Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

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south_paw
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Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

Postby south_paw » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:05 pm

I live in Portland OR and I can't leave so Lewis and Clark is my only option. L&C has rolling admission with a cut off date of March 1. I was in a terrible car accident that totaled my car 1.5 weeks before the December LSAT and I suffered a moderate concussion. Needless to say taking the LSAT with a concussion didn't get me a great score, not one that I could use for my application. I signed up for the February LSAT which is this weekend but the more I think about it the more I think I should just wait to apply next year. When I met with a woman from the admission dept. at L&C she said that even applying after the December results posted would be too late. What to do? I don't get having a cut off date if people who apply close to it aren't really considered.

Also will my LORs stay in my LSAC account to use next year?

Thanks everyone!

AsylumPB
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Re: Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

Postby AsylumPB » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:22 pm

wait unti next cycle and apply early...also, yes your info will stay in lsac

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Re: Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

Postby summerstar » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:51 pm

omg you are a trooper! Instead of pushing yourself, though, why not heal a little more and de-stress? Take the LSAT in June, which would give you a great margin if you need to take again in September, and apply next cycle?
When I took last February the admissions were really not happy about having to wait for my score, and one school sent a very terse note that required me to acknowledge, in writing, that I was putting myself at a disadvantage! (ouch). So, who needs that? Rest up, and don't feel you've lost your momentum. Au contraire! Think of it as getting a jump start on 2011 admissions and call your self ahead of the game.

Best wishes for feeling better and stronger!

south_paw
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Re: Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

Postby south_paw » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:08 pm

Thank you so much summerstar. Yes life has been incredibly stressful since the accident, I also broke some ribs, definitely haven't recovered from that, I'm sure I'm not fully recovered from the concussion either. I'm back in school getting my paralegal certificate (which was always a second legal career option/back-up plan) and I'm going through a divorce and custody battle and OMG the paperwork I've been having to do ever since the accident has been close to a full time job.

Sorry I'm kind of losing it on here right now, it's all sort of catching up to me.

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Re: Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

Postby summerstar » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:21 pm

south_paw wrote:Thank you so much summerstar. Yes life has been incredibly stressful since the accident, I also broke some ribs, definitely haven't recovered from that, I'm sure I'm not fully recovered from the concussion either. I'm back in school getting my paralegal certificate (which was always a second legal career option/back-up plan) and I'm going through a divorce and custody battle and OMG the paperwork I've been having to do ever since the accident has been close to a full time job.

Sorry I'm kind of losing it on here right now, it's all sort of catching up to me.


give or take a few details=twins!

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SandyC877
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Re: Rolling Admissions, Should I Even Bother Now?

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:49 am

so why don't you send an app in now, and if it doesn't work out, send one in next year? why would you eliminate your future opportunity, an important one, based on some poster's opinion?




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