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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby bjsesq » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:24 am

meatball122 wrote:Any thoughts on ED to Chicago with my stats and softs?

Would I be wasting an ED on a school that is too much of a reach?


Yes. I was a 170/3.75 and I got shit.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby meatball122 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:34 am

bjsesq wrote:
meatball122 wrote:Any thoughts on ED to Chicago with my stats and softs?

Would I be wasting an ED on a school that is too much of a reach?


Yes. I was a 170/3.75 and I got shit.

That's surprising. Maybe it shouldn't be, but it is.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby Verity » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:40 am

Just blanket CCNMVP. I'd bet money you get one, and money that you'll get lots of free rides T14-30.

BTW, if your softs are really awesome, throw in HYS. Every now and then they take some people who fit such a description. But I'd never bet on it.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby meatball122 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:05 am

Verity wrote:Just blanket CCNMVP. I'd bet money you get one, and money that you'll get lots of free rides T14-30.

BTW, if your softs are really awesome, throw in HYS. Every now and then they take some people who fit such a description. But I'd never bet on it.

I intend to blanket the entire T-14 and then apply to a few T20ers: UCLA, USC, BU, etc

Also, I'll have my applications submitted by the very very first day of the cycle. So I'm hoping that will help.

Im beginning now to do some real research on the GI Bill, yellow ribbon program, etc. So determining how much each school will costs (minus any schollies) may eventualy lean my decision one way or another.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby meatball122 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:23 pm

Bump because I'm selfish and want more attention (from a broader array of viewpoints).

Plus, I'm a meatball. So you can't blame me. Logic.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:35 pm

firemed wrote:My gut says that Northwestern may be a good shot for you.

I would agree. In NU's case, the military service won't be a soft, it will count as very solid work experience.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby firemed » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:37 pm

If it helps you got serious advice from a large number of very good sources.

Ultimately you are just going to have to apply and hope for the best... it sucks... I mean really sucks to wait it out and hope, but since you have seen combat I am guessing you will be able to handle the stress. :D

Personally though, I would do this: ED to a long shot reach, apply to 3-5 other reaches, a couple of super-reaches, 5-10 targets, and 3-5 safeties... using your numbers the way they are and hoping the softs get you the reaches and super reaches, but not holding your breath. LSN will help you identify these, and fee waivers at the targets and safeties will help you pay for it.

Normally I am not a huge fan of ED, but with the post 9/11 GI Bill it would totally be worth it for you.... especially to a state school like UVA.

Though, I have to say that if you ED to UVA and get into Northwestern with a scholly because of your awesome work experience... well, that might be annoying for you.... So keep that in mind before you sign the ED contract.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:42 pm

ED to UVA. Don't get in? ED to Mich. I bet you get one and then you can use the GI Bill because both are public.

Even assuming your softs add 2 pts to your LSAT, MVP is still probably the highest range of schools you will gain acceptance too (but you never know; sometimes HYSCCN let in people like you because you are an interesting applicant).

Best of luck.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:58 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:ED to UVA. Don't get in? ED to Mich. I bet you get one and then you can use the GI Bill because both are public.

Even assuming your softs add 2 pts to your LSAT, MVP is still probably the highest range of schools you will gain acceptance too (but you never know; sometimes HYSCCN let in people like you because you are an interesting applicant).

Best of luck.


Keep in mind, ED at Mich means starting in the summer. Also, Dean Z has repeatedly said that ED plays no role in being admitted to Mich and the numbers back her up on that. At other schools yes, but here a very very small percentage of people ED'd.

Your military experience would likely translate into $10K a year scholly which is payable even though post 9/11 GI Bill covers 100%...so it goes to help with living expenses not covered by housing allowance. (Michigan re-classed our schollys to fall outside of the new provision that goes into effect 1 Jul.)

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby gaud » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:13 am

Thank you for your service to our country.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby meatball122 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:16 am

Thank you everyone for the responses. I think my strategy will be to blanket the entire T-14 plus a few others and safeties. I do not intend to use my ED. I think my rare application is too unpredictable largely due to my numbers being right in the gray area for a lot of the T-10 schools: 25% for LSAT and 50% for GPA (+/-). I'd be horrified if I went ED to somewhere and then somehow got accepted to Yale with full scholarship! hehe I know that's extraordinarily unlikely, but HYSCCN seem to accept one or two of my types every now and then. And I think MVP may like my experiences. We'll see. After signing on the dotted line to join the Marine Corps, Im a bit hesitant to commit via ED. :lol:

gaud wrote:Thank you for your service to our country.

Thank you for your support.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby ahnhub » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:55 pm

Almost all T-14 schools have entered into Yellow Ribbon agreements already, and some are quite generous (I believe a few private schools agreed to pledge enough money that, combined with the matching gov't stipend, will actually cover their 40K+ tuition) You can find the list at the VA Gi Bill website.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby MumofCad » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:13 pm

Well, I would apply broadly and for several reach schools. I'm no expert, but I think its hard to predict without seeing your PS and other softs, what school might let you in. You have something unique, and if you can tell it interestingly...you never know. I have friends who got into Harvard on their softs, with GPAs at median and LSATs several below yours (shocking to me as well at the time). They were not URM either.

Take the predictors with a grain of salt. Choose a reasonable ED school like UVA and cross your fingers. According to my numbers, I should be a Strong Consider at HY and Admit everywhere else. I can find PLENTY of people that were WL and eventually rejected at Stanford, so I am pretty sure that Admit is a load of crap. As important as numbers undoubtedly are, they are not the end all-be all for your candidacy IMO. I decided I needed to apply more broadly myself just in case, and surprisingly found some schools I hadn't even thought about that looked really appealing once I settled on applying. I would say, more than just your numbers, really look at the schools themselves and where you'd be most satisfied - then focus on trying to ED to two of them if possible (with UVA's turn-around it seems possible)

Out of curiosity, because someone mentioned on my thread as well - Why would you be concerned with adcomm people seeing your posts on here? Its not as if intelligent people would apply to law school without widely consulting a host of resources to think through their choices, right? I would hate to think that we can't be open and honest with our numbers/background in a public forum without receiving some black mark, so this has me intrigued.

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Re: 168 / 3.8 / Marine Corps (3 combat deployments)

Postby meatball122 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:25 pm

Anyone willing to check out my resume? If so, please PM me.




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