WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

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WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby jmattwa » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:45 pm

First time poster, deeply lost in this process right now and looking for some guidance. (I've been out of school for a few years so I've been stumbling along through this process like a clown)

Starting to wonder whether I should wait a year because this time around (due to ignorance mostly) I didn't put any applications in until early Feb, which I now realize was a huge error on my part.

My stats are LSAT 171, GPA 3.3 (wrote an addendum about death of parent to justify disparity). Planning on trying for Big Law east-coast if possible as the long term plan.

Got waitlisted at Duke, UVA, Michigan and Georgetown (still haven't heard anything from Penn).

Best offer on the table is 48k scholarship per year at WashU, which means I'm looking at 5k for tuition and then other expenses. Fairly cheap all things considered.

But frankly, I felt like with my stats I can do a little better and I'm feeling like waiting until Feb really shot me in the foot for T14 schools.

Any input about whether waiting a year is worth it or whether transferring is a good idea would be super helpful.

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby hinton2014 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm

Well, what are your career goals?

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby jmattwa » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:47 pm

hinton2014 wrote:Well, what are your career goals?

Big Law with an eye on the east coast if possible

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby UVA2B » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:04 pm

Wait a year and apply early next cycle. Your options will be significantly improved.

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby Dr. Nefario » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:33 pm

Definitely wait a year. Apply early and you will have vastly better outcomes!

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby Blackfish » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm

Waiting until Feb. to apply was a mistake. Sit out this cycle and reapply this August/September as soon as the apps open up. You will have better results. Don't waste that 171. 171/3.3 can get you a T13 with some (small) scholarship.

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby poptart123 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:38 pm

Apply in Sept. next cycle and I bet you will get 2-3 t13 and at least one with decent money. You will love your life a lot more than now.

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Re: WashU or Wait a Year (Or T14 Waitlist)

Postby PeanutsNJam » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:55 pm

What will your debt at graduation be if you go to WUSTL?

It might be better than a (small) scholarship at a lower T13.



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