URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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August Wilson
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:00 pm

sashafierce wrote:
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?


I think you should. If you start studying now or by the end of this month you'll have plenty of time to raise your score to where you need/want it to be on the June test.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alpwilliams » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:29 pm

Congrats to everyone who received their scores...


Question... If i have a reportable LSAT score but it was substantially (20pts) lower than my average PTing, how would retaking in Feb effect my chances? Can I submit my file and inform them im retaking in Feb? How would that work?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby amc987 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:42 pm

alpwilliams wrote:Congrats to everyone who received their scores...


Question... If i have a reportable LSAT score but it was substantially (20pts) lower than my average PTing, how would retaking in Feb effect my chances? Can I submit my file and inform them im retaking in Feb? How would that work?


You would attach a note to your file explaining that you are taking the Feb LSAT and would like schools to hold off on evaluating your file until that score arrives. I wouldn't recommend doing this, though. It means that your file won't get serious consideration until March at which point most schools have admitted the vast majority of candidates for the fall semester. Even if you crush the February LSAT, you might be better off just waiting until the fall to apply.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:45 pm

Looks like I can finally check into this thread after years of postponing this process. What's up, people?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby sunnyd101 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:15 pm

mt2165 wrote: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?


I'm bumping this because I have no idea how soliciting fee waivers works and am really nervous to do so. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:21 pm

sunnyd101 wrote:
mt2165 wrote: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?


I'm bumping this because I have no idea how soliciting fee waivers works and am really nervous to do so. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!


It's pretty simple. I emailed something along the lines of: "Hello, I am an African-American male with a 2.0 GPA and a 120 LSAT score. Would you be willing to consider me for a fee waiver? Thanks."

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:26 pm

In a Cornell!!!!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:30 pm

okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!


Congrats!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:33 pm

okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!


Did you have multiple status updates? Congrats! I wonder if Ithaca is over/under zero degrees right now :lol:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:35 pm

californiauser wrote:
okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!


Did you have multiple status updates? Congrats! I wonder if Ithaca is over/under zero degrees right now :lol:


Hahah definitely under if I had to guess!
And yes I wasn't paying too close attention but I know of at least two.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:35 pm

okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!



Swag swag congrats. Keep adding to that acceptance pile. :-)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:40 pm

okaygo wrote:
californiauser wrote:
okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!


Did you have multiple status updates? Congrats! I wonder if Ithaca is over/under zero degrees right now :lol:


Hahah definitely under if I had to guess!
And yes I wasn't paying too close attention but I know of at least two.


Yay yay you go girl!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:43 pm

okaygo wrote:
californiauser wrote:
okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!


Did you have multiple status updates? Congrats! I wonder if Ithaca is over/under zero degrees right now :lol:


Hahah definitely under if I had to guess!
And yes I wasn't paying too close attention but I know of at least two.


what are your numbers if you dont mind me asking?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:52 pm

californiauser wrote:
okaygo wrote:
californiauser wrote:
okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!


Did you have multiple status updates? Congrats! I wonder if Ithaca is over/under zero degrees right now :lol:


Hahah definitely under if I had to guess!
And yes I wasn't paying too close attention but I know of at least two.


what are your numbers if you dont mind me asking?


162/3.6

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:56 pm

And thanks everyone!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:00 pm

sunnyd101 wrote:
mt2165 wrote: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?


I'm bumping this because I have no idea how soliciting fee waivers works and am really nervous to do so. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!


I just told them my numbers and that I was an aa female.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:06 pm

californiauser wrote:
sunnyd101 wrote:
mt2165 wrote: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?


I'm bumping this because I have no idea how soliciting fee waivers works and am really nervous to do so. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!


It's pretty simple. I emailed something along the lines of: "Hello, I am an African-American male with a 2.0 GPA and a 120 LSAT score. Would you be willing to consider me for a fee waiver? Thanks."


Yeah UVA waived it within like 5 minutes. Ohhhhh baby that feels good.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby BobMoses » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:10 pm

okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!



Congrats! I'm in too

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:23 pm

mt2165 wrote:
californiauser wrote:
sunnyd101 wrote:
mt2165 wrote: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?


I'm bumping this because I have no idea how soliciting fee waivers works and am really nervous to do so. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!


It's pretty simple. I emailed something along the lines of: "Hello, I am an African-American male with a 2.0 GPA and a 120 LSAT score. Would you be willing to consider me for a fee waiver? Thanks."


Yeah UVA waived it within like 5 minutes. Ohhhhh baby that feels good.


I'm assuming you all just sent these e-mails to whatever addresses were listed for the schools' admission office?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:30 pm

Pretty much. Actually it's weird how uncomplicated it is.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:32 pm

Congrats on those Cornell acceptances!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:49 pm

BobMoses wrote:
okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!



Congrats! I'm in too


That makes three of us. Congrats! I would also like to add that Bob Moses has the coolest name and avi I've seen so far.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:55 pm

Frustrated by the lack of movement on my GW app.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:57 pm

DPhoenix wrote:
BobMoses wrote:
okaygo wrote:In a Cornell!!!!!!



Congrats! I'm in too


That makes three of us. Congrats! I would also like to add that Bob Moses has the coolest name and avi I've seen so far.


Congrats guys!!! Well done!!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby JodieLovesChachi » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:01 pm

Shout out to those in at Cornell!




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