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jbrowning82
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jbrowning82 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:52 am

I can add to the splitter speculation.

Just went IR on 1/14 and I'm 169/3.1 + Peace Corps

How long does it seem like people have been 'In Review?' When should we hear? Also is it email or snailmail?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby existenz » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:33 am

I got a Rothman invite this week from USC (sent in my app in mid-Dec). Anyone know if USC ends up denying admission to people they invite to apply for the Rothman? Or do they ask all applicants to apply for the Rothman.

Trying not to get my hopes up. So far Univ of San Fran is the only school I've been accepted to.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby galahad85 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:47 am

existenz wrote:I got a Rothman invite this week from USC (sent in my app in mid-Dec). Anyone know if USC ends up denying admission to people they invite to apply for the Rothman? Or do they ask all applicants to apply for the Rothman.

Trying not to get my hopes up. So far Univ of San Fran is the only school I've been accepted to.


You have a 170/3.8 - I think it's okay to get your hopes up here, lol.

And judging by last cycle's posts, it does seem that everyone who received the Rothman invite ended up getting in.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby beesknees » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:11 am

jbrowning82 wrote:I can add to the splitter speculation.

Just went IR on 1/14 and I'm 169/3.1 + Peace Corps

How long does it seem like people have been 'In Review?' When should we hear? Also is it email or snailmail?


I went IR 12/21. I went to DR sometime last week (too lazy to check), but you don't know anything until the letter comes via snail mail (I just got mine a couple days ago). Oh amd don't panic if you see a small envelope from USC... good things sometimes come in small packages and that is the case with USC.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:15 pm

jbrowning82 wrote:I can add to the splitter speculation.

Just went IR on 1/14 and I'm 169/3.1 + Peace Corps

How long does it seem like people have been 'In Review?' When should we hear? Also is it email or snailmail?


at least 2 weeks to about 4 weeks seems to be the norm. then another few days to receive the letter in the mail. but yea... i think i am correct about USC dumping all the splitters in to one IR group.

Sadly according to last year, USC did not let in almost any splitters at all. (167-170LSAT and lower the 3.3 gpa group) Only chance that we splitters have is that USC wants to raise their LSAT median this year, (their 75% lsat = 167).

I think we have a pretty good chance at this though. Both UCLA and Texas has an LSAT 75% of 169 and 168. USC is falling behind... not only that, Irvine (new law school) matched the profile of USC's incoming class.

I know this is all speculation, but at least i got the splitters on 1/14 right, and let's all hope that i'm right about this as well.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Ology777 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:55 pm

Online status checker says that the "Decisions is Finalized"

Has anyone been rejected or waitlisted and had their online status checker tell them immediately? I'm trying to decipher what this means as I hover around my mailbox hah.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby SanBun » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:59 pm

Ology777 wrote:Online status checker says that the "Decisions is Finalized"

Has anyone been rejected or waitlisted and had their online status checker tell them immediately? I'm trying to decipher what this means as I hover around my mailbox hah.


it says decision finalized for everyone, regardless of decision outcome. GOOD LUCK!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Ology777 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:02 pm

SanBun wrote:
Ology777 wrote:Online status checker says that the "Decisions is Finalized"

Has anyone been rejected or waitlisted and had their online status checker tell them immediately? I'm trying to decipher what this means as I hover around my mailbox hah.


it says decision finalized for everyone, regardless of decision outcome. GOOD LUCK!



Thanks!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:36 pm

earlier there was a post that someone was rejected. this person does not appear on LSN, and it seemed to be their first post ever. i would take it with a grain of salt unless this person re-appears and affirm their rejection with more information.

on LSN there is one rejection with 175/3.74. but the only reason this person was rejected was because this person broke columbia's ED and tried to use it as leverage against the other law schools. beware that schools do communicate with each other regarding ED and they do take it seriously.

so far there seems to no rejections or waitlists...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Inygma » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:43 pm

finalaspects wrote:earlier there was a post that someone was rejected. this person does not appear on LSN, and it seemed to be their first post ever. i would take it with a grain of salt unless this person re-appears and affirm their rejection with more information.

on LSN there is one rejection with 175/3.74. but the only reason this person was rejected was because this person broke columbia's ED and tried to use it as leverage against the other law schools. beware that schools do communicate with each other regarding ED and they do take it seriously.

so far there seems to no rejections or waitlists...


Ya I saw that guys profile.... big "oops" on his part, haha, though he seemed to be a bit of a jerk.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Inygma » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:46 pm

165/3.57 dinged on LSN, now I don't even really care if I ever get off "complete" the weather doesn't look so good.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Inygma wrote:165/3.57 dinged on LSN, now I don't even really care if I ever get off "complete" the weather doesn't look so good.


damn guess i spoke too soon... yea being in review doesn't feel so great...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby mbleak » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:55 pm

I went DF on 1/12. Got the rejection in the mail today. Stung a little, but now I'm no longer in limbo.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:07 pm

finalaspects wrote:at least 2 weeks to about 4 weeks seems to be the norm. then another few days to receive the letter in the mail. but yea... i think i am correct about USC dumping all the splitters in to one IR group.
Sadly according to last year, USC did not let in almost any splitters at all. (167-170LSAT and lower the 3.3 gpa group) Only chance that we splitters have is that USC wants to raise their LSAT median this year, (their 75% lsat = 167).

