How hard is it to defer admissions?

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How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby patspats » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:50 pm

I applied early decision to Michigan and just got in, however, I took a "gap year" job thinking that it would be just that, a job to fill the time. However, it turns out I like the job quite a bit but law school is still the ultimate goal. Do you think I could defer my admission until next year?

Michigan is my dream school and I would not think of attending any of school.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby gaud » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:51 pm

I can't imagine there's much to lose in asking.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby twenty » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:59 pm

If they won't, withdraw and reapply next year.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby patspats » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:22 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:If they won't, withdraw and reapply next year.


True. I thought I didn't have a chance at getting in, 163/3.9 so I am a bit scared to withdraw and reapply. I guess life would be too good if I could have it all.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby jlx » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:27 pm

did you get any scholarship money?

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby patspats » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:28 pm

jlx wrote:did you get any scholarship money?


there was no mention of money so it appears not.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby TheThriller » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:40 pm

with the numbers you have I would be hard pressed to withdraw and re-apply next cycle. Solid acceptance with borderline numbers.

Or you can withdraw, retake the LSAT while you work and then get into HYS

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby Coveted » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:42 pm

TheThriller wrote:with the numbers you have I would be hard pressed to withdraw and re-apply next cycle. Solid acceptance with borderline numbers.

Or you can withdraw, retake the LSAT while you work and then get into HYS


+1

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby Burne182 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:44 pm

I can't speak to Michigan specifically, but I applied to a host of schools last year and deferred a year due to military obligation. Almost every school was completely fine with it. Two of them required a seat deposit, which I wasn't able to do since I hadn't really chosen a school, but if that's the case with Michigan it sounds like you'd be ok with that.

Prepare a semi-formal email explaining your reasons for deferral and send it to whatever admissions officer you've been in contact with.

Good luck! And big congrats!!

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby jlx » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:01 pm

regardless, when you do end up there, have fun in ann arbor! i miss the campus very much.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby florida1949 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:10 pm

TheThriller wrote:with the numbers you have I would be hard pressed to withdraw and re-apply next cycle. Solid acceptance with borderline numbers.

Or you can withdraw, retake the LSAT while you work and then get into HYS


+2

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby guinness1547 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm

florida1949 wrote:
TheThriller wrote:with the numbers you have I would be hard pressed to withdraw and re-apply next cycle. Solid acceptance with borderline numbers.

Or you can withdraw, retake the LSAT while you work and then get into HYS


+2


Put me down for this as well.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby twenty » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:42 pm

Oh Christ. Okay, retake in June regardless. If you get a 167 or better, drop your deferral/acceptance and ED to UVA or UPenn next year. Best case scenario, retake for a 173 or better and have fun at H.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby TripTrip » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:35 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:Oh Christ. Okay, retake in June regardless. If you get a 167 or better, drop your deferral/acceptance and ED to UVA or UPenn next year. Best case scenario, retake for a 173 or better and have fun at H.

That.

163/3.9 makes you a reverse splitter. If you're willing to wait a year, retake the LSAT and score over 170.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby onionz » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:43 pm

TripTrip wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:Oh Christ. Okay, retake in June regardless. If you get a 167 or better, drop your deferral/acceptance and ED to UVA or UPenn next year. Best case scenario, retake for a 173 or better and have fun at H.

That.

163/3.9 makes you a reverse splitter. If you're willing to wait a year, retake the LSAT and score over 170.


I think Michigan ED means a summer start, so he probably has to decide prior to that.

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Re: How hard is it to defer admissions?

Postby patspats » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:03 am

onionz wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:Oh Christ. Okay, retake in June regardless. If you get a 167 or better, drop your deferral/acceptance and ED to UVA or UPenn next year. Best case scenario, retake for a 173 or better and have fun at H.

That.

163/3.9 makes you a reverse splitter. If you're willing to wait a year, retake the LSAT and score over 170.


I think Michigan ED means a summer start, so he probably has to decide prior to that.


This is correct. I will be starting in the summer. Best case scenario, I get a deferral as I am also reconsidering law school after deep research on employment stats and total law school cost.




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