Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

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Berkeley v. Reapply

Berkeley
25
68%
Reapply/retake and reapply
12
32%
 
Total votes: 37

contusio
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Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby contusio » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:35 pm

Hi! Okay, so prefacing this with: I'm 4.0/170 (I took the LSAT twice, 170 both times, but the second time included a major freak-out and -8 on one section. It is definitely possible for me to do better if I can get my nerves under control!)

I literally applied on the last day of the cycle for each school. My FAFSA expected family contribution is 0. I got into Berkeley (w 28k fin aid), Georgetown (17 k financial aid) and Cornell (still waiting on $, but it seems unlikely it will be lucrative). I know Berkeley hasn't yet assigned all its merit aid, so it's possible I may get something there, but as it stands: should I accept Berkeley, or should I retake and reapply?

Larsey
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby Larsey » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:33 pm

You can reasonably go anywhere from Boalt, so I say, do it!

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:37 pm

Larsey wrote:You can reasonably go anywhere from Boalt, so I say, do it!


Yep. Enjoy a lifetime of wondering "What if?"...

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moneybagsphd
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:42 pm

Larsey wrote:You can reasonably go anywhere from Boalt, so I say, do it!

+1. Sure, you could snag HYS with a higher LSAT score maybe. But if you panicked once, you could panic again.

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moneybagsphd
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:43 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Larsey wrote:You can reasonably go anywhere from Boalt, so I say, do it!


Yep. Enjoy a lifetime of wondering "What if?"...

Fuck. No one on TLS will ever be happy.

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:45 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Larsey wrote:You can reasonably go anywhere from Boalt, so I say, do it!

+1. Sure, you could snag HYS with a higher LSAT score maybe. But if you panicked once, you could panic again.


Sure, but excellent options will be available with an early app next cycle, even if OP scores lower.

moneybagsphd wrote:Fuck. No one on TLS will ever be happy.


The OP implied that they are confident they could score higher, and admitted that apps were sent on the last day. One of the rare posters who seems to want people to recommend retaking and reapplying.

The bird in the hand will be there next cycle OP. If you feel you can do better waiting a year isn't going to hurt you in any way.

Larsey
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby Larsey » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:46 pm

Also, have you visited Boalt? Do you like Berkeley?

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NinerFan
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby NinerFan » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:58 am

contusio wrote:Hi! Okay, so prefacing this with: I'm 4.0/170 (I took the LSAT twice, 170 both times, but the second time included a major freak-out and -8 on one section. It is definitely possible for me to do better if I can get my nerves under control!)


Man, you're gonna love finals time at the law school.

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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby 83947368 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:07 am

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goldenflash19
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby goldenflash19 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:02 am

If you'd feel comfortable with a June retake, then try it. Deposit at Boalt, and if you improve your score enough, eat your deposit $ and apply early next year.

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flem
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby flem » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:04 am

goldenflash19 wrote:If you'd feel comfortable with a June retake, then try it. Deposit at Boalt, and if you improve your score enough, eat your deposit $ and apply early next year.


TCR

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FavoriteColorGRUE
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby FavoriteColorGRUE » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:16 am

flem wrote:
goldenflash19 wrote:If you'd feel comfortable with a June retake, then try it. Deposit at Boalt, and if you improve your score enough, eat your deposit $ and apply early next year.


TCR



Especially because Boalt doesn't require a $ deposit (I think?)

Twit
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby Twit » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:14 pm

FavoriteColorGRUE wrote:
flem wrote:
goldenflash19 wrote:If you'd feel comfortable with a June retake, then try it. Deposit at Boalt, and if you improve your score enough, eat your deposit $ and apply early next year.


TCR



Especially because Boalt doesn't require a $ deposit (I think?)


Fact.

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catwomangirl
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby catwomangirl » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:15 pm

So did you just get a Berkeley Scholly today? I'm trying to figure out if they're sending them out.

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bilbobaggins
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby bilbobaggins » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:21 pm

Twit wrote:
FavoriteColorGRUE wrote:
flem wrote:
goldenflash19 wrote:If you'd feel comfortable with a June retake, then try it. Deposit at Boalt, and if you improve your score enough, eat your deposit $ and apply early next year.


TCR



Especially because Boalt doesn't require a $ deposit (I think?)


Fact.


It's an honor code thing.

So, just give your word you're going to matriculate and then withdraw! :roll:

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flem
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Re: Berkeley (~28k) v. Reapply

Postby flem » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:53 pm

bilbobaggins wrote:
It's an honor code thing.

So, just give your word you're going to matriculate and then withdraw! :roll:


Yeah that's worth looking into. But I'm sure you could withdraw tactfully and not be like "I'm out because I retook and will have better options than your TTT institution". I'm sure people do this all the time.




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