The "In Nowhere" Club

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MrKappus
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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby MrKappus » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:06 pm

DeseoQueSea wrote:My current school is one that only ranks top 10%, then top 33% and then top 50%. I just missed the top 10% cutoff, but I'm worried I'll be indistinguishable from those at the bottom of the top 33%, at least at first glance. anyone else in this situation?


I would consider putting the top 10% and 33% cutoffs right on your resume, in addition to your own GPA.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby documentaryjunkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:07 pm

DeseoQueSea wrote:My current school is one that only ranks top 10%, then top 33% and then top 50%. I just missed the top 10% cutoff, but I'm worried I'll be indistinguishable from those at the bottom of the top 33%, at least at first glance. anyone else in this situation?



If they provide numerical rankings to go with the percentiles, then you should be fine. Does your school say you're, for example, 11/100?

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby DeseoQueSea » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:07 pm

documentaryjunkie wrote:
DeseoQueSea wrote:My current school is one that only ranks top 10%, then top 33% and then top 50%. I just missed the top 10% cutoff, but I'm worried I'll be indistinguishable from those at the bottom of the top 33%, at least at first glance. anyone else in this situation?



If they provide numerical rankings to go with the percentiles, then you should be fine. Does your school say you're, for example, 11/100?


Nope, they only rank the top 10.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby MrKappus » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:08 pm

documentaryjunkie wrote:
DeseoQueSea wrote:My current school is one that only ranks top 10%, then top 33% and then top 50%. I just missed the top 10% cutoff, but I'm worried I'll be indistinguishable from those at the bottom of the top 33%, at least at first glance. anyone else in this situation?



If they provide numerical rankings to go with the percentiles, then you should be fine. Does your school say you're, for example, 11/100?


If they provided numerical rankings, could Deseo determine his/her percentile extremely accurately?

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby documentaryjunkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:15 pm

MrKappus wrote:
documentaryjunkie wrote:
DeseoQueSea wrote:My current school is one that only ranks top 10%, then top 33% and then top 50%. I just missed the top 10% cutoff, but I'm worried I'll be indistinguishable from those at the bottom of the top 33%, at least at first glance. anyone else in this situation?



If they provide numerical rankings to go with the percentiles, then you should be fine. Does your school say you're, for example, 11/100?


If they provided numerical rankings, could Deseo determine his/her percentile extremely accurately?


I assume you're being sarcastic, however, just thought I'd point it out because Deseo may have overlooked.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby arstech » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:18 pm

MrKappus wrote:If they provided numerical rankings, could Deseo determine his/her percentile extremely accurately?

Accuracy approaches infinity!

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby DeseoQueSea » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:20 pm

the limit does not exist.

calculus jokes, really?

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby arstech » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:22 pm

I have been starved for maths ever since coming to law school :p

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby arstech » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Also, the limit totally exists.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby MrKappus » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:26 pm

documentaryjunkie wrote:
MrKappus wrote:If they provided numerical rankings, could Deseo determine his/her percentile extremely accurately?


I assume you're being sarcastic, however, just thought I'd point it out because Deseo may have overlooked.


Nothing about my post is sarcastic.

Edit: OOPS. That should have read "...couldn't Deseo determine blah blah blah." Now I see why it mayv'e come across as sarcasm.

Deseo: this is not rocket science (or calculus), thank god. Put 10/33% cutoffs on your resume.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:15 pm

Nope, they only rank the top 10.


That's really stupid.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby doublethink » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:22 pm

I am thoroughly depressed. I applied to 3 schools and got rejected by Berkeley today (a reach, didn't expect it). However, I was complete weeks ago at UCLA and haven't heard back, although schools received my official rank this week. But, people were admitted from my school already! It's so disheartening to face getting rejected for the second year in a row.
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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby 270910 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:41 pm

doublethink wrote:I am thoroughly depressed. I applied to 3 schools and got rejected by Berkeley today (a reach, didn't expect it). However, I was complete weeks ago at UCLA and haven't heard back, although schools received my official rank this week. But, 3 people were admitted from my school already! It's so disheartening to face getting rejected for the second year in a row.

Also, I really need to gripe. It pisses me off when people who weren't even passionate about your number one school or even about transferring take your spot. Even worse, people reserving their spot and paying deposits while not withdrawing elsewhere. They are screwing me over!


Yup. It's all their fault.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:54 pm

This was definitely the season for hedging.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby A'nold » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:59 pm

Yeah......

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby CMR » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:09 pm

YOU'LL GET IN EVERYWHERE YOU APPLY!

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby apper123 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:09 pm

<----- still a'nold's #1 fan

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby dcpolitico » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:20 pm

Unless you are at Yale, you are "nowhere." /sarcasm

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby A'nold » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:06 pm

apper123 wrote:<----- still a'nold's #1 fan


Then give me some good fan mojo. 8)

Still nothing. Not kidding. Have not heard a peep from the following schools:

WUSTL
UW-Seattle
Notre Dame
Minnesota
Emory
Hastings
Vandy

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby kevzez » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:54 am

A'nold wrote:
apper123 wrote:<----- still a'nold's #1 fan


Then give me some good fan mojo. 8)

Still nothing. Not kidding. Have not heard a peep from the following schools:

WUSTL
UW-Seattle
Notre Dame
Minnesota
Emory
Hastings
Vandy


Wow A'nold I feel for you. The silence is the hardest thing in my opinion. Hopefully it will be worth it with good news this week.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby apper123 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:46 pm

A'nold wrote:
apper123 wrote:<----- still a'nold's #1 fan


Then give me some good fan mojo. 8)

Still nothing. Not kidding. Have not heard a peep from the following schools:

WUSTL
UW-Seattle
Notre Dame
Minnesota
Emory
Hastings
Vandy


you on any W/Ls anywhere?

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby A'nold » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:41 am

Does anyone know W&L's transfer app deadline? I should have applied here, as they seem to give an acceptance out to everybody and their grandmother. Feelin' the pressure of batting 0.00 this late in the game. Don't know if it'd be worth it to transfer, but maybe worth the app for the option, I don't know.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:53 pm

A'nold wrote:Does anyone know W&L's transfer app deadline? I should have applied here, as they seem to give an acceptance out to everybody and their grandmother. Feelin' the pressure of batting 0.00 this late in the game. Don't know if it'd be worth it to transfer, but maybe worth the app for the option, I don't know.


I think it's passed.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby samiseaborn » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:07 pm

1 WL, 0 Acceptances. And now 9 days to homelessness. If anyone is leaving a NY apartment behind in their own transfers, I may be able to take it off your hands. Still debating how long to ride the GULC waitlist.

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Re: The "In Nowhere" Club

Postby A'nold » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:29 pm

Alright, let's take votes. How many people think I'm going to get any news this week other than my Vandy ding in the mail?




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