URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby efresh88 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:04 am

Did anyone get the letter from Yale saying essentially:

"Hey each year we ask for a small group of competitively scoring applicants who are minority status from LSAC and you were one of them, but we also see you haven't applied yet and we think you should here's a packet of sample essays and fee waiver app etc..."

Now I KNOW my scores (3.87/165) are nowhere near competitive enough for Yale so I am figuring this is just yield protection and I am trying to talk myself out of falling for it and applying to a school I figured I didn't have a chance in hell of getting into...

So if someone who also got this letter could tell me their thoughts i'd appreciate it, cause even though I know these packets and fee waivers don't usually mean anything I've convinced myself that this is some special letter for that "small group of competitive minority students" and that it might actually mean I have a shot...and I just can't....can I?

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby EttaJ » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:15 am

efresh88 wrote:Did anyone get the letter from Yale saying essentially:

"Hey each year we ask for a small group of competitively scoring applicants who are minority status from LSAC and you were one of them, but we also see you haven't applied yet and we think you should here's a packet of sample essays and fee waiver app etc..."

Now I KNOW my scores (3.87/165) are nowhere near competitive enough for Yale so I am figuring this is just yield protection and I am trying to talk myself out of falling for it and applying to a school I figured I didn't have a chance in hell of getting into...

So if someone who also got this letter could tell me their thoughts i'd appreciate it, cause even though I know these packets and fee waivers don't usually mean anything I've convinced myself that this is some special letter for that "small group of competitive minority students" and that it might actually mean I have a shot...and I just can't....can I?


This topic was recently discussed here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=198659

I hope this helps.

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby efresh88 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:30 am

EttaJ wrote:
efresh88 wrote:Did anyone get the letter from Yale saying essentially:

"Hey each year we ask for a small group of competitively scoring applicants who are minority status from LSAC and you were one of them, but we also see you haven't applied yet and we think you should here's a packet of sample essays and fee waiver app etc..."

Now I KNOW my scores (3.87/165) are nowhere near competitive enough for Yale so I am figuring this is just yield protection and I am trying to talk myself out of falling for it and applying to a school I figured I didn't have a chance in hell of getting into...

So if someone who also got this letter could tell me their thoughts i'd appreciate it, cause even though I know these packets and fee waivers don't usually mean anything I've convinced myself that this is some special letter for that "small group of competitive minority students" and that it might actually mean I have a shot...and I just can't....can I?


This topic was recently discussed here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=198659

I hope this helps.


Thanks so much! Totally missed that thread

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby efresh88 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:49 pm

Just got the email to interview with HLS!!!! Completely surprised because of my numbers but super excited and maybe my numbers will give hope to others:

3.87/160 and 165 URM MA

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Postby BlaqBella » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:51 pm

You guys are killing it this cycle. Congrats everyone! :mrgreen:

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:10 pm

efresh88 wrote:Just got the email to interview with HLS!!!! Completely surprised because of my numbers but super excited and maybe my numbers will give hope to others:

3.87/160 and 165 URM MA


Congrats!

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Postby blackandstrong » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:10 pm

efresh88 wrote:Just got the email to interview with HLS!!!! Completely surprised because of my numbers but super excited and maybe my numbers will give hope to others:

3.87/160 and 165 URM MA


Congratulations. I'm proud of my fellow URMs!

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:27 pm

I got a call from the Dean at UCLA this morning! Accepted and offered full tuition scholarship! I was shocked, I can't remember what the deans last name was. :shock:

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Postby blackandstrong » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:46 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:I got a call from the Dean at UCLA this morning! Accepted and offered full tuition scholarship! I was shocked, I can't remember what the deans last name was. :shock:


Congrats! :mrgreen:

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Postby chiach1 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:32 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:I got a call from the Dean at UCLA this morning! Accepted and offered full tuition scholarship! I was shocked, I can't remember what the deans last name was. :shock:


Wow, Congrats!!! And his name is Dean Schwartz LOL

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:08 pm

chiach1 wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:I got a call from the Dean at UCLA this morning! Accepted and offered full tuition scholarship! I was shocked, I can't remember what the deans last name was. :shock:


Wow, Congrats!!! And his name is Dean Schwartz LOL


Thanks! Lol I had to look it up afterwards smh. :mrgreen:

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Postby efresh88 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:45 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:I got a call from the Dean at UCLA this morning! Accepted and offered full tuition scholarship! I was shocked, I can't remember what the deans last name was. :shock:


So did he tell you on the phone about your scholarship or did you get an email?

