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

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Postby anela00 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:49 pm

I have had an incredible week so far. On Monday, I was accepted to Harvard (!!!) and Berkeley! Today, I was accepted to UPenn and UCLA with a full tuition scholarship! Absolutely amazing. So blessed!

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Postby anela00 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:11 pm

Wormfather wrote:
anela00 wrote:I have had an incredible week so far. On Monday, I was accepted to Harvard (!!!) and Berkeley! Today, I was accepted to UPenn and UCLA with a full tuition scholarship! Absolutely amazing. So blessed!


Grats, I'm starting to get a little lonely after almost two weeks of radio silence.


Your flood of acceptances is coming. Schools just need a chance to see your amazing new LSAT score. :)

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Postby read2465 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 pm

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Postby jcan91 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 pm

read2465 wrote:Here goes nothing. Or everything. I signed up for the February LSAT to get my 167 higher.

How in the world do I prepare after already taking every published test last time around? Oof.

Forgot to mention that my first score after taking the test on a whim four years ago was in the high 150s--I'm hoping a third take won't be given the side eye by adcoms.


I think people in other threads have said you should cut back on the PTs (since they aren't as reliable a gauge anymore and since with a 167, you definitely have a firm grasp of the basics anyway) and that you should instead focus on drilling your weaker areas, while still doing occasional PTs to make sure you're still sharp for the areas you're already solid in.

Good luck!

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Postby bob loblaw11 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:39 pm

anela00 wrote:I have had an incredible week so far. On Monday, I was accepted to Harvard (!!!) and Berkeley! Today, I was accepted to UPenn and UCLA with a full tuition scholarship! Absolutely amazing. So blessed!


This is amazing, super big congratulations. This weekend should be a great one for you :)

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:18 pm

First admissions call i missed but accepted to Stanford! :mrgreen: I have been blessed this cycle!

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Postby anela00 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:21 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:First admissions call i missed but accepted to Stanford! :mrgreen: I have been blessed this cycle!


I got in today too!!! This week has me in absolute shock over how I could have so many amazing opportunities.

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Postby 2013hopeful:D » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:41 pm

anela00 wrote:
2013hopeful:D wrote:First admissions call i missed but accepted to Stanford! :mrgreen: I have been blessed this cycle!


I got in today too!!! This week has me in absolute shock over how I could have so many amazing opportunities.


CONGRATS!!!

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Postby mommalee » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:13 pm

Congrats to the new admits :D

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Postby BlaqBella » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:53 am

Congrats to the folks admitted to Stanford.

Let us know how Minority Preview Day goes if you decide to attend. :D

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Postby Psib337 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:58 am

In at Miami! Not as impressive as Stanford but I'm happy :D Speaking of Stanford, I need to e-mail my dean because my dean's certification is the only thing missing from my Stanford application, I don't mind not getting in because of something I did or didn't do, but I do mind not getting in because he never sent in one piece of paper that says that I never did anything wrong.

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Postby BlaqBella » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Psib337 wrote:In at Miami! Not as impressive as Stanford but I'm happy :D Speaking of Stanford, I need to e-mail my dean because my dean's certification is the only thing missing from my Stanford application, I don't mind not getting in because of something I did or didn't do, but I do mind not getting in because he never sent in one piece of paper that says that I never did anything wrong.


Yay!! The first acceptance is always the sweetest (or so I hear :lol:). Congrats!

Re: Stanford certification, SLS is sometimes known for having received items but not updating whatever status checker you have access to. Call them as well.

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Postby Psib337 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:16 pm

BlaqBella wrote:
Psib337 wrote:In at Miami! Not as impressive as Stanford but I'm happy :D Speaking of Stanford, I need to e-mail my dean because my dean's certification is the only thing missing from my Stanford application, I don't mind not getting in because of something I did or didn't do, but I do mind not getting in because he never sent in one piece of paper that says that I never did anything wrong.


Yay!! The first acceptance is always the sweetest (or so I hear :lol:). Congrats!

Re: Stanford certification, SLS is sometimes known for having received items but not updating whatever status checker you have access to. Call them as well.


This is the second, but it's just as good as the first (but the first was pretty awesome). I'm still waiting to see if I got into their M.M. Music Business program too, I wish more schools offered something like that.

I'm gonna call Stanford in a few hours because everyone on TLS seems to say that they're really slow but my school is terrible with paperwork so it's just as likely to be something on my end (they didn't change my major for a year, one teacher never gave me a grade and then the class disappeared from my transcript, and I got billed for tuition twice one semester). Hopefully I won't have to go up there next week and get him or his assistant to fill it out.

