Ask a law school why you weren't admitted?

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Renaixença
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Re: Ask a law school why you weren't admitted?

Postby Renaixença » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:41 am

I think asking is a great idea. You deserve all the courtesy your app fee can by. And $75 buys more than "We're sorry to inform you . . . ."

That said, don't expect a response.

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Lieut Kaffee
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Re: Ask a law school why you weren't admitted?

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:56 am

Don't bother trying this with NYU. I sent them a very courteous email to this exact effect and received the following:

Thank you for your email. The Committee on Admissions makes decisions after considering all the information in an application. It reviews the undergraduate transcript closely, with attention to such factors as trends in the applicant’s grades, class rank, the ratio of pass/fail to graded courses, the diversity and depth of course work, and the length of time since graduation. Factors other than undergraduate grades and LSAT scores may be particularly significant for applicants who have experienced educational or socio-economic disadvantage. The Committee evaluates work experience and extracurricular and community activity for evidence of advancement, leadership, and capacity for assuming responsibility. A recommendation letter is particularly valuable when the writer provides substantive information about the applicant’s abilities, activities, and personal qualities. Since the Committee does not interview candidates, the personal statement provides an opportunity for the applicant to supplement the information provided in the application. Due to the volume of applications we are unable to provide applicants with specific feedback on their applications. Keep in mind that NYU receives over 7,000 applications per year and therefore must deny a number of well qualified applicants. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.


Thanks for the help.

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Re: Ask a law school why you weren't admitted?

Postby adameus » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:46 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Don't bother trying this with NYU. I sent them a very courteous email to this exact effect and received the following:

Thank you for your email. The Committee on Admissions makes decisions after considering all the information in an application. It reviews the undergraduate transcript closely, with attention to such factors as trends in the applicant’s grades, class rank, the ratio of pass/fail to graded courses, the diversity and depth of course work, and the length of time since graduation. Factors other than undergraduate grades and LSAT scores may be particularly significant for applicants who have experienced educational or socio-economic disadvantage. The Committee evaluates work experience and extracurricular and community activity for evidence of advancement, leadership, and capacity for assuming responsibility. A recommendation letter is particularly valuable when the writer provides substantive information about the applicant’s abilities, activities, and personal qualities. Since the Committee does not interview candidates, the personal statement provides an opportunity for the applicant to supplement the information provided in the application. Due to the volume of applications we are unable to provide applicants with specific feedback on their applications. Keep in mind that NYU receives over 7,000 applications per year and therefore must deny a number of well qualified applicants. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.


Thanks for the help.


Hey LK, I see you got a NU admit! Nice work! Better remove yourself from the worst cycle ever award nominees.

CordeliusX
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Re: Ask a law school why you weren't admitted?

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:28 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Don't bother trying this with NYU. I sent them a very courteous email to this exact effect and received the following:

Thank you for your email. The Committee on Admissions makes decisions after considering all the information in an application. It reviews the undergraduate transcript closely, with attention to such factors as trends in the applicant’s grades, class rank, the ratio of pass/fail to graded courses, the diversity and depth of course work, and the length of time since graduation. Factors other than undergraduate grades and LSAT scores may be particularly significant for applicants who have experienced educational or socio-economic disadvantage. The Committee evaluates work experience and extracurricular and community activity for evidence of advancement, leadership, and capacity for assuming responsibility. A recommendation letter is particularly valuable when the writer provides substantive information about the applicant’s abilities, activities, and personal qualities. Since the Committee does not interview candidates, the personal statement provides an opportunity for the applicant to supplement the information provided in the application. Due to the volume of applications we are unable to provide applicants with specific feedback on their applications. Keep in mind that NYU receives over 7,000 applications per year and therefore must deny a number of well qualified applicants. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.


Thanks for the help.


What if they are writing to a future terrorist or Unabomber? Someone should call them out for this




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