Defer then opt out?

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Defer then opt out?

Postby radon5 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:36 pm

Wanted to see what the rules are with deferrals. Mostly is it possible to get a deferral for a year, hear back on a future LSAT score/acceptance to a more desirable school and then opt out of the deferral? Do you get blacklisted for something like that? Thanks.

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Re: Defer then opt out?

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:36 pm

If you defer, you generally agree to not apply anywhere else (unless your deferral contract didn't include that for some reason). So you'd probably have to back out of the deferral before applying. And yes, adcomms talk to each other. They will find out if you're a dick.

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Re: Defer then opt out?

Postby mrtux45 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:30 am

I guess a follow up question would be could you defer, retake, then try to get a better scholarship? Or do you generally sign a contract that locks you in for next year at your current scholarship?

I'm just thinking about tuition increases relative to a potentially marginal increase in score.

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Re: Defer then opt out?

Postby UVA2B » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:32 am

mrtux45 wrote:I guess a follow up question would be could you defer, retake, then try to get a better scholarship? Or do you generally sign a contract that locks you in for next year at your current scholarship?

I'm just thinking about tuition increases relative to a potentially marginal increase in score.


The question was already answered more or less. When you defer, you agree to attend the university where you deferred. So even if you did retake in the interim, there would be no reason for that school to offer you more of a discount since you're already locked in. LSAT retakes are only valuable when you're still on the free agent market.

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Re: Defer then opt out?

Postby mrtux45 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:35 am

UVA2B wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:I guess a follow up question would be could you defer, retake, then try to get a better scholarship? Or do you generally sign a contract that locks you in for next year at your current scholarship?

I'm just thinking about tuition increases relative to a potentially marginal increase in score.


The question was already answered more or less. When you defer, you agree to attend the university where you deferred. So even if you did retake in the interim, there would be no reason for that school to offer you more of a discount since you're already locked in. LSAT retakes are only valuable when you're still on the free agent market.


That's fair. Thanks for clarifying



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