Standard Retake Procedure

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Observant_Poster
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Standard Retake Procedure

Postby Observant_Poster » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:00 pm

I am opting to retake in June as this website has scared me into accepting any of my offers.

Just wondering if I withdraw from all the schools I was accepted at and then reapply next cycle and hope for more money with the acceptance, or if it is better to defer my acceptance and somehow contact the school once my June results are out?

If i defer, do I simply email someone in admissions and tell that I am retaking to give myself more options/get a full ride at their school, or do I make something up and tell them that Law School is a big decision and I need more time to mentally prepare/make sure its the best choice?

Thanks in advanced and my apologies if this has been discussed many times before.

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Re: Standard Retake Procedure

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:18 pm

You could also just send a seat deposit to your current school and take the test in June. If things go well try to get more scholarship money or withdraw and re-apply next cycle.

From the sounds of it though, you aren't heading to a very good school to begin with. If this is the case you might want to just save yourself the seat deposit money and plan to apply again next year.

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Re: Standard Retake Procedure

Postby bk1 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:23 pm

Deferring an acceptance usually refers to deferring it until the next cycle.

Tiago Splitter wrote:You could also just send a seat deposit to your current school and take the test in June. If things go well try to get more scholarship money or withdraw and re-apply next cycle.

From the sounds of it though, you aren't heading to a very good school to begin with. If this is the case you might want to just save yourself the seat deposit money and plan to apply again next year.


+1

I've also heard of people who retook in June getting accepted with $ off of waitlists but I don't think I've heard of them getting scholarship $ after depositing.

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Re: Standard Retake Procedure

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:25 pm

Deferring is not something you "inform" the admissions office of. You have to write a letter formally requesting it, and explaining your reasons. And they may reject your request. Some schools are stricter than others about what excuses they'll accept for deferring. Plus sometimes you have to pay a seat deposit anyway, before hearing back about your deferral request (I had to do this for Northwestern last year).

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Re: Standard Retake Procedure

Postby confusedlaw » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:45 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:You could also just send a seat deposit to your current school and take the test in June. If things go well try to get more scholarship money or withdraw and re-apply next cycle.

From the sounds of it though, you aren't heading to a very good school to begin with. If this is the case you might want to just save yourself the seat deposit money and plan to apply again next year.

this is what i did, ideposited just in case my retake wasnt enough to make adiffereence lost 400 bucks wentfrom 158-167




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