Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

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Cocoblues
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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Cocoblues » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:18 pm

teampeeta wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:
koalacity wrote:...could she be done for the day already? At 8:30 AM PST? :shock:


I hope not. :(
I'm a late Jan complete. Part of me thinks it's too early, but folks that went complete around the same period have gotten in this week. I'm not sure if it's time to freak out. :?


Isn't it pretty rare for people to hear back from Stanford so quickly? I think it takes a few months for most people. There are exceptions, but they're usually people with really strong numbers/ softs. Probably not worth freaking out until you know something definitive.

FWIW, mac2013 is my numbers twin and got in today. I went complete in late-Jan and haven't heard a thing.



Oh, OK. Thanks. That's why I was only semi-freaking out (if there is such a thing)! Most late Jan completes will probably hear back a lot later.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby hellomellow » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:21 pm

The-Specs wrote:My impression is:

1. Auto-Admits
2. URM's with solid numbers
3. Splitters with diversity (see mnindc for this)
4. Splitters/RS/Incredible softs
5. Everyone else


So if we are in group 3-5 we still have hope? :) *nervously smiling?*

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:23 pm

hellomellow wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My impression is:

1. Auto-Admits
2. URM's with solid numbers
3. Splitters with diversity (see mnindc for this)
4. Splitters/RS/Incredible softs
5. Everyone else


So if we are in group 3-5 we still have hope? :) *nervously smiling?*


Is there a group 6 for "significantly worse than everyone else?"

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby wtrc » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:24 pm

hellomellow wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My impression is:

1. Auto-Admits
2. URM's with solid numbers
3. Splitters with diversity (see mnindc for this)
4. Splitters/RS/Incredible softs
5. Everyone else


So if we are in group 3-5 we still have hope? :) *nervously smiling?*


Interesting.

While I'd love to think of myself in #1, I think I'm a 4 or 5er, with a GPA below the median. Or as BOM just scooped me on, a 6er

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby selden » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:26 pm

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edited, posted in wrong thread
Last edited by selden on Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:27 pm

hellomellow wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My impression is:

1. Auto-Admits
2. URM's with solid numbers
3. Splitters with diversity (see mnindc for this)
4. Splitters/RS/Incredible softs
5. Everyone else


So if we are in group 3-5 we still have hope? :) *nervously smiling?*


I like to think so as I am in category 4. :)

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby angels2fly » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:29 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
hellomellow wrote:
The-Specs wrote:My impression is:

1. Auto-Admits
2. URM's with solid numbers
3. Splitters with diversity (see mnindc for this)
4. Splitters/RS/Incredible softs
5. Everyone else


So if we are in group 3-5 we still have hope? :) *nervously smiling?*


Is there a group 6 for "significantly worse than everyone else?"


hope you arent asking for yourself!

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:30 pm

angels2fly wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Is there a group 6 for "significantly worse than everyone else?"


hope you arent asking for yourself!


oh, you can be sure i am

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby JD1776 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:32 pm

The-Specs wrote:My impression is:

1. Auto-Admits
2. URM's with solid numbers
3. Splitters with diversity (see mnindc for this)
4. Splitters/RS/Incredible softs
5. Everyone else


Yea, I have to think they roughly gauge the caliber/competitiveness of the applications (based on GPA/LSAT) as they come in, and then conduct a thorough review of those top candidates first. I suspect that's how they would isolate the so-called "auto-admits."

But what do I know?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Icecold62 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:35 pm

Ok what is URM?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:37 pm

Icecold62 wrote:Ok what is URM?


Under-represented Minority = African American, Native American, Mexican, Puerto Rican

data suggests they get a significant boost in admissions

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:39 pm

Icecold62 wrote:Ok what is URM?


URM = "under-represented minorities". Usually refers to African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino-Americans, and Native Americans. I don't think it applies to Asian-Americans and Arabs; though, it may, depending on a particular school's demographics. I believe it also includes self-identified LGBT applicants.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:42 pm

cesium wrote:
Icecold62 wrote:Ok what is URM?


