Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:08 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:IN: WUSTL!, Davis w/ money, Wake Forest w/ money, a few other places
OUT: nowhere!
WL: Vandy, UVA, UCLA

Still waiting to hear from Emory, Georgetown, Irvine, and USC.

Congratulations Nick! You're looking good so far.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:09 pm

Thirteen wrote:Fellow splitter checking in. I don't have any good news yet, but hopefully that will change in the next few weeks/months. Is anyone else retaking the LSAT in February? My GPA sucks, so every point I can gain will help.


Not retaking in February, but if I don't get into a school that I REALLY want to go to, I might end up retaking in June and reapplying next cycle, while working on a foreign masters in the meantime. I don't want to settle for something as important as this.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby DoctorNick189 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:10 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:IN: WUSTL!, Davis w/ money, Wake Forest w/ money, a few other places
OUT: nowhere!
WL: Vandy, UVA, UCLA

Still waiting to hear from Emory, Georgetown, Irvine, and USC.

Congratulations Nick! You're looking good so far.


Thanks dude. Best of luck to you.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:11 pm

WUSTL has been showing a lot of splitter love.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:14 pm

My decisions are gonna start trickling in soon. If they don't go well, I'm thinking about retaking college and applying to places again in the 2014-15 cycle.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:19 pm

An update to my cycle - it started off really well, but then quickly turned to shit:

IN: UIUC $$$, UMN $$, W&M $$, W&L, CU Boulder
WL: Fordham, Penn, BC, GWU
OUT: HLS, Mich, UVA, GULC, Cornell

Still waiting on word from a few more.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby cmutone » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:58 pm

Question to multiple LSAT takers on this thread: Do the schools hold your lower score against you? They have to submit the highest score for their stats but you think that If you make a big jump the second time around you won't be looked at as favorably as someone who got it right the first time? I'm a reverse splitter (which fuckin sucks btw), ganna re-take in june if I don't get in anywhere (WL at cardozo, dinged elsewhere) but I'm wondering how far my crappy lsat will follow me.

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Postby 02082010 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:01 pm

cmutone wrote:Question to multiple LSAT takers on this thread: Do the schools hold your lower score against you? They have to submit the highest score for their stats but you think that If you make a big jump the second time around you won't be looked at as favorably as someone who got it right the first time? I'm a reverse splitter (which fuckin sucks btw), ganna re-take in june if I don't get in anywhere (WL at cardozo, dinged elsewhere) but I'm wondering how far my crappy lsat will follow me.


No one averages. NYU, HLS, YLS do occasionally.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby BenJ » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:30 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
cmutone wrote:Question to multiple LSAT takers on this thread: Do the schools hold your lower score against you? They have to submit the highest score for their stats but you think that If you make a big jump the second time around you won't be looked at as favorably as someone who got it right the first time? I'm a reverse splitter (which fuckin sucks btw), ganna re-take in june if I don't get in anywhere (WL at cardozo, dinged elsewhere) but I'm wondering how far my crappy lsat will follow me.


No one averages. NYU, HLS, YLS do occasionally.


Take me as a good test of whether HLS averages in case of a big jump. 178/167 LSAT, 3.78 GPA; if they average, I'll probably be dinged or WLed (GPA is in 25-50th range, LSAT average is around median), but if they don't, I should hopefully be in (high LSAT is above 75th).

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby jerichogringo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:58 pm

Long time lurker and major splitter!!! 174 and 2.x gpa. I just wish these schools would let me know what's up, I am so tired of waiting!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby nyyankees » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:06 am

In: GW, ND w/ $$
Out: GULC

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Stringer Bell » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:39 am

BenJ wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
cmutone wrote:Question to multiple LSAT takers on this thread: Do the schools hold your lower score against you? They have to submit the highest score for their stats but you think that If you make a big jump the second time around you won't be looked at as favorably as someone who got it right the first time? I'm a reverse splitter (which fuckin sucks btw), ganna re-take in june if I don't get in anywhere (WL at cardozo, dinged elsewhere) but I'm wondering how far my crappy lsat will follow me.


No one averages. NYU, HLS, YLS do occasionally.


Take me as a good test of whether HLS averages in case of a big jump. 178/167 LSAT, 3.78 GPA; if they average, I'll probably be dinged or WLed (GPA is in 25-50th range, LSAT average is around median), but if they don't, I should hopefully be in (high LSAT is above 75th).


