2010 Splitters Application Thread

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:16 pm

Semi-splitter love from NYU! 174 / 3.5x / RD / UR December 7th. It's my top choice, so I'm feeling ecstatic. Now let them show me some scholly love, too!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Hannibal » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:28 am

Pretty sure I got deferred NYU ED. Damn you, GPA!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby wiseguy33 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:35 am

sgtgrumbles wrote:Semi-splitter love from NYU! 174 / 3.5x / RD / UR December 7th. It's my top choice, so I'm feeling ecstatic. Now let them show me some scholly love, too!


Congrats, man! I've got similar numbers but I'm still UR at NYU. Crossing my fingers!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby logistikon » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Kabuo wrote:
logistikon wrote:
DieAntwoord wrote:I hate being a splitter............

178/3.25 nothing yet


better than being a reverse splitter


You would say this, but it's just so hard to put yourself in those shoes as a splitter. You say that and it just makes me think, "let's swap, and then I'll just retake." I'm not trying to sound like a dbag either, I just think it sucks that you can't retake your GPA. Speaking out of ignorance, obviously, I would much rather be a reverse splitter.


i think you misunderstood me, i am a splitter not a reverse splitter, and i am happy about this - i was just trying to indicate dieantwoord that life could be worse.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby chrisbru » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:15 pm

logistikon wrote:
i think you misunderstood me, i am a splitter not a reverse splitter, and i am happy about this - i was just trying to indicate dieantwoord that life could be worse.



You definitely misunderstood kabuo. He was saying that he would rather be a reverse splitter so he could retake the LSAT after preparing and be a strong applicant. There is no way to "retake" our gpas, which is why being a splitter is so tough. We're stuck.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby logistikon » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:43 am

chrisbru wrote:
logistikon wrote:
i think you misunderstood me, i am a splitter not a reverse splitter, and i am happy about this - i was just trying to indicate dieantwoord that life could be worse.



You definitely misunderstood kabuo. He was saying that he would rather be a reverse splitter so he could retake the LSAT after preparing and be a strong applicant. There is no way to "retake" our gpas, which is why being a splitter is so tough. We're stuck.



Possibly, but the way I read "You say that and it just makes me think, "let's swap, and then I'll just retake." " was that kabuo would prefer to be in the shoes of a reverse splitter like me. So I guess what I'm saying is that kabuo seems to be responding to me as if I was a reverse splitter defending splitters vs. reverse splitters, when in reality I'm a splitter defending splitters vs. reverse splitters. While it's true that one can't retake one's GPA, if one is a splitter then one has an LSAT score that will get them into some schools where they are <25% GPA, whereas if one is a reverse splitter one runs a real risk of not getting into any schools where they are <25% LSAT.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:59 am

3.0/175 splitter checking in... so far:

UVA RD - Ding.
W&L - Waitlist.
WUSTL - In!


Still no word from Columbia (lol) or Northwestern, or any other schools.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:32 am

Adjudicator wrote:3.0/175 splitter checking in... so far:

UVA RD - Ding.
W&L - Waitlist.
WUSTL - In!


Still no word from Columbia (lol) or Northwestern, or any other schools.


Good luck, hope they get back to you soon. Not applying this cycle, but I am a splitter, so I'll be watching this thread like a hawk! 'Grats to all of you who've already gotten into your top choices!! (:

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Kabuo » Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:21 am

logistikon wrote:Possibly, but the way I read "You say that and it just makes me think, "let's swap, and then I'll just retake." " was that kabuo would prefer to be in the shoes of a reverse splitter like me. So I guess what I'm saying is that kabuo seems to be responding to me as if I was a reverse splitter defending splitters vs. reverse splitters, when in reality I'm a splitter defending splitters vs. reverse splitters. While it's true that one can't retake one's GPA, if one is a splitter then one has an LSAT score that will get them into some schools where they are <25% GPA, whereas if one is a reverse splitter one runs a real risk of not getting into any schools where they are <25% LSAT.


This is TCR. I did assume you were a reverse splitter from the tone and no stats in profile. My bad. And I see your half full glass. Chrisbru is pretty accurate about why being a splitter is frustrating though.

Adjudicator wrote:3.0/175 splitter checking in... so far:

UVA RD - Ding.
W&L - Waitlist.
WUSTL - In!


Still no word from Columbia (lol) or Northwestern, or any other schools.


