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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby please... » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:53 pm

lic06003 wrote:i just realized that i check TLS as much as i check fb. sigh.


+1 bahahaha. me too...

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby AshtonB » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:45 pm

Excerpt from an email I just received from UConn Law:

The Admissions Committee has reviewed your application for admission to the University of Connecticut School of Law. The Committee has decided to delay rendering a final decision on your application and has placed you on our waitlist.

I was waitlisted last year, too, but my LSAT best back then was 156 as opposed to my new best of 163. Weird. Possible case of YP?

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby snapdragon » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:58 pm

When did you apply?

And I doubt it's YP. I got in with a similar GPA and a higher LSAT - I would guess late app, or late LSAT score (did you take Feb exam?)

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby AshtonB » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:12 pm

snapdragon wrote:When did you apply?

And I doubt it's YP. I got in with a similar GPA and a higher LSAT - I would guess late app, or late LSAT score (did you take Feb exam?)


I applied early January, and wrote the Dec LSAT. And I didn't disclose my GPA, so I don't know how you can assert yours is similar :?:

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby lalala21 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:17 pm

please... wrote:
lic06003 wrote:i just realized that i check TLS as much as i check fb. sigh.


+1 bahahaha. me too...




I got the same email. Blah.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:29 pm

AshtonB wrote:
snapdragon wrote:When did you apply?

And I doubt it's YP. I got in with a similar GPA and a higher LSAT - I would guess late app, or late LSAT score (did you take Feb exam?)


I applied early January, and wrote the Dec LSAT. And I didn't disclose my GPA, so I don't know how you can assert yours is similar :?:


Dood a 2 second TLS stalk says your GPA is 3.0x
And YP with a 3.0x/163?

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby snapdragon » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:53 pm

AshtonB wrote:
snapdragon wrote:When did you apply?

And I doubt it's YP. I got in with a similar GPA and a higher LSAT - I would guess late app, or late LSAT score (did you take Feb exam?)


I applied early January, and wrote the Dec LSAT. And I didn't disclose my GPA, so I don't know how you can assert yours is similar :?:


Psychic friends network?

Actually, nothing so thrilling, but I glanced through your posting history where you stated your GPA, that's where I obtained my info.

I didn't mean to come off brusque in my original post, just that it's more likely a function of timing than numbers. There's a few people I know of that have gotten into UConn with high stats with no YP. It could also be a function of in-state or out of state.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby lic06003 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:52 pm

whats yp?

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:19 pm

lic06003 wrote:whats yp?


YP=Yield Protection. Some schools will waitlist candidates who are above their median numbers or are highly qualified, because they assume the candidate is likely to get into a better school and probably will not attend anyway. The "Yield Rate" (percentage of admitted students who accept admission and attend) is what they are protecting, because it is a factor in the USNWR rankings. Some schools use the YP to keep their numbers looking good, and it can also be used to not commit scholarship dollars to people who are unlikely to attend.
Pretty much the only time you can credibly claim YP is if you have an LSAT and GPA above both published 75th percentiles for a school. So if you had a 172 and a 3.9 and UConn waitlisted you, yeah that could be YP.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby voltage88 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:41 am

ElvisAaron wrote:
lic06003 wrote:whats yp?


YP=Yield Protection. Some schools will waitlist candidates who are above their median numbers or are highly qualified, because they assume the candidate is likely to get into a better school and probably will not attend anyway. The "Yield Rate" (percentage of admitted students who accept admission and attend) is what they are protecting, because it is a factor in the USNWR rankings. Some schools use the YP to keep their numbers looking good, and it can also be used to not commit scholarship dollars to people who are unlikely to attend.
Pretty much the only time you can credibly claim YP is if you have an LSAT and GPA above both published 75th percentiles for a school. So if you had a 172 and a 3.9 and UConn waitlisted you, yeah that could be YP.


