I made it into my "REACH"

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mettasutta
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mettasutta » Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
chimp wrote:Okay I'm done.


Yes, you most certainly are. 1 hour for that crack. I meant this conversation was over and I was very serious. Anyone else want to joint Impatient and chimp for a spin in the Time Out Chair?

Thank you.
This is historically one of my favorite threads and I congratulate all of you for your perseverance.
On a personal note, today is one year to the day from when I got into Fordham. It may not have been a reach, but it was the school I desperately wanted and so I'm feeling all of you, today.
Carry on.


Congrats! I believe OS was accepted around this time 2 years back to Fordham PT after 99 days on the WL.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:19 am

nadopretz wrote:
chimp wrote:
Impatient wrote:"Huge reach
Harvard, in today off waitlist
160, 3.87 AA Male
I got waitlisted at most of the T14 except Michigan and Cornell and straight dinged at Berkely. Did not apply to S or Y. I'm really, really shocked about the Harvard acceptance."

This is not a reach, this is a joke. 15+ pts plus below the average LSAT..honestly this is insulting. If you were white I doubt you'd make it into your state school, regardless of state.


I have to chime in here. This is an ignorant and clearly bitter post. Why would you write something hateful like this? This thread is about getting into your REACH. What else would you expect from this thread? If you want to complain, bitch, and moan about which school someone was admitted to, do it somewhere else!


+1 million. I don't follow this thread but it showed up at the top of the list just now, and so I came to see to get a little pickmeup while in waitlist hell. I am absolutely disgusted by this poster and now totally afraid I will somehow end up in school with this jerk.

Honestly, Atticus Finch would kick your ass in a subtle but totally effective manner that would show you exactly how pathetic you are. All sorts of things contribute to people with low scores getting in to places that they otherwise wouldn't, there are lots of AA males who didn't get in but have better numbers than this guy, and yet you assume that was the major driver or at least the tipping point. Go back to 1950s Alabama where you belong, and I hope you enjoy your whites only drinking fountain.


Moi?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby thecynic69 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:34 am

3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:37 am

thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby thecynic69 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:46 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.


Yale is a reach for everyone.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby protein » Wed May 11, 2011 3:53 am

thecynic69 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.


Yale is a reach for everyone.


Not for 3.99 + 177 + URM

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed May 11, 2011 3:55 am

thecynic69 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.


Yale is a reach for everyone.


I think you are downplaying your stats man. I got in with a MUCH lower lsat and slightly less GPA. You're right maybe no one is a lock for Yale......... Except you, MLK and Ghandi.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby protein » Wed May 11, 2011 4:02 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.


Yale is a reach for everyone.


I think you are downplaying your stats man. I got in with a MUCH lower lsat and slightly less GPA. You're right maybe no one is a lock for Yale......... Except you, MLK and Ghandi.


love it

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby thecynic69 » Wed May 11, 2011 4:03 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.


Yale is a reach for everyone.


I think you are downplaying your stats man. I got in with a MUCH lower lsat and slightly less GPA. You're right maybe no one is a lock for Yale......... Except you, MLK and Ghandi.


In any event, I was grateful/ecstatic to get in. It was "my reach". I'm attending, and happy to be this lucky. Don't think anything more need be said. Feel free to PM if you want to know more details (was sick first time I took the LSAT so I had an outlier score, I applied super late, etc.)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Gotti » Wed May 11, 2011 10:46 am

thecynic69 wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
thecynic69 wrote:3.99/177
Average softs, at best
URM

In at Yale


Also wanted to say...why are people so surprised at the hate? This thread could be also be called "You got rejected from school X, but I got in with lower numbers".


That's a reach????? I think you're the only applicant that could have gotten into every law school with a blank app and your lsac report! I think HYS might change their stance on merit aid for you.


