I received my "preferred" waitlist letter earlier this week... as with everyone else, I'm not sure if this is better or worse than being defferred. I guess we'll see how many of each get good news later on.
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so... if I have a 177 on the LSAT and a 2.95 GPA
Nothing is certain one way or another, but you definately have a good shot at some T14 schools... join the rest of us in the "Rolling the Dice" thread in the acceptance board... there's a group of "splitters" there you can watch to get a better idea of how things may go for you. Great job on the LSAT, and good luck with your apps!
« on: January 18, 2006, 12:22:49 PM »
I've also found that all the schools I've tried calling have been very receptive and responsive to whatever it is I've called about... definately much more effective than email. Hope you get things worked out!
« on: January 18, 2006, 01:30:02 AM »
Got a thick manilla envelope with my George Washington acceptance today!! Also received a "Preferred Waitlist" for Georgetown...anyone else heard of this? And does it qualify me for honorable mention HoF??
Before I begin looking for a place to live in D.C. I’d like to know if anyone had a status check change on or about the 11th of January and didn’t get an admission letter from Dean Cornblatt? Given the posts, it seems like those who had a mid January status-check-change to decision received an affirmative response.
My status also changed to decision last week (not sure on the exact day however) and I haven't received a letter either way... maybe tomorrow?
« on: January 02, 2006, 12:41:37 PM »
Defered by Columbia ED....that's better than I was hoping... but "late March" seems like a long time off...
« on: December 29, 2005, 11:29:12 AM »
This seems like as good of a place as any to say this and I'm sure it's been pointed out many times.... the LSAT is scored on a curve. The "brutal scale" seems to indicate to me that more people are getting better prepared (with the LGB, Kaplan, TestMasters, etc. becoming so popular) and therefore, you're competing within a stronger group of test takers. The Games section has usuaully been considered the most difficult section on the test, but it has also been called the easiest to learn. So if people are preparing better, it's likely that the biggest shift in the scale will be a result of people scoring better on this section than they had in the past. Anyway, scoring 170 still means you scored better than ~98% of the people and 160 still means you scored better than ~75% of them. The scale simply means that more people got fewer wrong.
Last thought... if you don't prepare (books, classes, tutors, whatever) you are at a big disadvantage. Your raw score doesn't matter except as it compares to everyone elses.
« on: December 26, 2005, 08:22:39 PM »
I just spoke with my dad and he told me he recieved an acceptance from American University on Saturday! Merry Christmas!
« on: December 26, 2005, 08:32:46 AM »
So has it really been this slow for all of us or is everyone starting a new thread with their acceptances?? I won't recieve any regular mail until the beginning of January, so I'm curious if we've all been pushed to the back of the line by the adcoms or if it's just me not getting my decisions..... I know I haven't recieved any of these email acceptances though