URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

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

What type of music do you listen to when you get into a school?

Hip Hop / Rap
35
52%
EDM
1
1%
Pop / Top 40
8
12%
R&B
1
1%
Reggaeton / Bachata / Latin Trap / Dance Hall / Soca
11
16%
Rock
3
4%
Something less lit than the options above
8
12%
 
Total votes: 67

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby abrownstruggling » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:31 pm

First two decisions came yesterday and was happy to see that they were both acceptances. One from Vanderbilt and the other from Wake Forest. Vanderbilt is my second choice! (Only second to Duke.) So, I was ecstatic. For all of y'all stressing over silence, there is hope! Just pray every night and trust that God will take care of it(:

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Aspire » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 pm

soca_dancer wrote:In at NYU, Columbia, UVA, Northwestern, Berkeley, Michigan, Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA

Waitlisted at UChicago - I’m trying to get out the Midwest so I see this as a sign instead of a bummer. Still writing that LOCI tho for scholarship purposes


Jealous lol!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby reedm » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:47 pm

abrownstruggling wrote:First two decisions came yesterday and was happy to see that they were both acceptances. One from Vanderbilt and the other from Wake Forest. Vanderbilt is my second choice! (Only second to Duke.) So, I was ecstatic. For all of y'all stressing over silence, there is hope! Just pray every night and trust that God will take care of it(:


Congrats!! when did you submit to vandy?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Prudence » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 pm

In reality I don’t know why I applied to 12 top schools, none of which I can pay for...

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:53 pm

Prudence wrote:In reality I don’t know why I applied to 12 top schools, none of which I can pay for...


I'm sure you'll end up getting money. Look through prior cycle results money. URMs even with low stats for URMs were still getting half discounts up and down the T13.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby ceroespada » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:16 pm

principalagent wrote:
Prudence wrote:In reality I don’t know why I applied to 12 top schools, none of which I can pay for...


I'm sure you'll end up getting money. Look through prior cycle results money. URMs even with low stats for URMs were still getting half discounts up and down the T13.


Lol yep, supply is low and demand is high

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby abrownstruggling » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:32 pm

reedm wrote:
abrownstruggling wrote:First two decisions came yesterday and was happy to see that they were both acceptances. One from Vanderbilt and the other from Wake Forest. Vanderbilt is my second choice! (Only second to Duke.) So, I was ecstatic. For all of y'all stressing over silence, there is hope! Just pray every night and trust that God will take care of it(:


Congrats!! when did you submit to vandy?


I went complete on December 11th!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:23 pm

Does anyone know if Urm gpa and LSAT floors for named scholarships (ie hamiltons or darrows) are the same as for non Urm applicants? Or is there a bit of a bump similar to in regular admissions?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Prudence » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 am

ceroespada wrote:
principalagent wrote:
Prudence wrote:In reality I don’t know why I applied to 12 top schools, none of which I can pay for...


I'm sure you'll end up getting money. Look through prior cycle results money. URMs even with low stats for URMs were still getting half discounts up and down the T13.


Lol yep, supply is low and demand is high


Honestly does make me feel slightly better while simultaneously still having anxiety over my ugrad loans accruing interest for 3 more years.

Fafsa time everyone !

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby LBishop » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 am

I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.

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Postby jkander31 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:04 pm

LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I applied 10/31, interview request 11/14 (second wave of JS1). My GPA is 50th<GPA<75th and my LSAT is below their 25th.

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Postby AaronCarter » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:13 pm

jkander31 wrote:
LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I applied 10/31, interview request 11/14 (second wave of JS1). My GPA is 50th<GPA<75th and my LSAT is below their 25th.


I’m betting money you get in

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby jkander31 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:26 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
jkander31 wrote:
LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I applied 10/31, interview request 11/14 (second wave of JS1). My GPA is 50th<GPA<75th and my LSAT is below their 25th.


