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annjel
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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby annjel » Tue May 21, 2013 1:43 pm

leepokman wrote:
annjel wrote:
zman wrote: It will be hard to be accepted by a top 10 with a 3.3 regardless of LSAT.


absolutely agree. but i can honestly say that i wasn't ready to apply this cycle and gave it my 60% effort applying deadline for the entire top 18 and was surprised to get waitlisted at columbia, penn, cornell, georgetown, and uva. so it makes me wonder what re-taking, giving my 100% on apps, and applying early might do. i want to believe i have some strong softs and although i figured i wasn't URM (im Filipino), some schools are treating me as one. but yeah, i realize it'll be tough given my crap GPA.


Well 3.3 gpa is not good but if you can retake and get your LSAT up to 170, I don't think your GPA is going to hold you back that much.



haha hope you're right. obviously PT's don't make a difference but I was PT-ing in the 175 range and ended up choking on the real thing with a 168. I also am an LSAT instructor so figured teaching it might make sure I keep my skills sharp. Although I won't lie, my GPA is making me re-think withdrawing. Who knows. I might not be as lucky next cycle and completely screw myself over.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby leepokman » Tue May 21, 2013 2:36 pm

annjel wrote:
leepokman wrote:
annjel wrote:
zman wrote: It will be hard to be accepted by a top 10 with a 3.3 regardless of LSAT.


absolutely agree. but i can honestly say that i wasn't ready to apply this cycle and gave it my 60% effort applying deadline for the entire top 18 and was surprised to get waitlisted at columbia, penn, cornell, georgetown, and uva. so it makes me wonder what re-taking, giving my 100% on apps, and applying early might do. i want to believe i have some strong softs and although i figured i wasn't URM (im Filipino), some schools are treating me as one. but yeah, i realize it'll be tough given my crap GPA.


Well 3.3 gpa is not good but if you can retake and get your LSAT up to 170, I don't think your GPA is going to hold you back that much.



haha hope you're right. obviously PT's don't make a difference but I was PT-ing in the 175 range and ended up choking on the real thing with a 168. I also am an LSAT instructor so figured teaching it might make sure I keep my skills sharp. Although I won't lie, my GPA is making me re-think withdrawing. Who knows. I might not be as lucky next cycle and completely screw myself over.


You can never trust PT score, I am usually in the 170-173 range in PT but the first time I took the real test I was so nervous that I was completely frozen, I walked out in the middle of the test and cancelled the score. Second time I focus on beating the clock at the expense of accuracy and got 167. You are obviously in a lot better shape than I was.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby epgenius » Tue May 21, 2013 2:59 pm

Anybody heard anything?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Tue May 21, 2013 3:16 pm

leepokman wrote:
annjel wrote:Submitted my app on deadline. Didn't keep track of all the updates. Finally got in last Thurs w/ 60K. Bummed that they only gave me until today to make a decision. The offer is tempting since I'd have to choose between USC and UCLA (went to UCLA for undergrad) However, I'm retaking in June hoping to re-apply and get into the top 10. So it looks like I'll be withdrawing by 5 this afternoon.

Stats: 168/3.3x


Please do if you don't plan on attending so that people on the WL like me have a better chance. BTW I am 167/3.5 what do u guys think my chances are?


Got in with identical stats, applied November though.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zz888 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:31 pm

JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dream Weave » Tue May 21, 2013 5:32 pm

zz888 wrote:JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship


Did you do the video?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zz888 » Tue May 21, 2013 5:42 pm

Yes I did! Goodluck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby epgenius » Tue May 21, 2013 6:14 pm

zz888 wrote:Yes I did! Goodluck to everyone still waiting!


Are you URM?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zz888 » Tue May 21, 2013 6:54 pm

epgenius wrote:
zz888 wrote:Yes I did! Goodluck to everyone still waiting!


Are you URM?


No, but I am USC undergrad perhaps that helped.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue May 21, 2013 7:32 pm

this must be the first non 167 to get off the waitlist so there is hope for all those 166, especially if they hvae high GPAs.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby epgenius » Tue May 21, 2013 8:11 pm

zman wrote:this must be the first non 167 to get off the waitlist so there is hope for all those 166, especially if they hvae high GPAs.


I think it could go either way... Yes, it's good they're letting in sub-167s but if they're starting out with a 164/3.8 who had a quirk (went to USC) they might be in the stage of letting in specialized applicants instead of the most qualified.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby epgenius » Tue May 21, 2013 8:15 pm

zz888 wrote:
epgenius wrote:
zz888 wrote:Yes I did! Goodluck to everyone still waiting!


Are you URM?


No, but I am USC undergrad perhaps that helped.


Did you do anything in addition to the video interview to appeal to the admissions committee after you were wait listed?

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Tue May 21, 2013 8:16 pm

epgenius wrote:
zman wrote:this must be the first non 167 to get off the waitlist so there is hope for all those 166, especially if they hvae high GPAs.


I think it could go either way... Yes, it's good they're letting in sub-167s but if they're starting out with a 164/3.8 who had a quirk (went to USC) they might be in the stage of letting in specialized applicants instead of the most qualified.


he/she has a 3.8. That's "qualified".

