People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

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People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby turkey » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:03 pm

A friend of mine applied a couple of weeks after I did to the same school. Our numbers are fairly similar but our PS/post-grad experience is vastly different (I am much older than he is). He went "decision rendered" today and I am still under review. Reading too much into things I am sure but went complete before he did.

Hope it's a good sign for me...(for him too), but seems weird to me that I would go complete and submit sooner but still have no decision.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby Liquox » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:37 pm

Probably something about his application swayed the admissions people one way or the other. Don't worry too much about it. I doubt it's much of a concern.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby turkey » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Good point.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby apollo2015 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:32 pm

One of you might have your application file in the hands of a professor who procrastinates more about reviewing them.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby Gail » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:22 pm

apollo2015 wrote:One of you might have your application file in the hands of a professor who procrastinates more about reviewing them.


I've wondered about this. How much does the personality of the reviewer have to do with it? Quite a bit, I bet.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby JoeMo » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:39 pm

Maybe he got dinged due to the lack of w/e and you're still in consideration.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby turkey » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:31 pm

Well my buddy called and was accepted....stressing now lol

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Don't stress. You're fine. Could be any number of things going on.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby turkey » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:11 pm

Thanks. Just frustrating when I now see people on lawschoolnumbers who now have applied after me and have gotten acceptance letters. Not gonna stress (ok I will).

Plus, these people are getting scholarship money...so kinda frustrating too.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby NomNom » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:34 pm

turkey wrote:Thanks. Just frustrating when I now see people on lawschoolnumbers who now have applied after me and have gotten acceptance letters. Not gonna stress (ok I will).

Plus, these people are getting scholarship money...so kinda frustrating too.

Same for me for one of mine. Trying not to stress about it.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby turkey » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:59 pm

NomNom wrote:
turkey wrote:Thanks. Just frustrating when I now see people on lawschoolnumbers who now have applied after me and have gotten acceptance letters. Not gonna stress (ok I will).

Plus, these people are getting scholarship money...so kinda frustrating too.

Same for me for one of mine. Trying not to stress about it.

Yeah same here.

The scholarship part is bothering me but what can yo do man.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby Liquox » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:23 pm

turkey wrote:Well my buddy called and was accepted....stressing now lol



great, so that means he got lucky and got a guy who didn't procrastinate. cheer up. you're still in the game

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby darkatillam2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:32 pm

This same situation happened to me just now.

Friend with identical numbers (she had a slightly higher LSAT), just got a decision on 1/23 even though I submitted before her. My app is still just complete. I'm really worried now as the school in question is my top choice.

I guess it's important to note she is a mexican URM. So, maybe I shouldn't freak out just yet? Overall her app is way stronger than mine, regardless of numbers, but still.... I am freaking out as I'm right around median at the school in question.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby turkey » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:44 pm

Liquox wrote:
turkey wrote:Well my buddy called and was accepted....stressing now lol



great, so that means he got lucky and got a guy who didn't procrastinate. cheer up. you're still in the game

Thanks for being positive. it helps. if you get someone that procrastinates, does that hurt your chances of scholarship money? it seems like it makes it not matter if you applied early if someone else jumps ahead of you, ya know.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby darkatillam2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:17 pm

hoos89 wrote:
darkatillam2 wrote:This same situation happened to me just now.

Friend with identical numbers (she had a slightly higher LSAT), just got a decision on 1/23 even though I submitted before her. My app is still just complete. I'm really worried now as the school in question is my top choice.

I guess it's important to note she is a mexican URM. So, maybe I shouldn't freak out just yet? Overall her app is way stronger than mine, regardless of numbers, but still.... I am freaking out as I'm right around median at the school in question.


if you have similar numbers and she is a URM that makes her app substantially stronger. it may have been enough to push her into auto-admit territory. if your numbers are median for LSAT and GPA for the most recent admitted class i wouldn't worry too much, that makes you a solid candidate for admission, especially in a down year for applications.



I guess you're right. However, I really wanted a tiny bit of money from the school. People with similar numbers (but slightly stronger as they were the closest I could find on LSN) got some money with stipulations and I really want to snag that deal as well. The wait time vs. the quick turn around for me friend just means I have less chance at money!

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby Gail » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:22 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:This same situation happened to me just now.

Friend with identical numbers (she had a slightly higher LSAT), just got a decision on 1/23 even though I submitted before her. My app is still just complete. I'm really worried now as the school in question is my top choice.

I guess it's important to note she is a mexican URM. So, maybe I shouldn't freak out just yet? Overall her app is way stronger than mine, regardless of numbers, but still.... I am freaking out as I'm right around median at the school in question.


1 point + URM means that she's like 8 points higher than you are.

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Re: People who apply AFTER you with decisions rendered sooner...

Postby NomNom » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:29 pm

hoos89 wrote:or maybe they just decide which apps to consider on a completely random basis. just think of it as a good sign that you completed so long ago and haven't been rejected. that means it is likely that they are considering you or will consider you.

That's a good way of looking at things.




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