IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

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Emma.
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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Emma. » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:54 am

crackberry wrote:Just withdrew my application after being granted admission on 10/28. Hope it helps one of you out in the future.

FYI - I was out-of-state so it should free up another one of those spots. It should also free up an extra $69,000 in scholarship aid, which is the award I received from UT.


Classy move, crackberry!! :D

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Stephanie13 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:04 am

aetennis17 wrote:I hope this offers some inspiration to those fellow reverse splitters (and others too!).

I was accepted in early November via phone call from one of the deans with:

164/3.97.

UT was a dream choice and I cannot believe I am in!

For those of you who haven't heard- there is definitely hope and I wish you the best of luck! The waiting game definitely sucks (i.e. Berkeley, Cornell, USC & UCLA who are just prolonging dinging me!).

congrats!! That is super inspiring! Texas is my top choice and I'm hoping my new December score will get me in ( I'm also a reverse splitter). Do you mind sharing whether you're in-state or OOS?

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby OperaAttorney » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:56 am

riburn3 wrote:Seems like they are actually reading the applications and not just admitting on pure numbers. (Strange they would actually be doing what they say they do) If you have good numbers and put together a crappy app because you thought you were an auto-admit, it looks like it might come back to bite you in the ass. I'm not saying this has happened to anyone here, but it sure looks like they are going over apps (especially out of state) with a fine toothed comb.


I agree. The personal statement is more important than many people think it is. For reasons we all know, LSAT scores in the 163-169 range are becoming more common. GPA's in the 3.5-3.8 range are even more common. If you have a gazillion files with numbers in these ranges staring at you, where else might you look for answers? Here's one guess: the personal statement.

To the UT hopefuls still working on their personal statements:

Make sure you show makes you unique. UT's entering class is still fairly large. The admissions committee doesn't want to admit an entire class of eager-beaver-cookie-cutter types who have NOTHING else to offer as citizens of the earth. They want students who will run the SBA, serve as society mentors, assist with recruitment efforts, bring interesting perspectives to discussions in and out of the classroom etc.

If, however, you have a 175+ and a 3.9+, the advice above might not apply to you ;). You just have to convince them that (1) you have a pulse, and (2) you'll strongly consider attending if admitted. :lol:

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby MahaloMontana » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:40 pm

I just got a call from the Dean. I'm in and she said they'd be sending me scholarship information on Monday. Very excited. Went complete on Dec. 2, so I was impressed by the turn-around.

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Postby hopefulincal » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:00 pm

redhead77 wrote:I just got a call from the Dean. I'm in and she said they'd be sending me scholarship information on Monday. Very excited. Went complete on Dec. 2, so I was impressed by the turn-around.


This is my favorite post for the day! I went complete 12/2 also.

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Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:35 am

voicemail today from dean. very pleased.

have any of you guys pulled down massive scholarships from texas?
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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Emma. » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:35 am

talibkweli wrote:voicemail today from dean. very pleased.

have any of you guys pulled down massive scholarships from texas?


PMed

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby kumba84 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:48 am

In today, not a Texas resident. Scholarship info to come later.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Havaianas » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:37 pm

maybe if I send them a little christmas greeting song they'll take a look at my app?

All I want for Christmas is UUUUUUU(T)

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby sundevil77 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:30 pm

kumba84 wrote:In today, not a Texas resident. Scholarship info to come later.


Same here. Went complete sometime before Thanksgiving.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby mdodd » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:55 pm

I got in too and got a scholarship and a waiver for out of state tution... got into Georgetown too though... cant decide

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby utcris410 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:32 pm

Have acceptances just been ED or RD as well? For those that have been accepted, does your status checker change reflecting your acceptance? Thanks!

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby kumba84 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:17 am

utcris410 wrote:Have acceptances just been ED or RD as well? For those that have been accepted, does your status checker change reflecting your acceptance? Thanks!


I was RD, complete right around Thanksgiving. My status checker did not change.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby utcris410 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:59 pm

thanks!

