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Time to get worried?

Time to get worried?
« on: January 27, 2006, 09:20:58 PM »
I'm a applicant with pretty strong raw numbers- 178 LSAT, 3.90 GPA- but little extracurriculars, so-so private school, no work experience, and i'm a white male.

Haven't heard from yale or stanford, no surprise, but...

haven't heard from chicago or columbia, either, which makes me nervous.
At this point is a ding likely, or am i worrying too soon?
any sense on when the dings will come?

thanks for any insight...

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 09:32:21 PM »
I wish I had some insight!  No way are my numbers as strong as yours, but the schools I am applying to aren't as competitive either.

From what I've been hearing it doesn't mean a ding until late March.  As of now, I have been told to expect they're feeling out the applicant pool, taking time with your app, etc.  (at last that's what helps me sleep at night) ;)

Best of luck!

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 09:33:59 PM »
I'm a applicant with pretty strong raw numbers- 178 LSAT, 3.90 GPA- but little extracurriculars, so-so private school, no work experience, and i'm a white male.

Haven't heard from yale or stanford, no surprise, but...

haven't heard from chicago or columbia, either, which makes me nervous.
At this point is a ding likely, or am i worrying too soon?
any sense on when the dings will come?

thanks for any insight...

When were you complete at these places?

Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006, 07:24:30 PM »
went complete in early december.

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006, 07:27:09 PM »
went complete in early december.

Chicago has not sent out acceptances to anyone complete past early October, Columbia on the other hand has

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2006, 05:24:33 PM »
I'm sure you'll get into a great school. You might get dinged once (or twice?), but who cares?

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006, 05:45:11 PM »
I'm beginning to think the longer it takes with us borderline candidiates the better.  The rejections I've gotten thus far basically flat out say they are strictly numbers based, so it seems the longer it takes the more your app is considered.  Unfortunately, that means when I get my rejections they'll be rejecting me personally, not my numbers (or just dangling me along after having put me in the no pile already).

Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2006, 08:37:56 PM »
I'm beginning to think the longer it takes with us borderline candidiates the better.  The rejections I've gotten thus far basically flat out say they are strictly numbers based, so it seems the longer it takes the more your app is considered.  Unfortunately, that means when I get my rejections they'll be rejecting me personally, not my numbers (or just dangling me along after having put me in the no pile already).

they actually told you that they rejected you purely on numbers? wow. if they were going to be that strict about it, they should have made it clearer in their application materials that they didnt want people below a particular number applying. thats just crazy.

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006, 08:43:13 PM »
They don't directly say, "we are all about numbers."  But they do mention the importance in the "objective measures provided by the gpa and LSAT score."  So, yea, it comes across pretty clear.

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Re: Time to get worried?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2006, 08:52:05 PM »
They don't directly say, "we are all about numbers."  But they do mention the importance in the "objective measures provided by the gpa and LSAT score."  So, yea, it comes across pretty clear.

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