2014jd wrote:I applied last year with sub-25th numbers and it took about 11 weeks for the ding.
I think I am in a similar situation as you were last year. I have a 158 LSAT and a 3.61 GPA, so basically my LSAT is at or slightly below the 25th percentile and my GPA is right around the median. Based on observing past OSU applicants with similar stats, it looks likely that I will get the ding.
At the start of this cycle, Case Western was my #1 school (see me avatar haha) because I felt it was the best school I could get into. But, as the cycle wears on, the more and more I really want to go to OSU. I'm a third generation alum. It is something that's hard to explain but the school is such a big part of my family's life. Being able to go to law school there would make my mom and grandfather probably die from excitement (they almost did when I got in for undergrad for God's sake haha). Okay, so moving on from my OSU diatribe...
I got the "We will make a decision by March 15...this isn't a waitlist but it really is..." email in January. I really want to let them know that I'm strongly interested without sounding desperate. I think I'm looking for something in the middle of a LOCI and a supplementary "Why Ohio State" type of essay, but I'm not sure what that actually would sound like. Any advice (and not just from the person I'm quoting, but all you future and potential Buckeyes)?
Thanks in advance,