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby bethechange » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:06 pm

Acceptance packaged arrived in the mail today (Saturday 12/19) with acceptance letter dated 12/16...status checked just updated a few minutes ago to Admission was granted on December 16, 2009

Stats in profile

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:36 pm

RDs are getting decisions already? Wow! I didn't expect any activity until February or so.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby beef wellington » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:15 pm

Hello, I'm assuming that despite this thread's name it is for pending apps as well?

What in the HELL is going on down there? So much red on that LSN graph, not pretty. Any insight as to their thinking this year? They seem to be rejecting some really strong applicants, ones that are getting into more prestigious schools even. And absolutely no love for GPAs under 3.4, I'm wondering why LSP even told me I was a consider (171 3.2). One would almost suspect they're practicing that mythical holistic review, but they also seem to be moving pretty fast. Strangest graph I've seen by far.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Bobby Dazzler » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:20 pm

Is anyone ED complete w/o a decision yet? Do they have a date by which they have said they'll notify ED apps?

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby lifeaway1985 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:10 am

kumba84 wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Have acceptances just been ED or RD as well? For those that have been accepted, does your status checker change reflecting your acceptance? Thanks!


I was RD, complete right around Thanksgiving. My status checker did not change.


I was also for RD, complete 11/25. I hear nothing........

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby GMVarun » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:53 pm

Any idea when the admitted day is going to be?

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:32 pm

lifeaway1985 wrote:
kumba84 wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Have acceptances just been ED or RD as well? For those that have been accepted, does your status checker change reflecting your acceptance? Thanks!


I was RD, complete right around Thanksgiving. My status checker did not change.


I was also for RD, complete 11/25. I hear nothing........


Texas residents vs. out-of-staters might make a difference. I'm out-of-state, complete 11/5 with nothing.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby catharsis » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:03 pm

merry christmas everyone!!!!

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Postby billyez » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:03 pm

Merry Christmas every one!

I don't have a chance with my LSAC GPA. It's obvious that they didn't buy my GPA addendum and couold care less about my degree GPA which is above their their 25% and not too far from their median. They probably looked at my 157 and said that it wasn't worth a bother, even with URM and in-state.

But I'm a stubborn son of a gun - I'll be appealing as soon as my December LSAT comes along. It'll be above a 160 at least, I believe. Maybe it'll be good enough for them to think about giving me a shot. Eh, this'll be the last time I ever deal with their Admission's office anyway, I might as well take every shot I can.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby jelizabeth88 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:10 pm

I'm already in :lol: but didn't get any money :( . Retook the LSAT (for the sole purpose of raising it to get scholarship money) did better (barely) and now I believe I am close to their 75th percentile (with just a 3 point increase) at a 167. Will this increase alone prompt them at all to mayyybe give me an in-state tuition waver. Or will I need to show them another offer? I probably won't get any anyways, but I guess it's worth it. Also, got into University of Minnesota with some money but since it's a slightly lower ranked school does that mean they won't bite. I know this is all speculative but it seems like they have got a pretty standard formula (based on lsat scores) for handing out scholarship money so far.

Thanks!

This is all in my profile but I'm not an URM, 3.72 gpa, and 164/167 lsat.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby de5igual » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:12 pm

jelizabeth88 wrote:I'm already in :lol: but didn't get any money :( . Retook the LSAT (for the sole purpose of raising it to get scholarship money) did better (barely) and now I believe I am close to their 75th percentile (with just a 3 point increase) at a 167. Will this increase alone prompt them at all to mayyybe give me an in-state tuition waver. Or will I need to show them another offer? I probably won't get any anyways, but I guess it's worth it. Also, got into University of Minnesota with some money but since it's a slightly lower ranked school does that mean they won't bite. I know this is all speculative but it seems like they have got a pretty standard formula (based on lsat scores) for handing out scholarship money so far.

Thanks!

This is all in my profile but I'm not an URM, 3.72 gpa, and 164/167 lsat.


167 isn't the 75th percentile, it's median. and probably won't get you any scholarship $.




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