TLS c/o 2020 - In #Squad We Trust

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (welcome September waiTTTers)

Postby proteinshake » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:57 am

I'm reapplying. do you think it's okay to revise my PS instead of write a new one? I have a higher GPA and LSAT this time, and I really like my old PS. I figured it'd be okay to just revise that one. thoughts?

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Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:15 am

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proteinshake wrote:
LibertyKoko wrote:Do I wanna buy Call of Duty Infinite Warfare or keep spending money on apps? Hmmm

ew get Battlefield 1.

friend sayd BF1 is amazing. we were playing the IW beta earlier and he raged off of it and went to BF1 lol

BF1 beta was dope.


Not feeling IW


Has COD gone downhill ?

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants (welcome September waiTTTers)

Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:16 am

proteinshake wrote:I'm reapplying. do you think it's okay to revise my PS instead of write a new one? I have a higher GPA and LSAT this time, and I really like my old PS. I figured it'd be okay to just revise that one. thoughts?



My understanding is reapplicants should have substantial changes in PS but same topic is ok, unless the essay is like perfect and can't get better.



I'm writing a totally new one for this cycle

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Postby MindBodyAbs » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:40 am

proteinshake wrote:I'm reapplying. do you think it's okay to revise my PS instead of write a new one? I have a higher GPA and LSAT this time, and I really like my old PS. I figured it'd be okay to just revise that one. thoughts?


if you don't want to change up your PS completely, perhaps you could differentiate your application as a whole from last cycle's (with more than just improved stats) by writing a "Why X" if you didn't write one last time, or changing / adding to an existing statement.

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Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:41 am

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:
Mikey wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
LibertyKoko wrote:Do I wanna buy Call of Duty Infinite Warfare or keep spending money on apps? Hmmm

ew get Battlefield 1.

friend sayd BF1 is amazing. we were playing the IW beta earlier and he raged off of it and went to BF1 lol

BF1 beta was dope.


Not feeling IW


Has COD gone downhill ?

i mean, bo3 was ok, not the greatest but ok. the only thing i like about IW is the sniping. it might just be me but it feels perfect.

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Postby 20170322 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:45 am

I literally can't stand the class I'm about to go to. No content whatsoever.

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Postby proteinshake » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:47 am

MindBodyAbs wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I'm reapplying. do you think it's okay to revise my PS instead of write a new one? I have a higher GPA and LSAT this time, and I really like my old PS. I figured it'd be okay to just revise that one. thoughts?


if you don't want to change up your PS completely, perhaps you could differentiate your application as a whole from last cycle's (with more than just improved stats) by writing a "Why X" if you didn't write one last time, or changing / adding to an existing statement.

I actually started writing a new one and am almost done with a new draft. same sort of message, just focusing on how a different part of my life relates to it. I don't wanna risk looking lazy or anything. I am basically turning my Why Penn from last cycle into a PS.

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Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:52 am

SweetTort wrote:I literally can't stand the class I'm about to go to. No content whatsoever.

all of my classes are jokes lol. i legit dont even study for one bc its all common sense and so far i have a 100 and a 94 on two tests. smh, whatever tho, easy A.

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Postby theothercat » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:36 pm

pretzeltime wrote:PSA: Please make sure your cycle in Law School Numbers is 2016-7 so that we can all conveniently stalk your #journey


Oooh good idea. Done!

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Postby GoGreen17 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:39 pm

Sent a few emails on Friday asking for fee waivers. Haven't heard anything back and it's now Tuesday. I thought schools were usually quicker to respond than this? It's not a huge deal, I just want to submit my apps ASAP. Does anybody have an experience with schools taking a while to respond to fee waiver requests?

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Postby Hennessy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:01 pm

Updated my LSN info to show my numbers/apps, yall can find me there

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Postby haley12 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:21 pm

My LOR writer just sent me her letter... and it's like half a page. A very nice, maybe even raving half a page but still... Is that ok?

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Postby Hennessy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:14 pm

haley12 wrote:My LOR writer just sent me her letter... and it's like half a page. A very nice, maybe even raving half a page but still... Is that ok?


U didn't waive rights?

I sent my LOR writers my resume/personal statement so they'd have something to work off of.

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Postby haley12 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:47 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
haley12 wrote:My LOR writer just sent me her letter... and it's like half a page. A very nice, maybe even raving half a page but still... Is that ok?


