URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby alllaweverything » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:32 am

officially declined all other offers. here's to hoping my seat goes to someone in this thread! :)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:32 pm

applelover wrote:
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.

I'm basically just looking for a job that I can work for the next year at this point. I would love to get Stanford too and I didn't apply there this time around so there are a lot of practical reasons I would try again next cycle. However, I have to admit that staying at my current job in retail for another year would be absolutely miserable, so if I can't land something soon I won't be happy at all.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:18 pm

logicspeaks wrote:
applelover wrote:
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.

I'm basically just looking for a job that I can work for the next year at this point. I would love to get Stanford too and I didn't apply there this time around so there are a lot of practical reasons I would try again next cycle. However, I have to admit that staying at my current job in retail for another year would be absolutely miserable, so if I can't land something soon I won't be happy at all.


I think you have a good shot if you reapply. I would just caution you against believing that H and S are sure things if you apply earlier. I don't know what's going on at Harvard this year (as my rejection letter would attest), but, in general, JS seems to be placing more weight on GPA than KB did. I don't have any non-anecdotal evidence to support this, but there seem to be a good number of URM splitters who got dinged and WL'd at Harvard when people with very similar numbers were accepted in previous cycles. It could be that this year's group of URMs is particularly strong, numbers-wise, or that there's some weird disconnect between the people with good softs and good numbers. But they've let in some people you wouldn't have thought they would (like 3.5/high 160s) and Heismaned some people with less than 3.5 and 170+. But then again an AA male was accepted with 3.45/169, so maybe it's just a coincidence.
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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:29 pm

I'm an AA male with a pretty significant socioeconomic disadvantage so I think that's the only reason I wasn't straight up dinged at H. I know nothing is for sure, and I could still be swayed if Harvard gets back to me or Columbia offers some $. It all just depends. The worst thing about applying late is everything being up in the air this late in the game, but I'll just have to make up my mind along the way like I've been doing so far.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Has anyone successfully increased their merit aid at Columbia by telling the financial aid office about another scholarship? I just got my award. I know I should be pleased about 50K but this is about how I feel ATM:

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:07 pm

I have no experience with Columbia, but I'd be upset, too.

You deserve more.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Waitlisted at Mich and Columbia just now. I got waitlisted at every T10 I applied to lol.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:08 pm

Logic, sorry to hear that man. You know how I feel about your chances next cycle but it might also be worth it to take another look at your personal statement and go in a bold/whole different direction with it (of course I say this knowing absolutely nothing about your current personal statement)

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby teampeeta » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:36 pm

WL at Stanford. I'll be riding it out.

I think that means my cycle is done. I'm not counting Northwestern because Image

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby logicspeaks » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:45 pm

August Wilson wrote:Logic, sorry to hear that man. You know how I feel about your chances next cycle but it might also be worth it to take another look at your personal statement and go in a bold/whole different direction with it (of course I say this knowing absolutely nothing about your current personal statement)

Yeah I'm sure I can find a lot to work on with that as well. I would say my PS and DS were straightforward but not especially compelling.

And peeta, good luck!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mt2165 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:13 am

I'll be glad to tell you all where I'm heading in a few days

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:12 pm

teampeeta wrote:WL at Stanford. I'll be riding it out.

I think that means my cycle is done. I'm not counting Northwestern because Image


Sorry for the DLS. I know the feeling.

Anyway, I submitted my enrollment form to HLS a few hours ago

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby August Wilson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:18 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
teampeeta wrote:WL at Stanford. I'll be riding it out.

I think that means my cycle is done. I'm not counting Northwestern because Image


Sorry for the DLS. I know the feeling.

Anyway, I submitted my enrollment form to HLS a few hours ago

Image


:D me!... just next year.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:38 pm

August Wilson wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
teampeeta wrote:WL at Stanford. I'll be riding it out.

I think that means my cycle is done. I'm not counting Northwestern because Image


Sorry for the DLS. I know the feeling.

Anyway, I submitted my enrollment form to HLS a few hours ago

Image


:D me!... just next year.


Image

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:51 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
August Wilson wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
teampeeta wrote:WL at Stanford. I'll be riding it out.

I think that means my cycle is done. I'm not counting Northwestern because Image


Sorry for the DLS. I know the feeling.

Anyway, I submitted my enrollment form to HLS a few hours ago

Image


:D me!... just next year.


Image


Haha. I'll be there, too!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:17 pm

What does everyone have planned for this summer? Any traveling? Working?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby Ben Reilly » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:05 pm

EvMont wrote:
Haha. I'll be there, too!




So...do you like, wanna be friends?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby El Principe » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:35 am

applelover wrote:What does everyone have planned for this summer? Any traveling? Working?


Caribana!
And like 2 other vacations.

Of course, with some work scattered in there.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby runinthefront » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:55 am

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby kenwash » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:56 am

applelover wrote:What does everyone have planned for this summer? Any traveling? Working?

I'll be traveling throughout Asia!

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby EvMont » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:19 am

Ben Reilly wrote:
EvMont wrote:
Haha. I'll be there, too!



So...do you like, wanna be friends?


:shock: Umm, I thought we already were friends. :lol:

applelover wrote:What does everyone have planned for this summer? Any traveling? Working?


I'll be working, then hopefully traveling for a few weeks before school starts. You?

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:24 am

Again, I am sad no one will be with me at Penn to be my friend, but it's alllll good :D

I will be working this summer and hopefully traveling to the Virgin Islands to see my family before school starts.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:29 am

mandyjay11 wrote:Again, I am sad no one will be with me at Penn to be my friend, but it's alllll good :D

I will be working this summer and hopefully traveling to the Virgin Islands to see my family before school starts.


Working. :D

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby okaygo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:30 am

This summer I'll be spending on the beach and working a little.

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Re: URM 2013-2014 Cycle Thread

Postby applelover » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:10 pm

I'll be working hopefully. Uchi is on the quarter system, so classes don't start until the last week of September. I'm probably gonna travel to the Bahamas and maybe Florida in late august. I really want to go to Hawaii, but I can't find anyone willing to fly that far and pay that much.




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