International Applicants 2017-2018

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Did you already apply? (If so, fill in the spreadsheet in the first post!)

YES!
10
45%
No (waiting for evaluations/LORs/...)
7
32%
No (waiting for December LSAT)
5
23%
 
Total votes: 22

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magic
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby magic » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:15 pm

My list
Unsolicited: Penn, WUSTL, Vanderbilt (e-mailed ➝ redirected to CRS ➝ received CRS waiver) ● Indiana, Emory, FIU
Solicited: Northwestern (website), Notre Dame (website), UVA, BC

Sending out a couple more requests tonight. Wish me luck, y'all.

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InterLaw
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:42 pm

I'm in at WUSTL 8) yay!
First admission of the cycle for us?

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby magic » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:12 am

InterLaw wrote:I'm in at WUSTL 8) yay!
First admission of the cycle for us?

Congratulations, InterLaw! Received my WUSTL acceptance about a week ago, too! :D

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InterLaw
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:31 am

magic wrote:
InterLaw wrote:I'm in at WUSTL 8) yay!
First admission of the cycle for us?

Congratulations, InterLaw! Received my WUSTL acceptance about a week ago, too! :D


Great! I wish it's the first one of many, for both of us!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:37 am

Congrats to you both. Still waiting on my transcript to be evaluated. Been waiting ages. How long did it take for yours? How long was the time between when they emailed you to tell you they had received it to when the evaluation was complete?

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby magic » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 am

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Congrats to you both. Still waiting on my transcript to be evaluated. Been waiting ages. How long did it take for yours? How long was the time between when they emailed you to tell you they had received it to when the evaluation was complete?


Thank you! It took about 12 days for them to process my transcripts.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:41 am

Thanks! Good to know. Been about 9 days since they 'received' it even though it got sent it in three weeks ago! Driving me crazy as its the only thing I'm waiting for. Before that, I'd been been asking my university to send in the transcript for 4 weeks in order to prevent this from happening.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:23 am

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Thanks! Good to know. Been about 9 days since they 'received' it even though it got sent it in three weeks ago! Driving me crazy as its the only thing I'm waiting for. Before that, I'd been been asking my university to send in the transcript for 4 weeks in order to prevent this from happening.


I don't want to scare you but it took like 20-25ish days for me!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:25 am

Was that from when you sent it in or from when they received it? I sent it in 3 weeks ago. They told me they received it, i.e. processed it somewhat pre-evaluation two weeks after that.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:26 am

From when they received it...

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:29 am

Oh no! I'll be seriously annoyed if its not sorted by this time next week. My transcript is a relatively typical British undergraduate transcript so I wonder if yours took longer because its a less common or more difficult transcript to evaluate. Give me some hope to cling to!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby Piggy11 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:12 pm

Mine was done in under two weeks as well, and it's from a small non-English speaking country.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:36 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:Oh no! I'll be seriously annoyed if its not sorted by this time next week. My transcript is a relatively typical British undergraduate transcript so I wonder if yours took longer because its a less common or more difficult transcript to evaluate. Give me some hope to cling to!


In my opinion, my transcriptS were among the hardest they received this year to evaluate. So yeah, you have some hope!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby black_mirror » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Sorry for the potentially dumb question, but what constitutes an "international student" for the purposes of this thread? For example, I am on an H-1B visa rn but went to undergrad in the U.S. thus have a reportable GPA. Am I an international student as defined by this thread? :)

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:30 pm

black_mirror wrote:Sorry for the potentially dumb question, but what constitutes an "international student" for the purposes of this thread? For example, I am on an H-1B visa rn but went to undergrad in the U.S. thus have a reportable GPA. Am I an international student as defined by this thread? :)


The question is not dumb and you are absolutely welcome here! However, your cycle will be much more predictable and closer to that of non-internationals than ours. In your case being international is a good diversity factor, and I think it could really help in some school!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby pezberri » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:42 am

twtwtwtw wrote:Same. 172/S here but haven't got any unsolicited waiver from any T13 school. Solicited and denied/ignored by Chicago, NYU, Penn, Berkeley, Cornell, Texas...


EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:I got unsolicited fee waivers from Penn and Cornell and solicited Northwestern, Michigan and a couple of T20s. Haven't got my grade evaluation yet (grrrr, been waiting weeks!)/172. Georgetown told me to get back to them with my evaluation so waiting for that. Anyone had any luck with CCN? Was planning on holding off until I get my evaluation and hoping some fee waivers fall from the sky but maybe that's in vain...


