URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Postby californiauser » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:46 am

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mandyjay11 wrote:
EvMont wrote:I'm gonna visit Penn, mostly because it's my #1 and I know they do the whole yield protect thing. So, I want to try to avoid that. I'll probably try to visit NYU and Columbia as well, since for me it's on the way to Penn and I have a couple of friends in NYC who will let crash on their couch. That'll probably be it, because yeah...I'm not made of money. haha


This might be a dumb question, but what is the yield protect thing?

I am also going to visit Penn, I signed up for the info session this month.


We're here to learn! YP is when schools reject you because they'd like to boost their numbers--in this case, selectivity. It affects URMs specifically because some of us have borderline numbers. Some URMs have experienced being accepted into one or two of HYSCCN and rejected from all of MVP. :O


True. I wrote why statements for MVP and a few other t14s. Everyone definitely should as well.

Has anyone submitted their SEO application yet? I submitted the first part of the application, but not the second.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:46 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Is it just me or is this thread really slow? Around this time last year, the 2012-2013 URM thread was in high gear and super active. Perhaps this is a reflection of the dwindling number of applicants and by extension, minority students??


Glad this thread has picked up a bit. I decided to postpone the LSAT till December since my PT scores weren't consistently above 165+. I've been taking this whole week off to get a breather and work on my PS and DS.

Once I have a good draft, would anyone here want to exchange statements?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:09 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Is it just me or is this thread really slow? Around this time last year, the 2012-2013 URM thread was in high gear and super active. Perhaps this is a reflection of the dwindling number of applicants and by extension, minority students??


Glad this thread has picked up a bit. I decided to postpone the LSAT till December since my PT scores weren't consistently above 165+. I've been taking this whole week off to get a breather and work on my PS and DS.

Once I have a good draft, would anyone here want to exchange statements?



I would!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:17 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:Is it just me or is this thread really slow? Around this time last year, the 2012-2013 URM thread was in high gear and super active. Perhaps this is a reflection of the dwindling number of applicants and by extension, minority students??


Glad this thread has picked up a bit. I decided to postpone the LSAT till December since my PT scores weren't consistently above 165+. I've been taking this whole week off to get a breather and work on my PS and DS.

Once I have a good draft, would anyone here want to exchange statements?



I would!


Sweet! I'll PM you as soon as I have something presentable. Thanks!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:41 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Sweet! I'll PM you as soon as I have something presentable. Thanks!


Sounds good! I'll do the same.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Quan292 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:06 pm

Checking in. Im in the midst of doing the whole request fee waiver thing right now. This 25 per app is still going to kill me and that is if I get all the fee waiver apps I'm asking for.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:58 am

Quan292 wrote:Checking in. Im in the midst of doing the whole request fee waiver thing right now. This 25 per app is still going to kill me and that is if I get all the fee waiver apps I'm asking for.


Yeah, this is a big deal for me too! I was going to blanket the entire T14, but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:50 am

Brettanomyces wrote:
Quan292 wrote:Checking in. Im in the midst of doing the whole request fee waiver thing right now. This 25 per app is still going to kill me and that is if I get all the fee waiver apps I'm asking for.


Yeah, this is a big deal for me too! I was going to blanket the entire T14, but now I'm not so sure.



I was thinking the same thing, that really adds up! I think i am going to apply in waves as I get paid. I will probably only pay full price for 2 apps that I have yet to get waivers for.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:00 pm

Anyone attending the on-campus visitation at Columbia Law this coming Monday? I have the day off due to Columbus Day and will definitely be there. I am also looking forward to the invite after the info session with Columbia's affinity groups. :mrgreen:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:13 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:Out of curiosity, how many of us took the October LSAT or are taking December/February?


I sat October and feel super confident about it. I figured if I scored a 165 or higher, I am calling it a day. I really don't want to retake.



I should have called it a day after my first LSAT, but I went in to take it again on Saturday and had to cancel

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby smokenmirrors » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:05 pm

applelover wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:Out of curiosity, how many of us took the October LSAT or are taking December/February?


I sat October and feel super confident about it. I figured if I scored a 165 or higher, I am calling it a day. I really don't want to retake.



