Noluck123 wrote:Question…. I want to apply to the SEO corporate law program. From what I’ve gathered from the mega-thread I won’t be accepted without a T-14 or even T-6 acceptance letter in hand. I’m wondering if I need an acceptance in order to apply. Do I wait/hope for an acceptance letter and then apply? Or is it better to apply early and then update my application as (hopefully) acceptance letters arrive?
No, best approach is to apply before waiting for an acceptance letter. However, I believe dings could come not from where you're accepted but where you decide to attend. It could also come from a variety of other reasons (bad interviewing, not being a good fit, etc.).
With respect to the T-14 cut off, there have been some exceptions to the rule.
SEO alum. Make sure to check out the SEO thread, but to address the ?'s -
1) It's not based on acceptances, so much as where you're attending. If you get into a HYS but decide to go to a T50, well. Probably not getting in. But if you're in at T6's and decide to go to a school ranked outside the T6, but in T20, they understand that.
2) If you've finished your apps and have nothing better to do, then you can apply now but no rush. All the people I discussed this with (prob about 10, including myself) applied to SEO after a few acceptances. If you're applying by Halloween and have solid #'s, you'll have a few acceptances by mid-Dec. I'd say to apply early Dec, then update with the acceptances. You don't want your app just sitting there, with them powerless to do anything for a while. They offhandedly mentioned to us, while asking us to tell friends, about the program, that they don't need to apply til late this yr so I think they agree w/ Dec.
3) And they don't care about time off. I'd say half of us had taken at least a yr off.