URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)

When are you submitting your apps?

September 1, 2017 12:01 AM EST
0
No votes
September
10
20%
After September LSAT
22
45%
November
11
22%
December
1
2%
After December LSAT
3
6%
February
0
No votes
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2
4%
 
Total votes: 49

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principalagent
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:29 pm

Timely new poll!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:22 am

Hopefully this thread gets more life in sept and oct

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:23 am

PrezRand wrote:Hopefully this thread gets more life in sept and oct


I feel like the Class of 2021 is far behind the Class of 2020 across all the threads. But the bulk of apps open tomorrow and another administration of the LSAT IS on the way. I'm sure the lituation is coming soon

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:26 pm

Oh yeah, apps open tomorrow! So focused on the LSAT that I forgot haha all I've done so far is keep notes of good PS ideas as they come to me and get my letters of recommendation/transcript requests in. Still saving up money for my CAS fee though ugh!

As soon as the LSAT is over with I'll shift focus to my applications so I can get them in 2 days after scores come out (going to an LSAC forum the day right after and hoping for some fee waivers!). Are most of you taking September too?

My top choices are NYU and Columbia with as much scholarship money as possible! PTs are at 171-174, hoping for at least a 172

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:49 pm

principalagent wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Hopefully this thread gets more life in sept and oct


I feel like the Class of 2021 is far behind the Class of 2020 across all the threads. But the bulk of apps open tomorrow and another administration of the LSAT IS on the way. I'm sure the lituation is coming soon

Yeah I'm pretty behind too. Looks like we are the slackers this time around lol

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby stjeff00 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:10 pm

Does anyone know how strict admissions is in regards to 25th/Median/75th? To be more specific if the median of a school is a 3.54 and you have a 3.5 would they look at you as being at the median even though you are off by .04%. Obviously we can't know for certain but I was wondering if anyone had any idea.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:33 pm

stjeff00 wrote:Does anyone know how strict admissions is in regards to 25th/Median/75th? To be more specific if the median of a school is a 3.54 and you have a 3.5 would they look at you as being at the median even though you are off by .04%. Obviously we can't know for certain but I was wondering if anyone had any idea.


Honestly, as a URM if you're already at the median GPA or slightly below (.04) like you, and you have an LSAT score that is around the median as well, you're most likely going to get in. Just write a strong PS.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby stjeff00 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:16 am

mmart207 wrote:
stjeff00 wrote:Does anyone know how strict admissions is in regards to 25th/Median/75th? To be more specific if the median of a school is a 3.54 and you have a 3.5 would they look at you as being at the median even though you are off by .04%. Obviously we can't know for certain but I was wondering if anyone had any idea.


Honestly, as a URM if you're already at the median GPA or slightly below (.04) like you, and you have an LSAT score that is around the median as well, you're most likely going to get in. Just write a strong PS.


Well I meant it in regards to the 25th percentile more than anything actually lol, but I still appreciate your input.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jgloster » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:21 am

How much does it hurt to wait until January to apply?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:36 pm

jgloster wrote:How much does it hurt to wait until January to apply?


The general consensus I've heard from consultants is that it's ideal to get it in before thanksgiving but never worth submitting a subpar app just to get it in early. So definitely spend as long as it takes to get your apps just right and then apply as soon after that as you can. Have heard even a single point or two on the LSAT can make waiting worth while

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:21 pm

RSolano wrote:
jgloster wrote:How much does it hurt to wait until January to apply?


The general consensus I've heard from consultants is that it's ideal to get it in before thanksgiving but never worth submitting a subpar app just to get it in early. So definitely spend as long as it takes to get your apps just right and then apply as soon after that as you can. Have heard even a single point or two on the LSAT can make waiting worth while


This. However, I'd add that if you end up planning to retake the LSAT in December, I would submit all of your applications that way when you get your retake score back they will be sent to the schools and you don't have to worry about anything else. They won't look at your app until they get the retake score once they notice you're enrolled for the December test.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:43 pm

Successfully solicited fee waivers
GULC
Northwestern
Boston University
UCLA

Unsolicited fee waivers
UVA
Vanderbilt
Cornell

Apps that are Free or 1/2
GW
USC
Emory

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby chewinggum » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:54 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Successfully solicited fee waivers
GULC
Northwestern
Boston University
UCLA

Unsolicited fee waivers
UVA
Vanderbilt
Cornell

Apps that are Free or 1/2
GW
USC
Emory


For the solicited, did you just send an email to the admissions email with your lsac number? Or did you include stats?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby calmike » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:55 pm

Has anyone applied yet?

Hmm Berkeley doesnt seem to give a fee waiver even though I have an LSAC fee waiver

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:02 pm

chewinggum wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Successfully solicited fee waivers
GULC
Northwestern
Boston University
UCLA

Unsolicited fee waivers
UVA
Vanderbilt
Cornell

Apps that are Free or 1/2
GW
USC
Emory


For the solicited, did you just send an email to the admissions email with your lsac number? Or did you include stats?


I sent an email with my LSAC number and stats

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:03 pm

I applied to half of my schools

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jgloster » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Can you apply without having taken the LSAT yet?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:26 pm

jgloster wrote:Can you apply without having taken the LSAT yet?


I believe so but your app won't be complete or reviewed until your score is in.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:49 pm

calmike wrote:Has anyone applied yet?

Hmm Berkeley doesnt seem to give a fee waiver even though I have an LSAC fee waiver


Stanford and Berk were the only schools that didn't automatically wave through the LSAC waiver last year. They have their own process on their websites.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Just got in at UVA!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby usaorbust » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:26 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Just got in at UVA!


Congrats!!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Just got in at UVA!


Ayyyy first acceptance of the thread! #MinorityExcellence

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:31 pm

soca_dancer wrote:Just got in at UVA!



Well done!! Yay :D

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby saffles » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:17 pm

AA female. Taking the LSAT in December. 3.56 GPA
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby HLShopeful12345 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:20 pm

Anyone applying to NU? I scheduled my interview for October and I'm so nervous.




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