T-14 chances?

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T-14 chances?

Postby nailglue » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:05 am

Just wanted to get your opinions on my chances to get into a T-14 school, thanks & appreciated.

GPA: 3.63 (Biology - concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, German minor)
LSAT: 171

Took a year off after undergrad and lived in northern Mexico teaching biology at a middle school. I wrote my Personal Statement about the experience.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby ahnhub » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:22 am

You're applying now? You should get into most of 7-14, and maybe get $ or $$ if you're lucky.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby nailglue » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:37 am

Just got put on the "preferred waiting list" at Georgetown. Is that something that should be expected? I'm kind of nervous because they are one of the lowest T-14s.

I've already been accepted at Vanderbilt and a couple other T1 schools in the top 30, but those aren't my goal.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby hoos89 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:38 am

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby nailglue » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:42 am

I applied 3 weeks ago. They got back to me today. Sitting out for another year isn't exactly my dream. I've already taken two years off since ugrad and really looking forward to getting back in school.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby 071816 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:44 am

You should reapply early next cycle. You will definitely increase your chances at T14 schools by doing so.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby hoos89 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:48 am

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby bk1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:48 am

nailglue wrote:Just got put on the "preferred waiting list" at Georgetown. Is that something that should be expected? I'm kind of nervous because they are one of the lowest T-14s.


Just because GULC is 14th doesn't mean it is the easiest to get in.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:13 pm

This late in the game he should break one t-14, but if he applied in October I'd say in from Penn down.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:21 pm

If you don't get MVP or a bunch of money lower down, you need to be reapplying.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby ahnhub » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:33 pm

I am really, really surprised GULC WL'ed you so quickly. I think there's gonna be a lot of WL movement this year. Schools seem to be trying to completely ignore the fact that apps are down almost 20%, but it's gotta catch up to them somewhere.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby nailglue » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:14 pm

Well, I was put in the "special group inside the preferred list". Whatever that means. I'm hoping to break MVP. That's my goal at least. If not, I'll probably sit out another year, hit up the June LSAT and try to break into the mid-to-upper 170s, and re-app in the fall. Thanks guys, I feel a bit better. GULC waitlisting me came as a shock considering on their graphs, I'm right in the accept range. I'll update when I hear back from the rest of the T-14.

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby buckilaw » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:16 pm

chimp wrote:You should reapply early next cycle. You will definitely increase your chances at T14 schools by doing so.


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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby bk1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:02 pm

nailglue wrote:Well, I was put in the "special group inside the preferred list".


As per previous cycles:

Basically the regular WL, preferred WL, and special group preferred WL are different in size (from largest to smallest). However the odds of getting off each of them was roughly the same. If they need to bring up their GPA median, they would admit a 3.9/165 on the regular WL and not you (since your GPA drags down their median).

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Re: T-14 chances?

Postby nailglue » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:19 pm

bk1 wrote:Basically the regular WL, preferred WL, and special group preferred WL are different in size (from largest to smallest). However the odds of getting off each of them was roughly the same.


What's the point of three different groups then? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense.




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