Seoulless wrote: Lebrarian_Booker wrote: Seoulless wrote:
alex.cm wrote:Waitlisted, doesn't look like I even got "preferred". 171/ 3.6, so fuck you too, GULC.
Good luck to everyone still waiting though!
Thats insane. According to mylsn u were a shoe in. Unless u were the third Boston bomber or some other Egregious C&F ding, is it YP? Can things have gotten so bad now that someone with a 3.6 is getting YPed if he has a 170+?
I'm gonna be honest, I think TLS thinks there's way
more YP going on than there actually is. I'd bet there's actually very little YP going on at all. Think about it: denying kids for YP considerations lowers your acceptance rate and raises your matriculation rate (good things), but it also negatively impacts your admitted student profile. I think that the admitted student profile is more important and weighs more heavily into rankings than acceptance rate or matriculation rate. There isn't really a great and trade-off-free reason to YP. It's a TLS hive mind phenomenon more than anything else.
(I currently work in admissions and financial aid, in case you're curious)
I dont disagree, but in the absence of some serious C&F or even minor, how can we rationally explain that ding?
That is a good question, and tough to explain. Perhaps a misspelling on the resume? Perhaps a very weak personal statement? Perhaps the admit pool for GULC this year has been particularly strong on the LSAT and particularly weak on GPA, and at this point in the cycle they are more GPA hungry than LSAT hungry?
Idk, all possibilities, but tough to say...[/quote]
As much as I like the idea that YP doesn't happen, I don't really know what any other explanation would be, unless they caught a error/misspelling/were looking for something I didn't have that was not noticed by any of the higher-ranked schools to which I've been accepted (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/allalexallday
if anyone is really that curious). And in this case, they're right, I didn't have any intention of going given my other acceptances.