Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

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Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby IgosduIkana » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:53 pm

A couple weeks ago my ED app to a T14 was waitlisted, which was pretty puzzling to me given the information I mentioned in the title. I have one soft that I think folks here would say falls under the "better than average, but not AMAZING" category, based on my TLS searches on softs. No work experience.

Any idea what's going on here?? Is it my soft that is saving me from the reject pile? Do you think I even have a shot? If given the chance to attend, I would JUMP for the opportunity, I am beginning to send LOCIs and planning my visit. Just wanted some input!

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:55 pm

You were just good enough to make it into the, "people we didn't start laughing at when we saw their application," pile.

I sincerely hope you get in. That would be amazing. But remember how low the applicant pool is. That is probably a major reason.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:04 pm

Probably for the same reason people apply to safety schools they will definitely never ever attend.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby IgosduIkana » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:10 pm

These responses seem about spot on...ah well maybe next lifetime I will attend a T14. If I get accepted I tell my tales on TLS.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:16 pm

IgosduIkana wrote:These responses seem about spot on...ah well maybe next lifetime I will attend a T14. If I get accepted I tell my tales on TLS.


USC/UCLA are pretty good non-T14 runner ups.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:37 pm

Because you are the absolute specialist of snowflakes.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:47 pm

Assuming it's GULC.

<25th/<25th are very likely to attend, and attend at sticker... so it's not insane that you could sneak in.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:57 pm

IgosduIkana wrote:These responses seem about spot on...ah well maybe next lifetime I will attend a T14. If I get accepted I tell my tales on TLS.


Retake?

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:06 pm

I don't know if I'm completely misinterpreting the situation, or if this is the weirdest humblebrag ever..

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby IgosduIkana » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:09 pm

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Assuming it's GULC.

<25th/<25th are very likely to attend, and attend at sticker... so it's not insane that you could sneak in.


nice guess! well that's sorta encouraging to hear. I am just going to guess the WL came because of the soft.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby IgosduIkana » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:10 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:I don't know if I'm completely misinterpreting the situation, or if this is the weirdest humblebrag ever..


lol nothing to brag about here!

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby PalmBay » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:26 pm

Thought I remembered you saying you were a minority but non-URM (for LS application purposes). With the applicant pool being so low, it's possible they wait-listed you for that particular niche.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby PalmBay » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:29 pm

And "humble brag" is the absolute dumbest concept I've ever heard from a relatively educated/intelligent people.
Once you stop being so insecure, other people's bragging ceases to be something you have to point out.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:34 pm

PalmBay wrote:And "humble brag" is the absolute dumbest concept I've ever heard from a relatively educated/intelligent people.
Once you stop being so insecure, other people's bragging ceases to be something you have to point out.


Dig this post for its high horseyism coupled with bashing educated people while also making a grammatical mistake in the same sentence.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby PalmBay » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:39 pm

BigZuck wrote:
PalmBay wrote:And "humble brag" is the absolute dumbest concept I've ever heard from a relatively educated/intelligent people.
Once you stop being so insecure, other people's bragging ceases to be something you have to point out.


Dig this post for its high horseyism coupled with bashing educated people while also making a grammatical mistake in the same sentence.

The point wasn't proper grammar or to "bash educated people". The concept is silly, and you know it.

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:28 pm

PalmBay wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
PalmBay wrote:And "humble brag" is the absolute dumbest concept I've ever heard from a relatively educated/intelligent people.
Once you stop being so insecure, other people's bragging ceases to be something you have to point out.


Dig this post for its high horseyism coupled with bashing educated people while also making a grammatical mistake in the same sentence.

The point wasn't proper grammar or to "bash educated people". The concept is silly, and you know it.


The humble brag concept is actually helpful. It comes out when there is a logical disconnected in what someone is asking. People are not just pointing out an obvious brag; they are answering the question, "why is this person asking this question?"

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Re: Under both 25ths, Non-URM...why am I waitlisted at a T14?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:07 pm

PalmBay wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
PalmBay wrote:And "humble brag" is the absolute dumbest concept I've ever heard from a relatively educated/intelligent people.
Once you stop being so insecure, other people's bragging ceases to be something you have to point out.


Dig this post for its high horseyism coupled with bashing educated people while also making a grammatical mistake in the same sentence.

The point wasn't proper grammar or to "bash educated people". The concept is silly, and you know it.


No Billy, YOU are the silly.

Humble braggarts exist.




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