Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

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Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Fri May 14, 2010 11:02 am

I was interested to hear if any of you have been/were accepted into a school(s) that you really didn't think you had a chance of getting into.

Maybe you applied just in case?

And you were ACCEPTED.

Please list any/all of this and the circumstances around it.

Really looking to motivate myself/others regarding schools we don't feel we have a solid chance with, but "may" apply to. (SRS)
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Re: ITT: Been accepted into a school you though u had 0% chance?

Postby LSATfromNC » Fri May 14, 2010 11:03 am

in before thread goes bad :)

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Re: ITT: Been accepted into a school you though u had 0% chance?

Postby Kohinoor » Fri May 14, 2010 11:04 am

Yup. Lots of times.

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Re: ITT: Been accepted into a school you though u had 0% chance?

Postby insertclevernamehere » Fri May 14, 2010 11:06 am

Yup, GW.

Reverse-splitter. However I will not be attending because I was so sure I wasn't getting in that I hadn't thought about paying for it at sticker. :(

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Re: ITT: Been accepted into a school you though u had 0% chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Fri May 14, 2010 11:08 am

insertclevernamehere wrote:Yup, GW.

Reverse-splitter. However I will not be attending because I was so sure I wasn't getting in that I hadn't thought about paying for it at sticker. :(


Were your LSAT/GPA well below the median, or...?

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Re: ITT: Been accepted into a school you though u had 0% chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Fri May 14, 2010 11:09 am

LSATfromNC wrote:in before thread goes bad :)


How could that possibly happen? :lol:

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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby 06132010 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:11 am

no.

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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby NayBoer » Fri May 14, 2010 11:22 am

ITT: please give me false hope

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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby holydonkey » Fri May 14, 2010 11:25 am

Even if you have a low gpa and lsat, if the school sends you a fee waiver, you actually have a decent shot! Good luck!

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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby 06132010 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:25 am

NayBoer wrote:ITT: please give me false hope


ITT: Unique Fucking Snowflakes.

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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Fri May 14, 2010 11:26 am

holydonkey wrote:Even if you have a low gpa and lsat, if the school sends you a fee waiver, you actually have a decent shot! Good luck!

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LOL, not aware of Fee Waivers-not in the application process yet. (srs)

Do you apply for fee waivers?

Also, the thread Title now reads "little chance" instead of "0% chance" :lol:

Also, I appreciate the time you took to make that gif. Made me LOL- :lol:
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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby 06132010 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:27 am

TOMaHULK wrote:
holydonkey wrote:Even if you have a low gpa and lsat, if the school sends you a fee waiver, you actually have a decent shot! Good luck!

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LOL, not aware of Fee Waivers-not in the application process yet. (srs)

Do you apply for fee waivers?

Also, the thread Title now reads "little chance" instead of "0% chance" :lol:


you went back and edited the title without changing the second "u"?

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Re: ITT:Been accepted into a school you thought u had 0% chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Fri May 14, 2010 11:28 am

booyakasha45 wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
holydonkey wrote:Even if you have a low gpa and lsat, if the school sends you a fee waiver, you actually have a decent shot! Good luck!

Image


LOL, not aware of Fee Waivers-not in the application process yet. (srs)

Do you apply for fee waivers?

Also, the thread Title now reads "little chance" instead of "0% chance" :lol:


you went back and edited the title without changing the second "u"?


Won't fit man. Feelsbadman.jpg

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby mountaintime » Fri May 14, 2010 7:27 pm

Yeah, I didn't realize that W&L and GMU are so splitter-friendly. I only applied because they each gave me a fee waiver.

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby dakatz » Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Yeah, I got into U. Chicago even though I thought I had pretty much no chance of getting in, and only applied since I got a fee waiver.

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon May 17, 2010 11:24 am

dakatz wrote:Yeah, I got into U. Chicago even though I thought I had pretty much no chance of getting in, and only applied since I got a fee waiver.


So are fee waivers something that schools send you when you they are interested in you, or do you apply for them to save money on applications to school on the LSAC site? Srs question, not in the app process yet so would appreciate any info or link to a valuable fee waiver thread. :?

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon May 17, 2010 11:25 am

mountaintime wrote:Yeah, I didn't realize that W&L and GMU are so splitter-friendly. I only applied because they each gave me a fee waiver.


Splitter friendly?

Please excuse my lack of knowledge. Not a tenured TLS person yet. :?:

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Mon May 17, 2010 11:47 am

Accepted to UCLA with a 3.5 GPA. Was very surprised.

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby d34d9823 » Mon May 17, 2010 11:49 am

TOMaHULK wrote:
mountaintime wrote:Yeah, I didn't realize that W&L and GMU are so splitter-friendly. I only applied because they each gave me a fee waiver.


Splitter friendly?

Please excuse my lack of knowledge. Not a tenured TLS person yet. :?:

A splitter is someone whose LSAT is above a schools 75th percentile but whose GPA is below their 25th. A reverse splitter is the opposite.

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby holydonkey » Mon May 17, 2010 12:25 pm

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon May 17, 2010 12:32 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:
mountaintime wrote:Yeah, I didn't realize that W&L and GMU are so splitter-friendly. I only applied because they each gave me a fee waiver.


Splitter friendly?

Please excuse my lack of knowledge. Not a tenured TLS person yet. :?:

A splitter is someone whose LSAT is above a schools 75th percentile but whose GPA is below their 25th. A reverse splitter is the opposite.


Oh, makes sense. Splitter is LSAT 75th and GPA >25th. Reverse is reverse. A lot of threads are making a low more sense to me now.

How about the word ED :?:

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby TOMaHULK » Mon May 17, 2010 12:35 pm

holydonkey wrote:Image Image


That's funny.

So did you get in to either, or is this just a scenerio based on the fact that the 2 LSAT scores were different?

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby eandy » Mon May 17, 2010 12:38 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:
dakatz wrote:Yeah, I got into U. Chicago even though I thought I had pretty much no chance of getting in, and only applied since I got a fee waiver.


So are fee waivers something that schools send you when you they are interested in you, or do you apply for them to save money on applications to school on the LSAC site? Srs question, not in the app process yet so would appreciate any info or link to a valuable fee waiver thread. :?


Darling, I hate to tell you this, but fee waivers exist to boost a school's ranking. It doesn't mean that they are any more likely to accept you. You see, for every applicant that they deny, their selectivity is higher. Selectivity is one of the things in the formula used in the US News rankings.

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby d34d9823 » Mon May 17, 2010 12:39 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:How about the word ED :?:

This stands for Early Decision, which is a commitment, generally binding, to enroll at a school should they accept you. The benefit of it is that it makes you much more likely to be accepted since the school knows you won't turn them down.

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Re: Been accepted into a school you thought u had little chance?

Postby eandy » Mon May 17, 2010 12:40 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
TOMaHULK wrote:How about the word ED :?:

This stands for Early Decision, which is a commitment, generally binding, to enroll at a school should they accept you. The benefit of it is that it makes you much more likely to be accepted since the school knows you won't turn them down.

and will pay sticker price.




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