rdcws000 wrote:I'm new to the forum but I've appreciated all of your updates.
My wife is out of town and I'm a loser so I decided to read through the entire thread to get an idea of how long people waited for decisions last year. Ouch... I would not recommend anyone do this.
Of course there are a million exceptions, but I'll sum up the first 35 pages or so of this thread for those who don't want to read it all.
Full time applicants last year with over 161-162ish had all heard by mid-late March. A few borderline apps continued to hear into mid April. It seemed like any full timers still waiting by May 1st were on the waitlist. (more on waitlist later)
Part time applicant acceptances dribbled in very slowly until May. Yes, mid May was when a lot of PT applicants started announcing their admissions, those with 161+ in May, seemingly followed by some (158-160) in early June. Then the PT waitlists started dribbling in.
The late June timeframe was a very sad time on this forum. Lots of frustrated waitlisters, and hangers-on waiting to hear because they took a June LSAT.
July brought a small number of admissions to late applicants, followed by a lot of emails to FT waitlisters asking them if they would like to be considered for PT. Late July waitlisters started getting accepted, both FT and PT waitlisters were getting in with stats across the spectrum.
The last waitlist offers came AFTER new student orientation, and THE WEEK BEFORE CLASSES BEGAN. There was one sad post after classes had begun asking "anyone still waiting to hear?" then silence on the thread until December.
Summing it up, if this year is anything like last year and you have borderline numbers like I do (Law school predictor gives me 58%) hang on for the ride! I am seriously considering avoiding the daily checking. I don't want to check every day for 4 months!
Again, I have no personal experience and I'm new to the forum, I am only regurgitating the last hour of reading the thread for those who have lives and may be interested how it went last year.
Good luck everyone.
I'm a bit depressed. I'm a PT-er with okay numbers, so I should hang on and not count to hear anything until July. Also, I must accept that I must place my deposit at my backup school, and (hopefull) kiss it good-bye.....