caligulove wrote: Knock wrote: adiaz43 wrote:
They aren't indicative that you'll get in. According to convential TLS wisdom, Cuban isn't really given a full, proper URM boost, and your numbers are way out of their range. Many suspect that they send out some of these in order to ensure a high number of applications and a high number of applications rejected, ensuring a low admittance %. The odds are greatly against you. I personally wouldn't apply with those numbers.
thats what i figured, thanks for your help.
Np, best of luck to you on the rest of your cycle
That's not helpful. Although I agree that fee waivers do not mean that you will be accepted or even that they really want your application, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking the opportunity and applying. What exactly do you have to lose? Don't spend the rest of your life wondering because of someone's TLS advice (who btw, is your competitor and has a vested interest in you not applying, especially as a URM). Seriously.
Err, i'm trying to give good advice. Sometimes good advice may hurt, but I would appreciate if someone told honest advice even if it wasn't the best news. Again, Cuban isn't really considered "URM," at least in the traditional, full-boost, manner generally though of when you mention URM.
Trust me, 1 person applying or not applying is a huge deal. I've read dozens of PSs, DSs, LOCIs, and given what I feel is honest advice even when people are arguably much more "competitive," even when that school is my dream school. But the way I think about it, is that TLS is such a small percentage of the applicant pool, there's no point in having a competitive (in a cutthroat manner that is, nothing wrong with some friendly competition
Feel free to disagree with me, I make no claims, never have and never will, that my opinion is the only correct one, or an infallible one. I just try and give honest input/opinion in the manner I would like to receive it as well.
Also, everything Dulcatis said.