Northwestern ED

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MrsHuxtable
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Northwestern ED

Postby MrsHuxtable » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:43 pm

I didn't see this topic discussed anywhere on the URM area of the site, so I thought I'd make my first post on this topic. Please forgive me if this is discussed elsewhere. First I am an AA female who just graduated UG in August 2013 with a 3.5 LSAC GPA. I prematurely took the LSAT in 2012 and scored a sub 150, but after months of studying I'm consistently PT-ing in the low 160's with a goal of eventually getting to the 167+ range. I have pretty decent softs, strong LORs, and have substantial WE. I understand the traditional response has been for URMs to forgo ED apps is favor of RD. However, given that Northwestern is my top choice would an ED app be worth it provided they continue the 50k/yr scholarship for ED admits? Also, would I be a competitive applicant if I did decided to ED? Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank You

Also, please excused any typos as this post was created on an cell phone.

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chuckbass
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Re: Northwestern ED

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:53 pm

Get a real LSAT score first, this is irrelevant until then.

MrsHuxtable
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Re: Northwestern ED

Postby MrsHuxtable » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:58 pm

Understood. I just want to know if even with a great LSAT score EDing to
Northwestern would even be realistic.

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chuckbass
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Re: Northwestern ED

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:02 pm

MrsHuxtable wrote:Understood. I just want to know if even with a great LSAT score EDing to
Northwestern would even be realistic.

With a great LSAT score, sure, it's realistic. But focus on the LSAT now, don't look so many steps ahead.

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MoMettaMonk
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Re: Northwestern ED

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:04 pm

The problem with predicting URM chances is that there aren't many data points with which to work, especially at the higher end of the LSAT/GPA scale. Northwestern's ED is still only a few years old, and if you do an LSN search for URMs with your numbers you get...

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so LSN is unfortunately not all that helpful here.

Really all that you can do is keep studying for the LSAT, score as high as you can and see what happens. If Northwestern really is your first choice (even over HYS) then their ED isn't a bad decision at all.




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