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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: KU Jayhawks Class of 2011
« on: April 10, 2008, 09:45:05 AM »
Wikipedia "Flutie Effect".

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The Flutie effect or Flutiactor refers to the phenomenon of having a successful sports team increase the exposure and prominence of a university. This is named after the Boston College's Doug Flutie whose successful Hail Mary pass in the 1984 game against the University of Miami clinched the win and that win supposedly played a large role in the increase in applications to Boston College the following year.[1][2][3]

Writing in the Spring 2003 edition of Boston College Magazine, [4] Bill McDonald, director of communications at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education determined that “Applications to BC did surge 16 percent in 1984 (from 12,414 to 14,398), and then another 12 percent (to 16,163) in 1985. But these jumps were not anomalous for BC, which in the previous decade had embarked on a program to build national enrollment using market research, a network of alumni volunteers, strategically allocated financial aid, and improvements to residence halls and academic facilities.” He also observed that “in 1997, one year after revelations about gambling resulted in a coach’s resignation, 13 student-athlete suspensions, an investigation by the NCAA, and hundreds of embarrassing media reports, applications for admission came in at 16,455, virtually unchanged from the previous year. Two years later, when applications jumped by a record 17 percent to 19,746, the surge followed a 4-7 year for football.” Going further back in history, he reported that applications had increased 9% in 1978, a year when BC football had its worst year ever, with a 0-11 record.

Mr. McDonald posed the question “How does an idea like the “Flutie factor” become sufficiently rooted that the New York Times cites it as a given without further comment and some universities invest millions of dollars in its enchanting possibilities?” He was provided with an answer by Barbara Wallraff, author of the “Word Court” column in the Atlantic Monthly: “It’s painful to fact-check everything. Media will often reprint what has been published, especially when it appears in reputable publications. ‘Flutie factor’ is a short, alliterative way to describe something that is complicated to explain. But what makes a good term is not always the literal truth.”

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / KU Jayhawks Class of 2011
« on: April 09, 2008, 08:08:06 PM »
Any here?



I just sent in my seat deposit last week and intend to follow up with the second one next week.

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Have you thought about offering them a post-dated check?

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I'll soon be attending an "Admitted students open house" at the school that I'm about 90% certain I'll be attending. 

What is some good information to seek out?  We'll have time with professors, the dean, current students, and of course fellow admitted students. 

What are some good questions to ask?  If you are currently in law school, what is some information about your school/program that would have helped you out had you known it sooner?

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Law School Applications / Re: Question about the "Waitlist"
« on: February 14, 2008, 09:38:54 AM »
Nope, it doesn't mean that the school is full yet, just that those applicants don't quite match up with who the school wants to ideally admit. Don't stress =)

Just what I was hoping to hear - thank you!

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Law School Applications / Question about the "Waitlist"
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:28:03 PM »
[I first posted this in the LSAT forum by accident, thus the repost here]

Once someone is put on the waitlist, does that indicate that the school has made as many offers as they have slots and they're just waiting for some of those accepted to decline, after which they'll act on the waitlist?

The reason I ask:  I've seen several applicants on LSN that have recently been waitlisted at my target school and I'm still awaiting initial word on my recently completed application.  After seeing several waitlisted, it got me wondering about the dynamics... 

Thanks ahead of time.

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Studying for the LSAT / Question about the "Waitlist"
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:16:54 PM »
Once someone is put on the waitlist, does that indicate that the school has made as many offers as they have slots and they're just waiting for some of those accepted to decline, after which they'll act on the waitlist?

The reason I ask:  I've seen several applicants on LSN that have recently been waitlisted at my target school and I'm still awaiting word on my application.  After seeing several waitlisted, it got me wondering about the dynamics... 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Turn Down Harvard?
« on: February 12, 2008, 08:47:01 PM »
You'll have to post a photo of the girlfriend if you really want people to be able to give you a full analysis of the situation you face.

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Law School Applications / Re: FAFSA ?
« on: February 12, 2008, 08:03:02 PM »
what is a "need access" form? it is a separate form from the FAFSA?

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Law School Applications / How firm is the deadline...
« on: February 11, 2008, 12:59:06 PM »
..."Deadline for Scholarship Consideration is 02/10.  Deadline for applications is 03/15".

Application sent through LSDAS over the weekend (02/10), email from school saying they got the request and are awaiting the arrival from LSDAS...

Am I basically completely out for scholarship consideration, even if they really like my application?

I know I probably am...just looking for a reason to have a ray of hope.

Also - once I send it in through LSDAS, does it really take a couple of weeks before the school has the complete package?

I know I'm a bit late in the game, but hoping to still have a solid chance at my target school.

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