Reapplying after not matriculating?

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Reapplying after not matriculating?

Postby tony2167 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:46 am

Has anybody had any experience with applying to schools, choosing not to go anywhere, then trying again the next cycle?

My situation: 3.19; 164. I underperformed on the October LSAT (had been PTing around 167/168). At this time I don't have the ability to retake in December as the LSAT administration date falls on the day of my graduation commencement, nor do I have the motivation to study for it again because I'm writing a large senior thesis that eats up a great deal of my time. My plan all along had been to apply to Richmond law and attempt to use acceptances from higher ranked schools to leverage a large scholarship. Presently, my numbers are good enough to get in there and LSN tells me I still have a good shot at significant money there, though I'm certainly not getting into any of the higher up schools I'd hoped to use as leverage (GWU, WUSTL, Minn, etc).

So, if my acceptances come back and I'm not getting money anywhere I want to go, I fully intend on not going at all. If I then apply next cycle, will I be viewed with any skepticism by schools for not matriculating this year?

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Re: Reapplying after not matriculating?

Postby TheThriller » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:48 pm

If you re-apply with different GPA/LSAT numbers then there shouldn't be a problem. It's what I am doing. Applying now with a 2.9x/167 but am retaking the LSAT in Feb, hoping for a 170+ and at that time will also have a LSAC gpa above 3.

I only notified my reach schools about my retake (well, being a splitter, every school is a reach).


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Re: Reapplying after not matriculating?

Postby gspiel1232 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Just out of curiosity, what are your reaches? Im a 167 3.2 myself, and plan on taking February also. Was planning on doing the same thing...hoping for at least a two to three point increase

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