Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

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Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby lawwhat » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:24 pm

to UNC. Would that be a wasted app, time and $70? My LSAT is above last year's median and my GPA is at 25th percentile. Is this a bad idea?

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby kurla88 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:32 pm

lawwhat wrote:to UNC. Would that be a wasted app, time and $70? My LSAT is above last year's median and my GPA is at 25th percentile. Is this a bad idea?


Worst they can do is say no. In the grand scheme of things it's only $70.

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby Z3RO » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:33 pm

You'd have about 0 chance. Apply next year.

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby lawwhat » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:37 pm

Z3RO wrote:You'd have about 0 chance. Apply next year.


May I ask why? Is it because the class is basically full and my GPA is at the 25th percentile?

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby Z3RO » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:52 pm

lawwhat wrote:
Z3RO wrote:You'd have about 0 chance. Apply next year.


May I ask why? Is it because the class is basically full and my GPA is at the 25th percentile?

Exactly. I think that they're just getting to the people who applied in February (and wait listing them) at the moment, and low GPAs seem to be a rough card this cycle.

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby r6_philly » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:57 pm

whatever GPA is having a rough time late this cycle. I think many of us underestimated how many more applications there are, and how schools are reacting to the increased applications.

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby lawwhat » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:04 pm

Z3RO wrote:
lawwhat wrote:
Z3RO wrote:You'd have about 0 chance. Apply next year.


May I ask why? Is it because the class is basically full and my GPA is at the 25th percentile?

Exactly. I think that they're just getting to the people who applied in February (and wait listing them) at the moment, and low GPAs seem to be a rough card this cycle.


Unfortunately I can't wait. I got into Wake and I love the idea of attending, but UNC is a bit cheaper. I would be OOS so it would only be $5 K per year difference in terms of tuition, but then again, Winston Salem appears to have a lower cost of living. If Sperling's Best Places calculator is accurate, the cost of living disparity appears to be substantial, so the true total cost of attending difference may be negligible. I've checked out the prices for 1 bedroom apartments in each area on Craigslist, and it appears that Winston Salem is certainly a cheaper place to live.

So.... I guess an app would be almost for fun. An acceptance would make my decision tougher, but I like both of these schools. I really don't know why I didn't apply to UNC sooner. I paid money to apply to Ohio State, and there is no way I'd attend now that I'm in at Wake. I guess I obviously didn't know I'd be in at Wake before, but I still feel like a dunce for wasting money on apps to other schools that I have no interest in at this point. I got scared off by the in state preference at UNC, but now I'm kind of thinking, "What the heck?"

Does UNC offer substantially better career prospects regionally and nationally, or are the schools pretty close? Or is Wake regarded more highly nationally? I really have no idea.

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Re: Though The Hard Deadline Has Past, Thinking About Applying

Postby OneKnight » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:25 pm

$70 is a drop in the bucket in the long run. The worst they can do is decline to offer you admission. I know that people have been admitted with post-deadline applications in the past, but I wouldn't get my hopes up this cycle FWIW.




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