3.69 170 (Is Coptic URM?)

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jwahba
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3.69 170 (Is Coptic URM?)

Postby jwahba » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:06 pm

I am probably not a URM, but I am unsure enough to ask the question. I am a Coptic Egyptian. I also applied very late (1/20) and I am wondering how much the late app would affect my chances.

I applied to:

Stanford
UPenn
UChicago
UCB
UT
UCLA
USC
UCD

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 3.69 170 (Is Coptic URM?)

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:18 pm

Generally speaking, applying late hurts your chances. I would say you're in at UCD, USC, UCLA, UT. You're a borderline admit/WL at UCB. WL at Penn and Chicago. Probably reject at Stanford.

Regarding URM status, I don't think it technically is based on how LSAC defines URM, but you should probably do "Other" and explain.

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Re: 3.69 170 (Is Coptic URM?)

Postby jwahba » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:33 pm

Thank you very much for the quick response. I did explain my background so we will see. Thanks again!

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Re: 3.69 170 (Is Coptic URM?)

Postby PBJones » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:49 pm

My brother in law is a Coptic who -- unlike most Egyptians -- identifies as racially African rather than Arab. (Copts=the native egyptians, right?) You would have had to check the AA box to get a boost.

EDIT: Stumbled across this thread years later and thought I should clarify my statement. Though it's unfair, imo (especially wrt people from central or southern Egypt), Egyptians, like all North Africans, have to check white under the federal definitions that LSAC and schools use. They can check other but they won't get URM status anyway, although DS can help.
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Re: 3.69 170 (Is Coptic URM?)

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:13 am

PBJones wrote:My brother in law is a Coptic who -- unlike most Egyptians -- identifies as racially African rather than Arab. (Copts=the native egyptians, right?) You would have had to check the AA box to get a boost.


Most boxes have North Africa in the white group.




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