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How accurate is Chiashu?

jiggedyjared

How accurate is Chiashu?
« on: April 18, 2006, 09:13:15 PM »
How accurate do you all think Chiashu or LSAC.org are in predicting your chances.  My numbers go like this:

SMU: 15%
Texas Tech: 53%
Mercer: 32%
Arkansas: 35%
Gonzaga: 60%

Those are all the schools that I have still up in the air.  I was waitlisted at all of them.  So, I'd be interested to know what you guys think will be the level to which they will dip into their WL.

Dunson II

Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 09:20:48 PM »
Most people say they get into nearly all the schools where they are 50% or better and rarely get in somewhere lower. 

Geddon187

Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 09:42:15 PM »
Pretty accurate. I got into 2 schools that were around 40%, one with a half scholarship.

jiggedyjared

Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 09:46:34 PM »
See... that's what I've heard too - that it's pretty accurate.  I've seen most people say that if you're over 50%, you're probably in.  If you're under 50%, you're probably out.  However, I've been waitlisted at 3 schools, deferred at 2, and accepted at none.  My Chiashu numbers are listed at the top.  Have I just been freaking out for no reason all day thinking that waitlists = delayed rejection.  In other words, does anyone know how deep schools (mine in particular if you have them or schools in general) dip into their waitlists and/or deferred candidates? 

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Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 09:46:49 PM »
I, on the other hand only got into schools that are 70%. I got waitlisted at 2 50%ers. I considered contesting the rejections, but I am encouraged to stay where I am going.

jiggedyjared

Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 09:53:00 PM »
Did you have any helpful factors, Geddon?

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Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 09:55:55 PM »
chiashu was way off

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Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 09:57:09 PM »
I guess, Chaisu tells you if you were a soft reject/accept.

Dunson II

Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006, 10:10:00 PM »
chiashu was way off


You don't count, splitter.

Dunson II

Re: How accurate is Chiashu?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006, 10:10:58 PM »
I see waitlist as a delayed rejection, they are only going to need a handful of you probably.