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lawhopeful10
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ED University of Georgia

Postby lawhopeful10 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:02 pm

I was not planning on EDing anywhere originally, however the person I am in a serious relationship with is from Atlanta. This, paired with having family in the region has made my choice of choosing a Georgia school much more likely. My stats are 3.44 GPA and a 164 LSAT score. In retrospect I should have worked harder. The websites that present one a chance of admittance seem to give me between 30-50% chance of acceptance at Emory and UGA. That chance just seems too low to risk applying normally. With the lesser cost and similar employment prospects of UGA it seems like if I would ED anywhere it would be there. I was just curious on people's thoughts and opinions.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby mr.hands » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:10 pm

If you're in state, EDing UGA isn't a bad idea. Seems like your best bet w a 164 and mediocre GPA

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby lawhopeful10 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:17 pm

I am not in state however it seems possible to achieve in state tuition by the second or third year, at least that is what they claim. The cost of UGA sticker seems similarly priced to peer schools like Emory even if I received a small amount of money at such schools which is why I feel a little more comfortably about EDing there financially.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby mrjohnsterman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:32 pm

lawhopeful10 wrote:I am not in state however it seems possible to achieve in state tuition by the second or third year, at least that is what they claim. The cost of UGA sticker seems similarly priced to peer schools like Emory even if I received a small amount of money at such schools which is why I feel a little more comfortably about EDing there financially.


Have you thought about retaking? just 2 points and you will be pretty much definitely be in and looking at a scholarship that would give you instate tuition.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby lawhopeful10 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:37 pm

I have already retaken once, I went from a 159 to a 164. On the 164 I felt that I did relatively well on the games section which I think I really screwed up on during the 159. Timing for logic games has always been my problem just as the math section was on the SATs, I just write and work a little too slow. Although with a lot of practice I still might be able to improve more I am just not feeling like another retake at this point, although I have been on these boards enough to know the value behind it. I was planning on sending my applications in, in the next week or so, in an effort to apply as early as possible and give myself the best possible chance of admission.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby North » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:13 pm

If you plan on making a career in Georgia with your SO, it will probably be worth the time to sit out a cycle, move to Georgia, get a job, establish residency (Google harder for more a more detailed description of GA residency requirements), study smarter for the LSAT, retake the LSAT, apply to UGA, Emory, and other peer schools the first day apps go live next cycle, and then haggle for scholarships. Minimizing debt is the name of the game when you're gunning for a strong regional school in the area where you want to live.

Going to UGA isn't a bad idea if you want to live in Georgia, but you should NOT pay sticker. You should DEFINITELY not pay out-of-state sticker. If you plan to make a career there, take the time and do it right.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby top30man » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:34 pm

mr.hands wrote:If you're in state, EDing UGA isn't a bad idea. Seems like your best bet w a 164 and mediocre GPA

Dont ED. Apply this cycle and see if youre in with $$$. If not retake (or ideally just retake now).

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby lawhopeful10 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:46 pm

alright thank you for the advice, I am going to consider all that everyone said.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby hookem7 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:17 pm

According to the new medians thread UGA now has a 164 median. I was at both medians from OOS last year and got offered in-state, so I think you definitely have a shot to get in.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:27 pm

I was under the impression that it was very easy to get in state tuition at UGA after the first year, and have even heard in passing that it is possible to get it for the second semester. I have no proof and haven't put any time into looking into this but that is what I have heard. I have many friends who went to lower ranked school for their first year (Georgia State, etc.) to save money and transferred to Emory for their second and third years.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby princessofpower » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:29 pm

I've been debating EDing to UGA as well. UGA is by far my first choice. I have a 164 LSAT, but it seems like last year the magic number was 165. I'm retaking in October and expect to raise my score a bit, but I don't want to get too confident. I'm out of state, so I'm a bit afraid of EDing and not receiving any scholarship money. Doesn't seem smart to attend UGA at out of state sticker.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby lawhopeful10 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:33 pm

after thinking it about it more, im going to retake this october and try and score 2-3 points higher. I didn't study intensely previously so hopefully I can work hard this next month. I just hope a month is enough time to really improve.

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Re: ED University of Georgia

Postby North » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:55 pm

lawhopeful10 wrote:after thinking it about it more, im going to retake this october and try and score 2-3 points higher. I didn't study intensely previously so hopefully I can work hard this next month. I just hope a month is enough time to really improve.

Great decision, bro. You'll need to go HARDXCORE for a full month, though. Join us in the October thread.




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