Cobretti wrote:The point is its not a bump, you tend to perform exactly how your numbers would be projected to perform. I had the exact same experience as bjs and drspaceman FWIW. However, I will caveat it with saying I think there might still be a real bump for officers (bastards).
Yeah, I might've gotten a bit of a bump in acceptances. Maybe the officer gig was it. Maybe it was because my military job was one that a civilian might see as pretty unique. Maybe I was just on the margins and got in for other reasons.
I was a big splitter, significantly below a 3.0 though, and got in at the following before Christmas without a WL (with MyLSN % chances after taking myself out):
NU (41% - not surprising)
GU (33% - not really surprising)
UCLA (10% - kind of surprising since they don't tend to dip very low for GPA)
Also, I'm the only one on LSN to get WL'd anywhere near my GPA in the last 4 years (instead of outright dinged) at Chicago and NYU. I was content with my acceptances and didn't put on any kind of full-court press to get in, but I still feel I would've likely been a ding. So, maybe/maybe not.
All in all, perhaps a tiny bump. But nothing amazing. Could've just been schools seeing the writing on the wall w/r/t app declines that caused them to dip. Comparing my cycle to bjs would be kind of crazy, as I got in during a pretty good low point in apps and many others benefitted alongside me. So, going back a few years on MyLSN probably paints a more bleak picture than chances in 2014-15 and the upcoming cycle.