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bride2B

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Stanford Waitlist
« on: May 08, 2008, 11:14:54 AM »
Does anyone have any information on Stanford's waitlist and how likely one is to be accepted off of the waitlist?  I know that SLS is conservative in its initial round of acceptances since it is such a small school.  I also know, based on LSN, that many of the admits and waitlist applicants to SLS are also already in at H or Y or CCN with $$.  I have thus far written a LOCI and sent in an additional LOR from the head of my firm's IP department and I am going to visit this weekend. 

Any advice from current SLS 1L's or other wait listed applicants would be much appreciated.  I would love to return to California (I attended undergrad in SoCal) and Stanford is pretty much as good as it gets in terms of IP and new media law-- my areas of interest.  Do I have any hope??

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 11:22:02 AM »
I'm also trying really hard to get off the waitlist. 

I've always wondered how much of an impact visiting really has.  Doesn't seem like it could hurt though.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 11:57:36 AM »
Good luck to you  :D  With any luck I will see you there in the fall.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 01:57:58 PM »
Good luck to you  :D  With any luck I will see you there in the fall.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Just so you know, they will wait forever to release you from the list if you're not accepted off of it.  I think I was released mid-September last year...

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 02:18:44 PM »
I did some research on xo and found that several years ago, people got in off the waitlist as early as May. Dean Deal also made calls to people around that time to ask how interested they were.

Hmm...

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 02:51:28 PM »
Well I guess that is encouraging.  From the wait list letter it seemed that Stanford doesn't waitlist that many people and they also don't rank them.  Then again the people they pull of the waitlist seems to depend a lot on what demographic turns down their offer.  Since it is such a small class I think they use the waitlist to diversify the class once people accept or decline admissions offers.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 03:57:48 PM »
I wonder if they'll accept anyone off the waitlist this month. They should know how their class is shaping up by now.

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 04:52:23 PM »
Tag.

I heard that Stanford creates a class and then adjusts accordingly.  The demographic point sounds credited.

You riding out this waitlist too?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 06:44:14 PM »
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I heard that Stanford creates a class and then adjusts accordingly.  The demographic point sounds credited.

You riding out this waitlist too?

Doesn't NYU require that you withdraw from all wait lists?

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Re: Stanford Waitlist
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 07:05:26 PM »
Tag.

I heard that Stanford creates a class and then adjusts accordingly.  The demographic point sounds credited.

You riding out this waitlist too?

Doesn't NYU require that you withdraw from all wait lists?

Nope.