Request for more essays?

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Request for more essays?

Postby cdelgado » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:23 am

Hey everyone.

A reach law school that I applied to recently sent me an e-mail stating that the admissions committee wants me to complete two additional essays for them. I have already submitted two with my application. It is a public school and I am an in-state resident. Has this happened to anyone else? Any idea what this means or what they are looking for?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Request for more essays?

Postby emkay625 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:24 am

No clue. Do you mind sharing which school?


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Re: Request for more essays?

Postby sold123 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:49 am

I'm under the impression that any time a _______ (insert any object of desire) shows further, particular and specific interest in you and you are interested in them that the best thing to do is show them some love. In your case, write those essays.


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Re: Request for more essays?

Postby benito » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:56 am

I'd bet its Michigan.......and I agree with Sold123, sounds like you have a chance at a reach school, go for it

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Re: Request for more essays?

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:43 pm

I agree with the above two posters. It's a sign that although you're not an auto-admit, they're interested in learning more.

benito wrote:I'd bet its Michigan

I haven't heard of Michigan doing something like this in the past. From OP's previous posts, I'm guessing it's Pitt.

Good luck on the essays! If you don't mind sharing, what did they ask you to write about?


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Re: Request for more essays?

Postby bobbyh1919 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:05 pm

I would imagine that if you tell the committee "no thanks", they'll probably send you a letter saying "no thanks" regarding your application. It's a bit odd that a school would want a 3rd and 4th essay, but if you're at all considering attending the school I think it's basically mandatory.

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