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TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:11 pm
by Future Ex-Engineer
Howdy folks - getting this started up so we can migrate in from the June 2017 Waiters thread.

I will be updating/making this thing fabulous over the next couple of days when I'm not at work.

Taking inaugural poll ideas now. :mrgreen:

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:21 pm
by Mikey
checking in

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm
by principalagent
Checking in. So ready for a great cycle with everyone

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:24 pm
by 88234
https://youtu.be/67h8GyNgEmA
Mikey wrote:checking in

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:58 pm
by laconicllama
checking in!

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:17 pm
by rowdy
Poll Idea: How many drafts of your personal statement have you written so far?
Options could include:
0
1 draft for each of 32 topics
What is personal statement

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:39 pm
by dyebri
Checking in! DO you guys think well be in a countercycle this year?

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:12 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
dyebri wrote:Checking in! DO you guys think well be in a countercycle this year?

Stfu.


Also in.

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:19 pm
by rowdy
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Stfu.


Also in.


Don't quote the trolls, James :wink:

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:01 pm
by principalagent
Did anyone else get a request to interview from WashU today? I did, which I found pretty out of the blue. Has that happened before? Curious as to if I should take it or just wait for application season to begin.

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:15 pm
by rowdy
principalagent wrote:Did anyone else get a request to interview from WashU today? I did, which I found pretty out of the blue. Has that happened before? Curious as to if I should take it or just wait for application season to begin.


I got the same email. I wonder what they are trying to do. Screen for fee waivers or recruit for ED?

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:25 pm
by DorkothyParker
Checking in...
Even though I still don't have access to view my June LSAT score. :lol:

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:23 am
by Par0lEvid3nce
Checking in! 8)

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:26 am
by dyebri
rowdy wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Stfu.


Also in.


Don't quote the trolls, James :wink:



Jmes are we in a countercycle?!!!!

user has been banned for wanting to use this thread to "mess with people"

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:40 am
by pitter
Checking in!

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:40 am
by InterLaw
Checking in!

I got the WUSTL mail too for the interview, but actually I don't think I'll schedule an interview... I know that WashU on this forum is broadly appreciated due to great balance scholly/ranking, but I'd rather go fishing in Alaska for 3 years than living in Missouri - especially for career goals (need an international environment)... Am I crazy?

Another question: the "Why X" essay si basically the PS you send to some target school or you can send a PS and a Why X? And again, isn't it a good idea to basically put a paragraph of "why X" in every PS you send to >#10 school? Just guessing...

Let's go folks! All the best has to come yet!

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:17 am
by dyebri
InterLaw wrote:Checking in!

I got the WUSTL mail too for the interview, but actually I don't think I'll schedule an interview... I know that WashU on this forum is broadly appreciated due to great balance scholly/ranking, but I'd rather go fishing in Alaska for 3 years than living in Missouri - especially for career goals (need an international environment)... Am I crazy?

Another question: the "Why X" essay si basically the PS you send to some target school or you can send a PS and a Why X? And again, isn't it a good idea to basically put a paragraph of "why X" in every PS you send to >#10 school? Just guessing...

Let's go folks! All the best has to come yet!



YEEEHHHAWWWWWWW

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:32 am
by Slippin' Jimmy
InterLaw wrote:Checking in!

I got the WUSTL mail too for the interview, but actually I don't think I'll schedule an interview... I know that WashU on this forum is broadly appreciated due to great balance scholly/ranking, but I'd rather go fishing in Alaska for 3 years than living in Missouri - especially for career goals (need an international environment)... Am I crazy?

Another question: the "Why X" essay si basically the PS you send to some target school or you can send a PS and a Why X? And again, isn't it a good idea to basically put a paragraph of "why X" in every PS you send to >#10 school? Just guessing...

Let's go folks! All the best has to come yet!

I'm not doing the interview either for the same reasons. WUSTL just doesn't mesh with my goals.

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:11 am
by principalagent
InterLaw wrote:Checking in!

I got the WUSTL mail too for the interview, but actually I don't think I'll schedule an interview... I know that WashU on this forum is broadly appreciated due to great balance scholly/ranking, but I'd rather go fishing in Alaska for 3 years than living in Missouri - especially for career goals (need an international environment)... Am I crazy?


It could be good for interview prep, or down the line, pushing up scholarships in the 14-17 range of schools to help negotiate in the T14. Just to think about why the interview may be good even if you have no intention to attend.

InterLaw wrote: Another question: the "Why X" essay si basically the PS you send to some target school or you can send a PS and a Why X? And again, isn't it a good idea to basically put a paragraph of "why X" in every PS you send to >#10 school? Just guessing...

Let's go folks! All the best has to come yet!


The Why X essays are generally separate. Cornell's Dean of Admissions, who recently retired, said they don't really care for PS's that are specific to a school, and that they may not even help.

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:11 am
by RParadela
InterLaw wrote:Checking in!

I got the WUSTL mail too for the interview, but actually I don't think I'll schedule an interview... I know that WashU on this forum is broadly appreciated due to great balance scholly/ranking, but I'd rather go fishing in Alaska for 3 years than living in Missouri - especially for career goals (need an international environment)... Am I crazy?

Another question: the "Why X" essay si basically the PS you send to some target school or you can send a PS and a Why X? And again, isn't it a good idea to basically put a paragraph of "why X" in every PS you send to >#10 school? Just guessing...

Let's go folks! All the best has to come yet!


When people refer to Why X essays, they mean an additional essay to supplement your PS

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:50 am
by usaorbust
Checking in!

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:53 am
by InterLaw
RParadela wrote:When people refer to Why X essays, they mean an additional essay to supplement your PS



Thank you both!

principalagent wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Checking in!

I got the WUSTL mail too for the interview, but actually I don't think I'll schedule an interview... I know that WashU on this forum is broadly appreciated due to great balance scholly/ranking, but I'd rather go fishing in Alaska for 3 years than living in Missouri - especially for career goals (need an international environment)... Am I crazy?


It could be good for interview prep, or down the line, pushing up scholarships in the 14-17 range of schools to help negotiate in the T14. Just to think about why the interview may be good even if you have no intention to attend.


Yeah I thought about that, but aren't they mainly interested in this cycle? I mean, isn't it too early to start now? I think I could do it, but maybe when the cycle begins... Based on the amount of e-mails wustl sent me, I think they would interview me even in november!

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:53 am
by Slippin' Jimmy
dyebri wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Stfu.


Also in.


Don't quote the trolls, James :wink:



Jmes are we in a countercycle?!!!!

user has been banned for wanting to use this thread to "mess with people"

Praise the mods!

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:58 am
by principalagent
dyebri wrote:Jmes are we in a countercycle?!!!!

user has been banned for wanting to use this thread to "mess with people"


Amazing.

InterLaw wrote:Yeah I thought about that, but aren't they mainly interested in this cycle? I mean, isn't it too early to start now? I think I could do it, but maybe when the cycle begins... Based on the amount of e-mails wustl sent me, I think they would interview me even in november!


This is true too. I'll just shoot an email of my own off to see if this is more about 2017 or 2018 admission or if it's really just informational.

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:08 pm
by InterLaw
principalagent wrote:This is true too. I'll just shoot an email of my own off to see if this is more about 2017 or 2018 admission or if it's really just informational.


Would you keep us updated on that?