i'm reapplying and raised my LSAT from 164 to 174, but I didn't do anything crazy impressive in the meantime
@jberg 164 to 174 was the best possible use of your time. Softs matter to the extent that your application feel
should feel "full" with a clear narrative.
As long as you have some work experience (anything at all!) with some campus involvement, your resume will do its job.
And if you're reapplying to the same schools, you probably want to shake things up a bit. Modify your resume unless its already perfect, rewrite your PS, maybe add a LOR if possible, and consider doing different optionals where possible.
Does anyone expect WL movement at this point in the summer? Haven't heard anything from USD or Loyola Chicago...
yeah I'm considering shifting my PS over to my diversity statement
@JakeG: thank you so much for the advice! I'm definitely going to rework my PS and resume. I'm hoping this cycle will be slightly less competitive, but the influx of super high scorers from last cycle make me somewhat self-conscious that softs can be a deciding factor
Also if I'm applying to new schools such as UT, Duke, Vandy, etc. can I send my original PS since they didn't see it the first cycle or is that still a bad idea?
does anyone know when the new cycle will open on LSAC?
why does powerscore say that Northwestern gives a boost with ED? NU has a merit based scholarship attached and I feel like that would hurt people's chances
@PiquantKnownFoxhound: nothing yet, but GGU accepted today. I’d rather Dayton or MH
@BryonBNM: congrats!!! That's awesome. I'm thinking I might have to reapply next year. I didn't even get a tracker for Dayton but they confirmed via email that they had my app under review.
I just called UNC and someone actually picked up! They said that the waitlist movement is unlikely. One or two people might get accepted off of the waitlist but for right now they are still overenrolled. The person also said that these acceptances would happen if someone were to drop out or decide not to enroll.
sorry to hear that whalebarnacle/Tortally-Radical. At least you're out of reserve hell. At the moment, I'm still stuck...
@FunctionalEconomicAkita: For the most part, schools don’t car what rank your undergrad was. Some do, but most don’t. They will take into consideration what your major was, if it was more difficult. However, you are mainly stuck as a statistic. Check out the graphs and data from the past couple of years to see where you fall. Even if you are in range, it’s never a guarantee with high rank schools. I think you might have a shot, so just shoot it!
@CEOoftheUCIwaitlist: love the user name lmfao
Is August too late to hear for the WL? Should we be hearing back before August?
do you think calling the school and asking about WL movement is a good or bad idea?
i have a theory that WL movement depends entirely on the T20 schools. Once they move, it "trickles" down. I'm on 4 WLs for 2-4 mos. 1 told me yesterday that they will make WL decisions Mid-August!!
Bama said their last decisions would be August 13th....3 days before classes start & after orientation.
I am envisioning an excel file that has the date that each school in the top 100 will begin to accept applications, so I can streamline when I need certain essays complete by. Does anything come to mind for anyone?
Just wanted to say Peace out LSData. Just withdrew from all my other programs and finalized my profile. To those of you who are waiting for next year.. find moments of joy this year.. for those of you ending your cycle.. Hoping it has turned out in a way that brings you joy.