choosing where to ED

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choosing where to ED

Postby yurishima » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:44 am

It's so difficult! No school stands out above the rest. I'm interested in International Law, and it seems that nearly every school praises their own IL programs. What's a candidate to do?!

Also, I'm slightly confused about ED's effect on scholarships. UVA's site assures me that even if I ED, that won't affect any scholarships. Michigan's site doesn't even mention this. I would like to see what money options are offered, but at the same time I might be considered a bit of a "reach." It definitely seems risky to ED somewhere when I have no clear first-choice--and no money.

It has crossed my mind to just go wild with the ED and shoot way out of my league just for the hell of it (Columbia).

Thoughts?

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:51 am

Without your numbers you might as well just post this on a gardening forum, their advice will be just as useful.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/

good luck

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby yurishima » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:53 am

thx bro.


3.4/172/good softs/w/e

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:04 am

All schools are going to claim that you can get merit aid even if you ED, but the evidence says it is pretty much a lie across the board. They use money to entice good applicants to choose them, and if you have already chosen, they have no reason to do anything to convince you.

That being said, there are a limited number of examples of people getting aid from Michigan and UVA after EDing, but they had very strong numbers whereas you are a splitter and probably would not get any regardless.

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:10 am

http://www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles/2008/11/international_law_believe_the_hype


Standard post whenever someone says they want to do "international law."

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby yurishima » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:21 am

Huh. I can see why it's a standard post.

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby tommynobody » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:45 am

Based on the acceptances so far this cycle, you've got a good shot at UVA ED. Can't speak to Michigan.

As far as the international law interest goes, its probably too early to worry about that right now. Go to a well regarded school, get good grades, take some international law classes (UVA, Michigan and pretty much every other school in the country will have plenty of offerings) and worry about practice area when you're looking for a job.

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby St.Remy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:52 am

tommynobody wrote:Based on the acceptances so far this cycle, you've got a good shot at UVA ED.


Most of the acceptances so far for UVA have been in-state residents, because they get a pretty big advantage at that school. If OP is a Virginia resident then I agree that they have a good shot, but if not I'd put the chances at 50/50 or so (LSAT a point above the 75th for last year, but GPA substantially below the 25th).

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby tommynobody » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:02 am

I'm sticking to my guns. I still like your chances at UVA ED.

The FAR more important question is where you'll be happy spending the next 3 years of your life. It's worth reiterating that ED is binding at both of these schools.

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby yurishima » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:38 pm

So, not out of concern, but just curiosity: if I were to, say, ED to UVA and then be later admitted to a more desirable school, and if I were to, say, ignore my bond to UVA and accept at the other school instead, what would be the worst that could happen? And what would in all likelihood happen?

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:39 pm

yurishima wrote:So, not out of concern, but just curiosity: if I were to, say, ED to UVA and then be later admitted to a more desirable school, and if I were to, say, ignore my bond to UVA and accept at the other school instead, what would be the worst that could happen? And what would in all likelihood happen?


The other school would rescind your acceptance. That would happen no matter what.

Don't be retarded.

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby paratactical » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:41 pm

yurishima wrote:So, not out of concern, but just curiosity: if I were to, say, ED to UVA and then be later admitted to a more desirable school, and if I were to, say, ignore my bond to UVA and accept at the other school instead, what would be the worst that could happen? And what would in all likelihood happen?

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby yurishima » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:42 pm

bk1 wrote:The other school would rescind your acceptance. That would happen no matter what.

Don't be retarded.


Just out of curiosity!

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:45 pm

Awesome meme, Para.

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby paratactical » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:49 pm

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Re: choosing where to ED

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:51 pm

That could get out of hand mighty fast.




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