Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
Jante05
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Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Jante05 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:48 pm

Female, Born & raised in Philippines, now a US Citizen. GLBT, would it be a - some apps ask about this I def wouldn't mind excluding. LSAT 141 to 159 on retake. I doubt I'm URM cause I'm Asian, any thoughts on URM stat for Filipinos :(
Thanks ya'll

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Blessedassurance
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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Blessedassurance » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:36 pm

GPA?

Also, is that a self-tar?

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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Jante05 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Ugpa3.33 last LSAT dec 2011 score 159 though practice tests ranged from 162-166 I'm contemplating retake but would like to get in ASAP I'm a lil late in game

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Blessedassurance
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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Blessedassurance » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:09 am

To state the obvious, you should include a diversity statement with your application even if schools don't specifically ask for it. I doubt anyone can accurately predict what kind of boost you will receive. The sample size is just too small.

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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Jante05 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:55 pm

Thank you, I guess it's worth a shot we'll see in the next few months x)

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Kess
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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Kess » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:46 pm

I don't think you'd be considered URM- I believe URMS officially are only African Americans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans. However, a diversity statement could help.

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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Jante05 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:18 pm

Thanks now Im wondering if it's worth holding out another year if i retake, I can get over 162 for sure but 5 or 6 point jump enough to secure seat in t1 school my ugpa 3.33 is weak :/

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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby bk1 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:23 pm

You're not a URM unless you are also black, NA, Mexican, or Puerto Rican.

If you can do better on a retake it is pretty much always worth holding off a year.

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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby fashiongirl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:30 pm

I'm half Filipino. I don't think this is URM status. Write a DS to explain your diversity. I would definitely retake if you want to get into a T1.

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Re: Unsure about URM Stat Filipina

Postby Jante05 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:31 pm

thanks guys. I'm going to re-take June. I'm interested in PI and immigration so there are schools in T2 that I'd like to be in (applications were already sent). Depending on finances might wait or make the big step.
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On my ps i went ahead and removed info on GLBT and immigrant.




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