URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:52 pm

Got waitlisted at Harvard this morning.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Atmosphere » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:18 pm

logicspeaks wrote:Got waitlisted at Harvard this morning.


Couldn't help but notice that a non-URM got admitted right before you on LSN with the same-ish LSAT and lower GPA, the only difference was that he/she had applied earlier than you. Are you considering sitting the cycle out and applying early for the next one?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:41 am

Atmosphere wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:Got waitlisted at Harvard this morning.


Couldn't help but notice that a non-URM got admitted right before you on LSN with the same-ish LSAT and lower GPA, the only difference was that he/she had applied earlier than you. Are you considering sitting the cycle out and applying early for the next one?


I think logicspeaks has a good shot at H if he applies earlier next year. But I don't think that non-URM who was admitted with a 3.26/172 is a good benchmark to use. That GPA is definitely not the norm. In fact, there are people with much better numbers (URM and non-URM) who got WL'd/rejected.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:51 am

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
DPhoenix wrote:Finally picked a school. Feeling good.



Congrats bro! You're gonna kill it. Remember the little ppl when you're on top.


Thanks Zero. Congrats on your school choice too!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:37 pm

^Thanks DPhoenix!

Oh and hey guys I finally decided on a law school yesterday! Pm me for deets.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:40 pm

teampeeta wrote:
Atmosphere wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:Got waitlisted at Harvard this morning.


Couldn't help but notice that a non-URM got admitted right before you on LSN with the same-ish LSAT and lower GPA, the only difference was that he/she had applied earlier than you. Are you considering sitting the cycle out and applying early for the next one?


I think logicspeaks has a good shot at H if he applies earlier next year. But I don't think that non-URM who was admitted with a 3.26/172 is a good benchmark to use. That GPA is definitely not the norm. In fact, there are people with much better numbers (URM and non-URM) who got WL'd/rejected.

Applying next cycle is an option but I don't really feel like it would change much. It seems like Harvard is placing more weight on GPA than in the past because a few URM splitters have gotten straight dinged with better grades and LSAT scores than me. Its tempting, but it will really depend at this point.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:36 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:^Thanks DPhoenix!

Oh and hey guys I finally decided on a law school yesterday! Pm me for deets.


Congrats to both of you on coming to a decision!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:47 pm

EvMont wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:^Thanks DPhoenix!

Oh and hey guys I finally decided on a law school yesterday! Pm me for deets.


Congrats to both of you on coming to a decision!


Congrats friends!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:33 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:
EvMont wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:^Thanks DPhoenix!

Oh and hey guys I finally decided on a law school yesterday! Pm me for deets.


Congrats to both of you on coming to a decision!


Congrats friends!!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby DPhoenix » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:48 pm

applelover wrote:
mandyjay11 wrote:
EvMont wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:^Thanks DPhoenix!

Oh and hey guys I finally decided on a law school yesterday! Pm me for deets.


Congrats to both of you on coming to a decision!


Congrats friends!!


Thanks everyone.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:55 pm

Thanks everyone!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:11 am

Congrats on the decisions!

I am pretty set on Stanford at this point, but will probably ride out my waitlist at yale.

I gave up my money at Berkeley and the ruby at Chicago this week so heres hoping it goes on to some other great URMs!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:25 am

mac2013 wrote:Congrats on the decisions!

I am pretty set on Stanford at this point, but will probably ride out my waitlist at yale.

I gave up my money at Berkeley and the ruby at Chicago this week so heres hoping it goes on to some other great URMs!


That must have been a tough decision! Congrats on deciding!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mac2013 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:36 am

mandyjay11 wrote:
mac2013 wrote:Congrats on the decisions!

I am pretty set on Stanford at this point, but will probably ride out my waitlist at yale.

I gave up my money at Berkeley and the ruby at Chicago this week so heres hoping it goes on to some other great URMs!


That must have been a tough decision! Congrats on deciding!


Thanks! Yes it was, but at the end of the day I ended up really just going with my gut.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:55 pm

Congrats on all the decisions! I'm so excited for everyone!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:52 pm

logicspeaks wrote:Congrats on all the decisions! I'm so excited for everyone!


It IS exciting. Congrats again, everyone.


