How much will my admissions prospects improve?

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rw2264
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How much will my admissions prospects improve?

Postby rw2264 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:16 am

so i applied this cycle, got into GW, fordham, cardozo (full tuition scholarship), hastings, preferred waitlist at GULC. applied in early january. 3.4/170/ivy (not HYP). graduated in may of 2009 and just (JUST) got a job at a law firm doing legal assistant things.

i'm gonna wait and reapply next cycle or the cycle after that. if i apply really early (like, september), how much can i hope for my admissions prospects to improve for the t14 with my work experience and time out of undergrad distancing me from my gpa? should i just blanket the t14 with applications and hope for the best?

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Re: How much will my admissions prospects improve?

Postby dsa1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:20 am

Earlier the better, but don't you just want to go to school since you've been admitted already?

I'm not sure how much work experience comes into admissions. It is a fckin numbers game after all.

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Re: How much will my admissions prospects improve?

Postby hiromoto45 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:22 am

You could possibly pull a full ride to NU if you wait a year.

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Re: How much will my admissions prospects improve?

Postby im_blue » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:23 am

Work experience would help significantly only for Northwestern, and 1 or 2 years off won't distance you from your GPA (you'd need like 5-10 years for that). And applying in early January isn't late enough to sink you, so I would say your chances won't improve significantly if you wait.

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Re: How much will my admissions prospects improve?

Postby rw2264 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:24 am

i'd rather take some time off, personally.

it is a numbers game but i think applying earlier in the cycle definitely helps, as does work experience. so those two factors together might be the difference between a WL and a rejection from, say, GULC. i think that is worth waiting a couple years for, especially since the number of applicants might decrease as/if the economy improves.

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Re: How much will my admissions prospects improve?

Postby rw2264 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:25 am

hiromoto45 wrote:You could possibly pull a full ride to NU if you wait a year.


...are you joking?




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