Splitters 2013-2014

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kkdk
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby kkdk » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:10 pm

Update! Outperforming my numbers this year but hope this gives other splitters hope!

IN:

UCLA 35k/year
UMich 22.5k/year
Duke
NYU
Georgetown - invited for scholly consideration
UVA
UPenn
Columbia

Pending:

Harvard (survived several ding waves...maybe I'm held? Who knows these things..)

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby rigoding » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:13 pm

kkdk wrote:Update! Outperforming my numbers this year but hope this gives other splitters hope!

IN:

UCLA 35k/year
UMich 22.5k/year
Duke
NYU
Georgetown - invited for scholly consideration
UVA
UPenn
Columbia

Pending:

Harvard (survived several ding waves...maybe I'm held? Who knows these things..)


Congrats! I want to post an update to contrast my cycle with yours :(

3.5 173

IN:
UT

WL:
UVA
Columbia
Michigan
Chicago (couldn't schedule interview though - ED)

Priority Reserve:
Duke

Reject:
Berkeley

Hold:
Georgetown

Pending:
Harvard
Stanford
NYU
UPenn
Cornell

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby js123 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:38 am

Sorry if this is off-topic for this forum, but as a splitter planning to apply for next cycle, I was just wondering if the response time on apps for splitters tends to be longer than other applicants?

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Frozinite » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:09 am

js123 wrote:Sorry if this is off-topic for this forum, but as a splitter planning to apply for next cycle, I was just wondering if the response time on apps for splitters tends to be longer than other applicants?


I don't know if there's any correlation - maybe if we collected everyone's data. From what I've read, it seems to be as black box as any other applicant. My fastest was a 7 days response, and other apps are still waiting 2+ months. Then I've seen other splitters at the same schools have a long wait, and a fast response, respectively.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby kkdk » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:10 am

js123 wrote:Sorry if this is off-topic for this forum, but as a splitter planning to apply for next cycle, I was just wondering if the response time on apps for splitters tends to be longer than other applicants?


YMMV, but as a classic splitter (LSAT at or above 75ths for every T14 except HY, and GPA well below 25th for every T14), this was my experience:

I applied on time (before Thanksgiving):

Duke was PT, so got my decision in 10 days flat.
NYU was in December, so about a month turnaround. Same for UCLA.
Georgetown interviewed me early Dec and accepted me right after the break.
UMich was early Jan too.
CLS accepted me as part of the historical late Jan wave.
The 2 schools that YP (UPenn and UVA) accepted me the latest, in early Feb. Note that UPenn was a WL bloodbath this year. Not sure what this means for future cycles.

If you're a high LSAT splitter, I think you might see a more regular cycle now because high LSATs are a hot commodity. I seriously considered EDing to CLS or NYU before I got more info from this site. Before, schools could wait on splitters as they played around with their app pools. Now things aren't as peachy and keeping an LSAT median is key for a lot of schools. Lower T14s might throw more $$ at you, you might get in where YP was once a given, and you might even snag some of CCN RD instead of ED. The general advice on TLS for splitters is cast a wide net, apply as early as possible, and be willing to hold out/negotiate for $$$. I have a feeling you'll see some great options by end of January of your cycle, just like I did. Of course this doesn't apply to HYS--YS don't need to worry, their class sizes are small enough to take a dip in applicants for decades to come. H might break its GPA floor a couple of times, but there are more than enough 3.6+ GPAs too. HTH :)

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby vuthy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:16 am

js123 wrote:Sorry if this is off-topic for this forum, but as a splitter planning to apply for next cycle, I was just wondering if the response time on apps for splitters tends to be longer than other applicants?


My times have been consistent with most other applicants (splitters and non-splitters), and in some cases faster. Only ones where my process has been slower than others who submitted at the same time have been UVA and Penn.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby jasper09 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:06 am

vuthy wrote:
js123 wrote:Sorry if this is off-topic for this forum, but as a splitter planning to apply for next cycle, I was just wondering if the response time on apps for splitters tends to be longer than other applicants?


My times have been consistent with most other applicants (splitters and non-splitters), and in some cases faster. Only ones where my process has been slower than others who submitted at the same time have been UVA and Penn.


Adding to that, my times have been on par with non-splitters for most of the schools. Perhaps a bit surprisingly, I had a decision from UVA about a week and a half after I went complete. I believe it really just depends on when you apply, and how many others are already in the queue when you do.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Kanye West » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:43 am

Bumpdate 3: The Fellowship of the Ding
All sent within January.

GPA: >3.00 :(
LSAT: <160 8)

Non-URM / Mad Work Experience / Graduate Work / Baller

* * PENDIN' * *
BC
GW
IU Maurer
UNC
UA
UCLA
UVA

* * IN' * *
Emory $$$
Notre Dame $$$
Stetson $$$
UF
FIU
UM
WUSTL $$$
WF $$$
W&M $$$
FSU
Colorado Boulder $$$
UGA

* * DINGIN' * *
Georgetttown

Notes: Woooooooooooooooooo

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby matthewfsq » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:11 am

Kanye West wrote:Bumpdate 3: The Fellowship of the Ding
All sent within January.

GPA: >3.00 :(
LSAT: <160 8)

Non-URM / Mad Work Experience / Graduate Work / Baller

* * PENDIN' * *
BC
GW
IU Maurer
UNC
UA
UCLA
UVA

* * IN' * *
Emory $$$
Notre Dame $$$
Stetson $$$
UF
FIU
UM
WUSTL $$$
WF $$$
W&M $$$
FSU
Colorado Boulder $$$
UGA

* * DINGIN' * *
Georgetttown

Notes: Woooooooooooooooooo



congrats for the INs!

i think u r a real splitter.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Marquis » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:43 am

UPDATING

2.70/165
Non-Trad: Undergrad outside of US & 9+ Years W/E in Finance & Non-Profit sectors including starting my own company.

