How many schools do TLS members apply to?

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby BigZuck » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:42 pm

midwest17 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Siiiiiiiick

Don't bother applying to UT then. Use the $16 (is it now $20?) to buy a 12 pack of something nice.


$25.

Bloodsuckers.


Gross. A 30 pack of Bud Light then perhaps?

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby KatyMarie » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:51 pm

I applied to 16. About 1/2 were T-14 reaches, 1/2 were T-20/T-30 type schools.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby paglababa » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:40 pm

I applied to 9 of the t14. And not the 9 you think.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby bostonbrewer » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:10 pm

21

Wasn't really sure how well my softs would play so I blanketed the bottom half of the t14 and most of the 15-25 schools, then added some safeties based on geographic preference and fee waivers.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby monsterman » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:22 pm

16. It is WAY too many. If I were to do it again, I would do 7-8 at the very most.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby BigZuck » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:24 pm

monsterman wrote:16. It is WAY too many. If I were to do it again, I would do 7-8 at the very most.


Naw dawg. LEVERAGE.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby berndie90 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:55 am

16 for me as well. For a $25 investment, why not?

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Nova » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:57 am

I applied to 10. Only paid app fees at 3. 2 cycles ago the LSAC fee was only like 12 dollars. Surprised its so high now.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby midnight_circus » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:29 am

9, selected from the t14. And $25 is ridiculous. Thank god for fee waivers. There is no way that anything in the way they have processed the transcripts, etc. has changed enough to justify more than doubling the price over 2 years. That was a lot of beer + books money.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby 03152016 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:36 am

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:07 am

BigZuck wrote:
monsterman wrote:16. It is WAY too many. If I were to do it again, I would do 7-8 at the very most.


Naw dawg. LEVERAGE.


Yeah exactly, I applied to 16, but I wish I'd sent out more (when it was still early in the cycle). I don't know why the hell I didn't apply to some T-14 schools, but did to others... I keep reading these forums, watching people get into great T-14 schools around my numbers, and I'm kicking myself for not applying to XXXXXX school.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Cali05 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:15 am

52

Paid for 2. I like options...and comparing total costs and opportunity no matter what school. It started with 18-20...then just increased as time went by and gave myself the 'what if scenarios'...I know there will be about 3-5 offers that will be taken seriously, but they could have been 2 or 3. Options make it more interesting. - at least for me :D
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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby ltrego » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:31 am

6.

I am applying to joint degree programs, though, so my prospects were limited to those schools that offer the program I want.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby Dingo Starr » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:01 am

9.
3 in the T14.
Others from T1 to all the way off the charts.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby daryldixon » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:04 am

I did 17 apps but mainly because I got fee waivers. 7 were in the T14 and the rest were my home state schools and some randoms.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby cron1834 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:12 am

13. Paid app fees at 3.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby heythatslife » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:48 am

6.

HYS + Chicago + Penn & UVA.

You may ask why no Columbia or NYU. With my numbers, I figured I have a decent shot at Ruby but Hamilton is out of reach, so I saw little point in applying to Columbia when COA at HYS with financial aid works out cheaper for me than Columbia (or NYU) with 1/2 off for tuition. Plus, Columbia refused to provide a fee waiver. On the other hand, I did receive fee waivers from Penn & UVA, so I threw those in for good measure.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby cron1834 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:35 am

heythatslife wrote:6.

HYS + Chicago + Penn & UVA.

You may ask why no Columbia or NYU. With my numbers, I figured I have a decent shot at Ruby but Hamilton is out of reach, so I saw little point in applying to Columbia when COA at HYS with financial aid works out cheaper for me than Columbia (or NYU) with 1/2 off for tuition. Plus, Columbia refused to provide a fee waiver. On the other hand, I did receive fee waivers from Penn & UVA, so I threw those in for good measure.


Must have missed all of the posts clamoring for this exciting inside scoop...

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:45 am

cron1834 wrote:
heythatslife wrote:6.

HYS + Chicago + Penn & UVA.

You may ask why no Columbia or NYU. With my numbers, I figured I have a decent shot at Ruby but Hamilton is out of reach, so I saw little point in applying to Columbia when COA at HYS with financial aid works out cheaper for me than Columbia (or NYU) with 1/2 off for tuition. Plus, Columbia refused to provide a fee waiver. On the other hand, I did receive fee waivers from Penn & UVA, so I threw those in for good measure.


Must have missed all of the posts clamoring for this exciting inside scoop...


:lol:

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby fringles » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:04 am

i applied to like 20, but in heinsight this was too much. thought for some reason my decisions would not correlate well w what lsn suggested. i was wrong. if lsn suggests a school is a safety, it is. no reason to apply to ten more easier to get into schools just in case.

that said, apply to all schools you could ever imagine getting accepted to. apps are down and also you just never know. for example, i knew id get into my school now (mid-T14), but i never thought i would be able to negotiate my scholarship with them using offers from higher-ranked schools.

a caveat to that, there is a point where it becomes wasteful. for example, schools like upenn and uva, regretfully, are pretty robotic in their admissions process. so dont apply to them without a 167+ or a 3.75+

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby heythatslife » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:10 am

lawschool22 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
heythatslife wrote:6.

HYS + Chicago + Penn & UVA.

You may ask why no Columbia or NYU. With my numbers, I figured I have a decent shot at Ruby but Hamilton is out of reach, so I saw little point in applying to Columbia when COA at HYS with financial aid works out cheaper for me than Columbia (or NYU) with 1/2 off for tuition. Plus, Columbia refused to provide a fee waiver. On the other hand, I did receive fee waivers from Penn & UVA, so I threw those in for good measure.


Must have missed all of the posts clamoring for this exciting inside scoop...


:lol:

Damn it, I should have made alts to make it look like people wanted to know.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:43 am

heythatslife wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
heythatslife wrote:6.

HYS + Chicago + Penn & UVA.

You may ask why no Columbia or NYU. With my numbers, I figured I have a decent shot at Ruby but Hamilton is out of reach, so I saw little point in applying to Columbia when COA at HYS with financial aid works out cheaper for me than Columbia (or NYU) with 1/2 off for tuition. Plus, Columbia refused to provide a fee waiver. On the other hand, I did receive fee waivers from Penn & UVA, so I threw those in for good measure.


Must have missed all of the posts clamoring for this exciting inside scoop...


:lol:

Damn it, I should have made alts to make it look like people wanted to know.


That would have been genius haha. Don't worry, it's all in good fun. I know you were just being helpful/informative to your decision making process, and I think you were. There will be people in your situation that may be thinking the same things.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby kobe1020 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:07 am

11. paid fee for Cornell Berkeley (2 hours before i got their fee waiver...) and UT.

probably should have applied to only 6...wasted a lot money..

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:08 am

kobe1020 wrote:11. paid fee for Cornell Berkeley (2 hours before i got their fee waiver...) and UT.

probably should have applied to only 6...wasted a lot money..


You never know though. One of those "extra" ones you applied to may just give you $10k+ more in scholarships that you can use to negotiate at your top choice. It might be a nice little return on the investment of your app fee if that happens.

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Re: How many schools do TLS members apply to?

Postby koval » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:24 am

16, pretty much blanketed the T14, threw in Vandy, UCLA and USC and did one absolute guaranteed regional in case I panicked about debt and opted for the free ride. I'd say 10 is the max unless you get fee waivers. No one should spend over 1k on apps.




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