UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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What is your application status? (please update!!!)

Did not submit yet
5
3%
Submitted, incomplete
2
1%
Submitted, complete, not interviewed
57
38%
Submitted, complete, interviewed
44
29%
Accepted :D
24
16%
Waitlisted :roll:
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11%
Rejected :cry:
4
3%
 
Total votes: 152

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ChutzpahSaxa15
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ChutzpahSaxa15 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:54 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:saw all the interview requests and was really bummed i didn’t get one, but turns out it was hiding in my promotions folder


When did it say "under review" for y'all who got an interview request? Mine said since 12/29 (after going complete 12/4).

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thepsychedelic
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby thepsychedelic » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:54 pm

ChutzpahSaxa15 wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:saw all the interview requests and was really bummed i didn’t get one, but turns out it was hiding in my promotions folder


When did it say "under review" for y'all who got an interview request? Mine said since 12/29 (after going complete 12/4).


I’ve been UR since right before Thanksgiving

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sharris2017
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Got the interview request.

lawschoolapps7777777
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby lawschoolapps7777777 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm

For all those who've had their interviews, do you mind sharing what's it like? What kind of questions were asked?
Got mine in a few days and trying my best to get prepared for it :)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby blackmamba8 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:39 pm

lawschoolapps7777777 wrote:For all those who've had their interviews, do you mind sharing what's it like? What kind of questions were asked?
Got mine in a few days and trying my best to get prepared for it :)

A lot of the questions I got are listed in this thread and also last year's. Mine was pretty straightforward. I've seen some people say that their interviewers were tough to read but mine was friendly and it felt more like a conversation than simply going one by one through a list of questions. I was really nervous but it was a good experience.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:55 pm

Didn't get an interview request and am super bummed...I did hear UChi was unfriendly towards internationals though, since it's such a GPA heavy school

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm

lawschoolthrowaway wrote:So what's the deal on interviews? Do you have to get an interview request to get in?


For Chicago, yes. Everyone gets interviewed. They seem to do bigger, less frequent interview waves than Harvard, for example, which I think can make it even more anxiety-producing. Still a lot of interviews to come, though, for those still waiting. Chicago hasn’t accepted anyone who’s not ED yet, so we’re still pretty early on in this one.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:04 pm

#gobroncos wrote:
lawschoolthrowaway wrote:So what's the deal on interviews? Do you have to get an interview request to get in?


For Chicago, yes. Everyone gets interviewed. They seem to do bigger, less frequent interview waves than Harvard, for example, which I think can make it even more anxiety-producing. Still a lot of interviews to come, though, for those still waiting. Chicago hasn’t accepted anyone who’s not ED yet, so we’re still pretty early on in this one.


Do you have confirmation/proof of this?

Why would they interview applicants that are not at all competitive? (I'm thinking the 130/2.1)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Hstrat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:11 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
lawschoolthrowaway wrote:So what's the deal on interviews? Do you have to get an interview request to get in?


For Chicago, yes. Everyone gets interviewed. They seem to do bigger, less frequent interview waves than Harvard, for example, which I think can make it even more anxiety-producing. Still a lot of interviews to come, though, for those still waiting. Chicago hasn’t accepted anyone who’s not ED yet, so we’re still pretty early on in this one.


Do you have confirmation/proof of this?

Why would they interview applicants that are not at all competitive? (I'm thinking the 130/2.1)


Based on the question he was answering, I think he meant that everyone who is eventually accepted is first interviewed. Not every applicant gets an interview- in fact, I'm fairly sure that the majority of applicants don't.

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#gobroncos
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm

Hstrat wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
lawschoolthrowaway wrote:So what's the deal on interviews? Do you have to get an interview request to get in?


For Chicago, yes. Everyone gets interviewed. They seem to do bigger, less frequent interview waves than Harvard, for example, which I think can make it even more anxiety-producing. Still a lot of interviews to come, though, for those still waiting. Chicago hasn’t accepted anyone who’s not ED yet, so we’re still pretty early on in this one.


Do you have confirmation/proof of this?

