URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:35 pm

mt2165 wrote:Hey guys! Frequent lurker-less frequent commentator just got my score back-163. I have a 3.65 GPA. I've prepared all my apps and have pretty much blanketed the t-14. Think I should still apply to HYS?


yes.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:50 pm

Hmmmm I'm sure it's worth the risk!! Thanks y'all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:00 pm

That curve makes me wish I would've retaken in December.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:04 pm

applelover wrote:That curve makes me wish I would've taken in December.


+1 *sigh* but I guess we also have to take into consideration that this test was probably "harder" in order to warrant a -14 curve

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:13 pm

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:27 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:Finally got my score you guys. I improved by 4 points but I'm debating if I should retake in Feb or June or if I should even apply this cycle.


Congrats on the score increase.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:31 pm

DPhoenix wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:Finally got my score you guys. I improved by 4 points but I'm debating if I should retake in Feb or June or if I should even apply this cycle.


Congrats on the score increase.


+1

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:13 pm

I got my score, a bit(just a bit) disappointed. I was Pting higher. Anyway 4pt score increase as well from my last test. Did damn good on my worst sections, bombed my best. Lol, funny how that works.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Kool-Aid » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:16 pm

Congrats on the score increases!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby ThePiedPiper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:19 pm

Congrats to everyone who saw a score increase

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:25 pm

Good job everyone!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:43 pm

toshiroh wrote:I got my score, a bit(just a bit) disappointed. I was Pting higher. Anyway 4pt score increase as well from my last test. Did damn good on my worst sections, bombed my best. Lol, funny how that works.


It really is funny. I murdered every section but one and it still hurts. Even after a few T14 acceptances it still hurts. Congrats on the score increase. Good luck with the cycle.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:45 pm

DPhoenix wrote:
toshiroh wrote:I got my score, a bit(just a bit) disappointed. I was Pting higher. Anyway 4pt score increase as well from my last test. Did damn good on my worst sections, bombed my best. Lol, funny how that works.


It really is funny. I murdered every section but one and it still hurts. Even after a few T14 acceptances it still hurts. Congrats on the score increase. Good luck with the cycle.


I went minus 5 on reading comp my worst section, and minus 3 on LG which I thought I bombed. Sadly, it was LR that hurt me majorly. Almost makes me want to retake, but naw, I'm done.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby jrd93 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:49 pm

158,3.9 AAMale checking in!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:53 pm

jrd93 wrote:158,3.9 AAMale checking in!


Welcome and good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby jrd93 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:57 pm

Thank you, it is greatly appreciated. Do you guys think I have a chance at Penn with or without applying ED at all or is my score too low? Really set on attending there.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:00 am

jrd93 wrote:Thank you, it is greatly appreciated. Do you guys think I have a chance at Penn with or without applying ED at all or is my score too low? Really set on attending there.


I'm not knowledable enough to answer your question, but you should check out this thread if you haven't already.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:07 am

jrd93 wrote:Thank you, it is greatly appreciated. Do you guys think I have a chance at Penn with or without applying ED at all or is my score too low? Really set on attending there.


I think you have a shot. There was a guy who grabbed Penn off the WL last cycle and received 90k in scholarship money with a 157. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Blackman87

Go for it.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby jrd93 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:13 am

Alright, I definitely will take a look at this. I've read that they are notorious for YP, not that I would be overqualified, but I really would like them to know the seriousness of my application. Also, I know the general rule for AA is not to apply ED, but as far as finding data to support each school is already so minuscule, admissions data about AA applying ED would seem infinitesimal.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby midnight_circus » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:09 am

Lol at the absolute frenzy on TLS today.
Congrats to everyone who got their scores back today!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sashafierce » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:32 am

Thank you :D
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:56 am

UVA just gave me a fee waiver like it was nothing lol. I had barely sent the email before they answered

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby toshiroh » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:57 am

sashafierce wrote:Hi guys,

Looking for some advice. I retook the LSAT and went from 155 in Oct to 153 in Dec, I am international so I dont have a reported GPA, what I have is a "superior" LSAC GPA ranking. I am considering two options right now:

1) Sit out the cycle, take a prep course, retake in June apply early in the next cycle (I would hate hate hate having to do this)
2) Send out apps this cycle, take a prep course, retake in June with the hopes of getting off the wait list if I am not automatically denied.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

My first choice is Columbia 2nd choice in NYU.

FYI I have fee waivers from:
UVA
Michigan
UCLA
Northwestern
Boston University


I don't know if they would even consider a June Score if you're trying to get off the waitlist for this cycle.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:45 am

Something I'm pretty unfamiliar with, how does one go about requesting fee waivers? Is it too late? And should I write it a specific way to convey URM status?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sashafierce » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:51 am

toshiroh wrote:
sashafierce wrote:Hi guys,

Looking for some advice. I retook the LSAT and went from 155 in Oct to 153 in Dec, I am international so I dont have a reported GPA, what I have is a "superior" LSAC GPA ranking. I am considering two options right now:

1) Sit out the cycle, take a prep course, retake in June apply early in the next cycle (I would hate hate hate having to do this)
2) Send out apps this cycle, take a prep course, retake in June with the hopes of getting off the wait list if I am not automatically denied.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

My first choice is Columbia 2nd choice in NYU.

FYI I have fee waivers from:
UVA
Michigan
UCLA
Northwestern
Boston University


I don't know if they would even consider a June Score if you're trying to get off the waitlist for this cycle.


Do you think I should just sit out the cycle?




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