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Law School Admissions / Wake Forest needs to get its act together...
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:00:24 AM »
I got what is perhaps the most amusing email that I've received during this entire admissions cycle today

We appreciate your interest in Wake Forest University School of Law and want you to know that our Admissions Committee has read your application and all of your credentials very carefully.  After thorough consideration of your application, we are deferring our final decision and have placed you on the Wait List.  We apologize for the delay in reaching a decision but we think that it is the proper course to take and ask that you be patient with us a bit longer.  We will update you on your status by May 5th.  In the interim, we hope that you will remain interested in Wake Law.  As you may be aware, Wake Law will no longer average LSAT scores but rather use the higher score.  When making our final decision, we will review your application, any additional information you submit to us, and the overall strength of our applicant pool.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to notify you of a decision by telephone, so please bear with us.  We are interested in your candidacy and once again, apologize for asking you to wait for a decision.

If your email, cellphone or address has changed, please remember we will use your current address until May 1st.  After that date, your permanent address will be used.

Sincerely yours,

Melanie E. Nutt
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid



Now, I'm not sure if this is an error or what, but I was admitted to Wake Forest a month ago. Since then, I've been getting repeated emails from them telling me that there's an error with my FAFSA (there isn't, not one other school has found a problem with it). Now, today, I get an email telling me I was waitlisted.

I sent them a response back asking for some kind of clarification on the issue.

The good thing is that I've already decided to go to UF, since I couldn't justify the cost of Wake when I could go to my own state university for less than 1/3 the cost.

If this is any indication of how things get done at Wake Forest, I'm glad I'm not going there. If it turns out I was actually never admitted, yet received several scholarship apps, invitations to the open house, and countless other communications... I am just going to be amazed. Maybe this is one of the reasons it went down 6 spots in the rankings this year...

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Law School Admissions / ---
« on: March 31, 2008, 10:58:32 AM »
Forum was glitchy and it posted twice... sorry about that

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I noticed that the University of Minnesota extended its deadline to April 01. I've been considering sending off an application and received a fee waiver from them the other day, but I really am wondering if it's worth it at this point in the cycle? It's definitely a school I would attend, but it's a reach.

When schools extend their deadline like this, what does it indicate? I know that the more applications they get, the better it looks for them. But would a school like Minnesota (or Georgetown, or GWU) be doing this to resort to cheap numbers-boosting tactics, or are they looking for quality applicants?


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Law School Admissions / Wake Forest and Traffic Violations
« on: February 15, 2008, 10:41:06 PM »
I was considering sending off a final application to Wake Forest, as it had been on my initial list of desired schools and I kind of felt bad for not applying there.

Well, there was one kink that prevented this from being a relatively quick send off... Question number 26 states "Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a crime of any kind (including all traffic violations, except parking tickets)?

This is the first application I've come across (and I've seen many) that requires you to list traffic violations (even minor ones) as a crime. I kind of find this interesting, because I don't see how getting a ticket for going 40 in a 35 can be classified up there with theft, battery, drug possession, etc.

Needless to say, I have 3 traffic violations that I'd need to report, and seeing that they not only want you to include the exact charges filed, but also the date and fine amount... that's quite a bit of legwork...

Anyway, my question is, are any of you aware of any other schools that require you to divulge traffic violations as a criminal offense, or is this the only one?

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