Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:48 pm

D Brooks wrote:
splat wrote:Bigtime splitter, haven't come across this thread before...

173 / 2.9, out of school for 5 years with solid work experience, currently working on a Masters with a 3.8 GPA
applied in early January to accommodate new grades and LORs...

Harvard - i'm an optimist :)
Columbia - fee waiver, why not
G'town
BC
BU
NUSL

The pool is a little limited, I'm tied to the northeast.
The wait is KILLING me!!\

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!


Wow, you are made for Northwestern. Sucks you're tied to the NE. I don't know what NUSL is, but you're best shot is going to be GULC off the waitlist. Don't they have an extended ED option like UVA? I'd try that if I were you.


Yea. I'd see about Gtown part time. He has a shot at that. Other than that its probably BU.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby D Brooks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:50 pm

splat wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Wow, you are made for Northwestern. Sucks you're tied to the NE. I don't know what NUSL is, but you're best shot is going to be GULC off the waitlist. Don't they have an extended ED option like UVA? I'd try that if I were you.


Yeah, I'm a New Englander through and through, I'm really hoping to be in Boston, BC would be amazing! NUSL is northeastern, and GULC does have an extended ED, but I'm not fully ready to commit to DC yet...though it would be tough to turn down...


BC and BU have been seemingly splitter-averse this cycle. Good luck though and be sure to post your results here!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby holybartender » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:51 pm

Would I be best off changing my UVA app to ED for a shot at t14? Things are going poorly so far.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:56 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
tigrelis wrote:UVA is splitter-friendly?
I still got waitlisted by the splitter-friendly T14?
Bad news for the rest of my cycle. ='(


They're only splitter friendly earlier. Also you need [strike]173+ LSAT and a 3.1 minimum GPA[/strike] a 170 and an ED contract.


ftfy


No there was a 3.0 (with rounding) lower limit even with ED.


Eh, I'd say it depends on the app, particularly the timing. There are two on LSN with GPAs (slightly) below 3.0, including our very own aznflyingpanda, but both of those dudes are hundredths of a point away. Although maybe they round... if so I'll take my rounding in the form of a 180 plzkthxbai.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby splat » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:57 pm

D Brooks wrote:
splat wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Wow, you are made for Northwestern. Sucks you're tied to the NE. I don't know what NUSL is, but you're best shot is going to be GULC off the waitlist. Don't they have an extended ED option like UVA? I'd try that if I were you.


Yeah, I'm a New Englander through and through, I'm really hoping to be in Boston, BC would be amazing! NUSL is northeastern, and GULC does have an extended ED, but I'm not fully ready to commit to DC yet...though it would be tough to turn down...


BC and BU have been seemingly splitter-averse this cycle. Good luck though and be sure to post your results here!



Thanks! This thread brings a tear to my eye, it's good to know I'm not the only one in splittsville! :D

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Lonagan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:03 am

In at Illinois with 15k/yr. Hooray for Dean Pless!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby Eieio » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:58 am

173/~3.2

In: GULC
W/L: Chicago, UVA
Out: Berkeley, Yale
Waiting on: Penn, Duke

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby badpixie » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:25 pm

Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby missvik218 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:26 pm

badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

Emory yesterday.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby beef wellington » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:35 pm

badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

Does a Chicago WL count? If not, then no.

In - UMN, Loyola
Out - Columbia, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn, American
WL - Chicago, UVA, Duke, GULC, UCLA, USC, GW, Fordham
Held - Northwestern, Cornell
Pending - NYU, Texas, Hastings

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby missvik218 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:37 pm

beef wellington wrote:
badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

Does a Chicago WL count? If not, then no.

In - UMN, Loyola
Out - Columbia, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn, American
WL - Chicago, UVA, Duke, GULC, UCLA, USC, GW, Fordham
Held - Northwestern, Cornell
Pending - NYU, Texas, Hastings

I say yes definitely counts! :wink:

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby badpixie » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:54 pm

beef wellington wrote:
badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

Does a Chicago WL count? If not, then no.

In - UMN, Loyola
Out - Columbia, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn, American
WL - Chicago, UVA, Duke, GULC, UCLA, USC, GW, Fordham
Held - Northwestern, Cornell
Pending - NYU, Texas, Hastings


WL's definitely count, especially if it is somewhere that you want to go!

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby blue5385 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:57 pm

badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!


Yup, in at Cornell yesterday. Hang in there, I'm sure most schools still have a few acceptances up their sleeves. :)

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby beef wellington » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:58 pm

badpixie wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

Does a Chicago WL count? If not, then no.

In - UMN, Loyola
Out - Columbia, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn, American
WL - Chicago, UVA, Duke, GULC, UCLA, USC, GW, Fordham
Held - Northwestern, Cornell
Pending - NYU, Texas, Hastings


WL's definitely count, especially if it is somewhere that you want to go!

Cool, in that case I got 8 of em. (I was especially pleased with UofC's though, first decision to really surprise me in a good way.)

Blue - congrats on Cornell, what are your numbers?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby holybartender » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:59 pm

blue5385 wrote:
badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!


