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Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:19 am

First time taker! Not a URM. Nothing out of the ordinary really.

What would be my chances at t-25 schools?

Also 3.82 is with my latest semester which I've sent an updated copy to LSAC. If it arrives late to schools since I already sent out my apps in Mid December will it matter?

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:03 pm

Any opinions? Best school that I have a good shot at?

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:05 pm

Best school you have a shot at is probably Cornell. Although, Michigan, maybe, could happen with an ED next cycle. Although, I wouldn't bank on it. You should get into most schools outside of the t14 though.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:17 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Best school you have a shot at is probably Cornell. Although, Michigan, maybe, could happen with an ED next cycle. Although, I wouldn't bank on it. You should get into most schools outside of the t14 though.


How good would my chances at Cornell and Michigan be? Could I bank on any inside the t14?

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby ATR » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:20 pm

FiveSermon wrote:How good would my chances at Cornell and Michigan be? Could I bank on any inside the t14?

I think you're in at Cornell. Borderline at Michigan. Those are the only two T14s that you have a realistic chance at attending. Maybe Berkeley, but your application needs to be really good (including a Berkeley-centric PS).

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:22 pm

atresia wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:How good would my chances at Cornell and Michigan be? Could I bank on any inside the t14?

I think you're in at Cornell. Borderline at Michigan. Those are the only two T14s that you have a realistic chance at attending. Maybe Berkeley, but your application needs to be really good (including a Berkeley-centric PS).


Ok thanks! I didn't apply to Berkeley. I hope I get into one of Cornell or Michigan.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:36 pm

atresia wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:How good would my chances at Cornell and Michigan be? Could I bank on any inside the t14?

I think you're in at Cornell. Borderline at Michigan. Those are the only two T14s that you have a realistic chance at attending. Maybe Berkeley, but your application needs to be really good (including a Berkeley-centric PS).

I think you will get into Cornell as long as your app is good. But, you NEED ED to Michigan to get in, and that is still borderline.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:56 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
atresia wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:How good would my chances at Cornell and Michigan be? Could I bank on any inside the t14?

I think you're in at Cornell. Borderline at Michigan. Those are the only two T14s that you have a realistic chance at attending. Maybe Berkeley, but your application needs to be really good (including a Berkeley-centric PS).

I think you will get into Cornell as long as your app is good. But, you NEED ED to Michigan to get in, and that is still borderline.


So my app will need to be pretty spectacular for Cornell? Or good as in just ok?

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby TLSNYC » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:59 pm

ED @ Penn could also be fruitful

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:06 pm

OP should all every top 20 school except YHS, and Virginia. And then lower ranked schools in markets you want to practice.

Slight chance at CCN

Small to medium chances at each of MBPDNG

Good shot at Cornell.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:51 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
atresia wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:How good would my chances at Cornell and Michigan be? Could I bank on any inside the t14?

I think you're in at Cornell. Borderline at Michigan. Those are the only two T14s that you have a realistic chance at attending. Maybe Berkeley, but your application needs to be really good (including a Berkeley-centric PS).

I think you will get into Cornell as long as your app is good. But, you NEED ED to Michigan to get in, and that is still borderline.


So my app will need to be pretty spectacular for Cornell? Or good as in just ok?


Good as in, no glaring problems.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:33 am

Thanks all! Hopefully one of Cornell or Michigan will reply in a few months :)

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby melamine » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:33 am

I think you should pay attention more to the calculators. When they say "no realistic shot" - it doesn't mean don't apply. I bet if you applied to 5 of these "no realistic shot" you'd get into at least one of them - which may be worth it in the end. I think some of these answers are a bit more off-the-cuff and speculative than you should be looking for... just a thought. I've had advice from here about what I need, and what are "good softs" - said with a lot of confidence - only to be told by admissions decision-makers that they were wrong.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:25 am

melamine wrote:I think you should pay attention more to the calculators. When they say "no realistic shot" - it doesn't mean don't apply. I bet if you applied to 5 of these "no realistic shot" you'd get into at least one of them - which may be worth it in the end. I think some of these answers are a bit more off-the-cuff and speculative than you should be looking for... just a thought. I've had advice from here about what I need, and what are "good softs" - said with a lot of confidence - only to be told by admissions decision-makers that they were wrong.


No realistic shot as in, 9 times out of 10 that person isn't getting in. Sure, if you want to send in apps to those places, go ahead, but 95% of the time people with your numbers are going to be rejected. Also, admin officers are notoroius for spouting bullshit that isn't true because it is the company line. Most people on here have been through the cycle and/or seen tons of other people go through cycles while also doing quite a bit of sifting through LSN. People know what they are talking about.

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Re: Chances? 3.82/168!

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:48 pm

I'd be happy if Cornell or Michigan took me anyways!




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