Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

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rosario02
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Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby rosario02 » Sun May 02, 2010 9:44 pm

All of the schools I am applying to had an application deadline of May1st although if it happens to fall on a weekend, it gets pushed to the next business day. Now, I really have little hopes of getting in to my top schools 1) because my LSAT falls a few points below the median, 2) because the same can be said for my GPA, and 3) I have a great story to tell on a personal statement and diversity paper, but I haven’t given them the proper attention and time necessary (I am an URM). Now I can apply now and give it a BS attempt, and just have my name out there, wait for next cycle and re-apply with a much better application. Or I can just wait and give them one good attempt with a stronger application, and also an expunged record for petty theft (doesn’t have to be released to some schools).

It seems like choice number 2 is the best, but perhaps schools want to see how much I wanted to get in and waited a year and vastly improved my application?? Also, if I apply now, I have to release the fact that I was arrested (but I can spin it somehow and say it could have been expunged but I wanted to disclose it?) I feel like doing the first mostly because I don’t want to regret not having at least tried to apply and because everybody expected me to apply, it would be a disappointment.

Thanks

motiontodismiss
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Re: Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby motiontodismiss » Sun May 02, 2010 9:46 pm

Retake the LSAT and reapply.

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Kilpatrick
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Re: Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby Kilpatrick » Sun May 02, 2010 9:47 pm

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rosario02
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Re: Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby rosario02 » Sun May 02, 2010 9:55 pm

motiontodismiss wrote:Retake the LSAT and reapply.


So don't apply now?

motiontodismiss
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Re: Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby motiontodismiss » Sun May 02, 2010 9:57 pm

rosario02 wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Retake the LSAT and reapply.


So don't apply now?


Don't. Just don't.

sluguy14
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Re: Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby sluguy14 » Sun May 02, 2010 9:57 pm

rosario02 wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:Retake the LSAT and reapply.


So don't apply now?


Correct. Seems like a waste of time and money. Get your stuff together and apply early for this next cycle.

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Re: Should I apply at this point or just wait until November?

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Sun May 02, 2010 10:00 pm

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