Why would they interview applicants that are not at all competitive? (I'm thinking the 130/2.1)


Based on the question he was answering, I think he meant that everyone who is eventually accepted is first interviewed. Not every applicant gets an interview- in fact, I'm fairly sure that the majority of applicants don't.


This. Sorry for not being clear. Everyone who gets accepted is interviewed prior to acceptance. It is NOT true that every applicant is interviewed.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby shermy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 pm

Received an interview invite today! Submitted late November, went UR mid-December.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fohner » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:19 pm

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dollarez
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dollarez » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:25 pm

Interview invite today! I noticed this line in the email:

We also strongly encourage you to review our Preparing For My Interview FAQs prior to your interview.

I combed through the FAQs on their website but couldn't find one titled the same as above. Anybody know where I can find this info?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 pm

dollarez wrote:Interview invite today! I noticed this line in the email:

We also strongly encourage you to review our Preparing For My Interview FAQs prior to your interview.

I combed through the FAQs on their website but couldn't find one titled the same as above. Anybody know where I can find this info?


This is the one I think:

https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/file ... faqs_0.pdf

Good luck!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dollarez » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:14 pm

chrysippusofsoli wrote:
dollarez wrote:Interview invite today! I noticed this line in the email:

We also strongly encourage you to review our Preparing For My Interview FAQs prior to your interview.

I combed through the FAQs on their website but couldn't find one titled the same as above. Anybody know where I can find this info?


This is the one I think:

https://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/file ... faqs_0.pdf

Good luck!


Awesome! Thanks so much! :D

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Oneanddone? » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:38 pm

Mikey wrote:how long did it take people to go from received to complete?

About a week. But I still can't access my status checker. Anyone else having that problem?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dm1683 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:34 pm

So you want a new poll? I GOTCHU

Please update your poll responses as your application status changes!!!

BTW I was sorely disappointed by the dismal performance of the midwest in the last poll, I mean we got beat by the south for gods sake. And apparently the coastal elites are flocking here in droves... :roll: Although I am pleased that 6 aliens/lizard people are applying to chicago.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby JamesBlahDeBlah » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:29 pm

dm1683 wrote:BTW I was sorely disappointed by the dismal performance of the midwest in the last poll, I mean we got beat by the south for gods sake.


To be fair, the poll listed Missouri as the South for some reason. That was at least a two point swing.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby justsocurious » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:11 pm

UR4s this week???

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby curvybanana63 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:51 pm

justsocurious wrote:UR4s this week???


seems very likely!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby maybeman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 pm

curvybanana63 wrote:
justsocurious wrote:UR4s this week???


seems very likely!

Everybody knock on wood

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MrAdultman
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby MrAdultman » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:18 am

justsocurious wrote:UR4s this week???


My money's on the first round of RD acceptances coming out Thursday.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:01 pm

Interview this week! My third skype one so I'm prepared for this one. Just hope that the turnaround on a decision is fast.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby usaorbust » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:57 pm

So I got my interview request but didn't get to schedule it until the following day. With that delay, the first two weeks of interviews were full already, pushing the remaining slots to the last day of Jan or early Feb. Mylsn shows that typically the first two waves, mid Jan and early Feb, are mostly acceptances and the other waves have much more WLs and dings (http://mylsn.info/d/chicago/1617-NoED/). So, do y'all think that having an interview in early Feb as opposed to like Jan 20-30th is a disadvantage? Or should it not matter much?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Hstrat » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:26 pm

usaorbust wrote:So I got my interview request but didn't get to schedule it until the following day. With that delay, the first two weeks of interviews were full already, pushing the remaining slots to the last day of Jan or early Feb. Mylsn shows that typically the first two waves, mid Jan and early Feb, are mostly acceptances and the other waves have much more WLs and dings (http://mylsn.info/d/chicago/1617-NoED/). So, do y'all think that having an interview in early Feb as opposed to like Jan 20-30th is a disadvantage? Or should it not matter much?


Shouldn't matter much. That difference probably speaks more to when most of their interview slots are available than anything else.




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