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URM trying for ED to UVA

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:09 pm
by Jdhoosier17
AA female
Military veteran
Graduated with 3.35 from public ivy
scored 164 on lsat
Using powerscore's services for help with admission statements

Wanting T14- preferably UVA

EDIT: also have an extreme upward grade trend dating to the semester I returned from military training.

Re: URM trying for ED to UVA

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:55 pm
by Platopus
HYS are probably going to be out, but T6-T-14 should have decent chances (based on MyLSN maybe 50/50?). It's hard to say with any certainty, since there are relatively few data points to look at.

I would say that the vet status should help, but I wouldn't expect it would help you significantly out perform your numbers.

Overall, it's probably going to be a bit of a toss up, but I would still be surprised if you didn't snag at least 1-2 of the lower T-14.

Re: URM trying for ED to UVA

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:57 pm
by UVA2B
Do you have GI Bill?

You could probably get UVA on an ED if your application is rock solid outside the numbers (no guarantees of course, just saying your numbers would align with an ED), but you should only ED if you have a good way to pay for it.

Do you have any question beyond whether you'll get in with an ED?

Re: URM trying for ED to UVA

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:01 am
by Jdhoosier17
UVA2B wrote:Do you have GI Bill?

You could probably get UVA on an ED if your application is rock solid outside the numbers (no guarantees of course, just saying your numbers would align with an ED), but you should only ED if you have a good way to pay for it.

Do you have any question beyond whether you'll get in with an ED?


Anything about this school would help haha. I really think this is a good fit for me and am not sure how to prove this to admissions committee. I do have GI bill but would take out loans if I had to. I'd like to practice biglaw in DC so IMO, it would be well worth it. Do you attend UVA? Which field of law would you like to practice? Which fields should I avoid if I am accepted to UVA?

Re: URM trying for ED to UVA

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:25 am
by OtterLaw
Jdhoosier17 wrote:AA female
Military veteran
Graduated with 3.35 from public ivy
scored 164 on lsat
Using powerscore's services for help with admission statements

Wanting T14- preferably UVA

EDIT: also have an extreme upward grade trend dating to the semester I returned from military training.


If you have 100% GI Bill, applying ED to UVA is literally the best use of it. UVA loves veterans so it's definitely worth a shot. Just make sure your application is mistake-free and apply on September 1st. Admissions is always an enigma, so who knows what will happen but it can't hurt to try.