I should have called it a day after my first LSAT, but I went in to take it again on Saturday and had to cancel


Sat Oct and had to cancel last minute :( PT day before didn't go so well. Retake in Dec

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:26 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Anyone attending the on-campus visitation at Columbia Law this coming Monday? I have the day off due to Columbus Day and will definitely be there. I am also looking forward to the invite after the info session with Columbia's affinity groups. :mrgreen:


I wish I could go this Monday, but I started planning for it too late. Columbus Day really would have been the perfect time. You know, 3 day weekend and all. :cry: I'll be checking out Columbia in a couple of weeks. Have fun and let me (us?) know how it goes.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:40 pm

smokenmirrors wrote:
applelover wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:Out of curiosity, how many of us took the October LSAT or are taking December/February?


I sat October and feel super confident about it. I figured if I scored a 165 or higher, I am calling it a day. I really don't want to retake.



I should have called it a day after my first LSAT, but I went in to take it again on Saturday and had to cancel


Sat Oct and had to cancel last minute :( PT day before didn't go so well. Retake in Dec


I can't retake in december. It's the Saturday before final exams.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby smokenmirrors » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:53 pm

I can't retake in december. It's the Saturday before final exams.[/quote]


meant *I'm retaking in December. Back to more drilling and etc. :shock: I'm using the lsat trainer book now

PS and DS are complete. Doing apps also

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Finished PS and DS.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:52 pm

So is anyone not doing a DS cause their PS covers that aspect of their candidacy? Is it disadvantageous to not submit a DS? I feel my PS covers my diversity pretty succinctly.

Also, anyone up to trade/review?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:07 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:So is anyone not doing a DS cause their PS covers that aspect of their candidacy? Is it disadvantageous to not submit a DS? I feel my PS covers my diversity pretty succinctly.

Also, anyone up to trade/review?



I'd imagine that you're exposing yourself to a possible disadvantage unnecessarily. Just do this DS.

Also, I haven't even started on my PS or DS. I guess I should start soon. When I do, I'll PM you to trade.

By the way, your 'tar is sooo dope.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BentleyLittle » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:14 pm

Brettanomyces wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:So is anyone not doing a DS cause their PS covers that aspect of their candidacy? Is it disadvantageous to not submit a DS? I feel my PS covers my diversity pretty succinctly.

Also, anyone up to trade/review?



I'd imagine that you're exposing yourself to a possible disadvantage unnecessarily. Just do this DS.

Also, I haven't even started on my PS or DS. I guess I should start soon. When I do, I'll PM you to trade.

By the way, your 'tar is sooo dope.


Really!? Cause I'm not sure what else I would write. I have the "I'm a poor Mexican from the hood" thing down, so I guess I will have to check out some examples!

My tar is the label for a beer called Zombie Dust by a brewery called Three Floyds. They're from the part of Indiana I'm from. If you like craft beer definitely google them.

Look forward to your PM!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Bosh » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:55 pm

Hope everyone is good, i don't really know how i feel about October test cos i feel like i bombed it so i'm retaking in December. Been studying and approaching it like its any other test i have taken. I think the stress of the test made me overthink it. Now that i feel like its a test i can conquer, i'm more relaxed. Hopefully a 165+ come Dec.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:36 am

Bosh wrote:Hope everyone is good, i don't really know how i feel about October test cos i feel like i bombed it so i'm retaking in December. Been studying and approaching it like its any other test i have taken. I think the stress of the test made me overthink it. Now that i feel like its a test i can conquer, i'm more relaxed. Hopefully a 165+ come Dec.


Good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Futuregohan14 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:12 am

Interesting reports here.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby cheaptilts » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:50 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:57 am

BentleyLittle wrote:
Brettanomyces wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:So is anyone not doing a DS cause their PS covers that aspect of their candidacy? Is it disadvantageous to not submit a DS? I feel my PS covers my diversity pretty succinctly.

Also, anyone up to trade/review?



I'd imagine that you're exposing yourself to a possible disadvantage unnecessarily. Just do this DS.

Also, I haven't even started on my PS or DS. I guess I should start soon. When I do, I'll PM you to trade.

By the way, your 'tar is sooo dope.


Really!? Cause I'm not sure what else I would write. I have the "I'm a poor Mexican from the hood" thing down, so I guess I will have to check out some examples!

My tar is the label for a beer called Zombie Dust by a brewery called Three Floyds. They're from the part of Indiana I'm from. If you like craft beer definitely google them.

Look forward to your PM!


I'm a big beer snob, and that's one of my favorite beers! I love FFF.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby -dasein- » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:03 am

Checking in. Good luck everyone!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:40 pm

I check my email all the time even though I'm positive admissions decisions won't be given out this early.




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