URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby HankBashir » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:30 am

teampeeta wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.


I answered the question completely and honestly. It didn't hurt that I was mostly applying to peer schools, I guess, but I had no desire to try to ply mind games with adcomms by only listing certain schools that would for some reason make them want to admit me. I don't even know what those would be. Anyway, Dean Perez (and I believe Spivey but I can't recall exactly, I'd need to look it up) said to disclose in full and I trust their advice.

Upload your files as .doc/.docx. I think they also take .rtf. Just make sure they aren't .pdf.


Black_Swan: I would either answer the question completely and honestly (as midnight suggested) or leave it blank. I'm doing the latter, especially at schools that YP. Not trying to pay my $100 only to get WL'd at UVA or Penn.


Last cycle, I went the full disclosure route. None of the schools I did this with waitlisted me (they all accepted me except for one where I withdrew before hearing back). UVA and Penn didn't ask last cycle (nor did the other notoriously YP-known schools)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:32 am

HankBashir wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:Did anyone answer lsac app question to list other schools applying to?
Also what format is best for uploading essays? I was initially told by lSAC that files would be uploaded as JPEG but there is no such option.


I answered the question completely and honestly. It didn't hurt that I was mostly applying to peer schools, I guess, but I had no desire to try to ply mind games with adcomms by only listing certain schools that would for some reason make them want to admit me. I don't even know what those would be. Anyway, Dean Perez (and I believe Spivey but I can't recall exactly, I'd need to look it up) said to disclose in full and I trust their advice.

Upload your files as .doc/.docx. I think they also take .rtf. Just make sure they aren't .pdf.


Black_Swan: I would either answer the question completely and honestly (as midnight suggested) or leave it blank. I'm doing the latter, especially at schools that YP. Not trying to pay my $100 only to get WL'd at UVA or Penn.


Last cycle, I went the full disclosure route. None of the schools I did this with waitlisted me (they all accepted me except for one where I withdrew before hearing back). UVA and Penn didn't ask last cycle (nor did the other notoriously YP-known schools)


ok, this is good to know!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:43 am

I'm trying to recall which of the T14s even requests disclosure....other than Chicago?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby HankBashir » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:02 pm

AAJD2B wrote:I'm trying to recall which of the T14s even requests disclosure....other than Chicago?


Excluding Yale (which I have no knowledge of as I didn't apply there), it's only Chicago in the T14, last cycle at least.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:06 pm

AAJD2B wrote:I'm trying to recall which of the T14s even requests disclosure....other than Chicago?


I think I listed for Michigan... I think

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby whoopsiedaisye » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:29 pm

Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:53 pm

whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


As a URM, you're really not applying late. In October I applied to 14 schools, and have only heard from 2 so far. Most schools wait to admit urms until later in the cycle.

Good luck

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:57 pm

welcome!

good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby whoopsiedaisye » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:08 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:
As a URM, you're really not applying late. In October I applied to 14 schools, and have only heard from 2 so far. Most schools wait to admit urms until later in the cycle.

Good luck


Well, that's definitely nice to hear! That makes me feel a LOT better.

Nova wrote:welcome!

good luck!


Thanks!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:09 pm

whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


Welcome!

Yeah, I mean I am barely complete on apps that i sent in 1 month ago so I think we will all be riding this out until the end (except some ppl who applied in like sept)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:48 pm

whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


Welcome!

Yes, you have company. I think alpwilliams is in a similar boat as well as a few others who sat in December for the first time....maybe Dr. Zero and XicaDiSilva (sp?). You're definitely not alone here. :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sashafierce » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:09 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


Welcome!

Yes, you have company. I think alpwilliams is in a similar boat as well as a few others who sat in December for the first time....maybe Dr. Zero and XicaDiSilva (sp?). You're definitely not alone here. :)


Add me to the list of late applicants :oops:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sashafierce » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:11 pm

Are any of you kind folks willing to read/critique my PS? :) Pleaseee :oops:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:13 pm

sashafierce wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


Welcome!

Yes, you have company. I think alpwilliams is in a similar boat as well as a few others who sat in December for the first time....maybe Dr. Zero and XicaDiSilva (sp?). You're definitely not alone here. :)


Add me to the list of late applicants :oops:


LOL yup I'm definitely on that list. :oops:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:03 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
sashafierce wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
whoopsiedaisye wrote:Hi!

Long time stalker who finally decided to join. I'm a AA female applying this cycle. I have no idea how my cycle is going to go since I'm applying so late ( waiting to receive my score from the December 2013 LSAT administration and my transcripts + 2nd LOR still haven't arrived at LSAC UGH) but I'm not opposed to applying again next year. It'll give me more time to bump up my LSAT score too!

I know most of you have already sent in your applications, but is anyone out there in the same boat as me? It would be nice to have a little company lol.

Anyway, have a great New Year's everybody and be safe!


Welcome!

Yes, you have company. I think alpwilliams is in a similar boat as well as a few others who sat in December for the first time....maybe Dr. Zero and XicaDiSilva (sp?). You're definitely not alone here. :)


Add me to the list of late applicants :oops:


LOL yup I'm definitely on that list. :oops:


Same here. I'm waiting on the December LSAT score.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:14 pm

I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:18 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.


Welcome to all new people. Glad you could join us :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:18 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow. Welcome. How long did that take?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:22 pm

midnight_circus wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow. Welcome. How long did that take?


2 full days. Hahahaa I needed a break from sitting down and doing all these applications though.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:24 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow. Welcome. How long did that take?


2 full days. Hahahaa I needed a break from sitting down and doing all these applications though.


I applaud your diligence. Good luck on your cycle! :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:25 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.



Welcome!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:26 pm

midnight_circus wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:
midnight_circus wrote:
JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow. Welcome. How long did that take?


2 full days. Hahahaa I needed a break from sitting down and doing all these applications though.


I applaud your diligence. Good luck on your cycle! :)


Thanks. You too...but apparently you won't really need it. 0_0

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Nova » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:32 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:Thanks. You too...but apparently you won't really need it. 0_0


lurkers are awesome :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:35 pm

JodieLovesChachi wrote:I guess this is a night for newbies.

I did my homework and read all 200+ pages y'all have posted on here. Good ISH!

I JUST finished applying to the top 14 schools plus some. Still working on that 250-word essay for Yale. Add me to the list of those who just finished applying.


Hahah you definitely did your due diligence on us.
Welcome to the fold!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:35 pm

Glad to see new posters, thread was getting a bit stale.




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