URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:03 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone being "pretty positive" about scoring in the 99%ile...

And why hasn't LSAC released it?

I almost didn't want to say it but your whole story just seems too bizarre to me :?


Yeah sophie... what the heck!? :?: lol

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby ToriM » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:03 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:06 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:08 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:Thanks for responding! I forgot to add that I had a 3.98 GPA and double majored in English and Philosophy. I'm primarily worried about my LSAT scores though that, if averaged, would be below the 160 mark, which seems like the danger zone for URM candidates.

I want to reaffirm what Gaia said, and note that a 160/3.98 is strong everywhere. As an AA female, you have a shot at even HYS with that combination; a GPA that high sends a really strong signal to schools. Also, the top schools are looking to increase diversity, and are more likely to overlook things like averaging scores for someone like you. You could further help your cause by writing an LSAT addendum, but I'm not sure that's even necessary.

Good luck with your cycle, though I have a feeling you won't need any to do well.


Wow, you guys weren't kidding...in at UVA as of 30 minutes ago.

My head is spinning. :D


Congratulations!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:20 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:Thanks for responding! I forgot to add that I had a 3.98 GPA and double majored in English and Philosophy. I'm primarily worried about my LSAT scores though that, if averaged, would be below the 160 mark, which seems like the danger zone for URM candidates.

I want to reaffirm what Gaia said, and note that a 160/3.98 is strong everywhere. As an AA female, you have a shot at even HYS with that combination; a GPA that high sends a really strong signal to schools. Also, the top schools are looking to increase diversity, and are more likely to overlook things like averaging scores for someone like you. You could further help your cause by writing an LSAT addendum, but I'm not sure that's even necessary.

Good luck with your cycle, though I have a feeling you won't need any to do well.


Wow, you guys weren't kidding...in at UVA as of 30 minutes ago.

My head is spinning. :D


Yay. Congrats

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Dear Kaitlyn,


Much congratulations!!!!


Best,
Susanna :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:26 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:Thanks for responding! I forgot to add that I had a 3.98 GPA and double majored in English and Philosophy. I'm primarily worried about my LSAT scores though that, if averaged, would be below the 160 mark, which seems like the danger zone for URM candidates.

I want to reaffirm what Gaia said, and note that a 160/3.98 is strong everywhere. As an AA female, you have a shot at even HYS with that combination; a GPA that high sends a really strong signal to schools. Also, the top schools are looking to increase diversity, and are more likely to overlook things like averaging scores for someone like you. You could further help your cause by writing an LSAT addendum, but I'm not sure that's even necessary.

Good luck with your cycle, though I have a feeling you won't need any to do well.


Wow, you guys weren't kidding...in at UVA as of 30 minutes ago.

My head is spinning. :D


Congrats on UVA! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:44 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:Wow, you guys weren't kidding...in at UVA as of 30 minutes ago.

My head is spinning. :D

Congrats on your first of what should be many admissions! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:51 pm

EbonyEsq wrote:Dear Kaitlyn,


Much congratulations!!!!


Best,
Susanna :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



LOLz

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:00 pm

Just curious how other MA cycles are going. Anyone get a JR1 or some acceptances?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:21 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:Wow, you guys weren't kidding...in at UVA as of 30 minutes ago.

My head is spinning. :D

Congrats on your first of what should be many admissions! :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:24 pm

Congrats!!!

Other good news - I got my JR1 today!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:25 pm

Fresh wrote:Congrats!!!

Other good news - I got my JR1 today!


Boo-yah!

Yeah, you already know you either heading to Cambridge, New Haven or Palo Alto. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Knock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:25 pm

Fresh wrote:Congrats!!!

Other good news - I got my JR1 today!


Congrats Fresh!!! That's awesome :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: !!!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:32 pm

Thannnnnnnks all!! I hope we get some more of these soon

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:52 pm

Fresh wrote:Thannnnnnnks all!! I hope we get some more of these soon


Congrats!! Also, shoot some of that success my way!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby CryingMonkey » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:59 pm

CryingMonkey wrote:
Berkeley (UR 10/18)
Chicago (complete 10/15)
Columbia
Cornell (complete 11/10)
Duke (UR 10/19)
Georgetown (accepted 11/12)
Harvard (jr1 11/4)
Texas (accepted 11/3)
UVA (accepted 11/9)
Michigan
NYU (being processed 11/7)
Northwestern
Stanford
Yale (still working on 250 i swear I'll submit someday)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:20 pm

Fresh wrote:Congrats!!!

Other good news - I got my JR1 today!



