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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:30 pm
by para219
chewinggum wrote:
saffles wrote:
andysimbi wrote:How's everyone's cycle going so far?


Cycle? What cycle? :lol:

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:47 pm
by CT6
OMG! Why am I just now finding this? Day = madeeee

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:07 am
by CT6
Checking in!!!! My apps were mostly done in mid October. My first choice is UC Irvine, but I'm interested to see what happens with the other schools.

AA female
LSDAS GPA 3.5
LSAT 159 (June)
Strong softs (leadership, study abroad, etc), Unique PS, Strong recs.

No movement yet. I'm literally dying, hopelessly refreshing status checkers every free moment of my life.

Good luck to you all!

LSN: CT

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 pm
by dforce308
Super late check in (I promise it's not because of CPT this time)! Literally stumbled upon this thread today and it looks like a Godsend!

AA male
3.18 GPA from top 25 LAC
156 LSAT the first go round. Aiming for 165 on the December LSAT
2.5 years WE working at a research center at Harvard Law and transitioning to managing a creative design studio at Harvard until next summer.
Strong softs (foreign languages, study abroad, community engagement, etc.) Rec letter from Harvard Law prof and prof from undergrad.

What's realistic in terms of school outcomes for me? T-14 is definitely the goal but looking at some T-30 schools as well.

Thank you beautiful people!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:13 am
by chewinggum
dforce308 wrote:Super late check in (I promise it's not because of CPT this time)! Literally stumbled upon this thread today and it looks like a Godsend!

AA male
3.18 GPA from top 25 LAC
156 LSAT the first go round. Aiming for 165 on the December LSAT
2.5 years WE working at a research center at Harvard Law and transitioning to managing a creative design studio at Harvard until next summer.
Strong softs (foreign languages, study abroad, community engagement, etc.) Rec letter from Harvard Law prof and prof from undergrad.

What's realistic in terms of school outcomes for me? T-14 is definitely the goal but looking at some T-30 schools as well.

Thank you beautiful people!

Good luck on your cycle and in Dec :)

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:23 pm
by DorkothyParker
So, is it a fact that there will be no action at all this week due to the holiday? When I was in UG, we had classes on Thanksgiving week up until Wednesday, but by the time I was in grad, my university was closed the entire week. Is that the norm now?
Because I have to be stressed about something at all times, and I would rather not have to move on to freaking out re: my fall/winter weight gain.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:47 pm
by soca_dancer
There is going to be some movement this week. GW will be releasing first round of decisions. Some JS1s came and trickling in for Michigan, Cornell, and Georegtown. If above both 75ths maybe NYU movement as well.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:24 am
by RSolano
So I was looking through the URM cycle result forums from the last couple of years where everyone lists their acceptances, stats etc. and noticed several students each year are given scholarships at Harvard and even at Yale. I've seen this reflected on the ABA 509 reports for these schools even though TlS general thought is that top three never offer money. So they do though? Is it more common among URMs? Any info on this would be appreciated!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:38 am
by andysimbi
RSolano wrote:So I was looking through the URM cycle result forums from the last couple of years where everyone lists their acceptances, stats etc. and noticed several students each year are given scholarships at Harvard and even at Yale. I've seen this reflected on the ABA 509 reports for these schools even though TlS general thought is that top three never offer money. So they do though? Is it more common among URMs? Any info on this would be appreciated!


I honestly was JUST wondering about this. I've been going on the assumption/idea that HYS never give any kind of scholarships, but was scrolling through LSN today and it looks like they occasionally do.

I haven't scrolled through TLS w/r/t this, but could they be need-based in some way? (Do schools give need-based aid outside of FAFSA/government loans? I have no idea...)

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:51 am
by RSolano
andysimbi wrote:
RSolano wrote:So I was looking through the URM cycle result forums from the last couple of years where everyone lists their acceptances, stats etc. and noticed several students each year are given scholarships at Harvard and even at Yale. I've seen this reflected on the ABA 509 reports for these schools even though TlS general thought is that top three never offer money. So they do though? Is it more common among URMs? Any info on this would be appreciated!


I honestly was JUST wondering about this. I've been going on the assumption/idea that HYS never give any kind of scholarships, but was scrolling through LSN today and it looks like they occasionally do.

I haven't scrolled through TLS w/r/t this, but could they be need-based in some way? (Do schools give need-based aid outside of FAFSA/government loans? I have no idea...)

Someone else suggested maybe they're dual degree people or very high profile admits... But I still don't really know.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:17 am
by soca_dancer
They definitely could be need based. They give scholarships (non-loan, merit, fafsa) to students who have little to no way of contributing financially (esp if under 26) and one or neither parents is financially sound or around to make contributions, such as the non-custodial parent process.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:40 pm
by zkyggi
soca_dancer wrote:There is going to be some movement this week. GW will be releasing first round of decisions. Some JS1s came and trickling in for Michigan, Cornell, and Georegtown. If above both 75ths maybe NYU movement as well.


There has been NYU movement for folks below 25th as well I believe. This is the time the wait begins to get unbearable...

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:47 pm
by soca_dancer
zkyggi wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:There is going to be some movement this week. GW will be releasing first round of decisions. Some JS1s came and trickling in for Michigan, Cornell, and Georegtown. If above both 75ths maybe NYU movement as well.


There has been NYU movement for folks below 25th as well I believe. This is the time the wait begins to get unbearable...


