GULC Waiting Thread

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Gotti
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Gotti » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:26 pm

I guess there's no hope for an interview with my lil old 164 with >>>>75% GPA huh :cry:

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby iwanta170 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:28 pm

Does getting an interview offer any indication of chances of admission? Is it an important factor in being admitted for borderline applicants? I would have to delay my flight back to school and miss my first and second days of classes to do the interview. Is it worth it? If it is, I will do it.

I applied way back on October 31 and just today got the group interview request (to be held at the law school)

Stats aren't great...mid 3.8/165 (retook the LSAT this month though)

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby xtine » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:31 pm

iwanta170 wrote:Does getting an interview offer any indication of chances of admission? Is it an important factor in being admitted for borderline applicants? I would have to delay my flight back to school and miss my first and second days of classes to do the interview. Is it worth it? If it is, I will do it.

I applied way back on October 30 and just today got the group interview request (to be held at the law school)

Stats aren't great...mid 3.8/165 (retook the LSAT this month though)


I would take the interview if you think you'll do well in one. It can only help your application. Maybe you can ask to have a phone/alum interview instead? I'm sure if you called/emailed admissions and explained the situation they would try and work with you...?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Gotti » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:31 pm

iwanta170 wrote:Does getting an interview offer any indication of chances of admission? Is it an important factor in being admitted for borderline applicants? I would have to delay my flight back to school and miss my first and second days of classes to do the interview. Is it worth it? If it is, I will do it.

I applied way back on October 31 and just today got the group interview request (to be held at the law school)

Stats aren't great...mid 3.8/165 (retook the LSAT this month though)



Definitely do the interview with those numbers...they don't ask everyone. They want to see what more you can offer them because your numbers aren't going to do much for their medians. I believe I heard that 75% of people who interview get in.....I could be wrong though because I think I read it ITT. Still....do it.

This gives me hopeeee. I hope I get an interview!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:31 pm

iwanta170 wrote:Does getting an interview offer any indication of chances of admission? Is it an important factor in being admitted for borderline applicants? I would have to delay my flight back to school and miss my first and second days of classes to do the interview. Is it worth it? If it is, I will do it.

I applied way back on October 31 and just today got the group interview request (to be held at the law school)

Stats aren't great...mid 3.8/165 (retook the LSAT this month though)


I don't really know if it would help or hurt your chances, but being borderline I would definitely do it if you really want a T14.

The first two days of classes are largely irrelevant, especially since your grades don't really matter anymore. The chance of even a slight bump from interviewing greatly outweighs missing those days.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:51 pm

11/22 --> 11/24 --> 12/3 --> 12/16-->12/21

Applied as "Both" updated to "Full-Time" on 12/16.

*sigh*

I really wish that this status checker actually told us anything other than "SOMETHING CHANGED!"

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby 2011Cycle » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:55 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:11/22 --> 11/24 --> 12/3 --> 12/16-->12/21

Applied as "Both" updated to "Full-Time" on 12/16.

*sigh*

I really wish that this status checker actually told us anything other than "SOMETHING CHANGED!"


On 12/16 was your update to full-time at your request?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:58 pm

2011Cycle wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:11/22 --> 11/24 --> 12/3 --> 12/16-->12/21

Applied as "Both" updated to "Full-Time" on 12/16.

*sigh*

I really wish that this status checker actually told us anything other than "SOMETHING CHANGED!"


On 12/16 was your update to full-time at your request?


Nope, that was independent of me.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby iwanta170 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:59 pm

Thanks everyone-I just rescheduled my flight and am doing the interview. Has anyone here done one before and can weigh in on what it's like and what they ask? I imagine we won't get to say much if there are 8-15 of us in an one-hour time slot
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby 2011Cycle » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:59 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
2011Cycle wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:11/22 --> 11/24 --> 12/3 --> 12/16-->12/21

Applied as "Both" updated to "Full-Time" on 12/16.

*sigh*

I really wish that this status checker actually told us anything other than "SOMETHING CHANGED!"


