beachbum wrote: rad law wrote:
robotclubmember wrote:And also, even though other posters feel confident that you will get into UVA ED, consider that while you are their median LSAT, you are well below their 25th percentile GPA (which is about 3.5, with 3.7 being the median). I'm not sure how they're figuring that that isn't a waste of an ED.
People with OP's numbers last year were getting in ED, and the medians aren't unchanged. UVA loves to whore itself out for ED splitter and reverse splitters, keeping the median where it is.
Also it's not a waste because you hear back in 15 days, and then can apply somewhere else ED, with some exceptions (ie Northwestern).
+1. And if you check the UVA Class of '14 thread, you'll see that the school's admissions practices are pretty constant from year-to-year. Thus far, anyone with 170+ 3.0+ has been accepted ED, and anyone with a 169 and below (and GPA below median) has been waitlisted. It's incredibly formulaic: get a 170+, send an ED app, and enjoy your three years in Virginia.
OP: Enjoy your three years in Virginia.
Good points. I think your upward GPA trend will be a factor in your favor as well, so they won't consider you just a 3.0. Even if they did, it doesn't necessarily preclude you. However, I still don't agree that it's a given as others suggest.
The real point here is that timing is critical. You need to submit ED to UVA like, ASAP bro. Cos if it doesn't work out, your next best shot is GULC PT. But you should get your GULC PT ED app in before Nov 1, preferably before Oct 15. Because they will get flooded with applications from October LSAT takers in late October.
The only reason I think a real sense of urgency is needed is because, these are your only two shots at getting into T14 realistically, unless you have good work experience (your softs are average for T14). It would suck to not get into the program that your numbers merit because you don't take advantage of the benefit of applying early, so don't piss away the only two shots you got, unless you want to wait until next year. That is, of course, if you have a desire for T14. Don't expect any financial aid. Consider the schools I listed in my first reply if you want good financial aid offers. Gotta make up your mind quick!