I feel like LSs probably look at our numbers about the same, even with your rocking LSAT. WUSTL is also my only acceptance so far. Hope you get UW and maybe (lol) Columbia. I'll settle for Cornell or a miracle Mich RD after being rolled over.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby chrisbru » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:59 am

Kabuo wrote:
This is TCR. I did assume you were a reverse splitter from the tone and no stats in profile. My bad. And I see your half full glass. Chrisbru is pretty accurate about why being a splitter is frustrating


Sorry logistikon. Guess I was wrong!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:30 pm

Kabuo wrote:I feel like LSs probably look at our numbers about the same, even with your rocking LSAT. WUSTL is also my only acceptance so far. Hope you get UW and maybe (lol) Columbia. I'll settle for Cornell or a miracle Mich RD after being rolled over.


Yeah, we seem to be experiencing some similar results so far. I see that you applied to UCLA; so did I, so that will be interesting, too. I know they've already been admitting people but I haven't heard a peep.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby DieAntwoord » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:43 am

otiose bump, too early in the morning.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby kjadkins » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:06 am

Random (but splitter-related) question/comment

So I just got my semester grades, and they're the best I've ever done in college. I'd be getting an LSAC bump from 3.39 to 3.42, which (at least to me) is significant because it gets me over the 3.3 hump, even if it is just really 0.03 higher, so I'm more than likely going to submit a new transcript.

Do many people send in updated transcripts to reflect improvements in GPA? I know it's possible, but I don't know how common it is. I feel like, at this point, every little bit could help.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Kabuo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:13 am

I can't tell you from experience, but I think I've read around here that people send these things in for LOCIs for sure. I don't know if they do while still under review. I know what I would do in your shoes though. I'd send an email to the schools you are still pending at and inform them of the GPA increase, asking if they would like you to send in an updated transcript. In my experience, admissions offices have been very responsive.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:22 am

kjadkins wrote:Random (but splitter-related) question/comment

So I just got my semester grades, and they're the best I've ever done in college. I'd be getting an LSAC bump from 3.39 to 3.42, which (at least to me) is significant because it gets me over the 3.3 hump, even if it is just really 0.03 higher, so I'm more than likely going to submit a new transcript.

Do many people send in updated transcripts to reflect improvements in GPA? I know it's possible, but I don't know how common it is. I feel like, at this point, every little bit could help.

I would just update your transcript and submit a loci with updated gpa in whatever format the school desires. For example harvard does not take email attachments.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby logistikon » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:31 pm

we are all warriors in the same struggle

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby awahoya » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:47 pm

Splitter (or semi splitter) love from NYU! 3.4x, 164 (with reason), 177

good luck everyone!!!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby LttleBlakDress » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:45 pm

I'm a splitter too. 3.05/169.

So far I've gotten into GW, Northeastern with $8,500 per year and Alabama with $24,000 per year if I stay in the top 40% of the class.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:41 pm

Hi Splitters! I've gotten some love from Fordham, but I'm still waiting on a couple of top choices. I've also been playing around with MS paint, and I thought I'd share :-)
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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby almostfamous » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:18 am

omgg SO true w/ the above...its as if people like us never existed before!

its why I didn't find lsn nearly as helpful as i'm sure most applicants would

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:26 am

almostfamous wrote:omgg SO true w/ the above...its as if people like us never existed before!

its why I didn't find lsn nearly as helpful as i'm sure most applicants would


LSAC's official guide and the applicant data charts IMO are the best - while sometimes the ranges are a little wide (165-169 LSAT is pretty big) if your numbers are towards the higher side of either GPA/LSAT you can get a much better idea.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby gummy19vp » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:08 am

2.9 166 anticipating a rough cycle.... Only heard back from w&l wait listed...applied far and wide 21 schools going for some love from wustl and illinois hear back this friday sub 3.0 mid 160's sucks

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby BeachedBrit » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:58 am

(174/3.4x now after fall grades 3.5x) Having a really rough cycle after an initial admit to Texas I was WL'd on ED by Chicago and haven't heard ANYTHING from any of the other 7 schools I applied to, even UCLA and Colorado which should be easy locks with my numbers (and others have heard from with similar submit dates.)

At this point I just dropped a basic study I need to graduate figuring I can always complete it during summer if I get in somewhere with an offer I'd accept and if not I can do full time summer and fall classes and push my GPA to 3.64 by the end of fall and 3.6 by the end of summer.

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby TyrodTaylor » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:24 am

you are not a splitter with a 3.5 and 170+ stop degrading our kind.... 3.13 167. Just now sending apps to WM, Emory, W&L, UNC and URichmond

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Re: 2010 Splitters Application Thread

Postby BeachedBrit » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:29 am

TyrodTaylor wrote:you are not a splitter with a 3.5 and 170+ stop degrading our kind.... 3.13 167. Just now sending apps to WM, Emory, W&L, UNC and URichmond


We've been over this before, I'm under 25th GPA% and over 75th LSAT% everywhere I applied, that makes me a splitter.




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