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Where should I go next fall? / Still waiting on Columbia...
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:49:21 PM »
I called the admisssions office today, and they said they still hadn't made a decision on my application.  I can't believe we're well into May and they're still not done looking at all the applications.  The person on the phone said "maybe next week?" in a rather meek voice, and made it sound like a question when asked for an estimate of wait time remaining.  Then the USPS will take their time getting me the letter. 

Anybody want to take the over on waiting till Memorial Day?

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Denials / Re: stanford rejection
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:45:39 PM »
i got tired of waiting and called.  "sorry but they couldn't offer you a spot."

at least the wait's over.

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Denials / Chicago
« on: April 25, 2005, 07:11:45 PM »
plain white envelope with single page.  got it in the mail today.  interesting, since nyu waitlisted me...

still a longhorn pending outcomes at havard, stanford, and columbia (cmon...one of you's could use me! :-)

-aakash

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Wait List / Penn
« on: April 20, 2005, 01:36:30 PM »
Received decision via email, responsed as advised (direct reply to email).

I've now been WLed at NYU, Michigan, Penn, and Duke...though my LSAT is spectacular, I felt that I my solid soft factors, essay, and great recommendations could push me in somewhere.

As of now I'm a future Longhorn, but it's frustrating being so close yet so far.  There must have really been record numbers of applicants this year, or at least that's what I'm telling myself for consolation when I see people with numbers just like me or even lower apply earlier and get in.

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Wait List / NYU waitlist
« on: April 18, 2005, 07:06:12 PM »
Received manilla envelope in mail today.  Will mail letter stating I want in tomorrow.  Sucks to be so close yet so far.  Applying late killed me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Extremely late decisions...?
« on: April 03, 2005, 04:04:43 PM »
So we're into April and I still have eight pending files, all of which went complete over a month ago if not more.  The schools pending are the higest ranked that I've applied to (Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Chicago, Michigan, Penn).

Should I assume I'm going to be rejected these schools?
Will I even hear from them?
Is it common for acceptances to come in April?

I have deposits due on April 15th, and I'm sure most of you do as well.  Where do I stand?

Anyone in the same boat as me?

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Denials / Berkeley says "No Thanks"
« on: March 25, 2005, 01:10:46 AM »
They sent the letter to my permanent address, and it arrived today.  So did I for that matter, since I flew in for the long weekend.

The letter said there were 30 applicants for each spot in the enterring class.  That puts their acceptance rate at under 4%...that can't be right, can it?

Sure, it's my first rejection, and it's disappointing.  But there's always tomorrow, and more schools to hear from  ;D

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Still pending at Univ of Texas?
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:46:00 PM »
yes.  i was admitted less than a week ago.

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Acceptances / Re: $ at Houston
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:14:01 PM »
At this point, UT is probably still ahead.  Unless I get more money from UofH, I'm going to withdraw soon...the only reason I haven't yet is that the prospect of living at home and going to law school is mildly intriguing.

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Acceptances / $ at Houston
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:06:10 PM »
$5,000 per year Dean's Merit Scholarship.

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