In at UVA, but i need advice

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby gdane » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:06 pm

Go to UVA, stop worrying and you got EXTREMELY LUCKY for getting into UVA with a 162 LSAT.

I missed something. Not sure if you edited while I was posting...

So you claimed URM status while not entirely being one and you think this is what got you into UVA? I think its possible since your LSAT was only 162.

Im a URM, hispanic, but I dont know much about NA stuff. I hear thats Nightrunners specialty. Maybe he can help you out.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:09 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:10 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby hijodehombre » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:10 pm

As a URM, I initially felt the need to comment, but I don't want to turn this into a URM debate. Congrats OP.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:14 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby hijodehombre » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:16 pm

No need. I don't blame you. I think you made the right choice. Congrats.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:16 pm

LawSchoolBound1234 wrote:you can PM me if you want. I would like to hear if there is something i should do/did wrong. I just did what my LSAT prep teacher told me to do. Then saw a bunch of stuff here that made me re-think it

lol.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby Pleasye » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:20 pm

I think you're fine. You wrote an addendum specifically telling the school that you are not claiming to have grown up completely immersed in your native american heritage. You told them you just found out and admitted to being a "box-checker". They did with that what they wanted.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:20 pm

4.0 162 ED @ UVA is probably in regardless of how white you are. You could even be see-through.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:22 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:23 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:4.0 162 ED @ UVA is probably in regardless of how white you are. You could even be see-through.


Really? would you say it is the best school i could have gotten into? (i would take UVA over michigan).

Most people tell me im lucky to have gotten in.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby Moxie » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:24 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:4.0 162 ED @ UVA is probably in regardless of how white you are. You could even be see-through.


+1.

OP - Just take your acceptance and be happy.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:27 pm

LawSchoolBound1234 wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:4.0 162 ED @ UVA is probably in regardless of how white you are. You could even be see-through.


Really? would you say it is the best school i could have gotten into? (i would take UVA over michigan).

Most people tell me im lucky to have gotten in.



Yes, definitely the best. UVA is a shameless number whore, they take numbers like that ED.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:29 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:31 pm

LawSchoolBound1234 wrote:haha okay. I was curious. I was thinking about retaking, but unless i was gonna get Columbia/HS there is no whereelse i would rather go. figured it wasnt worth the extra studying.



No, it was worth it

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:32 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby nematoad » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:35 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
LawSchoolBound1234 wrote:haha okay. I was curious. I was thinking about retaking, but unless i was gonna get Columbia/HS there is no whereelse i would rather go. figured it wasnt worth the extra studying.



No, it was worth it


UVa is bomb.com so don't trip chicken strip. Enjoy Charlottesville and your beautiful campus.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby arism87 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:40 pm

I have also wondered about this-- I am also 1/16 but Shawnee-- according to my grandparents and my research, there are VERY few records available in our family or the tribe in general. Most were never included on government rolls and some were not federally recognized. My family has stayed in the area (Virginia/West Virginia) so I've never been to a reservation or anything like that.

I have been back and forth on whether to include this. Does it seem fair to put it in an addendum and leave it up to them? Or just not at all? I'm tempted to just leave it up to to them to decide..

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby arism87 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:41 pm

PS ENJOY UVA!! I went to UVA undergrad and I'm convinced there's no place in the world more beautiful :)

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:42 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:47 pm

arism87 wrote:I have also wondered about this-- I am also 1/16 but Shawnee-- according to my grandparents and my research, there are VERY few records available in our family or the tribe in general. Most were never included on government rolls and some were not federally recognized. My family has stayed in the area (Virginia/West Virginia) so I've never been to a reservation or anything like that.

I have been back and forth on whether to include this. Does it seem fair to put it in an addendum and leave it up to them? Or just not at all? I'm tempted to just leave it up to to them to decide..



Yes please write the "I've never been to a reservation or anything like that, but my grandmother says I'm 1/16th Native American, oh yeah there isn't any record of this. Just thought you should know" addendum.

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby Pleasye » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:48 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
arism87 wrote:I have also wondered about this-- I am also 1/16 but Shawnee-- according to my grandparents and my research, there are VERY few records available in our family or the tribe in general. Most were never included on government rolls and some were not federally recognized. My family has stayed in the area (Virginia/West Virginia) so I've never been to a reservation or anything like that.

I have been back and forth on whether to include this. Does it seem fair to put it in an addendum and leave it up to them? Or just not at all? I'm tempted to just leave it up to to them to decide..



Yes please write the "I've never been to a reservation or anything like that, but my grandmother says I'm 1/16th Native American, oh yeah there isn't any record of this. Just thought you should know" addendum.


Isn't that what OP did and got in?

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:49 pm

LSpleaseee wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
arism87 wrote:I have also wondered about this-- I am also 1/16 but Shawnee-- according to my grandparents and my research, there are VERY few records available in our family or the tribe in general. Most were never included on government rolls and some were not federally recognized. My family has stayed in the area (Virginia/West Virginia) so I've never been to a reservation or anything like that.

I have been back and forth on whether to include this. Does it seem fair to put it in an addendum and leave it up to them? Or just not at all? I'm tempted to just leave it up to to them to decide..



Yes please write the "I've never been to a reservation or anything like that, but my grandmother says I'm 1/16th Native American, oh yeah there isn't any record of this. Just thought you should know" addendum.


Isn't that what OP did and got in?



It didn't help the OP get in

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby LawSchoolBound1234 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:49 pm

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Re: In at UVA, but i need advice

Postby arism87 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:11 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
arism87 wrote:I have also wondered about this-- I am also 1/16 but Shawnee-- according to my grandparents and my research, there are VERY few records available in our family or the tribe in general. Most were never included on government rolls and some were not federally recognized. My family has stayed in the area (Virginia/West Virginia) so I've never been to a reservation or anything like that.

I have been back and forth on whether to include this. Does it seem fair to put it in an addendum and leave it up to them? Or just not at all? I'm tempted to just leave it up to to them to decide..



Yes please write the "I've never been to a reservation or anything like that, but my grandmother says I'm 1/16th Native American, oh yeah there isn't any record of this. Just thought you should know" addendum.


Yeah no need to be an ass, that is just about exactly what the OP did, and a 160 is low even for ED (no offense! In is in, and you'll love it!)




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