Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

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What should I do?

ED to UVa immediately
11
69%
ED to UVa after Cornell decision
2
13%
Calm down and be patient
3
19%
 
Total votes: 16

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Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:59 pm

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:17 am

Splitters are notoriously hard to predict.

If you really prefer Cornell over UVA I would wait until they respond but all they guarantee is that you will find out by end of December. And there is always the chance that you might get "held".

If you have no real preference between UVA and Cornell I would ED to UVA asap.

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby MysticalWheel » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:34 am

Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:37 am

Thank you for the honest advice. A big part of my problem is that I just don't know if I prefer Cornell (or any others) to UVa. Cornell is especially appealing due to it's location and proximity to family, in addition to much I have read on the culture of the school and area. However, as noted I've visited several schools recently and found that it really is critical in my decision making - one school that was in my top 3 more or less fell off the list as a result of a visit. I know I love UVa - I think the ultimate question is if its worth the gamble that I might be admitted to a school I love slightly more by not EDing.

I think I'm also nervous as I sent out all my aps 2 weeks ago and have only heard from one school. I feel like most people are hearing back much faster, or maybe it just seems that way. Am I right to be worried?

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby beachbum » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:38 am

MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


No, REALLY a splitter. LSAT at or above median with a GPA below the 25%ile.

OP, you stand a shot at UVA RD, but you're probably looking at sticker. Considering UVA's superior placement relative to Cornell, I'd say the smart thing here is to ED to UVA to secure your acceptance.

BB

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:39 am

MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


Howso? My LSAT is median/75th for most and gpa is below 25th.

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:40 am

oscodasa wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


Howso? My LSAT is median/75th for most and gpa is below 25th.


That's the definition of a splitter. One below 25th one at/above 75th...

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby MysticalWheel » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:40 am

beachbum wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


No, REALLY a splitter. LSAT at or above median with a GPA below the 25%ile.

OP, you stand a shot at UVA RD, but you're probably looking at sticker. Considering UVA's superior placement relative to Cornell, I'd say the smart thing here is to ED to UVA to secure your acceptance.

BB

I was referencing splitter in the absolute sense, not relative to a specific school.

MW

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby beachbum » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:41 am

MysticalWheel wrote:
beachbum wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


No, REALLY a splitter. LSAT at or above median with a GPA below the 25%ile.

OP, you stand a shot at UVA RD, but you're probably looking at sticker. Considering UVA's superior placement relative to Cornell, I'd say the smart thing here is to ED to UVA to secure your acceptance.

BB

I was referencing splitter in the absolute sense, not relative to a specific school.

MW


"Splitter" is always relative to school selection. HTH.

BB.
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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby gdane » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:42 am

Ok Dillholes. Enough with the technicalities.

OP, ED to UVA. Its a great school and you have a very good chance of getting in. Put together some great statements and ED immediately.

Good luck!

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:43 am

beachbum wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


No, REALLY a splitter. LSAT at or above median with a GPA below the 25%ile.

OP, you stand a shot at UVA RD, but you're probably looking at sticker. Considering UVA's superior placement relative to Cornell, I'd say the smart thing here is to ED to UVA to secure your acceptance.

BB


Thank you, I keep coming back to EDing to UVa and feel it's probably the right thing to do. Do you think waiting until mid/late dec would hurt?

Also congrats on UCLA!

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:43 am

ED to UVA now.
It's a better school than Cornell, prospects-wise, people enjoy their time there, and you stand a better shot that way.
Do it now.

Additionally, you may be overestimating the pleasantness of Cornell in the winter....

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:44 am

Create a poll

everyone is going to vote UVA ED

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:53 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:Create a poll

everyone is going to vote UVA ED


Thanks for the suggestion; this is fairly new to me and I wouldn't have thought of it on my own.

Also, please keep in mind that I'm in state for UVa, if it even makes a difference considering by subpar GPA.

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:57 am

Also potentially important for poll purposes: I don't drink, one of the very few factors making me wary of UVa.

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby beachbum » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:07 am

oscodasa wrote:
beachbum wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


No, REALLY a splitter. LSAT at or above median with a GPA below the 25%ile.

OP, you stand a shot at UVA RD, but you're probably looking at sticker. Considering UVA's superior placement relative to Cornell, I'd say the smart thing here is to ED to UVA to secure your acceptance.

BB


Thank you, I keep coming back to EDing to UVa and feel it's probably the right thing to do. Do you think waiting until mid/late dec would hurt?

Also congrats on UCLA!


Hmm, think you have me confused for someone else. I'm EDing to Duke.

As far as drinking/lifestyle, it'd probably be worth a PM to some of our resident UVA students (we've got a lot of 'em). Though I imagine as long as you're sociable and can handle yourself in bars and at parties, you'll be fine.

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:15 am

beachbum wrote:
oscodasa wrote:
beachbum wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:Not REALLY a splitter...just saying.

MW


No, REALLY a splitter. LSAT at or above median with a GPA below the 25%ile.

OP, you stand a shot at UVA RD, but you're probably looking at sticker. Considering UVA's superior placement relative to Cornell, I'd say the smart thing here is to ED to UVA to secure your acceptance.

BB


Thank you, I keep coming back to EDing to UVa and feel it's probably the right thing to do. Do you think waiting until mid/late dec would hurt?

Also congrats on UCLA!


Hmm, think you have me confused for someone else. I'm EDing to Duke.

As far as drinking/lifestyle, it'd probably be worth a PM to some of our resident UVA students (we've got a lot of 'em). Though I imagine as long as you're sociable and can handle yourself in bars and at parties, you'll be fine.


Sorry about the mixup; I most likely mixed up icons. Best of luck with Duke, I certainly hope it works out for you though I'm a tarheel fan myself :). And good advice on the UVa folks on here, I'll seek a few out to ensure I won't be ostracized.

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Re: Moment of panic and/or clarity - please advise!

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:21 am

oscodasa wrote:Thank you for the honest advice. A big part of my problem is that I just don't know if I prefer Cornell (or any others) to UVa. Cornell is especially appealing due to it's location and proximity to family, in addition to much I have read on the culture of the school and area. However, as noted I've visited several schools recently and found that it really is critical in my decision making - one school that was in my top 3 more or less fell off the list as a result of a visit. I know I love UVa - I think the ultimate question is if its worth the gamble that I might be admitted to a school I love slightly more by not EDing.

Why not visit Cornell to figure out which one you prefer? Three years is a long time to ponder if you might have been happier at a different school.




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