Is it worth the money?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )

Should I buy the plane tickets, or cancel the interview?

Buy Plane Tickets
4
44%
Cancel Interview and use $300 to retake
2
22%
Cancel Interview and Spend $300 on Booze
3
33%
 
Total votes: 9

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Icculus
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Is it worth the money?

Postby Icculus » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:59 pm

So, I have an interview scheduled at NU for Monday the 8th, but at this point don't think its worth the $300 for flight since I only have a 167. I don't think a 2.79, 8 years WE, and a 167 will cut it for even ED. So I ask you, TLS, should I buy the plane tickets or cancel the interview?

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Re: Is it worth the money?

Postby dakatz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:00 pm

Why the hell would you fly there? They do off-campus interviewing around the country. I had my NU interview with an alum an hour from my house. I live 1,000 miles from Chicago.

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thexfactor
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Re: Is it worth the money?

Postby thexfactor » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:01 pm

do it if they told you to go. You never know. Make sure they know how much trouble it was for you to visit. don't do it in an asshole way. Make it kinda a joke or something.

300 dollars is a small investment compared to how much NW will help you.

Apply to vandy. They love work experience too.

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Icculus
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Re: Is it worth the money?

Postby Icculus » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:02 pm

dakatz wrote:Why the hell would you fly there? They do off-campus interviewing around the country. I had my NU interview with an alum an hour from my house. I live 1,000 miles from Chicago.


ED interviews are on-campus only, at least that's what the application said. Trust me, I'd rather interview in Boston.

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existenz
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Re: Is it worth the money?

Postby existenz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:29 pm

If ED @ NU is your target, fly to the damn interview. If you score 175+ on the LSAT in Dec (a big IF, of course) and then decide you want NU it will be too late.

Of course if you aren't planning on retaking, then don't go. A 167/2.x will not get you into NU.

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Re: Is it worth the money?

Postby im_blue » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:04 pm

Definitely not worth the money unless you have a 170+, and a December retake is too late for ED.

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Re: Is it worth the money?

Postby ahduth » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:07 pm

If you come, bring a coat, it got really cold here over the past couple days.




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