I’m betting money you get in


God Willing. I'm praying lol

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mbanks » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:22 pm

LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I am in the same exact boat. Got into Chicago on 1st waves, applied mid October, still no JS1

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby anacabana » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:39 pm

mbanks wrote:
LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I am in the same exact boat. Got into Chicago on 1st waves, applied mid October, still no JS1


I didn’t get my application in for Harvard as early as you guys did. But every time there’s another JS1 wave Im not part of, I question whether my application just sucks or if they’re just really taking their time reviewing URM apps this cycle. Really hoping for the latter. I thought everything in my application was solid aside from the fact that my LSAT is only in the mid160 range :(

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mbanks » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:10 pm

anacabana wrote:
mbanks wrote:
LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I am in the same exact boat. Got into Chicago on 1st waves, applied mid October, still no JS1


I didn’t get my application in for Harvard as early as you guys did. But every time there’s another JS1 wave Im not part of, I question whether my application just sucks or if they’re just really taking their time reviewing URM apps this cycle. Really hoping for the latter. I thought everything in my application was solid aside from the fact that my LSAT is only in the mid160 range :(



Well if it helps to know, I literally received my JS1 invite at 11:05 am this morning. Our stats are pretty similar so I am sure you'll have one coming your way. Oh and to save you some googling time, the questions according to the Harvard 2021 forum are

"Why Law? Why now?
What do you see yourself doing after law school?
Give an example of a time you've received feedback and how you responded.
What's something you think jumps out to the admissions team about your application?
What's something that might not jump out about your application that you want us to know?
If you were on our admissions team, what would you look for in an applicant?
And of course, they ask if you have questions."

I am sure you got this fam!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby anacabana » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:22 pm

mbanks wrote:
anacabana wrote:
mbanks wrote:
LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.



I am in the same exact boat. Got into Chicago on 1st waves, applied mid October, still no JS1


I didn’t get my application in for Harvard as early as you guys did. But every time there’s another JS1 wave Im not part of, I question whether my application just sucks or if they’re just really taking their time reviewing URM apps this cycle. Really hoping for the latter. I thought everything in my application was solid aside from the fact that my LSAT is only in the mid160 range :(



Well if it helps to know, I literally received my JS1 invite at 11:05 am this morning. Our stats are pretty similar so I am sure you'll have one coming your way. Oh and to save you some googling time, the questions according to the Harvard 2021 forum are

"Why Law? Why now?
What do you see yourself doing after law school?
Give an example of a time you've received feedback and how you responded.
What's something you think jumps out to the admissions team about your application?
What's something that might not jump out about your application that you want us to know?
If you were on our admissions team, what would you look for in an applicant?
And of course, they ask if you have questions."

I am sure you got this fam!


Omg congrats on your JS1!!!!
This definitely makes me feel a little better.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby RSolano » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:49 pm

Just got Harvard JS1 too!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:00 pm

RSolano wrote:Just got Harvard JS1 too!



Congrats!

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby Aspire2bEsquire » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:22 pm

Super annoyed by all these waitlists.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby principalagent » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:24 pm

RSolano wrote:Does anyone know if Urm gpa and LSAT floors for named scholarships (ie hamiltons or darrows) are the same as for non Urm applicants? Or is there a bit of a bump similar to in regular admissions?

I have a very low GPA (under 25th across the entire T20) and I’ve gotten named scholarship attention in the MVPB range. So there’s definitely flexibility.

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AlPastor » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:56 pm

LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.


Im in the same boat. In at UChicago, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Northwestern, Berkeley, Georgetown, UCLA, USC

Rejected by UPenn

Interviewed at Columbia, no JS1 (submitted mid oct)

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:20 pm

I just received an interview request from Cornell and I'm honestly about to cry at the thought of having a chance of admission there :lol:

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm

AlPastor wrote:
LBishop wrote:I am sure this has been asked, but anyone who applied to HLS in like Sept-Oct get JS1 yet?

Just got into UChicago, so now I am focused on seeing if I still have a shot at HLS.


Im in the same boat. In at UChicago, NYU, Michigan, Duke, Northwestern, Berkeley, Georgetown, UCLA, USC

Rejected by UPenn

Interviewed at Columbia, no JS1 (submitted mid oct)


Have any of those schools talked to you about $$$$?

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Postby mmart207 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:28 pm

Also just got into Boston University! What a great day!



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