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URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:47 pm
by principalagent
Welcome to this cycle's iteration of the yearly URM thread.

We're just over a month out from the first T14 application opening, so no better time than now to start talking, planning, commiserating and celebrating!

Spreadsheet and first poll (taking suggestions) soon to come!

Edit: Spreadsheet link is here! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

POLL RESULTS:

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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:34 pm
by stjeff00
Checking in, have been waiting for this thread for a while now! :D

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:39 pm
by jimmyneutron
Out here.

How long does it take to write a DS/PS (also "why X" essays)? I feel like starting now but might want to wait a little.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 pm
by usaorbust
Checking in! No idea where I'll end up with my current LSAT, but hoping a September retake will help me out.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:10 pm
by DowsingForAJD
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:43 pm
by Incrementalist
Checking in as well. I am most interested in maybe going to USC.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:09 pm
by Applepie5alamode
Checking in as well , debating retake at current lsat shooting for t14

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:01 pm
by cardboard0917
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:11 pm
by tapenade
Checking in! AA/Hispanic with a 3.7 and some uncommon work/volunteer experience. Shooting for a 165+ in September! I'd be happy with any T14, but T6+Berkeley are the dream.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:39 pm
by principalagent
jimmyneutron wrote:How long does it take to write a DS/PS (also "why X" essays)? I feel like starting now but might want to wait a little.


Took me a couple hours to write both of my first drafts. Taking infinitely longer to get to my second drafts.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:17 am
by principalagent
Bump to note that I edited the OP with the spreadsheet for our cycle (will add my data later)

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:15 am
by selmangh
Checking in. Black with ~3.8 and a 173. HYS is the dream so I'm debating whether I should retake or just work on my essays and hand everything in super early. Hope everyone has a great cycle!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:33 am
by principalagent
selmangh wrote:Checking in. Black with ~3.8 and a 173. HYS is the dream so I'm debating whether I should retake or just work on my essays and hand everything in super early. Hope everyone has a great cycle!


Unless you have C&F issues you are very likely good to go. No need to retake at all

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:49 am
by texcellence
jimmyneutron wrote:Out here.

How long does it take to write a DS/PS (also "why X" essays)? I feel like starting now but might want to wait a little.


c/o 2020 but i wanted to pop in and respond: it's different for everyone, but it took me probably 2 months and some change. if you're finished with the LSAT, get started now so you don't rush it. LS admission is way more than a numbers game for URMs so take it seriously and be thoughtful and strategic. good luck, everyone!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:59 pm
by OnlyHumean
Hello fellow URMs!

I'm a black Canadian who will be heading to Yale this fall. TLS (and in particular the URM community) was a huge help for me during my cycle, so I'm hoping I can give a little back.

I have no special insight into the admissions process, but I'd be happy to share my experience with the LSAT, personal statements, etc.

Good luck to all of you!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:00 pm
by kolikotime
Hey Guys!,

AA Male checking in here. Been out of school for two years just working at a startup. 3.5 GPA and taking the LSAT in Sept. Aiming for the T6 so hope everyone has a great cycle!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:18 pm
by zkyggi
AA Male checking in

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:38 pm
by USayinBoalt
AA male here. Not applying until next year but want to wish y'all good luck. Also, If you want an extra pair eyes for a PS/DS, I would be willing to give it a look.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:32 pm
by texas96
Half AA male checking in, retaking september lsat

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:37 pm
by dietcoke1
Also an applicant from last cycle (and the cycle before that) willing to help and answer questions. I can also talk about SEO and I encourage everyone to apply.

Good luck.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:47 am
by PrezRand
First page. Only want UVA or UT.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:11 am
by diamondlaw21
Checking in. AA female with 3.7X + WE taking LSAT in September. Blanketing the t14 and hoping for the best!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:28 am
by starxched
Checking in- AA Male and rising senior at an ivy, with a 3.8 GPA and 170. Hoping for HYS and/or $$ from the T-14.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:33 pm
by Tcookphl
Hi! AA/PR female with a GPA of 3.65 and aiming for a 160+ on the LSAT in September. I have about six years of work experience (two years post but worked throughout undergrad in my field).

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:36 am
by jpal21
Hey everyone just checking in! MA female, 2 years WE, 3.5 from private university, hoping to slay the LSAT beast this September! :D