Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

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Cognoscenti
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Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Cognoscenti » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:03 pm

I have a 3.4 - science major at an Ivy. Graduated 2 years ago and have been working in IP since. I have a 167/168 LSAT. My apps were submitted early (complete by Halloween).
My results have been disappointing...or were my expectations unrealistic?

Out-
BC
GULC (PT)
Penn

WL-
BU
Cornell (held)
Hastings
Fordham
GWU

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JustDude
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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby JustDude » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:05 pm

Better then I would expct. Cornell should be ding

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby colemf » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:06 pm

For this year i would say it's pretty normal.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Cognoscenti » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:07 pm

JustDude wrote:Better then I would expct. Cornell should be ding


I'm totally expecting the ding from Cornell as well.
But Hastings and GWU kind of surprises me, no?

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Cognoscenti » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:08 pm

It's good to know my results are pretty on par.
I began worrying that my LORs have something terrible in them, etc.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby traehekat » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:05 pm

Yeah, the ding from BC is surprising, as is the WL from Hastings (could be YP, though). Everything else is probably on par, I'm afraid to say.

I hope you have received at least SOME good news. :D

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Ragged » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:08 pm

This is a rough cycle in general.

As a side question, whats better: WL or Held?

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby im_blue » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:22 pm

Held is better since you're getting a second look very soon, be to compared to other applicants. WL might be a soft rejection, or nobody might get off the WL in any particular year.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:23 pm

Ragged wrote:This is a rough cycle in general.

As a side question, whats better: WL or Held?


Held. It means they couldn't decide between Admit/WL I believe.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:07 am

Ragged wrote:This is a rough cycle in general.

As a side question, whats better: WL or Held?

Definitely held.
WL = pshhh yeah call us in August.
Held = five more minutes please!!

I'm not sure if these are super surprising. LSP has you at Consider for BC, with 57% in with worse stats, so it sounds like that was kind of a toss-up. Hastings has you at a Strong Consider with 70% in with worse, which makes a WL slightly disappointing, but not completely baffling (and surely not YP territory).

Are these all the schools you applied to? Not that you asked for advice, but since you do have a job, I would think about retaking and reapply next year.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby charlesjd » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:24 am

BU should have been an acceptance... unless they are YP also....

You are in a pickle because you have an amazing lsat and a shitty gpa for t14. So anyone out of the t20 thinks youll go higher so yp screws you lol.

Apply to WashU man.. they love people like you

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:28 am

charlesjd wrote:BU should have been an acceptance... unless they are YP also....

You are in a pickle because you have an amazing lsat and a shitty gpa for t14. So anyone out of the t20 thinks youll go higher so yp screws you lol.

Apply to WashU man.. they love people like you

Is "for t14" modifying both "shitty gpa" and "amazing lsat" here, or just "shitty gpa"?

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby GrayArea » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:38 am

I am shocked about Hastings. Same cycle, I am a 3.3 biology major from a much lower ranked school with a 167 and I got into Hastings. I went completely in late November and was accepted by Christmas. Don't know what to tell you. It might be a LOR or PS thing?

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby prelaw10 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:13 am

I don't think it's normal. Sorry to hear :roll:

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby PunjabiLower » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:34 am

Take LSP with a grain of salt.

I got straight out dinged from 3 schools that LSP put me as a strong consider. One of them was hastings.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby kukuxumusu » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:00 am

looks rough bro.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby OneKnight » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:19 am

Yeah, that's a bit rough. BU and Hastings should be IN (especially with Ivy u-grad). Otherwise, though, everything's pretty much right on target (especially for this cycle) - just a quick note, though: none of these schools on LSP are "admit", so I hope you have a safety or two...

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:06 am

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
charlesjd wrote:BU should have been an acceptance... unless they are YP also....

You are in a pickle because you have an amazing lsat and a shitty gpa for t14. So anyone out of the t20 thinks youll go higher so yp screws you lol.

Apply to WashU man.. they love people like you

Is "for t14" modifying both "shitty gpa" and "amazing lsat" here, or just "shitty gpa"?



yeah.....I'm confused...

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Grad09 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:23 am

This looks really rough to me. I hope I don't suffer the same fate.

I'm surprised about BU. On LSN BU hasn't rejected or waitlisted anyone with similar numbers.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby ShibaDan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:36 am

blhoward2 wrote:
Ragged wrote:This is a rough cycle in general.

As a side question, whats better: WL or Held?


Held. It means they couldn't decide between Admit/WL I believe.


Does this mean held applicants won't be rejected? Because that would be nice news.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Ragged » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:14 am

def2104 wrote:
blhoward2 wrote:
Ragged wrote:This is a rough cycle in general.

As a side question, whats better: WL or Held?


Held. It means they couldn't decide between Admit/WL I believe.


Does this mean held applicants won't be rejected? Because that would be nice news.



According to the letter I have recieved, you can still be accepted/rejected/waitlisted.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby ShibaDan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:18 am

darn.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Ragged » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:21 am

def2104 wrote:darn.



Judging from your profile we we might be held from the same school.

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby umichgrad » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:31 am

Sorry to hear...it sounds a bit on the rough side. I have nearly identical stats (3.39, 167) and applied same time as you, and I'm WL at gulc and in at GW and Fordham. Think your LORs were good? Any interesting softs?

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Re: Am I having a terrible cycle or is this normal???

Postby Cognoscenti » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:46 am

Oh man. I don't know if I should be relieved that others think (at least part of) my situation is crap...
I'm not sure what to do and am very discouraged...




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