2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby JustE » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:31 am

AA male checking in. Waiting on Oct score... Apps in by Nov. 1. Best of luck everyone.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:09 am

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Mitterrand » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:04 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:
egirarde wrote:AA male checking in. Waiting on Oct score... Apps in by Nov. 1. Best of luck everyone.



In the same situation...working on my PS. then DS. aiming for Nov 1st as well. Hopefully Oct 24-26 brings great news.

Where is everyone applying?

LSAC GPA: 3.81

Right Now Im looking at

Stanford
Yale
Harvard
Columbia
Duke
UChicago
UPenn
NYU
UVA
Cornell

Depending on LSAT more school might be added.lol


lol exact same position.
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:14 pm

Mitterrand wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:
egirarde wrote:AA male checking in. Waiting on Oct score... Apps in by Nov. 1. Best of luck everyone.



In the same situation...working on my PS. then DS. aiming for Nov 1st as well. Hopefully Oct 24-26 brings great news.

Where is everyone applying?

LSAC GPA: 3.81

Right Now Im looking at

Stanford
Yale
Harvard
Columbia
Duke
UChicago
UPenn
NYU
UVA
Cornell

Depending on LSAT more school might be added.lol


lol exact same position. AA Male 3.8, waiting on October scores. Have a 166 already from june though.



Sounds great. How is your PS coming along...I've started over 4 times now. What schools are u aiming for?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:19 pm

Mex-american,

Pt 164ish and 2.9 gpa (iknow isux)

But own a biz - politico role-magazine editor-


Wants to do the tex mex binational license program at ut-austin.

Wish me luck!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:27 pm

Cuban in with 90k at UVA

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:29 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA



Congrats again...your on a roll!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Mitterrand » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:30 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:
Mitterrand wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:
egirarde wrote:AA male checking in. Waiting on Oct score... Apps in by Nov. 1. Best of luck everyone.



In the same situation...working on my PS. then DS. aiming for Nov 1st as well. Hopefully Oct 24-26 brings great news.

Where is everyone applying?

LSAC GPA: 3.81

Right Now Im looking at

Stanford
Yale
Harvard
Columbia
Duke
UChicago
UPenn
NYU
UVA
Cornell

Depending on LSAT more school might be added.lol


lol exact same position. AA Male 3.8, waiting on October scores. Have a 166 already from june though.



Sounds great. How is your PS coming along...I've started over 4 times now. What schools are u aiming for?


PS is finished mostly. I have to write a shorter 2 page version for a few schools and my diversity statement but otherwise most of my apps are ready to send out.

Same schools as you + Berkeley, UCLA, Mich and Georgetown.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:37 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA

Thomas jefferson(founder) would be proud

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:39 pm

vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA

What ur numbers look like?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:41 pm

bluesplitter wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA

What ur numbers look like?


173 3.77 Econ large public not in VA

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:42 pm

vincanity1 wrote:
bluesplitter wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA

What ur numbers look like?


173 3.77 Econ large public not in VA

So much win!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:45 pm

Mitterrand wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:
Mitterrand wrote:
egirarde wrote:AA male checking in. Waiting on Oct score... Apps in by Nov. 1. Best of luck everyone.




lol exact same position. AA Male 3.8, waiting on October scores. Have a 166 already from june though.



Sounds great. How is your PS coming along...I've started over 4 times now. What schools are u aiming for?


PS is finished mostly. I have to write a shorter 2 page version for a few schools and my diversity statement but otherwise most of my apps are ready to send out.

Same schools as you + Berkeley, UCLA, Mich and Georgetown.




Sounds great. I wish you the best. Hopefully in a few months you will be getting your acceptance packets!!!!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:47 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA



Congrats again...your on a roll!

Much appreciated. Definitely a great start

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:34 pm

lol exact same position. AA Male 3.8, waiting on October scores. Have a 166 already from june though.[/quote]


Sounds great. How is your PS coming along...I've started over 4 times now. What schools are u aiming for?[/quote][/quote]

PS is finished mostly. I have to write a shorter 2 page version for a few schools and my diversity statement but otherwise most of my apps are ready to send out.


