The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby sarlis » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:28 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Veritas wrote:14:3:2:15

I over applied like it was my job, thanks LSAC fee waiver.


Veritas, you always make me feel better about applying to 20 schools.


haha, good, i am not the only one to have applied to 25+ schools.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby jawsthegreat » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:29 pm

1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.

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Postby Jay W. Weatherman » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:33 pm

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:38 pm

Accept/Reject/WL/MIA
3:5:2:9

Unless you count Cornell EA to RD as a waitlist. It has been a rough cycle, but I am starting to accept my T20 prospects, and hoping for a little T14 magic. I cannot wait for this all to be a bad memory.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby robin600 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:40 pm

3/5/8/5

My cycle is not almost over, it's restarting again. Thanks wait lists!

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:43 pm

robin600 wrote:3/5/8/5

My cycle is not almost over, it's restarting again. Thanks wait lists!


That sucks....

I am still confused how we are supposed to handle waitlists. If I am in at BU and WL at UCLA (just an example I know I am not getting off that waitlist) do I get an apartment in Boston and move cross country only to come back? How long before we should give up? July?

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby Mroberts3 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:45 pm

4:2:0:4

Think I applied to the right number of schools, maybe a few too many safeties/reaches and not enough targets. Problem is, geography limited me (no point in applying to a target if you don't even want to go to that state). Got into one of my solid targets, and rejected at two target/reaches. MIA at 2 safeties and two reaches (one of which I think I'm actually being considered for). All in all a good cycle, but nothing surprising.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby robin600 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:46 pm

jks289 wrote:
robin600 wrote:3/5/8/5

My cycle is not almost over, it's restarting again. Thanks wait lists!


That sucks....

I am still confused how we are supposed to handle waitlists. If I am in at BU and WL at UCLA (just an example I know I am not getting off that waitlist) do I get an apartment in Boston and move cross country only to come back? How long before we should give up? July?

I'm not giving up till school starts lol. I would wait to get an apt. till like june, it just depends though i have no idea.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby Mroberts3 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:47 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.


I think I speak for EVERYONE on TLS when I say: "Congrats, but go F&^% yourself" :)

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby ec2xs » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:47 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Veritas wrote:14:3:2:15

I over applied like it was my job, thanks LSAC fee waiver.


Veritas, you always make me feel better about applying to 20 schools.


13:1:1:8

Applied to a number of schools myself.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:49 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.


So is UVa serious about not screwing EDers over with financial aid? Because your numbers are CCN worthy.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:50 pm

3/3/1/3

I quit my full-time job in December '08 to finish my BA and go to law school. I wish I had sat aside a thousand dollars for law school admission expenses. As it was, I had to rely a lot on borrowed/pirated test prep materials which may have been unreliable. At any rate, I didn't always have what I needed when I needed it.

I took my eye off the ball over the summer in a big way, which probably cost me 3 or 4 LSAT points. I really should have written down a study schedule and stuck with it. Also, all of my application essays should have been done before the fall semester started. They weren't.

Barring all of that, I should have applied to some more target schools, although I'm happy with my acceptances so far, had I been more strategic in my applications, I'd be in a better chance to negotiate merit aid right now.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby robin600 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:51 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.


So is UVa serious about not screwing EDers over with financial aid? Because your numbers are CCN worthy.

isn't that the point of ED, you're in and we don't have to give you money, so we won't

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:52 pm

robin600 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.


So is UVa serious about not screwing EDers over with financial aid? Because your numbers are CCN worthy.

isn't that the point of ED, you're in and we don't have to give you money, so we won't


Usually but UVa was saying they were different. I was wondering if they really were.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby jawsthegreat » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:44 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
robin600 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.


So is UVa serious about not screwing EDers over with financial aid? Because your numbers are CCN worthy.

isn't that the point of ED, you're in and we don't have to give you money, so we won't


Usually but UVa was saying they were different. I was wondering if they really were.


I have been told that I will not be getting screwed by the adcomms, and I would have never considered CCN for personal reasons anyway.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:50 pm

I'm looking at 4/0/0/4. My guess is I will go 5/3, maybe 6/2 if GULC bites (admit/reject ratio). Not too bad.

I think that if a person really does their homework and knows where they want to end up, their odds of getting into places, etc., then 8-10 applications is a pretty good number. I felt like 8 allowed me to shoot for some realistic reaches (Duke, Georgetown, and Michigan), some solid targets (Vanderbilt, UIUC, WUSTL, Cornell), and a random oddball (BU). I feel like if I had applied to 12 or more I would have been really wasting my money.

Obviously being a splitter, having a unique story, or getting an LSAC fee waiver would encourage a person to apply to more schools, but those of you who applied to 20 schools when your numbers were pretty telling of your chances really baffle me. Must be nice to have lots of expendible cash.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:51 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:1:0:0:0

24 hour cycle FTW.


To echo the sentiments of above posters: congrats, but FU!!!! :D

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby doinmybest » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:00 pm

A lot more waiting to do.

7:1:3:13

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby jmaan » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:02 pm

7:0:1:19

a lot of waiting left...
I wouldve applied to a lot less safeties and focused more on my target/reach apps (Why X essays and what not)

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby attendantgodot » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:17 pm

- i wish i had applied to fewer safties

- i wish i had written more why x essays

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby GobiasIndustries » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:30 pm

I also wish I had written more "Why X?" essays. Stupid stupid stupid.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby Mellojello7 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:32 pm

0/1/3/1

I would like to forget everything from this cycle haha. I'm holding out hope for one of the waitlists, but I think I've got to retake the LSAT.

As a sidenote: I used to think people were being dramatic when they would say how brutal this whole process can be. Now, I think they were absolutely right.

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Postby J-tow10 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:45 pm

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:50 pm

26:3:3:6 (Fee waivers are like cocaine). Also withdrew from 3 more before hearing back.

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Re: The "My Cycle Is Almost Over" Nostalgia/Hindsight Thread

Postby cr073137 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:57 pm

I decided that it would be better to be broke than to wonder "what if" besides, if im going in debt for law school anyways, what is 2k more to make sure i got into the best school for me.
Im looking at 12:3:4:3.

-I should taken the LSAT BEFORE my senior year
-I should have joined this forum BEFORE my cycle began




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