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ChangedMan

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Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« on: January 28, 2008, 06:28:16 PM »
WHAT THE HECK? Words cannot express my frustration right now.
Statistics: 166 LSAT, 3.8 GPA good resume, good recs and I get wait listed?!?!? Anyone else get a similar letter in the mail today? I'm tempted to send the letter back to them with a big FU. It was really near the top of my list due to proximity.

Any reasonable explanations for this?

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 06:41:17 PM »
Maybe yield protect you are 3 points above their 75th percentile.  Did they tell you to send additional stuff to get off the waitlist like additional recs or essays?  That way you would be proving your interest in their school

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 06:50:34 PM »
No nothing, just a generic form on lavender paper.

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 10:13:41 PM »
i'm guessing YP, unless you were a total jerk in your applications.
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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 10:34:32 PM »
yes, wrote the Why Law that has already received comments such as "Excellent personal statement" in acceptance letters from two other schools. No past history that would preclude admissions unless the Dean's office screwed up the rec.

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 06:02:01 PM »
Bump, anyone get anything today?

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 04:16:53 PM »
ive also just been waitlisted at UCONN but with the exact opposite situation...with my stats (156, 3.4, non-urm asian indian) I expected to be an auto-reject.... anyone know anything about their waitlist?

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 12:56:28 PM »
Applied in the end of Feb, accepted on Friday, March 21st; 172 lsat, 3.0 gpa, non-trad (a little older, some graduate math), CT resident.

Maybe it was YP for you and maybe they just expected me to matriculate since I applied so late in the cycle?

Also, for my personal statement, I was very specific about why I wanted to attend UConn; it wasn't a general "Why Law" essay.

Did you ever try calling?

Team Awesome

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 01:57:55 PM »
It's funny that we whine and whine about law schools only caring about numbers. But the second a school that 'should' have let you in based on your numbers along WL or dings someone, we cry foul. They can't win.

I don't mean to stick up for this imperfect process. I just think it's funny.

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Re: Waitlist at UCONN?!?!
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 02:10:20 PM »
For the waitlisted folks -- are you in-state? I remember reading on their Web site that UConn only accepts so many out-of-staters.