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Re: Stanford DING!
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2006, 10:03:51 PM »
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing

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« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2006, 10:04:48 PM »
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing


3.5?  I thought the mark was 3.9.

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Re: Stanford DING!
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2006, 10:05:57 PM »
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing

Yeah but his GPA was below their 25% - yes his LSAT was well beyond their ranges, but S seems (at least from that acceptances on LSN) to be more interested in GPA than LSAT...
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Re: Stanford DING!
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2006, 10:06:19 PM »
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing


3.5?  I thought the mark was 3.9.

By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2006, 10:11:06 PM »

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By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA
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OK, I'm on board now.  Thanks for the correction Steve. 

One thing I failed to mention is that the ding was personally signed by Faye Deal. I wonder if she'll sign all 4730 dings or am I just really special?


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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2006, 10:12:50 PM »


By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA
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OK, I'm on board now.  Thanks for the correction Steve. 

One thing I failed to mention is that the ding was personally signed by Faye Deal. I wonder if she'll sign all 4730 dings or am I just really special?


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It was probably auto pen - people rarely "sign" anything anymore  :-\
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2006, 10:20:19 PM »


By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA

OK, I'm on board now.  Thanks for the correction Steve. 

One thing I failed to mention is that the ding was personally signed by Faye Deal. I wonder if she'll sign all 4730 dings or am I just really special?


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It was probably auto pen - people rarely "sign" anything anymore  :-\
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You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 

Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.


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Re: Stanford DING!
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2006, 11:50:07 PM »

You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 

Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.


Sorry to hear about this, tx.  When was your letter sent?

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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2006, 01:23:12 AM »
let me add my name to this list... *sigh*  got my letter today, first rejection letter this cycle.

Funny thing is, I went to tell a partner at my firm yesterday that I was going to law school.  He asked me what my top choice was and I told him Stanford.  He asked me "Would it help if you know someone there?"  I told him I don't know, because I don't know anyone there.  He promptly tells me that his friend is on the Board of Trustees at Stanford, and informs me that he will make a call for me.  I leave his office, 5 minutes later, he motions me back to his office and told me that he talked to his friend and that that his friend knows the Dean.  He told me to email his friend, and set up a time to meet with him, because it's not exactly the type of situation where he can call up the dean and asks him to let someone his friend knows in.  I guess the plan was that I go talk to this guy for a while, and he would write a letter of rec for me to Stanford.  So I emailed my partner's friend this morning, he hasn't gotten back to me yet.  As fate would have it, all along my rejection letter was already on its way to me. 

Maybe nothing would've come out of it, maybe something would have.  Some things are just not meant to be.  At least this way, I wouldn't have to worry if it was the letter who got me in, or just me.  actually... nah, I just want to get in... who the hell cares how I got in. 
In: USC, UCLA, Boalt, NYU, Columbia
Out: Stanford
Pending: Harvard, Chicago

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« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2006, 11:01:34 AM »

You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 



Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.

Sorry to hear about this, tx.  When was your letter sent?

Thanks, Pancho.  The letter was dated 1/17 and I received it yesterday.