Hiring an Admissions Consultant

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thoughts on hiring an admissions consultant

yes, definitely
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yes, if affordable
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on the fence
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no way, even if affordable
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50%
 
Total votes: 16

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maroon175
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Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby maroon175 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:19 pm

Just curious ..could anyone share their general thoughts on hiring an admissions consultant to advise on law school apps?

Thanks in advance.

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bluchai
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby bluchai » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:24 pm

...I would not.

I had one briefly in high school and that was just not a good experience. Too focused on creating a kaleidoscope-like application to make me "unique." That person was a law school admissions consultant as well, and had the same strategy. It didn't appeal to me.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:25 pm

They don't do anything that you can't get for free from TLS.

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ballcaps
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby ballcaps » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:29 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:They don't do anything that you can't get for free from TLS.

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pylon
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby pylon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:19 am

I think if your numbers are borderline for a target school or you have a unique situation and it's affordable, it can make sense to get admissions help. But in the majority of cases there is plenty of information on TLS.

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KMart
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby KMart » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:21 am

Most Admissions Consultants can't truly be of value to a majority of applicants. A lot of great advice can be given on TLS or here. I wouldn't.

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fats provolone
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby fats provolone » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:27 am

that dean meeker guy has some great advice

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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:29 am

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KMart
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby KMart » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:32 am

fats provolone wrote:that dean meeker guy has some great advice

Forgot about him.

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TheProdigal
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby TheProdigal » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:17 am

Unique situations that can't be answered well here (due to uniqueness or outing) can benefit from it. That's my situation at the moment; even if they only serve primarily as a validator for what you already think you know they can be helpful. I've been quite pleased with my decision to hire one.

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banjo
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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby banjo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:30 am

If you have unusual circumstances and you're aiming for HYS+B, the Spivey people seem okay.

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Re: Hiring an Admissions Consultant

Postby I<3ScholarlySweets! » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:14 am

unless you have a criminal record OR poor financial records OR disciplinary school records OR have been fired from a job due to incompetency, dishonesty, fraudulent behavior, OR you're wealthy, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.




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