URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Doritos » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:24 pm

LuBru wrote:I don't have any news... and it is making me crazy! Is anyone else more than a little obsessed with apps right now? It's like waiting for my LSAT score, but much much worse. Whenever I get a large envelope in the mail I freak out like it is an acceptance - but it's usually life insurance paperwork or something equally lame.

I think I got a little spoiled with that acceptance via Duke priority track so early. I'm still waiting for decisions from: Lewis & Clark, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UT, UVA, Penn, Boston U, Chicago and Michigan. Uggg.

Sorry everyone, this post has no purpose except to vent and reassure myself that I'm not the only one who logs into EVERY status checker EVERY day. Sometimes twice a day, if I'm honest. :)


Waiting for 1L grades is infinitely worse. It is only downhill from here as far as anxiety and impatience go.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LuBru » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:33 pm

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:34 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Any tips regarding the Harvard Phone interview? What one might expect and so on? got the email about one today...


Congrats!

so jealous
why dont they like me? :(

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby EbonyEsq » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:39 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:Any tips regarding the Harvard Phone interview? What one might expect and so on? got the email about one today...


Congrats!

so jealous
why dont they like me? :(


Just be patient, sophie! 8)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:46 am

Thanks for the help guys.

Sophie I'm sure you'll get one, your LSAT blows mine out the water. My app has been in since before Christmas

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:07 am

In at UVA

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Mrs. Jack Donaghy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:15 am

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:56 am

LLB2JD wrote:In at UVA


Congrats, LL!!!!!!!1111one

Happy for you <3

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 2bOn2b » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:35 pm

Posted this in the NYU thread already, but I got the purple envelope today...in at NYU!! Status checker updated to decision sent on 1/7.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby timmna » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:38 pm

2bOn2b wrote:Posted this in the NYU thread already, but I got the purple envelope today...in at NYU!! Status checker updated to decision sent on 1/7.


Congrats!! Might be seeing you at an ASW soon!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Mrs. Jack Donaghy wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:In at UVA


Omgoodness!! Congrats boo!!! So awesome.



Thanks. My cycle is over. How are things your end?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:50 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:In at UVA


Congrats, LL!!!!!!!1111one

Happy for you <3


Thanks GAIA. How's Cambridge?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby chrissyc » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:00 pm

2bOn2b wrote:Posted this in the NYU thread already, but I got the purple envelope today...in at NYU!! Status checker updated to decision sent on 1/7.


great job!! what are your stats? NYU, Duke, UVA and Northwestern are my top 4 choices.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rockies2 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:35 pm

Please help! I'm getting very nervous about my applications. I just submitted a couple weeks ago...

3.01/170
4 yrs WE for a nonprofit
Fem/Hisp

Do I even stand a chance this cycle? :(

Cornell
Duke
UVA
Illinois
Colorado
UCLA

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 2bOn2b » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:48 pm

chrissyc wrote:
2bOn2b wrote:Posted this in the NYU thread already, but I got the purple envelope today...in at NYU!! Status checker updated to decision sent on 1/7.


great job!! what are your stats? NYU, Duke, UVA and Northwestern are my top 4 choices.


3.7 163 AA Male

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby pennyloafer17 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:52 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Any tips regarding the Harvard Phone interview? What one might expect and so on? got the email about one today...


Just talk slowly and think about what you say. That's the advice I wish I had focused on during mine haha

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:00 pm

rockies2 wrote:Please help! I'm getting very nervous about my applications. I just submitted a couple weeks ago...

3.01/170
4 yrs WE for a nonprofit
Fem/Hisp

Do I even stand a chance this cycle? :(

Cornell
Duke
UVA
Illinois
Colorado
UCLA


Apply higher. I hope you sent out apps to the entire T14.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Kaitlyn » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:09 pm

LLB2JD wrote:
Mrs. Jack Donaghy wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:In at UVA


Omgoodness!! Congrats boo!!! So awesome.



Thanks. My cycle is over. How are things your end?



Congratulations on UVA!! Why is your cycle over, did you ED there?

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rockies2 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:11 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
rockies2 wrote:Please help! I'm getting very nervous about my applications. I just submitted a couple weeks ago...

3.01/170
4 yrs WE for a nonprofit
Fem/Hisp

Do I even stand a chance this cycle? :(

Cornell
Duke
UVA
Illinois
Colorado
UCLA


Apply higher. I hope you sent out apps to the entire T14.



Seriously?? It seems like everyone else had their apps submitted MONTHS ago and my gpa is waaaay below the bottom 25. The only reason I applied to UVA and Duke is because they sent me a fee waiver...otherwise it seems like a waste of money this late in the game.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:20 pm

rockies2 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
rockies2 wrote:Please help! I'm getting very nervous about my applications. I just submitted a couple weeks ago...

3.01/170
4 yrs WE for a nonprofit
Fem/Hisp

Do I even stand a chance this cycle? :(

Cornell
Duke
UVA
Illinois
Colorado
UCLA


Apply higher. I hope you sent out apps to the entire T14.



Seriously?? It seems like everyone else had their apps submitted MONTHS ago and my gpa is waaaay below the bottom 25. The only reason I applied to UVA and Duke is because they sent me a fee waiver...otherwise it seems like a waste of money this late in the game.


A URM with a 170/3.0 shouldn't even think to apply to Illinois and Colorado, unless they're looking for the ultimate safety schools. If adequate funds are available, there is never, never a reason why one should not take a chance even this late in the game. Last year, there was 157/3.4 AA male who applied around this time in the cycle and got in everywhere up to Columbia. A lot of people, even I, told him not to expect too much but great things happened for him and I think he's now at Columbia with money. You can either wait a year and blanket the T14 with the advantages of early submission, or you can take a chance now. But please don't feel the need to limit yourself just because it's admittedly late in the game.

Good luck :)

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby rockies2 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:27 pm

Thank you...I can start breathing again!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby 20121109 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:31 pm

rockies2 wrote:Thank you...I can start breathing again!


You're in a great position. I promise you. I think it would be better for you to wait a year in order to maximize your chances of admission but just because its late, doesn't mean you shouldn't take that chance.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby law_monkey » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:41 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
rockies2 wrote:Thank you...I can start breathing again!


You're in a great position. I promise you. I think it would be better for you to wait a year in order to maximize your chances of admission but just because its late, doesn't mean you shouldn't take that chance.


Yeah as long as you have the money right now you should definitely apply and then reapply next cycle if you don't like the results. Good luck!

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby freon » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:23 pm

Does applying late harm URMs as much as other applicants? From the info I've seen on LSN and here, it's looks like URMs generally have their decisions rendered much later in the game.

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Re: URM 2010-2011 Application Cycle

Postby Fresh » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:48 pm

freon wrote:Does applying late harm URMs as much as other applicants? From the info I've seen on LSN and here, it's looks like URMs generally have their decisions rendered much later in the game.


It seems so for some schools (Stanford!)




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