The Relief of Making a Final Decision

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The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby itascot1992 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:08 pm

The decision making process is pretty stressful. Very relieved to have made a decision. Do/did others feel the relief once they make a decision?

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby cwin25 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:12 pm

YES. Not ashamed to admit (okay maybe a little ashamed) that I may or may not have cried when I made the deposit.

It just feels so nice to not have the uncertainty looming over my head anymore and have some concrete plans.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby Username123 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:42 pm

Yes, I felt, and have continued to feel, very relieved once I made that first deposit and sent in my signed scholarship. It's a pretty sweet feeling considering the stress and work necessary to get to this point. But it's just the tip of the iceberg! Still a lot of work ahead.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby KMart » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:52 pm

Even when I do make a deposit, all the WLs looming still make me uncertain if where I deposited will be the absolute final destination for me. I'm not sure if any of you are in the same boat.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby itascot1992 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:29 pm

KMart wrote:Even when I do make a deposit, all the WLs looming still make me uncertain if where I deposited will be the absolute final destination for me. I'm not sure if any of you are in the same boat.


Not in the same boat bc for me, a waitlist would be a rejection to me. I only was considering schools that I got $$$ and you aren't going to get $$$ off a waitlist

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby Eladriel » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:47 pm

I hope it gives me some relief when I finally make that decision.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby itascot1992 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Eladriel wrote:I hope it gives me some relief when I finally make that decision.


It will!

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby zombie mcavoy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:37 pm

itascot1992 wrote:The decision making process is pretty stressful. Very relieved to have made a decision. Do/did others feel the relief once they make a decision?

what did you end up deciding?

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby JohannDeMann » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:39 pm

You guys should feel very relieved. This will probably be the most stressful event of your lives for at least 10 years or so! Congrats!

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby zombie mcavoy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:41 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:You guys should feel very relieved. This will probably be the most stressful event of your lives for at least 10 years or so! Congrats!

lol

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby itascot1992 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:55 pm

zombie mcavoy wrote:
itascot1992 wrote:The decision making process is pretty stressful. Very relieved to have made a decision. Do/did others feel the relief once they make a decision?

what did you end up deciding?


Taking the full- no stip- Scholly at Villanova. Found good housing and have good summer employment lined up. Will hopefully be able to save enough to take out anywhere from 2.5k or less my first year for CoL in loans.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby zombie mcavoy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:28 pm

itascot1992 wrote:
zombie mcavoy wrote:
itascot1992 wrote:The decision making process is pretty stressful. Very relieved to have made a decision. Do/did others feel the relief once they make a decision?

what did you end up deciding?


Taking the full- no stip- Scholly at Villanova. Found good housing and have good summer employment lined up. Will hopefully be able to save enough to take out anywhere from 2.5k or less my first year for CoL in loans.

well, good luck to you dude. that's better than uprooting for something random across the country.

start hustling sooner than later though

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby Winston1984 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:56 pm

itascot1992 wrote:
KMart wrote:Even when I do make a deposit, all the WLs looming still make me uncertain if where I deposited will be the absolute final destination for me. I'm not sure if any of you are in the same boat.


Not in the same boat bc for me, a waitlist would be a rejection to me. I only was considering schools that I got $$$ and you aren't going to get $$$ off a waitlist

That's not true. People get money from waitlists.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby itascot1992 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:02 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
itascot1992 wrote:
KMart wrote:Even when I do make a deposit, all the WLs looming still make me uncertain if where I deposited will be the absolute final destination for me. I'm not sure if any of you are in the same boat.


Not in the same boat bc for me, a waitlist would be a rejection to me. I only was considering schools that I got $$$ and you aren't going to get $$$ off a waitlist

That's not true. People get money from waitlists.


Would not have been enough for me, when i say $$$ (3 dollar signs) I'm talking 75% tuition at least

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby Winston1984 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:25 pm

itascot1992 wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
itascot1992 wrote:
KMart wrote:Even when I do make a deposit, all the WLs looming still make me uncertain if where I deposited will be the absolute final destination for me. I'm not sure if any of you are in the same boat.


Not in the same boat bc for me, a waitlist would be a rejection to me. I only was considering schools that I got $$$ and you aren't going to get $$$ off a waitlist

That's not true. People get money from waitlists.


Would not have been enough for me, when i say $$$ (3 dollar signs) I'm talking 75% tuition at least

Probably less likely, but still possible to get big scholarships. Spivey had a client that was waitlisted at UChi, then got a ruby.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby itascot1992 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:40 pm

Would not have been enough for me, when i say $$$ (3 dollar signs) I'm talking 75% tuition at least[/quote]
Probably less likely, but still possible to get big scholarships. Spivey had a client that was waitlisted at UChi, then got a ruby.[/quote]

"A" client, crazy things can happen but not expected

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby JohannDeMann » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:37 am

With all due respect that's the same anecdotal shit of a third tier toilet grad getting cravath. It's meaningless and should be ignored.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby KMart » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:00 am

Statistically, I wouldn't expect money off the waitlist. I guess it could happen. Retakes may be the best way to make that a reality.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby BiglawAssociate » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:09 am

LOL

Stress wise it's all downhill from here

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby Winston1984 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:34 am

JohannDeMann wrote:With all due respect that's the same anecdotal shit of a third tier toilet grad getting cravath. It's meaningless and should be ignored.

It's definitely not that uncommon (for a full ride, yes much more so). But you can also look at LSN and see people getting decent money off the waitlists at Duke for example. Also, there's not really a con to staying on the waitlist anyway.

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby BigZuck » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:37 am

Winston1984 wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:With all due respect that's the same anecdotal shit of a third tier toilet grad getting cravath. It's meaningless and should be ignored.

It's definitely not that uncommon (for a full ride, yes much more so). But you can also look at LSN and see people getting decent money off the waitlists at Duke for example. Also, there's not really a con to staying on the waitlist anyway.

Maybe it isn't $$$ but I got 60K off the wait list at UVA which is decent-ish. I think some people who had been wait listed eventually got fullys at WUSTL my cycle. I agree, money off the wait list isn't that uncommon

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby downbeat14 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:53 am

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby baal hadad » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:08 am

LOL deciding where to go to law school is the easy part

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby downbeat14 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:09 am

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Re: The Relief of Making a Final Decision

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:24 pm

cwin25 wrote:It just feels so nice to not have the uncertainty looming over my head anymore and have some concrete plans.



You're going to love the practice of law.




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