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Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« on: April 01, 2005, 01:29:54 PM »
I heard from some 1Ls that Boalt sends out two different reject letters.  One where they basically say please try and transfer next year and one where they don't.  Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 01:31:25 PM »
I got the one with the transfer info. It definitely had me thinking about trying to do that. Did anyone else get a flat our rejection without that info?

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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005, 01:51:52 PM »
bump - I got a letter w/ transfer statement.

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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2005, 01:54:27 PM »
Did they say why there's is two different letters?  And what the significance of getting one versus the other means?  And if they are interested, why not waitlist those "special rejection" folks?

This is toooo confusing.
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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2005, 02:04:34 PM »
Why the two letters?

Because the people who got the transfer letter probably didn't have high enough GPA's and LSATs but Boalt still thought they would be good students, though accepting them would have meant lowering their stats for the USNWR rankings.

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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2005, 02:16:57 PM »
Why not waitlist these folks then?
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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2005, 02:21:16 PM »
Why the two letters?

Because the people who got the transfer letter probably didn't have high enough GPA's and LSATs but Boalt still thought they would be good students, though accepting them would have meant lowering their stats for the USNWR rankings.


That makes sense.  I got the transfer one as well.  At least I feel somewhat comforted by the "There's always next year" approach.  :)

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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2005, 02:21:51 PM »
Has anyone actually received a reject w/o transfer info this year? I received the one with - you can transfer, blah blah blah.
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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2005, 02:29:36 PM »
i received the one with the transfer bit last year. maybe it's the only one they send?

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Re: Boalt Sending out two different reject letters???
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2005, 04:25:22 PM »
Will anyone admit to the reject letter where they *don't* ask you to transfer?  It sounds like the two letter myth is just that...a myth.