Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

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xela kebert
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Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby xela kebert » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:56 pm

Has anyone used these people....

http://www.admissionsconsultants.com/

The person that I might be working with went to a tier-4 law school, but was assistant dean of admissions at u. Chicago. I tend to be a chronic worrier, would the peace of mind that I get from an admissions consultant help?

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby OGR3 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:59 pm

I'd be more worried about pissing my money away to an admissions consultant than getting whatever small amount of help they could provide.

Unless they have a time machine that allows you to go back through undergrad and get a better GPA or they offer serious LSAT prep, it's a waste of money.

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby Slimpee » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:01 pm

TLS is all the consulting you need, provided you wade through the crap...

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby xela kebert » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:24 pm

OGR3 wrote:I'd be more worried about pissing my money away to an admissions consultant than getting whatever small amount of help they could provide.

Unless they have a time machine that allows you to go back through undergrad and get a better GPA or they offer serious LSAT prep, it's a waste of money.


OGR3 wrote:I'd be more worried about pissing my money away to an admissions consultant than getting whatever small amount of help they could provide.

Unless they have a time machine that allows you to go back through undergrad and get a better GPA or they offer serious LSAT prep, it's a waste of money.


What are your opinions based on? Have you used an admissions consultant and been let down? I am primarily interested in hearing from individuals who have specifically worked with the company "Admissions Consultants".

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby dood » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:28 pm

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:28 pm

It is unlikely that an admissions consultant for law school admissions could help much beyond reviewing & refining an applicant's personal statement.

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby dood » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:30 pm

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby dood » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:34 pm

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby drdolittle » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:47 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:It is unlikely that an admissions consultant for law school admissions could help much beyond reviewing & refining an applicant's personal statement.


But even this will typically only have a marginal impact compared to LSAT/GPA, at least in my experience and according to many TLS posts. Exceptions exist, but as others have mentioned, I'd spend all my application money to burn on LSAT prep.

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby BriaTharen » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:53 am

xela kebert wrote:Has anyone used these people....

http://www.admissionsconsultants.com/

The person that I might be working with went to a tier-4 law school, but was assistant dean of admissions at u. Chicago. I tend to be a chronic worrier, would the peace of mind that I get from an admissions consultant help?


Anna Ivey?

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Re: Anyone used "Admissions Consultants"?

Postby MURPH » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:12 am

I read Ivey's and Montaug's (sp?) books and TLS. The best edge you can get (after LSAT and GPA of course) is to submit your application
1. with no spelling/grammar errors
2. submit it early. Very, very early in the cycle is best.
3. Don't write "Fuck" in the title of your personal statement, preferably don't write anything outrageous in the statement itself either. They will barely read it but if something catches their eye then it can only be bad. Swapping on TLS is beneficial, not so much because of the help you get but because giving others help makes your work better. (Life is really great sometimes.)
4. get your LORs straightened out before August. Seriously there are a thousand stories of students who had everthing in order and ready to go on Sept 1st, except one prof who made them wait and wait until Thanksgiving.
5. ask for fee waivers to every school to which you will apply.




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