So I decided I'll keep a mini-journal of my process here. For those of you who haven't read my previous post about me, I have an LSAC GPA of 3.35 and a LSAT score of 173. My GPA is misleading. I went to school from 2000-2001, which included a semester where I never went to class nor took an exam. So that was 5 F's on my transcript. My GPA sicne returning to school in 2007 is a 3.98. So if schools ignore my original course work, I am in the 75 (or higher) percentile for nearly every school short the top few schools. If they go strictly by my LSAC GPA, I am a classic splitter.
I have already applied to 11 schools, several with fee waivers (Duke, William & Mary, Virginia, BU, GW fee waivers---- paid application fee Stanford, Cornell, Michigan, NYU, Columbia, Chicago). My UPENN app is finished, but waiting to be sent in on the 24th. Georgetown, Harvard, and Yale will be filed as they come up. I also have fallbacks Seton Hall, Venderbilt, Minnesota with fee waivers, plus BC and Fordham where I will have to pay to apply. If I get into a T14, I won't apply to any of my fallback schools.
I applied via Duke's prioirty track, and got my response today. They have waitlisted me, which I was surprised about. I figured I would get few waitlists with predicament. I was reaosning I would either be denied because of my LSAC GPA, or accepted because of my GPA since returning to school. Now, I have a feeling waitlists will be more landing spot for many of the T-14 schools. I'll have to take a wait and see approach until November when other notices start coming in.