I repeat my condolences to the 3/16ers. I hate to be right sometimes. But remember that this is the supreme waitlist batch (though red flags could disqualify some of you) - I would strongly recommend that all 3/16ers remain on the waitlist for as long as possible.
alanabanana wrote:Well, if my mail comes and I find out that UF wants to waitlist me, they can suck it. I'll do fine in the Capitol as I have always done..WITH scholarship. I knew I was never going to go there, but there is something about being waitlisted that makes me cringe. This whole process is truly, truly annoying. Good luck to everyone in law school!
Like I said before, the smart thing for you to do here would be to put the gun down, and stay on the waitlist. You are in a good position - if you can refrain from selling your soul to FSU while still moving towards matriculating there, then keeping your options open may end up paying unsuspected dividends. You are angry because you have been snubbed, but you shouldn't now let yourself be blinded by that anger.
alanabanana wrote:In the end all, I have been told that you are supposed to go where you have gotten the most positive vibes from in the beginning. Because the fact of the matter is, whether your school is ranked 51, or 52, or any other number for that matter, you are the one that is going to have been to be dealing with the people and the environment at that school for the next three years.
The thing is, I got a personal phone call from FSU 2 weeks after applying letting me know they'd be more than happy to have me join them for the incoming class of 2010 and that a scholarship would be on it's way.
Since then I've had numerous amounts of phone calls and invitations from the law school and it's students. I guess it was always meant to be, and I'm totally content with that. I KNOW i've worked too hard to remain on any waitlist.
See above, and whoever gave you that advice is, based on that evidence alone, an idiot. You are supposed to go to the school that will best help you get a desirable job once you graduate. I'm sure I'd get great vibes from the University of Hawaii, and I'm sure I'd hate Harvard, but having to choose between the two, I'd choose Harvard, and even you wouldn't think me the least bit wrong in doing so.
FSU made you feel wanted because you would boost their stats and they figured you might actually matriculate. UF made me feel wanted for the same reasons. All of the good vibrations you've been getting from FSU I've been getting from UF. The problem for you is that you don't have the numbers to be getting them from UF. You need to look at things objectively here. Surely you have worked too hard to be waitlisted - but many others have worked too hard to be rejected. By every decent law school they've applied to. Taking yourself off of UF's waitlist will do no good, unless you have a binding agreement to attend FSU. It won't even help you emotionally, because you'll be wondering for the rest of your life how different things might have been if only you had stayed on that waitlist and gone to the best law school in Florida instead.
Alexdw85 wrote:hey there. first time poster but i am also in the 3-16 batch. my numbers were 162 and a 3.4. I have great softs but I dont think that matters much. Seems kind of odd that all these would be waitlists after they sent an earlier batch of waitlists out a week ago and our numbers seem to be slightly better. oh well. im considering trying it again next year and retaking the LSAT as I only did it once, but Im already 25 and have been out of school since Dec 2007.
Softs almost never matter much for admission decisions, unless you redefine "great". The oddity you see might be explained by UF wanting to wait another week to let more withdrawals come in and get a better idea of whether or not more acceptances would be necessary to achieve the desired class size. Perhaps the 3/16s were originally going to be held longer, but then UF decided to pull the trigger early based on their confidence in meeting quota with the offers they had already put out. The earlier batch of waitlists were clearly not going to be acceptances at that point, so they could be swiftly dealt with for the applicants' convenience. As it stands, the 3/16s are, for the most part, almost certainly at the head of the waitlist.
Before you decide to hold off on law school and try the LSAT again, you should probably try and get an idea of whether or not you have a good shot at increasing your score. Studying a bit and taking some practice tests can help you do that. If you figure that making an improvement is a realistic possibility, and you don't have, say, a scholarship offer on the table from the University of Miami and a strong desire to live in South Florida, then the plan you're considering going with is probably a decent one. Of course, hopefully it won't come to that and you'll be accepted off the waitlist.