Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby babyxballerina » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:07 pm

Nova wrote:
babyxballerina wrote:How quickly did you guys go under review? I just submitted my app 2 days ago and went complete yesterday. I went under review today. Makes me nervous because my LSAT is way below their range. Maybe autorject? :-/ how long was under review?


Youre definitely not an auto reject with a 3.8+ LSAC GPA.

2 classmates I know of had low 150s/3.8+ and got in.


Really? I was on lawschoolnumbers and it looks like it'd be hit or miss for me. :-/ seems like some people with similar numbers got waitlisted while others flat out rejected. Most of the people who got waitlisted are URM.

Btw. LSAC Gpa is 3.76. (Exact same as my school gpa).. 3.8 was the closest round off. :( so I'm a little below median (-.04).

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:13 pm

babyxballerina wrote:
Nova wrote:
babyxballerina wrote:How quickly did you guys go under review? I just submitted my app 2 days ago and went complete yesterday. I went under review today. Makes me nervous because my LSAT is way below their range. Maybe autorject? :-/ how long was under review?


Youre definitely not an auto reject with a 3.8+ LSAC GPA.

2 classmates I know of had low 150s/3.8+ and got in.


Really? I was on lawschoolnumbers and it looks like it'd be hit or miss for me. :-/ seems like some people with similar numbers got waitlisted while others flat out rejected. Most of the people who got waitlisted are URM.

Btw. LSAC Gpa is 3.76. (Exact same as my school gpa).. 3.8 was the closest round off. :( so I'm a little below median (-.04).


Based on what i have heard and observed, the median GPA is expected to drop in order to save the 167 LSAT median... So 3.75+ still might do the trick

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby babyxballerina » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:18 pm

Nova wrote:
babyxballerina wrote:
Nova wrote:
babyxballerina wrote:How quickly did you guys go under review? I just submitted my app 2 days ago and went complete yesterday. I went under review today. Makes me nervous because my LSAT is way below their range. Maybe autorject? :-/ how long was under review?


Youre definitely not an auto reject with a 3.8+ LSAC GPA.

2 classmates I know of had low 150s/3.8+ and got in.


Really? I was on lawschoolnumbers and it looks like it'd be hit or miss for me. :-/ seems like some people with similar numbers got waitlisted while others flat out rejected. Most of the people who got waitlisted are URM.

Btw. LSAC Gpa is 3.76. (Exact same as my school gpa).. 3.8 was the closest round off. :( so I'm a little below median (-.04).


Based on what i have heard and observed, the median GPA is expected to drop in order to save the 167 LSAT median... So 3.75+ still might do the trick


Oh. Well.. I'm about to kill their school's median. I was looking at LSAC. 25th percentile 157 75th percentile 167. And median 167. Wtf.. The 75th percentile IS the median!?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby historicrep » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:08 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
historicrep wrote:Will be three weeks under review tomorrow for me, hoping for some movement soon!


Same here. What's your last UR date? Mine is 2/1.

Same thing, 2/1.

I got a very nice scholarship offer from another school I'm heavily considering today, so less pressure... still hoping Minnesota A) accepts me and B) offers a comparable scholarship as it is easily my top choice.

Wish finances didn't have to play such a big part!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby atwardow » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:53 pm

Nova wrote:
babyxballerina wrote:
Nova wrote:
babyxballerina wrote:How quickly did you guys go under review? I just submitted my app 2 days ago and went complete yesterday. I went under review today. Makes me nervous because my LSAT is way below their range. Maybe autorject? :-/ how long was under review?


Youre definitely not an auto reject with a 3.8+ LSAC GPA.

2 classmates I know of had low 150s/3.8+ and got in.


Really? I was on lawschoolnumbers and it looks like it'd be hit or miss for me. :-/ seems like some people with similar numbers got waitlisted while others flat out rejected. Most of the people who got waitlisted are URM.

Btw. LSAC Gpa is 3.76. (Exact same as my school gpa).. 3.8 was the closest round off. :( so I'm a little below median (-.04).


Based on what i have heard and observed, the median GPA is expected to drop in order to save the 167 LSAT median... So 3.75+ still might do the trick


Do you have any idea how U of MN Law perceives this application cycle? Are they struggling with numbers like everyone else? Do they anticipate attracting enough high scoring applicants?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jmorrisumn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 am

To everyone discussing the weather earlier ITT, my first sighting of someone wearing shorts for the year occurred today. High was a balmy 30.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:21 am

jmorrisumn wrote:To everyone discussing the weather earlier ITT, my first sighting of someone wearing shorts for the year occurred today. High was a balmy 30.