All applications submitted 12/19.

In
Boston College
Univ. of Alabama ($)
William & Mary ($)
Washington & Lee ($)
Northeastern ($)
Penn State ($)
Univ. of Maine ($)
UConn
Suffolk

Dinged
UT Austin

W/L
Wake Forest

Pending
UVA
BU
Northwestern
Georgetown
George Washington U.
WUSTL

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby scoobysnax » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:15 pm

UPDATE

172/3.6
Applied November

In:
Columbia (late Feb)
NYU (late Feb)
Georgetown (early Dec)
UCLA (early Dec)

Out:
Harvard (January)
Berkeley (mid-Feb)

Waitlist:
UPenn (mid-Feb)

Pending:
Stanford

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby cpslo12 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:47 pm

Checking in.

2.78/172
2 years professional w/e in a research laboratory (biochem undergrad)
CA resident

Accepted
Arizona (full)
Arizona State
Irvine ($)
Emory ($$)
WUSTL ($)
Texas
Alabama ($$$)
Minnesota ($$$)
Davis

WL
Virginia
Boston College
George Washington
Vanderbilt
Fordham
Notre Dame

Rejected
Penn
Boston U

Waiting
UCLA
Georgetown
Northwestern (HELD)

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby sillymike » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:28 pm

IN:
GULC
ND ($)
U Minn ($$)
Emory
+some regionals


WL:
Vanderbilt
Northwestern
Duke
Wake Forest
UNC

DING:
Cornell
Michigan
Penn
Boalt
Columbia (duh)
UVA
UCLA
USC
Texas


Question:

How do supersplitters feel about their cycles in general? I'm a <3.0/170+ splitter, and so far i've been underwhelmed by my cycle. I was kind of hoping to break into the lower t-14, but so far i've just gotten gulc.
Were my expectations too high, or was there a big enough problem with my app that others are having much better luck?

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Frozinite » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:16 am

Any heavy splitter / super-splitter been successful in soliciting for schollys within the T20? I'm curious if I should even bother and embarrass myself. I've gotten good $ from small regional safety schools (Rank 30 and lowers), but I can't really bring that to the table against T20....can I?

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby MT Cicero » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:20 am

Frozinite wrote:Any heavy splitter / super-splitter been successful in soliciting for schollys within the T20? I'm curious if I should even bother and embarrass myself. I've gotten good $ from small regional safety schools (Rank 30 and lowers), but I can't really bring that to the table against T20....can I?


I'll let you know if I'm able to swing it. As of right now, no (but I expect to hear back in the next two weeks from a couple schools) after submitting for reconsideration.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby norkanite » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:43 am

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby MT Cicero » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:49 pm

Sub-3.0 / 170+ (***CYCLE COMPLETE***)

Acceptances:
-NU (attending)
-G'town (withdrew)
-UCLA (withdrew)
-Lewis & Clark ($$$) (withdrew)
-Utah ($$$) (withdrew)

WL:
-Chi (rejected)
-NYU (withdrew)
-UVA (withdrew)
-Duke (withdrew)
-Michigan (rejected)
-UW (withdrew)

Rejections:
-Harvard
-Cal
-Penn

Very non-traditional with strong softs, PM for details.
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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby mellow » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:12 pm

Finally got responses from all the schools I applied to (except Stanford lol) so checking in! Negotiating right now but pretty much set on Penn unless I get off a CCN waitlist.

3.4/173

In:
Penn (??)
Duke ($$) - withdrew
NU ($$)
Cornell ($) - withdrew
GULC (0) - withdrew
UCLA (0) - withdrew
USC ($$$)

WL:
CCN (ngl, I was really hoping I'd get one of these)
Mich (no Why X)
Virginia (no Why X)

Ding:
Harvard

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Splitter1415 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:22 pm

Thank you for sharing, everyone. When I'm applying at the end of year, I'll use this thread as a reference.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby chingwoo » Mon May 26, 2014 2:02 am

Update on splitter admissions.
166+, Under a 3.

Minnesota($$$)
Cardozo($$$$)
Emory($$)
Alabama($$$)
Georgia($$)
WUSTL($$$)
Indiana($$$)
GWU(0) Didn't negotiate, probably could have gotten ($$)

I have a competitive softs and a poor grade trend. Ended up with a little over 750k in total scholarships.

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby workaholic82 » Mon May 26, 2014 11:05 am

Super splitter here, PM for stats:

In:
WUSTL($$$)
UIUC($$$$)
UGA($$)
Indiana($$$)
Loyola(0)
UIowa(0)

WL:
Northwestern
UMinn
GWU
Emory

Rejected:
UCIrvine
USC
UVA
Penn

Currently deciding between UIUC and WUSTL

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Re: Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Attax » Tue May 27, 2014 10:21 am

Frozinite wrote:Any heavy splitter / super-splitter been successful in soliciting for schollys within the T20? I'm curious if I should even bother and embarrass myself. I've gotten good $ from small regional safety schools (Rank 30 and lowers), but I can't really bring that to the table against T20....can I?


I've negotiated all my T20 acceptances upwards with using $ from regional school in ranks 21-50ish. For WUSTL my LSAT was right above the 75th, for Texas it is at 75th.




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