URM = "under-represented minorities". Usually refers to African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino-Americans, and Native Americans. I don't think it applies to Asian-Americans and Arabs; though, it may, depending on a particular school's demographics. I believe it also includes self-identified LGBT applicants.


viewtopic.php?f=14&t=35568

Since this question comes up many times, let's try to keep all of the answers and responses in one thread. Everything below is the answers that other TLS posters will give you when you ask a question. I know this because I've spent way too much time on this site for over a year.

The general consensus on this board (TLS) is that the only groups to receive URM (Under Represented Minority) boosts are: Black/African Americans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans.

If you are from any other Latin American or Spanish speaking country, the consensus is to just check the Hispanic box. You may not receive as much of a boost as those that check Mexican or Puerto Rican, but it may still help you in showing diversity to the class.

For Native Americans some schools require that you show a tribe affiliation. This is not all schools, but check with the schools you are interested in before deciding to check this box.

For Arabs/Indians/Pakistanians/Middle Easterners, for law school purposes you are usually not considered a URM. This is for a variety of reasons. It's most likely not fair, but life isn't fair.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby jdapplicant » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:43 pm

cesium wrote:
Icecold62 wrote:Ok what is URM?


URM = "under-represented minorities". Usually refers to African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino-Americans, and Native Americans. I don't think it applies to Asian-Americans and Arabs; though, it may, depending on a particular school's demographics. I believe it also includes self-identified LGBT applicants.



Asian-Americans are "over-represented minorities" because they make up a much higher percentage of top law schools than US population in general. There's no t14 where Asian-Americans make up a lower percentage.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Howl » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:57 pm

jdapplicant wrote:
cesium wrote:
Icecold62 wrote:Ok what is URM?


URM = "under-represented minorities". Usually refers to African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino-Americans, and Native Americans. I don't think it applies to Asian-Americans and Arabs; though, it may, depending on a particular school's demographics. I believe it also includes self-identified LGBT applicants.



Asian-Americans are "over-represented minorities" because they make up a much higher percentage of top law schools than US population in general. There's no t14 where Asian-Americans make up a lower percentage.


I don't think this hurts them though; Spivey mentioned how Asians are still reported by schools as "minorities," and how this could possibly still be favorable for them. It probably doesn't have an effect either way.

Being female, although, is a bit of a boost :D

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:06 pm

Howl wrote:
jdapplicant wrote:Asian-Americans are "over-represented minorities" because they make up a much higher percentage of top law schools than US population in general. There's no t14 where Asian-Americans make up a lower percentage.


I don't think this hurts them though; Spivey mentioned how Asians are still reported by schools as "minorities," and how this could possibly still be favorable for them. It probably doesn't have an effect either way.

Being female, although, is a bit of a boost :D


Asian-Americans receive a significant boost at Stanford vis-a-vis their white/Caucasian counterparts (one that is greater than at other schools) but less of a boost than do other URMs.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kershka » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:16 pm

WOW! look at all these news admits! Congrats!

Here's hoping she took a long lunch break and will resume calls in the late afternoon (since she started early morning)

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kershka » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:17 pm

wtrc wrote:
pokemonsters wrote:Congrats to all new admits! With January completes being accepted, are December November October completes likely fated to be held / WL / dinged at this point?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:18 pm

kershka wrote:
wtrc wrote:
pokemonsters wrote:Congrats to all new admits! With January completes being accepted, are December November October completes likely fated to be held / WL / dinged at this point?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby jingosaur » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:21 pm

kershka wrote:
wtrc wrote:
pokemonsters wrote:Congrats to all new admits! With January completes being accepted, are December November October completes likely fated to be held / WL / dinged at this point?


No. I don't think anyone can be ruled out yet. Just be patient!

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby koalacity » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:21 pm

kershka wrote:WOW! look at all these news admits! Congrats!

Here's hoping she took a long lunch break and will resume calls in the late afternoon (since she started early morning)

hi kershka!

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kershka » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:38 pm

koalacity wrote:
kershka wrote:WOW! look at all these news admits! Congrats!

Here's hoping she took a long lunch break and will resume calls in the late afternoon (since she started early morning)

hi kershka!

hihihi! :D :D

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:48 pm

Well...it's still early in Palo Alto... :lol:

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:50 pm

I am calling it for today…

Mostly because that is the only way anything will ever happen

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Re: Stanford c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:24 pm

I really hope Stanford doesn't release rejections on valentine's day....That just seems cruel.




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