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Waitlisted at Baylor Law

Postby Baylor28 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:13 am

Hey Everyone,

So I received a 150 on my Lsat (PTs were around a 152-155) and I have a 3.5 GPA with a pretty good resume.
I applied to Baylor Law for all 3 quarters and got rejected for the fall and got waitlisted for the Spring and Summer start.
My friend applied and has the same GPA but got a 153 on his Lsat. He was immediately admitted into the Spring and Summer and waitlisted for the fall.
I was rejected a week or two before the Spring Semester started. They're keeping me in the loop by telling me that they're impressed by my credentials and know that I'm committed to coming to Baylor Law, if the accept me. Are they stringing me along, or do they actually want me to attend Baylor Law? I've been accepted to South Texas College of Law with a couple grand in scholarship but obviously I want to go to Baylor. I have a follow up phone call with them in a few days, what do I say to win them over?

When going to Baylor for undergrad, I scored WELL below the avg for the SAT and the ACT and did just fine throughout Baylor for my undergrad double majoring in Accounting (3.0) and Real Estate (3.67)..

Baylor Law knows I’m super interested and FULLY committed to going there if they accept me.

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Re: Waitlisted at Baylor Law

Postby PatriotP74 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:02 pm

Baylor28 wrote:Hey Everyone,

So I received a 150 on my Lsat (PTs were around a 152-155) and I have a 3.5 GPA with a pretty good resume.
I applied to Baylor Law for all 3 quarters and got rejected for the fall and got waitlisted for the Spring and Summer start.
My friend applied and has the same GPA but got a 153 on his Lsat. He was immediately admitted into the Spring and Summer and waitlisted for the fall.
I was rejected a week or two before the Spring Semester started. They're keeping me in the loop by telling me that they're impressed by my credentials and know that I'm committed to coming to Baylor Law, if the accept me. Are they stringing me along, or do they actually want me to attend Baylor Law? I've been accepted to South Texas College of Law with a couple grand in scholarship but obviously I want to go to Baylor. I have a follow up phone call with them in a few days, what do I say to win them over?

When going to Baylor for undergrad, I scored WELL below the avg for the SAT and the ACT and did just fine throughout Baylor for my undergrad double majoring in Accounting (3.0) and Real Estate (3.67)..

Baylor Law knows I’m super interested and FULLY committed to going there if they accept me.



With a 3.5 GPA, PLEASE re take the LSAT, there is no reason for you to pay full price at a school like Baylor, ever.

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Re: Waitlisted at Baylor Law

Postby BasilHallward » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:33 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:
Baylor28 wrote:Hey Everyone,

So I received a 150 on my Lsat (PTs were around a 152-155) and I have a 3.5 GPA with a pretty good resume.
I applied to Baylor Law for all 3 quarters and got rejected for the fall and got waitlisted for the Spring and Summer start.
My friend applied and has the same GPA but got a 153 on his Lsat. He was immediately admitted into the Spring and Summer and waitlisted for the fall.
I was rejected a week or two before the Spring Semester started. They're keeping me in the loop by telling me that they're impressed by my credentials and know that I'm committed to coming to Baylor Law, if the accept me. Are they stringing me along, or do they actually want me to attend Baylor Law? I've been accepted to South Texas College of Law with a couple grand in scholarship but obviously I want to go to Baylor. I have a follow up phone call with them in a few days, what do I say to win them over?

When going to Baylor for undergrad, I scored WELL below the avg for the SAT and the ACT and did just fine throughout Baylor for my undergrad double majoring in Accounting (3.0) and Real Estate (3.67)..

Baylor Law knows I’m super interested and FULLY committed to going there if they accept me.



With a 3.5 GPA, PLEASE re take the LSAT, there is no reason for you to pay full price at a school like Baylor, ever.


3L here. They are stringing you along. Why do you want to go to Baylor? I was accepted to Baylor with a full ride and ran upon visiting and doing more research. You need to be top 15% to have any realistic shot at a "good-paying" job. Plus, it's a hyper-competitive atmosphere there, meaning that you will work your ass off every quarter (even the last one) at the possible cost of looking for jobs. This is important, if you fall outside the top 10-15% of your class. Bottom line: If you are paying $$$ in tuition at Baylor, you are making a mistake IMO.

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Re: Waitlisted at Baylor Law

Postby Baylor28 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:15 pm

PatriotP74 wrote:
Baylor28 wrote:Hey Everyone,

So I received a 150 on my Lsat (PTs were around a 152-155) and I have a 3.5 GPA with a pretty good resume.
I applied to Baylor Law for all 3 quarters and got rejected for the fall and got waitlisted for the Spring and Summer start.
My friend applied and has the same GPA but got a 153 on his Lsat. He was immediately admitted into the Spring and Summer and waitlisted for the fall.
I was rejected a week or two before the Spring Semester started. They're keeping me in the loop by telling me that they're impressed by my credentials and know that I'm committed to coming to Baylor Law, if the accept me. Are they stringing me along, or do they actually want me to attend Baylor Law? I've been accepted to South Texas College of Law with a couple grand in scholarship but obviously I want to go to Baylor. I have a follow up phone call with them in a few days, what do I say to win them over?

