Fordham Waiting Room

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guyincognito
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby guyincognito » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:22 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
guyincognito wrote:HUZZAHHHHH!!!! In via status checker this morning! First acceptance! I am officially going to law school next year. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!


Congrats! I think you're the only splitter who got in instead of being waitlisted. But this just makes me even more confused, because our numbers are sort of similar. Hmmmmmmm.

When did you apply?


I applied on 10/30 and went complete on 11/2. As a splitter I was getting worried too...there is still hope for us apparently. Splitter love from Fordham!
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RubyDoomsday
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:23 pm

Anyone else's status not change?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:24 pm

Is anyone else's screen still stuck on complete 11/2?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Clair1331 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:24 pm

RubyDoomsday wrote:Anyone else's status not change?


+1, same as yesterday-waitlisted

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:25 pm

guyincognito wrote:I applied on 10/30 and went complete on 11/2. As a splitter I was getting worried too...there is still hope for us apparently. Splitter love from Fordham!


:o :? :cry: I have the same dates.

Apparently they only have room in their hearts for one splitter this cycle, and you are that one. Cherish it, please, for the rest of us?

:cry:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby dakatz » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:25 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:Is anyone else's screen still stuck on complete 11/2?


I am in this boat as well. Complete as of 11/2

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby guyincognito » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:28 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
guyincognito wrote:I applied on 10/30 and went complete on 11/2. As a splitter I was getting worried too...there is still hope for us apparently. Splitter love from Fordham!


:o :? :cry: I have the same dates.

Apparently they only have room in their hearts for one splitter this cycle, and you are that one. Cherish it, please, for the rest of us?

:cry:


:shock: Ha. Don't lose hope yet fellow splitter! From this moment on I am directing all my good karma from Fordham to you.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:32 pm

dakatz wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:Is anyone else's screen still stuck on complete 11/2?


I am in this boat as well. Complete as of 11/2


mind sharing your stats?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:33 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:Is anyone else's screen still stuck on complete 11/2?


+1

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby dakatz » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:37 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:
dakatz wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:Is anyone else's screen still stuck on complete 11/2?


I am in this boat as well. Complete as of 11/2


mind sharing your stats?


167, 3.5x URM

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NancyBotwin
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:37 pm

guyincognito wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
guyincognito wrote:I applied on 10/30 and went complete on 11/2. As a splitter I was getting worried too...there is still hope for us apparently. Splitter love from Fordham!


:o :? :cry: I have the same dates.

Apparently they only have room in their hearts for one splitter this cycle, and you are that one. Cherish it, please, for the rest of us?

:cry:


:shock: Ha. Don't lose hope yet fellow splitter! From this moment on I am directing all my good karma from Fordham to you.


Too late, I've already been waitlisted. But maybe your good karma will work on my LOCI.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby pikalove » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:42 pm

dakatz wrote:
texaspecial88 wrote:Is anyone else's screen still stuck on complete 11/2?


I am in this boat as well. Complete as of 11/2


Yup!! I'm a splitter (which Fordham seems to hate) but people with lower LSAT & GPA combos (lower on both fronts) have gotten in... sadness :cry:

WHERE IS THE LOVE?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:45 pm

pikalove wrote:Yup!! I'm a splitter (which Fordham seems to hate) but people with lower LSAT & GPA combos (lower on both fronts) have gotten in... sadness :cry:

WHERE IS THE LOVE?

Fordham has no <3.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby kayskay » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:56 pm

waitlisted this morning via status checker- 3.45/165. (applied ft)

but it's not a rejection! that's the way i see it. i'm going to be optimistic and do the show interest thing. from what i gather fordham is big on people showing that they legit want to go there (and i absolutely do) so let the calling/touring/letters begin, right?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sawyerkid » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:58 pm

how long do you guys wait before sending a letter of interest??

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby beef wellington » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:12 pm

guyincognito wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
guyincognito wrote:HUZZAHHHHH!!!! In via status checker this morning! First acceptance! I am officially going to law school next year. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!


Congrats! I think you're the only splitter who got in instead of being waitlisted. But this just makes me even more confused, because our numbers are sort of similar. Hmmmmmmm.

When did you apply?


I applied on 10/30 and went complete on 11/2. As a splitter I was getting worried too...there is still hope for us apparently. Splitter love from Fordham!


Congratulations, Guy. What are your softs/WE if you don't mind me asking. Are you fluent in Russian?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:22 pm

sawyerkid wrote:how long do you guys wait before sending a letter of interest??


