So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

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So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby Fiction » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:10 pm

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby dynomite » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:14 pm

It's a unique cycle, so no one really can say for sure.

Overall, it means you're less likely to get in if you're borderline and MUCH more likely to have to pay full price anywhere you do get in.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby Fiction » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:58 pm

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby GermX » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 pm

I wouldn't bother applying to borderline schools at this point.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby traehekat » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:01 pm

Fiction wrote:How much will it hurt me if I'm borderline?


There is no exact way of knowing, but basically every day you wait your chances drop. So, you have basically hurt your chances the most you possibly can by waiting until now. How much that is I have no idea, though. Could be a lot, could be not much.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby iShotFirst » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:15 pm

so is it just a given there are no scholarships available at top schools (say top 30) at this point? even with great numbers ?

and what if someone with a scholly withdraws, do schools generally re-award that money to someone else or save it for next year?

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:19 pm

Fiction wrote:A number of my apps are due on March 1...how much have I hurt my chances by waiting until the last minute to send them in?


Very very badly. For instance, several of the schools that I have been admitted to are waitlisting or outright rejecting all applicants with my numbers now. Some of them my numbers are even way high for. I think they are afraid of overenrolling.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby traehekat » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:22 pm

blhoward2 wrote:
Fiction wrote:A number of my apps are due on March 1...how much have I hurt my chances by waiting until the last minute to send them in?


Very very badly. For instance, several of the schools that I have been admitted to are waitlisting or outright rejecting all applicants with my numbers now. Some of them my numbers are even way high for. I think they are afraid of overenrolling.


Yeah I mean, if you actually want to try to make some sense of it... basically those with a certain set of numbers who applied EA or very early in the cycle could be admitted while those with very similar numbers applying now could be rejected.

I certainly underestimated the EA boost.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby narkizopoint » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:23 pm

I applied very last day of cycle last year to 13 schools (some I strongly considered safeties) and was rejected from every single one. This year was much easier since most of my app materials were done (LOR and PS) and I've spent about 6 months on these boards. Highly recommend waiting it out a year (and signing up for the next LSAT for another shot at boosting the score.)

edit: I was waitlisted/rejected at UNLV

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby GordonBombay » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:42 pm

Im in a similar boat as far as the whole "to wait or not to wait" issue. The vibe I got from everyone was if after everything Ive done this year it'll kill me not to take a shot than go for it and if Im not happy reapply. Might also re-take in June if I do and be the first apps in in Sept.

I had to leave during games in DEC LSAT and got a slow start on the process this year. Got a 161 in dec, waited and just got back a 166 (3-5 pts lower than my PT's kinda bummed, since my GPA is 3.18)

I sent in a bunch this weekend (Temple, Villanova, American, Fordham, W &M, W & L) Going to apply to Maryland, GW, St Johns and Cardozo this week.
Applied to BK and Richmond at their deadlines. Just got admitted to Richmond and they asked if my FAFSA was in, so I'm hoping that's a sign for some $. I spoke to GW and they said they had given out all of the merit aid they had until they hear back from people for what that's worth. Ill let you know how my cycle goes. I'm chalking up a couple hundred bucks to the "worst comes to worst, you wait and reapply" theory.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby Fiction » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:23 am

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby mqt » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:47 am

*Looks at thread*

*Sees doom and gloom responses*

*Gets massively confused, and a little bit worried, as his apps are not in yet*

*Finally sees dates*

Instant relief.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby risa » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:04 am

Mqt wrote:*Looks at thread*

*Sees doom and gloom responses*

*Gets massively confused, and a little bit worried, as his apps are not in yet*

*Finally sees dates*

Instant relief.


This.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby onionskin » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:08 am

If anything is the reverse now more true?

ETA: Congratulations Fiction for not killing yourself.

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Re: So how badly have I hurt my chances by waiting?

Postby PeytonManning3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:37 am

This had me ridiculously worried... Then I looked at the dates. *TO CLARIFY* Applying at this point in the cycle hasn't hurt my chances too much, has it?




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