that they'll have more of a tie to the application they've been seeing and somewhat liking since November, then the one they just got in February.  However, a really stellar applicant in February will definately be chosen over the guy they kinda liked from November. 

Just my subjective opinion. 

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