lawschool22 wrote:Don't they usually do JS2's in waves? My guess is they are waiting to pull the trigger on a wave of admits which contains some applicants who might be below a previously established "floor." They could also simply be waiting on more applicants; perhaps the pace is slower than last year and they want to review and interview more applicants before sending out the next wave.
Of course this is all speculation.
The only problem with this theory is, well, me. I am below the 3.6 GPA floor that Harvard is notorious for and I got accepted in the first round of JS2's. I am anything but an auto-admit, in fact I saw myself closer to an auto-ding an an auto-admit. It may seem anecdotal but there are 4 of us that I count below that GPA floor. If they were waiting for a better picture of the "floor" they wouldn't have admitted us.
True. We all know admissions is far from an exact science, so none of my theories are meant to apply to every circumstance. You applied pretty early IIRC, maybe that had an effect? Also wasn't your LSAT somewhere in the 75thish neighborhood? I think in the past a <25th GPA and 75th LSAT still had a fairly decent shot at acceptance.
What I'm getting at is this year I am wondering if they're not going to be more lenient with that GPA floor for people closer to their median LSAT. This is primarily based on MS9's discussion that 173+ LSATs are going to be in very short supply this year. The latest application data that just came out today only supports that theory. I could be way way off, it's just fun to contemplate