Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

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Slimpee
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Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby Slimpee » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:26 pm

$792...I wasn't paying attention and it added up quickly!

Thanks, credit card!

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:28 pm

Don't do this to yourself.

Everytime I get waitlisted or rejected somewhere, I imagine nearly 100 dollars more in my bank account. And it makes me sad.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby BlankC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:33 pm

I broke $1000. :cry:

I'd better make it into something I'll be pleased about or I don't know how I'll justify it to the parentage.

If I get into even one T10, it'd all be worth it. The rest of the money was for safeties and targets, which I also probably spent too much on.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby lawduder » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:33 pm

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby BlankC » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:34 pm

lawduder wrote:--ImageRemoved--


I had about 8.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby Slimpee » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:36 pm

lawduder wrote:--ImageRemoved--


I had several as well...

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jbarl1
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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby jbarl1 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:38 pm

Probably about $500 on apps...more like $900 total with LSAT stuff.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby neimanmarxist » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:49 pm

BlankC wrote:I broke $1000. :cry:



yeah. something like that. throw in the test prep materials and the testmasters class and the flight to chicago to interview at northwestern.... (cringes) .

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby Flanker1067 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:56 pm

neimanmarxist wrote:
BlankC wrote:I broke $1000. :cry:



yeah. something like that. throw in the test prep materials and the testmasters class and the flight to chicago to interview at northwestern.... (cringes) .


Speaking of that, what have the chances been like in the past to make it in without interviewing. I applied too late, however I think I would really like Northwestern.

I spent $609

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby UFMatt » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:57 pm

17 applications. Even with several fee waivers (I think 8 or 9), I spent over $750. I think I was overly cautious and applied to too many safeties. :oops:

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby reebtoor » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:59 pm

I spent $264 and had 22 fee waivers.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby bworsowicz » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:02 pm

$124. 2 apps. Not leaving town has its benefits.

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sayan
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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby sayan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:14 pm

I spent $170 or so over 5 apps. I had a pretty good mix of safeties and targets.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby scionb4 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:19 pm

12 x 12 = 144 + 70 (I got 11 fee waivers, it was great) = $214.00 in total.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby Veyron » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:21 pm

About $500. Only applied to targets and reaches - being an arrogant douche-bag has its benefits.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:27 pm

Last cycle I applied to 30 schools, about half on fee waivers, and spent around $1500 on apps.

I ended up going to a school that gave me a fee waiver, too. :shock: :? :oops:

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UF Gators
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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby UF Gators » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:31 pm

I spent $252 applying to 25 school because of my LSAC fee waiver. Hallelujah!

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby Sogui » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:18 am

I should have realized that I didn't need to apply early to my safety (it IS a safety after all) and could have waited for news from higher ranked schools.

I'm still waiting on news from my safety but I've gotten into Duke, NYU, and Columbia so I really could care less about it at this point... $100 down the drain

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yours
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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby yours » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:39 am

i guarantee that none of this money will mean anything to you on graduation day.

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MURPH
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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby MURPH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:36 am

I spent just over a grand. I am satisfied, though, since i had no idea who would take a chance on a splitter like me. I'll be glad to have a lot of choices in a few months.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby parker09 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:52 am

I don't even know how much I spent, but probably around $1000... (10 schools at full fee + $12 LSAC fee for each, and 5 fee waivers but still the $12 each. Stupid LSAC fee).

Wish I'd found TLS BEFORE applying so I could have learned that you can ask schools for fee waivers. At least then the TLS-induced-neuroses I've acquired since then would have been offset by $500 or so in savings.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby jay115 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:53 am

Over $1000 wasted just to get into my early decision school and not hear back from any of my reaches. Not one of my smarter life decisions.

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MURPH
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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby MURPH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:02 am

parker09 wrote:I don't even know how much I spent, but probably around $1000... (10 schools at full fee + $12 LSAC fee for each, and 5 fee waivers but still the $12 each. Stupid LSAC fee).

Wish I'd found TLS BEFORE applying so I could have learned that you can ask schools for fee waivers. At least then the TLS-induced-neuroses I've acquired since then would have been offset by $500 or so in savings.

Really, you didn't find TLS before you applied. You are lucky. I was so mellow before I found TLS.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby parker09 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:13 am

MURPH wrote:Really, you didn't find TLS before you applied. You are lucky. I was so mellow before I found TLS.


Don't worry, I've been un-mellow since October 14 or so. I found TLS the DAY after I sent in my last app/ paid my last $90ish/ finally had some free time.

I would have gladly taken the insane-forum-refreshing obsession if I'd gotten to save some money. Too bad all I ended up with was the insane-forum-refreshing obsession. The worst part is that I'm abroad so NO ONE (well, except you, apparently) is posting during my waking hours... but I'm still refreshing insanely.

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Re: Holy Hell! I spent $xxx on apps!

Postby big_blue79 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:30 am

I think I topped $600 including LSAT/LSAC/App Fees/1 LSAT study book. Without fee waivers I would have topped $1200.




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