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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Best Sejuani NA, Aug 2, 2015.
Thank you for all of the help! Will update post-cycle...
You'll probably have a shot at being competitive at most schools you apply to. Your list looks fine by and large. My only advice might be for lower tiers to remove some of these low yield schools with tons of apps like GW Georgetown and Drexel.
You'll probably be fine with this list. Decent stats + URM + Spanish skills + service to underserved makes you a good candidate for the UCs.
I agree with Grapes. If you want to refine the list I'd probably replace GTown, GWU, and Drexel with some other lower tiers since all 3 get a crapload of applications.
Agree with both of the gentlemen who posted above me. You have a very solid list for your application and I think you'll have a good cycle. I also suggest removing GW, Georgetown, and Drexel. As replacements, I might suggest considering VCU and EVMS, and if you wanted another reach or two that you might have a shot at, you could throw in Einstein (more of a target than a reach) and possibly Emory.
I am not sure but with the Spanish, look at the FL schools - check MSAR to see what it says
You can delete the OOS schools you are not interested in as long as you are a sincere interviewee.
Yeah, ditch the low-yield schools that get a bazillion apps and save the money. You're good to go for UCs and the mid tier.
Wow! Thank you all for your time and encouraging words! I'll be sure to add these schools to my primary ASAP and finish my secondary pre-writing later!
A shame that some of the OOS privates are so heavily flooded with applications...GWU, Georgetown, and Drexel are all great programs in beautiful locations
I've found your spreadsheet useful in making this list. I'll remember to pay you back at the end of this cycle with some hopefully good data
Thanks! Will do, especially for Miller since they seem the most OOS friendly.
I know twin peaks Minnesota gives high preference to urms for their oos applicants
Long story short, my application to these schools isn't going to be listed as "complete" until sometime this week (but they'll all be complete, such as the CA schools, PA schools, and IL schools listed). Am I screwed? Is it too late to add more schools to try and correct this setback? Would @Goro be correct to advise a Xanax prescription for me, or are my fears of an unfortunate cycle going to be realized? All of the schools named in this thread are absolutely fantastic, and I just want to get into one...
Thank you all again for your help and candid advice.
You'll be fine.
You're more that fine!
@Goro and @gyngyn, thank you both for your reassurances. I'll go forward, then, and put up the best fight that I can.
I've definitely become a bit of a needlessly anxious person over these last few years....Time for me to go on an evening run.
I wish that I had better news to share, but I'm sitting on two waitlists (UCLA Geffen and Northwestern). Northwestern's waitlist hasn't moved much, and despite Geffen's having moved quite a bit, it hasn't trickled down to me yet.
Hopefully others will read this thread and manage their LoRs better than I did. As for me, I've buckled, and will allow myself to send update letters this coming week.
If you had shown some Lee mechanics you woulda been insta-accept.
UCLA is still moving, hang in there.