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

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

Postby ViP » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:02 pm

Wow, congrats on the Mich acceptances! That's really awesome.

When you're pushing a 4.0, though, you're really a whole new breed of "reverse-splitter." Apps with such exceptionally high GPAs are surely read in a different light.

Great job!

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

Postby bighead715 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:54 pm

rondemarino wrote:
bighead715 wrote:
snickersnicker wrote:
ViP wrote:Any news from reverse-splitters yet? Acceptances, rejections, waitlists?


Yup. In at Michigan yesterday, 166/3.99. :D Cycle's over.


me too - 164/3.98 :D

reverse splitters can hit the T10 despite the trolls that say only 170s can...


Dude, absolutely no one says this, or at least believes this. Over half the students enrolled at Duke, Michigan and Berkeley have scores below 170. With a high GPA, you always had a shot (sealed with ED), and I doubt anyone who isn't an idiot thinks otherwise. You're in a Michigan. Enjoy it.

Congrats, BTW.

p.s: The T14 is enough of an artificial construct, but we also have have HYS and the T6. The T10 now?


thanks a lot ronde, but often when going through the chances forum, mid-160 threads are often told they dont have a chance at the T14...i meant 170 figuratively, im well aware 167s+ are well represented at all those schools

i was told specifically i was probably not even going to WL at michigan let alone accepted so you see my

granted theres always a small chance for anyone, the prevalent mood on this site is that for these schools, anything less than a 170 is mediocre at best...im also referring to the atmosphere where anything outside the T14 is considered TTT...then again that feeling can just come from the fact that the posts in my memory are just rather obnoxious trolls that stick out and could be a small percentage of the posters here as i know for the most part everyone on here is supportive (as you are)

as for the T10 - who knows, who cares, just another construct as u pointed out

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

Postby rondemarino » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:58 pm

gotcha.

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

Postby fearmor21 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:55 am

Congrats to my reverse-splitters hearing good news. I got into UIUC ED with a 3.86 and a 156 a few weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. Hope more good news awaits the rest of you as your cycles play out.

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

Postby nickc8 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:59 am

fearmor21 wrote:Congrats to my reverse-splitters hearing good news. I got into UIUC ED with a 3.86 and a 156 a few weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. Hope more good news awaits the rest of you as your cycles play out.


Wow, congrats!! I hope mine turns out as well as yours.

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

Postby Stephanie13 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:16 am

fearmor21 wrote:Congrats to my reverse-splitters hearing good news. I got into UIUC ED with a 3.86 and a 156 a few weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. Hope more good news awaits the rest of you as your cycles play out.

congrats!! i'm really hoping to get into UIUC as well!

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

Postby bighead715 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:22 am

GL fellow reverse splitters!

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

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:57 am

Not that it helps, but just wanted to throw in my two-cents here that I think the people posting on this thread are the ones who really deserve places at the top schools. As someone who will probably be in the traditional splitter camp, I've always had a great deal of respect for people who can maintain your great gpas throughout college. Four years of consistent dedicated work means infinitely more than doing well on one exam. You had to do well on dozens and dozens of exams, whereas the others did well on one particular exam. Though the system happens to favor my situation, I think that it is profoundly unfair. Anyway, good luck!

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

Postby fidesverita » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:54 am

Anyone else with an LSAT score below the 25th percentile for T1 schools still applying to them anyway? Just curious how confident you guys feel about that.

I've got a great GPA.... but still shooting for the moon with my LSAT.

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

Postby z*z » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:09 am

I also just got accepted at Michigan. I have a 3.8 / 164. Numbers may play an important role in the admissions process but they are not everything. Also, as the above posters mentioned, a high GPA will certainly get you a closer look. The one thing that I can say is that putting a lot of time into your application and showing the adcomms that you are what they are looking for is worth five points on the LSAT any day. Good luck to my fellow R.S. keep posting those acceptances.

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

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:48 am

fidesverita wrote:Anyone else with an LSAT score below the 25th percentile for T1 schools still applying to them anyway? Just curious how confident you guys feel about that.

I've got a great GPA.... but still shooting for the moon with my LSAT.


This is me. If a school does not have a hard documented LSAT cut-off, then I am applying. No reason I can't be "the one exception" this cycle. Good luck everyone.

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

Postby Mparty7441 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:58 am

fidesverita wrote:Anyone else with an LSAT score below the 25th percentile for T1 schools still applying to them anyway? Just curious how confident you guys feel about that.

I've got a great GPA.... but still shooting for the moon with my LSAT.


I've applied to numerous schools where this is the case. All you need is one.

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

Postby nickc8 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:05 pm

Mparty7441 wrote:
fidesverita wrote:Anyone else with an LSAT score below the 25th percentile for T1 schools still applying to them anyway? Just curious how confident you guys feel about that.

I've got a great GPA.... but still shooting for the moon with my LSAT.


I've applied to numerous schools where this is the case. All you need is one.


+1 ...I think at least half of the schools I applied to fall under this category.

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

Postby kcolo » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:53 pm

Mparty7441 wrote:
fidesverita wrote:Anyone else with an LSAT score below the 25th percentile for T1 schools still applying to them anyway? Just curious how confident you guys feel about that.

I've got a great GPA.... but still shooting for the moon with my LSAT.


I've applied to numerous schools where this is the case. All you need is one.


That would be me....I applied to about 20 schools with the hope that at least one of the T1s takes me.

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

Postby sayruss11 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:34 pm

3.92 GPA 161 LSAT
applying to BC and BU
wish me luck! I need it.

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

Postby solotee » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:52 pm

165/3.9

Waiting on Duke..

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

Postby Mparty7441 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:17 pm

First acceptance today, very excited.

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

Postby Stephanie13 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:24 pm

Mparty7441 wrote:First acceptance today, very excited.

congrats!! I was gonna ask you where at but I found your LSN.

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

Postby savesthedayajb » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:28 pm

Wow, lots of good news on the reverse-splitter front these days! Wish I got my 163/3.99 out there already. Freaking PS!!

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

Postby Mparty7441 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:29 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
Mparty7441 wrote:First acceptance today, very excited.

congrats!! I was gonna ask you where at but I found your LSN.


Thanks!!

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

Postby AW1 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:33 pm

3.96 GPA 161 LSAT hope to finish all apps this week (PS is slowing me down) Good Luck to all!

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

Postby therealellewoods » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:43 pm

Oh, this thread is surely my home too... 3.82/158.

Graduated in May. Retook LSAT in Sept. after repeating my prep course and basically taking the summer off... Practice tests in the 162-165 range... only to score lower with a 154. DEVASTATED.

Went to GWU undergrad and applied for ED, but who knows with their scholarship?? Its a far, far reach. Shooting for T-30 school, esp. love for Fordham (PT) and UNC.

Strong softs and LORs... Is there hope for me yet?? Should I risk another re-take in Feb?

P.S. Congrats and lookin' good on everyone's recent acceptances!!!

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

Postby Wi11iam » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:49 pm

160, 4.09 - in ED at UVA yesterday.
It can be done.

Congrats and/or good luck to everyone!

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

Postby solotee » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:21 pm

Wi11iam wrote:160, 4.09 - in ED at UVA yesterday.
It can be done.

Congrats and/or good luck to everyone!


That is amazing! Congrats!

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

Postby savesthedayajb » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:22 pm

Wi11iam wrote:160, 4.09 - in ED at UVA yesterday.
It can be done.

Congrats and/or good luck to everyone!


Wow, nice. Any awesome softs behind those numbers?




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