« on: June 02, 2005, 07:38:52 PM »
Thanks for the advice/opinions... I think the range of responses thus far at least validates my confusion.
To answer the question above, I did not send in anything other than my final transcripts. However, I have kept in contact with their admissions office over the past month or two, and I think that was helpful. I remember hearing people suggest that calling is not something you should do; I strongly disagree. I think that in the "post-waitlisted period" it is very important to continually confirm your interest in attending the school; it's something that everyone does at first, but it's not as prevalent come summer. By no means did I call every week. Instead, I made sure I talked to the same person in the admissions office each time I called. I'd guess that he vouched for me when it came time to go to the waitlist.
Moving on...this issue would be much easier to tackle if I were sure of where I want to practice. At this point, I definitely like the idea of Atlanta or Jacksonville, but I'm surely not ready to discount the prospect of other areas throughout the southeast.
I'm going to visit Vanderbilt in a couple weeks, and hopefully I'll have a gut feeling one way or the other. If I had to decide today, I'd be at Emory come this fall. I'd still welcome anyone else's opinions/advice -- it's all very helpful.