Should I forsake hope?

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junelsat
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Should I forsake hope?

Postby junelsat » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:52 pm

So I've heard from most of the less competitive schools I applied to and have gotten in to 4 of 5, but I'm still waiting on some of my reach schools including chicago, upenn, berkley, nyu(applied ED and was held). I have a feeling that the reason its taking so long at these school is because they haven't sent out rejections yet, and that is why it is taking so long for me to hear. I applied in mid November, so it seems to be getting late. Should I give up hope and come to terms with the fact that I'm probably attending Michigan(the best school I got in to thus far)?

agentcom
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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby agentcom » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:55 pm

I hope that you've checked lawschoolnumbers.com before you posted. If not, go see if anyone has gotten rejections before you give up hope.

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poprox
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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby poprox » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:57 pm

MichiTTTgan? killself immediately

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:58 pm

Hi new friend,

We're in the same boat.

And I wish a had a good answer for you, but I don't.

junelsat
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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby junelsat » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:15 pm

I'm not at all dissatisfied with Michigan, but I'm just wondering if the amount of time its taking for me to hear back from the other schools is an indication that I'm not going to get in...from looking at LSN, etc, it seems to me that those who get accepted hear faster, but I'm just curious if this is the consensus...although in all honesty it doesn't make a difference I'm just posting because I'm anxious and eager to hear from some of these reach schools. Waiting, as many of you know, is no fun.

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bceagles182
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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby bceagles182 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:18 pm

If they're reach schools then the fact that you haven't heard back is a good thing because it means you probably aren't an auto-reject. The people who hear back quickly are generally auto admits and auto rejects

justme13
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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby justme13 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:32 pm

bceagles182 wrote:If they're reach schools then the fact that you haven't heard back is a good thing because it means you probably aren't an auto-reject. The people who hear back quickly are generally auto admits and auto rejects


This is good to hear. I heard from 7 schools within a month of submitting my applications (6 admits, 1 rejection) and now I haven't heard anything from my remaining 6 schools.

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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:56 pm

junelsat wrote:So I've heard from most of the less competitive schools I applied to and have gotten in to 4 of 5, but I'm still waiting on some of my reach schools including chicago, upenn, berkley, nyu(applied ED and was held). I have a feeling that the reason its taking so long at these school is because they haven't sent out rejections yet, and that is why it is taking so long for me to hear. I applied in mid November, so it seems to be getting late. Should I give up hope and come to terms with the fact that I'm probably attending Michigan(the best school I got in to thus far)?


It's probably because they like you, but your LSAT hurts their numbers. Next time be born slightly more intelligent. 96% isn't T6.

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Re: Should I forsake hope?

Postby waverider » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:49 pm

bceagles182 wrote:If they're reach schools then the fact that you haven't heard back is a good thing because it means you probably aren't an auto-reject. The people who hear back quickly are generally auto admits and auto rejects



This could very well be the most positive thing I've ever heard on TLS :)




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