Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

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Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:42 pm

I applied to a school last year. I was above the median GPA and at median LSAT and I was waitlisted. I took a year off and retook. My GPA is median (remained the same) and for this cycle, my LSAT is 8 points above median for this TTT. I just got waitlisted. If given enough $$$, and if other things went to shit, I might have actually attended. For me, it was a legitimate option if things fell into place. But now, I don't even have this option. Wtf...

My cycle has thus far been really disappointing. I EDed Cornell and I got waitlisted. My only offer so far is from WUSTL. Haven't heard back from the others yet. Applied to about 20 schools.

Maybe I'm overthinking at this point but I did take a year off to take the LSAT a 4th time. I got a better score, but so far, this cycle kind of sucks.

TLDR: Waitlisted at a TTT. Do TTTs YP? I've never heard of that before. Starting to worry that there is something wrong with my app.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Sorry to hear it man. Congrats on WUSTL. I wouldnt fret over that TTT now. Who gives a shit? Didn't you turn down Loyola w/ $$ anyway? I do think the ED WL from Cornell is strange given a 167, but maybe their early decision just doesnt have a bump. Have you looked over the app?

Keep yer head up. Dont be too disappointed if you get locked out of the T14 with below median gpa and 4 takes, but you should get competitive scholarship offers from some 165/166 median schools in the T20. Negotiate the shit out of it

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:25 pm

I've read online that mediocre schools occasionally engage in YP for wildly overqualified applicants. Joshua Craven's blog wrote about this, for example (though I have no idea if that is considered a credible source). It sounds plausible.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby koval » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:34 pm

I've also heard that about TTT and YP.

I'm on board with jbagelboy's suggestion. You're score is good for schools in the T20, apply to a bunch of schools around WUSTL's ranking, get into a few and negotiate. Also, keep an eye on Cornell's wait list. I don't know if it's like UVA where they wait list a ton of people and don't really pull from it or whether it's more normalized but unless a school rejects you it is worth the minimal effort of following up with them every once in a while.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby Clearly » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:04 pm

Now that you're off the hook from Cornell, consider applying ED to uva.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby guano » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:36 pm

Clearly wrote:Now that you're off the hook from Cornell, consider applying ED to uva.

isn't it a little late to apply ED?

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:22 pm

guano wrote:
Clearly wrote:Now that you're off the hook from Cornell, consider applying ED to uva.

isn't it a little late to apply ED?


No, and I did.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:29 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Sorry to hear it man. Congrats on WUSTL. I wouldnt fret over that TTT now. Who gives a shit? Didn't you turn down Loyola w/ $$ anyway? I do think the ED WL from Cornell is strange given a 167, but maybe their early decision just doesnt have a bump. Have you looked over the app?

Keep yer head up. Dont be too disappointed if you get locked out of the T14 with below median gpa and 4 takes, but you should get competitive scholarship offers from some 165/166 median schools in the T20. Negotiate the shit out of it


Yeah, just waiting for the decisions from the T20s now. It was still kind of a shocker that I didn't even get an offer from this school though. But I guess it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things as a lot of things would have to happen to make me go there (including things happening outside of law school). Hell, there's a decent chance I might not even attend law school.

Thanks for all the replies. Won't let a TTT decision get to my head.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby Crowing » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:07 pm

American is the worst YPer period, so I wouldn't be surprised if other lower ranked schools did the same.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby LET'S GET IT » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:24 am

To answer your original question: YES some TT and TTT are notorious for YP. Apparently some of them have a inferiority complex.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:40 am

It still kinda stings though. This TTT's median dropped 3 points last year.

I can kind of see why now. I have no idea what their strategy is. Seems ridiculous at this point considering that looking back at last year's stats, I was actually above both medians. I wasn't above them by much, but apparently enough to get waitlisted. No wonder they dropped 3 points.

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Re: Do TTTs YP or is there something wrong with my app?

Postby kobe1020 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:45 am

I know exactly which school u r talking about man...trust me USC will let you in with $$$. Don't worry about other t20 yet. There is nothing that we can do about it...I'm also waiting to hear back from my reach/target schools...




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