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

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

Postby Noluck123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Penn seems historically rough for URMs according to myLSN. I mean, with a 3.5/163, you are still below both medians and Penn isn't exactly known for being holistic. If anything, they're one of the major hard numbers T14s, which is probably why they YP more than almost another school save Michigan and UVA.

Still, with such a limited number of AAs to go around a straight up ding is really weird. Any glaring weaknesses - bad LOR, unexplained gaps in resume or education, C&F issues - could've done the trick. Though if that were the case Berkeley, GULC, or Michigan would've picked it up as well I would think.

Tough break. Hopefully the rest of your cycle goes well.



163 is old score. High 160s now. I guess I'll just have to see how the rest of the cycle plays out.
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:07 pm

Noluck123 wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Penn seems historically rough for URMs according to myLSN. I mean, with a 3.5/163, you are still below both medians and Penn isn't exactly known for being holistic. If anything, they're one of the major hard numbers T14s, which is probably why they YP more than almost another school save Michigan and UVA.

Still, with such a limited number of AAs to go around a straight up ding is really weird. Any glaring weaknesses - bad LOR, unexplained gaps in resume or education, C&F issues - could've done the trick. Though if that were the case Berkeley, GULC, or Michigan would've picked it up as well I would think.

Tough break. Hopefully the rest of your cycle goes well.


163 is old score. High 160s now. I guess I'll just have to see how the rest of the cycle plays out.


Even still. In the 3.4-3.6/166-169 range, Penn has the lowest URM acceptance rate of the entire T14 (except for Yale, but the % is close). And most aren't wait listed, they're straight rejected.

Check it out: http://mylsn.info/dispresults.php and http://mylsn.info/dispresults.php (last 6 years only).

Wouldn't worry too much if I were you, but Worm may have a point, do a little double check of your overall app to check for anything red flags.

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

Postby bfigsan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:03 am

Hi, I know it's late, but checking in for this cycle. Just so on edge about waiting. 167, 3.78, PR, good soft factors. Applied ED to Penn (first choice) and application was held. haven't heard from anyone else. Not really sure what my chances are and feeling doubtful.

Applied: Penn, NYU, Georgetown, HLS, BU, Columbia.

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Postby amazinga16 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:24 pm

bfigsan wrote:Hi, I know it's late, but checking in for this cycle. Just so on edge about waiting. 167, 3.78, PR, good soft factors. Applied ED to Penn (first choice) and application was held. haven't heard from anyone else. Not really sure what my chances are and feeling doubtful.

Applied: Penn, NYU, Georgetown, HLS, BU, Columbia.


You have good numbers, you will get in somewhere in the T14. I would apply to more than just those schools though if you can afford to. You should definitely send apps to Cornell, Michigan, and Stanford for example.

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

Postby jcan91 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:58 pm

IN AT NYU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby chiach1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:02 pm

jcan91 wrote:IN AT NYU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Told u, your time was coming. Congrats!!

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Postby jcan91 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:13 pm

chiach1 wrote:
jcan91 wrote:IN AT NYU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Told u, your time was coming. Congrats!!


You all were soooo right! THANK YOU TLS! If it wasn't for you guys this seriously would never have happened!

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Postby EttaJ » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:00 pm

jcan91 wrote:IN AT NYU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jcan91, that is fantastic news. Congrats!

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Postby 2012applicant2013 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:34 pm

jcan91 wrote:IN AT NYU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congratulations! I love the URM love from NYU this cycle.

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Postby jcan91 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:56 pm

EttaJ wrote:
jcan91 wrote:IN AT NYU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jcan91, that is fantastic news. Congrats!


Thanks! I hope NYU continues with the URM love!

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

Postby twenty » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:22 pm

All my apps went complete in early/mid-November, and I haven't heard back from anywhere yet. 166/no GPA, MA URM.

Panic now? ;D

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

Postby Sadieche2464 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Hi all--- I guess I'm checking in. I need advice. Sent in an app with my low LSAT (160) score but figured I would get waitlisted (at best) and also signed up to retake in February. Admissions sent me an e-mail that they'd like to hold my app for February score but that's really late to be considered, right? Not sure if I should consider asking them to review app with the low score? Although I don't think I have a chance with that score... Torn. Also my lsdas gpa is not so hot. Thanks in advance!

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

Postby BlaqBella » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Sadieche2464 wrote:Hi all--- I guess I'm checking in. I need advice. Sent in an app with my low LSAT (160) score but figured I would get waitlisted (at best) and also signed up to retake in February. Admissions sent me an e-mail that they'd like to hold my app for February score but that's really late to be considered, right? Not sure if I should consider asking them to review app with the low score? Although I don't think I have a chance with that score... Torn. Also my lsdas gpa is not so hot. Thanks in advance!


Where are you currently PTing? Do you think you can do better (even if by a few points) on the Feb LSAT?

I guess when you registered for February you assumed schools would review while waiting for an updated score. Many do not as your application is viewed as incomplete.

I suggest you try your best to do well in February and once the score is received, let them review your application.

Admittance won't be as large an issue as $$$ given how late in the game you'll be reviewed.

