chicoalto0649 wrote:What's the deal with Fordham OS? Why are they taking this long? Are yoooooou sure they actually read your whole application and just don't plug your numbers into some index?
I've been waiting only slightly over 8 weeks, and it seems worth the wait. The fact that some people (whose numbers are borderline/below median) are still waiting, and have been waiting, for months, tells me that Fordham is taking every application seriously. DB says in his interview with OS that they take time to read every personal statement before looking at anything else, and as OS has emphasized, Fordham is very holistic -- or at least, much more so than other schools -- in its approach. This sits well with me, because if I do get in, I know my classmates are going to be great -- not just smart and hardworking but also interesting and appealing personally/professionally.
I agree. Prior to my retake, I was an auto-reject according to my numbers. In fact I had applied to Fordham pt as a super reach--the fact that I was in the running for nearly 4 months with those numbers speaks a lot about their process. Even now, my new lsat score gives me some glimmer of hope, but at the end of the day, I know that this had to have been a hollistic approach for me to even have made it long enough to *give* them a new score.
This in and of itself makes me love the school more because it speaks to the general atmosphere of the place-- I always feel like the general vibe in administrative offices is what trickles down to the student body. and, like the above poster mentioned, there will be an interesting group of people that are not only smart, but have more to offer aside from a good lsat score and gpa (which, don't get me wrong, are huge commodities and speak a lot about work ethic)