3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

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3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:59 am

Would an ED to NYU or Chicago be worthwhile for me? I'd be really happy to go to either, so an ED wouldn't be out of loyalty to a particular school but rather to increase my T6 chances. Would an ED give me any discernible bump?

My stats: 3.7, 170, great recs (who doesn't?), good work experience, Peace Corps (my PC service was fairly unique too, which I talk about in my PS)

Money could sway me (maybe) towards another T14, but could I expect anything serious with my middling numbers?

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:41 am

Non rambling version: Should I ED to NYU/Chicago, or will an ED give me basically the same chance I'd have anyway?

Edit -- now that I'm thinking about it, would an MVP ED be a better bet, given how competitive the game's getting?

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:24 am

Bump. Anyone want to take a stab? Any input would be helpful.

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:16 pm

One last desperate bump -- Would an ED affect my T6 or even MVP chances appreciably?

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:20 pm

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

Put your numbers in, and select ED at each school as an option.

It keeps your chances at "Consider" for NYU and Chicago, even with ED. It might help you slightly, but apparently not a lot. About 40% of people have numbers at or below yours at both.

For MVP, Your chances are much better. You get a strong consider at M and P. M claims to still give you money even if you ED, so that's the one I'd go with if I were doing it.

So long and short, check out LSP and decide how much you want to take a risk.

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:31 pm

I've seen it discussed a little bit around here, and it seems Peace Corps *might* give a bit of a bump, and that makes me a little hesitant to ED in the MVP range if I might stand a decent chance at NYU/Chicago with an ED and MVP regular decision.

Or maybe I'm insane and should bite the MVP ED bullet. Any thoughts?

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:35 pm

You can probably get in to MVP without ED, but ED won't necessarily help you with CN. If it were me, I'd ED C or N. Might not help you, but it might. This is assuming you wouldn't rather go to MVP where you're more likely to get maybe a little money, and that you've decided to pay sticker at C or N if you get in.

Small difference between those schools, though some say the value of T6 is definitely worth it ITE. Depends on if it's worth it to you.

Peace Corps is a decent soft, but don't count on it to help you too much.

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Yeah, I'm definitely waffling about the advantage of T6 for employment. And I was curious if Peace Corps might help at all at NYU, given their public interest bent. I'm leaning to EDing there anyway.

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby teaadntoast » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:42 pm

ED at C or N unless you're sure you want to attend MVP, as your numbers are already competitive for those schools.

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby FlamingCow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:58 pm

lzyovrachievr wrote:This is assuming you wouldn't rather go to MVP where you're more likely to get maybe a little money, and that you've decided to pay sticker at C or N if you get in.


Overlooked this a minute ago. Could I realistically expect any MVP money with my numbers? I was thinking I'd be sticker there, and maybe in some money in the lower T14.

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Re: 3.7/170 ED worthwhile?

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:24 pm

FlamingCow wrote:Overlooked this a minute ago. Could I realistically expect any MVP money with my numbers? I was thinking I'd be sticker there, and maybe in some money in the lower T14.


You might be able to, but probably not a lot. You could also possibly leverage some money from them with an acceptance from C or N.




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