Unseasonably warm, huh?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby finnandjake2 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:30 am

jmorrisumn wrote:To everyone discussing the weather earlier ITT, my first sighting of someone wearing shorts for the year occurred today. High was a balmy 30.


Typical Minnesota. Low 30's is warm this time of year.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jmorrisumn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:54 am

My status date updated to 2/12 after having been 2/4. First movement I've seen in any of my apps... Anyone been able to piece together how many times the date updates before they get back to you?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:18 am

jmorrisumn wrote:To everyone discussing the weather earlier ITT, my first sighting of someone wearing shorts for the year occurred today. High was a balmy 30.


May have been me, lol.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:27 am

atwardow wrote:Do you have any idea how U of MN Law perceives this application cycle? Are they struggling with numbers like everyone else? Do they anticipate attracting enough high scoring applicants?


Last year their apps fell at about the same pace as the national average. To maintain their medians they cut their class size from 250 to 205. Its fair to assume apps will be down again this year too. No one really knows what the ad comms are going to do... but from what I have gathered, a likely senario is letting the GPA median slip a bit and cutting class size further to maintain the 167 median. If they give up on the 167, I would imagine a flood of 166s from the waitlist will get in.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Nova wrote:
atwardow wrote:Do you have any idea how U of MN Law perceives this application cycle? Are they struggling with numbers like everyone else? Do they anticipate attracting enough high scoring applicants?


Last year their apps fell at about the same pace as the national average. To maintain their medians they cut their class size from 250 to 205. Its fair to assume apps will be down again this year too. No one really knows what the ad comms are going to do... but from what I have gathered, a likely senario is letting the GPA median slip a bit and cutting class size further to maintain the 167 median. If they give up on the 167, I would imagine a flood of 166s from the waitlist will get in.


...and maybe room for a 165....with $$$!? :lol:

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby historicrep » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:12 pm

jmorrisumn wrote:My status date updated to 2/12 after having been 2/4. First movement I've seen in any of my apps... Anyone been able to piece together how many times the date updates before they get back to you?
I'm at (what appears to be) the magic number 167, and my application has gone

under review - 1/22
under review - 2/1

and remains at that today, so I don't think I'm much help :P

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby hopeyglass » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:07 pm

I applied Jan 2 and went complete the 4th, my last update was 1/11
just want to stay in mpls :(

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:39 pm

Is it positive or negative to have a more recent update?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby historicrep » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:41 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:Is it positive or negative to have a more recent update?

don't really think it matters... did yours update again?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:01 pm

historicrep wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:Is it positive or negative to have a more recent update?

don't really think it matters... did yours update again?


No still 2/1, but I was just wondering in comparison to people whose statuses are stuck on an earlier date.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby SydneyC » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:28 pm

Who's going to ASW in March?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby dykstaab » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:57 pm

SydneyC wrote:Who's going to ASW in March?


This guy! Def looking forward to learning more about Minnesota

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jmorrisumn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:11 pm

In via phone call this afternoon. (Found out about the other half of the Joint Degree Program a few weeks ago, so I'm also in for the JDP now too.)

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby historicrep » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:23 pm

Congratulations!

When did you go under review? Law and Health, right?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jmorrisumn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:08 pm

Yes - Law and Life Science. MS-STEP from Humphrey. UR 2/4. Saw it bump to 2/12 and got the call today. No scholarship information yet; I wonder how the JDP program's scholarships decisions work in conjunction with the general admissions office. Once I get my packet I'm sure I'll find out.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mg1185 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:14 pm

Joining this thread late, I know... but I was just waitlisted at MN today- anyone have an idea how likely it is to get off of their waitlist? And how long it might take? I plan on sending a LOCI early next week...

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby historicrep » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:21 pm

mg1185 wrote:Joining this thread late, I know... but I was just waitlisted at MN today- anyone have an idea how likely it is to get off of their waitlist? And how long it might take? I plan on sending a LOCI early next week...

Conventional wisdom from this and last years thread is to be above a median.

How did you find out you were waitlisted? Email?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mg1185 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:07 pm

historicrep wrote:
mg1185 wrote:Joining this thread late, I know... but I was just waitlisted at MN today- anyone have an idea how likely it is to get off of their waitlist? And how long it might take? I plan on sending a LOCI early next week...

Conventional wisdom from this and last years thread is to be above a median.

How did you find out you were waitlisted? Email?


Yes, I received an email earlier this evening. I am not above either median, unfortunately. Do you think it is still worthwhile to send a LOCI or am I lost cause? :?

I do have significant work experience, strong letters of recommendation, strong 'overcoming adversity' personal statement... I think it's these things that have carried me this far. But, from what your saying, it sounds like these won't be enough to get me off of the waitlist?




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