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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown Waitlist
« on: January 19, 2006, 11:10:33 AM »
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.

Law School Admissions / Re: 2.95 and 177
« on: January 18, 2006, 09:34:00 AM »
so... if I have a 177 on the LSAT and a 2.95 GPA

is it pretty much certain that I will get into at least 1 of the top 14 law schools...?

or is it possible I will be rejected from all?

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!

Law School Admissions / Re: Boston College has the most terrible system
« on: January 18, 2006, 09:22:49 AM »
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!

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??  :)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Georgetown
« on: January 16, 2006, 08:00:20 AM »
Before I begin looking for a place to live in D.C. Id like to know if anyone had a status check change on or about the 11th of January and didnt 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?

Defered by Columbia ED....that's better than I was hoping... but "late March" seems like a long time off...


There is a signficant difference in understanding level between a 157 and 170. There's a significant difference between 157 and 160. I'm not saying it's impossible, but that kind of improvement is....certainly uphill.

Study smart and study hard and you'll make a respectable jump, even if you dont' hit 170.

Under ordinary circumstances, yes.  But a 169 is usually around, what, 10 wrong?  On this curve, 10 wrong would get you into the low 160s.  It sounds like he just missed one question more than usual.

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.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted at American
« on: December 26, 2005, 05:36:35 PM »
Im in as well... I dont know many details as the letter was sent to my permanent address and my father told me over the phone... He said it arrived the day before Christmas.  Congrats to everyone else!

I just spoke with my dad and he told me he recieved an acceptance from American University on Saturday!  Merry Christmas!  :)

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  :(

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