Applying this late in the cycle?

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thatdude222
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Applying this late in the cycle?

Postby thatdude222 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:03 pm

I was considering applying to some schools for Fall 2010. Among these, Howard, U of Colorado, Tennesse and Georgia State Part-time program. All of these schools have March 15 or later deadlines. Is it worth it to apply to these schools at the last-minute?

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Re: Applying this late in the cycle?

Postby kswiss » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:05 pm

Why not? If you can afford the $$, go for it. If it doesn't work out, you'll have all of your apps ready for October.

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thatdude222
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Re: Applying this late in the cycle?

Postby thatdude222 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:18 pm

I know by this time many schools have made the majority of their admissions decisions. My numbers aren't great, so I'm just wondering how much of a waste it will be...

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Re: Applying this late in the cycle?

Postby D. H2Oman » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:49 pm

thatdude222 wrote:I know by this time many schools have made the majority of their admissions decisions. My numbers aren't great, so I'm just wondering how much of a waste it will be...



You're boned.

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Re: Applying this late in the cycle?

Postby JCougar » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:56 pm

If your numbers aren't great, you won't get in anyways. I really don't think there's much evidence that people have worse luck applying at the last minute. The only way that hurts you is if you're truly right on the fence, and potentially with scholarships.

But if your numbers aren't great at this point, you should study and retake the LSAT. If you think you can improve, take the June LSAT and apply early for 2011. If you are sure you won't improve on the LSAT or if you have already taken it three times, I would apply now and see what happens.




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