What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

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What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby IJMer » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:27 pm

It may be nothing…. But Washington & Lee has sent me numerous emails and invitations to apply. Do they do this for everyone? My numbers are 159/3.54 which is not very competitive for W&L but I decided to apply because of the fee waiver. In less than a day my application has been received, gone complete, and is currently under review.
Do schools send out invitations to apply to everyone?

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:28 pm

Yes, so they can reject you and boost their selectivity rating /thread

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby txadv11 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:48 pm

W&L let in 19 out of 231 applicants (8%) with your range of numbers.

http://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/S ... AC5887.pdf

And yes, they send them to many applicants. I have a 6% chance based on the above chart, and they have emailed me several times, sent a letter, and the booklet.

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:50 pm

Means nothing. Columbia granted me a fee waiver and Harvard invited me (3x) to visit them at their booth at a forum in NYC. I have a 3.3 GPA. Just sayin'

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby txadv11 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:52 pm

Mike12188 wrote:Means nothing. Columbia granted me a fee waiver and Harvard invited me (3x) to visit them at their booth at a forum in NYC. I have a 3.3 GPA. Just sayin'


Hey now! a 180 and a 3.3 gives you decent chances at all of those!

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby IJMer » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:06 pm

Thanks for the info.

I was not really expecting anything from it. just curious

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby Ragged » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:12 pm

txadv11 wrote:
Mike12188 wrote:Means nothing. Columbia granted me a fee waiver and Harvard invited me (3x) to visit them at their booth at a forum in NYC. I have a 3.3 GPA. Just sayin'


Hey now! a 180 and a 3.3 gives you decent chances at all of those!


Are you being sarcastic? Cuz that's not true at all.

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby txadv11 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:14 pm

Kinda kidding. but he mentioned Columbia (strong consider-66%) Harvard (Consider 38%) lawschoolpredictor.com

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:34 pm

i was offered to apply to Wand L, but im not.

It doesnt mean anything if they invite you to apply. If you want to apply, and its only going to cost $12- then do it. Hope for a miracle, but be ready for the rejection.

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby Ragged » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:38 pm

txadv11 wrote:Kinda kidding. but he mentioned Columbia (strong consider-66%) Harvard (Consider 38%) lawschoolpredictor.com


The problem is that LSP does not detect GPA floors. After looking at LSN data for the past three cycles there seem to be only 2 non-URMs who made it into Harvard with sub-3.5 GPAs and 177+ LSATs and one of them - 3 cycles ago- has crazy good softs and the other - last cycle- got in off a WL and also claims to have good softs. However, there was noone with a 3.3 GPA who made it in, URM or not. So it seems that for a 3.3 Harvard is out.

As for Columbia there was only one 3.3 applicant who got in. He had a 180, applied ED and it was 3 cycles ago. From the data it seems that getting over a 3.4 is a big game changer but even then its far from a lock even with a 180.

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby IJMer » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:28 pm

Not automatically rejected. Just got put on the waitlist today

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby IJMer » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:49 pm

just got into AU WCL. that is where I will be going! not holding out for the Washington & Lee waitlist

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Re: What does it mean when a reach school invites you to apply?

Postby overunderachiever » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:31 pm

I don't think W&L charges an app fee...




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