On 12/16 was your update to full-time at your request?


Nope, that was independent of me.

thank you

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:00 pm

2011Cycle wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
2011Cycle wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:11/22 --> 11/24 --> 12/3 --> 12/16-->12/21

Applied as "Both" updated to "Full-Time" on 12/16.

*sigh*

I really wish that this status checker actually told us anything other than "SOMETHING CHANGED!"


On 12/16 was your update to full-time at your request?


Nope, that was independent of me.

thank you


You're welcome.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:42 pm

my interviewer never turned in my stuff.....its been 4 weeks...what if I hadnt called? oy vey call people if they are lagging

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Evrydyhonestliar » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:59 pm

Also update to complete 12/21. Any chance we'll actually hear something before Christmas?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:02 pm

Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Also update to complete 12/21. Any chance we'll actually hear something before Christmas?


I highly doubt they are sending anything out until next year when they reopen on the 4th. Considering they are opening on Tuesday, it may not be until the 10th that the next decisions come out.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Evrydyhonestliar » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:04 pm

Urgh. This is my 4th update. I'm ready to stop stalking the status checker and enjoy the holiday haha

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:08 pm

Evrydyhonestliar wrote:Urgh. This is my 4th update. I'm ready to stop stalking the status checker and enjoy the holiday haha


I'm willing to wait until January if the answer is yes, if the answer is no please tell me now.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby kjadkins » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:34 pm

RJ127 wrote:Hmm, seems like the group interview requestees all have very similar stats, 3.8-3.9/168-169. Hope you guys all kill your interviews.


I broke the mold on that one, 3.37 (3.39 LSAC)/167. I'm way under-qualified compared to the other interviewees.

Sorry if this has already been covered on this thread, but to whoever's done a group interview (with Andy or otherwise), what was it like? It seems like the one-on-ones are pretty casual conversation, is it about the same?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:55 pm

Updated today. Just got the okay for a username and password being sent to my email addy! YES!!!! :)

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby xtine » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:00 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:Updated today. Just got the okay for a username and password being sent to my email addy! YES!!!! :)


oh noes! you've just shattered our beliefs about the significance of Monday updates! :wink:

Congratulations!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Evrydyhonestliar » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:05 pm

Me too! But, its saying invalid combination, when I'm using the combo they sent me! What??

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:06 pm

Thanks...it's my first. It feels good :)

Especially since some people on this board said it wouldn't happen with my stats :) Confirmed my belief that some people on this board are a bit too pessimistic.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:09 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:Thanks...it's my first. It feels good :)

Especially since some people on this board said it wouldn't happen with my stats :) Confirmed my belief that some people on this board are a bit too pessimistic.


Do you understand what outliers are?

It really isn't pessimistic to tell a 3.7/167/non-URM they are out at GULC, it is going to be true nine times out of ten.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby LSATNightmares » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:12 pm

Gotti wrote:I guess there's no hope for an interview with my lil old 164 with >>>>75% GPA huh :cry:


Depends. I got an interview with a 162 LSAT and 3.85 GPA, but I'm a Georgetown grad (undergrad). I was expecting a total rejection, so who knows... you may be surprised. Hang in there.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:16 pm

Yes, I'm well aware of the concept of an outlier. I'm also well aware that being told your chances are "none" doesn't leave much room for the possibility of an outlier acceptance. I think people on this board are too quick to dismiss people's chances when they lie above 25th percentiles. But I guess that's to be expected when you have no awareness of one's PS, DS, LOR, and softs. You base it strictly on numbers.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby neveragain224 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:17 pm

bk1 wrote:
FutureInLaw wrote:Thanks...it's my first. It feels good :)

Especially since some people on this board said it wouldn't happen with my stats :) Confirmed my belief that some people on this board are a bit too pessimistic.


Do you understand what outliers are?

It really isn't pessimistic to tell a 3.7/167/non-URM they are out at GULC, it is going to be true nine times out of ten.


Those are my stats (3.7, 167), and I just got in as well. Maybe it's dependent on when you apply in the cycle.




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