Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

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SHarry3666
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Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby SHarry3666 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:46 pm

What are the best/most reliable websites for tracking other applicants and determining law school admissions odds?

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Re: Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby hipstermafia » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:46 pm

define reliable

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Re: Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby SHarry3666 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:54 pm

hipstermafia wrote:define reliable


two things: (1) users who regularly visit/update information about acceptances/rejections/wait lists and provide accurate data about themselves; (2) sites that provide an accurate prediction based on numerical scores and/or other data (like URM status). I assume that both these things almost impossible to calculate, but I'd like to get a general "gut reaction" about the reliable vs. unreliable sites that are out there -- discussing the strengths/weaknesses of each. Thanks.

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Re: Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby fastforward » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:48 pm

There are several, and each has its own strengths. We list them on our Resources page. Chiashu is good for their graphs of acceptance timing in the cycle, although they show them based on the 12 month calendar, so you have to adjust accordingly. LSP is based on the self-selecting data from LSN. LSAC's admission predictor is based on data reported from the schools, so it is more reliable; but several schools, including seven of the T14, have declined to participate. One interesting aspect of the LSAC predictor is it confirms that yield protect is a very real phenomenon for certain schools.



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Re: Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby nshapkar » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:09 pm

what is 'yield protect'?

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Re: Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby fastforward » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:35 pm

We wrote a detailed blog post (LinkRemoved) about it recently.

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Re: Applicant Trackers & Admissions Predictors?

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:03 pm

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