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NYVA311
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Re: Northeastern

Postby NYVA311 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:06 am

Do most of you whose decision has been made have an LSAT at or above their median? I'm starting to realize most of these early acceptances are heavily based almost solely on how good your LSAT/how much it boosts their median....which sort of sucks considering my LSAT is crap and my GPA is what's holding my application together.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby sirchristaylor » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:15 am

NYVA311 wrote:Do most of you whose decision has been made have an LSAT at or above their median? I'm starting to realize most of these early acceptances are heavily based almost solely on how good your LSAT/how much it boosts their median....which sort of sucks considering my LSAT is crap and my GPA is what's holding my application together.


LSAT at median and GPA well above 75th.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:59 am

Holy crap! Mine says "decision mailed" too! I went complete on DECEMBER 4TH, which is also the day I applied. This might be the fastest law school decision ever made. My LSAT is 2 points above their 75th%. GPA @median. I think good news is coming, guys!

Rankings be damned, I have a really good feeling about this school. Also, to address a previous poster's concerns, I don't think Northeastern is the kind of place that would outright reject a high-gpa splitter. :)

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Re: Northeastern

Postby vapourgypsy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:05 am

I have a good feeling about it as well! Now if only I didn't have to work so I could sit by my mailbox all day...

I went to NU for undergrad, and absolutely loved it. If I didn't want to move from Boston than NU would definitely be a top choice, despite the rankings. I worked with students from the law school in UG and got a really positive feeling from them. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you guys :)

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:10 am

They are undoubtedly acceptances. MY GPA >75th and LSAT >75th. Yeah I live in Boston as well-- I should be getting this today and I'll let you guys know.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby acecrusher06 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:04 am

anyone get anything today?

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:05 am

No mail until 11 for me in downtown Boston...I can practically see Northeastern.

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GobiasIndustries
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Re: Northeastern

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:18 am

I'm in Brookline, so who knows if it'll take longer to get to me. But I guess if they're sending a bunch of decisions out at the same time, they're probably the same decision...maybe.

Anyway, good luck! Hope everyone gets some good news soon.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:24 am

GobiasIndustries wrote:I'm in Brookline, so who knows if it'll take longer to get to me. But I guess if they're sending a bunch of decisions out at the same time, they're probably the same decision...maybe.

Anyway, good luck! Hope everyone gets some good news soon.

I'm sure we are all in. I'll go down and check my mail around 11.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:18 pm

tram988 wrote:
GobiasIndustries wrote:I'm in Brookline, so who knows if it'll take longer to get to me. But I guess if they're sending a bunch of decisions out at the same time, they're probably the same decision...maybe.

Anyway, good luck! Hope everyone gets some good news soon.

I'm sure we are all in. I'll go down and check my mail around 11.


Did you check it yet? :D

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:21 pm

Going to check right now as I go buy a burrito. I'll be back with the results in 15-20 min.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:23 pm

tram988 wrote:Going to check right now as I go buy a burrito. I'll be back with the results in 15-20 min.


We also expect a burrito review.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby NYVA311 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:26 pm

Congrats to everyone! Yeah, I hope they don't outright reject a high-GPA splitter. My LSAT = 25%, GPA = 75% (although it will go up a tiny bit after fall grades are released). Not that this will make much of a difference, but one of my LORs is from a Northeastern alum who I worked for.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby als06h » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:26 pm

Mine was mailed yesterday too! Praying for an acceptance since I've gotten 4 wait lists in the past 4 days, lol. Good luck everyone!!!!

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:44 pm

Nothing today! Sorry guys.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby jaskat » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:45 pm

I called the offices hoping that they'd give me my decision through the phone. :( Although they didn't they did tell me that the decisions had been made but not necessarily mailed out. The lady said that it really could take anywhere from 7-10 days

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:52 pm

jaskat wrote:I called the offices hoping that they'd give me my decision through the phone. :( Although they didn't they did tell me that the decisions had been made but not necessarily mailed out. The lady said that it really could take anywhere from 7-10 days


You mean even though the status checker says "Decision Letter Mailed" on 12/07/2009, that might just mean that a decision has been made, but they haven't actually mailed it yet?

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:53 pm

tram988 wrote:Nothing today! Sorry guys.


That's ok! How was your burrito?

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Re: Northeastern

Postby jaskat » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:55 pm

yup :( She said the letters were still in NU ready to be mailed. All I wanted to say to her was " You lied!!", but I refrained in case they'd change my decision, (only applies if it's an acceptance obviously) :)

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:59 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
tram988 wrote:Nothing today! Sorry guys.


That's ok! How was your burrito?

I just finished that monster. If you end up at NU you will love the Bolocco burrito places!

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Re: Northeastern

Postby vapourgypsy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:02 pm

Oh man, you went to Boloco? So jealous.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby tram988 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:07 pm

It was soooooooo unbelievably good.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:07 pm

vapourgypsy wrote:Oh man, you went to Boloco? So jealous.


Boloco is fantastic. At least we have that, if we don't have acceptances yet.

And I, too, thought "decision mailed" was a pretty unambiguous phrase. I have much to learn. It's cool, though.

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Re: Northeastern

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:16 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:
vapourgypsy wrote:Oh man, you went to Boloco? So jealous.


Boloco is fantastic. At least we have that, if we don't have acceptances yet.

And I, too, thought "decision mailed" was a pretty unambiguous phrase. I have much to learn. It's cool, though.


Yeah, you'd think if they didn't mean "decision letter mailed," they wouldn't write "decision letter mailed." Heck, it might have been easier for everyone if they had just put "decision rendered" in the status section, or even the decision itself... you know- like every other school?

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Re: Northeastern

Postby vapourgypsy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:20 pm

Burger in a can wrote:Yeah, you'd think if they didn't mean "decision letter mailed," they wouldn't write "decision letter mailed." Heck, it might have been easier for everyone if they had just put "decision rendered" in the status section, or even the decision itself... you know- like every other school?


It does seem silly, they'd probably save themselves a lot of phone calls if they put what they're actually doing with the applications. But I'm a part of the whole 12/1 GULC fiasco so I'm really jaded right now.




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