Duke NOT Priority Track

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mr_toad
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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:51 pm

beachbum wrote:
mr_toad wrote:Yeah, but come on, two below median scores are not enough for ED usually, are they? I mean, sure, NYU will occasionally (like once or twice per year) take someone ED with my scores, 170/3.7, which is below med lsat, slightly below med gpa, but that's with a massive class to fill. 169/3.5 is below median lsat/below 25th median gpa for Duke.


Exactly, which leads one to believe that the median is staying at 170, no?


I never disagreed with you. I was offering supporting information for a belief you and I share.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby beachbum » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:55 pm

mr_toad wrote:
beachbum wrote:
mr_toad wrote:Yeah, but come on, two below median scores are not enough for ED usually, are they? I mean, sure, NYU will occasionally (like once or twice per year) take someone ED with my scores, 170/3.7, which is below med lsat, slightly below med gpa, but that's with a massive class to fill. 169/3.5 is below median lsat/below 25th median gpa for Duke.


Exactly, which leads one to believe that the median is staying at 170, no?


I never disagreed with you. I was offering supporting information for a belief you and I share.


Oh, gotcha. Sorry, I'm a bit distracted (with fury) by this disaster of a flower arrangement that was just delivered as a nice, romantic surprise (...late Valentine's) for my gf. Ugh. I ordered red roses and a silver vase, not crushed pink roses and a clear vase. :evil:

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:57 pm

That said, keeping a 170 median is going to cost them in a year where fewer people are taking the LSAT and 170s are in shorter supply.

And sorry about your flowers... but I respect the decision to do it on a day other than 'the day'. I do that as a matter of course, and my girlfriend has grown to like it... makes it more of a surprise than the fulfilling of expectations.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby damage-inc » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:07 pm

mr_toad wrote:How does my post lead to hope for a 167?


sorry. sarcasm fail.

yeah...im below the 170 median and I have little hope at this point

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby neonx » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:09 pm

damage-inc wrote:
mr_toad wrote:How does my post lead to hope for a 167?


sorry. sarcasm fail.

yeah...im below the 170 median and I have little hope at this point


Hey, I'm below the 25th percentile for LSAT, so let's commiserate together.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby beachbum » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:10 pm

mr_toad wrote:That said, keeping a 170 median is going to cost them in a year where fewer people are taking the LSAT and 170s are in shorter supply.

And sorry about your flowers... but I respect the decision to do it on a day other than 'the day'. I do that as a matter of course, and my girlfriend has grown to like it... makes it more of a surprise than the fulfilling of expectations.


Yeah, due to personal reasons we both agreed to postpone VDay to this week. So after this disaster from 1800flowers, we're off to a great start. I sent them a scathing e-mail and they gave me a partial refund and sent me a $20 gift card that may or may not arrive in a month. Super.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:37 pm

neonx wrote:
damage-inc wrote:
mr_toad wrote:How does my post lead to hope for a 167?


sorry. sarcasm fail.

yeah...im below the 170 median and I have little hope at this point


Hey, I'm below the 25th percentile for LSAT, so let's commiserate together.


We all have our schools we feel that way about... I wish both of you the best. Yeah, you neonx, aka 'best cycle ever'. :)

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:39 pm

neonx wrote:
damage-inc wrote:
mr_toad wrote:How does my post lead to hope for a 167?


sorry. sarcasm fail.

yeah...im below the 170 median and I have little hope at this point


Hey, I'm below the 25th percentile for LSAT, so let's commiserate together.


Neonx, regardless of what your LSAT is, whatever's getting you into all those schools obviously more than compensates. I wouldn't worry if I were you!

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby NZA » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:57 pm

Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby jrose5 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:02 pm

NZA wrote:Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.


I feel ya.

Statistically speaking, a 169 and a 170 did essentially the same on the LSAT, but to adcomms, a change in "tier" (159-160, 169-170) seems to mean a lot. Sorry if I'm reiterating a painful point for you, just wanted to let you know I find it irrational as well.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby NZA » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:05 pm

jrose5 wrote:
NZA wrote:Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.


I feel ya.

Statistically speaking, a 169 and a 170 did essentially the same on the LSAT, but to adcomms, a change in "tier" (159-160, 169-170) seems to mean a lot. Sorry if I'm reiterating a painful point for you, just wanted to let you know I find it irrational as well.


I know, man... :? It's just crazy, but what are you going to do, I guess.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:10 pm

NZA wrote:Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.

Feel ya bro. I got a 165 and two or three more questions putting me at a 167 or 168 would have done wonders. Damn those USNWR rankings.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:12 pm

NZA wrote:Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.


+1

I made a dumb mistake on like 2 questions and I needed only 1 more for a 170. And they are practically the same percentile but of course they don't care. :(

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby mr_toad » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:15 pm

I retook my original score of 169 knowing that I would be satisfied just getting one point higher. It paid off.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby OutCold » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:15 pm

NZA wrote:Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.


Hell, 2 or 3 points can get you into CCN and maybe even HYS if you're lucky. Amazing what a few good guesses can do.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:16 pm

mr_toad wrote:I retook my original score of 169 knowing that I would be satisfied just getting one point higher. It paid off.


I retook a 157...So I guess I should be pretty proud.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:17 pm

ITT: We bitch about how marginal differences in LSAT scores can completely affect our futures

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby MillerTime » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:18 pm

NZA wrote:Blows my mind that with my 169, had I got one or two more random questions on the LSAT right, it literally could've made the difference between getting in to Duke or not. What. The. Fuck.

C'est la vie, though.


Amen.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby MillerTime » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:18 pm

Flips88 wrote:ITT: We bitch about how marginal differences in LSAT scores can completely affect our futures


Haha, it's about time, right? ;)

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby neonx » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:19 pm

ADMITTED!
Wednesday, February 23, 9:15 PM ET.
via e-mail just now (three messages in inbox all at once)
LSAT: Below 25th; GPA: at median; Non-URM
Complete: 12/06; In Review: 12/06; 2/22.
Yay, Duke!
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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby MillerTime » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:20 pm

Congrats!!!

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby TheOcho » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:23 pm

neonx wrote:ADMITTED!
Wednesday, February 23, 9:15 PM ET.
via e-mail just now (threee messages in inbox all at once)
LSAT: Below 25th; GPA: at Median; Non-URM
Complete: 12/06; In Review: 12/06; 2/22.
Yay, Duke!


Congrats! You are having an awesome cycle!

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby beachbum » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:26 pm

neonx wrote:ADMITTED!
Wednesday, February 23, 9:15 PM ET.
via e-mail just now (threee messages in inbox all at once)
LSAT: Below 25th; GPA: at median; Non-URM
Complete: 12/06; In Review: 12/06; 2/22.
Yay, Duke!


Dayum. Congrats. I don't know what's in your app, but it's working.

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby Frasier27 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:26 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Duke NOT Priority Track

Postby NZA » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:28 pm

Dude, awesome! :D

I guess there's hope for us 02/23 updates after all.




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