When going to Baylor for undergrad, I scored WELL below the avg for the SAT and the ACT and did just fine throughout Baylor for my undergrad double majoring in Accounting (3.0) and Real Estate (3.67)..

Baylor Law knows I’m super interested and FULLY committed to going there if they accept me.



With a 3.5 GPA, PLEASE re take the LSAT, there is no reason for you to pay full price at a school like Baylor, ever.



I can't seem to do better man, I got a few PTs of 155 but nothing higher, and then the day of taking the LSAT I got a 150..
I don't know what the reason is. I know I'm capable of getting a good score, but frankly, I don't have the environment to study. I live at home to a traditional family where, yes, getting a degree and all means a lot, but there's just so much unnecessary stress that stays in your head even tho family says to just study and not worry about anything else. But i'm also the son that can't just 'ignore' what's going on with family business and all just because parents say to.

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Re: Waitlisted at Baylor Law

Postby Baylor28 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:16 pm

BasilHallward wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:
Baylor28 wrote:Hey Everyone,

So I received a 150 on my Lsat (PTs were around a 152-155) and I have a 3.5 GPA with a pretty good resume.
I applied to Baylor Law for all 3 quarters and got rejected for the fall and got waitlisted for the Spring and Summer start.
My friend applied and has the same GPA but got a 153 on his Lsat. He was immediately admitted into the Spring and Summer and waitlisted for the fall.
I was rejected a week or two before the Spring Semester started. They're keeping me in the loop by telling me that they're impressed by my credentials and know that I'm committed to coming to Baylor Law, if the accept me. Are they stringing me along, or do they actually want me to attend Baylor Law? I've been accepted to South Texas College of Law with a couple grand in scholarship but obviously I want to go to Baylor. I have a follow up phone call with them in a few days, what do I say to win them over?

When going to Baylor for undergrad, I scored WELL below the avg for the SAT and the ACT and did just fine throughout Baylor for my undergrad double majoring in Accounting (3.0) and Real Estate (3.67)..

Baylor Law knows I’m super interested and FULLY committed to going there if they accept me.



With a 3.5 GPA, PLEASE re take the LSAT, there is no reason for you to pay full price at a school like Baylor, ever.


3L here. They are stringing you along. Why do you want to go to Baylor? I was accepted to Baylor with a full ride and ran upon visiting and doing more research. You need to be top 15% to have any realistic shot at a "good-paying" job. Plus, it's a hyper-competitive atmosphere there, meaning that you will work your ass off every quarter (even the last one) at the possible cost of looking for jobs. This is important, if you fall outside the top 10-15% of your class. Bottom line: If you are paying $$$ in tuition at Baylor, you are making a mistake IMO.



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Re: Waitlisted at Baylor Law

Postby PatriotP74 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Baylor28 wrote:
PatriotP74 wrote:
Baylor28 wrote:Hey Everyone,

So I received a 150 on my Lsat (PTs were around a 152-155) and I have a 3.5 GPA with a pretty good resume.
I applied to Baylor Law for all 3 quarters and got rejected for the fall and got waitlisted for the Spring and Summer start.
My friend applied and has the same GPA but got a 153 on his Lsat. He was immediately admitted into the Spring and Summer and waitlisted for the fall.
I was rejected a week or two before the Spring Semester started. They're keeping me in the loop by telling me that they're impressed by my credentials and know that I'm committed to coming to Baylor Law, if the accept me. Are they stringing me along, or do they actually want me to attend Baylor Law? I've been accepted to South Texas College of Law with a couple grand in scholarship but obviously I want to go to Baylor. I have a follow up phone call with them in a few days, what do I say to win them over?

When going to Baylor for undergrad, I scored WELL below the avg for the SAT and the ACT and did just fine throughout Baylor for my undergrad double majoring in Accounting (3.0) and Real Estate (3.67)..

Baylor Law knows I’m super interested and FULLY committed to going there if they accept me.



With a 3.5 GPA, PLEASE re take the LSAT, there is no reason for you to pay full price at a school like Baylor, ever.



I can't seem to do better man, I got a few PTs of 155 but nothing higher, and then the day of taking the LSAT I got a 150..
I don't know what the reason is. I know I'm capable of getting a good score, but frankly, I don't have the environment to study. I live at home to a traditional family where, yes, getting a degree and all means a lot, but there's just so much unnecessary stress that stays in your head even tho family says to just study and not worry about anything else. But i'm also the son that can't just 'ignore' what's going on with family business and all just because parents say to.



I do not mean this in a negative way at all. But maybe you should reconsider law school. You are going to encounter 100x the obstacles you are now in law school. There is no reason to go to law school with a 150 in todays economic environment. I spent 3 years doing what I could to improve upon my score. This was while working full time in a professional setting. I know I still didn't "max" my score at 165, but it was enough for me to make the right financial decision upon a school I felt would offer fair outcomes when compared to scholarship offered. The time and effort I spent studying for the LSAT was a joke compared to the time and effort it takes just to get a B in law school.

Now if you have some other way of paying it off without loans and you have some sort of family connection for a job afterwords, then hey go for it. But to take on a mass or even smaller amount of debt to go to Baylor is going to be a bad decision.



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