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby epgenius » Tue May 21, 2013 8:19 pm

zman wrote:
epgenius wrote:
zman wrote:this must be the first non 167 to get off the waitlist so there is hope for all those 166, especially if they hvae high GPAs.


I think it could go either way... Yes, it's good they're letting in sub-167s but if they're starting out with a 164/3.8 who had a quirk (went to USC) they might be in the stage of letting in specialized applicants instead of the most qualified.


he/she has a 3.8. That's "qualified".


No offense to zz888, but I find it hard to believe that, to a school taking 167/2.8s, a 164/3.8 is more qualified than a 166/3.64... If so, I take offense to such a policy.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dream Weave » Tue May 21, 2013 9:23 pm

epgenius wrote:
zman wrote:
epgenius wrote:
zman wrote:this must be the first non 167 to get off the waitlist so there is hope for all those 166, especially if they hvae high GPAs.


I think it could go either way... Yes, it's good they're letting in sub-167s but if they're starting out with a 164/3.8 who had a quirk (went to USC) they might be in the stage of letting in specialized applicants instead of the most qualified.


he/she has a 3.8. That's "qualified".


No offense to zz888, but I find it hard to believe that, to a school taking 167/2.8s, a 164/3.8 is more qualified than a 166/3.64... If so, I take offense to such a policy.


I mean a 3.8/164 is a pretty qualified applicant. Much more so than the low 3.0/167s. I don't think it's fair to call him unqualified. I fully understand your frustration.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Wed May 22, 2013 4:23 am

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Wed May 22, 2013 4:25 am

zz888 wrote:JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship


Congrats!! I remember you from the Gtown waitlist thread :)

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby leepokman » Wed May 22, 2013 10:44 am

zz888 wrote:JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship


I am starting to think that something went wrong in my application. I think I have pretty good number(167/3.5). I did the video thing and emailed them LOCI as well. Haven't heard anything yet. But I applied pretty late on 1/23 maybe that's why. I am starting to worry.....

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Wed May 22, 2013 11:10 am

leepokman wrote:
zz888 wrote:JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship


I am starting to think that something went wrong in my application. I think I have pretty good number(167/3.5). I did the video thing and emailed them LOCI as well. Haven't heard anything yet. But I applied pretty late on 1/23 maybe that's why. I am starting to worry.....


Hang in there. USC will not let 167s go easily.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby jdmonkey » Wed May 22, 2013 12:48 pm

leepokman wrote:
zz888 wrote:JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship


I am starting to think that something went wrong in my application. I think I have pretty good number(167/3.5). I did the video thing and emailed them LOCI as well. Haven't heard anything yet. But I applied pretty late on 1/23 maybe that's why. I am starting to worry.....


Yes I am anxious myself still in CR2!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby leepokman » Wed May 22, 2013 1:51 pm

jdmonkey wrote:
leepokman wrote:
zz888 wrote:JUST GOT IN!!!! SO EXCITED!!! 164/3.8 USC undergrad student!! 10k/year scholarship


I am starting to think that something went wrong in my application. I think I have pretty good number(167/3.5). I did the video thing and emailed them LOCI as well. Haven't heard anything yet. But I applied pretty late on 1/23 maybe that's why. I am starting to worry.....


Yes I am anxious myself still in CR2!


I think being in CR2 is better than being waitlisted. Good luck!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zz888 » Wed May 22, 2013 2:51 pm

I wrote an LSAT addendum, yes my LSAT is a little lower than they'd like but I have a history of doing poorly on standardized tests (I was accepted into USC below 25th percentile SAT score but graduated in the top 10% of my class) I think having a 3.8 GPA from their own undergrad school as well as 3 LOR from their own professors helped, they know how academically rigorous their undergrad curriculum is. Maybe they are trying to raise their GPA median.

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dream Weave » Wed May 22, 2013 7:07 pm

zz888 wrote:I wrote an LSAT addendum, yes my LSAT is a little lower than they'd like but I have a history of doing poorly on standardized tests (I was accepted into USC below 25th percentile SAT score but graduated in the top 10% of my class) I think having a 3.8 GPA from their own undergrad school as well as 3 LOR from their own professors helped, they know how academically rigorous their undergrad curriculum is. Maybe they are trying to raise their GPA median.


Posting to help everyone out. My friend got in yesterday off waitlist. 4 years work experience, 3.9 GPA, USC undergrad, low low LSAT (don't know actual score- but could be sub 160)

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Dream Weave » Wed May 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Dream Weave wrote:
zz888 wrote:I wrote an LSAT addendum, yes my LSAT is a little lower than they'd like but I have a history of doing poorly on standardized tests (I was accepted into USC below 25th percentile SAT score but graduated in the top 10% of my class) I think having a 3.8 GPA from their own undergrad school as well as 3 LOR from their own professors helped, they know how academically rigorous their undergrad curriculum is. Maybe they are trying to raise their GPA median.


Posting to help everyone out. My friend got in yesterday off waitlist. 4 years work experience, 3.9 GPA, USC undergrad, low low LSAT (don't know actual score- but could be sub 160)


So I would say they are going after GPA median now and looking after their own as they do it!

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Re: USC c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby zman » Wed May 22, 2013 7:51 pm

I wonder how many of the 167 3.73++ they got this cycle. Those are their ideal numbers.




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