Minnesota 2011

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby stlisforlovers » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:26 pm

masson wrote:
masson wrote:dinged via email...:( my first ding in the cycle. 172 superior GPA....dont understand why.

still cant get over this... I wanted Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!

I'd guess YP?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby beachbum » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:31 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
masson wrote:
masson wrote:dinged via email...:( my first ding in the cycle. 172 superior GPA....dont understand why.

still cant get over this... I wanted Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!

I'd guess YP?


I dunno, YP is generally done through the waitlist. I'd say there's something wrong with masson's app, but she's already been accepted to better schools. Very confusing.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:43 pm

will someone pleeease tell me what YP is

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby BHDLaw » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:48 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:will someone pleeease tell me what YP is


When we talk about YP we mean "Yield Protection." Yield describes the percentage of admitted students who decide to enroll. Every school works to have a strong yield (meaning every school wants to admit students who have a strong desire to attend). To say a school practiced Yield Protection means they may have decided to Wait List (or sometimes deny) a student because the school believes the student probably will not attend. Whether schools are or are not using this method is an entirely different argument, but that should help you understand what we mean when we say YP.

Others may chime in if I'm missing something...

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby neonx » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:50 pm

BHDLaw wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:will someone pleeease tell me what YP is


When we talk about YP we mean "Yield Protection." Yield describes the percentage of admitted students who decide to enroll. Every school works to have a strong yield (meaning every school wants to admit students who have a strong desire to attend). To say a school practiced Yield Protection means they may have decided to Wait List (or sometimes deny) a student because the school believes the student probably will not attend. Whether schools are or are not using this method is an entirely different argument, but that should help you understand what we mean when we say YP.

Others may chime in if I'm missing something...


Nice job. But why does YP mean anything to schools? Just purely for the sake of determining the size of the incoming class? Does it affect USNews Rankings?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby artichoke » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:52 pm

neonx wrote:
BHDLaw wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:will someone pleeease tell me what YP is


When we talk about YP we mean "Yield Protection." Yield describes the percentage of admitted students who decide to enroll. Every school works to have a strong yield (meaning every school wants to admit students who have a strong desire to attend). To say a school practiced Yield Protection means they may have decided to Wait List (or sometimes deny) a student because the school believes the student probably will not attend. Whether schools are or are not using this method is an entirely different argument, but that should help you understand what we mean when we say YP.

Others may chime in if I'm missing something...


Nice job. But why does YP mean anything to schools? Just purely for the sake of determining the size of the incoming class? Does it affect USNews Rankings?


It doesn't look very good when you accept a ton of people and only a small fraction of them end up attending. It looks much better if most individuals accepted attend. Thus, a lot of schools will YP people they think won't end up attending.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:58 pm

neonx wrote:
BHDLaw wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:will someone pleeease tell me what YP is


When we talk about YP we mean "Yield Protection." Yield describes the percentage of admitted students who decide to enroll. Every school works to have a strong yield (meaning every school wants to admit students who have a strong desire to attend). To say a school practiced Yield Protection means they may have decided to Wait List (or sometimes deny) a student because the school believes the student probably will not attend. Whether schools are or are not using this method is an entirely different argument, but that should help you understand what we mean when we say YP.

Others may chime in if I'm missing something...


Nice job. But why does YP mean anything to schools? Just purely for the sake of determining the size of the incoming class? Does it affect USNews Rankings?


It does affect USNews rankings... IIRC one things they factor in is the percent of class accepted that eventually matriculates.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Jasoneab1752 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Waitlist here as well...

Anyone have a sense of how the list works at Minn? That attachment didn't really provide much info.....
Avg # of people taken off the list in past cycles?
"Generally" when they start going to the waitlist?
"Roughly" how many people end up on the waitlist?
Do they waitlist a % of people with each "batch" of decisions then go back to fill the quota of people the accept?

I don't know how this process works so if anyone has any insight from past years or anything info would be much appreciated! I'm gonna make a visit up there after the new year so for those on the waitlist keep an eye out and I'll try to get some of these questions answered.

