2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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AS33
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:21 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:Held at Harvard today.


I'm actually hoping for a hold. What was your complete date?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby boosk » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:51 pm

whenwin wrote:I read somewhere once that Harvard often holds off on accepting URM applicants until later on in the cycle (when they've seen the entire applicant pool, I guess). I can't remember where I saw that - I think it was TLS, but I can't seem to find it now. Anyone know if this is accurate?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:50 pm

still silence from harvard on this end. But i havent heard of them doing a batch of kb1s in awhile, so maybe there's some hope.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Moriarty » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:52 pm

Longtime lurker, checking in! AA Female, 160 LSAT and 3.4ish gpa. Hoping that "holistic" actually means something...

Hail Mary's: UPenn, Michigan, Cornell, GULC. (I wouldn't have even dreamed of applying if not for TLS, so here's to a smidgen of hope...haha!)

Reaches: Boston U, Vanderbilt, USC--LSN has me in the "realistic hopeful" range.

Targets: WUSTL, BC, William & Mary, Washington & Lee.

If all else fails, I'd be willing to retake in June and apply earlier; had to change my LSAT date from October to December last year and then nerves got the best of me (darn you, 170 practice tests!).

Good luck to those still waiting, and congrats to those already in!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby TatNurner » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:38 pm

boosk wrote:
whenwin wrote:I read somewhere once that Harvard often holds off on accepting URM applicants until later on in the cycle (when they've seen the entire applicant pool, I guess). I can't remember where I saw that - I think it was TLS, but I can't seem to find it now. Anyone know if this is accurate?


I watched the last URM cycle (2010/2011) and they started letting in people (even the odd 3.5/165) from late November. So this wasn't the case last year. But the people in that cycle who had watched the cycle before that (2009/2010) said that one had been a hold fest.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Rawlberto » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:43 pm

While I am very happy for all you guys getting accepted into great schools, let's try to start withdrawing for us with mediocre numbers.

Basically, withdraw from Duke on down. You know you're not going to attend :)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby horrorbusiness » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:04 pm

Rawlberto wrote:While I am very happy for all you guys getting accepted into great schools, let's try to start withdrawing for us with mediocre numbers.

Basically, withdraw from Duke on down. You know you're not going to attend :)


damnnnnnnnnnn, what a dick.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Rawlberto » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:19 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:While I am very happy for all you guys getting accepted into great schools, let's try to start withdrawing for us with mediocre numbers.

Basically, withdraw from Duke on down. You know you're not going to attend :)


damnnnnnnnnnn, what a dick.


I was referring to me! You have a 3.37, I have a TTT 3.33 :)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Revolver066 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Rawlberto wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:While I am very happy for all you guys getting accepted into great schools, let's try to start withdrawing for us with mediocre numbers.

Basically, withdraw from Duke on down. You know you're not going to attend :)


damnnnnnnnnnn, what a dick.


I was referring to me! You have a 3.37, I have a TTT 3.33 :)


The terrible, nasty things I would do for a 3.3...

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby paulshortys10 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:56 pm

Rawlberto wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:While I am very happy for all you guys getting accepted into great schools, let's try to start withdrawing for us with mediocre numbers.

Basically, withdraw from Duke on down. You know you're not going to attend :)


damnnnnnnnnnn, what a dick.


I was referring to me! You have a 3.37, I have a TTT 3.33 :)

some of us with TTT lsat scores need all the help we can get..

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:29 pm

Held at Harvard.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:07 pm

Dani.B wrote:Held at Harvard.


I hope your KB1 is coming soon though. Your GPA is great so you should be hearing any time in the coming weeks hopefully. I really think Harvard is holding people differently this year. Hopefully we see some KB1s tomorrow and in the weeks following the application deadline.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby xwing_redleader » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:08 pm

In at UCLA :D

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:33 pm

Dani.B wrote:Held at Harvard.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:57 pm

AS33 wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:Held at Harvard today.


I'm actually hoping for a hold. What was your complete date?



I went complete on 11/7.

Why are you hoping for a hold? j/w

Personally, I find it to be better than the alternative reject or WL for now, but it has me nervous. :S

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby boosk » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:40 pm

DING! at cornell, I'm having a bizarre cycle... I guess URM cycles really are unpredictable

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby paulshortys10 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:58 pm

boosk wrote:DING! at cornell, I'm having a bizarre cycle... I guess URM cycles really are unpredictable


fuckkk... srry to hear... guess if you're out, I'm even more than likely out too

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby kcirdor01 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:57 am

I got a Presidential Scholarship to GWU Law-- AA Male 160/3.79 from a mediocre state school.

I'd gotten into several T10s already (though with no money); I'll be withdrawing my applications by the end of next week.

Good luck to you all!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:56 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Dani.B wrote:Held at Harvard.


I hope your KB1 is coming soon though. Your GPA is great so you should be hearing any time in the coming weeks hopefully. I really think Harvard is holding people differently this year. Hopefully we see some KB1s tomorrow and in the weeks following the application deadline.


thanks, i going to send them another letter of recommendation, loci, and updated transcript to give them a little nudge

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:16 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
AS33 wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:Held at Harvard today.


I'm actually hoping for a hold. What was your complete date?



I went complete on 11/7.

Why are you hoping for a hold? j/w

Personally, I find it to be better than the alternative reject or WL for now, but it has me nervous. :S


Because I'm not expecting to get in, and like you said, its better than a WL or ding :)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Held at Harvard a few days ago as well! Sent in a LOCI telling them HOW much I want their school. Hopefully my reverse splitterness will get me a kb1 soontimes :p

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:04 pm

Dani.B wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
Dani.B wrote:Held at Harvard.


I hope your KB1 is coming soon though. Your GPA is great so you should be hearing any time in the coming weeks hopefully. I really think Harvard is holding people differently this year. Hopefully we see some KB1s tomorrow and in the weeks following the application deadline.


thanks, i going to send them another letter of recommendation, loci, and updated transcript to give them a little nudge


From the hold email or blog post, it says they do not need any more letters of recommendations. I think a genuine LOCI will be fine. But it takes them a while to add it to your file upon receipt. So they may not even read it until 1.5-2 weeks after you send it.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby FryBreadPower » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:08 pm

I feel like relative to the rest of the applicant pool (close to my submission dates), schools are taking forever to come to decisions regarding my application. Anyone else getting this vibe?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby AS33 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:12 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:I feel like relative to the rest of the applicant pool (close to my submission dates), schools are taking forever to come to decisions regarding my application. Anyone else getting this vibe?


YES. At this point in my cycle, I don't even care if I get rejections. I just want to be able to start weighing my options and make a damn decision.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:57 pm

kcirdor01 wrote:I got a Presidential Scholarship to GWU Law-- AA Male 160/3.79 from a mediocre state school.

I'd gotten into several T10s already (though with no money); I'll be withdrawing my applications by the end of next week.

Good luck to you all!


Congrats on being done with your cycle! That's awesome!




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