scalaw wrote: DistrictDisaster wrote: ugatvandy wrote: ruthenium44 wrote: DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.
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I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.
Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.
Are you a splitter though? If you really have a 177 and a 3.63, then, for Duke, isn't that a pretty traditional applicant considering you're over the 75th LSAT and within the middle 50% for GPA? Sorry, honestly just confused.
Yeah, this is where I was coming from. I'm thinking since you didn't write a Why Duke maybe it could be YP in the sense that they know you have credentials to go elsewhere and you didn't indicate any particular interest in Duke. Obviously your LSAT score is amazing. But I think with your numbers it's more likely they just didn't get a yay duke vibe (which is totally fine).
I only say this because we've seen several ppl with great numbers who were accepted via PT. I definitely don't have your amazing LSAT score (me = 171) but I have a 3.95, a PhD from Hopkins, and am Manager of Research in an AmLaw 50 firm, and they accepted me. I did write a Why Duke (I wrote one for every single non-Top-6 school). So...I just don't really see YP at play. But maybe I'm the one with delusions. It sounds like you don't really want to go there, so I wouldn't worry.
That’s the definition of YP.
Has the stats to go elsewhere+Doesn’t show enough interest in attending if accepted=waitlist
I don't know that I'd say that's the "definition" of YP. All schools are pretty upfront about weighting how excited an applicant is about the school, I think someone not getting in because the school doesn't think they want to attend is different from a school "protecting yield" by not admitting a student who's numbers are too high.
I guess the biggest difference is that YP applicants would be strong (almost guaranteed) candidates for significantly better schools, where as someone with competitive stats being watilisted because there wasn't enough documented commitment was just waitlisted.
I do think the two concepts are very similar, which leads to the general over exaggeration of the existence of YP, generally speaking though.
OP did get YPd though (gotchu bb