What to Expect When You're Expecting 2016-2017 Cycle (c/o 2020)

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What to Expect When You're Expecting 2016-2017 Cycle (c/o 2020)

Postby brinicolec » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:08 pm

Hi all! So I've seen a part one and part two for this, but thought that it'd be nice to try to keep it as updated as possible for people in this admissions cycle, as well as for next year's, especially because I noticed some of the information on the older posts is no longer accurate.

Feel free to provide info for the schools I don't have the info on. I personally applied to most T14s, but there's a few I skipped. I'm also sitting at complete or UR for most places, so insight on what happens if you're dinged vs. accepted is greatly appreciated (though I'll also search individual school threads for the info). I'm going to start the post with the T25 but feel free to comment with info on any other schools that you have knowledge of!

Note: Since some schools haven't even had their first wave of acceptances yet, I used info from the previous cycle to fill in the blanks and question marks mean I'm not sure if the information is accurate!



Yale
No status checker :(
Notification of completion via email (usually around one or two weeks after submitting via LSAC?)
Accepted: phone call and email confirmation
Area code: 203
Dinged/WL: email
Fin aid: need-based

Harvard
Status doesn't change after being marked complete until decision
Received (?)
Complete
JS1 invite (link sent via email)
JS2
Accepted: phone call, status change on status checker
Area code: 617
Dinged/WL: email notification of status update, PDF letter
Fin aid: need-based

Stanford
Complete
Decision letter sent
Accepted: phone call
WL/dinged: snail mail
*Some people WL/dinged last cycle called after seeing DLS on the status checker and admissions told them their status so they didn't have to wait*
Fin aid: need-based

Columbia
No changes on status checker after completion
Completion pending
Complete
Interview request (not everyone accepted is interviewed)
Accepted: email (with PDF of acceptance letter), snail mail
WL (reserve): email (with PDF of WL letter)
Dinged: email (?)
Fin aid:

Chicago
Application received
Application complete (receive email notification)
Application under review (UR1): first committee read
Interview request
Application under review (UR2 - date change): interview done
Application under review (UR3 - date change): second committee read
Application under review (UR4 - date change): usually a few days before decision
Accepted: email, status checker
WL: email, status checker
Dinged: email
*Note: According to 2019 thread, some people were WL without interviewing; additional note: Some people are reporting going UR2 without an interview request --- am not sure if it is an indicator of anything yet
Fin aid:

NYU
Application being processed
Complete
Under review (UR1; tends to happen within a few days)
UR2 (date change) *Not necessary for decision*
Decision letter sent (DLS)
Accepted: phone call, may take a few days post-DLS notification. After going DLS, can try to log-in to the Admitted Students Website. Some got an email + snail mail
Area code: 212, 201, 646
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid:

Penn
Incomplete
Complete
Under review (UR1)
UR2 (date change)
Accepted: phone call
Area code: 215
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid:

Berkeley
Incomplete
Complete
Under review
*Date changes may occur, but they appear to be unimportant*
For some...
Faculty review 1
Faculty review 2
Accepted: phone call, email (some people just email), status checker
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid:

The Magical Michigan Status Checker
Literally updated daily; can take a few weeks to receive status checker info
Incomplete - In Process
Complete
Accepted: status checker (Admit) + "Congratulations..." message, email, snail mail
WL: status checker (Waitlist offer extended --> Waitlisted), email
Dinged: status checker (Deny), snail mail
Fin aid: email, usually at least a couple of weeks after acceptance notification

UVA
Incomplete
Complete
Under review
UR2 (Date change; not required for acceptance)
Interview request (May be before or after UR2)
UR3 (Date change; not everyone)
Accepted: status checker (thanks laquered up), snail mail, or email
Area code: 434
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid:

Duke
Incomplete
Complete
PT:
UR
UR 2: a few days before DLS
Decision made, watch for e-mail
RD:
Ready for review
UR
UR2
Decision made, watch for email
Accepted: email
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid: CSS profile & online scholarship form --> schedule interview; snail mail

Northwestern
Incomplete (can stay incomplete for awhile depending on interview)
Complete
Decision letter available within 24 hours
Accepted: Decision Letter Delivery System (DLDS; https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/a ... /login.cfm), email
WL/dinged: DLDS
Fin aid: scholarship application, CSS, FAFSA

Cornell
Application received
Application ready for review
Application ready for review (date change)
Interview invite via email
Decision rendered (?)
Accepted: phone call, status checker, email
Area code: 607 (thanks playersball)
WL/dinged: email, status checker
Fin aid: submit fin aid forms --> email

Georgetown
Incomplete
Complete *No dates listed*
Interview invite (not required for acceptance)
NO FURTHER STATUS CHECKER UPDATES
Accepted: snail mail
WL/Dinged: email
Fin aid: feeler email asking how G-town fits in to your career path/how much money you want; email notification of award

