TheBigMediocre wrote:Integrity wrote:TheBigMediocre wrote:Integrity wrote:Congratulations to you!
Looks like the past few acceptances have been high LSATs. Any advice to other waitlisters regarding strategies that you think may have made the difference?
Hm, I'm not sure of what a wait lister could do now, but...
I interviewed, visited, wrote 2 LOCIs, and I think that my UG pre-law adviser (who has a good relationship with Vandy Admissions) talked me up. Additionally, my low GPA comes from 2 years of engineering. I've had a 3.7 since I switched to accounting in a t-20 business school.
I have done everything except for visit in person (and that is because I sadly do not have the finances). I am a 4.0/158 candidate, and I have taken the LSAT three times. Without divulging too much about my efforts (who knows who lurks these forums!), I have really gone above and beyond. But I am concerned that the 158 may be my downfall. They are most certainly aware of my strong interest, but I am not sure if they are confident enough with their LSAT median enough to throw in my score. Thoughts?
It sounds like you've done everything you can then. Even with a 4.0, that 158 is a huge hurdle to overcome especially if you are not a URM. I think the best you can do is hope that a few high LSAT splitters get picked up and then there is a need for a high GPA WL accept to raise the median.
Thank you! Do you think that Vandy, once their numbers are safe and good to go, may take on a few great candidates who do not have impressive indexes but do have a strong desire to attend, say, in late July or early August? I'd prefer sooner rather than later (well, really just in at all will suffice), but I realize my index is rarely in demand.
Edit: I am not a URM.