3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

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mmkitkat
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3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby mmkitkat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:25 pm

LSAC GPA: 3.78
LSAT: 171
URM- AA Female
Softs: mostly community service, campus organization leadership, graduating a year early with a double major

I mostly have questions about how much it matters for schools (HYS, Duke, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and Texas, specifically. without fee waivers I can't afford any more apps) to write supplementary materials.

Would it hurt my chances any not to write a DS (I'm not really all the diverse honestly k-jd and grew up middle class in the suburbs :P ) or other optional essays at any of these schools? Also, does anyone know if it makes a difference in URM boosts if you're only half AA? Any other information that could help me improve my chances at those schools would be much appreciated!

Thanks everyone!!

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby American_in_China » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:26 pm

You're in at Yale. What are you worrying about?

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby mmkitkat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:27 pm

So not writing a DS won't matter?

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:33 pm

Write a DS! Also, you will get fee waivers from a lot of those schools.

ETA: You should also write a why duke essay.

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby American_in_China » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:38 pm

American_in_China wrote:You're in at Yale. What are you worrying about?


Also, there is no distinction between half "AA" and "AA". As long as you self identify (reasonably) as AA, it's correct. Also, there's essentially no reason not to write a DS- it will almost certainly help, unless you come off as having a bad personality through the statement.

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:39 pm

Enjoy Yale!

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby buckilaw » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:45 pm

You have a great chance of admission for the whole T14. But, don't take things like DS, PS, recs, why x essays for granted - if you do a good job with those then at the end of your cycle you'll know you couldn't really have done any better.

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby mmkitkat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:03 pm

Thanks everyone! I just have no earthly idea what to write a DS about!

My PS is really, really solid and my LORs are good too. So I'll start the Why Duke essay and try to come up with something diverse to write about.

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby Transferthrowaway » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:05 pm

Look at http://www.forpeopleofcolor.org/ for help with writing your diversity statement.

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby 071816 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:06 pm

Have fun in New Haven.

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby mmkitkat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:18 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:Look at http://www.forpeopleofcolor.org/ for help with writing your diversity statement.



thank you!

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Re: 3.78/171/URM (AA Female)

Postby Transferthrowaway » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:24 pm

mmkitkat wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:Look at http://www.forpeopleofcolor.org/ for help with writing your diversity statement.



thank you!

Np. Seriously though, make sure you spend some time crafting a DS because with a decent DS you are about as much a lock for Y as someone can be.




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