how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

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How many school did you/are you going to apply?

1-3
5
5%
4-7
11
10%
8-10
23
21%
11-13
19
17%
14-17
28
26%
18-20
11
10%
20-25
9
8%
above 25
3
3%
 
Total votes: 109

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how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Shangrilala » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:07 pm

Just wondering on average how many school people usually apply....thanks!

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:11 pm

too many. lol

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:12 pm

I'm still paying by my credit card bills for applying to so many schools...

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:16 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still paying by my credit card bills for applying to so many schools...


I'm still paying my credit card bills because of Miami splurging, but I totally feel you.

Those $30 fees creep up on ya.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:19 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still paying by my credit card bills for applying to so many schools...


I'm still paying my credit card bills because of Miami splurging, but I totally feel you.

Those $30 fees creep up on ya.


Well your splurging in Miami is definitely money better spent. I paid an insane amount of money on a. safeties, b. schools that gave me fee waivers, and c. rejection letters :(

I kind of love/hate the $30 fee. It definitely can be like $15 and below but that's the only thing that stopped me from applying to 100 schools (especially the ones with apps that auto-populate and you just have to click send) lolol

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still paying by my credit card bills for applying to so many schools...


I'm still paying my credit card bills because of Miami splurging, but I totally feel you.

Those $30 fees creep up on ya.


Well your splurging in Miami is definitely money better spent. I paid an insane amount of money on a. safeties, b. schools that gave me fee waivers, and c. rejection letters :(

I kind of love/hate the $30 fee. It definitely can be like $15 and below but that's the only thing that stopped me from applying to 100 schools (especially the ones with apps that auto-populate and you just have to click send) lolol


My list grew as my anxiety grew lol. But I feel you on c). Rejections and WLs seem to be my thing rn lol.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Mr_Chukes » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:32 am

brinicolec wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'm still paying by my credit card bills for applying to so many schools...


I'm still paying my credit card bills because of Miami splurging, but I totally feel you.

Those $30 fees creep up on ya.


Well your splurging in Miami is definitely money better spent. I paid an insane amount of money on a. safeties, b. schools that gave me fee waivers, and c. rejection letters :(

I kind of love/hate the $30 fee. It definitely can be like $15 and below but that's the only thing that stopped me from applying to 100 schools (especially the ones with apps that auto-populate and you just have to click send) lolol


My list grew as my anxiety grew lol. But I feel you on c). Rejections and WLs seem to be my thing rn lol.


Honestly my cycle has been crazy but a bit predictable. I was only going to apply to 10 but ended up applying to 16. I applied to schools that sent me fee waivers. At first I was kinda feeling like I wouldn't have that many options until those fee waivers came pouring in. I'm in at all the schools I kinda suspected I'd be in now but waiting on others. I'm in at USC, Pepperdine, Chapman, Loyola, and Notre Dame. I'm still waiting on BU, UCLA, Berkeley, Stanford, and Northwestern. I have a strong feeling about Boston U. Unsure about the others lol. I only applies to Northwestern because a student emailed me and encouraged me to apply.

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Postby dbalkaran » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:42 am

I wasn't initially planning on applying to more than 10 or so, but I got some fee waivers to a few schools so I ended up with like 18 total applications. After I got rejected from Cornell and GW I got nervous and applied to some safeties so that made my list bigger too.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby dm1683 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Let's see...

Yale (lol)
Harvard
Stanford
Columbia (for negotiating purposes)
Chicago (dream school)
Penn
Virginia
Berkeley
MIchigan
Northwestern

So that makes 10 for next cycle.

Of course this is all contingent on me getting that 170+ in June (or September if I have to retake).

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:40 am

I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby 20170322 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:16 am

Around 14. Only heard back from like 4 before I withdrew all my apps. Really regret the 300 bucks I wasted...

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Shangrilala » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:23 am

SweetTort wrote:Around 14. Only heard back from like 4 before I withdrew all my apps. Really regret the 300 bucks I wasted...


Why did you withdrew? Because you got accepted by the school you want to go? Just wondering!

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Postby Mr_Chukes » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:09 am

Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?

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Postby 20170322 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:26 am

Shangrilala wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Around 14. Only heard back from like 4 before I withdrew all my apps. Really regret the 300 bucks I wasted...


Why did you withdrew? Because you got accepted by the school you want to go? Just wondering!


Yeah, essentially.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Mr_Chukes » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:54 am

SweetTort wrote:
Shangrilala wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Around 14. Only heard back from like 4 before I withdrew all my apps. Really regret the 300 bucks I wasted...


Why did you withdrew? Because you got accepted by the school you want to go? Just wondering!


Yeah, essentially.

The school gave you enough money? You didn't keep the other schools to negotiate scholarships if it came down to it?

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby 20170322 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
Shangrilala wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Around 14. Only heard back from like 4 before I withdrew all my apps. Really regret the 300 bucks I wasted...


Why did you withdrew? Because you got accepted by the school you want to go? Just wondering!


Yeah, essentially.

The school gave you enough money? You didn't keep the other schools to negotiate scholarships if it came down to it?


Yes to both.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby dbalkaran » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:58 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?


You can always email the admissions office and ask for a fee waiver if the school didn't give you one.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Shangrilala » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:51 pm

dbalkaran wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?


You can always email the admissions office and ask for a fee waiver if the school didn't give you one.


Is this true for any schools??

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby waldorf » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm

Northwestern - pending
Georgetown - WL
UCLA - WL
USC - Accepted
Wash U - Accepted
George Washington - Accepted
Iowa - WL
BU - WL
Vanderbilt - WL
Illinois - Accepted
Indiana - Accepted
Mizzou - Accepted
American - Accepted

Withdrew from about half right now.

So..13. I had fee waivers for everywhere except BU, NU, and Georgetown.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:41 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?

Some places. I def ended up paying for a lot though.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:41 pm

Shangrilala wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?

You can always email the admissions office and ask for a fee waiver if the school didn't give you one.

Is this true for any schools??

Some don't do solicited fee waivers.

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Shangrilala » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:28 pm

Rigo wrote:
Shangrilala wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?

You can always email the admissions office and ask for a fee waiver if the school didn't give you one.

Is this true for any schools??

Some don't do solicited fee waivers.


I see. Thanks!

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Rigo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:29 pm

Shangrilala wrote:I see. Thanks!

Doesn't hurt to try though!

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Re: how many schools did you or are you going to apply??

Postby Mr_Chukes » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 pm

Rigo wrote:
Shangrilala wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:
Rigo wrote:I did 10. Couldn't afford to get too crazy.

Did you get fee waivers?

You can always email the admissions office and ask for a fee waiver if the school didn't give you one.

Is this true for any schools??

Some don't do solicited fee waivers.

I got fee waivers for every school I applied to except Harvard, Berkeley, NYU, and Columbia. I got the lsac fee waiver for them though. They gave me those merit fee waivers.

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Postby dannyswo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:16 am

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