AbsorbingJaggedManatee's profile - Class of 2024

Stats: 173 / 4.03 / T3

5-9

years
US military

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Only wrote optional essays for Stanford and Berkeley; also expanded Berkeley PS to 4 pages.

Rank
2020-2021
Result App type FW Resident Schol... Sent Sent raw Received Received raw Complete Complete raw UR UR raw UR2 UR2 raw II II raw Decision Decision raw
4 Columbia University WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Oct 24 2020-10-24 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Jan 22 2021-01-22 Mar 08 2021-03-08
3 Harvard University WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Oct 24 2020-10-24 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Oct 28 2020-10-28 Oct 28 2020-10-28 Nov 12 2020-11-12 Feb 17 2021-02-17
6 New York University Hold RDregular decision Oct 25 2020-10-25 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Dec 14 2020-12-14
2 Stanford University Accepted, At... RDregular decision Oct 24 2020-10-24 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Oct 28 2020-10-28 Oct 28 2020-10-28 Apr 13 2021-04-13
9 UCBerkeley Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $105,000 Oct 23 2020-10-23 Oct 24 2020-10-24 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Nov 02 2020-11-02 Nov 16 2020-11-16 Dec 01 2020-12-01
7 UPennsylvania Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $129,000 Oct 24 2020-10-24 Oct 26 2020-10-26 Nov 11 2020-11-11 Nov 18 2020-11-18 Jan 13 2021-01-13 Jan 22 2021-01-22
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main_chatroom Rooms: General Big mad Advice
  • 23:13 Janetsvoid: Has anyone else become like near alcoholics this cycle
  • 23:14 DatBoiWaddup: No but I've considered drinking more often lately lmao
  • 23:14 Janetsvoid: I mean I’m petite so can’t drink a ton anyway but I hate to say the daily wine or margarita has been bad
  • 23:14 Janetsvoid: And work doesn’t help
  • 23:16 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: i've been drinking more coffee (decaf) for some reason..something about the smell calms me down a bit
  • 23:16 PhobicWantingBadger: Has anyone heard of or have attempted to reach out to see about extensions on the admittance payment deadlines?
  • 23:17 Janetsvoid: @FriendlyForestFrog: Oh I can def relate to that. Except with wine
  • 23:17 FriendlyForestFrog: @PhobicWantingBadger: I got an extension from one school after reaching out. Was super easy. They didn't have a problem at all
  • 23:17 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: :-)
  • 23:19 mma23a: DOGE
  • 23:20 PhobicWantingBadger: Thanks for the information frog
  • 23:21 FriendlyForestFrog: @PhobicWantingBadger: np :-)
  • 23:22 Janetsvoid: @FriendlyForestFrog: are you waiting on NYU too?
  • 23:22 FriendlyForestFrog: I feel like most schools would rather give an extension than you turn them down since they are trying to YP
  • 23:22 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: Yep, on Hold at NYU
  • 23:22 lil-froggo: @PhobicWantingBadger: I asked for one and didn’t get it, but they were still friendly and the door may
  • 23:23 lil-froggo: remain open
  • 23:23 FriendlyForestFrog: @lil-froggo: oh, that sucks
  • 23:23 FriendlyForestFrog: I did ask about a week ago, so maybe that was the difference
  • 23:23 lil-froggo: it’s ok!
  • 23:23 lil-froggo: yeah that’s also true
  • 23:23 lil-froggo: i had 1 day to deposit lol
  • 23:24 FriendlyForestFrog: The deposits are a lot of dough...especially since my finances really took a hit this past year
  • 23:24 FriendlyForestFrog: and I applied to 30 schools with almost no waivers...
  • 23:25 Janetsvoid: There are so many of us on hold
  • 23:25 lil-froggo: worth it 😆
  • 23:25 Janetsvoid: Wow 30?! That’s serious dedication
  • 23:26 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: I think it was worth it to blanket the T14, but I think I went overboard
  • 23:26 FriendlyForestFrog: I panic applied to 2 schools last week, shouldn't have done that
  • 23:26 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: NYU is being super cautious
  • 23:27 FriendlyForestFrog: Did NYU have a deposit deadline for their admits today?
  • 23:27 lil-froggo: i mean you’re probably only applying once
  • 23:27 FriendlyForestFrog: @lil-froggo: true
  • 23:27 Janetsvoid: I think their scholly deadline was today?
  • 23:27 lil-froggo: oh do they?
  • 23:27 Janetsvoid: Deposit deadline end of April
  • 23:28 FriendlyForestFrog: hopefully we'll see some movement then...I guess they are going to take care of the Holds before dipping into their WL
  • 23:28 FriendlyForestFrog: oh...just saw they have like no WLs
  • 23:29 Janetsvoid: Yeah I don’t think those WL are real either. They were logged before the “hold”
  • 23:29 Janetsvoid: Option was created
  • 23:30 FriendlyForestFrog: I still don't quite get the difference b/w NYU Hold and WLs at other schools..
