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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:51 pm

RubyDoomsday wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I mean, both my fiance's and my parents live within an hour of NYC by train, so we could live with them for free, although that doesn't strike me as an ideal situation, either. Of course I don't NEED to live in manhattan, but really it was the primary thing that attracted me to Fordham over comparable schools. Soooo I still don't know what to do, I guess just hope that if I get rejected from Georgetown, GW takes me. Or Fordham has an adminstrative error and gives me a full ride. That'd be nice, too.


Hmmm, I would say if your wife is planning on working near where either of your folks live, then that is the best option (since, really, you will be in law school, you will be over worked and exhausted all the time, you can just use the commute time to sleep)

Save the money and use it to pay off your loans sooner...


I actually commuted an hour each way into NYC for high school, and it was really great. It's easy enough to sleep on the trains, or do some extra reading. You might even make a friend.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jcrisp » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:52 pm

have they actually rejected anybody through status checker or would that only be sent through the mail???

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goodolgil » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:53 pm

http://fordham.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=0910

Thats a lot of yellow below 3.4.

Just saying it's not out of the ordinary, tis all. It's certainly possible they're using the WL as a form of deferral though.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby zimbadimp » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:55 pm

You got waitlisted PT with a 162/3.9?!?!?! Wha?!?!

I guess that means i'm screwed part-time...

when did you go complete btw???[/quote]

Went complete 10/23

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goodolgil » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:57 pm

jcrisp wrote:have they actually rejected anybody through status checker or would that only be sent through the mail???


I dunno, but since everything else seems to show up on the checker, and some schools do reject via the checker (UT for one), I'm kinda thinking they would. It would be pretty funny if it just said "rejected."

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby robin600 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:58 pm

I just got waitlisted at Fordham for full-time 163/3.65 (I'm blind). Anything I can do to get off this damn thing? Any chance of getting off the waitlist?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby finalaspects » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:00 pm

goodolgil wrote:
Not really, Fordham always seems to be tough on low GPA splitters. IIRC they even waitlisted a 180 last cycle (though that may have been YP).



They are waitlisting reverse splitters as well. So i guess they just want well rounded numbers...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Also just got the waitlist notice via status checker. 164, 3.48. At least I'm still in the game!

Anybody get an email from the admissions office about the waitlist yet?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:01 pm

jk11287 wrote:Okay, I get that if you have a low gpa and an LSAT maybe 1 or 2 pts higher than their 75%, then maybe you will get waitlisted...but the 170+? That's kind of ridiculous.
BUT IM STILL COMPLETE and I dont know what that means!


Well if their median LSAT was 166, it's reasonable to think that their 75% LSAT would be 168-169, which would make a 170 just a point or two above. The numbers on LSN must either be the PT numbers or a combo of both with seemingly equal weight given to each because they appear to be much higher.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:02 pm

rockthelaw wrote:
RubyDoomsday wrote:
jk11287 wrote:I mean, both my fiance's and my parents live within an hour of NYC by train, so we could live with them for free, although that doesn't strike me as an ideal situation, either. Of course I don't NEED to live in manhattan, but really it was the primary thing that attracted me to Fordham over comparable schools. Soooo I still don't know what to do, I guess just hope that if I get rejected from Georgetown, GW takes me. Or Fordham has an adminstrative error and gives me a full ride. That'd be nice, too.


Hmmm, I would say if your wife is planning on working near where either of your folks live, then that is the best option (since, really, you will be in law school, you will be over worked and exhausted all the time, you can just use the commute time to sleep)

Save the money and use it to pay off your loans sooner...


I actually commuted an hour each way into NYC for high school, and it was really great. It's easy enough to sleep on the trains, or do some extra reading. You might even make a friend.

Thank you, you actually just made me feel sort of better about the whole thing...except for the fact that I'm not as safe admissions-wise getting into Fordham as I had originally thought.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:04 pm

robin600 wrote:I just got waitlisted at Fordham for full-time 163/3.65 (I'm blind). Anything I can do to get off this damn thing? Any chance of getting off the waitlist?


OperaSoprano needs to get on here and calm people down. She spent over 3 months on the WL and got in.

Out of curiosity, did any of the high splitters also apply to NYU or CLS?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:04 pm

rockthelaw wrote:Also just got the waitlist notice via status checker. 164, 3.48. At least I'm still in the game!

Anybody get an email from the admissions office about the waitlist yet?


Also, I'm FT.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby NancyBotwin » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:04 pm

RubyDoomsday wrote:
robin600 wrote:I just got waitlisted at Fordham for full-time 163/3.65 (I'm blind). Anything I can do to get off this damn thing? Any chance of getting off the waitlist?


OperaSoprano needs to get on here and calm people down. She spent over 3 months on the WL and got in.

Out of curiosity, did any of the high splitters also apply to NYU or CLS?


I wouldn't call myself a high splitter, but yes. Not that I'll get in to either. Fordham was my only realistic choice for NYC, so this totally sucks.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goodolgil » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:05 pm

I LOVE commuting on an *empty* train. Since I moved to Queens I'm forced to take the 7 train in the morning which is always ridiculously packed, which makes commuting suck. But I commuted in high school from Park Slope to Bay Ridge, which took around an hour, but it was always empty so I thought it was great.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby finalaspects » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:05 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
jk11287 wrote:Okay, I get that if you have a low gpa and an LSAT maybe 1 or 2 pts higher than their 75%, then maybe you will get waitlisted...but the 170+? That's kind of ridiculous.
BUT IM STILL COMPLETE and I dont know what that means!


