Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

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Re: Reverse-Splitters Unite! - The 2010 Reverse-Splitter Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:41 am

In at CU Boulder!!! I think I have a new #1.

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Postby subtle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:59 am

Congrats!!

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Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:09 am

subtle wrote:Congrats!!


Thanks! CU is easy to establish residency, which is good for tuition purposes. Definitely cheaper than W&L. Still, getting in complicates my decision even more. It would be easy if a USC or Berkeley or GW let me in. But I don't think I'm getting off the WL at GW and I have next to no chance at Cal or USC.

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Postby subtle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:16 am

I mean, you never know until you know. Deciding is going to be awful.

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Postby swimmergirl1303 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:20 am

queenlizzie13 wrote:In at CU Boulder!!! I think I have a new #1.


Mazel Tov! I feel you on deciding I have no idea where I am going to pick and I am still holding out for a few schools (Cal and USC included!!!)

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Postby Gemini » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:22 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:In at CU Boulder!!! I think I have a new #1.


Mazel Tov! I feel you on deciding I have no idea where I am going to pick and I am still holding out for a few schools (Cal and USC included!!!)


Also still holding out (mainly on Boston). If that doesn't work, it'll end being Fordham vs. GW.

NEITHER of which are offering me scholly money. :(

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Postby subtle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:In at CU Boulder!!! I think I have a new #1.


Mazel Tov! I feel you on deciding I have no idea where I am going to pick and I am still holding out for a few schools (Cal and USC included!!!)


Also still holding out (mainly on Boston). If that doesn't work, it'll end being Fordham vs. GW.

NEITHER of which are offering me scholly money. :(


Can you negotiate?

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Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:In at CU Boulder!!! I think I have a new #1.


Mazel Tov! I feel you on deciding I have no idea where I am going to pick and I am still holding out for a few schools (Cal and USC included!!!)


Also still holding out (mainly on Boston). If that doesn't work, it'll end being Fordham vs. GW.

NEITHER of which are offering me scholly money. :(


Really? and GW is expensive...Fordham is probably as well, though i have not researched into that school at all. I really hope you get Boston Gemini.

And swimmergirl, where are you currently leaning towards?

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Postby Gemini » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:27 am

Probably not. GW is notoriously stingy with money after the "first round." The first round is the acceptance packet. I got nothing. I'll definitely try though.

As for Fordham, I emailed them and they basically said "Your LSAT is below median-sorry, but no."

At the very least it SEEMS like Fordham gives more grant money than GW though. That may be the deal breaker for me.

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Postby swimmergirl1303 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:29 am

queenlizzie13 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:In at CU Boulder!!! I think I have a new #1.


Mazel Tov! I feel you on deciding I have no idea where I am going to pick and I am still holding out for a few schools (Cal and USC included!!!)


Also still holding out (mainly on Boston). If that doesn't work, it'll end being Fordham vs. GW.

NEITHER of which are offering me scholly money. :(


Really? and GW is expensive...Fordham is probably as well, though i have not researched into that school at all. I really hope you get Boston Gemini.

And swimmergirl, where are you currently leaning towards?


I've decided I'm okay paying sticker for a great school. But so far the only wow for me is Texas. I'd really like to hear back from USC, Boalt, UCLA, Northwestern, Duke, Virginia, and Georgetown. BUT I guess I'll have to continue to try to be patient. Which I am failing miserably at. Not to mention I'm on the Penn waitlist....hmmm.....

I'd like to go to all of the ASWs and then decide since I didn't get a chance to visit schools ahead of time like you did. Did you see any of these schools? Have any thoughts?

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Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:44 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
Mazel Tov! I feel you on deciding I have no idea where I am going to pick and I am still holding out for a few schools (Cal and USC included!!!)


Also still holding out (mainly on Boston). If that doesn't work, it'll end being Fordham vs. GW.

NEITHER of which are offering me scholly money. :(


Really? and GW is expensive...Fordham is probably as well, though i have not researched into that school at all. I really hope you get Boston Gemini.

And swimmergirl, where are you currently leaning towards?


