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Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern email?
« on: January 24, 2008, 08:36:57 AM »
Does that mean that Northwestern does not accept anyone who applied late and couldn't get an off-campus interview? I was on the wait list for an off-campus interview but was told through an e-mail in early January that they were no longer offering off-campus interviews. Because of my job and finacial situation I couldn't afford to fly out to Chicago to do an on-campus one. Does that mean I have no shot at Northwestern?

No, it doesn't mean that. NW strongly encourages applicants to interview, but I don't think those who don't automatically get thrown in the rejection pile. All things being equal, though, the candidate who interviewed is probably more likely to get a spot over the one who didn't.

Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern email?
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:01:16 AM »
What rabbit said. Also, if you interviewed (or will interview) with an alum, don't be surprised if you get two "completed" dates.

Law School Admissions / Re: Deferred at Penn?
« on: January 22, 2008, 07:19:30 PM »
Yeah, my e-mail made absolutely no mention of a WL.  None.

Thanks for clearing up the confusion!

Is this the one you got, Wallace?  I personally think I'm toast.


Thank you for your application to the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

The Admissions Committee has completed its preliminary review of your application and has decided to hold your file for further review.  The admissions process at Penn Law is a deliberative process.  Every file is read by numerous members of the Admissions Committee.  At this date, your file has been reviewed by at least two members of the committee and we are impressed with your credentials.  We are continuing our review of your file however, and thus have not yet rendered a decision.

A hallmark of Penn Law School is its small, intimate community and it is important that we maintain this environment.  We anticipate receiving as many as 5,500 applications for our class of 250 students.  Given these numbers - and the fact that many of our applicants are very strong - we are exercising caution in the number of admission offers that we extend at this time.

Please feel free to submit via mail to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid additional supporting documents, such as one additional letter of recommendation, an updated resume, or an additional two page essay on the topic of your choice. Unfortunately, we are NOT able to accept electronic submissions of documents.  If you are currently in undergraduate or graduate school, please submit to LSAC an updated transcript with your most recent grades as soon as it is available.  Upon receipt of your transcript, LSAC will automatically send us an updated report.

Our goal is to have all decisions made by the end of April, although most applicants will hear much sooner.  Please know that the time it has taken to review your file in no way indicates the final decision.  Again, the review process at Penn involves multiple members of the admissions committee reviewing each of our 5,500 applications; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review.  We understand the anxiety of the law school application process, and make every effort to balance that without sacrificing the process.

Thank you for your patience during this time and best wishes in the coming months.


Renée C. Post
Associate Dean

Law School Admissions / Re: Virginia anybody?
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:49:48 PM »
Just got my at UVA with a scholarship for an undisclosed amount.  I'm guessing it takes a long time for mail to reach my place.


Law School Admissions / Re: Deferred at Penn?
« on: January 22, 2008, 06:33:49 PM »
Anyone else?  I hope that I wasn't the only one, since that would be embarrassing.

Yep. I got that e-mail too. I'm sorry we're in the same boat.,100608.0.html
Wallace: "Ugh . . . I already started this thread, but thanks. :P"

I actually started the "Held at Penn..." thread an hour and 22 minutes before you started this one. No need for snarky comments.

Law School Admissions / Re: WUSTL acceptances?
« on: January 22, 2008, 04:27:05 PM »
that sounds like bad news, i'm afraid. many others have posted on this subject and the general consensus is that with email such as this (and sometime mailed letters), when a law school sends you either information you already know or informs you of something that should have been (and probably was) completed months ago, that it is an indication that they are not taking you application very seriously and are not giving it the amount of care that would avoid these "doubles" so to speak. it's just a sign that if they can't keep straight what they've already done or what they've already sent out, then it's most likely bad news for the applicant.

That's not true!  I got about 2 or 3 similar emails from Boston Univ. and just today received a call of acceptance from the Dean of Admissions.  I wouldn't think too much of the email, I got the WUSTL email today as well.

Congrats on BU, LSAT!  I agree, I don't think what IamAnXman says is true.  Of course, when I replied explaining I'd applied in early Oct. and WUSTL had, in fact, requested my LSDAS report (only took 2 days from "requested" to "processed"), they didn't say the e-mail was a glitch. They just wrote back and said that my app. was indeed complete. I don't know.

In other news...Held at Penn via e-mail today :(

Law School Admissions / Held at Penn...
« on: January 22, 2008, 04:22:38 PM »
...and not surprised. Via e-mail @ 5 p.m.

Law School Admissions / Re: WUSTL acceptances?
« on: January 22, 2008, 01:39:31 PM »
I got a strange e-mail from WUSTL today. It said  they'd received my completed application and would forward it to the review committee as soon as my LSDAS report arrived. Funny thing is I applied in early October and my LSDAS report was requested/processed in mid-October. I called a couple of months ago to ensure they'd gotten everything (they don't have a status checker) and they said they had.

What to make of this? Just a glitch?

Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Decision Mailed
« on: January 17, 2008, 06:54:21 AM »
The day your status checker says the decision was mailed may not be accurate. Mine said it was mailed on the 9th, but the postmark on my priority mail box says it was mailed on the 14th. So, in reality, it only took two days to travel from Nashville to the East Coast.

No worries. Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Decision Mailed
« on: January 16, 2008, 04:21:31 PM »
For the record. I did not receive a letter by normal mail. I ONLY received the box.

Same here.

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