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jimmysmits21
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Re: Southwestern

Postby jimmysmits21 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:12 am

I was waitlisted today too. Can some of the other waitlisters post their stats?

My stats:
GPA: 3.2
LSAT: 159
Undergraduate: USC
Non-URM

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PogueMahone
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Re: Southwestern

Postby PogueMahone » Wed May 19, 2010 12:24 am

waitlisted today with a 3.3 and 161...kinda surprising but i did apply late...will be withdrawing...good luck to everyone else

jimmysmits21
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Re: Southwestern

Postby jimmysmits21 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:53 am

PogueMahone wrote:waitlisted today with a 3.3 and 161...kinda surprising but i did apply late...will be withdrawing...good luck to everyone else


Haha, I saw your update on LSN 20 minutes ago too. I memorized that damn graph so your little yellow dot is the first thing I noticed, largely because you were the waitlistee with the highest scores on that graph. It's a shame.

Who knows? Maybe one of us stupid schmucks will be your substitute.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed May 19, 2010 3:18 am

lawchampion wrote:05/18: final decision has been mailed. No emails, no calls. What you guys think? Any of you got any positive or negative signs before getting the official letter?


It depends on your stats.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby jimmysmits21 » Wed May 19, 2010 4:03 am

lawchampion, on a day in which several others were waitlisted I'd say it's a good bet that you're in provided your stats are decent like da monkey said.

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linkbruin
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Re: Southwestern

Postby linkbruin » Wed May 19, 2010 4:13 am

Seems like this was the day for people to get notified. Still waiting, hopefully it happens soon.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby raperez129 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:15 am

lawchampion wrote:05/18: final decision has been mailed. No emails, no calls. What you guys think? Any of you got any positive or negative signs before getting the official letter?


I had that message, then a thick envelope with school info arrived yesterday via snail mail.

I'll be withdrawing. GL to those on the WL~

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed May 19, 2010 12:27 pm

PogueMahone wrote:waitlisted today with a 3.3 and 161...kinda surprising but i did apply late...will be withdrawing...good luck to everyone else

Jesus..... it's a pretty fucking scary sign when a 3.3/161 gets WL'd. :?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:33 pm

damn, they really must be full on deposits

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PogueMahone
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Re: Southwestern

Postby PogueMahone » Wed May 19, 2010 12:49 pm

Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed May 19, 2010 1:53 pm

PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby PogueMahone » Wed May 19, 2010 2:31 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?


The 3.3/155 got in full time and the aa guy is going PT and has to do this summer program thing to help him adjust to law school...

yp is yield protection which is when a school dings someone whose numbers should get them in because they think that the likelihood of that person actually attending that school is low...they do it to keep admissions stats low because it looks better when they have a higher % of admits that matriculate

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed May 19, 2010 2:46 pm

PogueMahone wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?


The 3.3/155 got in full time and the aa guy is going PT and has to do this summer program thing to help him adjust to law school...

yp is yield protection which is when a school dings someone whose numbers should get them in because they think that the likelihood of that person actually attending that school is low...they do it to keep admissions stats low because it looks better when they have a higher % of admits that matriculate


Thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby chango » Thu May 20, 2010 1:20 am

PogueMahone wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?


The 3.3/155 got in full time and the aa guy is going PT and has to do this summer program thing to help him adjust to law school...

yp is yield protection which is when a school dings someone whose numbers should get them in because they think that the likelihood of that person actually attending that school is low...they do it to keep admissions stats low because it looks better when they have a higher % of admits that matriculate


My hunch is that Southwestern doesn't engage in yield protection.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Thu May 20, 2010 2:16 am

chango wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?


The 3.3/155 got in full time and the aa guy is going PT and has to do this summer program thing to help him adjust to law school...

yp is yield protection which is when a school dings someone whose numbers should get them in because they think that the likelihood of that person actually attending that school is low...they do it to keep admissions stats low because it looks better when they have a higher % of admits that matriculate


My hunch is that Southwestern doesn't engage in yield protection.


Can you elaborate on your hunch?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby misled_drummer » Thu May 20, 2010 12:33 pm

Is anyone that got into the PT program considering transferring either to the FT program or to another school?

Does anyone know how this process works? I would assume transferring to a FT program at another school would be difficult because of the lack of units? Would it be possible to transfer after my second year at a PT program?

