2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

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Yaaaas2013
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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Yaaaas2013 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:00 pm

clarion wrote:
Syme wrote:
Yaaaas2013 wrote:
Syme wrote:Cuban American checking in. Cycle is nearly complete with my KB2 yesterday. Full list is in the profile. Congrats to everyone else.

Disclaimer: I know I'm not technically a URM. But it is foolish to think that being Cuban didn't have some impact on my cycle. I checked here first when I found TLS, and I'm sure it is the same for many other Cubans lurking on this forum. Leaving this for them.

Congrats to all!


Profiles like this really surprise me. This guy has seemingly auto-admit numbers. When did you go complete? It seems like it took Harvard awhile to accept Syme (assuming that Syme applied in the fall). This also makes me wonder if a good gpa from a top private > a good gpa from a large state > good gpa everywhere else.


I submitted on 1/18.

I know my LSAT is pretty epic, but I would hardly call my GPA auto admit for Harvard. I am amazed I got in, especially coming from a large, non-prestigious university in the Midwest. Fully expecting a ding from Stanford to finish my cycle.


Sweetheart... when combined with that LSAT, your GPA is (clearly) more than sufficient. It makes you a splitter by Harvard standards, sure, but I mean you're not like a 3.6/177 splitter. You're sitting at 75% LSAT, and JUST below 25% GPA. Anyways, not trying to steal your excitement, but just to say that you have NO reason to have a defeatist "if I wasn't Cuban I wouldn't have gotten in" mentality. You've earned your successes so far :) But yeah, congrats to you!


Yes. You deserve this! There are many people, regardless of race, class, and gender, who did not work for your stats. Smile and take in the moment.

Geneva wrote:This is by far the best ATL article I have seen: http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/the-bayl ... olarships/


This article proves that softs really do matter in the long run. If the traditional thought suggests that whites have to get higher stats than minorities, then this disproves that notion completely. Overall, all applicants were within the same range of each other. Granted it is Baylor, but I really do believe that schools in general are accepting the best of the best. Point blank.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dake! » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:46 am

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:30 pm

Dake! wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
Dake! wrote:Choice down to two:
Michigan ($$$) or Harvard


That's awesome. What are your life plans? What are you thinking?


At last, Decision is made. Cycle is over. Ridiculously excited about MICHIGAN!!!! Though a lurker mostly, thanks for all the wisdom! And congrats for all the awesome places y'all have gotten in! As far as life plans...?! Hopefully public interest/legal aid advocacy on childrens issues...and whatever else God has in store... :D oh my goodness, SO SO excited about Michigan!


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mind giving me your seat at Harvard;)?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:44 pm

Geneva wrote:
Dake! wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
Dake! wrote:Choice down to two:
Michigan ($$$) or Harvard


That's awesome. What are your life plans? What are you thinking?


At last, Decision is made. Cycle is over. Ridiculously excited about MICHIGAN!!!! Though a lurker mostly, thanks for all the wisdom! And congrats for all the awesome places y'all have gotten in! As far as life plans...?! Hopefully public interest/legal aid advocacy on childrens issues...and whatever else God has in store... :D oh my goodness, SO SO excited about Michigan!


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mind giving me your seat at Harvard;)?



lol i think with your stats u already have a seat at Harvard..

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dake! » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:24 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Geneva wrote:
Dake! wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
That's awesome. What are your life plans? What are you thinking?


At last, Decision is made. Cycle is over. Ridiculously excited about MICHIGAN!!!! Though a lurker mostly, thanks for all the wisdom! And congrats for all the awesome places y'all have gotten in! As far as life plans...?! Hopefully public interest/legal aid advocacy on childrens issues...and whatever else God has in store... :D oh my goodness, SO SO excited about Michigan!


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mind giving me your seat at Harvard;)?



lol i think with your stats u already have a seat at Harvard..


I agree with sharktank :D but my withdrawal forms are in so one more spot open!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby whenwin » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:27 pm

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:54 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Geneva wrote:
At last, Decision is made. Cycle is over. Ridiculously excited about MICHIGAN!!!! Though a lurker mostly, thanks for all the wisdom! And congrats for all the awesome places y'all have gotten in! As far as life plans...?! Hopefully public interest/legal aid advocacy on childrens issues...and whatever else God has in store... :D oh my goodness, SO SO excited about Michigan!


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mind giving me your seat at Harvard;)?



lol i think with your stats u already have a seat at Harvard..[/quote]

Haha thanks, but I was held on 3/22 and didn't get a JS1, so not holding my breath. I've seen other people with lower stats get a JS1 after a 3/22 hold, which makes me think that Harvard is more focused on softs for URMs that are hovering around 25th percentile or below. Obviously below a certain threshold, stats come into play again (perhaps somewhere around low 160s/3.6?), but I feel like it is significant that people held the same day as me have already gotten JS1s. I could be wrong, but it seems like Harvard has already decided those people are their top choices for URMs and will revisit the hold piles depending on how how the class shapes up?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby operagrl71 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:23 pm

Just got the call from Stanford :shock: :shock: :shock: That definitely eases the JS1/no JS2 situation

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby kindaklueless » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:25 pm

You mind roughly sharing your numbers?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm

operagrl71 wrote:Just got the call from Stanford :shock: :shock: :shock: That definitely eases the JS1/no JS2 situation


yayy!! come join me!

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby kindaklueless » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:05 pm

Two Stanford URM admits today.

Officially lost all hope.

EDIT: Although both were AA URMs so maybe Dean Deal is going through that pile first.

*grasps at straws

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:30 pm

kindaklueless wrote:Two Stanford URM admits today.

Officially lost all hope.

