University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

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Alabama's splitter strategy is clearly different this year. Why?

Poll ended at Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:53 am

They read the tea leaves early on the increase in high LSATs, and anticipate being able to be pickier.
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This is YP to deal with the number of those splitters who wind up choosing a higher ranked option.
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The admissions team has been instructed to focus on increasing their GPA numbers this year.
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Predicting outcomes has gotten rather difficult in Alabama lately, and the admissions team want to take more time and get it right.
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I blame <choose your least favorite politician>.
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Aliens!
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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:24 pm

Do you all think the Roy Moore fiasco will affect applications?

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby icechicken » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:02 pm

AaronCarter wrote:Do you all think the Roy Moore fiasco will affect applications?


Seems unlikely.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby FN-2187 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:18 pm

Status checker updated to "Pending Final Committee Decision." Past threads seem pretty split on whether this means rejection or waitlist. Any others in the same boat or know more about what this means?

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby hamshotfirst » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:27 pm

Just got a voicemail from the Dean asking me to call them back and that they have "good news." Waiting to get out of work to call, but fingers crossed!

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby lawnerd2021 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:07 pm

hamshotfirst wrote:Just got a voicemail from the Dean asking me to call them back and that they have "good news." Waiting to get out of work to call, but fingers crossed!


You’re definitely in

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby hamshotfirst » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:30 pm

In with $$!

Went UR 10/16 so anyone who doesn't hear back quickly like many seem to, there's hope!

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby wmbuff » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:42 pm

New poll time! Now that Thanksgiving is past, let's hope these admissions decisions speed up.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby wmbuff » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:21 am

FN-2187 wrote:Status checker updated to "Pending Final Committee Decision." Past threads seem pretty split on whether this means rejection or waitlist. Any others in the same boat or know more about what this means?


I'm not sure, but I'm in that boat now. Did you get a decision yet? It looks like Alabama is waitlisting splitters this year -- I see as many waitlists among this year's applicants in the 2.5-2.99/165+ grouping as in the past four years combined.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby hamshotfirst » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:12 pm

wmbuff wrote:
FN-2187 wrote:Status checker updated to "Pending Final Committee Decision." Past threads seem pretty split on whether this means rejection or waitlist. Any others in the same boat or know more about what this means?


I'm not sure, but I'm in that boat now. Did you get a decision yet? It looks like Alabama is waitlisting splitters this year -- I see as many waitlists among this year's applicants in the 2.5-2.99/165+ grouping as in the past four years combined.


They could also be YPing people with LSATs above their 75th. I imagine with the increase in applications this year they might want to see what numbers they need to pull up (GPA or LSAT).

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby dasseeker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:32 pm

Just got an acceptance call - I'm in with 28k/year. I mostly applied for scholarship negotiating purposes, although it seems like a great school. Not sure I could get past the political climate there though. Stats are 166/3.37. I also have a load of old C&F issues, which I obviously disclosed. This acceptance is an affirmation for me that my messy past won't necessarily bar me from law school.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:57 pm

dasseeker wrote:Just got an acceptance call - I'm in with 28k/year. I mostly applied for scholarship negotiating purposes, although it seems like a great school. Not sure I could get past the political climate there though. Stats are 166/3.37. I also have a load of old C&F issues, which I obviously disclosed. This acceptance is an affirmation for me that my messy past won't necessarily bar me from law school.



We have virtually the exact same stats. Mine are 166/3.38, but my LSAC GPA is 3.36. If you don't mind my asking, where else are you applying? I'm in at UGA, Ohio State, Georgia State, and Alabama so far. Waiting to hear back from Emory, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. Also applied to Berkeley just for fun.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby dasseeker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:10 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Just got an acceptance call - I'm in with 28k/year. I mostly applied for scholarship negotiating purposes, although it seems like a great school. Not sure I could get past the political climate there though. Stats are 166/3.37. I also have a load of old C&F issues, which I obviously disclosed. This acceptance is an affirmation for me that my messy past won't necessarily bar me from law school.



We have virtually the exact same stats. Mine are 166/3.38, but my LSAC GPA is 3.36. If you don't mind my asking, where else are you applying? I'm in at UGA, Ohio State, Georgia State, and Alabama so far. Waiting to hear back from Emory, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. Also applied to Berkeley just for fun.


