Hey guys, so I'm a lurker, and I just got accepted to two schools (Yale and Harvard). I thought it would be helpful for the rest of the community to share my stats, etc. I'm filling out the spreadsheet, and there's a few terms I don't know/not sure:
- WE means year out of college, right?
- Is there a link describing what constitutes average/above average/below avg etc. softs?
- The GPA and LSAT median columns auto-calculate, right? It doesn't seem to be displaying correctly for me...
I only filled out the Yale spreadsheet so far. Sorry for asking noob questions and good luck to everyone!
1. It means work experience, so as long as you were working after you graduated them yes, it could mean years out of college. But it is specifically "work experience."
2. There isn't a link, but there was some discussion a few pages back. Think of it this way:
Unique is something like astronaut, cured cancer, president's daughter, major league athlete, Nobel peace price winner, etc. Almost no one should be in that category.
Above average usually means you have some good substantive work experience (5 years as an investment banker), substantive military experience, or some other distinction (think Rhodes Scholar).
Most people will be in the average or below average category. Average is where people with a few years of average work experience are, maybe you held some significant leadership positions in a student organization, had a research paper published during school, participated in some "special" program, study abroad, etc.
Below average probably means you don't have much post-grad work experience, if any, and while you were somewhat involved during undergrad, you don't have many significant accomplishments to point to (you were in an org but didn't lead it, for example).
Weak simply means you graduated college but didn't really do anything else while you were there.
3. The columns do auto-calc, and should now be fixed.