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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: May 13, 2007, 02:49:05 PM »
actually i take that back...because its rolling admissions..they dont have to know what they are comparing it too as long as the waitlist guy applied earlier...i guess i should tell them md is my first choice

however...there is no exuse for promising a 1st round decision in 3 weeks and then not doing it...thats just bs

and again..at no point have i ever argued they should bed pressed to make a "quick" decision on my file...i did agrue some other things...and i took back one of those arguemtns

new thought for the day..if its true that there is no ryme or reason for admissions decisions in most borderline cases like ours....then why does it take 8 months for you to get a decision?  8 months of not considering you?
heh

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: May 13, 2007, 02:38:06 PM »
theres no real yme or reason to a lot of admissions...i guess thats a fair conclusion from your cycle....i think its intrfesting that even at aba s schools...and even at public schools...there is no oversight tothe admissions process.

on the other hand..one could argue that in your particulr case..the reason is that some schools like your soft factors..and other schools dont.


speaking of soft factors...thats what makes considering a witlist before doing a first round unfair...they have no idea what they are comparing the waitlist guy too.

thanks for the good wishes...md is my first chocie..what is yours?

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: May 13, 2007, 01:28:46 PM »
heh

so...admittidly im an oversensitive freak.

and 8 months is a long time to wait for your decision...in all seriousness...i am sympathetic to the long wait...fand i hope you get in btw.....

you know...i wonder if this is how we act before law school if during law school were going to end up the tooo competitive type whos always fightng their collegiles becuase they only have the normal curve in mind :)..for some reason..even thouhg many types of schools use normal curves...law schools have a reputation for being cutthroat.

....i dont want to end up that kind of law student.

.....i read your blog..i see law school is really important to you and again..i ghope you get in wherever you want to go including md...i see you got in to wisconsin madison...is umd your first choice?

however....
when you say "You just can't expect an immediate decision (or the best service) after applying that late"...your still missing the point...its not about wanting immediate serice....its about comparing their burocratic and disorganized system to practices of other schoools' and especially about taking waitlists before doing all the first round  decisions....at least knowing that the decisons are being made fairly would make waiting easier...if not tolerable.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: May 13, 2007, 01:23:55 AM »
oh and ncccipy...

thanks for your comment advice and sympathy...i didnt of course...mean anything as a personal attack..im sure your 110% qualified for admittince

and good luck getting that scholarship

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: May 13, 2007, 01:12:46 AM »
i didnt mean it..as a competition for who waited the longest or who got screwed over the most (although admittedly it sounded like it)

but Booyakasha2:

since weve started..i never claimed to have been we aitging the longest...i did calim that whats going on is stupid:

someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb (when most of the wiatlist decisions started to come out)..doesnt even seem not normal to me..they cant neesesairly be expected to address an application early in the seaso in just becuase they got the app early in the season.

what i was getting at is the idea that MD application dept is disorganized:

1.  most schools request your lsac package immediatly when you applyu havnt made a decison
2.  the idea of putting people on a waitlist is ok..the idea of using that waitlist wheen you havnt made an initial decision about other applicants smacks of disorganization on its face (though their could be a valid explanation)
3.  the fact that it is so late in the season and a decision hasnt been made (regardless of the fact that the app was filed late in the season as well..it shouldget eaxsier to make decisions as the season gets longer
4. the fact that they have told 2-3 weeks several times at several diffrent points and not been able to keep a promise


so depsite the fact that my situation is not the longest wait..it shows the level of disorganization more than someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb.

that probably sounded petty and vindictive to you (and it is)...but you  started it by saying that my
"wait was nothing"

im not just going to take that when i have a valid point to make and i was obviiously upset.

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Wait List / Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« on: May 12, 2007, 11:20:52 PM »
know what sucks?

knowing that people on this board have gotten in off the regular waitlist (ncccippy)...and knowing that I have not yet even been given an initial waitlist/accept/reject decision and my status checker still says "received"

i have been in touch with them by email twice...once at the beginning of april and once in late april.  each time they said it would be a few weeks.

the previous time they said it was in committee and it would be 2-3 weeks...it will be 3 weeks since they said that this coming Tuesday.

lsat 164 gpa 2.89 total and 3.2 at the university i graduated from...which happens to be UM College Park.

and yes i applied on time (march 8th when the deadline this year was the 15th after having been extended)...umd took a month too request the lsac package and another few weeks to put it into committee.

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