U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:53 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
Neo wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:Requested that my app be placed on hold while I retake my 167 from October. Really disappointed that I have to retake, but oh well. Guess I'll finally go complete in January :(

Hope I still get in...



Uh, is there a reason why you are holding your application for UM to retake a 167? That score is significantly above their median and I am sure you would get in....Is your GPA really bad??


I was going to ask the same thing. Unless your GPA is absolutely terrible, Miami would gladly accept a 167.


My GPA is a 2.44. I think "absolutely terrible" is a pretty good description.


I just searched LSN. Nothing comes up for the past two cycles, but for 08-09 someone was accepted with 2.6/167. And in 07-08 there are acceptances for 2.48/165 and 2.6/167. Obviously there are no guarantees, but at least that shows they've accepted those numbers in the past..

I don't want to offer advice though, because I really have no clue what I'm talking about... :| so good luck with your next LSAT!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Neo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:56 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
Neo wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:Requested that my app be placed on hold while I retake my 167 from October. Really disappointed that I have to retake, but oh well. Guess I'll finally go complete in January :(

Hope I still get in...



Uh, is there a reason why you are holding your application for UM to retake a 167? That score is significantly above their median and I am sure you would get in....Is your GPA really bad??


I was going to ask the same thing. Unless your GPA is absolutely terrible, Miami would gladly accept a 167.


My GPA is a 2.44. I think "absolutely terrible" is a pretty good description.




SixStrings11 makes a good point. And if the LSN data is accurate, then it should give you hope. On a similar note, do you have a good addendum to explain your GPA?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:04 pm

Neo wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:
SixStrings11 wrote:
Neo wrote:

Uh, is there a reason why you are holding your application for UM to retake a 167? That score is significantly above their median and I am sure you would get in....Is your GPA really bad??


I was going to ask the same thing. Unless your GPA is absolutely terrible, Miami would gladly accept a 167.


My GPA is a 2.44. I think "absolutely terrible" is a pretty good description.


Fortunately, yes. I had undiagnosed severe depression exacerbated my mother's battle with cancer. I sent all of that off, with a killer PS, but I know that 2.44 is ABYSMAL. I weighed my options, and I'd much rather go in as a 2.44/170+/with a killer story than a 2.44/167/with a killer story. I think I'll still be alright.

SixStrings11 makes a good point. And if the LSN data is accurate, then it should give you hope. On a similar note, do you have a good addendum to explain your GPA?


Fortunately, yes. I had undiagnosed severe depression exacerbated my mother's battle with cancer. I sent all of that off, with a killer PS, but I know that 2.44 is ABYSMAL. I weighed my options, and I'd much rather go in as a 2.44/170+/with a killer story than a 2.44/167/with a killer story. I think I'll still be alright.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Lexyeva » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Does U. Miami have Early Decision?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:51 pm

No

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby etown989 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:24 am

Lexyeva wrote:Does U. Miami have Early Decision?


Ohhhh I wish. Just applied this past weekend 2.7 gpa/ 160 LSAT.

Side question though for you guys... what do you think about me re-taking in Dec? (PTs were all in the 160 - 169 range)

Is it worth the risk?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Lexyeva » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:36 am

Is there any chance for scholarship $ with a 3.7 and 161??

I'm also debating a retake in Dec. My PT's were 160 - 168 so I definitely scored in my lower range. Is it worth it and would there still be a chance for scholarship $ in Jan with a higher score? Miami is my top choice but I won't be able to attend without any $$.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby alicrimson » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:16 am

etown989 wrote:
Lexyeva wrote:Does U. Miami have Early Decision?


Ohhhh I wish. Just applied this past weekend 2.7 gpa/ 160 LSAT.

Side question though for you guys... what do you think about me re-taking in Dec? (PTs were all in the 160 - 169 range)

Is it worth the risk?


Have you applied yet? I know if I was going to retake, I would register after I apply because often your app will not be reviewed until after they get that score [if its specified on the application]. If you are nervous, you could always retake in case of a waitlist scenario. I think you should be okay but I'm no expert.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:35 pm

Acceptances should start to trickle out soon <3 <3 <3 <3

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Fred_McGriff » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:49 pm

Barbie - What makes you say that? Anything specific or just a hunch. I'm cool with either.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:53 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:Barbie - What makes you say that? Anything specific or just a hunch. I'm cool with either.



I say this because I have a lot of time on my hands :D
Scroll down a bit and note first decision dates:

http://miami.lawschoolnumbers.com/appli ... er=asc&p=2

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:04 am

Barbie wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:Barbie - What makes you say that? Anything specific or just a hunch. I'm cool with either.



I say this because I have a lot of time on my hands :D
Scroll down a bit and note first decision dates:

http://miami.lawschoolnumbers.com/appli ... er=asc&p=2


It makes me really happy to see a non-URM with a 3.62/155 get accepted in mid-November :mrgreen:

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:05 pm

Anyone else considering one of the JD/LLM programs if going to Miami? I know other schools have them, too.. but UM's LLM in Ocean and Coastal Law in particular interested me.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby bigred87 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:57 pm

Current UM law student. top 1%, law review, ivy league grad. I would urge those of you who aren't sure or who have gotten into better schools to think twice about UM. There's a lot of good to this school, but there's also a lot of downfalls, depending on what you want from your law career. I had the opportunity to transfer to Top10 school but stayed for the money--realizing it was a mistake. Most of the people at the top of the class can't even land jobs for next summer.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:10 pm

bigred87 wrote:Current UM law student. top 1%, law review, ivy league grad. I would urge those of you who aren't sure or who have gotten into better schools to think twice about UM. There's a lot of good to this school, but there's also a lot of downfalls, depending on what you want from your law career. I had the opportunity to transfer to Top10 school but stayed for the money--realizing it was a mistake. Most of the people at the top of the class can't even land jobs for next summer.


lol duh! come on. T10>Miami or pretty much ANY other school that isnt T10!!!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby bigred87 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:14 pm

Barbie wrote:
bigred87 wrote:Current UM law student. top 1%, law review, ivy league grad. I would urge those of you who aren't sure or who have gotten into better schools to think twice about UM. There's a lot of good to this school, but there's also a lot of downfalls, depending on what you want from your law career. I had the opportunity to transfer to Top10 school but stayed for the money--realizing it was a mistake. Most of the people at the top of the class can't even land jobs for next summer.


lol duh! come on. T10>Miami or pretty much ANY other school that isnt T10!!!


Yes, thanks for the update, Barbie. I was trying to be nice to UM...there's a difference between choosing a T14 as a 1L and as a transfer after you've done really well and have a full scholarship.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jwrash » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:33 am

ACCEPTED via email about 5 minutes ago!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby 2011Cycle » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:35 am

Accepted by email as well.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby 2011Cycle » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:35 am

jwrash wrote:ACCEPTED via email about 5 minutes ago!


congrats

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jwrash » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:36 am

2011Cycle wrote:Accepted by email as well.

Congrats!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby calvmpv » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:41 am

Accepted via e-mail at 2:29 a.m.
Tells you to check MyUM for "an important update in your admissions status."

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby streetlight » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:23 am

Accepted via email at 2:29 AM as well. I checked the "accepted" page once and now I can't find my way back to it. Any tips?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby canesfan1986 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:43 am

Woo hoo! I'm a Miami Hurricane! As you can tell by my screen name, I'm pretty excited about this lol. I'm going to need that scholarship money though to attend. Here's hoping I get it.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby jr1886 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:45 am

Congrats to all of you
Myum sucks

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby maxm2764 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:56 am

In via e-mail.




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