2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Cookie2 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:52 pm

Is it just me or is there a lot less activity on this thread than last year? It seems like at this point last year 6 or 7 URM's were already admitted to HLS and several other places. Come on guys I wanna hear some good news!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:59 pm

Slow motion... Hope to have news from NU in the next 30 days. Good luck everyone!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:12 pm

Cookie2 wrote:Is it just me or is there a lot less activity on this thread than last year? It seems like at this point last year 6 or 7 URM's were already admitted to HLS and several other places. Come on guys I wanna hear some good news!!


There are about 4-5 (maybe more) that have gotten into HLS. They may not have posted in this forum though. Also HLS started sending out KB1s later this year. But even with this info, there is still less activity in the forum in general. I know TLS isn't a good representation of the whole application pool but it has been mention that

--maybe there are less urm applicants this year
-- maybe most of the remaining urm applicants are taking their lsat in dec and feb (not sure how believable this one is)
--This cycle is just 'unique'

....or maybe we are just not as cool as the urm applicants of the past lol

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:36 pm

Cookie2 wrote:Is it just me or is there a lot less activity on this thread than last year? It seems like at this point last year 6 or 7 URM's were already admitted to HLS and several other places. Come on guys I wanna hear some good news!!


I definitely think that this cycle is somewhat odd compared to last year's cycle. From the HLS front, there are a couple of URM's that have applied during October that have been under review for a while now without KB1's (myself included). My best guess, for HLS and many other law schools, is that there are fewer URM's currently applying and the adcomms are waiting a little while to see if the application pool gets bigger before they make their decisions. I think the few URM's that have been admitted have been autoadmits (3.7+, 167+). Hopefully with time we'll see some good news.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:10 pm

In at Georgetown!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:33 pm

AS33 wrote:In at Georgetown!



Congrats!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Cookie2 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:36 pm

Congrats!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:11 pm

Cookie2 wrote:Congrats!!


Thanks! Hopefully we start to see even more acceptances on this thread!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby shbe0701 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:32 am

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:24 am

I feel like status checkers are unreliable. For instance, when I got my Gtown acceptance letter, my status said "Application Complete" from about 3 weeks prior. Same thing with Duke. My other applications haven't really changed in status either. Maybe I'm just an anomaly I dunno..they seem to be dependable for everyone else!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby PoMama » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:16 pm

I'm just curious. Why is it that so many don't post their stats on profile here? When someone says "Yay! I'm in!" It'd be great to be able to click on their profile in order to gauge chances of similar personal good news in future (obviously based on app date. I'd wager one gets that sinking feeling when someone w/similar stats AND app date gets news, while one's own box sits empty).

That said, looks like most folks are using the ASW rather than status checker for news/movement. My D's status checkers didn't change either. She was in at Vandy, GW as of Thanksgiving. She wasn't going to apply to HYS because she thought her stats were too low -- but after doing some scary research on AA law school performance & job prospects in the T-14, I've strongly advised her to "pay her money & take her chances!"

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:30 pm

What is ASW?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:49 pm

AS33 wrote:What is ASW?



Admitted Students Weekend

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:56 pm

AS33 wrote:What is ASW?


I think in the above context it's Admitted Students Website. For example, with Michigan you can tell you've been admitted once you're able to sign into the ASW.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:58 pm

spek wrote:
AS33 wrote:What is ASW?


I think in the above context it's Admitted Students Website. For example, with Michigan you can tell you've been admitted once you're able to sign into the ASW.



Ahh truth. Didn't read the post above it.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Hm it seems like you can't really check your status with ASW, though.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:21 pm

AS33 wrote:Hm it seems like you can't really check your status with ASW, though.


yeah except how it can tell you if you've been admitted.

anyway, not sure if i'm the only URM this happened to, but my EA app for UT was held for consideration in the RD pool yesterday, 11/30. applied there 11/1. not holding my breath for the held app at all, but i guess it's better than a ding, since some people got dinged yesterday too.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby shbe0701 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 pm

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby PoMama » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:01 pm

You can search through specific school threads (that you've applied to) in the main forums here on TLS or . . . I just googled [school name] and Admitted Students Website.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:43 pm

Sh@keNb@ke wrote:
Cookie2 wrote:Is it just me or is there a lot less activity on this thread than last year? It seems like at this point last year 6 or 7 URM's were already admitted to HLS and several other places. Come on guys I wanna hear some good news!!


I definitely think that this cycle is somewhat odd compared to last year's cycle. From the HLS front, there are a couple of URM's that have applied during October that have been under review for a while now without KB1's (myself included). My best guess, for HLS and many other law schools, is that there are fewer URM's currently applying and the adcomms are waiting a little while to see if the application pool gets bigger before they make their decisions. I think the few URM's that have been admitted have been autoadmits (3.7+, 167+). Hopefully with time we'll see some good news.


This makes me feel better. I too applied to Harvard in october and have been under review forever. I assumed they just moved me to the waitlist. Do schools like HYS typically wait to admit their URMs later?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:56 pm

Dani.B wrote:
Sh@keNb@ke wrote:
Cookie2 wrote:Is it just me or is there a lot less activity on this thread than last year? It seems like at this point last year 6 or 7 URM's were already admitted to HLS and several other places. Come on guys I wanna hear some good news!!


I definitely think that this cycle is somewhat odd compared to last year's cycle. From the HLS front, there are a couple of URM's that have applied during October that have been under review for a while now without KB1's (myself included). My best guess, for HLS and many other law schools, is that there are fewer URM's currently applying and the adcomms are waiting a little while to see if the application pool gets bigger before they make their decisions. I think the few URM's that have been admitted have been autoadmits (3.7+, 167+). Hopefully with time we'll see some good news.


This makes me feel better. I too applied to Harvard in october and have been under review forever. I assumed they just moved me to the waitlist. Do schools like HYS typically wait to admit their URMs later?


Looking at past cycles..some URMs (non auto-admits) who submitted earlier in the cycle get their decisions in Jan/Feb/March. Its been hypothesized that they wait to get the whole pool of URMs before they make their decisions on this particular group.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:14 pm

I think so too. I wouldn't just assume you are WL

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby ososmooth » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Hey Everyone! Its been awhile since I last posted but I just received my acceptance to Georgetown! 158/3.81... I nearly passed out! It is true that URM cycles are unpredictable. Keep Hope Alive!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Blessedassurance » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:55 pm

ososmooth wrote:Hey Everyone! Its been awhile since I last posted but I just received my acceptance to Georgetown! 158/3.81... I nearly passed out! It is true that URM cycles are unpredictable. Keep Hope Alive!


Congrats!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby GardnerofEden » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:47 pm

Got waitlisted at Fordham. 3.2 168

Feelsbadman :(




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