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Should I Apply This Cycle Or Wait Until Next Cycle?

Apply This Cycle
5
12%
Apply Next Cycle (No Retake - Keep 170)
12
29%
Apply Next Cycle (Retake)
25
60%
 
Total votes: 42

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Postby truthat » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:15 pm

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby TheodoreKGB » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:20 pm

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby truthat » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:22 pm

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:34 pm

Apply this cycle to your top picks, see what happens. If you aren't happy with results/scholly offers, retake and try again. Worst case, you'll be out $56.

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:55 pm

If you have a wealthy family footing the bill I'd ED UVA but otherwise wait until next cycle so you can apply more broadly and negotiate scholarships. Apps aren't going up any time soon.

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby rungoodinc » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:21 am

I would apply and see what you get, and if you don't get what you like, retake the LSAT.

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby Rigo » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:27 am

ED is a bad move if you're debt financing.

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby pylon » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:53 am

Since your PT scores were ~173, I would retake and apply next year.

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Postby truthat » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:59 am

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby twenty » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:05 pm

If you can still ED to UVA, I might do that (assuming someone else is picking up the debt, which is a REALLY big if.)

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby Wild Card » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:49 am

Wild Card wrote:In light of recent declines in the numbers of applicants and high-scorers, and given the "Fabian tactics" that some T14 schools appear to be adopting this cycle, is it still too late to apply?


KarenButtenbaum wrote:If you have above median numbers for your target school, I would say it is not too late to apply!
but do it soon!

Cheers,
KB


deanmeekerconsulting wrote:If you are competitive applicant for the schools, it is not too late to apply. That has always been the case, though. Most schools, even during the peak admissions years, would accept late applicants who were competitive and interesting (unless it was post deposit deadline, which is typically around May 1 for T14 schools, and they were truly oversubscribed). If you've got an LSAT and GPA that are above the schools' medians, by all means, apply. 169+ LSATs in particular are in very high demand, so if you've got one you have a valuable asset well into spring and possibly into summer. The process is more competitive later in the season, however, for splitter candidates, candidates below both medians, and/or candidates that have other weaknesses in their file. Also, assuming you are a competitive candidate given your numbers, it is important to assess whether you'd be in the same position applying now as you would be applying early in the admissions season. In other words, you may have a compelling enough profile that some top 10 schools would be willing to accept your application and admit you well into summer. But, at that point, scholarship options are less likely and your school options overall will be fewer. So perhaps you'd still get an admissions offer from Penn and Chicago late in the admissions season, but had you applied earlier in the season, might you also had gotten a scholarship and/or an admissions offer from say Harvard or Stanford? If those factors are important to you, then it is a matter of deciding whether you prefer to enroll in law school this year or wait a year so that you can reapply in the fall at the beginning of the admissions season (and perhaps have more options).


For future reference. Good luck!

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Re: Should I Apply This Cycle (Very Late) Or Wait? 170 Feb LSAT

Postby truthat » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:59 pm

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