Unique Cycle

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sternc
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Unique Cycle

Postby sternc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:34 pm

Ok, so I have a question about one of my friend's cycle thus far. He has a 3.48 GPA from a top 20 state school and scored a 164 and then a 177 on the LSAT. He applied to a number of schools, but so far has only been accepted to GW (105,000) and UGA (5,000). While these acceptances are nice, he has been wait-listed at Fordham, American, Georgetown, and Virginia. He was also flat out rejected by Boston College. He still has apps out at Emory, Michigan, Harvard, and BU. Initially, I assumed all the wait-lists were YPs, but then the Georgetown and UVA ones happened recently. Do you think those are also yield protects or what? It sucks because if they were all yield protects and Michigan does it too and then he is rejected from Harvard he gets really screwed by the system. He knows that he should have applied to more of the T6, for insurance and leverage at the least, but that is no longer an option. I would assume that a strong LOCI will get him off most of these lists, but then that would screw him in terms of scholarship money. Have y'all ever heard of a cycle like this? Also, he has no "off the field" issues like an extensive criminal background, terrible personality that would show through a personal statement, or anything of that nature. Lastly, he is a URM.

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Great Satchmo
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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:37 pm

He = you.


?

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sternc
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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby sternc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:39 pm

Nah brah. Check my stats and earlier posts. This kid is a roommate of mine though.

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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby Great Satchmo » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:45 pm

sternc wrote:Nah brah. Check my stats and earlier posts. This kid is a roommate of mine though.


Advice?

Well, the waitlists may be for schools that average scores, although that should still leave him as a competitive applicant at a lot of schools.

He is in the situation he is in (or she...damned be my bias), so send the LOCI's. If it truly is yield protection, he can ask for money after getting off the waitlist.

I have no idea why it would happen, could be a multiple scores, could be a poorly written PS, could be mediocre letters of rec. Either way, just have them write LOCI's, once off the waitlists, if they are genuinely interested in attending, make the "please give me money" call/visit/e-mail.

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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby BenJ » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:52 pm

Edit: Missed the URM mention at the end. What I posted does not apply.
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ChaotiCait
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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby ChaotiCait » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:56 pm

sternc wrote:... Lastly, he is a URM.

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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby td6624 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:57 pm

This doesn't make any sense to me. Maybe someone wrote a terrible LOR for him.

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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby BenJ » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:58 pm

ChaotiCait wrote:
sternc wrote:... Lastly, he is a URM.


Oops. -1 RC. Then the cycle is just... strange. Bad LOR is my best guess.

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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:59 pm

im still amazed that a 3.48 GPA 164/177 LSAT URM is not sweeping

lol sry, it will take me a moment to get over that

all i can imagine is...some are YP's and, w/ those numbers and URM status, he might want to look over his resume and PS and see if something about it is just 'toxic'...this is weird imo

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Re: Unique Cycle

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:00 pm

Yes, there is some kind of red flag in his application. Maybe a horribly written Personal statement? Bad LOR? C&F issue?




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