Sorry for all the questions but getting in PT put a damper on my future plans.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby filmbuff » Thu May 20, 2010 1:08 pm

I believe at SW it is required that you complete the first year PT. You then simply have to appeal to the Dean of Students for transfer to the FT program. It is determined by your grades/overall progress, but certainly possible. I have a friend who managed the same thing at Loyola. Also, you can take extra courses during inter-session and summer whereby you can actually graduate in 3.5 yrs. from the part-time if you don't transfer out. I would imagine that taking those extra courses would be the way to also complete sufficient units to get in to the full-time program readily (and show the necessary enthusiasm!) Hope this helps.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Thu May 20, 2010 1:42 pm

filmbuff, have you decided what you're doing yet?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby bailar4life » Thu May 20, 2010 2:26 pm

I was told by the other school I was looking to transfer to that they couldn't take me as a part time somewhere else, because of the lack of credits, since they need 30 credits to transfer so that they can see class ranking and so on. I like Southwestern as a school, but my husbands job isn't letting him transfer that is why i wanted to transfer schools.

so now i am considering not going to law school at all, and waiting another year because my husband was told he cant transfer to cali for his job. so i am in the same boat, it put a big damper on my plans.although i haven't asked about transferring after two years in the part time program. my suggestion contact the school you are thinking of going to and asking them all the requirements and questions you have about transferring before you make your decision. that way you know what you are getting into. and nothing is a guarantee, the school might not accept you.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SoCalStudent » Thu May 20, 2010 6:08 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?


Wow, a 2.5/153 stat, and he got in before you? That's harsh. BTW, what does AA stand for? I know URM=under represented minority, but what's an AA??

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Re: Southwestern

Postby uwb09 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:12 pm

SoCalStudent wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
PogueMahone wrote:Yeah, I figured they were pretty full or it was yp...or maybe i rubbed them the wrong way with my app...what stings the most is that two of my roommates got in before me and they won't stop giving me crap about not getting in...one is hispanic w/ a 3.3/155 and the other is aa with a 2.5/153 so it seems like they're liking urms a lot right now


Did they get into the FT or PT programs?

2.5 GPA is a bit low, but then again he is AA.

What is YP?


Wow, a 2.5/153 stat, and he got in before you? That's harsh. BTW, what does AA stand for? I know URM=under represented minority, but what's an AA??

african american

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SoCalStudent
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Re: Southwestern

Postby SoCalStudent » Thu May 20, 2010 6:15 pm

SoCalStudent wrote:
Wow, a 2.5/153 stat, and he got in before you? That's harsh. BTW, what does AA stand for? I know URM=under represented minority, but what's an AA??

african american[/quote]

I thought African American's were categorized as URM's?? Oh well, now I know. Good luck to everyone that is still on the WL for SWL!! Keep us posted.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby filmbuff » Thu May 20, 2010 7:03 pm

Hello Dante -- nice to hear from you! Thank you for asking. I have paid my second deposit so as it stands, I am set for admission at SW. I am waitlisted at Pepperdine & Loyola (those are the only other schools I applied to). The daily commute to SW is a VERY big concern for me, so I am riding out the two waitlists and hoping very much that Pepperdine will come through in the end. Am sending them some other materials next week and having a campus visit, so we shall see. Hope your exam taking has gone/continues well.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Thu May 20, 2010 7:50 pm

filmbuff wrote:Hello Dante -- nice to hear from you! Thank you for asking. I have paid my second deposit so as it stands, I am set for admission at SW. I am waitlisted at Pepperdine & Loyola (those are the only other schools I applied to). The daily commute to SW is a VERY big concern for me, so I am riding out the two waitlists and hoping very much that Pepperdine will come through in the end. Am sending them some other materials next week and having a campus visit, so we shall see. Hope your exam taking has gone/continues well.


Good luck. I assume the reason you can't move is because you have a mortgage? I would be concerned about that commute as well. Maybe you can get a studio near the school to stay and study in during the week (to avoid the commute and distractions at home).

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Re: Southwestern

Postby JohnnyBeagle » Thu May 20, 2010 10:41 pm

I got in early April with a 3.01 / 160

On the waitlist at USD, if that doesn't work out, I'll be attending SW in the Fall




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