PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby BioEBear2010 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:59 pm

Scholarships...

And seriously? It's January. (See booby's post)

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:00 pm

Everyone's gotta look out for number one. Hold onto those acceptances until you're sure you won't be attending and won't be using them for leverage. Otherwise, sure, withdraw. I've withdrawn from all tier-2's I applied to, and will likely be withdrawing from a few more schools in the next week or so, but I don't want to screw myself over just because someone might be waiting on "my spot."

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:01 pm

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby Thirteen » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:01 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Scholarships...

And seriously? It's January. (See booby's post)


Agreed. The earliest this should be posted (if it ever should be posted) is March.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:03 pm

For the record, I'll reiterate that there's 100% absolutely nothing wrong with people waiting until the deadline to notify schools of their choices. Everyone worked very hard for this and everyone has the right to see their cycles through. I'm specifically addressing folks sitting on admissions from schools they legitimately have no possibility of attending (or using for leverage)...or, conversely, waiting for decisions from schools they are no longer interested in due to the fact that they've already been admitted at a higher-priority school.

I've seen this several times on this board from different folks, and from my understanding, it could affect others' cycles in the end, especially when schools have to keep their yield numbers in mind. Withdrawing before you get a decision could conceivably have a different effect on the applicant pool than withdrawing after acceptance.

At the end of the day, it's your perogative to deal with your cycle as you wish, especially after all of the effort and app fees. But regardless of the fact that applicants have no obligation to other applicants, I do personally think that it's a good thing to do -- withdrawing ASAP from any schools you are certain you won't be attending.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby b.gump81 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:05 pm

sdegarmo wrote:Scholarship Leverage

and a little bossy for a first post, dontyathink?


I said please

Cavalier wrote:Not our fault you didn't score high enough on the LSAT.


This isn't just for me...it's for everyone on a waiting list

BioEBear2010 wrote:Scholarships...

And seriously? It's January. (See booby's post)


I think booby has some merit....but she even acknowledges those on waiting lists are benefitted by people withdrawing


also, I understand the leverage...and completely agree with it...just dont use it as an excuse

Thirteen wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Scholarships...

And seriously? It's January. (See booby's post)


Agreed. The earliest this should be posted (if it ever should be posted) is March.


people are currently getting placed on waiting lists...why not start now, if you know you will not attend a school?

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby DoctorNick189 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:06 pm

I've withdrawn from two safeties already, but I'll hold onto my waitlists for dear life.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:07 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:managamy

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby bloodonthetracks » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:08 pm

reasonable_man wrote:Thought I graduated from LS in 08 and an already a practicing lawyer, since the number of apps is through the roof this year, I decided back in September to apply to all 200+ schools on a lark. I will not be withdrawing until the deadline.

Tee Hee.


this is not english

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby joshhoward » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:09 pm

Cavalier wrote:Not our fault you didn't score high enough on the LSAT.

+1000
WhiskeyGuy wrote:
talibkweli wrote:edited: truth is, i subscribe to the notion of holding for scholly leverage. sorry.


Too bad you deleted your original post.

+1000
sdegarmo wrote:Scholarship Leverage

and a little bossy for a first post, dontyathink?

+1000

that said, if someone KNOWS that they definitely NOT attend a certain school, and scholarships or whatever else is not a factor, then it seems that belt-notching is the only reason not to withdraw. but once you got accepted, isn't your belt already notched?

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:13 pm

sdegarmo wrote:Scholarship Leverage

and a little bossy for a first post, dontyathink?


This is obviously a secondary, alt TLS account. (re: the OP) The interesting game would be: Who do you think it is? ;)

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby Unitas » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:18 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:managamy


+1
This entire thread is directed at him.... Or should be.

Hell, OP is probably managamy just trying to get more attention.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby sarlis » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:21 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:I've withdrawn from two safeties already, but I'll hold onto my waitlists for dear life.


+1. My waitlists so far have come from very good schools, and want to hang on to them in case there is a chance, albeit slim chance, that i get into one of them.

as for my acceptances, I have no idea where I want to go, and could see myself going to any one of them, this being the reason that I applied to them. My decision is going to come down to the last moment, when I am finally able to weight my total (hearing from all schools) options. Sorry if I am taking spots from someone, but I need to make a decision with all the cards on the table, so to speak, and not short myself from an acceptance or two for someone else.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:26 pm

sarlis wrote:
DoctorNick189 wrote:I've withdrawn from two safeties already, but I'll hold onto my waitlists for dear life.


+1. My waitlists so far have come from very good schools, and want to hang on to them in case there is a chance, albeit slim chance, that i get into one of them.

as for my acceptances, I have no idea where I want to go, and could see myself going to any one of them, this being the reason that I applied to them. My decision is going to come down to the last moment, when I am finally able to weight my total (hearing from all schools) options. Sorry if I am taking spots from someone, but I need to make a decision with all the cards on the table, so to speak, and not short myself from an acceptance or two for someone else.


No reason to apologize. Sounds like you did the right thing in the first place and applied to schools you would really consider going to!

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:28 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:Thought I graduated from LS in 08 and an already a practicing lawyer, since the number of apps is through the roof this year, I decided back in September to apply to all 200+ schools on a lark. I will not be withdrawing until the deadline.

Tee Hee.


this is not english


You're right. The two or three typos rendered this completely unable to be read.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby nematoad » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby beesknees » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:36 pm

Sorry, I still haven't made the time-honored decision of T10 vs T20 with money vs state school for free and I'm in no rush to make it without all of my options on the table. You can be sure that I am sending out all of my withdrawal forms the same time I send out my seat deposit. :mrgreen:

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:39 pm

Schools account for people holding spots that they eventually never take.

Its not like schools give out only as many acceptances as they have seats.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:42 pm

nematoad wrote:Image


+1

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Postby 02082010 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:42 pm

nematoad wrote:Image


Remember how the movie ended?

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm

Hey Op, for future reference, take a look at the difference between these two sentences and consider which version you think might work better next time. :)

HEY OP, FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, TAKE A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO SENTENCES AND CONSIDER WHICH VERSION YOU THINK MIGHT WORK BETTER NEXT TIME. :evil:

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby ozarkhack » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:46 pm

nematoad wrote:Image


And ... just in case some of you want if from another angle ...



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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby Core » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:47 pm

OP has a bad tone but his message is still quality.
Withdrew from 5 schools I know I won't be attending. Good luck everyone.

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:49 pm

Core wrote:OP has a bad tone but his message is still quality.
Withdrew from 5 schools I know I won't be attending. Good luck everyone.


No, I agree. Sometimes BOLD does the trick. ;)

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Re: PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOLS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ATTEND

Postby sarlis » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:52 pm

OP why did you just delete your post? did you not want to offend fonzi? lol




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