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nooyyllib

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Anyone successful?
« on: February 16, 2010, 02:55:12 PM »
anyone successful in getting off of the waitlist into acceptance? If so, how did you do it?

bigs5068

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Re: Anyone successful?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 04:53:44 PM »
I didn't personally succeed, but I have two friends that did by first going for visit and then offering to pay the deposit or you can just offer to pay the deposit in an e-mail. I think schools like the initiative and if you are really committed they will know that if you are the deposit you are more serious than others on the waitlist. I think the earlier you show you are committed and willing to put money down the more likely you are to succeed. Also adding additional letters of recommendation can help.

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Re: Anyone successful?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 05:37:57 PM »
what if your deferred for further consideration?

nooyyllib

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 05:19:53 PM »
well, i sent in a letter of continued interest and e-mailed the associate dean two days ago.  Although I am 100% willing to put down the deposit, I dont know if it will be formal.  I don't want to be "rude" and piss them off. 

As for deferred students, it's a completely different story.  Waitlist means they like you but aren't accepting you because there aren't any space left while deferred means they will push you back to re-review your application with the other pool of applicants.  so putting down a deposit won't really work for deferred students (IMHO).

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Re: Anyone successful?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010, 02:53:56 PM »
I just got in off of Wisconsin's wl... All I can say is campaign, campaign, campaign. Let them know you're interested, and make them remember your name. Of course, don't be annoying... But I emailed, a week later talked to the dean, week after that visited and met with the dean, the next week I sent a thank-you card, and the week after that I sent in my LOCI. So yeah, and I had another letter of recommendation sent to the school by an alumni specifically saying why I should get in. And it worked! Either they now want me, or they gave in, but I'm happy either way.

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 08:15:26 PM »
thats interesting story, i am still deferred, so we will see, I told them that i am even willing to take part time or full time, but either way i want in to the school.  I dont think im gana like email or call them or such because I dont want to annoy them.

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Re: Anyone successful?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2010, 05:14:48 PM »
I was just admitted off of Rutgers Camden waitlist.  I re-took the LSAT in June and scored a 165.  They immediately admitted me and gave me a scholarship.