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June Test takers down 9.1%

June Test takers down 9.1%
« on: July 01, 2005, 11:39:36 AM »
Don't know if this has been posted here or not.  June test takers were down 9.1% from last June (28,600-25,984).

This will probably have the largest effect on tier 2 schools, but with a change this large could certainly effect tier 1 schools admission standards as well.

total test takers are down 4% for the year.

http://www.lsacnet.org/LSAC.asp?url=lsac/data/applicant-data.htm

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 11:41:16 AM »
One word: Good.

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2005, 11:42:39 AM »
thats interesting...i know for a while many schools (even t4s) were saying they have seen quite a jump in applications in the last few years-- perhaps we've peaked and were now on a downswing...

(which is fine with me- less competition for jobs after i graduate!! :)

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 11:47:05 AM »
Schools probably won't see a drop in the number of applications they receive. It continues to get easier and easier to fire off applications to schools with little additional effort. Obviously, having less test-takers overall implies that admission standards will be affected.

So this is good for us as test-takers, but probably doesn't mean that AdComms will be any less deluged with applications to sort through.

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Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 11:50:08 AM »
Don't know if this has been posted here or not. June test takers were down 9.1% from last June (28,600-25,984).

This will probably have the largest effect on tier 2 schools, but with a change this large could certainly effect tier 1 schools admission standards as well.

total test takers are down 4% for the year.

http://www.lsacnet.org/LSAC.asp?url=lsac/data/applicant-data.htm


thanks for info.  testing "year" began with june;  no one cares about calendar year.

ccorsi

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005, 12:22:51 PM »
Schools probably won't see a drop in the number of applications they receive. It continues to get easier and easier to fire off applications to schools with little additional effort. Obviously, having less test-takers overall implies that admission standards will be affected.

So this is good for us as test-takers, but probably doesn't mean that AdComms will be any less deluged with applications to sort through.

You are correct.  Fewer test takers <> fewer apps. 

The more OCD the applicant pool - the more schools they apply to.

C2

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2005, 12:33:47 PM »
thanks for info.  testing "year" began with june;  no one cares about calendar year.

yeah, my 4% calculation was from june-june. 

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005, 12:36:50 PM »

You are correct.  Fewer test takers <> fewer apps. 

The more OCD the applicant pool - the more schools they apply to.

C2

ultimately that doesn't matter because in the end it comes down to putting bodies into seats.  Even if a person sends out 1000 apps he can only fill one seat.  Ultimately that means that there are fewer bodies to put into fewer seats, which, in the end, will make admissions easier somewhere.

I think that the top applicant pool is pretty stable, because most of those kids were always deciding on law school (as a broad generalization).  The varying pool seems to be the marginal applicants who will go for whatever seems to be the "in" thing to do upon graduation.

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 01:18:46 PM »
Good news overall, even if it isn't earth-shattering.  Can't hurt.

Re: June Test takers down 9.1%
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005, 01:27:01 PM »
Good news overall, even if it isn't earth-shattering.  Can't hurt.

yeah, it certainly can't hurt.  Obviously this won't get a MVP type applicant into HYS, but it could make the difference for a school that last year you would have been squarely on the fence for.  If that girl that it basically came down to you or her ended up going to dental school instead, that can only help.