Minnesota 2011

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jacketman03
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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:58 pm

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby crit_racer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:04 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:With your numbers, my best guess is that your application doesn't read well.


I guess...but I've gotten in at WUSTL, W&L and Denver w/ the same app...

I do have a few black marks (dropped out one semester, failed another semester), but they were at the beginning of my UG and I made straight As the last 5 semesters of UG. Played it safe on my PS and got great LOR, so I donno.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Sandro » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:04 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:With your numbers, my best guess is that your application doesn't read well.


I hate to say it but there might be something to that. I got in ~1 month after application with decidedly lower numbers(think median lsat, below 25% gpa), saw OP's stats and thought something along these lines.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby crit_racer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:06 pm

if my app was really that sketchy or offensive, wouldn't they just ding me straight up? I understand the WL from UT could be pure numbers, and the one from Hastings could be splitter prejudice or YP, but this UMN one is really confusing me as I know they like splitters.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Sandro » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:08 pm

Who knows. It makes no sense that I would get into UMN while numerous low T1/high T2 schools hold my application. Or that IU gives me a 120k and my local TTT gives me 0.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:10 pm

WL here via email today. That's okay, I guess I'll just go to the T14 I got into (using sarcasm to highlight the bizarre nature of law school admissions).

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Hi all. Please do not refer me to the other 50 pages of the thread. Give me a quick explanation of the process at UMN. I keep reading about all these "In review, 1,2,3". I have an IR date of 2/11. This is the only IR date i have. What is to be expected. Accept, another IR date, or a reject? Is this pretty much the way it goes and you have three possible IR's to get in? Thanks all.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby chrisbru » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:12 pm

crit_racer wrote:WL via e-mail. FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Hastings, UT and now UMN?? FML


What are your numbers? Are you over 170?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby crit_racer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:13 pm

chrisbru wrote:
crit_racer wrote:WL via e-mail. FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Hastings, UT and now UMN?? FML


What are your numbers? Are you over 170?


169/3.32. Certainly not auto-admit, but I thought I would more than likely get in.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby athenian » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:13 pm

chrisbru wrote:
crit_racer wrote:WL via e-mail. FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Hastings, UT and now UMN?? FML


What are your numbers? Are you over 170?



:roll: Please, for the love of all things holy, don't talk about Minnesota's obvious efforts to YP again.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby blackbird » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:20 pm

I just got the WL email myself. With my numbers (162, 3.67) I actually feel lucky to have gotten this far. :)

At the very least, it's nice to be finally hearing back from schools now.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby columbia86 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:24 pm

Just received the waitlist email. Any one have information on the likelihood of them accepting waitlisted applicants?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:26 pm

IR dates? please.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby wintersm05 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:27 pm

I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:27 pm

wintersm05 wrote:I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

Me.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby SherlockHolmes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:27 pm

columbia86 wrote:Just received the waitlist email. Any one have information on the likelihood of them accepting waitlisted applicants?


I don't think anyone really knows. My advice, if Minnesota is one of your top choices, send in a LOCI stating how likely you are to go there and why you want to.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby chrisbru » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:29 pm

crit_racer wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
crit_racer wrote:WL via e-mail. FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Hastings, UT and now UMN?? FML


What are your numbers? Are you over 170?


169/3.32. Certainly not auto-admit, but I thought I would more than likely get in.



This is surprising... I'd have put you as an auto-admit.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby blackbird » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:44 pm

Sicsofs wrote:IR dates? please.


I went IR 1/24/2011. Waitlisted 2/16/2011.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby wintersm05 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:50 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

Me.


I'm going crazy!

I am URM as well. Slightly higher GPA, slighty lower LSAT.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:54 pm

wintersm05 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

Me.


I'm going crazy!

I am URM as well. Slightly higher GPA, slighty lower LSAT.

I'm just happy they're still ostensibly still mulling over my app.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:54 pm

wintersm05 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

Me.


I'm going crazy!

I am URM as well. Slightly higher GPA, slighty lower LSAT.


Now are these your first IR dates? Its seems that some people get IR'd more than once?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:55 pm

Sicsofs wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

Me.


I'm going crazy!

I am URM as well. Slightly higher GPA, slighty lower LSAT.


Now are these your first IR dates? Its seems that some people get IR'd more than once?

12/23 is my first and so far only IR date.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby SherlockHolmes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:57 pm

Sicsofs wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
wintersm05 wrote:I've been under review since 12/23. Anybody else been waiting this long?

Me.


I'm going crazy!

I am URM as well. Slightly higher GPA, slighty lower LSAT.


Now are these your first IR dates? Its seems that some people get IR'd more than once?


I technically had three IR date, but the third date was when I was wait listed.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby salvage » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:23 pm

salvage wrote:So I was denied admission, after lingering under review for a while. My stats were below both medians so I'm not surprised, although I made it clear that UMN was my first choice by far. Anyway, I'm curious to know if the following would be completely tactless - I would like to email the admissions office to inquire as to what exactly made my application not an immediate auto-ding. In other words, could they speak to anything specific in my application that they liked. Is sending this email uncouth? The way I feel, I paid $75 for the privilege of them reviewing my file, the least they could do is give me some insight.

Anybody?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby SherlockHolmes » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 pm

salvage wrote:
salvage wrote:So I was denied admission, after lingering under review for a while. My stats were below both medians so I'm not surprised, although I made it clear that UMN was my first choice by far. Anyway, I'm curious to know if the following would be completely tactless - I would like to email the admissions office to inquire as to what exactly made my application not an immediate auto-ding. In other words, could they speak to anything specific in my application that they liked. Is sending this email uncouth? The way I feel, I paid $75 for the privilege of them reviewing my file, the least they could do is give me some insight.

Anybody?


If you're curious go ahead and send it. At this point it can't really hurt you.




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