Thanks, congrats to A's

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:38 pm

masson wrote:dinged via email...:( my first ding in the cycle. 172 superior GPA....dont understand why.


wow that really sucks. Major condolences. At least you have some other acceptances to fall back on! Be happy.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby dreakol » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Does Minnesota have an appeal option?...Where, per your request, they re-consider your application?

If you really wanted Minnesota, mason, I would do this with additional documentation expressing your interest in the school.

that is, however, unless you added a Why X essay or some other thing in your original application.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby masson » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:37 pm

dreakol wrote:Does Minnesota have an appeal option?...Where, per your request, they re-consider your application?

If you really wanted Minnesota, mason, I would do this with additional documentation expressing your interest in the school.

that is, however, unless you added a Why X essay or some other thing in your original application.


Thanks, everyone! I wanted Minnesota because a really good friend is going there for a LLM program, but I guess that's not a good enough reason.
I think the ding just really made me freak out and wonder if there's anything wrong with my application. But the fact that Gtown, Vandy and Texas already said yes to me just makes the whole thing confusing. I'm gonna go back to look at the pdf of my application, hope I didn't spell the school's name wrong. :(

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Bela » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:08 am

UR just moved to 12/17...was already under review before but can't remember when.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Autoaccept » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:10 am

Same. Think mine moved from 12/10-12/17.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Entchen » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:15 am

I updated 12/3 -> 12/16. Call today? Here's hoping.

I really want an excuse to visit the twin cities.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby forward » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:17 am

UR 11/19 --> 12/17.

My guess is that UM puts all completed apps UR when they go into the queue for review. The second update likely represents when they're actually looking at them. All the RD admits thus far (from what I can tell) submitted before I did (first week of November). My #s are above both 75s.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:18 am

So it's a BAD thing if you have only one UR date?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby forward » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:19 am

Entchen wrote:I updated 12/3 -> 12/16. Call today? Here's hoping.

I really want an excuse to visit the twin cities.


:mrgreen: I hope so, for your sake. I know how much like the snow. If you were headed there to visit, I'd drive up to hang out with you - especially because it's not far and my best friend lives in St. Paul.

<3 Entchen.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby forward » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:19 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:So it's a BAD thing if you have only one UR date?


I don't think anyone knows enough to say that.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby snapdragon » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:20 am

forward21 wrote:UR 11/19 --> 12/17.

My guess is that UM puts all completed apps UR when they go into the queue for review. The second update likely represents when they're actually looking at them. All the RD admits thus far (from what I can tell) submitted before I did (first week of November). My #s are above both 75s.


+1 Same movement today but more of a reach for me. I'm expecting a WL/ding.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Bela » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:22 am

I'm above both 75ths too. Wonder how long they take to make decisions...

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Pink » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:22 am

Hmmm I'm still at 12/10 for the review date. :?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Entchen » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:25 am

forward21 wrote:
Entchen wrote:I updated 12/3 -> 12/16. Call today? Here's hoping.

I really want an excuse to visit the twin cities.


:mrgreen: I hope so, for your sake. I know how much like the snow. If you were headed there to visit, I'd drive up to hang out with you - especially because it's not far and my best friend lives in St. Paul.

<3 Entchen.


That would be delightful <3

I don't know how my boss is going to feel about me going off to ASWs at every school I get into, but whatevs. Detail.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby TheOcho » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:26 am

For those of you trying to decode the status update phenomenon, mine changed to 12/17 as well. I had been IR for a while, but don't remember the exact date. Submitted 11/01.

LSAT +75th and GPA right around median.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:29 am

Nevermind, I changed from 12/6--> 12/17 :shock:

What does it meeeeaaannn???

Good luck fwd and Entchen! I'm rooting for you guys! <3

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby JJDancer » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:17 pm

They want to know about my traffic tickets?!?! I don't even know those dates etc. SIGH lol




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