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

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:27 am

18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.

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dbalkaran

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

Postby dbalkaran » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:09 am

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.


Yeah I'm sure some will be annoying about it, but most of them want you to apply because it's really a win win for them. If you're qualified they get a good candidate, if you aren't they get to reject you and make their admission numbers look better.

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

Postby emmbeegee » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:55 pm

One.... I also only applied to one college way back in my undergrad days, and one graduate school.

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:48 pm

15 (12 T14's and 3 T20's) with 9 fee waivers

Complete since Dec. score release, accepted to 3 T14's and all 3 T20's, still pending at 9 T14's...

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Ferrisjso

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

Postby Ferrisjso » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:15 pm

10 schools. 1 T14, 3 other T1's, 4 T2's and 2 TTT's.

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dm1683

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

Postby dm1683 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:38 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.


Better than the other way around, right?

"I have a 3.7, 165! I shouldn't even waste my time applying outside of the T14!"

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

Postby whodareswins » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:50 pm

dm1683 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.


Better than the other way around, right?

"I have a 3.7, 165! I shouldn't even waste my time applying outside of the T14!"


I'm so glad I applied broadly (14 schools), because I struck out (ding or WL) of 3/3 T14s with a 3.88/166

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

Postby ZVBXRPL » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:08 am

applied to 21! fee waivers baby. T-14 and then some locals...

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

Postby Stephylynette » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:13 am

katthegreat11 wrote:18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.


Same. I applied to 21 schools. At least 10 more than I actually needed to. I had fee waivers to all of them but, still, so much money was wasted this cycle. :roll:

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

Postby KMart » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:45 am

Stephylynette wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.


Same. I applied to 21 schools. At least 10 more than I actually needed to. I had fee waivers to all of them but, still, so much money was wasted this cycle. :roll:

going through my cycle i applied to extra safeties for negotiating reasons and because i valued the surety. that's just me. there's value in being extra safe, y'all.

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:58 am

whodareswins wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.


Better than the other way around, right?

"I have a 3.7, 165! I shouldn't even waste my time applying outside of the T14!"


I'm so glad I applied broadly (14 schools), because I struck out (ding or WL) of 3/3 T14s with a 3.88/166


Yeah, I'm also glad I didn't put many eggs in the T14 or bust basket because this cycle has been ~ weird ~ lol.

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Stephylynette

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

Postby Stephylynette » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:43 am

KMart wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:18. I think I vastly underestimated the strength of my application, and applied to way too many safeties.


Same. I applied to 21 schools. At least 10 more than I actually needed to. I had fee waivers to all of them but, still, so much money was wasted this cycle. :roll:

going through my cycle i applied to extra safeties for negotiating reasons and because i valued the surety. that's just me. there's value in being extra safe, y'all.


I definitely agree with that. I just applied too broadly and the safeties that would be negotiating tools are useless in obtaining more money from the places I really want to go. Mostly just bad planning on my part tbh

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

Postby MercW07 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:40 pm

14 for me. The worst part is I decided about a month ago that if I don't get pulled off the waitlist at my original top choice, Im going to retake the LSAT and apply again in the fall. Such a waste of money, but I learned a lot from the process and will likely only be applying to 6 or so schools next cycle.



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