Well, I'm from Boston and am mostly interested in staying in Boston, or moving to the west coast. I applied to USC, BC, BU, North Eastern, Emory, Arizona state, CU Boulder, WUSTL, Emory, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt...a few others. I've only heard back from Alabama and North Eastern thus far. My targets are BU or BC but this cycle is tough and I don't have my hopes up.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:22 pm

dasseeker wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Just got an acceptance call - I'm in with 28k/year. I mostly applied for scholarship negotiating purposes, although it seems like a great school. Not sure I could get past the political climate there though. Stats are 166/3.37. I also have a load of old C&F issues, which I obviously disclosed. This acceptance is an affirmation for me that my messy past won't necessarily bar me from law school.



We have virtually the exact same stats. Mine are 166/3.38, but my LSAC GPA is 3.36. If you don't mind my asking, where else are you applying? I'm in at UGA, Ohio State, Georgia State, and Alabama so far. Waiting to hear back from Emory, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. Also applied to Berkeley just for fun.


Well, I'm from Boston and am mostly interested in staying in Boston, or moving to the west coast. I applied to USC, BC, BU, North Eastern, Emory, Arizona state, CU Boulder, WUSTL, Emory, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt...a few others. I've only heard back from Alabama and North Eastern thus far. My targets are BU or BC but this cycle is tough and I don't have my hopes up.


Gotcha. Yeah, I'm from Georgia, and I don't really intend to leave. I already have UGA pretty much for free, so that's what I'm probably going to do unless I get a better than expected offer from Emory. I know this cycle is looking more competitive, but BC should be no problem for you. I'd bet on BU too. You're above the LSAT 75ths for both and not significantly below the 25th for GPA. Actually above it for BC. Good luck!

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby dasseeker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:22 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:
dasseeker wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:
dasseeker wrote:Just got an acceptance call - I'm in with 28k/year. I mostly applied for scholarship negotiating purposes, although it seems like a great school. Not sure I could get past the political climate there though. Stats are 166/3.37. I also have a load of old C&F issues, which I obviously disclosed. This acceptance is an affirmation for me that my messy past won't necessarily bar me from law school.



We have virtually the exact same stats. Mine are 166/3.38, but my LSAC GPA is 3.36. If you don't mind my asking, where else are you applying? I'm in at UGA, Ohio State, Georgia State, and Alabama so far. Waiting to hear back from Emory, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. Also applied to Berkeley just for fun.


Well, I'm from Boston and am mostly interested in staying in Boston, or moving to the west coast. I applied to USC, BC, BU, North Eastern, Emory, Arizona state, CU Boulder, WUSTL, Emory, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt...a few others. I've only heard back from Alabama and North Eastern thus far. My targets are BU or BC but this cycle is tough and I don't have my hopes up.


Gotcha. Yeah, I'm from Georgia, and I don't really intend to leave. I already have UGA pretty much for free, so that's what I'm probably going to do unless I get a better than expected offer from Emory. I know this cycle is looking more competitive, but BC should be no problem for you. I'd bet on BU too. You're above the LSAT 75ths for both and not significantly below the 25th for GPA. Actually above it for BC. Good luck!


Thanks! Same to you! I'll be following your outcomes haha.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby wmbuff » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:44 am

New poll, addressing the change in Alabama's admissions strategy.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby hamshotfirst » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:00 am

wmbuff wrote:New poll, addressing the change in Alabama's admissions strategy.


From what I've seen, it appears that a lot of the t-25 are being more YP trigger happy. I think a lot of schools are focusing on high GPAs first and then will see who's still interested later on.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby principalagent » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:04 am

Recently withdrew and threw a chunk of money back into the pot. Good luck!

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby wmbuff » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:07 am

principalagent wrote:Recently withdrew and threw a chunk of money back into the pot. Good luck!


Thanks. They'll have to make a decision one way or another on my application, first.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby wmbuff » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:18 am

wmbuff wrote:Thanks. They'll have to make a decision one way or another on my application, first.


I spoke too soon. I'm on the waitlist.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:23 am

I know at least one person who will also withdraw her full ride/stipend. So another 80K to go back into the pot for fall 2018.

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby sconnie1796 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:05 pm

Waitlisted today as well

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby lawnerd2021 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:33 pm

Any other Birmingham people attending the dinner on the 19th?

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Re: University of Alabama c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-18 cycle)

Postby selizm433 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:49 am

Accepted yesterday via phone call from dean, in with 28K scholarship




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