Is applying twice looked down upon?

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boosane
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Is applying twice looked down upon?

Postby boosane » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:30 am

I've noticed applications asking if we had ever applied and gotten rejected from the school. If I apply this year and get rejected, and apply next cycle, would it be looked down upon? I keep imagining an ad-com looking through my app and saying "oh it's this loser again". I'm waiting for my LSAT score and if I do get a score that is below a school's median, would it best to get an actual competitive LSAT score to apply with, or does it not matter if I apply and get rejected for the hell of it?

Thanks a lot everyone!

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Nova
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Re: Is applying twice looked down upon?

Postby Nova » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:35 am

boosane wrote:If I apply this year and get rejected, and apply next cycle, would it be looked down upon?


no

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Re: Is applying twice looked down upon?

Postby phillywc » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:33 am

boosane wrote:I've noticed applications asking if we had ever applied and gotten rejected from the school. If I apply this year and get rejected, and apply next cycle, would it be looked down upon? I keep imagining an ad-com looking through my app and saying "oh it's this loser again". I'm waiting for my LSAT score and if I do get a score that is below a school's median, would it best to get an actual competitive LSAT score to apply with, or does it not matter if I apply and get rejected for the hell of it?

Thanks a lot everyone!

No, they wouldn't care.

however, don't waste your money, even if you get in it would be with less money than you could get with higher lsat.

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Re: Is applying twice looked down upon?

Postby snapdragon25 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:38 pm

I'm a reapplicant, and no it's not looked down upon. I got into 4 schools already this cycle where I was WLed lat year, and one school where I was rejected.
I think you should wait until you get your score back, and then only apply if you're really happy with it. Applications are expensive and waiting and applying late in a cycle with very few applicants isn't going to hurt you if your LSAT score is good enough.

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Re: Is applying twice looked down upon?

Postby Graham42 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:44 pm

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The Dark Kite
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Re: Is applying twice looked down upon?

Postby The Dark Kite » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:39 pm

Graham42 wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:I'm a reapplicant, and no it's not looked down upon. I got into 4 schools already this cycle where I was WLed lat year, and one school where I was rejected.
I think you should wait until you get your score back, and then only apply if you're really happy with it. Applications are expensive and waiting and applying late in a cycle with very few applicants isn't going to hurt you if your LSAT score is good enough.

+1

I'm also a reapplicant. I've been accepted to two schools at which I was previously waitlisted. Contrarily, I believe reapplying is looked upon favorably. It shows persistence and determination.

Make sure you have a better score, reapply.

+1




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