USC only reviews top applicants first?

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HopefulFish
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USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby HopefulFish » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:44 pm

Been complete since early October and still only complete. When can we expect to go under review? I'm at their median/slightly below median category.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby mah » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:48 pm

It doesn't seem so. My status checker updated today with "Decision Finalized" and I am 167 3.84. I submitted mid September.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby glitter178 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:50 pm

mah wrote:It doesn't seem so. My status checker updated today with "Decision Finalized" and I am 167 3.84. I submitted mid September.


i still can't believe this.... thought USC did DF's in batches. wonder why you are the only one?

back on subject: you are at or above both medians, whereas OP is not... so maybe that has something to do with it. speculating.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby mah » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:52 pm

glitter178 wrote:
mah wrote:It doesn't seem so. My status checker updated today with "Decision Finalized" and I am 167 3.84. I submitted mid September.


i still can't believe this.... thought USC did DF's in batches. wonder why you are the only one?

back on subject: you are at or above both medians, whereas OP is not... so maybe that has something to do with it. speculating.


Ya, really strange that no one else has reported in with the status checker change. On a side note, their web site says they don't mail decisions until the middle of December anyway.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby DreamShake » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:25 am

HopefulFish wrote:Been complete since early October and still only complete. When can we expect to go under review? I'm at their median/slightly below median category.


Don't think so--I'm at median GPA and >75% LSAT, been complete since 11/1.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby calilaw » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:35 am

I'm >75% on both, went in review within a couple days of submitting. I don't really see much of a pattern. And TLS is too small of a [self selecting] sample to know for sure anyway.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby beachbum » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:40 am

Way over the LSAT median, way under the GPA median: stuck at complete 11/1.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby silly101 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:13 am

beachbum wrote:Way over the LSAT median, way under the GPA median: stuck at complete 11/1.


same on numbers
complete 11/15

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby neonx » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:16 am

I went in review the same day as submission I believe. I don't know how USC chooses to review the applicants -- seems strange.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:18 am

neonx wrote:I went in review the same day as submission I believe. I don't know how USC chooses to review the applicants -- seems strange.


I am going to bet it's based on index numbers.

ETA: I was the same. Same day.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby ISTAND » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
neonx wrote:I went in review the same day as submission I believe. I don't know how USC chooses to review the applicants -- seems strange.


I am going to bet it's based on index numbers.

ETA: I was the same. Same day.


What is index numbers? How do we find ours?

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby HopefulFish » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:18 pm

looks like the bunch of early applicants with low numbers are, as of today, going under review.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:40 pm

So the OP has been "complete" for 2 months now without being put in review...that doens't bode too well for those of us who submited our apps at the end of November. Maybe I'll get a decision by May :roll:

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby glitter178 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:41 pm

PrayingforHYS wrote:So the OP has been "complete" for 2 months now without being put in review...that doens't bode too well for those of us who submited our apps at the end of November. Maybe I'll get a decision by May :roll:


OP has nothing to do with your timeline. I went complete and in review the same day.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:43 pm

ISTAND wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
neonx wrote:I went in review the same day as submission I believe. I don't know how USC chooses to review the applicants -- seems strange.


I am going to bet it's based on index numbers.

ETA: I was the same. Same day.


What is index numbers? How do we find ours?

Use http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-content/uploads/Law-School-Predictor-Full-Time-Programs.htm

Also, I went In Review same day I submitted.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby PrayingforHYS » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:48 pm

glitter178 wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:So the OP has been "complete" for 2 months now without being put in review...that doens't bode too well for those of us who submited our apps at the end of November. Maybe I'll get a decision by May :roll:


OP has nothing to do with your timeline. I went complete and in review the same day.


was just being facetious, but the fact that others have gone complete/review the same day while OP, for one, has waited 2 months without going under review does make it highly likely that USC uses index numbers. I'm not sure if they admittedly do or not (I'm pretty sure BC, for example, openly admits this), but there you go...

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby JD=Doctor » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:32 pm

If you are signed up for the december/feb test they will not review your file until you take it..even with a prior score.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby musicfor18 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:37 pm

JD=Doctor wrote:If you are signed up for the december/feb test they will not review your file until you take it..even with a prior score.


...unless you specifically tell them to review your app without waiting for the new score.

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Re: USC only reviews top applicants first?

Postby HopefulFish » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:34 pm

JD=Doctor wrote:If you are signed up for the december/feb test they will not review your file until you take it..even with a prior score.


I am not signed up, nor was signed up, for the December LSAT.




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