163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

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163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

Postby 11waitlists » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:48 pm

This past cycle, I applied to 15+ law schools ranging from CCN down through T25. Of those, I was denied from 3 lower T14s. I was accepted to my undergrad university and waitlisted everywhere else. Schools ranging from T6 to T25 all waitlisted me. As of August 1st, I have received updates from schools only notifying me that I am still on their waitlist or made it past their cut or some variation. I have sent LOCIs to a few of the schools I am most interested in as well as LORs.

Some information:
Accounting major - working on CPA certification currently
Applied as a senior in undergrad and I am a year younger than my peers in age
Applications sent in early Jan
MA URM - Wrote a diversity statement to schools it was allowed
Retook the June LSAT and scored a 164 (Was PTing at 168-174 and had an atrocious RC section on test day. 70% of my wrong answers were from RC)

So now I come to TLS with the question: Am I going to be put into the same issue next year when I have acquired some work experience and applied earlier in the cycle? What went wrong in my cycle? What can I do to improve my application now that I'm no longer in undergrad? What happens if I take the LSAT a 3rd time and don't score substantially better?

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Was told Accounting is not STEM. My mistake. Google failed me on that one.
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Re: 163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

Postby grades?? » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:50 pm

I have no real answers for you other than get your lsat up. Also, you don't have a stem degree. Accounting is not stem. Engineering, biology, physics.. those are stem degrees.

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Re: 163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

Postby theconsigliere » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:59 pm

dont apply with a 164. Retake and get high 160s or low 170s

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Re: 163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

Postby 11waitlists » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:06 pm

grades?? wrote:I have no real answers for you other than get your lsat up. Also, you don't have a stem degree. Accounting is not stem. Engineering, biology, physics.. those are stem degrees.


My mistake. I debated whether or not to list stem when I was writing this up and tried to research it but came back with conflicting opinions and references. New here, is there a way to edit the title?

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Re: 163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

Postby PrezRand » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:08 pm

Where would you guys even project a URM with a high 160 low 170 to get with a 3.3 gpa?

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Re: 163/3.3stem/URM Was waitlisted at 11 schools

Postby theconsigliere » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:23 pm

PrezRand wrote:Where would you guys even project a URM with a high 160 low 170 to get with a 3.3 gpa?



viewtopic.php?f=14&t=263034

Check this out but 170 + URM = T14 for sure



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