Mistake made???

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homersimpson12
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Mistake made???

Postby homersimpson12 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:48 pm

I am 152/3.4 and I saw on my status checker that I was accepted into my super reach school, whose median lsat is 15 points above my score. Surely a mistake was made as this is my only acceptance thus far. If I accept and make plans to go there can they take away my offer?

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby woodscommaL » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:57 pm

homersimpson12 wrote:I am 152/3.4 and I saw on my status checker that I was accepted into my super reach school, whose median lsat is 15 points above my score. Surely a mistake was made as this is my only acceptance thus far. If I accept and make plans to go there can they take away my offer?


I would deposit. Now.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby LAFish » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:59 pm

URM?

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby homersimpson12 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:06 pm

LAFish wrote:URM?


no white male

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby shroeder » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:07 pm

Send in the deposit check TODAY!!!! Congrats

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby homersimpson12 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:12 pm

shroeder wrote:Send in the deposit check TODAY!!!! Congrats


already in mail, but can they still rescind the offer even after receiving deposit?

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:15 pm

homersimpson12 wrote:
shroeder wrote:Send in the deposit check TODAY!!!! Congrats


already in mail, but can they still rescind the offer even after receiving deposit?

send a second deposit, and then a third.

also, what school is it?

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby hoos89 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 pm

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby homersimpson12 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
homersimpson12 wrote:
shroeder wrote:Send in the deposit check TODAY!!!! Congrats


already in mail, but can they still rescind the offer even after receiving deposit?

send a second deposit, and then a third.

also, what school is it?



I dont want to say they may be watching this forum and check their records if they did make a mistake

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:21 pm

homersimpson12 wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:
homersimpson12 wrote:
shroeder wrote:Send in the deposit check TODAY!!!! Congrats


already in mail, but can they still rescind the offer even after receiving deposit?

send a second deposit, and then a third.

also, what school is it?



I dont want to say they may be watching this forum and check their records if they did make a mistake

Best of luck, keep TLS updated about how this goes

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:26 pm

Good luck dude, that's awesome.


If your gpa was high, they may have used that to boost the median, and not really cared about the LSAT score for some non-numerical reason.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:28 pm

Make a deposit right away and if they later try to deny admission, you can rely on the principle of promissory estoppel. I know someone who got rejected to Princeton but sent a deposit for grad school and then sued, they were forced by the court to let him attend because they accepted the deposit.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:30 pm

ColumbiaChamp wrote:Make a deposit right away and if they later try to deny admission, you can rely on the principle of promissory estoppel. I know someone who got rejected to Princeton but sent a deposit for grad school and then sued, they were forced by the court to let him attend because they accepted the deposit.

yeah, if they don't realize their "mistake" after accepting your deposit, you're probably fine

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby Magnifique1908 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:42 pm

I'm guessing with school ranked.that high you should receive an email or something in addition to the status checker. Can't think of a school with a median that high that only advises through checker.

Also you should.have deposited electronically if possible.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:52 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:I'm guessing with school ranked.that high you should receive an email or something in addition to the status checker. Can't think of a school with a median that high that only advises through checker.

Also you should.have deposited electronically if possible.

Congrats OP. If you can deposit electronically I would do that right now and figure out the rest later (call admissions office, ask them to destroy check because you deposited electronically, or just let it process and get subtracted from your first tuition payment?)

If indeed this is a mistake, it is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of break... GRAB IT!

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:55 pm

btw, this is currently my favorite post on all of TLS.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby checkster » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:57 pm

I hope this story has a happy ending...

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:05 pm

It's probably not a mistake. Apparently adcomms actually read the aplications since something other than your numbers captured their interest. My first impression was to write "Enjoy Cornell !", but USC & Vandy, among others, are also possibilities.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:08 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:btw, this is currently my favorite post on all of TLS.

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:11 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:It's probably not a mistake.

Yeah, I agree...

Nevertheless, send that deposit :)

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby favrefire4 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:12 pm

What school is this?

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:15 pm

favrefire4 wrote:What school is this?

This is one case in which I actually respect OP's decision to not spill the beans. Don't do it!

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:15 pm

OP: After you send in your deposit via Priority Mail or Express Mail with delivery signature/confirmation requested, buy a lottery ticket while your good fortune is still running hot. Congratulations !

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby pupshaw » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:16 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
favrefire4 wrote:What school is this?

This is one case in which I actually respect OP's decision to not spill the beans. Don't do it!


But do it after your deposit is processed!

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Re: Mistake made???

Postby Jaeger » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:19 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Good luck dude, that's awesome.


If your gpa was high, they may have used that to boost the median, and not really cared about the LSAT score for some non-numerical reason.


If the school's median LSAT is 167, I doubt their 75th percentile GPA is 3.4. Just got lucky.




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