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What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:29 pm
by thedude221
Should I do that? Does it adversely affect my ability to get scholarships? 169 LSAT 3.97 GPA if that is at all relevant.

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:31 pm
by Grizz
Applying early increases your chances for $, if anything.

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:18 pm
by xyzzzzzzzz
:)

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:34 pm
by Moxie
thedude221 wrote:Should I do that? Does it adversely affect my ability to get scholarships? 169 LSAT 3.97 GPA if that is at all relevant.


This question depends on if you're referring to Early Decision - which is a binding agreement that if you are accepted to a school, you will attend, regardless of financial aid.

vs.

Applying early - which means submitting your law school application as soon as possible after the law school begins accepting applications, because almost all schools view applications on a rolling basis.

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:54 am
by thedude221
This question depends on if you're referring to Early Decision - which is a binding agreement that if you are accepted to a school, you will attend, regardless of financial aid.

vs.

Applying early - which means submitting your law school application as soon as possible after the law school begins accepting applications, because almost all schools view applications on a rolling basis.


Yeah the ED was what I was confused about, so then don't do that? why would anyone do that?

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:55 am
by thedude221
If the OP meant applying ed, some people think it screws applicants out of any money at all.


What is OP an abbreviation for?

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:23 am
by xyzzzzzzzz
:lol:

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:25 am
by xyzzzzzzzz
. :)

Re: What the deal with the early application stuff?

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:00 am
by MURPH
Some people benefit from ED because they are more likely to be admitted. For UVA, for example, an ED applicant is competing with 400 or so ED applicants, during regular admission they are competing with 6-7000. Since their grades and scores won't change they have better chances of admission under ED.
Some people have outside sources of financial aid - GI Bill, parents, etc. They don't need scholarships.
I don't suggest you should ED anywhere with your numbers. If I were you I'd apply to the whole T-14 very early in the cycle. I'd also retake the LSAT after you apply. A point or two could be huge at that level. Three points would be awesome. Even if you get admitted or rejected before your Oct scores come out, you can use the higher score to compete for scholarships and play one school off the others. If you ED you can't do that.