Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

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CordeliusX
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Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

Postby CordeliusX » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:11 pm

I dont get people who have 4.0, 180 LSAT, applying to all the T14. I swear I see stuff which approximates that.

Is there some benefit I'm overlooking? Why not just apply to those you really want to go to, and have a shot at?

My own methodology was "4 reaches+1 safety+4 have-a-shot-ats"

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Unemployed
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Re: Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

Postby Unemployed » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:13 pm

$$$$ possibilities.

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im_blue
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Re: Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

Postby im_blue » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:30 am

You can get scholarship money and use it to leverage more money out of the schools you truly want to attend.

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Reinhardt
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Re: Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

Postby Reinhardt » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:46 am

You might also change your mind. Especially if your "don't want to go to" school gives you a full ride.

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Vincent Vega
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Re: Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:04 am

There's really no good reason not to. Almost all of the T14 will give merit waivers to a 180/4, so it's only $100-200 for apps for a person blanketing the T14 with those numbers.

hsprophet
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Re: Any benefit to applying to schools you dont want?

Postby hsprophet » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:07 am

Benefits: Scholarship negotiating, changing your mind, safeties.

No negatives in applying besides application time and cost.




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