Yup, in at Cornell yesterday. Hang in there, I'm sure most schools still have a few acceptances up their sleeves. :)


Same. Otherwise it's been pretty grisly.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby badpixie » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:00 pm

blue5385 wrote:Yup, in at Cornell yesterday. Hang in there, I'm sure most schools still have a few acceptances up their sleeves. :)


Thanks! Not only do I have the splitter issue (175/3.0, 10 yrs out of UG, 20+ years WE), but I applied really late, so I have a feeling I'm going to be waiting a long time.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby blue5385 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:01 pm

beef wellington wrote:
badpixie wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
badpixie wrote:Anybody getting any recent splitter love? I need to hear some good news to keep my hopes alive!

Does a Chicago WL count? If not, then no.

In - UMN, Loyola
Out - Columbia, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn, American
WL - Chicago, UVA, Duke, GULC, UCLA, USC, GW, Fordham
Held - Northwestern, Cornell
Pending - NYU, Texas, Hastings


WL's definitely count, especially if it is somewhere that you want to go!

Cool, in that case I got 8 of em. (I was especially pleased with UofC's though, first decision to really surprise me in a good way.)

Blue - congrats on Cornell, what are your numbers?


thanks beef wellington :)

PMing numbers.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby blue5385 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:04 pm

badpixie wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Yup, in at Cornell yesterday. Hang in there, I'm sure most schools still have a few acceptances up their sleeves. :)


Thanks! Not only do I have the splitter issue (175/3.0, 10 yrs out of UG, 20+ years WE), but I applied really late, so I have a feeling I'm going to be waiting a long time.


Schools love non-traditional apps though, and it sounds like you have a lot to offer in that regard. Also, that's a lot of WE -- did you work f/t during undergrad?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby badpixie » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:13 pm

blue5385 wrote:
badpixie wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Yup, in at Cornell yesterday. Hang in there, I'm sure most schools still have a few acceptances up their sleeves. :)


Thanks! Not only do I have the splitter issue (175/3.0, 10 yrs out of UG, 20+ years WE), but I applied really late, so I have a feeling I'm going to be waiting a long time.


Schools love non-traditional apps though, and it sounds like you have a lot to offer in that regard. Also, that's a lot of WE -- did you work f/t during undergrad?


I dropped out of UG halfway through my Soph. year, worked for 10+ years, then went back F/T for 2 years to finish. I'm hoping that my WE will be enough for them to scrounge around and find a spot for me, even this late in the cycle.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby blue5385 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:19 pm

badpixie wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
badpixie wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Yup, in at Cornell yesterday. Hang in there, I'm sure most schools still have a few acceptances up their sleeves. :)


Thanks! Not only do I have the splitter issue (175/3.0, 10 yrs out of UG, 20+ years WE), but I applied really late, so I have a feeling I'm going to be waiting a long time.


Schools love non-traditional apps though, and it sounds like you have a lot to offer in that regard. Also, that's a lot of WE -- did you work f/t during undergrad?


I dropped out of UG halfway through my Soph. year, worked for 10+ years, then went back F/T for 2 years to finish. I'm hoping that my WE will be enough for them to scrounge around and find a spot for me, even this late in the cycle.


Yeah, and if you had a strong upward trend in your last 2 1/2 years, that'll probably count in your favor too. If you screwed up your first 1 1/2 years, you're probably far enough removed from it that they won't count it as heavily as they would for someone who went straight thru UG and was applying with little or no WE.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby badpixie » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:31 pm

blue5385 wrote:
Yeah, and if you had a strong upward trend in your last 2 1/2 years, that'll probably count in your favor too. If you screwed up your first 1 1/2 years, you're probably far enough removed from it that they won't count it as heavily as they would for someone who went straight thru UG and was applying with little or no WE.


That's what I'm counting on. I had a 4.0 in those last 2 years. I just hope I'm not too late for this cycle.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby beef wellington » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:40 pm

badpixie wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
Yeah, and if you had a strong upward trend in your last 2 1/2 years, that'll probably count in your favor too. If you screwed up your first 1 1/2 years, you're probably far enough removed from it that they won't count it as heavily as they would for someone who went straight thru UG and was applying with little or no WE.


That's what I'm counting on. I had a 4.0 in those last 2 years. I just hope I'm not too late for this cycle.

We have similar situations. My GPA trend:

1996-1998 3.25
1998-2000 1.65
2008-2009 3.80

My WE isn't very impressive though.

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby dibs » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:51 pm

i challenge anyone to provide a wonkier GPA trend than mine:

00/01: 1.87
00/02: 2.08
00/03: 1.17

GPA: 1.68 (54 semester hours)

04/05: 3.81
05/06: 3.95
06/07: 2.36 (this is where i lose any trend credibility)

GPA: 3.36 (103 semester hours)

cGPA: 2.78

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby splat » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:43 pm

173 / 2.93 - 5yrs WE & a shiny new masters gpa of 3.8 (from Vermont Law)

Here's the cycle-

Harvard - Ding (wow!)
BU - Ding
Georgetown - WL
BC - WL
Colorado - In
Northeastern - In
Vermont - In w/ full scholarship

still waiting to get my rejection letter from Columbia....

so it looks like I'm sitting tight @ Vermont (I'm an enviro guy so it's fine by me!) - if BC calls my mind may change...
most of the decisions took a REALLY long time to come in.

there's really not much you can do about a poor UGPA short of curing cancer.

How'd all y'all fellow splitters make out?

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Re: Splitters Unite! - Official 2010 Splitter Thread

Postby holybartender » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:45 pm

I'm on waitlists at Georgetown, UCLA, USC, Duke, Michigan, and Virginia. I'm also held at Northwestern and Columbia, while still waiting on NYU. This could either be the best cycle or the worst cycle.




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