EDIT: Although both were AA URMs so maybe Dean Deal is going through that pile first.

*grasps at straws



I'm holding onto hope that they want a loveable NA applicant with a high GPA. ...it's the only hope I have.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:43 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
kindaklueless wrote:Two Stanford URM admits today.

Officially lost all hope.

EDIT: Although both were AA URMs so maybe Dean Deal is going through that pile first.

*grasps at straws



I'm holding onto hope that they want a loveable NA applicant with a high GPA. ...it's the only hope I have.


Stanford tends to favor GPA over LSAT, so that should help you! Also I've heard that SLS makes a real effort to put together a class of students with very different backgrounds, so that should work in your favor:-)

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:16 pm

So my friend who applied to Yale has been freaking out about her Yale app. It's getting exhausting but now I know how I sound on tls. She keeps asking me if any URMs specifically AA's have gotten into Yale. Since I didn't apply I really havent been following up on it and LSN isn't very helpful. Can anyone in the Yale Facebook group answer this question so I can put her at ease (or crush her hopes). It's a little stalkerish but I think we all have it in us. Thanks.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby spek » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:34 pm

sharktankdean wrote:So my friend who applied to Yale has been freaking out about her Yale app. It's getting exhausting but now I know how I sound on tls. She keeps asking me if any URMs specifically AA's have gotten into Yale. Since I didn't apply I really havent been following up on it and LSN isn't very helpful. Can anyone in the Yale Facebook group answer this question so I can put her at ease (or crush her hopes). It's a little stalkerish but I think we all have it in us. Thanks.


I counted about 4 or 5 AAs

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:38 pm

spek wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:So my friend who applied to Yale has been freaking out about her Yale app. It's getting exhausting but now I know how I sound on tls. She keeps asking me if any URMs specifically AA's have gotten into Yale. Since I didn't apply I really havent been following up on it and LSN isn't very helpful. Can anyone in the Yale Facebook group answer this question so I can put her at ease (or crush her hopes). It's a little stalkerish but I think we all have it in us. Thanks.


I counted about 4 or 5 AAs



Thanks! Wonder how I'm gonna tell her this lol.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:20 pm

Any new Harvard admits or JS1 invites? For the sake of closure, I would love to have an answer from Harvard by May 1

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:41 pm

I don't think i said this earlier but congrats to all the URMs that got into Stanford.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:43 pm

Geneva wrote:Any new Harvard admits or JS1 invites? For the sake of closure, I would love to have an answer from Harvard by May 1



Lol Geneva, I think you will get one by May 1st.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:53 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Geneva wrote:Any new Harvard admits or JS1 invites? For the sake of closure, I would love to have an answer from Harvard by May 1



Lol Geneva, I think you will get one by May 1st.


haha, i appreciate your optimism. i really don't know that my lsat score will give me a leg up for harvard bc it is still lower than 25th percentile.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:06 pm

Geneva wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
Geneva wrote:Any new Harvard admits or JS1 invites? For the sake of closure, I would love to have an answer from Harvard by May 1



Lol Geneva, I think you will get one by May 1st.


haha, i appreciate your optimism. i really don't know that my lsat score will give me a leg up for harvard bc it is still lower than 25th percentile.



Lol if u haven't noticed as a urm a 170/3.7 is good enough 4 Harvard. Hopefully u hear good news soon. Your acceptance track record has been good so far. The only reason I think they would waitlist u is if they feel u would turn them down 4 Yale :mrgreen:

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Geneva » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:40 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
Geneva wrote:
haha, i appreciate your optimism. i really don't know that my lsat score will give me a leg up for harvard bc it is still lower than 25th percentile.



Lol if u haven't noticed as a urm a 170/3.7 is good enough 4 Harvard. Hopefully u hear good news soon. Your acceptance track record has been good so far. The only reason I think they would waitlist u is if they feel u would turn them down 4 Yale :mrgreen:

hahaha aw, thanks for the encouragement!
i guess what i meant to say is that i think harvard will look more holistically at URMs with numbers below their medians (especially below the 25th percentiles). E.g. I suspect someone w/ the same GPA as me, a 165 LSAT, and better softs (in HLS's mind) may have a better shot than me despite the extra 5 LSAT points. I could be totally off base, but I feel like with everything else held constant, softs play a greater role than LSAT once the 160ish threshold is crossed?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Yaaaas2013 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Geneva wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
Geneva wrote:
haha, i appreciate your optimism. i really don't know that my lsat score will give me a leg up for harvard bc it is still lower than 25th percentile.



Lol if u haven't noticed as a urm a 170/3.7 is good enough 4 Harvard. Hopefully u hear good news soon. Your acceptance track record has been good so far. The only reason I think they would waitlist u is if they feel u would turn them down 4 Yale :mrgreen:

hahaha aw, thanks for the encouragement!
i guess what i meant to say is that i think harvard will look more holistically at URMs with numbers below their medians (especially below the 25th percentiles). E.g. I suspect someone w/ the same GPA as me, a 165 LSAT, and better softs (in HLS's mind) may have a better shot than me despite the extra 5 LSAT points. I could be totally off base, but I feel like with everything else held constant, softs play a greater role than LSAT once the 160ish threshold is crossed?


I sure hope this is true.

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Quan292 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:22 pm

Update on my profile so far
In
UConn
Illinois

Out
Duke
Michigan

Pending
Columbia
Cornell
BU

Waitlist
W&M
BC
UPenn
NYU
UVA
MINN
Emory
Georgetown

I wonder what the wait list record is?

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Re: 2011 - 2012 URM Application Cycle

Postby Dani.B » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:55 pm

Anyone else going to Stanford's ASW?




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