UCLA? 2011

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UCLA? 2011

Postby adamdroog » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:27 am

Applied early decision on the first. Have not gone complete yet. Now its time to wait.
174/3.38 Re-applicant

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:34 pm

I can't imagine them turning you down. Good luck!

Why UCLA? You probably would have gotten into at least a couple from Chicago through Duke and potentially Berkeley according to LSP, though that would be a reach.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby adamdroog » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:19 pm

Thanks.

I like UCLA for a variety of reasons including location, within a few hours of my family and my wife's family, and the Law and Philosophy Program. I had a less then successful cycle last year after taking the December LSAT and applying late. I am ready to be finished with law school applications, so hopefully I can get in at UCLA early and call it a day.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:50 pm

I am considering sending an application that way. If I do, I will send one to USC too. Good luck!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby OklahomasOK » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:35 pm

Droppin my hat in here, I'll be EDing soon.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby jtemp320 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:41 pm

Woohoo - thinking of EDing to UCLA as well. 3.86/167

retaking Oct LSAT to see what happens - I PT anywhere from 164-172 but UCLA takes the highest and I figure I'll swing for the fences and if I get the same or lower I still have time to get my ED in (putting in several other apps in the next couple of weeks).

Anyway good luck and maybe see you in Westwood next fall!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby NorCalBruin » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:16 pm

I went to UCLA undergrad and absolutely love the campus. You can't beat the weather and the neighborhood!

If you are looking to be in LA, check out USC. If you don't get UCLA ED, USC is pretty sweet. The neighborhood is eh, and the law building itself is a bit old, but the campus is really nice, and the program there is both supportive and excellent. I got to chat with the dean of admissions for an hour there and they seem like they've got a good thing going on.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:48 am

Checking in! I am not sure whether to ED or not. I have a 3.98 LSAC GPA with a lot of fantastic softs (including combat experience via the US Army) and I am PT'ing between 164-169. Once the Oct. scores come in, if it's anywhere in the 166~ range, I'll ED. If not, RD I go. I'd have to give up Berkeley, which is my dream school and one I had targeted letters directed toward, but the Epstein program @ UCLA is intriguing too, and I don't want to get shut out of the T20.

Tough calls...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:07 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Checking in! I am not sure whether to ED or not. I have a 3.98 LSAC GPA with a lot of fantastic softs (including combat experience via the US Army) and I am PT'ing between 164-169. Once the Oct. scores come in, if it's anywhere in the 166~ range, I'll ED. If not, RD I go. I'd have to give up Berkeley, which is my dream school and one I had targeted letters directed toward, but the Epstein program @ UCLA is intriguing too, and I don't want to get shut out of the T20.

Tough calls...


Even with 166 I think you should have other options in T20, I don't really think you would be shut out. You may also be able to get in a scholar program somewhere if your softs are really outstanding, so doing ED may preclude that. Well I guess good luck on the test and see how it turns out!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby msch0i » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:20 pm

What do you guys think my chances are (3.82/165) if I ED? :?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby adamdroog » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:47 pm

msch0i wrote:What do you guys think my chances are (3.82/165) if I ED? :?

My guess is about 50/50 accept or waitlist. If I remember correctly you, like me, were waitlisted at UCLA last year. Hopefully things shake out better for us this time.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby username99 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:22 pm

3.47, 167....chances?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby msch0i » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:49 pm

adamdroog wrote:
msch0i wrote:What do you guys think my chances are (3.82/165) if I ED? :?

My guess is about 50/50 accept or waitlist. If I remember correctly you, like me, were waitlisted at UCLA last year. Hopefully things shake out better for us this time.


Yep, was WLed last year also. Best of luck to you! :D

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby nematoad » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:55 pm

checkin in as well! local here, uncertain about being near westwood for another 3 years but, LA is home.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby FlanAl » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:57 pm

Ugghh this bums me out I was planning on applying after the Dec lsat. Do you think the main issue was applying that late in the cycle?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby msch0i » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:12 pm

FlanAl wrote:Ugghh this bums me out I was planning on applying after the Dec lsat. Do you think the main issue was applying that late in the cycle?


If you read the TLS Dean interview with Dean Schwartz, he states that you should apply when you feel most prepared and that submitting late won't severely affect your chances. UCLA doesn't operate on a strictly rolling basis (see last year's thread - applicants in Oct. got decisions through April/May, I believe...), but you should submit as soon as you can.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:21 pm

Is there a status checker? Do you get an email when you are complete? How do you get the decision? I don't recall hearing back after submitting.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby adamdroog » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:09 am

r6_philly wrote:Is there a status checker? Do you get an email when you are complete? How do you get the decision? I don't recall hearing back after submitting.


There is no status checker, unless its a new thing. I got an email from UCLA about two weeks ago saying that applications will start going complete in a couple weeks. So, any day now. They said we will get an email when complete. Last year decisions were accept via phone call, deny via mail, and waitlist via email.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:52 am

adamdroog wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Is there a status checker? Do you get an email when you are complete? How do you get the decision? I don't recall hearing back after submitting.


There is no status checker, unless its a new thing. I got an email from UCLA about two weeks ago saying that applications will start going complete in a couple weeks. So, any day now. They said we will get an email when complete. Last year decisions were accept via phone call, deny via mail, and waitlist via email.


Thanks! I found the email as well, they sent it to the email on file with LSAC instead of the one on the application. It's been two weeks for me, hopefully they will be reviewing soon.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby adamdroog » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:55 pm

I just got an email saying that my file is complete.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Cromartie » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:13 pm

I will be joining you guys on this thread after the October scores come out. I was a WL---> Accept last year (with some money), but decided to put off law school for a year. Applied 2 days before the deadline and was below the LSAT median.

Outside of the T6, UCLA is my top choice (yes, even more than the rest of the T14).

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:23 pm

Cromartie wrote:I will be joining you guys on this thread after the October scores come out. I was a WL---> Accept last year (with some money), but decided to put off law school for a year. Applied 2 days before the deadline and was below the LSAT median.

Outside of the T6, UCLA is my top choice (yes, even more than the rest of the T14).


Good luck!

If you got in, why don't you reapply now instead of waiting for your new score?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Cromartie » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:30 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Cromartie wrote:I will be joining you guys on this thread after the October scores come out. I was a WL---> Accept last year (with some money), but decided to put off law school for a year. Applied 2 days before the deadline and was below the LSAT median.

Outside of the T6, UCLA is my top choice (yes, even more than the rest of the T14).


Good luck!

If you got in, why don't you reapply now instead of waiting for your new score?


Well, I can't entirely be sure that I wouldn't go straight to the WL again if I reapplied with my current score. Also, I want to maximize my scholarship/money prospects. I'd rather wait until I have the strongest application package I can possibly put together before sending off my applications, and I think November is still relatively early in the cycle.

I already have a pretty good addendum for my multiple LSAT scores, which of course only becomes relevant if I actually perform as I expect to on this retake.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby nematoad » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:01 pm

went complete this morn

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby yellowmellow » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:30 pm

Complete via email this afternoon :)




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