Defer vs. Reapply

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GoingForGold
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Defer vs. Reapply

Postby GoingForGold » Sat May 18, 2013 11:24 am

I am admitted to NU with a modest scholarship. I am contemplating deferring due to an opportunity that came up. Any thoughts as to deferring vs. reapplying early binding decision with the hope of getting a full ride? With admissions see that I was already admitted with a scholarship and be unlike to accept me early binding?

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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby 20141023 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:41 am

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GoingForGold
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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby GoingForGold » Sat May 18, 2013 12:36 pm

The opportunity isn't really WE. My LSAT appears to be well above most candidates who got accepted early binding.

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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby 20141023 » Sat May 18, 2013 12:41 pm

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GoingForGold
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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby GoingForGold » Sat May 18, 2013 12:42 pm

Since I have already paid my seat deposit it would seem to be a freeroll to defer. I could still reapply early binding and also take my shot at Harvard with a higher LSAT score. Essentially, I would end up with my current situation being my bottom, and either improving to a full ride, or getting the elite school. Of course, it's lulz if I get the early binding and get an acceptance that was previously a rejection.

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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby GoingForGold » Sat May 18, 2013 12:43 pm

GPA: 3.5-3.7

LSAT: 175-177

M458
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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby M458 » Sun May 19, 2013 5:22 pm

GoingForGold wrote:Since I have already paid my seat deposit it would seem to be a freeroll to defer. I could still reapply early binding and also take my shot at Harvard with a higher LSAT score. Essentially, I would end up with my current situation being my bottom, and either improving to a full ride, or getting the elite school. Of course, it's lulz if I get the early binding and get an acceptance that was previously a rejection.


Not necessarily; if you do defer, they might have you sign something where you promise not to apply to any other school next cycle in exchange for holding your place in next year's class. Read carefully before you sign anything and make any decisions.

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Re: Defer vs. Reapply

Postby senorhosh » Sun May 19, 2013 5:25 pm

M458 wrote:
GoingForGold wrote:Since I have already paid my seat deposit it would seem to be a freeroll to defer. I could still reapply early binding and also take my shot at Harvard with a higher LSAT score. Essentially, I would end up with my current situation being my bottom, and either improving to a full ride, or getting the elite school. Of course, it's lulz if I get the early binding and get an acceptance that was previously a rejection.


Not necessarily; if you do defer, they might have you sign something where you promise not to apply to any other school next cycle in exchange for holding your place in next year's class. Read carefully before you sign anything and make any decisions.

This is mostly the case. Deferrals are binding at most schools AND I think they require you to pay another deposit. Not sure about NU but look it up to make sure.




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