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As I understand it the US News rankings adhere to the same principle as the ABA = a straight average, no matter the degree of improvement, which makes sense because the new April 1 rankings follow the recently released ABA data. I do not believe they'd transform these data in any way, they are purely inputs. 

Additionally, it has been my experience that a school will deny a candidate based on these numbers alone. I myself had a 12-point jump the second time around, a reasonable explanation, attended a top undergrad institution while taking a broad and range of challenging courses, and have significant and meaningful research and work experience. Thus far, however, I have found no luck with these schools placing more weight on the second score.  It definitely is a numbers game to these schools, which most certainly is a consequence of rankings.  The only truly subjective measure that will change that is, of course, minority status.

I would think you're a lock at MSU, however, at best I think you'll receive a waitlist at Pitt and Richmond.  I hate being pessimistic, but unless you are a URM your numbers won't add much to the school's group they are trying to assemble on paper.  Also, a waitlist/rejection seems to be the corollary of a response this late in the game.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Florida State University
« on: March 15, 2006, 11:21:40 AM »
I haven't heard anything either.  I went complete late Jan. and am told that my app has yet to go to Committee, which I find hard to believe. I thought I'd be a competitive applicant with a 3.3/161 from Emory.  I am not sure what to expect, but I am not too optimistic considering the decisions I've been receiving this late in the game. Keep me updated.  What are your numbers?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Top 20 or full scholarship?
« on: February 22, 2006, 01:04:12 PM »
your understanding regarding taxable income, student loan interest deductions, and lifetime learning credit are correct to my knowledge -- although I not sure about the $2,500 cap.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Michigan State
« on: February 22, 2006, 12:49:50 PM »
I have been accepted also, but will not consider unless I get a scholarship (I got a full ride at Toledo which happens to be my hometown).  According to other posts, these MSU award letters were mialed out ~Feb.16.  How seriously are you considering it?  I like the joint-degree option with University of Ottawa and the fact that it is associated with a Big Ten school; this can only help rankings, resources, and alumni contacts going forward.
I am still waiting to hear from quite a few schools, but look forward to hearing from those interested in, or will be, attending MSU.

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