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Hope...

Postby emkay625 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:17 pm

Does anyone else ever have incredibly false hope that something miraculous will happen and completely change how your cycle will go?

I.E. - The admissions dean of X school, your dream school, will suddenly decide that they MUST no longer have their GPA floor and that admitting splitters is clearly the only way to preserve their medians.

I daydream about this and check LSN furiously hoping some evidence of this will appear.

In other words, I'm a little like this guy, Elder Price from the Book of Mormon (the musical, not the actual thing):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHEqCXY2B-w

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Re: Hope...

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:38 pm

This thread is going places on TLS....

http://www.rachelwilkerson.com/wp-conte ... 00x221.jpg


Don't get your hopes up.. but good luck ;)

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Re: Hope...

Postby scammedhard » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:54 pm

Wait and see until we have a clearer picture of many people will apply this year. We can infer that from Jun and Oct LSAT data.
2011 applicants were down 10% v. 2010, and schools had to either lower their standards or decrease class sizes. Another 10% drop this cycle and your wishes could turn into reality.
From a financial stand, schools can only decrease their class sizes so much; after that, standards will have to drop.
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Re: Hope...

Postby emkay625 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:55 pm

scammedhard wrote:Wait and see until we have a clearer picture of many people will apply this year. We can infer that from Jun and Oct LSAT data.
2011 applicants were down 10% v. 2010, and schools had to either lower their standards or decrease class sizes. Another 10% drop this year and your miracle could turn into reality.
From a financial stand, schools can only decrease their class sizes so much; after that, standards will have to drop.


You, sir, are adding fuel to my fire. Thanks. : )

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Re: Hope...

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:09 am

scammedhard wrote:Wait and see until we have a clearer picture of many people will apply this year. We can infer that from Jun and Oct LSAT data.
2011 applicants were down 10% v. 2010, and schools had to either lower their standards or decrease class sizes. Another 10% drop this cycle and your wishes could turn into reality.
From a financial stand, schools can only decrease their class sizes so much; after that, standards will have to drop.

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Re: Hope...

Postby freestallion » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:22 am

scammedhard wrote:Wait and see until we have a clearer picture of many people will apply this year. We can infer that from Jun and Oct LSAT data.
2011 applicants were down 10% v. 2010, and schools had to either lower their standards or decrease class sizes. Another 10% drop this cycle and your wishes could turn into reality.
From a financial stand, schools can only decrease their class sizes so much; after that, standards will have to drop.


This is what I'm praying for too..

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Re: Hope...

Postby Opie » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:30 am

I sometimes dream that my score comes in and it is far better than expected, solving all of my problems.

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Re: Hope...

Postby sach1282 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:09 pm

I have honestly had dreams of being at Yale the more than one in the last week.

Edit: Sleeping dreams, not daydreams, but I have those too.

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Re: Hope...

Postby minnbills » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:16 pm

I'm hoping some of the T30s I'm targetting will start handing out more $$ to people above the LSAT median so they can stay competitive. Hopefully the lower T14 will take some more splitters to keep their medians up but I think that's a bit of a pipedream.

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Re: Hope...

Postby shoeshine » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:03 pm

I had very similar dreams as you all and last cycle they actually came true. Don't give up and APPLY EVERYWHERE.

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Re: Hope...

Postby minnbills » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:04 pm

shoeshine wrote:I had very similar dreams as you all and last cycle they actually came true. Don't give up and APPLY EVERYWHERE.


What happened that was out of the ordinary?

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Re: Hope...

Postby shoeshine » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:13 pm

minnbills wrote:
shoeshine wrote:I had very similar dreams as you all and last cycle they actually came true. Don't give up and APPLY EVERYWHERE.


What happened that was out of the ordinary?


T-14 with money at a school that LSP had me as a weak consider at.

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Re: Hope...

Postby SisterRayVU » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:28 pm

shoeshine wrote:
minnbills wrote:
shoeshine wrote:I had very similar dreams as you all and last cycle they actually came true. Don't give up and APPLY EVERYWHERE.


What happened that was out of the ordinary?


T-14 with money at a school that LSP had me as a weak consider at.


Stats?

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Re: Hope...

Postby slacker » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:51 pm

scammedhard wrote:Wait and see until we have a clearer picture of many people will apply this year. We can infer that from Jun and Oct LSAT data.
2011 applicants were down 10% v. 2010, and schools had to either lower their standards or decrease class sizes. Another 10% drop this cycle and your wishes could turn into reality.
From a financial stand, schools can only decrease their class sizes so much; after that, standards will have to drop.


Would schools not cut back on scholarships and financial aid first?

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Re: Hope...

Postby scammedhard » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:14 pm

slacker wrote:
scammedhard wrote:Wait and see until we have a clearer picture of many people will apply this year. We can infer that from Jun and Oct LSAT data.
2011 applicants were down 10% v. 2010, and schools had to either lower their standards or decrease class sizes. Another 10% drop this cycle and your wishes could turn into reality.
From a financial stand, schools can only decrease their class sizes so much; after that, standards will have to drop.


Would schools not cut back on scholarships and financial aid first?

Scholarships and financial aid directly affect decisions to attend; therefore, if scholarships and financial aid are cut, we'd get the same result: smaller class sizes or lower medians.



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