White envelope. B.S Mech Engineering from good private school not U of Phoenix Online
i agree with kruddler, though i always hear that the PS is just an opportunity to f*ck up, who knows?Chapman accepted someone with a 3.0 and a 150 last yr, go figure
Quote from: kruddler on January 20, 2006, 03:36:51 PMWith Aaron's and Flydog's dings, I'm starting to wonder if adcomms don't just randomly pick a few presumptive admits and put a big, black "X" through them to prove that they actually look beyond the numbers.Thanks for the thought but I have four theories on why I got dinged.1. Good old fashioned yield protection. Didn't do the optional essays or send them anything to show them they were a high choice.2. My personal statement. It was dry and sarcastic. The Penn dean loved it, saying it was a relief to read after all the dull ones he has to slog through, but maybe UMich thought I was being too flip or arrogant.3. Lack of major extracurriculars. Pretty much nothing outside my fraternity. I do have plenty of work experience (I've been working pretty much every semester I've been at school) but not too much volunteer activity. Whatever, it's not like the College Dems do anything anyway.4. Disciplinary conduct. I have two disorderly conduct violations (one involved breaking ceiling tiles so I also got charged with vandalism) from my sophomore year. I did my apps before I found this site and I figured they don't want me to explain myself, excuses are like assholes. Maybe by not showing any contrition it raised a red flag.Your theory does make a nice fifth one though.Yes, I have been thinking about getting dinged by a school worse than others that would be at best my 4th choice way too much.
With Aaron's and Flydog's dings, I'm starting to wonder if adcomms don't just randomly pick a few presumptive admits and put a big, black "X" through them to prove that they actually look beyond the numbers.
Chapman - Rejected
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