34iplaw wrote: Alexandros wrote: Mikey wrote:
maybe they have something else that contributed to the dings..?
I mean they must have, I guess? But nothing that was at all obvious. Early submission, no C/F issues, etc. Geez.
I dunno... seems super weird IMO... something was definitely missing, or, perhaps, they just put NO effort into applications like their personal statement. I think the LSs have become very against high scorers with apparent entitlement.
Note: Not saying all high scorers are entitled nor do I even think it's wrong to have some sense of it to a certain extent as long as one remains a bit grounded. You've worked hard, you do deserve it as long as you continue to put forth the effort.
I'd be inclined to think maybe minimal effort too, esp. if they were a random on LSN, but given their TLS presence I wouldn't think that would be the case. Could be that they accidentally forgot or really screwed up one part of the application, an LoR writer trashed them, something like that. (For what it's worth, they put it down to shitty UG. Which doesn't really make me feel better.
Definitely makes one nervous though. I think it's psychologically easy to interpret relatively high % chance of admittance as definitely yes. An 85% chance of acceptance still means one in six or seven with your numbers won't get in.