The yield rate is actually not a direct part of the rankings. But acceptance rate is. Therefore, by waitlisting/reject candidates with numbers significantly above their medians, the school is artificially keeping its acceptance rate low. This bodes well for its overall ranking point with US News.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:28 am

voltage88 wrote:The yield rate is actually not a direct part of the rankings. But acceptance rate is. Therefore, by waitlisting/reject candidates with numbers significantly above their medians, the school is artificially keeping its acceptance rate low. This bodes well for its overall ranking point with US News.


To be clear-
Yes, the yield rate is not a direct part of the Tiered rankings--but USNWR has a number of ancillary rankings in addition to the main category, and one of those rankings is "Most Popular Law Schools"...which is based entirely on the Yield Rate.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby rehtulx » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:55 am

AshtonB wrote:
snapdragon wrote:When did you apply?

And I doubt it's YP. I got in with a similar GPA and a higher LSAT - I would guess late app, or late LSAT score (did you take Feb exam?)


I applied early January, and wrote the Dec LSAT. And I didn't disclose my GPA, so I don't know how you can assert yours is similar :?:


PWND

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby snapdragon » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:03 am

rehtulx wrote:
AshtonB wrote:
snapdragon wrote:When did you apply?

And I doubt it's YP. I got in with a similar GPA and a higher LSAT - I would guess late app, or late LSAT score (did you take Feb exam?)


I applied early January, and wrote the Dec LSAT. And I didn't disclose my GPA, so I don't know how you can assert yours is similar :?:


PWND


.... ?

Not particularly.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:20 am

rehtulx wrote:
AshtonB wrote:I applied early January, and wrote the Dec LSAT. And I didn't disclose my GPA, so I don't know how you can assert yours is similar :?:


PWND


Lolwut? PWND? How many times will Inigo Montoya be appropriate in this thread?!

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby lic06003 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:53 pm

wooo National Champions!!!!

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:27 am

voltage88 wrote:UConn's Final Four run has me thinkin' about it again...if they win it all I'll attend UConn. Deal?


Soooo....you're in? :P

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby snapdragon » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:59 am

ElvisAaron wrote:
voltage88 wrote:UConn's Final Four run has me thinkin' about it again...if they win it all I'll attend UConn. Deal?


Soooo....you're in? :P


You must honor things posted on a message board, btw. I'm pretty sure that's part of the Character & Fitness ;)

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:41 pm

Waitlisted today.

166/3.12

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby iMisto » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:48 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Waitlisted today.

166/3.12


When did you apply/go complete???

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 pm

Late, honestly Im pretty surprised.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby ElvisAaron » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:55 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Late, honestly Im pretty surprised.


UConn is tough on low gpas, it seems like they weigh them just as much as Lsat. Check past cycles on LSN sorted by gpa, it gets funky as soon as you hit 3.4

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby lic06003 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:37 pm

Does anybody know if they accept deposits on asw? I sent in my check on monday but they still haven't received it yet. should i just come to asw with my checkbook in hand?

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby mebo28 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:48 pm

lic06003 wrote:Does anybody know if they accept deposits on asw? I sent in my check on monday but they still haven't received it yet. should i just come to asw with my checkbook in hand?


Not sure. I'm guessing if the financial aid staff is working that day they will. I am wondering myself, because I will be making my final decision on whether to go to UConn or not on this Saturday.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby bport hopeful » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:19 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:
bport hopeful wrote:Late, honestly Im pretty surprised.


UConn is tough on low gpas, it seems like they weigh them just as much as Lsat. Check past cycles on LSN sorted by gpa, it gets funky as soon as you hit 3.4


Its tough, but I likely wouldn't have attended anyway. It could be because of how late I applied. Im one of 2 people on LSN with a 166 or better to no get in. The other had a 2.8. Tough one.

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Re: UConn Applicants 2011

Postby Bear46 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:24 pm

mebo28 wrote:
lic06003 wrote:Does anybody know if they accept deposits on asw? I sent in my check on monday but they still haven't received it yet. should i just come to asw with my checkbook in hand?


Not sure. I'm guessing if the financial aid staff is working that day they will. I am wondering myself, because I will be making my final decision on whether to go to UConn or not on this Saturday.


Deposit checks are due to the Admissions Office.




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