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ruleser
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:00 pm

dvd wrote:No. Let's say that 50% (hypothetical figure) more applicants take the LSAT and apply this year. That means that each percentile (95, 96, 97, etc.) should be larger by 50%. Therefore, a school that normally accepts applicants from the 92nd to 95th percentile would be able to accept students from a smaller range, if matriculation rates stay the same. Given this, students can no longer be guaranteed that x percentile will get them into a certain school, so they apply to many more schools. While these other schools might be considered "safeties" in normal circumstances, the change in overall number of applicants (leading to a change in the meaning of a percentille, each percentile having to hold more students) combined with the increased number of applications from all applicants really messes things up.

Conclusion: Nothing is guaranteed this cycle.

Conversely, if schools are thinking each percentile is expanded by more than it actually is because people are applying to more schools per person, they may get far more withdrawls than expected - so nothing guaranteed for them either. I'm most interested to see what happens at Cornell with that 50% increase in aps...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby dvd » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:02 pm

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby foxyeconomist » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:36 pm

DF 3/9! UR since 2/8. I'm nervous. How long will the letter take to reach Northern California?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:37 pm

foxyeconomist wrote:DF 3/9! UR since 2/8. I'm nervous. How long will the letter take to reach Northern California?


you have great numbers... those in 3/9 are lucky. USC says it can take up to 2 weeks. your letter will most likely be dated a few days after 3/9.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:49 pm

WLed today via status checker.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:52 pm

At least you are still in the game...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:52 pm

Veritas wrote:WLed today via status checker.


Hey! That's not bad news :D

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:53 pm

ruleser wrote:At least you are still in the game...

I'm not complaining! :lol:

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby slenslee » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:53 pm

Veritas wrote:WLed today via status checker.


complete/review dates?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:54 pm

slenslee wrote:
Veritas wrote:WLed today via status checker.


complete/review dates?

complete 11/10, IR since 1/8

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:58 pm

Sigh I reeeeeeeally would like to go in review :( I also wouldn't mind a straight WL or DF without the month-or-so long wait :D

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:59 pm

msch0i wrote:Sigh I reeeeeeeally would like to go in review :( I also wouldn't mind a straight WL or DF without the month-or-so long wait :D


lol get in line ms choi. they need to reject me first =)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby legendwaitforitdairy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:00 pm

Withdrew...hopefully that will open up an acceptance spot for someone here...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:01 pm

finalaspects wrote:
msch0i wrote:Sigh I reeeeeeeally would like to go in review :( I also wouldn't mind a straight WL or DF without the month-or-so long wait :D


lol get in line ms choi. they need to reject me first =)


I'm just saying :wink: going by your timeline (complete for 3 months), I should be in review soon :D

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ad1723 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:34 pm

DF today -- very nervous!
Submitted in November and have been in review since mid-Jan. Crossing my fingers :)

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:37 pm

ad1723 wrote:DF today -- very nervous!
Submitted in November and have been in review since mid-Jan. Crossing my fingers :)


the 3/9 DFers seem to all have good stats. i think you guys are in.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mdgold » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:46 pm

complete since 11/23- not even in review yet. very annoying

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby JOThompson » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:49 pm

mdgold wrote:complete since 11/23- not even in review yet. very annoying

+1. I'm about to withdraw (Complete 9/28), as I've decided on another school that's a better fit for my goals. Good luck to everyone else that's waiting.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Mosca » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:13 pm

Veritas wrote:WLed today via status checker.

+1, Also IR 1/8

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:16 pm

Mosca wrote:
Veritas wrote:WLed today via status checker.

+1, Also IR 1/8


are you a splitter?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Mosca » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:22 pm

finalaspects wrote:
Mosca wrote:
Veritas wrote:WLed today via status checker.

+1, Also IR 1/8


are you a splitter?

Yeah...it sucks

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mgiven » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:33 pm

Also waitlisted today. Bummed! I got waitlisted at UVA an hour ago too...

Complete 2/15
In Review 2/24

167/3.85

Can anyone predict my chances here?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby msch0i » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:37 pm

mgiven wrote:Also waitlisted today. Bummed! I got waitlisted at UVA an hour ago too...

Complete 2/15
In Review 2/24

167/3.85

Can anyone predict my chances here?


I'd say you're most likely a YP. Although idk...your stats seem to be a good fit for SC, but maybe they assumed you had better offers. I'm sure if you write LOCIs you'd be one of the first to be accepted :D

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Faesha » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:39 pm

Finally IR as of today after being complete since November. ~3.5/169. Expecting a waitlist or ding given all the recent activity...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby unknownscholar » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:40 pm

in the middle of week 16 after going complete. in the middle of week 7 IR :|




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