I'm trying to figure out the same thing.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby finalaspects » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:24 pm

rockthelaw wrote:
sawyerkid wrote:how long do you guys wait before sending a letter of interest??


I'm trying to figure out the same thing.


i doubt they'll even start looking at waitlists until the end of march. a month or so after their deadline for applications. sometime around then would be my guess... but this is my first cycle so don't take my word for it.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby guyincognito » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:24 pm

beef wellington wrote:
guyincognito wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
guyincognito wrote:HUZZAHHHHH!!!! In via status checker this morning! First acceptance! I am officially going to law school next year. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!


Congrats! I think you're the only splitter who got in instead of being waitlisted. But this just makes me even more confused, because our numbers are sort of similar. Hmmmmmmm.

When did you apply?


I applied on 10/30 and went complete on 11/2. As a splitter I was getting worried too...there is still hope for us apparently. Splitter love from Fordham!


Congratulations, Guy. What are your softs/WE if you don't mind me asking. Are you fluent in
Russian?


Don't mind at all. Yes I am (I lived in Russia for two years before choosing it as a major). I have one year of WE after undergrad, as well as really good (I'm pretty sure) LOR's. I also have a strong upward grade trend over the last two years, which I think was helpful. Happy to answer any other questions as well...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:26 pm

guyincognito wrote:Don't mind at all. Yes I am (I lived in Russia for two years before choosing it as a major). I have one year of WE after undergrad, as well as really good (I'm pretty sure) LOR's. I also have a strong upward grade trend over the last two years, which I think was helpful. Happy to answer any other questions as well...


Ok, so I have a theory. Your profile says your degree GPA is 3.5, correct? I wonder if they're using that instead of your LSDAS one, and therefore you're not really a splitter. Any other splitters who've been WLed or admitted care to refute this for me?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby kayskay » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:32 pm

finalaspects wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:
sawyerkid wrote:how long do you guys wait before sending a letter of interest??


I'm trying to figure out the same thing.


i doubt they'll even start looking at waitlists until the end of march. a month or so after their deadline for applications. sometime around then would be my guess... but this is my first cycle so don't take my word for it.


I'm trying to take a tour next Monday- anyone know how to score a meeting with anyone in admissions? Or if that's too much? I met the Dean at a campus visit at Villanova and expressed interest but I legit want to do anything I can. I'm leaving the east coast at Christmas (I hope temporarily?) so I need to get stuff taken care of ASAP.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:35 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
guyincognito wrote:Don't mind at all. Yes I am (I lived in Russia for two years before choosing it as a major). I have one year of WE after undergrad, as well as really good (I'm pretty sure) LOR's. I also have a strong upward grade trend over the last two years, which I think was helpful. Happy to answer any other questions as well...


Ok, so I have a theory. Your profile says your degree GPA is 3.5, correct? I wonder if they're using that instead of your LSDAS one, and therefore you're not really a splitter. Any other splitters who've been WLed or admitted care to refute this for me?


Schools have to use your LSDAS GPA, though they might take it into account if there is a reasonable explanation for a huge difference.

Mine:
Degree: 3.63 (magna cum laude)
LSAC: 3.37 (Illness, semester of Ws recorded as Fs).

(My only LSAT was a 164).

In general, though, it's still very, very early. You guys should know that someone got in on August 21st of this past year. If you have the balls to do what he did, and the heart not to die of waiting, you still have every chance of making this happen.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:52 pm

Idk, schools don't like splitters cause we bring down their medians, not because they just have some weird bias...its all about the numbers, the gpa that they have to report is the LSDAS. So I can't really see them "taking" your degree gpa instead to make you not a splitter anymore.

Although, my university gpa is a 3.78 w/a double major and only 3.23 LSDAS and I have the weird in-limbo "in review...recommendation received," so who knows.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:08 pm

jk11287 wrote:Idk, schools don't like splitters cause we bring down their medians, not because they just have some weird bias...its all about the numbers, the gpa that they have to report is the LSDAS. So I can't really see them "taking" your degree gpa instead to make you not a splitter anymore.

Although, my university gpa is a 3.78 w/a double major and only 3.23 LSDAS and I have the weird in-limbo "in review...recommendation received," so who knows.


I have this image of your app as a Roman gladiator that's been beaten to hell, and the opposing gladiator/adcomm is standing over your app, sword drawn. He looks to the emperor/dean for a "recommendation," a thumbs up or down. The emperor puts your case "under review," wondering whether to "split" you in half, or split the difference and let you live.

This is what stress does to my brain. Either way, good luck.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby superflush » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:15 pm

just got dinged. good luck to everyone. looks like there is some movement today with decisions.




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