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Waitlisted @ Maryland

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Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2007, 10:48:01 PM »
I don't know if it means anything, but I went to UMD-CP too. There are alot of prof's that have connections with the law school so maybe they can put in a good word with the review committee. If it helps Maryland did wait a good 5 months before they let me know anything.

Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2007, 11:12:46 PM »
i didnt mean it..as a competition for who waited the longest or who got screwed over the most (although admittedly it sounded like it)

but Booyakasha2:

since weve started..i never claimed to have been we aitging the longest...i did calim that whats going on is stupid:

someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb (when most of the wiatlist decisions started to come out)..doesnt even seem not normal to me..they cant neesesairly be expected to address an application early in the seaso in just becuase they got the app early in the season.

what i was getting at is the idea that MD application dept is disorganized:

1.  most schools request your lsac package immediatly when you applyu havnt made a decison
2.  the idea of putting people on a waitlist is ok..the idea of using that waitlist wheen you havnt made an initial decision about other applicants smacks of disorganization on its face (though their could be a valid explanation)
3.  the fact that it is so late in the season and a decision hasnt been made (regardless of the fact that the app was filed late in the season as well..it shouldget eaxsier to make decisions as the season gets longer
4. the fact that they have told 2-3 weeks several times at several diffrent points and not been able to keep a promise


so depsite the fact that my situation is not the longest wait..it shows the level of disorganization more than someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb.

that probably sounded petty and vindictive to you (and it is)...but you  started it by saying that my
"wait was nothing"

im not just going to take that when i have a valid point to make and i was obviiously upset.

Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2007, 11:23:55 PM »
oh and ncccipy...

thanks for your comment advice and sympathy...i didnt of course...mean anything as a personal attack..im sure your 110% qualified for admittince

and good luck getting that scholarship

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Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2007, 08:06:39 AM »
i didnt mean it..as a competition for who waited the longest or who got screwed over the most (although admittedly it sounded like it)

but Booyakasha2:

since weve started..i never claimed to have been we aitging the longest...i did calim that whats going on is stupid:

someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb (when most of the wiatlist decisions started to come out)..doesnt even seem not normal to me..they cant neesesairly be expected to address an application early in the seaso in just becuase they got the app early in the season.

what i was getting at is the idea that MD application dept is disorganized:

1.  most schools request your lsac package immediatly when you applyu havnt made a decison
2.  the idea of putting people on a waitlist is ok..the idea of using that waitlist wheen you havnt made an initial decision about other applicants smacks of disorganization on its face (though their could be a valid explanation)
3.  the fact that it is so late in the season and a decision hasnt been made (regardless of the fact that the app was filed late in the season as well..it shouldget eaxsier to make decisions as the season gets longer
4. the fact that they have told 2-3 weeks several times at several diffrent points and not been able to keep a promise


so depsite the fact that my situation is not the longest wait..it shows the level of disorganization more than someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb.

that probably sounded petty and vindictive to you (and it is)...but you  started it by saying that my
"wait was nothing"

im not just going to take that when i have a valid point to make and i was obviiously upset.

stop being petty and vindictive.

seriously though, taking what i said too srsly.

You just can't expect an immediate decision (or the best service) after applying that late.

Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2007, 11:28:46 AM »
heh

so...admittidly im an oversensitive freak.

and 8 months is a long time to wait for your decision...in all seriousness...i am sympathetic to the long wait...fand i hope you get in btw.....

you know...i wonder if this is how we act before law school if during law school were going to end up the tooo competitive type whos always fightng their collegiles becuase they only have the normal curve in mind :)..for some reason..even thouhg many types of schools use normal curves...law schools have a reputation for being cutthroat.

....i dont want to end up that kind of law student.

.....i read your blog..i see law school is really important to you and again..i ghope you get in wherever you want to go including md...i see you got in to wisconsin madison...is umd your first choice?

however....
when you say "You just can't expect an immediate decision (or the best service) after applying that late"...your still missing the point...its not about wanting immediate serice....its about comparing their burocratic and disorganized system to practices of other schoools' and especially about taking waitlists before doing all the first round  decisions....at least knowing that the decisons are being made fairly would make waiting easier...if not tolerable.

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Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2007, 12:27:21 PM »
If theres one thing ive learned from my cycle is that there is no reason or rationale to a lot of admissions.  I got rej at loyola chi but accepted to Wisconsin?  Admitted to Catholic with no money and given 1/2 scholarship to pitt and temple?  Im STILL waiting on 3 schools that i applied to in Oct. 

I also I dont think its unfair really for a school to go to a waitlist before reviewing everyone who applied before the deadline.  If they did, it would take forever and delay a final decision for those who are waiting on the waitlist.  And from the perspective of the school, why should they be pressed to make a quick decision on your file when they have people with the same index number as you who are on the waitlist, who have expressed their interest in deff matriculating, or applied earlier?

Anyway, gluck with your decision.  MD will try to stay in their new found rankings next yr so your high lsat might offset your gpa.  I know a 1l who applied 2 weeks after the deadline last yr with 3.5/167 and was admitted after being  waitlisted.

Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2007, 12:38:06 PM »
theres no real yme or reason to a lot of admissions...i guess thats a fair conclusion from your cycle....i think its intrfesting that even at aba s schools...and even at public schools...there is no oversight tothe admissions process.

on the other hand..one could argue that in your particulr case..the reason is that some schools like your soft factors..and other schools dont.


speaking of soft factors...thats what makes considering a witlist before doing a first round unfair...they have no idea what they are comparing the waitlist guy too.

thanks for the good wishes...md is my first chocie..what is yours?

Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2007, 12:49:05 PM »
actually i take that back...because its rolling admissions..they dont have to know what they are comparing it too as long as the waitlist guy applied earlier...i guess i should tell them md is my first choice

however...there is no exuse for promising a 1st round decision in 3 weeks and then not doing it...thats just bs

and again..at no point have i ever argued they should bed pressed to make a "quick" decision on my file...i did agrue some other things...and i took back one of those arguemtns

new thought for the day..if its true that there is no ryme or reason for admissions decisions in most borderline cases like ours....then why does it take 8 months for you to get a decision?  8 months of not considering you?
heh

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Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2007, 12:52:54 PM »
true, sometimes i dont think the people in the admissions office who take care of the administrative stuff really know too much into whats going on in the committee.  That being said, if thats true, they shouldnt be giving out any sort of timeframe.

MD is my first choice....mainly because of personal reasons. 

Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2007, 12:55:43 PM »
the person who responds to my emails is nichole willihide...the admissions manager...not an admin person.