Lol don't tell me that...the only reason I'm keeping my patience about NYU

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:51 pm
by zkyggi
soca_dancer wrote:
zkyggi wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:There is going to be some movement this week. GW will be releasing first round of decisions. Some JS1s came and trickling in for Michigan, Cornell, and Georegtown. If above both 75ths maybe NYU movement as well.


There has been NYU movement for folks below 25th as well I believe. This is the time the wait begins to get unbearable...


Lol don't tell me that...the only reason I'm keeping my patience about NYU


If I don't hear from NYU in the next 3 weeks I'll become a wreck, no doubt.,

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:53 pm
by soca_dancer
zkyggi wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
zkyggi wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:There is going to be some movement this week. GW will be releasing first round of decisions. Some JS1s came and trickling in for Michigan, Cornell, and Georegtown. If above both 75ths maybe NYU movement as well.


There has been NYU movement for folks below 25th as well I believe. This is the time the wait begins to get unbearable...


Lol don't tell me that...the only reason I'm keeping my patience about NYU


If I don't hear from NYU in the next 3 weeks I'll become a wreck, no doubt.,


Haha I told myself I'll give it to the second week of January. I'm trying to give it time :shock: trying being the word of choice lol

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm
by zkyggi
soca_dancer wrote:
zkyggi wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
zkyggi wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:There is going to be some movement this week. GW will be releasing first round of decisions. Some JS1s came and trickling in for Michigan, Cornell, and Georegtown. If above both 75ths maybe NYU movement as well.


There has been NYU movement for folks below 25th as well I believe. This is the time the wait begins to get unbearable...


Lol don't tell me that...the only reason I'm keeping my patience about NYU


If I don't hear from NYU in the next 3 weeks I'll become a wreck, no doubt.,


Haha I told myself I'll give it to the second week of January. I'm trying to give it time :shock: trying being the word of choice lol


It is crazy how getting into schools did pretty much nothing for my worries. They just shifted to other schools as if nothing had happened.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:59 pm
by soca_dancer
haha exactly, its like I just want to get into any school... then I just want to get into top 14... now its I just want T6

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:52 pm
by principalagent
soca_dancer wrote:haha exactly, its like I just want to get into any school... then I just want to get into top 14... now its I just want T6


I definitely feel this. My cycle is going crazy well so far and I’m trying to temper my expectations for the T6. I would be more than happy to be at the schools I have acceptances from, but now there’s a shiny prize at the top that seems so much more attainable now

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:14 pm
by soca_dancer
Right, and then you start to get hopeful and impatient all at the same time

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:39 pm
by andysimbi
Even hitting the T6 doesn't help anything, since there's still that elusive YSH level and scholarships to think about. :shock:

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:28 am
by para219
Happy for yall but can't relate. Looking for my first acceptance period. Would deposit at a T14 with scholarship immediately. :lol: 8)

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:43 am
by para219
I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois.

You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us?

Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles.

I support yall but we simply do not have the same results. MAs/PRs/Latinos constantly need higher numbers and earlier applications to achieve the same results. That's a fact. AAs get admitted to schools with worst numbers than Latinos as well as all other populations and that's a fact.

This talk about "fiendin" for T6 scholarships by all of you in this thread is disrespectful. That's not our reality. Latinos need to stand up and pool information. AAs and NAs are not helpful to us.

Let's separate.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:18 am
by anacabana
para219 wrote:I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois.

You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us?

Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles.

I support yall but we simply do not have the same results. MAs/PRs/Latinos constantly need higher numbers and earlier applications to achieve the same results. That's a fact. AAs get admitted to schools with worst numbers than Latinos as well as all other populations and that's a fact.

This talk about "fiendin" for T6 scholarships by all of you in this thread is disrespectful. That's not our reality. Latinos need to stand up and pool information. AAs and NAs are not helpful to us.

Let's separate.


If you think there should be a separate thread that's fine, but you sound super bitter and aggressive and that's not cool.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:28 am
by para219
anacabana wrote:
para219 wrote:I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois.

You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us?

Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles.

I support yall but we simply do not have the same results. MAs/PRs/Latinos constantly need higher numbers and earlier applications to achieve the same results. That's a fact. AAs get admitted to schools with worst numbers than Latinos as well as all other populations and that's a fact.

This talk about "fiendin" for T6 scholarships by all of you in this thread is disrespectful. That's not our reality. Latinos need to stand up and pool information. AAs and NAs are not helpful to us.

Let's separate.


If you think there should be a separate thread that's fine, but you sound super bitter and aggressive and that's not cool.


Please explain to me how I'm "super bitter and aggressive" for you? Do you have any objective evidence?

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:30 am
by para219
para219 wrote:
anacabana wrote:
para219 wrote:I think we should also cater to URMs (MAs, PRs) with average numbers that may not be auto-admits. ESPECIALLY since a bunch of yall were crying about folks critiquing that LSN profile that chose to go to Illinois.

You can defend the Illinois profile. Can you defend all of us?

Honestly, and no disrespect, I think it's time to separate MA/PR and AA/NA cycles.

I support yall but we simply do not have the same results. MAs/PRs/Latinos constantly need higher numbers and earlier applications to achieve the same results. That's a fact. AAs get admitted to schools with worst numbers than Latinos as well as all other populations and that's a fact.

This talk about "fiendin" for T6 scholarships by all of you in this thread is disrespectful. That's not our reality. Latinos need to stand up and pool information. AAs and NAs are not helpful to us.

Let's separate.


If you think there should be a separate thread that's fine, but you sound super bitter and aggressive and that's not cool.


Please explain to me how I'm "super bitter and aggressive" for you? Do you have any objective evidence?


Have you even read the thread and do you have context? Obviously not.