University of Alabama Class of 2014

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gogamecocks
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gogamecocks » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:36 am

seeing a little movement does give me some hope that maybe i'll hear back soon. congrats to those who got in.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby manhattandoll8 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:17 pm

IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Impatient » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:48 pm

I'm fairly certain that those two people who just posted that they got in are URM's. If you look at the graphs of acceptances there is just no way someone that far below the medians got in. Especially when there are so many more people with higher numbers on the sidelines waiting.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gogamecocks » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:59 pm

Impatient wrote:I'm fairly certain that those two people who just posted that they got in are URM's. If you look at the graphs of acceptances there is just no way someone that far below the medians got in. Especially when there are so many more people with higher numbers on the sidelines waiting.


I don't know if that's true. I know someone who isn't URM (is in-state though) that's below the median LSAT that got in today. She also submitted her app fairly late.

Not that I'm jealous.

/totally jealous

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:13 pm

They must be taking a lot of people today because a friend of mine also got in. High gpa (I think 3.9+), low LSAT, out-of-state, but goes to Alabama for UG.

Edit: non-URM
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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby scmatthews » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:24 pm

Impatient wrote:I'm fairly certain that those two people who just posted that they got in are URM's. If you look at the graphs of acceptances there is just no way someone that far below the medians got in. Especially when there are so many more people with higher numbers on the sidelines waiting.


I thought that too, but the first person posted that he was a white guy... so perhaps not!


I'm still pending, as are many of you. My sister's friend told me that she was called the week before registration (!) to be accepted. Since her other school was in Birmingham, she just withdrew from there and moved to Tuscaloosa. This process could go on all summer as people drop out. :(

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby RolllTide14 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:07 pm

Impatient wrote:I'm fairly certain that those two people who just posted that they got in are URM's. If you look at the graphs of acceptances there is just no way someone that far below the medians got in. Especially when there are so many more people with higher numbers on the sidelines waiting.


URM= out of state white girl? Just because my LSAT is below their median doesn't mean that the rest of my app/resume was sub par.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby LoyalRebel » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:11 pm

manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Albatross » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:18 pm

LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority (or an URM), by any chance?


<----Grammar nazi

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby aliarrow » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:40 pm

Albatross wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority (or an URM Its pronounced 'Y'ou-are-em in anacronym form, so to be technically correct, its a, not an, while written like this), by any chance?


<----Grammar nazi


<---- Bigger Grammar Nazi

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:16 am

+1 to aliarrow :D

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:41 am

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby manhattandoll8 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:59 am

LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?


No, I am an out-of-state white girl.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:34 am

aliarrow wrote:
Albatross wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority (or an URM Its pronounced 'Y'ou-are-em in anacronym (it's actually an initialism, not an acronym) form, so to be technically correct, its a, not an, while written like this), by any chance?


<----Grammar nazi


<---- Bigger Grammar Nazi


<----- okay with grammar mistakes, but likes correcting word choice errors made by those who feel it necessary to correct grammar on Internet message boards. I mean, seriously? Everybody makes mistakes when they assume it's a casual forum. Chill, baby 8)

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby aliarrow » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:37 am

TommyK wrote:
<----- okay with grammar mistakes, but likes correcting word choice errors made by those who feel it necessary to correct grammar on Internet message boards. I mean, seriously? Everybody makes mistakes when they assume it's a casual forum. Chill, baby 8)


<---- Same here, that's why I did it.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:55 am

aliarrow wrote:
TommyK wrote:
<----- okay with grammar mistakes, but likes correcting word choice errors made by those who feel it necessary to correct grammar on Internet message boards. I mean, seriously? Everybody makes mistakes when they assume it's a casual forum. Chill, baby 8)


<---- Same here, that's why I did it.


whoops, completely misread your jab. Thought you were piling on to the original poster. Mocking officially misallocated then! Dang it. Sigh. You always hurt the ones you love.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby ga345 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:19 pm

manhattandoll8 wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?


No, I am an out-of-state white girl.




I guess GPA is important to them because I am OOS and didnt get in with a 160/3.2

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:27 pm

ga345 wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?


No, I am an out-of-state white girl.




I guess GPA is important to them because I am OOS and didnt get in with a 160/3.2


I'm guessing they're adjusting their medians. They probably have the LSAT median about where they want it to be so they're trying to get reverse-splitters in the mix. Reverse-splitters are a bit more common that traditional splitters so it tends to be a buyer's marker, which is why schools like Alabama can wait until the end of the applicant cycle to admit these folks. For many schools who are interested in jockeying up the rankings, it's much better to be +4 LSAT / -.8 GPA or -4 LSAT / +.3 GPA, than it is to be -1 LSAT / -.1 GPA. The first two will help one median, while the last example will hurt both (even though the final example may have a higher overall index score)

/wild conjecture by 0L

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby LoyalRebel » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:25 pm

manhattandoll8 wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?


No, I am an out-of-state white girl.


Grrrr I got rejected with a (slightly) higher LSAT and (slightly) lower GPA (but in a more difficult major, by all accounts).

You must have written a killer personal statement and gotten great recs. For that, I applaud you. Good luck in your future endeavors!

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby JGStudent » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:48 pm

LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?


No, I am an out-of-state white girl.


Grrrr I got rejected with a (slightly) higher LSAT and (slightly) lower GPA (but in a more difficult major, by all accounts).

You must have written a killer personal statement and gotten great recs. For that, I applaud you. Good luck in your future endeavors!


This is passive-aggressive and kinda rude! Alabama has their reasons for choosing who they admit so chill.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby jim » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:36 pm

LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:
manhattandoll8 wrote:IN Today! (was complete 2/14 and pending since). 156/3.86


Are you an minority, by any chance?


No, I am an out-of-state white girl.


Grrrr I got rejected with a (slightly) higher LSAT and (slightly) lower GPA (but in a more difficult major, by all accounts).

You must have written a killer personal statement and gotten great recs. For that, I applaud you. Good luck in your future endeavors!


Your GPA and LSAT are both below median. Her GPA is above median. Simple.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:12 pm

My status changed to "Decision Made". How will I be informed of the decision? Are all done by mail or only denials?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby JGStudent » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:18 pm

noleknight16 wrote:My status changed to "Decision Made". How will I be informed of the decision? Are all done by mail or only denials?


Me too. I'm gonna call but we probably have a small envelope coming in the mail.

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:21 pm

JGStudent wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:My status changed to "Decision Made". How will I be informed of the decision? Are all done by mail or only denials?


Me too. I'm gonna call but we probably have a small envelope coming in the mail.


Well it seems if it's mail then we didn't get in. I browsed this thread and it looks like people who are in receive calls. What are your #s JG?

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Re: University of Alabama Class of 2014

Postby RolllTide14 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:22 pm

JGStudent wrote:
noleknight16 wrote:My status changed to "Decision Made". How will I be informed of the decision? Are all done by mail or only denials?


Me too. I'm gonna call but we probably have a small envelope coming in the mail.


Stay positive :) Maybe they just haven't got to calling y'all yet




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