I think we have a pretty good chance at this though. Both UCLA and Texas has an LSAT 75% of 169 and 168. USC is falling behind... not only that, Irvine (new law school) matched the profile of USC's incoming class.

I know this is all speculation, but at least i got the splitters on 1/14 right, and let's all hope that i'm right about this as well.

Nope, I fit exactly that range of splitter numbers (above 75th LSAT, below 25th GPA) and am still just complete since back in Oct.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:19 pm

ruleser wrote:
finalaspects wrote:at least 2 weeks to about 4 weeks seems to be the norm. then another few days to receive the letter in the mail. but yea... i think i am correct about USC dumping all the splitters in to one IR group.
Sadly according to last year, USC did not let in almost any splitters at all. (167-170LSAT and lower the 3.3 gpa group) Only chance that we splitters have is that USC wants to raise their LSAT median this year, (their 75% lsat = 167).

I think we have a pretty good chance at this though. Both UCLA and Texas has an LSAT 75% of 169 and 168. USC is falling behind... not only that, Irvine (new law school) matched the profile of USC's incoming class.

I know this is all speculation, but at least i got the splitters on 1/14 right, and let's all hope that i'm right about this as well.

Nope, I fit exactly that range of splitter numbers (above 75th LSAT, below 25th GPA) and am still just complete since back in Oct.


i didn't mean that they gathered all the splitters that applied to USC. just whatever splitters they decided to look at, they put them in that one group. i'm sure there will be other IR groups that contain more splitters. but for all i know this splitter group was meant to be all rejections... USC is not known to like splitters much...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ruleser » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:14 pm

finalaspects wrote:i didn't mean that they gathered all the splitters that applied to USC. just whatever splitters they decided to look at, they put them in that one group. i'm sure there will be other IR groups that contain more splitters. but for all i know this splitter group was meant to be all rejections... USC is not known to like splitters much...

Yeah, that wall around 3.4 is pretty solid, so most splitters will be rejects or WL's I imagine, whether told that now or later...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jmhendri » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:50 pm

I got my rejection in the mail today. It said that they would be unable to accomodate me in the Fall 2010, but encouraged me to apply for Spring 2011. It kinda softened the blow...


Has anyone else gotten a rejection letter to the same affect?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:52 pm

jmhendri wrote:I got my rejection in the mail today. It said that they would be unable to accomodate me in the Fall 2010, but encouraged me to apply for Spring 2011. It kinda softened the blow...


Has anyone else gotten a rejection letter to the same affect?


sorry to hear that... didn't even know they had a separate spring program...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Inygma » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:58 pm

jmhendri wrote:I got my rejection in the mail today. It said that they would be unable to accomodate me in the Fall 2010, but encouraged me to apply for Spring 2011. It kinda softened the blow...


Has anyone else gotten a rejection letter to the same affect?


Sorry to hear...

I never knew they took spring applicants....

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jmhendri » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:59 pm

Well hopefully they were sincere about that and not just trying to capatilize on us vulnerable rejects... sucking out some more application fee dollars. Because i intend to reapply.

Wait... In my dissapointment I mis-read... it says they accept transfer apps for fall 2011 in the May 2011.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby StyrofoamWar » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:58 pm

Dinged yesterday. 3.46/165, good softs. Got the same "reapply as a transfer, we encourage you to do so" letter as one poster above mentioned.

Good luck to everyone waiting for their letters.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby SanBun » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:06 pm

StyrofoamWar wrote:Dinged yesterday. 3.46/165, good softs. Got the same "reapply as a transfer, we encourage you to do so" letter as one poster above mentioned.

Good luck to everyone waiting for their letters.


sorry to hear about your rejection.

Just astonishes me how fine the line is b/w rejection and Rothman invitee. My # are better, but not that much better. This cycle is crazy and makes less and less sense to me

good luck with the rest of your apps

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Inygma » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:01 pm

SanBun wrote:
StyrofoamWar wrote:Dinged yesterday. 3.46/165, good softs. Got the same "reapply as a transfer, we encourage you to do so" letter as one poster above mentioned.

Good luck to everyone waiting for their letters.


sorry to hear about your rejection.

Just astonishes me how fine the line is b/w rejection and Rothman invitee. My # are better, but not that much better. This cycle is crazy and makes less and less sense to me

good luck with the rest of your apps



Ya, I can't imagine I have a chance anymore after some of the rejections.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby SanBun » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:11 pm

Inygma wrote:Ya, I can't imagine I have a chance anymore after some of the rejections.


BIG FAT + 1!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Veritas » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:23 pm

I'm not expecting to get in, either :lol:

Let's hope the IR 1/8s hear soon!




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