InterLaw wrote:I got:

Unsolicited from UPenn, Vandy, WUSTL, (W&M)
Solicited from UVA, Michigan, Duke, Northwestern, GULC, UCLA, (UW).
Redirected to the CRS service from CCN (as anyone else on this forum I think, with maybe the exception of NYU) and Cornell (where I really want to apply but it's a matter of principle at this point!).

172/S. Also, I solicited in late August fwiw.


magic wrote:My list
Unsolicited: Penn, WUSTL, Vanderbilt (e-mailed ➝ redirected to CRS ➝ received CRS waiver) ● Indiana, Emory, FIU
Solicited: Northwestern (website), Notre Dame (website), UVA, BC

Sending out a couple more requests tonight. Wish me luck, y'all.


Has this affected the schools you're applying to? As in, if they don't consider you worthy for a fee waiver, they won't give much consideration to your app? Do you see it as a good indicator of how they'll value your lack of GPA?

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby magic » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:29 am

pezberri wrote:Has this affected the schools you're applying to? As in, if they don't consider you worthy for a fee waiver, they won't give much consideration to your app? Do you see it as a good indicator of how they'll value your lack of GPA?


From what I've read here on TLS, fee waivers don't seem to indicate much, so I wouldn't worry about it too much! Always worth asking for waivers, though.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:12 am

Yeah, in the t14/13 at least the fee waivers don't tell you much about how you'll be treated by the school!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby steadfastness11 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:42 am

My stats are 168, Superior, and average soft w/ no W, national It really sucks being an international since I have an almost-perfect GPA in a good undergraduate in Asia..So at this point it's really the LSAT that talks right?

I took three LSAT and I took the first LSAT w/o much prep ( about three weeks) and got a 167. I studied for full time about 7 months and my PT scores ranged for mid 170s but I maxed out at 168. I really want to get into any T 13 schools( especially Michigan, Northwestern and Berkeley.) Do I have any shot at these schools if I apply early? or should I take the Dec test and apply in January? It would be really agonizing to wait another year for the next cycle :(

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:09 am

steadfastness11 wrote:My stats are 168, Superior, and average soft w/ no W, national It really sucks being an international since I have an almost-perfect GPA in a good undergraduate in Asia..So at this point it's really the LSAT that talks right?

I took three LSAT and I took the first LSAT w/o much prep ( about three weeks) and got a 167. I studied for full time about 7 months and my PT scores ranged for mid 170s but I maxed out at 168. I really want to get into any T 13 schools( especially Michigan, Northwestern and Berkeley.) Do I have any shot at these schools if I apply early? or should I take the Dec test and apply in January? It would be really agonizing to wait another year for the next cycle :(


So my suggestion here is to apply now and ask them to hold the app until dec scores release. Put a lot of effort on that and take it as your #1 priority. If you score a 170+ then an admission in at least some t13 is very likely, according to past years spreadsheet. A 168 is not awful, but it's more likely to grant you a couple of good t20 (WUSTL/Vandy/USC) than t13!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby albanach » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:21 am

steadfastness11 wrote:My stats are 168, Superior, and average soft w/ no W, national It really sucks being an international since I have an almost-perfect GPA in a good undergraduate in Asia..So at this point it's really the LSAT that talks right?

I took three LSAT and I took the first LSAT w/o much prep ( about three weeks) and got a 167. I studied for full time about 7 months and my PT scores ranged for mid 170s but I maxed out at 168. I really want to get into any T 13 schools( especially Michigan, Northwestern and Berkeley.) Do I have any shot at these schools if I apply early? or should I take the Dec test and apply in January? It would be really agonizing to wait another year for the next cycle :(


If you're self-financing, you should absolutely be focused on a retake. Even if you get admitted to one of your target schools, it's not likely to be accompanied by $$$. Even if you need to wait a cycle, it could be worth six figures in reduced costs.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby Lagentblaugrana » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25 am

Checking in! 172/AA

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:12 pm

Lagentblaugrana wrote:Checking in! 172/AA


Hi mate!

I noticed you're in at Cornell and UCLA, do you mind sharing the timing for apply / complete / admitted ?

Congrats for this impressive start btw!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby Lagentblaugrana » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:02 pm

InterLaw wrote:
Lagentblaugrana wrote:Checking in! 172/AA


Hi mate!

I noticed you're in at Cornell and UCLA, do you mind sharing the timing for apply / complete / admitted ?

Congrats for this impressive start btw!


Cheers my man! Submitted both 9/21, complete 9/29 (CAS report was missing), admitted 11/3 and 10/31, respectively.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:44 pm

^ thanks!

I'm complete at UCLA since 9/26 but still nothing, it starts scaring me... Almost everyone had a fast turnaround!
Cornell was about a week ago, so it's still early!

Both with $ would be great options for me!




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