Thanks everyone!! And congratulations, Fresh! I'm sure you're a lock at this point. :D

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:43 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone being "pretty positive" about scoring in the 99%ile...

And why hasn't LSAC released it?

I almost didn't want to say it but your whole story just seems too bizarre to me :?


haha I'm sorry... you think it's bizarre that anyone could expect above a 173 or that a URM does? That's a mildly disappointing comment... Maybe you need to reconsider your expectations. I met a fellow URM the other day who went to Harvard got a 3.8 and then 180d his first LSAT.
Also, I posted my story elsewhere. It's a test center hold because of noise in the center.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby mpasi » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:48 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone being "pretty positive" about scoring in the 99%ile...

And why hasn't LSAC released it?

I almost didn't want to say it but your whole story just seems too bizarre to me :?


haha I'm sorry... you think it's bizarre that anyone could expect above a 173 or that a URM does? That's a mildly disappointing comment... Maybe you need to reconsider your expectations. I met a fellow URM the other day who went to Harvard got a 3.8 and then 180d his first LSAT.
Also, I posted my story elsewhere. It's a test center hold because of noise in the center.


It's pretty obvious that she meant the former. And playing the race card won't work with Gaia, she's a URM at Harvard.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:50 pm

dumb convo
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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby mpasi » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:58 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
mpasi wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone being "pretty positive" about scoring in the 99%ile...

And why hasn't LSAC released it?

I almost didn't want to say it but your whole story just seems too bizarre to me :?


haha I'm sorry... you think it's bizarre that anyone could expect above a 173 or that a URM does? That's a mildly disappointing comment... Maybe you need to reconsider your expectations. I met a fellow URM the other day who went to Harvard got a 3.8 and then 180d his first LSAT.
Also, I posted my story elsewhere. It's a test center hold because of noise in the center.


It's pretty obvious that she meant the former. And playing the race card won't work with Gaia, she's a URM at Harvard.


This is the URM forum.. I'm aware she is a URM. That doesn't preclude her from underestimating other URMs. I wasn't sure what she meant though, since there are quite a few TLSers on here, who expect higher than 173 on their LSATs. I think it's reasonable... anyways. dumb conversation; I was just a little taken aback by the comment- seemed to imply that I was some sort of troll. Don't want to have to deal with that. I'm just like every other psycho overly obsessed TLSer on here lol


I haven't met any other TLS member quite as nutty as you. Sorry.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:04 am

mpasi wrote:
I haven't met any other TLS member quite as nutty as you. Sorry.


ha why is that? because I want to do well on my lsat? yea that's crazy...
... also, any particular reason you're trying to be so rude?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:28 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
mpasi wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone being "pretty positive" about scoring in the 99%ile...

And why hasn't LSAC released it?

I almost didn't want to say it but your whole story just seems too bizarre to me :?


haha I'm sorry... you think it's bizarre that anyone could expect above a 173 or that a URM does? That's a mildly disappointing comment... Maybe you need to reconsider your expectations. I met a fellow URM the other day who went to Harvard got a 3.8 and then 180d his first LSAT.
Also, I posted my story elsewhere. It's a test center hold because of noise in the center.


It's pretty obvious that she meant the former. And playing the race card won't work with Gaia, she's a URM at Harvard.


This is the URM forum.. I'm aware she is a URM. That doesn't preclude her from underestimating other URMs. I wasn't sure what she meant though, since there are quite a few TLSers on here, who expect higher than 173 on their LSATs. I think it's reasonable... anyways. dumb conversation; I was just a little taken aback by the comment- seemed to imply that I was some sort of troll. Don't want to have to deal with that. I'm just like every other psycho overly obsessed TLSer on here lol


Underestimating URMs, huh? Yeah.....that's a pretty unsubstantiated comment. I don't think that questioning someone who appears to be weirdly naive as to assume a score in the 99%ile constitutes as an underestimation. There's a difference between expecting/hoping for a score in 99%ile and assuming that you actually have a score in the 99%ile without actually seeing your score. I have absolutely no reason to discourage another fellow URM, and quite honestly, the posters who are most familiar with me know that I would probably be the last person to do such a thing.

But I'm not about to derail this thread. So...if you feel like you have anything more to say to me, please feel free to PM me.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:13 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:This is the URM forum.. I'm aware she is a URM. That doesn't preclude her from underestimating other URMs.

I've known GAIA for a while now on this forum and can say confidently that she is not this type of person at all.

Hopefully people can let this topic die and move it elsewhere, such as PMs or the lounge, and this thread can return to its intended purpose.




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