U didn't waive rights?

I sent my LOR writers my resume/personal statement so they'd have something to work off of.


I did waive rights, she emailed me personally and said I might want to see it. She has my resume.

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Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:11 pm

Just a question

If I decide to retake in December, and apply this cycle, do you guys think it would be a problem if I need 1 course to finish my BA if I take that 1 course during the first session of the summer? Does anyone know about this?

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Postby proteinshake » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:34 pm

Mikey wrote:Just a question

If I decide to retake in December, and apply this cycle, do you guys think it would be a problem if I need 1 course to finish my BA if I take that 1 course during the first session of the summer? Does anyone know about this?

nope that's fine. I called Cornell about it last year, but generally you just need your degree before school starts.

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Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:35 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Mikey wrote:Just a question

If I decide to retake in December, and apply this cycle, do you guys think it would be a problem if I need 1 course to finish my BA if I take that 1 course during the first session of the summer? Does anyone know about this?

nope that's fine. I called Cornell about it last year, but generally you just need your degree before school starts.

Ahh ok, thanks! That's what I figured would be the case.

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Postby PDX4343 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:44 pm

Mikey wrote:Just a question

If I decide to retake in December, and apply this cycle, do you guys think it would be a problem if I need 1 course to finish my BA if I take that 1 course during the first session of the summer? Does anyone know about this?


I emailed UVA about this FWIW, and they told me they need your final transcript by August 1st per an ABA requirement. That final transcript has to note the fact that you've graduated, which they said could take a few weeks after your last class is completed. So as long as you meet that August 1st, 2017 deadline, you'd be in the clear.

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Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:58 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Just a question

If I decide to retake in December, and apply this cycle, do you guys think it would be a problem if I need 1 course to finish my BA if I take that 1 course during the first session of the summer? Does anyone know about this?


I emailed UVA about this FWIW, and they told me they need your final transcript by August 1st per an ABA requirement. That final transcript has to note the fact that you've graduated, which they said could take a few weeks after your last class is completed. So as long as you meet that August 1st, 2017 deadline, you'd be in the clear.

Hmm, thanks! If I did do this, I'd most likely take a class that ends at the end of June, so I think that would be a sufficient amount of time.

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Postby guynourmin » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:47 pm

HennessyVSOP wrote:
U didn't waive rights?



There is nothing that says you can't ask a letter writer to see a letter before they submit it. You waive rights to request the letter directly from the school without the letter writers knowledge (there are some rules that you have access to anything in your personal academic files or such, so if you don't explicitly waive rights then you can always ask the school to see the letter and they don't or maybe even can't tell the letter writer they are giving you the letter).

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Postby PrezRand » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:18 pm

SweetTort wrote:I literally can't stand the class I'm about to go to. No content whatsoever.

The average for the take-home exam in my Middle Eastern Politics class was a 72 (100 for me). Our professor even gave us 90 percent of the test, 2 weeks in advance to give us ample time to prepare for the essays lmao. College is literally telling me to just do other stuff

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Postby Bearlyalive » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:03 am

haley12 wrote:My LOR writer just sent me her letter... and it's like half a page. A very nice, maybe even raving half a page but still... Is that ok?


Pretty sure it is fine. A raving half page is leagues ahead of a bland page and a half. If it's contents are something along the lines of "This is one of the best students I have ever taught", then roll with it.

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Postby govlife » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:42 am

pretzeltime wrote:PSA: Please make sure your cycle in Law School Numbers is 2016-7 so that we can all conveniently stalk your #journey

Any ideas on how to change it from 2015-2016? When I registered 2016-2017 still wasn't an option.

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Postby pretzeltime » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:45 am

govlife wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:PSA: Please make sure your cycle in Law School Numbers is 2016-7 so that we can all conveniently stalk your #journey

Any ideas on how to change it from 2015-2016? When I registered 2016-2017 still wasn't an option.


it's in settings rather than 'my profile'

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Postby LibertyKoko » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:49 am

PrezRand wrote:
SweetTort wrote:I literally can't stand the class I'm about to go to. No content whatsoever.

The average for the take-home exam in my Middle Eastern Politics class was a 72 (100 for me). Our professor even gave us 90 percent of the test, 2 weeks in advance to give us ample time to prepare for the essays lmao. College is literally telling me to just do other stuff

I wish Rand was president



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