rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

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rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:22 pm

Anyone do this? Any luck getting in? I figure most people just apply ed and be done with it. I would much rather have one cycle, but have been thinking about this.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby Knock » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:17 pm

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:Anyone do this? Any luck getting in? I figure most people just apply ed and be done with it. I would much rather have one cycle, but have been thinking about this.


What school is this? You've been rejected already?

Also, what are your numbers?

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby sven » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:26 pm

i'm thinking about potentially doing the same thing re: columb. i've got a 3.9 and a 171.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Umm if you care about the school enough to sit out a cycle for it.. why not just ED now?

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby Knock » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:55 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Umm if you care about the school enough to sit out a cycle for it.. why not just ED now?


See thread title.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby SilverE2 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:01 pm

I'm doing something similar, except I was waitlisted RD not rejected.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:12 pm

Knockglock wrote:
xyzzzzzzzz wrote:Anyone do this? Any luck getting in? I figure most people just apply ed and be done with it. I would much rather have one cycle, but have been thinking about this.


What school is this? You've been rejected already?

Also, what are your numbers?


one of ccn, nope. It seems like I am going to end up being a splitter, just trying to come up a strategy that doesn't involve dropping lots of $$ to bump my gpa. Thinking about this now, applying ed might just be best, considering I probably have a slim shot at $$ and will end up paying sticker if I got in.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby sven » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:19 pm

SilverE2 wrote:I'm doing something similar, except I was waitlisted RD not rejected.


SilverE2, are you re-writing your PS or re-taking the LSAT?

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:43 pm

sven wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:I'm doing something similar, except I was waitlisted RD not rejected.


SilverE2, are you re-writing your PS or re-taking the LSAT?


What about lors? Is it best to get fresh ones?

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby dissonance1848 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:47 pm

It all depends on the school. You have to weigh your ED against a stronger applicant pool next year. Also, if you are willing to sacrifice a choice, you could pull out the UVA or Gtown ED gambit.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby ComatoseClown » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:53 am

You have to weigh your ED against a stronger applicant pool next year.


Out of curiosity, how can we predict the relative strength of next year's applicant pool? Supposing people are convinced at the recent reportings of the general trends of the legal profession, and therefore the applicant pool becomes smaller? Is this likely at all?

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby SilverE2 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:48 pm

sven wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:I'm doing something similar, except I was waitlisted RD not rejected.


SilverE2, are you re-writing your PS or re-taking the LSAT?


Rewrote it already, and maybe...depends on how my cycle looks like it's shaping up.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby SilverE2 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:51 pm

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
sven wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:I'm doing something similar, except I was waitlisted RD not rejected.


SilverE2, are you re-writing your PS or re-taking the LSAT?


What about lors? Is it best to get fresh ones?


Depends on the school. Cornell, for example, requires new LORs to reapply (though they're definitely in the minority in this regard). GULC, on the other hand, claims to not look at old files of reapplicants. Because the vast majority of your admissions decision is based on your GPA/LSAT, I would think the only reasons one would want new LORs are:

1. If a school requires new LORs to reapply.
2. If a school looks at a reapplicant's old file and one wants to avoid the semblance of laziness.

Otherwise, I don't know why someone would go through the hassle.

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Re: rejected RD, apply ED next cycle?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:32 pm

ComatoseClown wrote:
You have to weigh your ED against a stronger applicant pool next year.


Out of curiosity, how can we predict the relative strength of next year's applicant pool? Supposing people are convinced at the recent reportings of the general trends of the legal profession, and therefore the applicant pool becomes smaller? Is this likely at all?


Part of me is wondering where comatose clown is getting this info from. Is it really based on something factual (if anyone can know this) or is it just more of the oh noes!! more people are applying to ls cause the economy is bad hype.




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