WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:08 am

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Yes don't lose hope vicpin5190, it's totally possible you're an admit this cycle. If you do though, I recommend retaking in Feb or June to negotiate a scholarship. It could make such a huge difference.



Thanks! I obviously felt that a higher score would have been the ideal, but I do feel that 165 doesn't look like a kiss of death at all based on some rummaging through LSN and MyLSN. Looks like scholi stuff is more of a crap shoot though. I'll probably heed the retake advice for negotiation purposes....

We'll see. Nothing to lose. I came off as a WUSTL fan boy in the Why WUSTL question, so maybe that'll help lol.


Yeah man, 165 is a good score, around 90th percentile. Be proud of that already. But barring some weird personal situation, your best move regardless of admission is to study for a retake (just like with admission, you have nothing to lose!). Essentially, it is like a super high paying, tax free, part time job. Would you take a part time job that pays hundreds per hour? I would :D

If you are serious about this and get admitted: use your love of WUSTL, alumni status, and a retake score to dominate a scholly negotiation. Just my two cents!

Best of luck!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:34 am

So, what kinds of questions can I expect during my interview? This is my first interview.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:39 am

vicpin5190 wrote:
Fiero85 wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:
Fiero85 wrote:[

Yes don't lose hope vicpin5190, it's totally possible you're an admit this cycle. If you do though, I recommend retaking in Feb or June to negotiate a scholarship. It could make such a huge difference.



Thanks! I obviously felt that a higher score would have been the ideal, but I do feel that 165 doesn't look like a kiss of death at all based on some rummaging through LSN and MyLSN. Looks like scholi stuff is more of a crap shoot though. I'll probably heed the retake advice for negotiation purposes....

We'll see. Nothing to lose. I came off as a WUSTL fan boy in the Why WUSTL question, so maybe that'll help lol.


Yeah man, 165 is a good score, around 90th percentile. Be proud of that already. But barring some weird personal situation, your best move regardless of admission is to study for a retake (just like with admission, you have nothing to lose!). Essentially, it is like a super high paying, tax free, part time job. Would you take a part time job that pays hundreds per hour? I would :D

If you are serious about this and get admitted: use your love of WUSTL, alumni status, and a retake score to dominate a scholly negotiation. Just my two cents!

Best of luck!


Oh trust me, I know all about that part time job feeling. Balancing a full time job and the LSAT for December was one of the hardest things I've done to date, but now that I have the experience under my belt, hopefully studying for this time around won't be as painful.


Yep I just worked a relatively straightforward 40 hr/week job while studying, and even that was a struggle. You'd be surprised how much you retain though: I didn't touch my prep materials for almost 3 months between my two takes, and I don't feel like I had to re-learn much at all. You can really focus in on your mistakes the second time around, and it is a lower pressure situation on game day. Definitely worth trying a few practice tests at least to see what's up!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:45 am

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:55 am

NoDayButToday wrote:Just make sure that you're going to go up, if you're going to re-take. I went up 4 points when I re-took...but one of my friends re-took too and went down 4...which means she had to make the tougher case for her first score which she managed with less preparation than the second score. I agree that there's a lot to be gained from retaking and doing better, but I think it sounds like you've got solid chances as it is.

I believe I saw on a post in another forum that a fellow with a 166 / 3.5 got a full ride to Wash U. You never know!


I (respectfully) must strongly disagree with this post.

All indications point to only the highest score mattering (retake without fear!).

And the word on the street (from older Wash U folks and the renowned law school insider Mike Spivey) is that last year was a strategically generous year where they threw some money around to hold a 166 median. This year unfortunately, is not rumored to be the full scholly fiesta that last year was. And note, as silly as this sounds, 165 is not 166. Every point matters. That's why I'm trying to encourage this applicant, and almost everyone else, to give it another try if they wanna save money (which they should in this job market/life in general)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:11 am

vicpin5190 wrote:
Fiero85 wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:Just make sure that you're going to go up, if you're going to re-take. I went up 4 points when I re-took...but one of my friends re-took too and went down 4...which means she had to make the tougher case for her first score which she managed with less preparation than the second score. I agree that there's a lot to be gained from retaking and doing better, but I think it sounds like you've got solid chances as it is.

I believe I saw on a post in another forum that a fellow with a 166 / 3.5 got a full ride to Wash U. You never know!


I (respectfully) must strongly disagree with this post.

All indications point to only the highest score mattering (retake without fear!).