UT Austin
*I hate their status checker, just saying*
Initially processed date
Received (under Application Items)
Some OOS asked for Why UT
Accepted: phone call, status checker (usually after other forms of notification, "The whole page changes. The top says something like admitted and date. Then you have links to the admitted student website and some information about UT. And a list of important dates (deposit, ASDs, etc)." - thanks govlife!), also status checker has "Admission granted on [insert date]" message at top of page
Area code: 512 (thanks Sarastro)
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid:

Vanderbilt
Incomplete
Complete (can go complete prior to interviewing)
Decision mailed (with date)
Accepted: email, "Black Box" via snail mail
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid: email notification

UCLA
Incomplete
Complete
Accepted: phone call, email, snail mail
After acceptance, status checker top message changes to "Congratulations on your admission...", requirements change
Area code: 310
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid: notifying no later than early-March (according to fin aid email); email notification

WUSTL
Documents received
*Blurb at top of page indicates application is under review but status checker doesn't change for this
Interview *not necessary*
UR2 (date change)
Accepted: email
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid: email (thanks amberb94!)

USC
Incomplete
Complete
Under review
Decision finalized
Accepted: email (some people have also mentioned the status checker updating with seat deposit information)
WL: status checker, email (?)
Dinged: snail mail, email (?)
Fin aid: email that directs you to your admitted students site, then there is a section of the site that has a PDF of the scholly info letter (as far as I can tell, you don't end up receiving a physical copy)

Boston University
Incomplete
Complete
Decision made (many are saying this has happened AFTER the call)
Accepted: phone call, status checker eventually changes
Area code: 617
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid: I received mine in my admission packet (was admitted early-Feb); I think those admitted in earlier months may have received emails (?)

Iowa
Received
Complete
UR
UR2
Accepted: email, status checker
WL/dinged:
Fin aid:

Emory
No status checker :(
Email when complete
Accepted: snail mail (via FedEx)
WL/dinged: ?
Fin aid: included in acceptance letter

Minnesota
Incomplete
Complete
UR (?)
Decision
Accepted: status checker and/or phone call, package follows in mail
Area code: 612
WL/dinged: email
Fin aid: phone call, snail mail

Notre Dame
Complete
Complete (date change(s))
Decision made
Accepted: email, snail mail (?)
WL/dinged: snail mail (?)
Fin aid:

Arizona
Complete
Committee review
Decision mailed
Accepted: snail mail, email
WL/dinged:
Fin aid:

Boston College
Complete
Under review
Decision rendered
Accepted: email
WL/dinged: email (?)
Fin aid: notifying in February

George Washington
Complete
Under review
NO FURTHER STATUS CHECKER UPDATES
Accepted: email
WL/dinged:
Fin aid: included in acceptance letter
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Re: What to Expect When You're Expecting 2016-2017 Cycle

Postby galeatus » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:33 am

Bump.

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Postby carlos_danger » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:42 am

Thanks, brinicole. All of TLS owes you for this one.

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Postby sorence » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:35 am

Thank you so much for this! The Cornell info was killing me on the last thread I saw. Glad to see some up to date info.

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Postby laqueredup » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:37 am

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Postby dala77 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:14 am

"The Magical Michigan Status Checker" hahaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:38 am

laqueredup wrote:Thanks this is awesome.

My uva acceptance was after the interview via status checker followed up by snail mail. No ur2, call, or email in my case

GWU
Complete
Under Review
Acceptance : email (no status change)
Ding / WL: ?

BC
Complete
Under Review
Decision rendered (seems pretty quick so far for most)
Acceptance: email
WL/Ding:email/? (Some people with numbers that would seem to indicate auto admit but not quite yield protect have been waitlisted already... Maybe they are trying to wait on the lsat data drops or something?)


I've been wondering about schools waiting for Dec. LSAT scores as well but that seems strange that they'd choose to waitlist those people rather than just leave them UR...

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Postby laqueredup » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:54 am

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Postby lillawyer2 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:04 am

brinicolec wrote:
laqueredup wrote:Thanks this is awesome.

My uva acceptance was after the interview via status checker followed up by snail mail. No ur2, call, or email in my case

GWU
Complete
Under Review
Acceptance : email (no status change)
Ding / WL: ?

BC
Complete
Under Review
Decision rendered (seems pretty quick so far for most)
Acceptance: email
WL/Ding:email/? (Some people with numbers that would seem to indicate auto admit but not quite yield protect have been waitlisted already... Maybe they are trying to wait on the lsat data drops or something?)


I've been wondering about schools waiting for Dec. LSAT scores as well but that seems strange that they'd choose to waitlist those people rather than just leave them UR...


OMG you guys have both answered a question that has been puzzling me.

Also what is yield projection?

