Addicted to Applications?

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thelaststraw05
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Addicted to Applications?

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:49 pm

So this morning, I was checking my status checkers and nothing had changed (surprise). Now, when I'm stressed about the law school application process I find a school where I have a fee waiver and submit an application.

Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby swilson215 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:00 pm

I have applied to SO MANY schools just because there is a fee waiver.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby Gatorbull84 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:23 am

Im around 30 schools and if I dont start hearing back soon Ill probably get to 50

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:34 am

I find this thread extremely comforting. I hit 13 for that exact reason, then cut myself off. Though tomorrow I might skim through fee waivers and submit to Indiana Bloomington, U North Carolina, U Alabama...and who knows how many others. Having only paid one app fee so far, my guilt over expense isn't yet holding me back...

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:36 am

JenDarby wrote: Having only paid one app fee so far, my guilt over expense isn't yet holding me back...


Exactly. I first applied to the schools I was really interested. Then I went with a method and applied to peer schools with fee waivers. But I just keep thinking, if nothing else a couple additional applications can't hurt.

The part that I feel a little bad about is I have applied to some schools that I really couldn't go to even if accepted because I am relatively locked in geographically.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:39 pm

I end up pulling up rankings and thinking to myself, well, I could live in Georgia...and all the sudden I've submitted another app!
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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby 2014 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:34 pm

LSAC thanks you for your 12 dollar donations.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby champ33 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:43 pm

Only downside to this is maybe you'll decide not to attend this year for whatever reason, and then have to write new personal statements and updates etc. next year which you wouldn't otherwise have had to. Negligible hassle I know but I'm pretty lazy.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby clr2277 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:02 pm

I thought I was the only one who had this problem! I'm up to 30+ schools now, and still get a compelling urge to apply to every school that sends me a fee waiver. I'm trying really hard to cut myself off from new applications.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby lalalawya » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:20 pm

I have been able to cure myself of the "application addiction," but unfortunately I can't seem to stop checking my status checkers every ten minutes.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:25 pm

I now feel like I haven't applied to enough, only being at 13....

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:16 pm

Applying is a decent addiction. You only spent $12. It doesn't make you gain weight. You stimulate the economy. You contribute to the creation of jobs. Everyone wins.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby northwood » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:36 pm

I dont think its bad applying to a lot of schools. In fact, if you have more than one region in mind, it would be a good idea to see what your options are. Especially if you only have to spend $12 on the application. Why not see what offers you get from as many schools as possible in the region/regions you are seriously considering relocating to? Once you make the commitment to go, its pretty much a done deal. If you leave no stone unturned you will be able to make a more informed decision as to what is best economically suited for you ( this is why I do not think applying ED is a good idea, unless you are 1000% positive and set on a school).

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:36 pm

I got like 5 fee waivers. How the hell do you guys get like 30?

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby northwood » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:41 pm

i sent them a picture of my avatar. Admissions people love animals.

Honestly, I have no clue. I think they just randomly select them, or people ask for them.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:45 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:I got like 5 fee waivers. How the hell do you guys get like 30?


I think I have a waiver from every school in T1 that gives them. Multiple ones from some schools.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:54 pm

r6_philly wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:I got like 5 fee waivers. How the hell do you guys get like 30?


I think I have a waiver from every school in T1 that gives them. Multiple ones from some schools.


I hate you. Multiple fee waivers from the same school? Lol.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:14 pm

I was pretty surprised by what schools I got fee waivers from. I had a few schools where I know that I will be rejected, but I applied anyway. Maybe they'll make a mistake?

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:46 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:I got like 5 fee waivers. How the hell do you guys get like 30?


I think I have a waiver from every school in T1 that gives them. Multiple ones from some schools.


I hate you. Multiple fee waivers from the same school? Lol.


I got 1 from UT after I got in. Now if I can only turn them into currency or even barter with them ... lol

It's tempting to send an app anyway though. I am sooo grateful I got in to Berkeley, I seriously was about to use some of them. I already started the LSAC apps... I probably wouldn't get in anyway because I was going to send generic PS's.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby Emeth! » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:49 pm

[/quote]Multiple ones from some schools.[/quote]

haha yeah me to i think Regent has sent me about 5+

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby Na_Swatch » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:56 pm

Wow you guys are crazy, I had the completely opposite urge last year...

I planned to apply to 13 schools, finished half at a slow trickle (like 1 or 2 per day over a week) and then stopped. Planned to keep going and just never got back around to it, leaving 6 schools unfinished.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:06 am

Na_Swatch wrote:Wow you guys are crazy, I had the completely opposite urge last year...

I planned to apply to 13 schools, finished half at a slow trickle (like 1 or 2 per day over a week) and then stopped. Planned to keep going and just never got back around to it, leaving 6 schools unfinished.


Didn't you hear back from your school early though? I think most people are driven by the fact that they are waiting on their target schools. I will not work on anymore applications now that I have 1 under my belt.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby nsideirish » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:21 am

Try having a LSAC fee waiver where just about EVERY school is free to apply to (-$12 after the first 4 apps). I just want to keep on applying non-stop!

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby JenDarby » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:48 am

whymeohgodno wrote:I got like 5 fee waivers. How the hell do you guys get like 30?



Did you try just applying to schools and checking? I got a ton of fee waivers emailed, but it wasn't until actually testing random schools in the 20s and 30s that I realized I had waivers to just about every school from Cornell on down.

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Re: Addicted to Applications?

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:02 am

I say 60-70% of my waivers came through my Yahoo mail junk folder.




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