So u have a personal st. And a diversity statement? Eh



So one can have a ps, academic addenda, and a diversity statement and a resume? Curious

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:54 pm

bluesplitter wrote:lol exact same position. AA Male 3.8, waiting on October scores. Have a 166 already from june though.


Sounds great. How is your PS coming along...I've started over 4 times now. What schools are u aiming for?

PS is finished mostly. I have to write a shorter 2 page version for a few schools and my diversity statement but otherwise most of my apps are ready to send out.


So u have a personal st. And a diversity statement? Eh



So one can have a ps, academic addenda, and a diversity statement and a resume? Curious












if I understand your question...the answer is yes.. the DS and academic addenda are optional.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby bluesplitter » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:58 pm

Justdoingmybest wrote:
bluesplitter wrote:lol exact same position. AA Male 3.8, waiting on October scores. Have a 166 already from june though.


Sounds great. How is your PS coming along...I've started over 4 times now. What schools are u aiming for?

PS is finished mostly. I have to write a shorter 2 page version for a few schools and my diversity statement but otherwise most of my apps are ready to send out.


So u have a personal st. And a diversity statement? Eh



So one can have a ps, academic addenda, and a diversity statement and a resume? Curious












if I understand your question...the answer is yes.. the DS and academic addenda are optional.

Thanks

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby misslaw1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:10 pm

vincanity1 wrote:
bluesplitter wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA

What ur numbers look like?


173 3.77 Econ large public not in VA



When you say 90k, do you mean 90k a year or 90k in total?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby vincanity1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:15 pm

misslaw1 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
bluesplitter wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Cuban in with 90k at UVA

What ur numbers look like?


173 3.77 Econ large public not in VA



When you say 90k, do you mean 90k a year or 90k in total?


Total

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby ElCoqui » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:35 pm

PR Male, waiting on October score. Apps are ready but which one are sent depends on my score. The wait is killing me. Good luck to all.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:09 am

Random Question.

How long did it take you all to write your PS? From the time you wrote your first draft, till the final draft.
How many revisions did you do?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Mitterrand » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:19 am

Justdoingmybest wrote:Random Question.

How long did it take you all to write your PS? From the time you wrote your first draft, till the final draft.
How many revisions did you do?


I set aside about 2 hours a weekend for a month. Maybe 3 or 4 revisions.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:31 am

Justdoingmybest wrote:Random Question

How long did it take you all to write your PS? From the time you wrote your first draft, till the final draft.
How many revisions did you do?


All summer, really. I think that's probably overkill but I believe you should submit it, knowing you gave your all. I revised it numerous times and what I ended up with looked nothing like the original. It really depends on your background and story but the grammar, lexis and structure should be flawless.

Run it by as many people as possible and take criticisms in stride. Good luck.

PS: If you're writing a DS try to compose a story with your whole application. I think this matters for reaches, but I could be wrong. Leave nothing to chance. Address anything that needs to be addressed and confront any perceived shortcomings in your application head-on. Some argue it's all about numbers but if people are swinging Yale with 158, there must be something else. I think this matters as a urm.
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:33 am

Mitterrand wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:Random Question.

How long did it take you all to write your PS? From the time you wrote your first draft, till the final draft.
How many revisions did you do?


I set aside about 2 hours a weekend for a month. Maybe 3 or 4 revisions.



Sounds like a great plan. I'm trying to get it done in a week or two. I have been working on it for a week now 1-2 hrs per day. It would be great if i have a semi-final draft in a week so i can start working on the DS.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Justdoingmybest » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:37 am

Blessedassurance wrote:
Justdoingmybest wrote:Random Question

How long did it take you all to write your PS? From the time you wrote your first draft, till the final draft.
How many revisions did you do?


All summer, really. I think that's probably overkill but I believe you should submit it, knowing you gave your all. I revised it numerous times and what I ended up with looked nothing like the original. It really depends on your background and story but the grammar, lexis and structure should be flawless.

Run it by as many people as possible and take criticisms in stride. Good luck.


If your PS turned out great its not overkill. I have a good idea of where I'm heading, i'm just trying to make it sound more 'professional' and less story-like. Its funny i walk around my apartment reading out loud to make sure it sounds right. My roommates prob think I'm crazy.




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