I would definitely e-mail or call the director. I had a similar experience with a Director of Admissions at a law school conference in California. A couple days after talking to her, I emailed her to thank her for her time and express reservation about my low LSAT score (for that school). She prompty replied and assured me they have a thorough review process and that I am a strong applicant regardless of my score. She then encouraged me to apply by waving the application fee (something that definitely would not happen at this school with my LSAT score).I'm not sure if I'll actually get in, but it is never bad to have a personal (or, at least, somewhat personal) relationship with the person who holds all the power to admit and deny.HTH
Hey All.I had a similar experience this year. I hope that it doesnt end badly, but I know that its unrealistic to actually expect an acceptance from this school. Its a top 10 school, and I am 5 pts below their 25%. ... my GPA is fine, but due to my LSAT I am no where near competitive for this school. Anyway after I received my LSAT score, I emailed this dean of admissions (as i had been in communication with her throughout my app process), and she said that though due to my score I am not obviously an "auto admit", but there have been people that she has accepted with my score in the past.. and a few already this admissions cycle. And she said that this would be a case where, they look at everything else (i.e. why this school, what you interest is in studying, your ps, writing ability, etc.) I dunno, I applied anyway like an idiot... i mean really do I expect an acceptance? No. But as she also said to me, you never know unless you actually apply. Yeah I might have blown $65 on this application, but at least I'll know that i gave it a shot when i get my rejection letter instead of always thinking, I wonder what if? There are reasons why we call them our dream schools.
I had a similar experience with one of my top schools. My LSAT was one point below the 25% mark, but my GPA was near the 75% mark. I visited the school, the director went on and on about my work experience, my strong GPA, and stated "You would be a very competitive applicant."A couple of emails and a $50 application fee later I got dinged at the school. I even had a recommendation letter from an associate judge who was one of my mentors in undergrad and is an alumni at the school.I hope the experience for you works out different. I just walked away feeling like they were more interested in getting me to send in my $50 application fee than they were in admitting me to their school. Then again, maybe they just placed more emphasis on my LSAT and not my GPA or 10+ years corporate work experience.
I just walked away feeling like they were more interested in getting me to send in my $50 application fee than they were in admitting me to their school.