Man, I should have applied to...

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traehekat
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Man, I should have applied to...

Postby traehekat » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:31 am

Anyone getting the feeling you should have applied to either (a) more schools, or (b) xyz school(s)? This goes for people from previous cycles as well who may have gotten into their reach and thought, "I wonder how far I could have gone..." Personally, I am kind of regretting not applying to SMU and a couple other schools in the 20-35 range like Georgia or Alabama.

Obviously it is not too late to apply, but at this point it is pretty late, especially if you are shooting high.

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Columbia Law
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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby Columbia Law » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:36 am

Gingerbread Law School.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby LawandOrder » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:39 am

Med School

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby KmissP » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:40 am

Gingerbread sounds delicious. I like gingersnaps, too... the health-foody ones that are a little bit crunchy, but squoosh right up when you dip them in coffee.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby DoctorNick189 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:42 am

UVA ED

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby keemos » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:43 am

Just applied to two more schools in the target range this morning. Fee waivers made me bite

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby njskatchmo » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:41 pm

r.
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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby holydonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:43 pm

Northwestern. Maybe UCLA.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby JOThompson » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:49 pm

Northwestern, which would've been my only minor chance of breaking into the T14.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby oberlin08 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:49 pm

Public Policy School

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby BlankC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:14 pm

c) less schools.... maybe.

I won't say 26 schools was wrong of me until I get an acceptance, since 20 of those were probably a reach for me.

My father may feel differently, though, since it was his credit card. :lol:

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby heyguys » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:15 pm

I actually wish I had applied to more schools at which I would have had the potential for substantial scholarship money. It would have been nice to at least have that option on the table, and I sort of wish I had done so.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby ATOIsp07 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:16 pm

GMU, Cardozo, Brooklyn, UGA, Minnesota

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:22 pm

In hindsight I could have applied to less schools because I got scholarship money and acceptances from my targets before my safeties. There were about 4 or 5 schools I applied to that I withdrew from right away.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby jks289 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:28 pm

I wish I hadn't done the stupid "Harvard, NYU, Michigan, Penn, Chicago- maybe ONE of them will bite" thing. I knew it wasn't going to happen and now I am sitting on a stack of rejections and am out $400 bucks. Oh well. I am MAYBE regretting not applying to USC. I'm UCLA undergrad and just hate USC so much (not for sports reasons, just blah everything about it strikes me as shitty). Now that I am on UCLA's unmerciful waitlist and am relocating my family... maybe I should have tried to keep that option open. Oh well, bygones.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby tomhobbes » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:52 pm

I should have applied to Yale, Harvard, and Stanford. For undergrad.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:58 pm

tomhobbes wrote:I should have applied to Yale, Harvard, and Stanford. For undergrad.


I REALLY regret not applying to better schools for undergrad. My shitty GPA is a result of being at a school I hated and wasn't challenged by. I know that may not make sense to some people ("If it was so easy, why didn't you get a 4.0?"), but I'm the type of person who needs to be challenged in order to really be motivated.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby mattymatt » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:01 pm

heyguys wrote:I actually wish I had applied to more schools at which I would have had the potential for substantial scholarship money. It would have been nice to at least have that option on the table, and I sort of wish I had done so.


Same here. One or two where I would have been a sure thing for money would have been a good idea.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby umichgrad » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:24 pm

fewer!

fewer!

not less!

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby narkizopoint » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:30 pm

ucla, emory, notre dame, and vandy

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sufjan
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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby sufjan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:53 pm

fewer

but also cooley to see how much they would pay me

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby jlnoa0915 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:57 pm

LawandOrder wrote:Med School

good answer haha

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:58 pm

Thinking about it again, I would have ED at Duke for the heck of it, I do kind of regret not applying for any real reaches just for the "what-if" factor.

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby TheBigMediocre » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:59 pm

I applied to four schools: UVA, Vanderbilt, Emory, UGA.

I wish I would have applied to Duke. I maybe wish I would have applied to UVA ED because then I would have maybe been waitlisted instead of outright rejected.

Oh, and Alabama/IU-B to hopefully get some scholarship leverage against a school I'd like to actually go to (see above).

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Re: Man, I should have applied to...

Postby sufjan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:04 pm

ntzsch wrote:
sufjan wrote:fewer

but also cooley to see how much they would pay me


cooley literally has a formula where you put in your lsat/gpa and it gives you a % amount that will be deducted from your tuition:


http://www.cooley.edu/overview/tuition.html


a 163 automatically is a 100% scholly.
a 153 is a 50%


wow. just wow.




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