BYU 2011

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If admitted will you likely attend?

yes
29
40%
no
44
60%
 
Total votes: 73

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sunlitstars
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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:28 pm

No scholarship? Not even quarter? Dang.

sabenser wrote:Finally got my packet today. Was accepted a few weeks ago. Really nice packet. First time I've gotten a letter from the dean where the actual typewritten portion was personalized (not just a form letter with a handwritten sentence at the bottom). BYU's really winning me over. No scholly, but it's still a good price.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:35 pm

sunlitstars wrote:No scholarship? Not even quarter? Dang.

sabenser wrote:Finally got my packet today. Was accepted a few weeks ago. Really nice packet. First time I've gotten a letter from the dean where the actual typewritten portion was personalized (not just a form letter with a handwritten sentence at the bottom). BYU's really winning me over. No scholly, but it's still a good price.


I don't want to find the reference but I read on their website that scholarships are completely numerically based and when I calculated my number (don't remember what it was called), I was below BYU's cutoff so I'm not surprised. I was just holding out a sliver of hope because I've won an award for being anti-competitive and thought BYU would be drawn to that.

PS. Have you been accepted yet? I see we have the same numbers.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:41 pm

I have a friend in the admissions office and they said byu has reviewed nearly all the applicants and have sorted them into different piles like accept, maybe, reject and after the application deadline closes they will rereview them all and start sending decisions in april. So looks like it will be a quiet month.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:43 pm

sabenser is right. It is an index of 236 (you can find it on LSAC on your transmitted application to BYU).
The web link to where this is mentioned is: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:23 pm

I got a 232, crap, maybe that will get me admitted at least.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:25 pm

Ya, thats really close. If you find any places online with scholarships that actually work for law students, please pass them along! Good luck to you by the way!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby richpepsi » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:39 pm

how do i find my index on the lsac site?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:42 pm

Pull up the report it sent to byu, go to your lsat score and it should say, "band, precent, index".

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby zonto » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Can also follow this:

BYU Index = (GPA*19) + LSAT Score

Round up (at least mine was).

=/> 236 means consideration for scholarship.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:32 am

Finally am able to post some news!!! Just got an email from GaeLynn to schedule an interview with the Dean! Yaaaay!!!!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:35 am

sunlitstars wrote:Finally am able to post some news!!! Just got an email from GaeLynn to schedule an interview with the Dean! Yaaaay!!!!


Nice! When I saw your name as the most recent post, this is what came to mind that you would post about. Congrats!

Hopefully you don't get grilled on C&F like I did, ha

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:42 am

sabenser wrote:
sunlitstars wrote:Finally am able to post some news!!! Just got an email from GaeLynn to schedule an interview with the Dean! Yaaaay!!!!


Nice! When I saw your name as the most recent post, this is what came to mind that you would post about. Congrats!

Hopefully you don't get grilled on C&F like I did, ha


Is it a bad sign that I'm not sure what C&F is? This makes me nervous. What else did he grill you on?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby servo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:47 am

sunlitstars wrote:Finally am able to post some news!!! Just got an email from GaeLynn to schedule an interview with the Dean! Yaaaay!!!!


Congrats!! I got the email as well. Super stoked.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:56 am

sunlitstars wrote:
sabenser wrote:
sunlitstars wrote:Finally am able to post some news!!! Just got an email from GaeLynn to schedule an interview with the Dean! Yaaaay!!!!


Nice! When I saw your name as the most recent post, this is what came to mind that you would post about. Congrats!

Hopefully you don't get grilled on C&F like I did, ha


Is it a bad sign that I'm not sure what C&F is? This makes me nervous. What else did he grill you on?


Haha :) Don't worry. It means character & fitness, those questions about being dismissed from school, committing crimes, etc... I had to explain one of my answers.

Only that part felt like grilling. He offered admission afterward and the rest was advice on choosing a law school. To be honest, it didn't feel like he had even read my app before our meeting, so it came across pretty rote.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:15 pm

Congratulations to all of you that got interviews today! That is great news!!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:37 pm

Accepted today via personal interview with Dean Hernandez. Nice guy. As per other comments, he just gave me some advice on choosing law schools and said they'd love to have me.

On another note, each part of this process has seemed the most difficult. Studying for and taking the LSAT, waiting for the school, getting applications together, waiting for results and now, the decision making...

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:50 pm

Congrats on getting accepted. Sounds like a good interview. How long was it?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:53 pm

About 20 minutes.

jdemmitt wrote:Congrats on getting accepted. Sounds like a good interview. How long was it?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:57 pm

sunlitstars wrote:Accepted today via personal interview with Dean Hernandez. Nice guy. As per other comments, he just gave me some advice on choosing law schools and said they'd love to have me.

On another note, each part of this process has seemed the most difficult. Studying for and taking the LSAT, waiting for the school, getting applications together, waiting for results and now, the decision making...


What are you thoughts? I think I'm leaning towards BYU right now. I'm still waiting to hear from a few schools though.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:10 pm

The biggest factor for me is money. I'll need to wait and hear from UofU on scholarships before I can really make a sound decision. I would almost prefer UofU (location and competition level), but it'd be way easier for my husband to stay in Provo, he's already transfered once. I just can't take on a ton of debt if I'm not even sure where I'm going to practice/how long I'm going to practice. It doesn't make sense to take on $50,000 in debt over 3 years only to try to find something part time.

sabenser wrote:
sunlitstars wrote:Accepted today via personal interview with Dean Hernandez. Nice guy. As per other comments, he just gave me some advice on choosing law schools and said they'd love to have me.

On another note, each part of this process has seemed the most difficult. Studying for and taking the LSAT, waiting for the school, getting applications together, waiting for results and now, the decision making...


What are you thoughts? I think I'm leaning towards BYU right now. I'm still waiting to hear from a few schools though.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:37 pm

Yeah, money will be a big factor for me too. I'm from Washington and am hoping that UW lets me in. I'm not fond of the competition at BYU either.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:56 pm

Congrats sunlitstars! In regards to not knowing where you will end up working, that may be something to consider about BYU in our decision making process. They have a fantastic national network. About half of the graduating class last year or the year before got jobs out of state. I see that as a huge pull since you never know where you may want to end up!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:41 pm

sabenser wrote:Yeah, money will be a big factor for me too. I'm from Washington and am hoping that UW lets me in. I'm not fond of the competition at BYU either.


Yes.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sunlitstars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:20 pm

Have you heard anything yet? You've got good numbers, I'd be suprised if you weren't accepted.

jdemmitt wrote:Congrats on getting accepted. Sounds like a good interview. How long was it?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:30 pm

Not a peep. I am not too hopeful honestly.




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