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Re: 162, Rejected, 170+, Reapply

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:07 pm

Shouldn't hurt. There is data somewhere that showed schools' acceptances/denials for reapplicants. Just make sure you don't use the exact same personal statement. Many advocate rewriting the whole thing. I would check with each school regarding that, but it shouldn't make a big difference. Maybe withdraw your other apps if they are still out, and explain to the schools you are reapplying next year.

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Re: 162, Rejected, 170+, Reapply

Postby TigerDude » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:15 pm

You are thinking about this very rationally. good job. And good luck.

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Re: 162, Rejected, 170+, Reapply

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:19 pm

(I'm not quoting because some people like to delete these later on) If your family is really making a big deal about going through with the cycle, even though they know you won't enroll, just let it happen I guess. It just seems like it would make sense to withdraw your apps. I really don't think it would have any impact on your future cycle as long as your LSAT increases.

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Re: 162, Rejected, 170+, Reapply

Postby snagglepuss » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:20 pm

No, your rejections won't matter much if you're a better applicant next cycle. Just be sure to separate yourself from the 2013-2014 version of you [qua applicant] that got rejected. People w/ comparable numbers got into T14s, so you may have deficiencies in your applications beyond your LSAT.

Your plan
1. Improve your LSAT [significantly]
2. Improve yourself (i.e. get a job and do stuff that both looks good on your resume and gels w/ who you purport yourself to be in your PS)
3. Apply as early as possible

GL on the retake. Think about writing a new PS (please avoid using "this side of the Mississippi" in it) and maybe adding a new LOR.

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Re: 162, Rejected, 170+, Reapply

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:28 pm

You might land on a few T-14 waitlists with those numbers, and if you can improve your LSAT by a handful of points in June there's a decent chance you'll not only be accepted off of those waitlists but also get some nice scholarships. If you aren't ready for the retake in June, or if you go through with it but the school+money combo doesn't materialize, don't be afraid to try again next year. Lots of people have been rejected one year and then retook/reapplied and got accepted the next year. With applications continuing to rapidly decline, schools aren't going to fret over someone trying twice.




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