I also got in (YAY) but he did not say anything about money to me.

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:56 pm

efresh88 wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:I got a call from the Dean at UCLA this morning! Accepted and offered full tuition scholarship! I was shocked, I can't remember what the deans last name was. :shock:


So did he tell you on the phone about your scholarship or did you get an email?

I also got in (YAY) but he did not say anything about money to me.


Congratulations! :D :!: He told me on the phone.

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Postby efresh88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:09 pm

Just checked my University of Michigan status checker and got the following message:

"Congratulations! You’re in! Because we’re wowed by flash drives and yellow portfolios and personalized notes, we are sending you a large envelope with a formal acceptance letter and lots of information about Michigan Law. But because we are wowed by YOU, we didn’t want to make you wait to find out."

Pretty Stoked to break into top 10!!

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Postby Teflon_Don » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:15 pm

In at Berkeley! 3.96/169 MA

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:28 pm

Congrats to the both of you!

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Postby twenty » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:40 pm

Teflon_Don wrote:In at Berkeley! 3.96/169 MA


Aren't you glad you retook? ;)

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:44 pm

Has anyone seen sightings of the OP lately so he can create my little GPA/LSAT combo poll?

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Postby DaRascal » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:12 pm

Wormfather wrote:Just got Priority Reserve at Duke 3.92/162 AA male. I'm going into the LSAT on Saturday and I'm going to show them what a mistake they just made.

Still...it stings.


Wow. I'm shocked, Wormfather. If you're priority reserve, then I'm definitely getting dinged.

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Postby mtrrw » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:06 am

Hey Everyone,

First time posting in this thread. AA Male 167 3.35 from top 10 liberal arts school.

So far in at: GULC, Berkeley, and UVA(20K/year)

Deferred: Cornell

I applied mid-September which I think really has helped. Was not expecting anything this early if at all.

Good luck to everyone!

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Postby blackandstrong » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:21 am

mtrrw wrote:Hey Everyone,

First time posting in this thread. AA Male 167 3.35 from top 10 liberal arts school.

So far in at: GULC, Berkeley, and UVA(20K/year)

Deferred: Cornell

I applied mid-September which I think really has helped. Was not expecting anything this early if at all.

Good luck to everyone!


Congrats! That gives me a lot of hope.

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Postby Noluck123 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:23 pm

mtrrw wrote:Hey Everyone,

First time posting in this thread. AA Male 167 3.35 from top 10 liberal arts school.

So far in at: GULC, Berkeley, and UVA(20K/year)





This makes me happy for you, but sad/worried for me. I have a slightly higher GPA/LSAT and I've only heard from G-Town. Don't get me wrong, I'd be honored to attend GULC, especially if I receive a scholarship. Still... :?

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Postby Psib337 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:50 pm

mtrrw wrote:Hey Everyone,

First time posting in this thread. AA Male 167 3.35 from top 10 liberal arts school.

So far in at: GULC, Berkeley, and UVA(20K/year)

Deferred: Cornell

I applied mid-September which I think really has helped. Was not expecting anything this early if at all.

Good luck to everyone!


Congrats! I'm till waiting on my LSAT but my GPA is slightly lower than yours (like .04 lower) and I've been worried about it. GULC and Berkeley are two of my favorites!

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Postby xpxgymnxpx » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:59 pm

AA Female with 163 and 3.609 UGPA from a top public school. I also did the Peace Corps and had some other strong softs.

So far I'm in at Georgetown, Cornell, Michigan, and Duke.

Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby wbrother » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:02 pm

Congrats to all of you on your success! I hope to join your ranks soon.




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