  • 23:30 FriendlyForestFrog: by keeping the Holds stringing along so late into the cycle, it's basically acting as a WL
  • 23:31 Janetsvoid: I think the main difference is the NYU holds dont necessarily mean they’ve reviewed your application
  • 23:31 Janetsvoid: In full
  • 23:31 UghSad: the nyu scholly deadline is tomorrow
  • 23:31 UghSad: 4/16
  • 23:31 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: I want my money back then, lol
  • 23:31 Janetsvoid: And that they’ll give holds an A before deposit deadlines
  • 23:31 Janetsvoid: Or WL/R
  • 23:32 Janetsvoid: @FriendlyForestFrog: LOL right
  • 23:32 FriendlyForestFrog: I guess that's good. I wish all schools had the same deposit deadlines
  • 23:32 FriendlyForestFrog: I feel like I had to waste money today bc some schools are working on a different schedule
  • 23:32 Janetsvoid: @UghSad: ah gotcha thanks
  • 23:33 Janetsvoid: I wish I had your NYU a so I can even contemplate schollys
  • 23:34 FriendlyForestFrog: If another school accepts me or I get off a WL, I'm going to ask for a discount equal to my paid deposit at the previous school, lol
  • 23:34 UghSad: Np, some people have a later deadline because NYU has been slow with some schollys but I think a lot of people will withdraw tomorrow so hopefully you guys will see some movement
  • 23:35 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: hopefully!
  • 23:36 Janetsvoid: @UghSad: do you know where you’re going yet?
  • 23:37 UghSad: I'm leaning CLS
  • 23:38 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: you've had a great cycle!
  • 23:38 Janetsvoid: ^^seriously though!
  • 23:38 FriendlyForestFrog: congrats!
  • 23:38 Janetsvoid: But also your stats are stellar
  • 23:39 FriendlyForestFrog: ^^^yes!
  • 23:39 UghSad: @FriendlyForestFrog: thanks! It's been a crazy cycle I'm definitely happy with my options (though I wanted more lower t14 $, but whatever)
  • 23:39 FriendlyForestFrog: I see you also got the Berk R
  • 23:40 UghSad: Lol berk left me in read for so long
  • 23:40 UghSad: just to R me
  • 23:40 FriendlyForestFrog: I was a little offended at how quickly Berk sent me the R, hurt my feelings
  • 23:40 Janetsvoid: Is berk known for being unpredictable?
  • 23:40 Janetsvoid: @UghSad: I’m shocked they just Red you
  • 23:41 UghSad: I've heard they're picky with GPAs and KJDs?
  • 23:41 UghSad: I think they just hit their quota of above both medians and were like yup we can toss this one
  • 23:42 FriendlyForestFrog: I've just always loved the Bay Area, so expensive tho
  • 23:42 FriendlyForestFrog: Still holding out (slim) hope for Stanford..been ghosted
  • 23:42 UghSad: I would not have stayed on the berk waitlist so honestly probably the right choice on their part
  • 23:43 UghSad: @FriendlyForestFrog: I don't get why Stanford is so slow it is mid april
  • 23:44 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: right? And I don't think they have as much of a YP concern as some of the other T14s
  • 23:45 Janetsvoid: I think there is some merit to saying that every school has had YP concerns this year bc it’s been an unusual year for them too.
  • 23:45 UghSad: @FriendlyForestFrog: I just think they know they can do what they want so take their time... most people will still say yes to Stanford even if they are already deposited
  • 23:45 Janetsvoid: Just so many applicants and high scores
  • 23:46 FriendlyForestFrog: agree with both of you
  • 23:46 UghSad: I think a lot of schools are concerned about overenrolling too more than just yield
  • 23:47 FriendlyForestFrog: I just hope the T14s still have money to offer should I get an A
  • 23:47 Janetsvoid: @UghSad: right agreed that’s what I meant
  • 23:47 Janetsvoid: @FriendlyForestFrog: I’m not banking on it :(
  • 23:48 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: I would be crushed with a T14 acceptance and no money...I mean I would be thankful, but it wouldn't be practical
  • 23:48 UghSad: @FriendlyForestFrog: which ones are you still waiting on
  • 23:49 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: WL at CLS, Penn, UVA, Mich, Duke, UCLA, WashU and UGA. Hold at NYU. Pending at Stanford and Alabama.