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

Postby Sadieche2464 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:50 pm

BlaqBella wrote:
Sadieche2464 wrote:Hi all--- I guess I'm checking in. I need advice. Sent in an app with my low LSAT (160) score but figured I would get waitlisted (at best) and also signed up to retake in February. Admissions sent me an e-mail that they'd like to hold my app for February score but that's really late to be considered, right? Not sure if I should consider asking them to review app with the low score? Although I don't think I have a chance with that score... Torn. Also my lsdas gpa is not so hot. Thanks in advance!


Where are you currently PTing? Do you think you can do better (even if by a few points) on the Feb LSAT?

I guess when you registered for February you assumed schools would review while waiting for an updated score. Many do not as your application is viewed as incomplete.

I suggest you try your best to do well in February and once the score is received, let them review your application.

Admittance won't be as large an issue as $$$ given how late in the game you'll be reviewed.


Thanks for your response. It's a reach school so I know money isn't an option for me. But I was thinking that they would would just reject me bc of the gpa so I guess i'll have to buckle down for February to have a shot.


Also, does anyone have any good things to say about powerscore? I self studied before and think the course may give me a better score.

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

Postby BlaqBella » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:59 pm

Sadieche2464 wrote:Also, does anyone have any good things to say about powerscore? I self studied before and think the course may give me a better score.



Keeping in mind that score improvement comes from self-study (drills, practice tests and review of your work), I personally found Manhattan LSAT books to be far superior to PS, especially for LR and LG.

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

Postby blackandstrong » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:10 pm

Sadieche2464 wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
Sadieche2464 wrote:Hi all--- I guess I'm checking in. I need advice. Sent in an app with my low LSAT (160) score but figured I would get waitlisted (at best) and also signed up to retake in February. Admissions sent me an e-mail that they'd like to hold my app for February score but that's really late to be considered, right? Not sure if I should consider asking them to review app with the low score? Although I don't think I have a chance with that score... Torn. Also my lsdas gpa is not so hot. Thanks in advance!


Where are you currently PTing? Do you think you can do better (even if by a few points) on the Feb LSAT?

I guess when you registered for February you assumed schools would review while waiting for an updated score. Many do not as your application is viewed as incomplete.

I suggest you try your best to do well in February and once the score is received, let them review your application.

Admittance won't be as large an issue as $$$ given how late in the game you'll be reviewed.


Thanks for your response. It's a reach school so I know money isn't an option for me. But I was thinking that they would would just reject me bc of the gpa so I guess i'll have to buckle down for February to have a shot.


Also, does anyone have any good things to say about powerscore? I self studied before and think the course may give me a better score.


Powerscore has been really working for me. Some people can just self-study, but that's not me. I actually have a private tutor from that company. I am deeply impressed.

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

Postby lawprospie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:32 pm

In at Berkeley!!!! First one and it feels way too good.

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Postby BlaqBella » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:35 pm

lawprospie wrote:In at Berkeley!!!! First one and it feels way too good.



WOW! Awesome! Gives me hope for next year. Congrats!!

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

Postby Sadieche2464 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:36 pm

Wormfather wrote:Velocity for the win.

Sub 160 with Powerscore
Got up to 170 with velocity.


Really? Ok thanks i'll look into it.

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

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:55 am

BlaqBella wrote:
lawprospie wrote:In at Berkeley!!!! First one and it feels way too good.



WOW! Awesome! Gives me hope for next year. Congrats!!


You're applying next cycle? Figured you were a law school vet already. I'm applying next cycle as well. Cross your fingers that next cycle is like this one.

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

Postby BlaqBella » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:00 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
lawprospie wrote:In at Berkeley!!!! First one and it feels way too good.



WOW! Awesome! Gives me hope for next year. Congrats!!


You're applying next cycle? Figured you were a law school vet already. I'm applying next cycle as well. Cross your fingers that next cycle is like this one.


Yeah, next cycle for me. I'm hoping it will be a similar rate of acceptances as this cycle.

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:29 pm

BlaqBella wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
lawprospie wrote:In at Berkeley!!!! First one and it feels way too good.



WOW! Awesome! Gives me hope for next year. Congrats!!


You're applying next cycle? Figured you were a law school vet already. I'm applying next cycle as well. Cross your fingers that next cycle is like this one.


Yeah, next cycle for me. I'm hoping it will be a similar rate of acceptances as this cycle.


#s?

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

Postby fips tedora » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:32 am

BlaqBella wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
BlaqBella wrote:
lawprospie wrote:In at Berkeley!!!! First one and it feels way too good.



WOW! Awesome! Gives me hope for next year. Congrats!!


You're applying next cycle? Figured you were a law school vet already. I'm applying next cycle as well. Cross your fingers that next cycle is like this one.


Yeah, next cycle for me. I'm hoping it will be a similar rate of acceptances as this cycle.

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

Postby 2013hopeful:D » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:55 pm

Full-tuition Dean's scholarship offer at Virginia!
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Postby BlaqBella » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:01 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:Full-tuition Dean's scholarship offer at Virginia! Call from Dean Faulk, who began with an impromtu interview that was very unexpected (I was unprepared). He told me the committee was interested in a few questions (this was a bait and switch). He then said he didn't have to meet with them and I was accepted. Then, I asked about the scholarship process and he awarded me the Dean's Scholarship!


Exciting news. Congrats on the scholly! Is that with no stips?




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