Denying school after SIR?

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ikle
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Denying school after SIR?

Postby ikle » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:51 am

I realize a topic like this must have been covered in the past, but I'm failing through the forum search.

As of now, I'm starting to hear back from law schools, but knowing my lsat score, I most likely won't get into many of the higher ranked schools I applied to. Would I be able to go give my SIR to one of the schools that I did get into as a safety, retake the June lsat, and assuming I improved, back out of the school i SIRed to in the end of june/beginning july without any repercussions beside the financial commitment I made through the SIR? I realize I'll have to wait another year to start law school but I figure if the extra years wait will get me into a better law school it should be worth it

Thanks!

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goldenflash19
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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby goldenflash19 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:50 am

Yes. This is somewhat common.

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JDizzle2015
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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:34 pm

What is SIR? A deposit?

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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby ikle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:19 am

statement of intent to register

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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby ggibelli » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:21 am

ikle wrote:statement of intent to register


the fuck?

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JDizzle2015
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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:45 pm

Yea, I'm not familiar with that either.

But it does sound like the school is asking for more of a commitment to enroll this cycle rather than a simple seat deposit. I would call the school anonymously and ask to make sure you're not closing doors for the future.

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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby ikle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:48 pm

hmm maybe SIRs are a UC (university of california, don't need anymore confusion...) thing only? but yea it really is nothing more than a deposit fee.
with that cleared up, am I in the clear to go ahead with my plan?

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Re: Denying school after SIR?

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:48 am

You won't get your deposit back, but yeah, you can always back out. They can't compel you to go to law school. Plenty of people put down multiple deposits or get accepted to schools where they were waitlisted and go there instead.




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