weebleswobble wrote:Burger in a can wrote:For all those who were waitlisted (and possibly of interest to those who were denied): I don't know how often this has been brought up, but I stumbled across it just now:
http://members.lsac.org/Public/MainPage ... Page2.aspx
I am referring specifically to the trends for different kinds of applicants throughout the cycle. According to LSAC, URM applicants have statistically applied much later in the cycle, along with applicants over 25 years old. I wonder, since Fordham doesn't seem to be officially deferring anybody, if they are taking these trends under consideration?
That is, perhaps if you are an URM applicant or over 25, or both, Fordham waitlisted you because they know that there will be a lot more applicants later in the cycle who might share some of your desirable traits?
I could be wrong, and I'm definitely no expert, but this data at least appears to offer some kind of explanation for why URM applicants' cycles sometimes seem to take longer in general. Right?
well im only one person, but i am over 25 and was admitted 11/06. 169/3.5
i met with an admissions officer after i received my decision and specifically asked if she had seen a higher number of older (ouch) applicants and her response was a definitive "no." she did express surprise that there hasnt been a greater increase in apps to the part-time program.
I am also over 25 (not by much-still under 30, so idk if I count?). I was just presenting this as a possibility, and I guess I should have added the caveat that IF it applied at all, it would probably only really matter for more borderline candidates (like myself) Congratulations, by the way!