What are you doing in the splitter thread?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby 02082010 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:42 am

Stringer Bell wrote:
BenJ wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
cmutone wrote:Question to multiple LSAT takers on this thread: Do the schools hold your lower score against you? They have to submit the highest score for their stats but you think that If you make a big jump the second time around you won't be looked at as favorably as someone who got it right the first time? I'm a reverse splitter (which fuckin sucks btw), ganna re-take in june if I don't get in anywhere (WL at cardozo, dinged elsewhere) but I'm wondering how far my crappy lsat will follow me.


No one averages. NYU, HLS, YLS do occasionally.


Take me as a good test of whether HLS averages in case of a big jump. 178/167 LSAT, 3.78 GPA; if they average, I'll probably be dinged or WLed (GPA is in 25-50th range, LSAT average is around median), but if they don't, I should hopefully be in (high LSAT is above 75th).


What are you doing in the splitter thread?


This.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby TheSharklord » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:35 am

URM Splitter gets love.

Waiting: HLS (lonnnnngshot), Columbia, Mich., Chicago, Cornell (thanks, guys for finally marking me as complete. It's only been two cycles since I applied. =P)
Out: Nowhere.
WL: Nowhere.
In: GULC, UVA $$$$, Penn

170/>3.2 gpa (at submission, raised a bit this last semester).

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby missvik218 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:22 am

UPDATING - 2010 started off really slow for me but picked up recently.

IN: UGA, Wake $$, W&L $$, UM $$, WUSTL, GW, UF
WL: Nowhere yet
OUT: UVA ED

I still have quite a few reaches out there though so we'll see, so far my cycle has been pretty favorable.
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Postby taw856 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:47 pm

EDIT: In Top-20 and not complaining. :)
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Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:54 pm

taw856 wrote:Just curious, splitters who have had success, just how low are your GPAs? (Feel free to PM if not wanting to post.)

Given that my status checker for George Mason has changed without a phone call, it's not looking too great for my prospects there -- and coming on the heels of a waitlist at Loyola (Chicago), both schools I didn't think would be reaches, I'm starting to get a little nervous about the rest of my cycle. I realize splitters have somewhat random cycles and I have enough remaining applications (14) that I'm not in full freakout mode or anything, but it'd be nice to know that 2.8/170-URM is getting the job done somewhere in the Top-30...



I'm 2.8 and I got into GMU, so I think you might be alright. Unless you have a criminal background or something.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby taw856 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:56 pm

Dwaterman86 wrote:I'm 2.8 and I got into GMU, so I think you might be alright. Unless you have a criminal background or something.


I'm clean. :wink: (EDIT: And, officially out at GMU.)

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Foosters Galore » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:56 am

Ok, I'm starting to really worry. I'm aware this is normal but with my numbers I'm starting to think I may not get in anywhere I applied. Do you guys think I should send out some last minute safety apps? All help is appreciated. Extreme splitter (I think) here...2.72, 169 applied to:

Santa Clara
pepperdine
UC Davis
hastings
Loyola (LA)
UCLA
USC
San Diego
Cardozo
Fordham
A few long shots not worth mentioning

I should mention that I have a very valid GPA addendum that deals with a medical issue that caused me to fail a bunch of classes and leave school for a while. Although I'm starting to believe schools dont really care at all about your reasons, as your excuses don't translate into higher rankings

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby taw856 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:31 am

Foosters Galore wrote:Ok, I'm starting to really worry.


Hang in. I think you have a realistic shot at all of those schools and will at least get into a couple, though you'll also assuredly get rejected from some that just won't look past the GPA.

For what it's worth, I have really similar numbers and it has worked out in spite of, as you can see above, some early nervousness over surprising feedback from schools I thought were my safeties.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby ruleser » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:03 am

Ok, might as well check in with an update:

In: WandL $$, GMU, Loyola LA $$
WL: UCLA, Vandy, UIll
Deferred: Cornell
Out: some T14s
Pending: USC, UCIrvine, BU, WUSTL, GW, UT

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby beef wellington » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:01 pm

WL at GW, letter arrived yesterday. Sux, I'm surrounded by green on LSN. 171 3.2

This has turned into one of helluva slump in my cycle, 4 dings, 2 WL, 0 acceptances over the last month or so.
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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:14 pm

In at Wash U!

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Postby 7virtue » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:24 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:I'm starting to worry that submitting on 10/23 was too late since I'm such a ridiculous splitter and URM. :?

I am banned, and a douche.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby beef wellington » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:27 pm

Held at Northwestern yesterday. There goes my last realistic shot at cracking the T14 clean, now I'll have to get in off a WL somewhere. Feeling stretched very thin.




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