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Postby laqueredup » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:25 am

YP= yield protect. When schools waitlist someone with good numbers because they think they will get into a better school. They do it to pad their yield% statistic of admitted candidates that actually decide to attend.

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Postby lillawyer2 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:27 am

laqueredup wrote:YP= yield protect. When schools waitlist someone with good numbers because they think they will get into a better school. They do it to pad their yield% statistic of admitted candidates that actually decide to attend.



Thanks!!!

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Postby monotonemr » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:25 am

GW changes to Decision Made a few hours before they send out emails.

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Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:01 pm

mm2368 wrote:Regarding BU I think many were speculating that a change in the language of the message on your status checker indicates some sort of "under review" stage.


Yeah.. I didn't mention that because I'm not sure. I don't recall my message ever being different than the one others think indicates UR.

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Postby azaleafire » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:11 pm

brinicolec wrote:
mm2368 wrote:Regarding BU I think many were speculating that a change in the language of the message on your status checker indicates some sort of "under review" stage.


Yeah.. I didn't mention that because I'm not sure. I don't recall my message ever being different than the one others think indicates UR.


Also its only relevant if you applied before a certain point. For example, if you applied this week, the message would not need to change because I am sure they already have the message that does not include ED date information there.

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Postby Keilz » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:45 pm

Can we get this thread stickied?

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Postby brinicolec » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:10 am

Keilz wrote:Can we get this thread stickied?


Is that something I'd have to request as OP or... How does that work?

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Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:24 am

brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:Can we get this thread stickied?


Is that something I'd have to request as OP or... How does that work?

You can ask in the Q&A mod thread in the lounge. Or probably PM a mod about it to ask.

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Postby Daydreamer15 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:06 pm

Chicago
Application received
Application complete (receive email notification)
Application under review (UR1): first committee read
Interview request
Application under review (UR2 - date change): interview done
Application under review (UR3 - date change): second committee read
Application under review (UR4 - date change): usually a few days before decision
Accepted: email, status checker
WL: email, status checker
Dinged: email
*Note: According to 2019 thread, some people were WL without interviewing


I went UR2 and no JS1!

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Postby call-me-bubbles » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:08 pm

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Postby TakeItToTrial » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:35 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:On every app I've submitted, there's always that question asking whether or not it's ok for the school to send you text messages. Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever had a school contact them via text?


The dean at UC Davis texted me the day after I was accepted. It was something along the lines of "Come to UC Davis!!" Haha.

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Postby brinicolec » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:29 pm

Daydreamer15 wrote:Chicago
Application received
Application complete (receive email notification)
Application under review (UR1): first committee read
Interview request
Application under review (UR2 - date change): interview done
Application under review (UR3 - date change): second committee read
Application under review (UR4 - date change): usually a few days before decision
Accepted: email, status checker
WL: email, status checker
Dinged: email
*Note: According to 2019 thread, some people were WL without interviewing


I went UR2 and no JS1!


JS1 is only at Harvard. Did you just mean you went UR2 without an interview request?
Also, have you been accepted?

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TakeItToTrial wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:On every app I've submitted, there's always that question asking whether or not it's ok for the school to send you text messages. Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever had a school contact them via text?


The dean at UC Davis texted me the day after I was accepted. It was something along the lines of "Come to UC Davis!!" Haha.


Oh wow, lol. That's my first time seeing anything like that.

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Postby Daydreamer15 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:31 am

brinicolec wrote:
Daydreamer15 wrote:Chicago
Application received
Application complete (receive email notification)
Application under review (UR1): first committee read
Interview request
Application under review (UR2 - date change): interview done
Application under review (UR3 - date change): second committee read
Application under review (UR4 - date change): usually a few days before decision
Accepted: email, status checker
WL: email, status checker
Dinged: email
*Note: According to 2019 thread, some people were WL without interviewing


I went UR2 and no JS1!


JS1 is only at Harvard. Did you just mean you went UR2 without an interview request?
Also, have you been accepted?


I meant interview request!! Sorry about that. Not accepted.

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:03 am

Daydreamer15 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Daydreamer15 wrote:Chicago
Application received
Application complete (receive email notification)
Application under review (UR1): first committee read
Interview request
Application under review (UR2 - date change): interview done
Application under review (UR3 - date change): second committee read
Application under review (UR4 - date change): usually a few days before decision
Accepted: email, status checker
WL: email, status checker
Dinged: email
*Note: According to 2019 thread, some people were WL without interviewing


I went UR2 and no JS1!


JS1 is only at Harvard. Did you just mean you went UR2 without an interview request?
Also, have you been accepted?


I meant interview request!! Sorry about that. Not accepted.


Hm, so you were WL/dinged or you just haven't made a decision yet?

I'm wondering if people may go UR2 without the interview request as an indicator that they won't be accepted.

(Not saying that I believe it, just curious; if you haven't received a decision yet, don't panic! lol)




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