I've decided I'm okay paying sticker for a great school. But so far the only wow for me is
Texas. I'd really like to hear back from USC, Boalt, UCLA, Northwestern, Duke, Virginia, and
Georgetown. BUT I guess I'll have to continue to try to be patient. Which I am failing
miserably at. Not to mention I'm on the Penn waitlist....hmmm.....

I'd like to go to all of the ASWs and then decide since I didn't get a chance to visit schools
ahead of time like you did. Did you see any of these schools? Have any thoughts?


Yeah, UT definitely is a wow. I personally love love love Boalt. I saw UVA. The law school is exactly what a law school should look like. I put in an ED there. Wasn't too impressed with the surrounding area though, I actually enjoyed W&M the most on my trip back east. But UVA is totally worth the ED.

USC is in the ghetto, but it is USC. I'd go in a heartbeat at sticker. UCLA campus is gorgeous. I only saw Georgetown briefly as I was running through it, but nought it looked pretty cool. I know GW location is awesome, very close to the national mall area of DC.

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Postby swimmergirl1303 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:48 am

Yeah UT is pretty sweet!!!! I guess I'll wait and see what happens. I'd be lucky to get into any of those schools at this point.

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Postby lilliea » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:09 am

WL at Illinois, 161/3.95

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Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:13 am

lilliea wrote:WL at Illinois, 161/3.95

+1 165/4.0 :?

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Postby mss455 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:48 pm

IN at UWisconsin-Madison - below 25 LSAT and above 75 GPA !!!

Went complete Dec. 28.

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Postby jaydizzle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:59 pm

Bleh, I had two T3 schools close to my home offer me next to nothing for money. I am talking like 5k worth and one a half tuition scholly. Is it worth going to a T4 paying 18k a year with no COL (no driving, food, or housing expenses)? I want to practice in the area I live with the hope of a transfer, but still want to practice here. I can't believe being #1 in my business school, top 3% Summa Cum Laude grad, English as a second language, and first in the family to go to college would mean nothing. 3.93 and 154. :( . I'm getting decent acceptances like Penn State, but like no money anywhere. This really sucks. I doubt Penn State will give me anything, but getting little from T3s in the area you want to practice stinks.

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Postby Gotti » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:05 pm

jaydizzle wrote:Bleh, I had two T3 schools close to my home offer me next to nothing for money. I am talking like 5k worth and one a half tuition scholly. Is it worth going to a T4 paying 18k a year with no COL (no driving, food, or housing expenses)? I want to practice in the area I live with the hope of a transfer, but still want to practice here. I can't believe being #1 in my business school, top 3% Summa Cum Laude grad, English as a second language, and first in the family to go to college would mean nothing. 3.93 and 154. :( . I'm getting decent acceptances like Penn State, but like no money anywhere. This really sucks. I doubt Penn State will give me anything, but getting little from T3s in the area you want to practice stinks.


DEFINITELY not worth going to T4. With that amazing GPA you can get into a lot of good schools with 160+. I know you hear it a million times, but seriously....retake your LSAT. It's worth waiting a cycle and getting into a T1 school, which you should not have a problem with if you get 160+

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Postby jaydizzle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:07 pm

Gotti wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:Bleh, I had two T3 schools close to my home offer me next to nothing for money. I am talking like 5k worth and one a half tuition scholly. Is it worth going to a T4 paying 18k a year with no COL (no driving, food, or housing expenses)? I want to practice in the area I live with the hope of a transfer, but still want to practice here. I can't believe being #1 in my business school, top 3% Summa Cum Laude grad, English as a second language, and first in the family to go to college would mean nothing. 3.93 and 154. :( . I'm getting decent acceptances like Penn State, but like no money anywhere. This really sucks. I doubt Penn State will give me anything, but getting little from T3s in the area you want to practice stinks.


DEFINITELY not worth going to T4. With that amazing GPA you can get into a lot of good schools with 160+. I know you hear it a million times, but seriously....retake your LSAT. It's worth waiting a cycle and getting into a T1 school, which you should not have a problem with if you get 160+



I tried taking the LSAT twice already and got way lower than my practice tests. I believe I need accommodations (long story), but it is tough to get them with LSAC.