Yale is a reach for everyone.

no lol not for a 3.99/177/URM unless you wrote "i really fucking don't want to go here i'm just applying because my parents told me to. yale sucks" for your 250.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby esoto88 » Wed May 11, 2011 6:31 pm

In at Tulane

153/3.01 (3.56)
URM
Excellent softs

:D

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby WarioLaw » Wed May 11, 2011 7:05 pm

In off of Harvard's waitlist with a 173, 3.8. Might not be a super reach, but given that I took the LSAT 3 times and scored a 160 and 161 on the first two administrations, it's definitely been a wild ride to go from that to an admit call at Harvard.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mettasutta » Wed May 11, 2011 7:13 pm

WarioLaw wrote:In off of Harvard's waitlist with a 173, 3.8. Might not be a super reach, but given that I took the LSAT 3 times and scored a 160 and 161 on the first two administrations, it's definitely been a wild ride to go from that to an admit call at Harvard.


Congrats! I guess they don't average LSAT in practice? Or did you have really strong "softs" to compensate?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby WarioLaw » Wed May 11, 2011 7:16 pm

Not sure how they viewed the LSAT jump. Based on my experience, I think most schools see the high GPA and significant jump in score and put a lot more weight on the 173. However, softs most likely contributed a fair amount as well. I have professional experience in law, a Master's degree and am a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby pppokerface » Fri May 13, 2011 10:46 pm

WarioLaw wrote:Not sure how they viewed the LSAT jump. Based on my experience, I think most schools see the high GPA and significant jump in score and put a lot more weight on the 173. However, softs most likely contributed a fair amount as well. I have professional experience in law, a Master's degree and am a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

Did you write an addendum? If so, what did you say?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 13, 2011 10:58 pm

This thread should be locked because TLSers are retards who don't know what Reach means.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby crit_racer » Fri May 13, 2011 11:01 pm

WarioLaw wrote:In off of Harvard's waitlist with a 173, 3.8. Might not be a super reach, but given that I took the LSAT 3 times and scored a 160 and 161 on the first two administrations, it's definitely been a wild ride to go from that to an admit call at Harvard.


Retake FTW. Congrats!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri May 13, 2011 11:01 pm

Desert Fox wrote:This thread should be locked because TLSers are retards who don't know what Reach means.


how dare you naysay the reachers? you should be permabanned just for detracting from this thread's iridescent glory DF

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby play2win » Sat May 14, 2011 2:55 pm

In off WL from GWU with 167 and 3.14. Law school predictor gave me no chance...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby CmonSD » Mon May 16, 2011 2:07 pm

Made my way in off the waitlist at San Diego! Below both 25th percentiles.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby WarioLaw » Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am

pppokerface wrote:
WarioLaw wrote:Not sure how they viewed the LSAT jump. Based on my experience, I think most schools see the high GPA and significant jump in score and put a lot more weight on the 173. However, softs most likely contributed a fair amount as well. I have professional experience in law, a Master's degree and am a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

Did you write an addendum? If so, what did you say?


No addendum to Harvard. I did include addendums to schools that strongly encouraged an explanation for large discrepancies in scores. However, my reasons were not particularly compelling so I did not include an addendum when it was not specifically asked for. In practice I did not see any significant difference between including or not including an explanation (in my case).

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Perch » Wed May 18, 2011 12:37 pm

CmonSD wrote:Made my way in off the waitlist at San Diego! Below both 25th percentiles.


Congrats!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby CmonSD » Mon May 23, 2011 12:37 am

Perch wrote:
CmonSD wrote:Made my way in off the waitlist at San Diego! Below both 25th percentiles.


Congrats!!


Thank u!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:30 am

URM or not, anyone who says that any school is a "reach" with a 3.99/177 is an idiot.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby mettasutta » Mon May 23, 2011 11:08 am

dpk711 wrote:URM or not, anyone who says that any school is a "reach" with a 3.99/177 is an idiot.


Unless the person with those stats has one helluva criminal record.




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