Well if their median LSAT was 166, it's reasonable to think that their 75% LSAT would be 168-169, which would make a 170 just a point or two above. The numbers on LSN must either be the PT numbers or a combo of both with seemingly equal weight given to each because they appear to be much higher.



Actually the 75% was 167 for the 2008 class even though their median was 166. Some schools such as USC had 167 as their median and 75%. It doesn't increase too much except for T14s...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby robin600 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:06 pm

OperaSoprano I need your info on the waitlist process? Is it near impossible to get off?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:07 pm

Gotcha. Trying to rationalize. Oh well.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:09 pm

RubyDoomsday wrote:
robin600 wrote:I just got waitlisted at Fordham for full-time 163/3.65 (I'm blind). Anything I can do to get off this damn thing? Any chance of getting off the waitlist?


OperaSoprano needs to get on here and calm people down. She spent over 3 months on the WL and got in.

Out of curiosity, did any of the high splitters also apply to NYU or CLS?

I'm not exactly a high splitter either, but I'm sort of freaking out now in light of these and other circumstances, and may start just sending applications off to everywhere (including maybe NYU-but not Columbia, lets be realistic here) so that I get in SOMEWHERE. I only applied to four schools as of now. I can't see me being WL for YP...from the list of other schools I put down on the app, its pretty clear that I want to be in either NY or DC and I didn't apply to any schools really ranked far and away above Fordham, except GULC.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby jk11287 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:11 pm

Sorry that was sort of rambling..I should clarify. I only applied to schools in DC and NY, and in NY, only Fordham and Cardozo. So I think (I hope) its pretty clear that I wasn't using Fordham as a safety for Columbia/NYU.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby frix0803 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:12 pm

just got waitlisted. (3.3/171). Am I YPed?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby JessicaD411 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:12 pm

robin600 wrote:OperaSoprano I need your info on the waitlist process? Is it near impossible to get off?



+1111111111!!!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby NancyBotwin » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:12 pm

jk11287 wrote:I'm not exactly a high splitter either, but I'm sort of freaking out now in light of these and other circumstances, and may start just sending applications off to everywhere (including maybe NYU-but not Columbia, lets be realistic here) so that I get in SOMEWHERE. I only applied to four schools as of now. I can't see me being WL for YP...from the list of other schools I put down on the app, its pretty clear that I want to be in either NY or DC and I didn't apply to any schools really ranked far and away above Fordham, except GULC.


I'm actually wondering about this - they asked for where else we applied, and I applied to 19 schools. I didn't want to leave anything off my app, for fear of what leaving it off could do if they find out, so I listed all of them. They span the top 30, so I dunno, maybe Fordham thinks I wouldn't go? Time to start working on a good LOCI.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby tesoro » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:13 pm

jk11287 wrote:
RubyDoomsday wrote:
robin600 wrote:I just got waitlisted at Fordham for full-time 163/3.65 (I'm blind). Anything I can do to get off this damn thing? Any chance of getting off the waitlist?


OperaSoprano needs to get on here and calm people down. She spent over 3 months on the WL and got in.

Out of curiosity, did any of the high splitters also apply to NYU or CLS?

I'm not exactly a high splitter either, but I'm sort of freaking out now in light of these and other circumstances, and may start just sending applications off to everywhere (including maybe NYU-but not Columbia, lets be realistic here) so that I get in SOMEWHERE. I only applied to four schools as of now. I can't see me being WL for YP...from the list of other schools I put down on the app, its pretty clear that I want to be in either NY or DC and I didn't apply to any schools really ranked far and away above Fordham, except GULC.


Have you applied to GMU? It's T50 and you should get in so it might be a good safety to look into. It's just outside of DC and right on the DC metro, and is absolutely dirt cheap. The application is free if you submit it online.

Sorry about Fordham. Don't give up on them yet though - just keep giving them reasons to admit you through LOCI.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby RubyDoomsday » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:14 pm

jk11287 wrote:
RubyDoomsday wrote:
robin600 wrote:I just got waitlisted at Fordham for full-time 163/3.65 (I'm blind). Anything I can do to get off this damn thing? Any chance of getting off the waitlist?


OperaSoprano needs to get on here and calm people down. She spent over 3 months on the WL and got in.

Out of curiosity, did any of the high splitters also apply to NYU or CLS?

I'm not exactly a high splitter either, but I'm sort of freaking out now in light of these and other circumstances, and may start just sending applications off to everywhere (including maybe NYU-but not Columbia, lets be realistic here) so that I get in SOMEWHERE. I only applied to four schools as of now. I can't see me being WL for YP...from the list of other schools I put down on the app, its pretty clear that I want to be in either NY or DC and I didn't apply to any schools really ranked far and away above Fordham, except GULC.


I am hoping our lack of waitlist today means they are on the fence between WL and Accept, not between WL and Reject.

I am not sure I could take a rejection....I told them explicitly in my PS that it was my top choice and if accepted I will attend. I hope that counts for something given that my numbers are fairly middle of the group.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Shopalot86 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:17 pm

+1




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