Admitted to top choice, what next?

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CMDantes
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Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby CMDantes » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:40 am

I got into my top choice, meaning my cycle is over.

What's the polite/right thing to do now? Withdraw all apps to other schools? I want to free up my spot for others and I don't want to hurt a schools stats by admitting me only to be rejected.

Also, has there ever been a case where a school has taken back an admission offer due to a C or two on the final transcripts?

I also took the LSAT in October and haven't received my score yet. They admitted me based on my June score. If the October one turns out a bit lower will they care?

Thanks guys, good luck to all of you. It feels so good to be done.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:42 am

You wouldn't take any other school with money?

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby CMDantes » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:45 am

No, I wouldn't.

It was a bit of a stretch and a huge dream for me to get into UT Law, so I'm not interested in going anywhere else. I only applied to Texas, SMU, Houston, Baylor, and Notre Dame anyway so if any of them accept with me any kind of money I'll still go to Texas. Scholly info at Texas hasn't been released yet so I may even get money there.

So given that, do I just withdraw elsewhere?

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby maxm2764 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:50 am

I say withdraw if you're set on Texas and you're sure that you wouldn't go anywhere else with $$. Plus, if you withdraw it'll give me a better chance at getting in to my top choice. :D

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:51 am

But you could play other offers for scholly $$ at top choice, so I'd leave a few apps out there. Withdraw from safeties/schools that UT is going to think compare in terms of $$.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby JazzOne » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:52 am

CMDantes wrote:No, I wouldn't.

It was a bit of a stretch and a huge dream for me to get into UT Law, so I'm not interested in going anywhere else. I only applied to Texas, SMU, Houston, Baylor, and Notre Dame anyway so if any of them accept with me any kind of money I'll still go to Texas. Scholly info at Texas hasn't been released yet so I may even get money there.

So given that, do I just withdraw elsewhere?

No, don't withdraw. UT will allow you to submit your scholarship offers from other schools, and they will consider those offers and reevaluate your scholarship at UT. Hang in there. You're not taking any spots from anyone. This is how the game is played. Welcome to UT!

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby motiontodismiss » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:54 am

Deposit. Go get a beer. Chill out.

Congrats.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby Emma. » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:57 am

homestyle28 wrote:But you could play other offers for scholly $$ at top choice, so I'd leave a few apps out there.


This. Leverage.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby CMDantes » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:58 am

Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses.

JazzOne I'm glad to hear that, I just wanted to ensure I'm doing the right thing. Cycle has been extremely kind to me and I wanted to stay on the right side of karma.

Good luck to everyone. I hope your cycles go exactly the way you want them to go.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby nfggcaar » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:12 am

Just curious....how did you find out? Snail mail?

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby CMDantes » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:15 am

Phone call after work, I probably sounded like a complete idiot.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby reverendt » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:17 am

Emma. wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:But you could play other offers for scholly $$ at top choice, so I'd leave a few apps out there.


This. Leverage.


This is exactly what I did and it got me $5K/year.

Personally I'm happy to keep that $15,000 than give it to the school....

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:14 pm

Congrats! Mind me asking if you are a Texas resident and whether or not you live in Austin. I am trying to figure out if they are notifying all applicants by phone call or just those out of state/Austin.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:13 pm

if you dont mind...numbers? I'm in a similiar position since I retook in october and I wanted to see how high the scores needed to be for them to consider you without october.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:58 pm

CMDantes wrote:I got into my top choice, meaning my cycle is over.

What's the polite/right thing to do now? Withdraw all apps to other schools? I want to free up my spot for others and I don't want to hurt a schools stats by admitting me only to be rejected.

Also, has there ever been a case where a school has taken back an admission offer due to a C or two on the final transcripts?

I also took the LSAT in October and haven't received my score yet. They admitted me based on my June score. If the October one turns out a bit lower will they care?

Thanks guys, good luck to all of you. It feels so good to be done.


Any spots you're holding right now will be freed up later for waitlisters, so don't worry about screwing anyone over.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:13 pm

CMDantes wrote:Phone call after work, I probably sounded like a complete idiot.


UT woke me up at 9 am last year when I was hung over. I sounded moronic.

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Re: Admitted to top choice, what next?

Postby thexfactor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:30 pm

if i were you i would apply to schools higher than UT just to see what is out there and negotiate scholarship.




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