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ENGINEERD
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Explain this one

Postby ENGINEERD » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:32 pm

Got waitlisted by a university that I hold a degree from and im 6 points over their LSAT...

Why would they YP one of their own???

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Bert
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Re: Explain this one

Postby Bert » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:34 pm

You just another candidate to them -- not "one of their own." Very few schools think that way any more.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:35 pm

ENGINEERD wrote:Got waitlisted by a university that I hold a degree from and im 6 points over their LSAT...

Why would they YP one of their own???


How is your GPA?

YPing an alum is retarded.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby jks289 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:35 pm

ENGINEERD wrote:Got waitlisted by a university that I hold a degree from and im 6 points over their LSAT...

Why would they YP one of their own???


How far below the GPA median are you?

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Re: Explain this one

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:36 pm

Bert wrote:You just another candidate to them -- not "one of their own." Very few schools think that way any more.


But YPing occurs because the school things the candidate is unlikely to attend. Being their alma mater is a huge factor in deciding where to go.

WL because they don't want him makes sense. WL for YP makes none.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby ENGINEERD » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:37 pm

jks289 wrote:
ENGINEERD wrote:Got waitlisted by a university that I hold a degree from and im 6 points over their LSAT...

Why would they YP one of their own???


How far below the GPA median are you?


Above their 25%

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Re: Explain this one

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:39 pm

eh, lots of schools waitlist tons of people. I wouldn't read too much into it. If your GPA's below median, then that's why you got wait listed.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby Matteliszt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:42 pm

WL because they don't want him makes sense. WL for YP makes none.



GPA/softs aren't what they are looking for and therefore they gave you a WL to see if some other high LSAT drops out.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby jks289 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:43 pm

ENGINEERD wrote:
jks289 wrote:
ENGINEERD wrote:Got waitlisted by a university that I hold a degree from and im 6 points over their LSAT...

Why would they YP one of their own???


How far below the GPA median are you?


Above their 25%


I don't think you can legitimately call YP unless you are above both medians. (Though I have done the same thing. :oops: )

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Re: Explain this one

Postby 09042014 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:44 pm

jks289 wrote:
ENGINEERD wrote:
jks289 wrote:
ENGINEERD wrote:Got waitlisted by a university that I hold a degree from and im 6 points over their LSAT...

Why would they YP one of their own???


How far below the GPA median are you?


Above their 25%


I don't think you can legitimately call YP unless you are above both medians. (Though I have done the same thing. :oops: )


Depends on the schools acceptance patterns. For some schools it would be YP, other would be because they are borderline for admission.

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rx3r
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Re: Explain this one

Postby rx3r » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:45 pm

Did you apply late in the cycle?

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Not-A-Teabagger
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Re: Explain this one

Postby Not-A-Teabagger » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:47 pm

They made a mistake in accepting you for the other program, and now they have a way of correcting that mistake, i.e. they just don't like you.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby publiusjr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:48 pm

i have heard from people that some schools dont like to take their undergrads. I dont know why that would be true.

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Re: Explain this one

Postby ENGINEERD » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:49 pm

ya I know im just complaining but im bummed about this one...

according to LSN im the first one to be anything but accepted with an lsat above 165. Just seemed odd they would do it to an alumni

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Re: Explain this one

Postby Not-A-Teabagger » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:53 pm

ENGINEERD wrote:ya I know im just complaining but im bummed about this one...

according to LSN im the first one to be anything but accepted with an lsat above 165. Just seemed odd they would do it to an alumni


in reality, they may just be out of spots.




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