lawschooliseasy wrote: megaTTTron wrote: seespotrun wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote: I would be very curious to hear from anyone that has been dropped from Chicago ED due to low grades. Basically, I wonder how much security it buys you. For example, if I landed top 20-25% next semester, would I maintain my acceptance?
I haven't heard of Chicago revoking its conditional acceptance due to a drop in grades, but that's more likely explained by the fact that people in your position often repeat their performance than by any unwillingness on Chicago's part in pulling the trigger. That being said, even with an ED acceptance in hand, I'd be remiss to feel secure by any means. That is, your incentives for dominating haven't drastically changed given that you will be evaluated, in large part, based on your "Top X% at T30" resume line at OCI, regardless of the transfer school.
Yea, most ED transfers did the same, if not better second semester. No one had ever heard of an offer being rescinded.
*sigh* maybe I should just pull the trigger on Chicago.
I really don't think you should. As others have said, if you repeat your performance (and if you work hard, there's a decent chance you will), you have a realistic shot at HYS. You don't want to close that door.
I just don't see the point in applying to Chicago ED. If you repeat your performance (and so Chicago doesn't rescind your acceptance) you have roughly the same shot at applying to UofC RD, plus a great shot at CLS and HYS. If you drop like a stone 2nd semester, UofC might rescind your acceptance anyway, and you'd be in the same spot you would have been in had you not applied there ED. I really think Chicago ED is just an attempt to siphon away some students who otherwise would go to HYS.
I was in a similar position first semester last year (albeit at a T60), and I opted not to apply to Chicago. I repeated my performance (down to the last decimal point) second semester, and ended up at CLS. HLS rejected me verrrryyy late in the cycle. It was worth the uncertainty of not having an acceptance in hand 2nd semester, just to have that shot. Good luck.