And the word on the street (from older Wash U folks and the renowned law school insider Mike Spivey) is that last year was a strategically generous year where they threw some money around to hold a 166 median. This year unfortunately, is not rumored to be the full scholly fiesta that last year was. And note, as silly as this sounds, 165 is not 166. Every point matters. That's why I'm trying to encourage this applicant, and almost everyone else, to give it another try if they wanna save money (which they should in this job market/life in general)


That's what I've been hearing too. Like I said from MyLSN, my numbers point to a kinda coin toss in terms of scholarship pay out, some people struck gold others didn't since 2011. WUSTL is awesome but not at sticker, though at least the city is dirt cheap when it comes to COL, so thats a plus....


Yep, that's why I recommend both letting your current apps play out AND studying for a retake. If you get a Wash U acceptance and scholarship that is pleasing to your situation, no harm done. But if you get WL'ed or are facing sticker price, a retake even during your cycle could be huge.

True that about COL. One of the many reasons I love the Midwest!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:14 am

Attax wrote:So, what kinds of questions can I expect during my interview? This is my first interview.


So far, everyone has said they have been pretty straight forward interviews. Just a few questions about your background, why you want to go to law school/what career are you looking for, and why WUSTL specifically.

Search this thread for more info, I think it's been addressed briefly by others too. Good luck with the interview!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby chingwoo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:49 am

Guys I'm sorry for not being as active as I can in the thread, I'm just having trouble making it to 100 post count. I'm going to edit the front page soon, but the pictures currently make it impossible for me to edit it. (I took over the thread from someone else)

Here is a link to the admitted students group I made,

https://www.facebook.com/groups/709494009061107/

I hope to see you all at ASW.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby georgej » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:09 pm

Sent my app in last night. My fingers are super crossed for Washington. I am drooling over how cheap rent is compared to where I'm currently at. Good luck everybody!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Zaffy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:59 pm

just got my acceptance email I interviewed December 31st.

167, 3.4x URM.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby crisgcia » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:43 pm

I'm in!! :D Acceptance email batch today!

And the interview went so smoothly. Mine was with Mary Clifford and she was so cordial that it hardly felt like an interview and more like a conversation, like everyone else has said. The questions weren't too demanding, but I found that coming in with knowledge of WUSTL's programs really helped me.

Best of luck to those still waiting!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby kgiaco » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:17 pm

Just got my second email from the admissions office. It was similar to the admittance email, but had stuff about the admitted students week. There was no mention of my application being sent to the scholarship committee. Is this the same email that many of you received yesterday? And if so, have we determined that it essentially means that there will be no scholarship coming?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Got the same email. No scholarship mention.

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Postby burtmacklin » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:54 pm

kgiaco wrote:Just got my second email from the admissions office. It was similar to the admittance email, but had stuff about the admitted students week. There was no mention of my application being sent to the scholarship committee. Is this the same email that many of you received yesterday? And if so, have we determined that it essentially means that there will be no scholarship coming?


Thats the one. I got it yesterday too and was a little bummed but it seems like WUSTL would really have to be changing their scholarship priorities to not offer any aid to some of these people. I'm a splitter so I know I'm not the best applicant, but I do have 170+ and there was like no one who wasn't getting some kind of aid once they were above the 75th% last year

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:57 pm

I share the same sentiment. No way everyone who's received the non-scholarship-mentioning 2nd email, gets $0. Sit tight.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Savage13 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:19 pm

I am also a 170+ splitter. I have not received a second email nor have I heard anything about Scholarships.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fiero85 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:20 pm

Congrats to this week's admits!

Those waiting on $, I know it sucks but:

KanyeShrug wrote:No way everyone who's received the non-scholarship-mentioning 2nd email, gets $0. Sit tight.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:46 pm

Interview today followed by acceptance e-mail a couple hours later! Very excited. I can't attend at sticker but am hopeful to negotiate a decent scholarship once some people withdrawl and go T14. Looking forward to meeting many of you in the fall. Happy New Years to everyone!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:24 am

Lol it doesn't matter if the letter mentions scholly or not. Everyone gets considered and usually gets some

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LET'S GET IT » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:59 pm

Sorry should have worded that more clearly. Wasn't saying I expected scholarship information to be included in the acceptance letter.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BLUERUFiO » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:15 pm

Just barely sent in my application. To be honest, I am hoping for large $$$ like last year's applicants. Rolling the dice, hoping for something nice.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rutgers17 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:41 pm

LET'S GET IT wrote:Interview today followed by acceptance e-mail a couple hours later! Very excited. I can't attend at sticker but am hopeful to negotiate a decent scholarship once some people withdrawl and go T14. Looking forward to meeting many of you in the fall. Happy New Years to everyone!


who did you interview with? I also had my interview yesterday, but haven't heard anything yet. hoping this isn't a bad sign... :shock:




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