Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

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Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby lawman2010 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:06 pm

Just withdrew from Loyola Chicago, the University of Maryland and Miami. I call everyone out there to withdraw from schools they know they are not attending so we can open spots up for those still waiting to get in.

It's Saturday. Let's make today Withdraw Day!

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nick637
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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby nick637 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:07 pm

Just did DePaul

lawman2010
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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby lawman2010 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:13 pm

nick637 wrote:Just did DePaul

Sweet! Now hopefully someone will open up a spot you may be waiting for.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby redraiderette » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:30 pm

Just withdrew from Hofstra, will make it a goal to withdraw from 2 more schools by the end of this week. (Just need to take a peek at my scholarship offers from these schools one more time.)

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby ec2xs » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:33 pm

Just withdrew from two: Arizona State and Baylor.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby zoey15 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:40 pm

UVA, withdrawn

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby Bulls » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:41 pm

Withdrew from UM

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby kswiss » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:27 pm

I'll be withdrawing from several this week.

Question: I cast a wide net as a splitter. Now that I have some acceptances that I'm happy with, is there any benefit from waiting on decisions from schools I have no intention of attending? I'm planning on keeping the ones closer in rank to where I'm accepted to have some scholarship negotiating power, but there's no reason to keep my apps at T3 and T4 schools now is there?

I'm figuring no, but would like to hear from others.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby existenz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:28 pm

UC Hastings

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:30 pm

Can someone post a copy of a withdraw email sample? I will share my withdraw karma with you ;)

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby valley splitter » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:31 pm

nick637 wrote:Just did DePaul


How do you withdraw on a Saturday? I meant to withdraw from DePaul this week but didn't get around to it. Let me know. Would love to open up a spot and money for someone else.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby lawman2010 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:33 pm

valley splitter wrote:
nick637 wrote:Just did DePaul


How do you withdraw on a Saturday? I meant to withdraw from DePaul this week but didn't get around to it. Let me know. Would love to open up a spot and money for someone else.

Some admitted student websites have a link for withdrawls. For others you can just email admissions@(school).edu...

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby existenz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:35 pm

kswiss wrote:I'll be withdrawing from several this week.

Question: I cast a wide net as a splitter. Now that I have some acceptances that I'm happy with, is there any benefit from waiting on decisions from schools I have no intention of attending? I'm planning on keeping the ones closer in rank to where I'm accepted to have some scholarship negotiating power, but there's no reason to keep my apps at T3 and T4 schools now is there?

I'm figuring no, but would like to hear from others.

There is no reason to wait on decisions from T3 and T4 schools, other than simple curiosity about what their decision will be. But those schools cannot improve your scholly leverage, so it's probably a better idea to just withdraw. Imagine the ego blow if one of them WL's or rejects you, you don't need that.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby lawman2010 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:36 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:Can someone post a copy of a withdraw email sample? I will share my withdraw karma with you ;)

I just PM'd you.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby cartercl » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:49 pm

This is awesome!! Thanks for doing this!

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby amputatedbrain » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:49 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:Can someone post a copy of a withdraw email sample? I will share my withdraw karma with you ;)


It doesn't have to be Shakespeare . . . anything brief, respectful, and including your name/LSAC # will suffice. Just say something to the effect "my circumstances have changed . . ."

Also: does anyone else think the snarky reverse-withdrawal letter is the single most overplayed joke on TLS?

Edit: Withdrew from BU, W & M, and a ton of T14 waitlists

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby existenz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:57 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:Can someone post a copy of a withdraw email sample? I will share my withdraw karma with you ;)

Dear School X,

Although I was very happy to receive an offer of admission from your law school, I have since decided to pursue my legal education elsewhere. Please withdraw my application so that you may open up a seat to other potential candidates.

Thank you,

Joe Blow
LSAC #L55555555

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby kswiss » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:03 pm

existenz wrote:
kswiss wrote:I'll be withdrawing from several this week.

Question: I cast a wide net as a splitter. Now that I have some acceptances that I'm happy with, is there any benefit from waiting on decisions from schools I have no intention of attending? I'm planning on keeping the ones closer in rank to where I'm accepted to have some scholarship negotiating power, but there's no reason to keep my apps at T3 and T4 schools now is there?

I'm figuring no, but would like to hear from others.

There is no reason to wait on decisions from T3 and T4 schools, other than simple curiosity about what their decision will be. But those schools cannot improve your scholly leverage, so it's probably a better idea to just withdraw. Imagine the ego blow if one of them WL's or rejects you, you don't need that.


You're right. My fragile ego indeed does not need that. Thanks for the info. That's what I expected.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby danidancer » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:20 pm

Just withdrew from BU, GWU, and W&M (freeing up money at BU and W&M). I've pretty much decided on Fordham, Notre Dame, or one of my WLs, just waiting for the final financial aid figures from WUSTL and BC to come through before withdrawing there as well.

GOOD LUCK!

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby sarlis » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:25 pm

does everyone just email the schools? and what do you guys say... like thank you for admission, but i am sorry I won't be attending XX...?

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby danidancer » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:26 pm

sarlis wrote:does everyone just email the schools? and what do you guys say... like thank you for admission, but i am sorry I won't be attending XX...?


I emailed BU, almost verbatim what you said above. Filled out and mailed the forms that came with my acceptance for W&M and GWU.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby weis14 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:27 pm

Washington and Lee and Wake Forest

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby iShotFirst » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:31 pm

I just email, write my name, LSAC#, and "please withdraw me from the Fall 2010 class".

Withdrew at FSU($), UF, Georgia State, Ohio State($), and Illinois so far.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby ec2xs » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:33 pm

sarlis wrote:does everyone just email the schools? and what do you guys say... like thank you for admission, but i am sorry I won't be attending XX...?

Many schools mail you letters to return to them. I know Arizona State and Santa Clara do this.

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Re: Just Withdrew From Three Schools - I declare Withdraw Day

Postby lawman2010 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:52 pm

sarlis wrote:does everyone just email the schools? and what do you guys say... like thank you for admission, but i am sorry I won't be attending XX...?

Pretty much say anything indicating you are withdrawing. I'd keep it short and respectful.




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