URM radio silence

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txdude45
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URM radio silence

Postby txdude45 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:56 pm

Other than a pair of fall grade requests, I've largely not heard from any of the top schools since going complete in late November. The T5 have had more than a few rounds of decisions, many coming on applications submitted after my complete date. I'm happy to have made it through all the bloodbaths so far, but at some point silence becomes a bad thing, right?

AA male, 167/3.2(from HYP)

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby lawprospie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:13 pm

Not even G-town or UVA?

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby bizzybone1313 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:21 pm

Basically you hurt the medians at every T-14. So when the T-14 finish admitting most of the median or above median URM's for either GPA or LSAT, then they will pick their favorites from the remaining URM`s later on in the cycle. You might be waiting a while-- but don't despair-- you are definitely T-14 bound with that 167.

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby txdude45 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:39 pm

lawprospie wrote:Not even G-town or UVA?


In at GULC, WL at UVA(I originally took this as a YP and, thus, a good sign)

EDIT: Also in at Michigan, but silence everywhere else

bizzybone1313 wrote:You might be waiting a while.

I'm ready for the wait... I think
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Re: URM radio silence

Postby bfigsan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:41 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:Basically you hurt the medians at every T-14. So when the T-14 finish admitting most of the median or above median URM's for either GPA or LSAT, then they will pick their favorites from the remaining URM`s later on in the cycle. You might be waiting a while-- but don't despair-- you are definitely T-14 bound with that 167.


I'm going to have to question your logic there. I'm in a similar situation, and have heard from some schools, but haven't heard anything from many of the top schools who are admitting URMs with stats much lower than mine and complete dates much later than mine (and I have good softs, as well). I think what you're saying may generally be true, but it also seems that URMs typically hear later in the cycle.

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby lawprospie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:24 pm

bfigsan wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:Basically you hurt the medians at every T-14. So when the T-14 finish admitting most of the median or above median URM's for either GPA or LSAT, then they will pick their favorites from the remaining URM`s later on in the cycle. You might be waiting a while-- but don't despair-- you are definitely T-14 bound with that 167.


I'm going to have to question your logic there. I'm in a similar situation, and have heard from some schools, but haven't heard anything from many of the top schools who are admitting URMs with stats much lower than mine and complete dates much later than mine (and I have good softs, as well). I think what you're saying may generally be true, but it also seems that URMs typically hear later in the cycle.


I think this cycle is hella weird for URMs. I'm pretty sure people with lower stats than me have gotten into GTown and UVA. They applied later as well. However, I was admitted to Berkeley and NYU faster than other AAs with better numbers and earlier complete dates.all we can do is wait.

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby twenty » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:41 am

Same here. Complete in late November. Literally not a peep except a ding at Michigan over status check.

166/No GPA (median everywhere)

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby 2012applicant2013 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:29 pm

By "wait", what month does that mean? Is it february, march, or april?

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby txdude45 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:36 pm

2012applicant2013 wrote:By "wait", what month does that mean? Is it february, march, or april?


I'm just hoping its b4/during spring break.

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby bizzybone1313 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:02 pm

Most likely wait until late March or early April. Some T-14 schools last cycle accepted apps way into the spring and even the summer. I would have to find the link.

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Re: URM radio silence

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:59 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:Most likely wait until late March or early April. Some T-14 schools last cycle accepted apps way into the spring and even the summer. I would have to find the link.


Wow, waiting to hear until then sounds just scary. Who has the patience?? I need to build up stamina...




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