Who else hasn't picked a school yet?
I can't wait until we've all figured out where we're going.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Cocoblues » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:27 pm

logicspeaks wrote:Congrats on all the decisions! I'm so excited for everyone!


+1

It must be a peaceful feeling to know you've completed your cycle!

@Brettanomyces:
I'm still deciding. Late applications will do that to you!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:37 pm

Brettanomyces wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:Congrats on all the decisions! I'm so excited for everyone!


It IS exciting. Congrats again, everyone.


Who else hasn't picked a school yet?
I can't wait until we've all figured out where we're going.


Not I said the duck. If Stanford and Chicago would just admit me already, I might be able to make a decision.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:40 pm

teampeeta wrote:
Brettanomyces wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:Congrats on all the decisions! I'm so excited for everyone!


It IS exciting. Congrats again, everyone.


Who else hasn't picked a school yet?
I can't wait until we've all figured out where we're going.


Not I said the duck. If Stanford and Chicago would just admit me already, I might be able to make a decision.


Yeah I'm trying to accept my nearly certain WL/ding from S with grace, but yeah I'll probably know within a few days. Late financial aid isn't making my life any easier, and now I won't have any time to negotiate...GREAT :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:04 pm

mac2013 wrote:Congrats on the decisions!

I am pretty set on Stanford at this point, but will probably ride out my waitlist at yale.

I gave up my money at Berkeley and the ruby at Chicago this week so heres hoping it goes on to some other great URMs!


Congrats on deciding! I could tell at ASW that you were set on SLS. I'm glad you made the decision that was right for you. :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:46 pm

Whats up guys! Hope everyone's cycle is ending with a bang and there's some light at the end of the tunnel. Just dropping by to say that I just recently got my SEO NY confirmation, hope to see some of you guys over the summer!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:43 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:Whats up guys! Hope everyone's cycle is ending with a bang and there's some light at the end of the tunnel. Just dropping by to say that I just recently got my SEO NY confirmation, hope to see some of you guys over the summer!


Congrats, man! That's so awesome! Glad to know of at least one person ITT who's gotten it.

On another note, it looks like teampeeta was right in thinking I was HLS or bust, cuz I'll be joining you in Cambridge this fall!! Super excited to be done with the decision process!

Good luck to everyone who's still deciding!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby fips tedora » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:00 pm

logicspeaks wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
Atmosphere wrote:
logicspeaks wrote:Got waitlisted at Harvard this morning.


Couldn't help but notice that a non-URM got admitted right before you on LSN with the same-ish LSAT and lower GPA, the only difference was that he/she had applied earlier than you. Are you considering sitting the cycle out and applying early for the next one?


I think logicspeaks has a good shot at H if he applies earlier next year. But I don't think that non-URM who was admitted with a 3.26/172 is a good benchmark to use. That GPA is definitely not the norm. In fact, there are people with much better numbers (URM and non-URM) who got WL'd/rejected.

Applying next cycle is an option but I don't really feel like it would change much. It seems like Harvard is placing more weight on GPA than in the past because a few URM splitters have gotten straight dinged with better grades and LSAT scores than me. Its tempting, but it will really depend at this point.

Honestly, I think if you re-apply early next cycle, you will get H easily. The timing of your apps is obviously the reason for the wait-lists and yp's, my good sir.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby drawstring » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:35 pm

Applying early next cycle should definitely improve your outcomes, but it's wrong to say that you should get H easily with a 3.4. On MyLSN, only one URM (172 3.53) out of 13 over the past three cycles got accepted from the 3.3-3.5/170-172 range, which you should keep in mind if you're reapplying just for H and not retaking.

If you really want HLS it's worth another chance though, imo. It's only one more year off but it will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:52 pm

drawstring wrote:Applying early next cycle should definitely improve your outcomes, but it's wrong to say that you should get H easily with a 3.4. On MyLSN, only one URM (172 3.53) out of 13 over the past three cycles got accepted from the 3.3-3.5/170-172 range, which you should keep in mind if you're reapplying just for H and not retaking.

If you really want HLS it's worth another chance though, imo. It's only one more year off but it will stay with you for the rest of your life.


Logic, if you are an AA then that significantly changes your chances. Also, if you lower the LSAT range, you will find that more people with that GPA have been able to land HLS.

I do think that applying earlier will positively impact your cycle though.




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