filmbuff wrote:Rossrobert: So sorry to hear this as I thought from your questions about the login information that you had already been accepted. Plus, I had an answer for you about the login! I would suggest calling admissions and asking if you can be considered for the part-time evening program. It is certainly less competitive and unless your numbers were just completely off the beaten path, then it's worth a shot and I know there are still spots available. You can then apply to the Dean of Students to transfer in to the traditional program after the first year. If they say no, ask if you can be at least wait-listed for the part-time. See if they are willing to play ball at all. Not much comfort perhaps when you live in NY, but let us know!
Thank you for your support! I was asking about the login information since my status had changed that a final decision letter was on its way and i was anxious to see if i would be able to log on to that part of the website. I did apply for the part-time programs as well and was hoping I would at least have a shot at that. My GPA is a 3.52 (which I believe is at their 75%), however my LSAT score is below their 25%. I am not a good standardized test taker, but should mention that I do have a learning disability, which plays a factor in this. I spoke about my ld in my personal statement, e-mailed people in the admissions office regarding my situation and even spoke with the counselor in the diversity affairs office. I submitted additional documentation of my IEP from when I was younger ,which indicates that I received extended time on exams and then after speaking with the counselor we agreed that I should submit a LOCI. I submitted the letter along with additional documentation of testing from a few years ago which reiterates my need for extended time on tests. I was told to make the admissions committee aware that these documents were important since I was not able to receive proper accommodations for the LSAT. When I contacted LSAC regarding accommodations they told me I would have to be tested again to be considered. Right after I spoke with LSAC, I started to make calls to find out there were waiting lists and the testing and results would not have been completed by the deadline LSAC enforced, therefore resulting in both of my horrible LSAT scores. I really thought that the committee might have looked somewhat past my score since there is a nice section on their site about students with learning disabilities and what they do to accommodate those students. As far as SW playing ball, I don't think they are willing to play as the letter states, " You may be assured that the materials you submitted have received full attention by the Admissions Committee, whose decision is final." Obviously I am very upset by this, but the only person I guess to blame is myself and to remember that everything happens for a reason....
Danteshek wrote: rossrobert wrote:
got rejected today
really upset about this...good luck to the rest of you.
Sorry to hear. Have you been accepted to any other schools? Taking a year off isn't to retake the LSAT and just chill out is not always such a bad idea, especially if you are on the younger side. If it makes you feel any better, I applied to 36 schools and only was accepted to two of them. I had something like eight wait-lists. This is not at all indicative of your ability to succeed in law school.
I have not been accepted to any other schools, which has really made me stressed out. I am 24 and graduated college in 2008, I have been working these past two years and really did not want to take another year off from school. I took the testmasters prep course, which I believe did help me, but I feel like there is no hope in doing better unless I receive accommodations, which who knows if they will even grant me that. Hopefully everything works out in the end.
I apologize for the venting, but thank you for listening.
Good luck to everyone!
To be honest, this is rarely ever my advice, but you need to retake the LSAT. If you have a 3.5 GPA, you're capable of pulling off a 160+. Imagine taking the next 5 months or so to prepare for the October LSAT, having the pressure of already going through it once before and scoring a 160+. Not only would you be in at Southwestern, you damn well might be considered for a full ride, not to mention all the other T1 and T2 schools that would consider you as well. You have a great GPA for any school outside of the Top 30. I'm 29 and will be entering my first year of law school. It's really not that big of a deal. You're still a baby. One more year isn't going to kill you.
You've already taken testmasters, you know how to do the problems, now you just have to get good at taking the test. Take as many PT's as possible before October and get your 160. If I had your GPA, instead of being waitlisted, I'd probably be looking at a very generous scholarship offer from Southwestern, and all I scored was a 157. Don't sell yourself short, and don't feel pressured to rush into law school. Seriously, 24 is practically pre-pubescent now a days. Do this for yourself.
Re-apply next cycle on the first day they allow applications, take the test in October, get your 160+. You'll thank yourself later.