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Postby Gotti » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:50 pm

damn today sucks.

ding @ GULC
WL @ Penn

Does anyone know what Penn's WL is like? Is it essentially a soft rejection?

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Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:58 pm

Gotti wrote:damn today sucks.

ding @ GULC
WL @ Penn

Does anyone know what Penn's WL is like? Is it essentially a soft rejection?

Q. HOW MANY APPLICANTS ARE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST AND HOW MANY ARE OFFERED ADMISSION?
The number of individuals on the waitlist will decrease continuously. In fact, we will begin reviewing all candidates on the waitlist in early May. We also anticipate extending a small number of admission offers; however, we are unable to say with certainty the number or the date by which we will complete doing so. The number of offers we will make over the next few months is fully contingent upon the number of deposited students who defer or make other plans for law school.


The waitlist evaluation process varies every year. In some years, we made almost no offers to candidates on the waitlist because the yield on our initial admission offers increased compared to previous years. Other years, we have made several offers to candidates on the waitlist.


Q. IS THE WAITLIST RANKED?
Our waitlist is not ranked. We review all candidates on the waitlist whenever we are in a position to make additional admission offers.



Seems like waiting till May would be agony.

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Postby Flips88 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:59 pm

Gotti wrote:damn today sucks.

ding @ GULC
WL @ Penn

Does anyone know what Penn's WL is like? Is it essentially a soft rejection?

Q. HOW MANY APPLICANTS ARE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST AND HOW MANY ARE OFFERED ADMISSION?
The number of individuals on the waitlist will decrease continuously. In fact, we will begin reviewing all candidates on the waitlist in early May. We also anticipate extending a small number of admission offers; however, we are unable to say with certainty the number or the date by which we will complete doing so. The number of offers we will make over the next few months is fully contingent upon the number of deposited students who defer or make other plans for law school.

The waitlist evaluation process varies every year. In some years, we made almost no offers to candidates on the waitlist because the yield on our initial admission offers increased compared to previous years. Other years, we have made several offers to candidates on the waitlist.



Q. IS THE WAITLIST RANKED?
Our waitlist is not ranked. We review all candidates on the waitlist whenever we are in a position to make additional admission offers.



Seems like waiting till May would be agony.

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Postby Gotti » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:14 pm

Today's the last day to register for the Feb LSAT...haven't done any LSAT prep since I took the October test. It's like 3 weeks away and I hardly have any material to study with since I've taken all the PTs (i've taken the LSAT twice).

Should I take it again?

Also, will it push my apps all the way to the back again??

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Postby queenlizzie13 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:09 pm

Gotti wrote:Today's the last day to register for the Feb LSAT...haven't done any LSAT prep since I took the October test. It's like 3 weeks away and I hardly have any material to study with since I've taken all the PTs (i've taken the LSAT twice).

Should I take it again?

Also, will it push my apps all the way to the back again??


Just sent you a pm. Did not see that you took it twice already. But yeah, if you want to get off WL's, I would try and retake, though it might be hard with no material left...

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Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:55 pm

Oooh WL @ Penn!! I got the straight up ding. =./ Congrats! LOL =[

IMO, I'd take the June LSAT if you really, really want to retake. Yeah, you're burning a year (see my point to Lasers on the UCD v UCH thread for my thoughts w/r/t that) but if you really, really want to retake, doing it in February won't be in your best interest. A lot of fantastic numbers got dinged last year just by virtue of the fact that they applied late in the cycle, and while your apps are in, schools likely won't get your LSAC update until middle to late Feb and who knows how useful that'll be?

Then again, if you've exhausted the materials, the extra time gained in postponing until June doesn't seem that useful either. So go with your gut.

Any particular reason you don't want to go to UCH? Just the California thing?

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Postby Gemini » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:48 pm

Gotti wrote:Today's the last day to register for the Feb LSAT...haven't done any LSAT prep since I took the October test. It's like 3 weeks away and I hardly have any material to study with since I've taken all the PTs (i've taken the LSAT twice).

Should I take it again?

Also, will it push my apps all the way to the back again??


Register only if you think you'll do better. If you need to practice, then June would be better. Your apps won't be held that long but if you do better, the score can leverage you more money at the school you end up attending.




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