Legallybronzed180 wrote: MacB wrote:
Legallybronzed180 wrote:I guess there is only one way to find out
Btw what does yp mean ?
YP = yield protect. When a school rejects/waitlists/otherwise does not accept an applicant w/ great numbers for that school because they don't expect that applicant to actually attend.
Oh Great so I am above both their 75 LSAT and gpa
So I thought I had a really a good shot but now you are saying because of that I wont get in.
And other schools where I am below the 75 percentile ( where I would love to get in) I don't have a good chance of getting in.
So there are no safeties with yp.
This is just getting more stressful!
Haha, you sound like me a few months ago.
Generally speaking, the way to combat a YP waitlist or ding is to express to the school that you are actually interested in attending that specific school for specific reasons. You can do this in your initial application with a school specific personal statement or answering one of their optional essays with a "this is why I think your school would be a good fit for me" sort of response. If you have great numbers for the school and are actually interested in attending (as it sounds like we both are/have), making the school aware of this sincere interest is critical in shifting their attitude from "this kid will never actually come here, so forget him/her" to "we can actually get this kid and he/she has numbers that we would kill for, so let's roll out the red carpet." After you've already submitted, your only option might be an LOCI or something of that sort, but that is only advisable after you've received a waitlist or some other actual response. My completely unprofessional advice is to just hang tight.