Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

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Manhattanman
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Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

Postby Manhattanman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:39 pm

Hey all,

Just got deferred to Regular Decision pool at Georgetown after ED'ing there. Hopefully it works out for me in the long run. After submitting my ED app in late September, I read on TLS how it is pretty dumb for AA's with 165+ LSAT to ED. I started to get really nervous about getting accepted with zero scholarship money at Georgetown--who gets repeatedly bashed on TLS-- when I might have been able to get into a better school (possibly) or a lower school with scholarship money.

After all this I am now considering throwing a ED app at NYU or Columbia. They are higher ranked and I would be willing to go sticker there. Am I making the same mistake twice? Should I just apply Reg, and just see what happens. FWIW I have a bunch of softs (NYU graduate school grad 4.0 GGPA, working for non profit three years, extensive court experience with indigent population). Let me know, THANKS.

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Re: Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

Postby amazinga16 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:16 pm

If it were me I would say no. I don't think the ED will make that much of a difference and URM cycles (especially AA Males) are highly variable, I think it would best if you were able to compare offers. What if you get into both NYU and Columbia, and one gives you a better offer than the other, you may not be able to accept.

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Re: Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

Postby Manhattanman » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:32 pm

amazinga16 wrote:If it were me I would say no. I don't think the ED will make that much of a difference and URM cycles (especially AA Males) are highly variable, I think it would best if you were able to compare offers. What if you get into both NYU and Columbia, and one gives you a better offer than the other, you may not be able to accept.


Okay, between your reply and another message I got I've decided to not ED. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

Postby lawprospie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:54 am

I'm surprised you didn't get into Georgetown

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Re: Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

Postby BlaqBella » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:51 pm

Manhattanman wrote:
amazinga16 wrote:If it were me I would say no. I don't think the ED will make that much of a difference and URM cycles (especially AA Males) are highly variable, I think it would best if you were able to compare offers. What if you get into both NYU and Columbia, and one gives you a better offer than the other, you may not be able to accept.


Okay, between your reply and another message I got I've decided to not ED. Thanks for the help.


Good decision.

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Re: Need a quick yes or no on ED topic. AA MALE 3.0/165

Postby Manhattanman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:06 pm

lawprospie wrote:I'm surprised you didn't get into Georgetown

Yeah, I think they want to compare me to the rest of the URM's who apply, and they don't have a big enough sample size yet. It's cool though, now I can send out a lot of apps; and if things work out well I can do some negotiating.




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