In at UMiami

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Kojack
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Kojack » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:42 pm

sarlis wrote:
Kojack wrote:I got a letter in the mail today. I was very excited because I thought it might be scholarship info.

It turned out to be an invitation to Law Day in march. :(


when are they going to send out the scholly info?


"The majority of scholarships are awarded between December and February of each admission cycle, or until the scholarship funds are exhausted."

"Notification of an institutional scholarship award usually takes place three to four weeks after admission."

Those quotes come from the admissions packet. I was accepted on 11/13. I guess its still early but i was just being hopeful :mrgreen: . Don't worry jt we will be victorious soon enough.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby dms87 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:57 pm

In by snail mail!
Sent 11/12, acknowledgment e-mail 11/13
Stats on LSN (above both 75%)
I was a UM undergrad, and I live less than an hour away from the school, FWIW.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby blue232 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:38 pm

In by snail mail yesterday too!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:36 pm

got the UMiami law day in the mail, who is going?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby rcharles » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:41 pm

sarlis wrote:got the UMiami law day in the mail, who is going?


I will definately be trying to go if I'm still considering Miami in March.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:44 pm

rcharles wrote:
sarlis wrote:got the UMiami law day in the mail, who is going?


I will definately be trying to go if I'm still considering Miami in March.


yeah,+1.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby ram jam » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:57 pm

waitlisted

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby mrm2083 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:03 pm

ram jam: If you don't mind, what are your numbers?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Nikiya » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:50 pm

I'm officially in at Miami!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby sarlis » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:54 pm

Nikiya wrote:I'm officially in at Miami!


Congrats!!!!!!!!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:59 pm

w00t!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby actorlaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:31 pm

I just received notification via snail mail that I've been placed "on hold."
Submitted on 11/16.

Not quite sure what exactly this means... Is this UM's version of the waitlist?
I've been asked to submit any additional materials that might allow the admissions committee to learn more about me and was told that the committee would review my application again prior to April 30.

I already submitted quite a few attachments with my initial application that identify me as a unique candidate. Have already taken the LSAT twice, and I've been out of UG for a few years so final grades aren't an issue. Submitted three recommendations too...

Has anyone else been put "on hold."???

I'm assuming this means I still have a shot. But realistically, is this just the waitlist? Or is there a separate waitlist for UM? Thoughts?

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby ram jam » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:21 pm

I have also been placed on hold.

3.04
159

Looks like Miami is tightening up their criteria, although I think that some minor inconsistencies in my application materials are the most likely culprit.

I took the LSAT on december 5th and killed it, I am pretty sure that I will score above 165.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WAITLISTED***

I called the admissions office and told the lady that I retook the LSAT in december and she said that it was a good thing that I told her because she made a note on file. She asked me if I thought I did better and she made note of it. She said they would review it again as soon as they receive the new lsat score. FWIW

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Nikiya » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:34 pm

sarlis wrote:
Nikiya wrote:I'm officially in at Miami!


Congrats!!!!!!!!


Gracias! I wish I were in Miami right now. I really need some warm weather!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Nikiya » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:35 pm

ram jam wrote:I have also been placed on hold.

3.04
159

Looks like Miami is tightening up their criteria, although I think that some minor inconsistencies in my application materials are the most likely culprit.

I took the LSAT on december 5th and killed it, I am pretty sure that I will score above 165.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WAITLISTED***

I called the admissions office and told the lady that I retook the LSAT in december and she said that it was a good thing that I told her because she made a note on file. She asked me if I thought I did better and she made note of it. She said they would review it again as soon as they receive the new lsat score. FWIW



That's surprising. I thought 159 was at the 75th percentile for UMiami.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:40 pm

Just got my acceptance letter in the mail today, from NJ so don't know if I'll be making it down to Law Day though.

Edit: my stats in case anyone wanted to know

LSAT: 160
UGPA: 3.87, top of class in my major (economics)
LSAC: 3.63
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Re: In at UMiami

Postby nj05nets » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:45 pm

was accepted the day before Thanksgiving. 3.46/156. went to umiami for undergrad which im assuming really helped. unfortunately won't be going however, unless i get a very generous fin. aid offer

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Kojack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:47 pm

Nikiya wrote:
ram jam wrote:I have also been placed on hold.

3.04
159

Looks like Miami is tightening up their criteria, although I think that some minor inconsistencies in my application materials are the most likely culprit.

I took the LSAT on december 5th and killed it, I am pretty sure that I will score above 165.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WAITLISTED***

I called the admissions office and told the lady that I retook the LSAT in december and she said that it was a good thing that I told her because she made a note on file. She asked me if I thought I did better and she made note of it. She said they would review it again as soon as they receive the new lsat score. FWIW



That's surprising. I thought 159 was at the 75th percentile for UMiami.



Maybe the tightened criteria has to do with the size of last years cycle. If you look at last years thread, Miami started to send out letters to accepted students giving them the option to defer for a year because they had admitted more students than they had anticipated. I don't know how many actually took the offer or if there is a correlation. Maybe they are putting more people on hold this year to avoid the same problem. Its just a thought.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby actorlaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:06 pm

so if Miami has put you "on hold" are you waitlisted???

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Kojack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:19 pm

actorlaw wrote:so if Miami has put you "on hold" are you waitlisted???


My understanding is that being on hold is better than WL. On hold means they will look at your application in a few months after they have a more complete picture of this years applicant pool. While on wl you have no guarantee that they will ever look at your app again.

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby actorlaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:24 pm

cool thanks

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby BruinsFan » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:44 pm

Just got my acceptance in via snail mail today. It's my first one! YAY, such a relief!

Got my completion email 11/20, letter today 12/7 (that was quick)!

161 LSAT and 3.1 GPA.

Time to crack open the bubbly :-)

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby brittanybrooke » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:55 pm

Accepted yesterday via snail mail!

3.56
158
URM

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby Kojack » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:57 pm

Congrats to all the recent acceptances!

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Re: In at UMiami

Postby pearl_earrings » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:46 pm

In today via snail mail!
Can't wait to visit... the snow at my house is getting to me!




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