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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby beezy08 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:28 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
beezy08 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:So what I'm gathering from this thread is that a 168 is not good for Texas?


Probably depends on your GPA


3.8?


How would being above both medians be considered "not good" in a year that's almost guaranteed to see a huge drop in applicants?


Someone earlier posted that Texas had an increase in applicants this year, according to the Dean, so people are worried that the medians aren't good predictors this year. It's a few pages back. Regardless, I still think being above both medians gives you a solid shot. Looking at LSN for last year, 168's with 3.8+ were all accepted. I don't even think the cycle has gone on long enough to say that total applicants have gone up. Maybe they're just front-end heavy this year.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Real Madrid » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:37 pm

True, but even with the increase I doubt their medians will increase overwhelmingly this cycle. And I doubt 168+, 3.8+ scorers would go from getting in-state tuition waivers and additional scholarships to being straight-up WLed or rejected.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby daydreamer » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:21 pm

seanPtheB wrote:
daydreamer wrote:Just got the call, at work so I couldn't answer but I listened to the voicemail and I'm in!!


Congrats! When did you submit?


Thanks! Submitted 10/27, complete 11/4.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nornorbean » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:28 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
beezy08 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:So what I'm gathering from this thread is that a 168 is not good for Texas?


Probably depends on your GPA


3.8?



In with 168/3.8 - phone call on 11/9. No scholarship info...yet??

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:29 pm

@nornorbean... 1st of all congrats! Are you a Texas resident?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sdwhodat » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:12 am

Champion wrote:Got a scholarship today $36K offer three years...is that good? I'm out of state.


It's what I got. I'm thinking that's the highest they are giving out. The only higher offer I've seen was full tuition, but that was to a URM.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby revival2005 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:21 am

Woke up to a nicely worded rejection email that came at 4AM. Bummer :cry: (Sent Oct 17, Complete Oct 25) Numbers were below the 25%, so it was a big reach school. Good luck to everyone else still waiting.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby R1chardParker » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:33 am

sdwhodat wrote:
Champion wrote:Got a scholarship today $36K offer three years...is that good? I'm out of state.


It's what I got. I'm thinking that's the highest they are giving out. The only higher offer I've seen was full tuition, but that was to a URM.


I received a $93k total scholarship...I believe they broke it down as $48k to equalize OOS to in-state and a $45k scholarship.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ejf5060 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:10 am

Are any of you Texas residents? I have been under review since early October and getting worried (3.7s/162/URM/Texas resident)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby gavinstevens » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:39 am

Real Madrid wrote:True, but even with the increase I doubt their medians will increase overwhelmingly this cycle. And I doubt 168+, 3.8+ scorers would go from getting in-state tuition waivers and additional scholarships to being straight-up WLed or rejected.


Absolutely. (Says the 3.85/168 applicant.)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby gavinstevens » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:40 am

nornorbean wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
beezy08 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:So what I'm gathering from this thread is that a 168 is not good for Texas?


Probably depends on your GPA


3.8?



In with 168/3.8 - phone call on 11/9. No scholarship info...yet??


Congrats. I'd say an acceptance this early suggests a scholarship might be in your future.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby moshid » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:10 pm

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby cch24 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:45 pm

moshid wrote:rejected. reverse splitter above 75th GPA below 25th LSAT


Can I ask how you found out? You don't have to answer if it's too personal.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby oldad » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Submitted 11/3 and received my status checker and app complete email today 11/18.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby dkb17xzx » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:09 pm

I need advice:

Texas is my #1 choice (below the median by a hair, but above the 25th / TX resident). I have already secured one letter of recommendation from a professor, and am currently waiting on another one. I really want to send in both letters because I know they will both be good and boost my mediocre numbers. Problem is I'm not quite sure when the letter will come in (my bet is sometime after Thanksgiving break). Should I wait? Or just send it in? Is there any chance that Texas will consider my second letter if it arrives a week or two after my completed application?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:44 pm

dkb17xzx wrote:I need advice:

Texas is my #1 choice (below the median by a hair, but above the 25th / TX resident). I have already secured one letter of recommendation from a professor, and am currently waiting on another one. I really want to send in both letters because I know they will both be good and boost my mediocre numbers. Problem is I'm not quite sure when the letter will come in (my bet is sometime after Thanksgiving break). Should I wait? Or just send it in? Is there any chance that Texas will consider my second letter if it arrives a week or two after my completed application?


I would go ahead and apply now. Chances are they won't begin to even look at your application for at least 3 weeks after you submit you application. You should have plenty of time to get the LOR in your file before they review it.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby outsidethescope » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:40 pm

AmandaPB wrote:I got an unsolicited merit-based fee waiver the day applications opened.


Maybe it's just me, but I don't love that Texas lies about not doing merit based fee waivers. Why lie? Why not say "you don't qualify?"

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby gavinstevens » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:45 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
dkb17xzx wrote:I need advice:

Texas is my #1 choice (below the median by a hair, but above the 25th / TX resident). I have already secured one letter of recommendation from a professor, and am currently waiting on another one. I really want to send in both letters because I know they will both be good and boost my mediocre numbers. Problem is I'm not quite sure when the letter will come in (my bet is sometime after Thanksgiving break). Should I wait? Or just send it in? Is there any chance that Texas will consider my second letter if it arrives a week or two after my completed application?


I would go ahead and apply now. Chances are they won't begin to even look at your application for at least 3 weeks after you submit you application. You should have plenty of time to get the LOR in your file before they review it.


I second this. I was faced with a similar situation and submitted with one LOR.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:46 pm

outsidethescope wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:I got an unsolicited merit-based fee waiver the day applications opened.


Maybe it's just me, but I don't love that Texas lies about not doing merit based fee waivers. Why lie? Why not say "you don't qualify?"

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I don't understand it either. I mean I know they want as many people to apply as possible but don't they understand that applicants talk to each other as well?

But FWIW it's not just Texas. From this cycle's threads, at least BU and a couple other top tier schools have done the same thing.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby paul34 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:55 pm

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby moshid » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:23 pm

cch24 wrote:
moshid wrote:rejected. reverse splitter above 75th GPA below 25th LSAT


Can I ask how you found out? You don't have to answer if it's too personal.


e-mail. feel free to ask me anything else

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby gaud » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:25 pm

moshid wrote:
cch24 wrote:
moshid wrote:rejected. reverse splitter above 75th GPA below 25th LSAT


Can I ask how you found out? You don't have to answer if it's too personal.


e-mail. feel free to ask me anything else



if you don't mind, could you PM me your stats? sorry to hear :(

edited: for being an unsympathetic dick
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby outsidethescope » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:26 pm

moshid wrote:
cch24 wrote:
moshid wrote:rejected. reverse splitter above 75th GPA below 25th LSAT


Can I ask how you found out? You don't have to answer if it's too personal.


e-mail. feel free to ask me anything else


I'm sorry.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:28 pm

May I ask those getting rejections when they applied / went complete / if they're ED (Wondering when my rejection will come) :(

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby paul34 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:50 pm

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