167/3.68

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Sandstorm
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167/3.68

Postby Sandstorm » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:31 pm

I have a 167 and 3.68, and I'm really interested in Cornell. I applied EA and they pushed me back to regular admissions, which isn't a good sign. I have a decent resume or extra circulars and other soft softs but I know that only helps so much. What are my chances?

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby lawyerwannabe » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Do you have a coin? Flip it.

Variable assignment:

Heads = accepted
Tails = WL

Your numbers look like they are pretty close to the borderline at Cornell. Some people with the same LSAT and slightly lower GPA have gotten in while some people with the same LSAT and slightly higher GPA have been WL.

Good luck.

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby FiveSermon » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:13 am

Below both medians but really close to hitting it...I'd say above poster is right. 50/50 chance.

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:26 pm

I'd say that the posters above are slightly optimistic. Getting in EA was your best chance. Now they wont even think about reviewing your file until mid-february (and based on how slow they are, that's optimistic too). I would say that you're most likely a waitlist. But hey, dare to dream. Did you write a why cornell essay?

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby Sandstorm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:03 am

Did you write a why cornell essay?


No I did not. I thought I answered that question (although rather shortly) in the 3 lines they provided on the application.

One thing to note though, is when I applied EA I had a 3.65. The 3.68 is adjusted to include my last semesters grades which have since been submitted and sent to schools. (I know its not a big difference, but something I should mention)

Honestly, perhaps I should written an actual "why cornell" essay. Cornell has always been the school I've wanted to get into. I've never even heard of T14 outside of this forum, but I would not likely be interested in the other T14 no matter what my numbers were.

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby subtle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:35 am

Sandstorm wrote:
Did you write a why cornell essay?


No I did not. I thought I answered that question (although rather shortly) in the 3 lines they provided on the application.

One thing to note though, is when I applied EA I had a 3.65. The 3.68 is adjusted to include my last semesters grades which have since been submitted and sent to schools. (I know its not a big difference, but something I should mention)

Honestly, perhaps I should written an actual "why cornell" essay. Cornell has always been the school I've wanted to get into. I've never even heard of T14 outside of this forum, but I would not likely be interested in the other T14 no matter what my numbers were.



Wait. You've never heard the term T14 or never heard of the other T14 schools...

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby Sandstorm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:31 am

Wait. You've never heard the term T14 or never heard of the other T14 schools...


The term "T14". I know my law schools and I know the rankings well. Its just when I talk to others outside of this forum people seem to refer to top 30, top 25 sometimes top 10. Everyone seems to look at it differently but I've never heard anyone be as clear cut as "T14". Granted, I only know a limited amount of people interested in law school at this time.

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:20 pm

I would say WL. I had really similar numbers and was WL last year, though I applied fairly late (3.66/168)

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby pimpsdontcry » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:37 pm

did u get the viewpacket from them?

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby Sandstorm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:51 pm

No, what is a viewpacket?

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby pimpsdontcry » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:57 pm

a brochure telling you to apply, along with this stupid packet of info about the school. if i'm not lazy ill up a pic. It doesn't count for much though, i asked around and people told me it's too late for me to apply regardless...haha

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby Sandstorm » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:32 pm

I feel as if I should make a new topic, but I thought it would be better to reuse my old topic on the same issue. A couple of questions:

Around when can we start to expect hearing back from Cornell? And is there anything else I can or should do to help me at Cornell? Its always been my school I want to get into.

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Re: 167/3.68

Postby NorCalBruin » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:55 pm

Cornell is notoriously slow. It could be a long time until you hear back, especially because you were deferred from EA. Hopefully it's not.

What else can you do? Well, that's a little more complicated.

1.) You could send a letter of continued interest. If you haven't heard from Cornell in 2-3 months than this might be a good idea. I think this might especially be a good idea for you because you didn't write a "Why Cornell" essay originally and you can make it clear to them that they are your number one choice and that you will absolutely attend if accepted. However, you need to remember that this is also risky because adding something to your file may put it back on the bottom on the stack. In other words, it may delay the review of your file even more. Given that you were deferred, it's probably on the bottom already. However, no one will be able to give you a totally accurate answer on how much letter will help (probably just a little) or what it will do to delay your review.

2.) You could have retaken the LSAT this cycle, but now it's too late for that.

3.) You could retake the LSAT in June and apply EA again next year, if you don't mind waiting a year. (Easier said than swallowed.)




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