URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

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URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby Aporia88 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:53 am

Hey y'all

Due to unforeseen circumstances in my personal life, I am just now preparing to send off applications, and want to get an idea of my chances before dropping hundreds upon hundreds in dang application fees.

The rundown:

3.5 at a top 10 undergrad.
173 LSAT - December
URM (Mexican)
One strong LOR, one average.

Negatives:
Weak Softs since college - Graduated in 2011, and have been working at a start up for almost a year, but was "making films" or otherwise "finding myself" before than. Not much here that would differentiate me except perhaps some strong college leadership.
Late cycle

So the question is, given that most schools are well into the admissions process, which of the t-14 do I realistically have a shot at this cycle?

Thanks guys!
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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:56 am

URM with a 173? You're in all over.

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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:00 am

Check LSN, you're auto-admit at Harvard.

3.5+/172+ is auto-admit everywhere except Y and S. Maybe some waitlists for yield protection.

Apply, like now.

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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby Aporia88 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:05 am

Sorry, forgot to mention that the 173 was a retake. I got a 169 in Oct. Does this still matter, or are the t-14 just looking at the higher these days?

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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:09 am

Aporia88 wrote:Sorry, forgot to mention that the 173 was a retake. I got a 169 in Oct. Does this still matter, or are the t-14 just looking at the higher these days?


Doesn't matter at all. A ridiculously low number of URMs score above 169, ever.

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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:43 am

Aporia88 wrote:Sorry, forgot to mention that the 173 was a retake. I got a 169 in Oct. Does this still matter, or are the t-14 just looking at the higher these days?

169/URM is still auto-admit at Harvard. Heck, a 163/URM is practically auto-admit at Harvard this cycle.

Just submit your applications right now so you land in the same stack as all the December retakers.

ETA: Just realized that I am a December retaker. I recommend waiting a month or two so that I can get my acceptances before you submit your application.

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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby nebula666 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:43 pm

Enjoy Yale.

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Re: URM 3.5/173 late cycle chances?

Postby Aporia88 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:46 pm

Cool thanks for the input gentlemen! I am still quite worried that most of the available seats will have been snatched up by now, but consider my greatest fears somewhat assuaged.




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