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WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!

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WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« on: March 03, 2005, 11:35:09 AM »
Applied in October.  2.57/152, lots of WE and EC's

I had a 88% chance according to Chiashu

This is a demoralizing process.  I thought I had this one in the bag.  Going to interview with dean of admissions at Penn State (WL there) next week.  If I can't schmooze her its looking bad for next year for me.

of those remaining:

W & L -- no chance, applied b/c of fee waiver
Roger Williams -- have heard too many bad things about / bad bar passage
NESL -- a chance, will think about being 6th in Boston job market
Albany -- I like but a long shot
West Virginia -- I like but a long shot

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Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2005, 01:01:41 PM »
Sorry to hear about the rejection. I felt this way when I was WL at NESL. I wonder if I am going to be faced with the same fate when I get the mail today since my lsat is lower than yours.Oh well.

Good luck at PSU!!! I am still waiting to hear something from them.

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Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2005, 01:06:15 PM »
They may have pegged you as over-qualified and so they decided to try and boost their ratings with a ding.

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Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005, 01:34:41 PM »
They may have pegged you as over-qualified and so they decided to try and boost their ratings with a ding.

That's definitely possible.

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I am so sorry! This process is so messed up. I am sure an even better schools will be where you end up!!

Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005, 05:50:21 PM »
whaaattttt that is messed up >:(

F05HOPEFUL

Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2005, 07:33:28 PM »
Thanks everyone for the support.  However, I doubt that I was overqualified.  I'm gonna start sending out resumes.  Anyone know how much a stockbroker makes?

Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005, 03:08:17 PM »
I can't believe that W & L would send a fee waiver, but then reject you.  I don't get it.  Any chance you can email me? (lawschoolgames@yahoo.com)

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Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005, 03:13:03 PM »
Lots of schools send out waiver fees to unqualified canidates specifically so they can reject them.

That makes their acceptance rate lower and therefore the school more competitive.

Sick, isn't it?

C2

Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2005, 03:19:53 PM »
It's just awful.  Mind-boggling actually.  What schools are famous for doing this?  Has anyone had a specific experience like Quaker Oats?  Encouraged to apply to a school where they are sure to be rejected?

Re: WTF?!? Denied at WNEC!
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2005, 03:33:28 PM »
Its free for anyone to apply to Washington & Lee. 

The OP probably wasnt sent a fee waiver or anything, they just applied for free.  But still, it stinks for schools to recruit students who have a very low chance of actually being admitted just so they can increase their statistics.