Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
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Would you be willing to share what you believe got you into Chicago? You don't have to be specific if you don't want, but if you could at least give a vague reply (great story in PS) I'd appreciate it. My numbers are similar, so I'm interested.
Of course. I don't think it was one thing in particular. I used the PS as an opportunity to craft a story out of accomplishments on my resume (connecting the dots) and spent a lot of time revising into make sure the language worked well. But I think the most important thing is to just be genuine in what you are saying. That way, if you get a chance to interview, you can be passionate about your answers as you paint a more detailed picture of what you already said in your application. Interviewing is definitely what tipped me over from a WL to accept (every school where I couldn't interview placed me on WL, everywhere I interviewed, I was accepted).
best of luck to ya!
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Enough results to be worth posting at this point...
160/166 3.82. Non URM, MA, good softs, good recs. I thought I was done when the 160 happened, so could be worse!
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165->167, 3.98, non-URM, strong softs, MA
In: Emory ($100k+), Vandy (75k), UVA (75k), Penn (35k), Mich (35k), U Chicago, NYU
Pending: Stanford, Duke
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Hope this will be helpful for someone in the future.
162, 3.85, AA URM
I think I might be missing one or two.
Also: I retook the LSAT in Feb (165), but was accepted/waitlisted to all of the schools I listed with my original score (162).
ETA: Georgetown and Cornell
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All things considered, I was pretty happy with my cycle. Hope this helps other reverse splitters!
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At the beginning of this cycle, i got into a huge debate with some posters about what constitutes a reverse splitter. In the end, I think we agreed whomever considers themselves to be reverse splitting should be welcome here and I have followed your stories the last few months with great interest.
I considered my LSAT to be the GIANT question mark at the schools I was targeting as my GPA and work experience was very solid, so I wanted to share my results and provide some sunlight for future three time lsat takers, reverse splitters etc. At the schools at which I faced resistance (ie rejection, hold, etc.) i am fairly confident it was LSAT record-related.
Cancel - 167 - 171, 4.0, Non-URM
Yale - Rejected
Cornell - Withdrew while pending
Rest of T14 - Accepted, with significant $$$ below CCN.
Attending Harvard, deferring for a year - will be class of 2017.
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Hello fellow reversers! 161/3.97 here.
South Carolina ($)
I was also waitlisted at UVA, and then accepted. Attending in the fall!
Good luck everyone!
edit: admitted off the waitlist to UNC (non-resident), after I denied offer which is weird.
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157 / 3.93
De Paul ($)
St. Johns ($)
Waitlisted, then Accepted:
Emory ($) - Attending
Lewis and Clark ($)
Washington and Lee
William and Mary
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This thread has given me new hope!
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