  • 23:50 FriendlyForestFrog: R at Yale, Berk and Texas
  • 23:50 Janetsvoid: I’m still salty HLS took six months to WL me
  • 23:50 UghSad: I think that after deposit deadlines $$ will hopefully open up from withdrawals but schools also have so many people to chose I feel like they can be stingy
  • 23:50 FriendlyForestFrog: @Janetsvoid: maybe they'll make it up to you :-)))
  • 23:51 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: I know. The odds aren't great
  • 23:51 Janetsvoid: @FriendlyForestFrog: haha oh god don’t even give me hope. I’ve already written an I’m passionate loci
  • 23:51 MomentousMercifulCoati: Berk 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
  • 23:52 UghSad: waitlists are definitely a wildcard this year tho so I would have some hope
  • 23:52 nirvana: which schools have yp probs?
  • 23:52 UghSad: define yp problems
  • 23:52 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: I'm dep'd at Minn for now, and I'm ok with that if no WLs come through
  • 23:52 WrathfulHighfalutinBandicoot: When do we think T25 will start to move their waitlists this cycle
  • 23:52 UghSad: Michigan waitlists everyone, possibly a yp problem
  • 23:52 nirvana: like struggle with getting people to come once they get the A...or do any of them even have that
  • 23:53 nirvana: OH
  • 23:53 Janetsvoid: Define struggle haha
  • 23:53 Janetsvoid: I think NYU and penn have pretty low yield
  • 23:53 Janetsvoid: Relatively
  • 23:53 nirvana: ohh didnt know that
  • 23:53 nirvana: need my wl to move to the sweet A
  • 23:53 UghSad: @FriendlyForestFrog: you just need one option you're happy with and if something else pans out that's super great
  • 23:54 UghSad: Chicago has a trash yield
  • 23:54 nirvana: :o
  • 23:54 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: Agreed!
  • 23:54 MasterPain: anyone ever gotten their unconditional scholarship increased and made conditional
  • 23:54 nirvana: this stuff is on their 509s huh
  • 23:55 UghSad: Ik the 7 sage predictor has sucked this yr but it makes it pretty easy to look at yield data if you sort by rank
  • 23:55 UghSad: https://7sage.com/predictor/
  • 23:55 UghSad: There is probably an easier way than that to tho lol
  • 23:56 UghSad: @MasterPain: did that happen to you
  • 23:56 MasterPain: no but i feel like itd be an interesting gamble
  • 23:56 nirvana: thank u!
  • 23:56 MasterPain: like, hey, give me 10k extra a year and make 20k of the new total conditional
  • 23:56 MasterPain: bet on yourself
  • 23:57 UghSad: I have not heard of that happening only the other way
  • 0:00 FriendlyForestFrog: anyone else run the numbers with a full scholly and realized loans for COL for 3 years is still a huge amount of money...?
  • 0:01 UghSad: @FriendlyForestFrog: especially in cities :/
  • 0:04 FriendlyForestFrog: @UghSad: yes! It made me rethink some of my full schollys; like the marginal cost of another school with slightly better outcomes that is in a cheaper place is actually not that huge
  • 0:05 FriendlyForestFrog: also, calculating the size of my loans taking into account interest accrued over the 3 years was a big AHA moment for me in this process
  • 0:07 FriendlyForestFrog: someone posted a really helpful spreadsheet on reddit where u just input numbers and it calculates loan size at graduation and tells you your estimated monthly payment based on how long u want to be repaying
  • 0:07 RaspberryEnthusiast: hey, can someone else who's admitted to w&m tell me if there's some kind of admitted students thing on the 21st or if I made it up in a fever dream?
  • 0:07 RaspberryEnthusiast: I could have sworn it was a thing that was happening but now I can't find a record of it anywhere
  • 0:08 UghSad: Schools know that so I feel like they adjust their scholarship offers accordingly sometimes (cough cough Duke being like ah NC is cheap)
  • 0:08 UghSad: there's definitely a few loan calculators I have looked at, interest sucks
  • 0:09 FriendlyForestFrog: yes. I wish there was no interest for Stafford/GradPlus while enrolled in law school
  • 0:09 UghSad: or at least really low interest and lower loan fees
  • 0:12 FriendlyForestFrog: *sigh* bedtime. have a goodnight everyone. sending u positive vibes! :-))
  • 0:13 UghSad: Gn :)
  • 0:14 RaspberryEnthusiast: god I really somehow must have fever dreamed an entire event????
