dpm54 wrote:Mr. Frodo wrote:dpm54 wrote:francesfarmer wrote:Makes me think WL (YP for those with good GPAs, soft rejection for those without).
Don't let me rain on any parades though.
I'm not familiar with all the lingo... what are YP and soft rejections? I assume these are different "types" of wait-lists. I was wait-listed today with 164/3.97. Which would I probably fall under?
Were you Regular Decision?
Yes. I applied in September but retook the LSAT in October. (And didn't improve, which probably doesn't help me...)
YP stands for Yield Protection. The idea is that USNWR rankings factor in the percentage of students who are accepted that attend, so they try not to accept people with numbers that are so high that they're likely to get in to a better school (and thus not attend). Look at this graph of American University (probably the worst school for yield protection...) --LinkRemoved-- - you'll notice that if your LSAT score is too high, you're extremely unlikely to be accepted.
Unless you're a URM, you're more likely to be a "soft rejection" than a YP, but I don't think that would even apply to you. If they need to bring their GPA median up, you're a good candidate to go to, so they could have you there as a real contender