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Postby bosmer88 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:35 pm

Longtime lurker here who wanted to come out of the shadows. I just want to tell everyone congratulations on all of their awesome acceptances. I am really happy to see other people of color doing so well!

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Postby xpxgymnxpx » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:11 pm

Waitlisted at UVA on Friday. In at Northwestern (JD/LLM Human Rights) on Monday.

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Postby jsjd1989 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:45 am

Dinged at Penn on Friday. Haven't gotten one acceptance yet. This has been totally tortuous. I know with my stats (166, 3.6-3.7, PR), I am definitely a gamble at most schools, but was hoping for at least one "yes" by now!!! Anyone know if there is truth to what people say about a lot of schools holding URMs until the end?

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Postby fips tedora » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:36 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:Dinged at Penn on Friday. Haven't gotten one acceptance yet. This has been totally tortuous. I know with my stats (166, 3.6-3.7, PR), I am definitely a gamble at most schools, but was hoping for at least one "yes" by now!!! Anyone know if there is truth to what people say about a lot of schools holding URMs until the end?

This is MOSTLY true for purposes of admitting the best URMs in the cycle. The closer the cycle gets to ending, is generally when borderline URMs receive decisions.

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Postby twenty » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:13 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:Dinged at Penn on Friday. Haven't gotten one acceptance yet. This has been totally tortuous. I know with my stats (166, 3.6-3.7, PR), I am definitely a gamble at most schools, but was hoping for at least one "yes" by now!!! Anyone know if there is truth to what people say about a lot of schools holding URMs until the end?


Almost identical stats (MA URM), almost universal radio silence since late November.

Guessing we'll get a wave of decisions in early/mid-Feb, or else in April.

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Postby nigerian22 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:42 pm

It will all be OK. Hang in there. You will get some positive decisions soon.

My friend's situation is 3.51/163 African American/MA male. Excellent, superlative softs & essays. He got into Duke and NW but was WL'd by Cornell. Any prayers for the other T14?

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Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:52 pm

nigerian22 wrote:My friend's situation is 3.51/163 African American/MA male. Excellent, superlative softs & essays. He got into Duke and NW but was WL'd by Cornell. Any prayers for the other T14?


Your friend is an inspiration to us all (in particular, me). I'm hoping to have a similar cycle minus the WL at Cornell.

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Postby HankBashir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:19 am

Checking in 167/3.6 AA

I'm in at George Washington with 90k and waitlisted from Duke.

I blanked the T14 with the exception of Yale, and also added Emory as a "safety" of sorts.

I'm just mad nervous because I applied right after December LSAT scores came out (I retook in December, even though I shouldn't have because I didn't have ample time to prepare due to senior thesis, etc and only did one point better). I'm just afraid applying in January instead of November hurt me too much, even with the drop in applications this year.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/HankBashir

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Postby Psib337 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:41 am

Got into Temple this morning! If I don't get into any of my top choices I'll probably wind up going, it makes the most sense financially and I already know attorneys in town who've offered to help me out and my parents mention someone new every week who said they'd be willing to help me too.

Edit: Also in at Pepperdine, got in a couple hours later.
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Re: URM 2012-2013 Cycle... let's go!

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:52 am

HankBashir wrote:Checking in 167/3.6 AA

I'm in at George Washington with 90k and waitlisted from Duke.

I blanked the T14 with the exception of Yale, and also added Emory as a "safety" of sorts.

I'm just mad nervous because I applied right after December LSAT scores came out (I retook in December, even though I shouldn't have because I didn't have ample time to prepare due to senior thesis, etc and only did one point better). I'm just afraid applying in January instead of November hurt me too much, even with the drop in applications this year.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/HankBashir



Congrats on all the acceptances so far everyone! I am still waiting on my first, but you all give me hope :).

I would have to imagine duke wl'ed you for YP, because those numbers as an AA male mean you are SH bound :). I predict a lovely cycle for you.

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Postby andreskicdo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:57 am

Congrats to all! Everyone seems to be having a good cycle. Got into NYU couple weeks ago and I am absolutely in awe. Realistically only waiting for H, S, Col and Chi to get back to me. Doubt I would go to another school lower than NYU now that I am in besides maybe Penn with $$$.

I wanted to ask you guys some input. I just got a great promotion at work and was wondering how I should go about informing the schools that have not made a decision yet to maybe tip the odds in my favor?

Thanks for your input!

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Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:39 pm

Just got my first acceptance. Chapman called me and offered me a full ride. Very tempting due to it being right next to where my fiancé is at, but I hope my cycle leaves me with other offers. Very glad to get that first acceptance out of the way though :)




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