  • 0:15 RaspberryEnthusiast: I swear I wrote it in my calendar book and everything
  • 0:19 RaspberryEnthusiast: FOUND IT I KNEW I WASN'T CRAZY
  • 0:19 lil-froggo: @UghSad: nice cycle 🤩
  • 0:31 UghSad: @lil-froggo: thnx :)
  • 0:41 LearnedFineBombay: raspberry can i ask u a q
  • 0:44 RaspberryEnthusiast: go for it
  • 1:18 OssifiedHistoricalKoala: Nyu really dropped a reject at 1am
  • 1:19 VioletSadUmbrellabird: you're shitting me
  • 1:19 VioletSadUmbrellabird: like it was a new dls
  • 1:19 VioletSadUmbrellabird: Im so sorry
  • 1:20 rebeccatamar: RIP my NYU dreams
  • 1:21 LearnedFineBombay: what the hell
  • 1:21 VioletSadUmbrellabird: what the **** is going on
  • 1:24 nirvana: something about getting denied while im going to bed
  • 1:24 nirvana: personally i am going to cry ❤️
  • 1:25 VioletSadUmbrellabird: I am so sorry yall this is ****ed
  • 1:26 LearnedFineBombay: did you get it nirvana?
  • 1:26 LearnedFineBombay: i'm so sorry
  • 1:27 nirvana: indeed
  • 1:27 nirvana: ty
  • 1:27 LearnedFineBombay: big hug... i hope u have some other good options!!
  • 1:28 RaspberryEnthusiast: NYU has chosen violence
  • 1:28 RaspberryEnthusiast: This means war
  • 1:29 LearnedFineBombay: btw rasp i was gonna ask how u were feeling
  • 1:29 VioletSadUmbrellabird: its a certain type of cruelty goddamn
  • 1:29 RaspberryEnthusiast: @LearnedFineBombay: about what lol
  • 1:29 LearnedFineBombay: results
  • 1:30 RaspberryEnthusiast: Oh. Pleasantly surprised by a few of the WLs I snuck onto, not surprised at As I didn’t get and Rs I did (except Michigan)
  • 1:30 RaspberryEnthusiast: Hopeful about WLs, maybe too much so
  • 1:30 LearnedFineBombay: bro you deserve much better
  • 1:30 LearnedFineBombay: i hope you get off a bomb waitlist or reapply
  • 1:30 LearnedFineBombay: i really think it was applying in february
  • 1:30 RaspberryEnthusiast: I’m not reapplying no matter what, I just can’t burn another year doing nothing
  • 1:31 LearnedFineBombay: understandable
  • 1:31 RaspberryEnthusiast: Thanks for the thoughts though, I appreciate it
  • 1:31 LearnedFineBombay: of course!! i am wishing the best for u!
  • 1:31 RaspberryEnthusiast: <3
  • 1:58 HeartbreakingSpookyTarantula: if you guys haven't seen it the infamous xoxoggirl made a slick database for this cycle's lsdata lurkers to network :) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WjHvUQGNfT7YyxeYHyK-pzPBt9hhLgff20ySSZt5Vng/edit#gid=0
  • 2:29 SubstantialFaultyCuttlefish: what on earth. It's past 2 am there?
  • 2:53 lil-froggo: apparently
  • 2:55 lil-froggo: super cool work from xoxogirl the sheets expert
  • 3:06 evilkermit: if my NYU portal shows DLS, is that a R?
  • 3:07 lil-froggo: good question
  • 3:09 evilkermit: rip for those who updated their statuses to R's, what does it say in your portal?
  • 3:09 lil-froggo: i dont think anyone else is gonna be here rn haha
  • 3:10 lil-froggo: i feel like they had something more than just decision letter sent
  • 3:10 lil-froggo: or how would they know
  • 3:10 evilkermit: rip i'm stupid they did email a letter
  • 3:10 evilkermit: fat
  • 3:10 evilkermit: R
  • 3:11 lil-froggo: aw ;_;
  • 3:11 lil-froggo: that sucks, sry
  • 3:13 evilkermit: looking like i'll be R&R :/
  • 3:14 lil-froggo: aw shucks. idk your results or stats to comment but
  • 3:17 lil-froggo: if it's any consolation to you, this is my 3rd cycle attempting to apply and my app would have been so weak without years of work experience and the base i built in the first two cycles I attempted somewhat but didn't actually apply
  • 3:21 evilkermit: thanks for sharing, lil-froggo. i'm most concerned about my PS? I feel like I shared a lot of myself in my current version
  • 3:21 evilkermit: and the schools expect a new PS
  • 4:03 lil-froggo: @evilkermit: i definitely feel that, mine too is one that i might not want to use in another year because it’s personal while doing everything i want it to do. you may find a way to tell the same story but do it in a better way, or you may actually want to write a new one that says the same things you want it to but does it in a different way, if your current one didn’t get you the results you want
  • 4:53 LyingAquaticSeal: Why are you all awake?
  • 4:54 LyingAquaticSeal: nvm LOL
  • 5:05 MomentousMercifulCoati: Berk?
  • 5:45 HeartbreakingSpookyTarantula: I see NYU has chosen violence for today