HYPOTHETICAL: Rolling admissions + sub/ Median= Now OR Then?

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JEDyessir
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HYPOTHETICAL: Rolling admissions + sub/ Median= Now OR Then?

Postby JEDyessir » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:05 am

I'll be as brief as possible:
I'm in a gigantic bind right now. Huge. (Retake or not, given this current cycle?)

{Note: For all that follows, assume a hypothetical school ranked placed 40-90, where data about the submitted application to the school pertains to medians that particular school has. And, Assume: male, non-URM, GPA 3.6, and no other flaws in application.}

Here's the context of the pickle: Please rank these hypothetical applications in order of probability of admission:

1) A mid-November submitted application with:
-13 points off the median LSAT (i.e. like ~12.5 percentile for the school's LSAT)

2) An early January submitted application with:
-A 25th percentile LSAT (for the schools median LSAT).

3) A mid-March submitted application with:
-A very close to median LSAT (for the schools median LSAT).

Answering this question involves the comparison of these three variables:
a) Rolling admissions
b) LSAT score
c) A supposed down in apps this year '12/'13 (rumor)
Conjoined with, d) everything else decently good to go with the application (GPA, letters, PS, etc)


Please solve the paradox! Please!
Which application is best?

121DanK
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Re: HYPOTHETICAL: Rolling admissions + sub/ Median= Now OR Then?

Postby 121DanK » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:15 am

3. Each and every time. Unless you throw in $$$ into the mix, in which case:

4. Retake in June, and again in October (2013) if necessary.

ETA: Actual #'s and schools wanting chanced would help greatly here.

JEDyessir
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Re: HYPOTHETICAL: Rolling admissions + sub/ Median= Now OR Then?

Postby JEDyessir » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:33 am

121DanK wrote:3. Each and every time. Unless you throw in $$$ into the mix, in which case:

4. Retake in June, and again in October (2013) if necessary.

ETA: Actual #'s and schools wanting chanced would help greatly here.


Thanks for the response. Honestly? The schools are too many to list, so I went with the hypothetical school's median approach.

We're talking about, theoretically, schools ranked 40-100.

09042014
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Re: HYPOTHETICAL: Rolling admissions + sub/ Median= Now OR Then?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:22 am

JEDyessir wrote:I'll be as brief as possible:
I'm in a gigantic bind right now. Huge. (Retake or not, given this current cycle?)

{Note: For all that follows, assume a hypothetical school ranked placed 40-90, where data about the submitted application to the school pertains to medians that particular school has. And, Assume: male, non-URM, GPA 3.6, and no other flaws in application.}

Here's the context of the pickle: Please rank these hypothetical applications in order of probability of admission:

1) A mid-November submitted application with:
-13 points off the median LSAT (i.e. like ~12.5 percentile for the school's LSAT)

2) An early January submitted application with:
-A 25th percentile LSAT (for the schools median LSAT).

3) A mid-March submitted application with:
-A very close to median LSAT (for the schools median LSAT).

Answering this question involves the comparison of these three variables:
a) Rolling admissions
b) LSAT score
c) A supposed down in apps this year '12/'13 (rumor)
Conjoined with, d) everything else decently good to go with the application (GPA, letters, PS, etc)


Please solve the paradox! Please!
Which application is best?


1) this isn't a paradox you ignorant slut.

2) Number 3, obviously.

3) There is no such thing as a T40-90 school.

4) Don't go to a shitty school.




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