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General Waitlist

General Waitlist
« on: July 08, 2009, 01:12:56 PM »
I am currently waitlisted at 5 schools (Duke, Michigan, Chicago, Stanford, Harvard).  I was initally waitlisted at UPenn and Columbia as well but was rejected a few weeks ago.  Is there any hope of getting in off of one of these waitlists at this point in the summer?  I am a URM candidate with competitive scores but applied in mid-December (went complete in January) which did not help my candidacy.  I have sent two letters of continued interest, had another letter of recommendation sent on my behalf, and improved my gpa from a 3.55 to a 3.62 at a top 10 school(from the fall when I applied to the end of school).  I thought about retaking the LSAT but decided against it for fear that my score might not improve or actually go down (I got a 167 the first time).  Is there something else I should be doing (visiting schools etc.)?  Any input would be great!