U Washington 2011 Applicants

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SherlockHolmes
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby SherlockHolmes » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:55 pm

certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.


Are you by chance a WA resident?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Kinderby » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:00 pm

crit_racer wrote:this is blowing my mind. Props to UW for giving USNWR the big FUCK YOU re. rankings/numbers, but I wish their approach was more favorable to my own app (I dont think it will be)

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby fencod » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:01 pm

certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.



congrats! mind sharing your softs?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby geoduck » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:04 pm

crit_racer wrote:this is blowing my mind. Props to UW for giving USNWR the big FUCK YOU re. rankings/numbers, but I wish their approach was more favorable to my own app (I dont think it will be)


I don't quite get how UW is rebelling against USNWR. Seems like they're strengthening their GPA rating and their selectivity rating. I haven't seen enough evidence that they are weakening their LSAT rating since it was only 160/25-166/75 before.

EDIT: Granted, they probably screwed up by not even waitlisting Adjudicator. The GPA's not so hot, but that 175 would've more than balanced. The only thing I can think is that they weren't convinced that you'd attend so it was a combination of splitter-hate and YP.
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:07 pm

fencod wrote:
certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.



congrats! mind sharing your softs?


Yea, could you please define "great"

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:09 pm

crit_racer wrote:this is blowing my mind. Props to UW for giving USNWR the big FUCK YOU re. rankings/numbers, but I wish their approach was more favorable to my own app (I dont think it will be)


I don't think we've seen enough of anything to determine this, but I don't see how UW dropping any more in the rankings is a good thing...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby clarsen » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:16 pm

certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.


Seriously?! Wow...I only applied to UW because I have been a lifelong dawg and cannot relocate for law school. Seattle University has been my top choice, but only because I did not think UW was a legitimate option for me. I feel terrible for those with high scores who are not getting in, but I can't help but wonder if now I have a shot.

Thanks for the encouraging news!

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby apaint » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:18 pm

This is a complete shot in the dark but do you think the applicants with lower numbers were admitted this early because they applied to the Gates PSL scholarship and so if their application looked strong for the scholarship UW wanted to admit them in time for the Gates review process??? There just seems to be a trend of solid softs and then a mix of OOS, non-URM/URM, etc...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:19 pm

I applied to Gates PSL so it's certainly possible...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby sabenser » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:20 pm

JakeL wrote:
fencod wrote:
certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.



congrats! mind sharing your softs?


Yea, could you please define "great"


is it just me, or does everyone think they have great softs?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby fencod » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:25 pm

sabenser wrote:
is it just me, or does everyone think they have great softs?



I really don't think I do but I'm hoping UW does.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby SherlockHolmes » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:28 pm

sabenser wrote:
JakeL wrote:
fencod wrote:
certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.



congrats! mind sharing your softs?


Yea, could you please define "great"


is it just me, or does everyone think they have great softs?


Aside from being 1/4 NA, my softs are below average at best.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Kinderby » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:29 pm

I don't think my softs are that great.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:31 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:Aside from being 1/4 NA, my softs are below average at best.


1/4= full benefits in everything i've ever seen, sure you know that though. Native Americans seem to be a heavily URM too...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:33 pm

i think my softs are pretty damn good. helped me get scholarships in T2 schools where people with like numbers got less money. will it help for UW- who knows?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby sabenser » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:41 pm

Kinderby wrote:I don't think my softs are that great.


I guess it's just me then, ha.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby SherlockHolmes » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:44 pm

JakeL wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Aside from being 1/4 NA, my softs are below average at best.


1/4= full benefits in everything i've ever seen, sure you know that though. Native Americans seem to be a heavily URM too...


I think the notorious URM boost varies concerning NAs. With those with having strong cultural ties getting the largest boost, followed by tribal card carriers, and lastly by significant blood quantum. Just my two cents though.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:48 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:
JakeL wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Aside from being 1/4 NA, my softs are below average at best.


1/4= full benefits in everything i've ever seen, sure you know that though. Native Americans seem to be a heavily URM too...


I think the notorious URM boost varies concerning NAs. With those with having strong cultural ties getting the largest boost, followed by tribal card carriers, and lastly by significant blood quantum. Just my two cents though.


Yea I guess, but how does UW know any of this. Is there more than just checking off a box?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby SherlockHolmes » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:49 pm

JakeL wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:
JakeL wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Aside from being 1/4 NA, my softs are below average at best.


1/4= full benefits in everything i've ever seen, sure you know that though. Native Americans seem to be a heavily URM too...


I think the notorious URM boost varies concerning NAs. With those with having strong cultural ties getting the largest boost, followed by tribal card carriers, and lastly by significant blood quantum. Just my two cents though.


Yea I guess, but how does UW know any of this. Is there more than just checking off a box?


Some applications will ask what tribe you're affiliated with and what your tribal I.D. number is. Others just have a box.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby upfish » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:51 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:
JakeL wrote:
SherlockHolmes wrote:Aside from being 1/4 NA, my softs are below average at best.


1/4= full benefits in everything i've ever seen, sure you know that though. Native Americans seem to be a heavily URM too...


I think the notorious URM boost varies concerning NAs. With those with having strong cultural ties getting the largest boost, followed by tribal card carriers, and lastly by significant blood quantum. Just my two cents though.


I'm 1/8 Cherokee with a tribal card and a CDIB card, and it seems to be helping a lot despite no direct reference in my app.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Kinderby » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:03 pm

sabenser wrote:
Kinderby wrote:I don't think my softs are that great.


I guess it's just me then, ha.

I take it back; I gotta have faith in me! I do have some more unusual experiences. (Well now that just sounds weird.)

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby certpetitioner » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:53 pm

SherlockHolmes wrote:
certpetitioner wrote:I was admitted on Valentine's Day. 157 LSAT and 3.2 GPA. But had great softs.


Are you by chance a WA resident?


No, I am not a Washington resident. I will explain my softs later today.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby chicityteacher » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:10 pm

No offense, but I hope the gates scholarship people did not get a boost for admission...otherwise I'll really regret not applying for it.

I actually might call them today...I really want someone to tell me like, over the phone, that I actually have been in review all this time. I just want to make sure my status checker is correct and they haven't lost my application or something. What's the worst that could happen?

Sidenote: has anyone noticed like, a specific time of day that the status checker updates?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Kinderby » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:51 pm

Omg, I just looked and they have another mailing listed for me now!! Decision Letter 2/16. :shock: There is no barfing-face. There should be.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:55 pm

chicityteacher wrote:No offense, but I hope the gates scholarship people did not get a boost for admission...otherwise I'll really regret not applying for it.

I actually might call them today...I really want someone to tell me like, over the phone, that I actually have been in review all this time. I just want to make sure my status checker is correct and they haven't lost my application or something. What's the worst that could happen?

Sidenote: has anyone noticed like, a specific time of day that the status checker updates?


I'm telling you, call them! Seriously, what do you have to lose? Worst-case-scenario, they tell you they can't tell you anything and/or that you are still in review. Best-case-scenario, they inform you that you are in. They aren't going to reject you just for calling to check on your status. Plus, calling to check on your status may get them to investigate why your file is still IR, and they may realize they just forgot to send your admittance letter and update your status. Call and report back your findings. :-)




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