transfer early action or wait!?

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lawschoolz67
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transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolz67 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:34 pm

hi!

i currently go to a school ranked btwn 45 and 55, and i'm hoping to transfer to georgetown.. the problem is i don't know if i should apply early action

my first semester gpa is 3.63 (A in contracts, A- in torts, B in civpro, A in LRW)... the problem is, my school doesn't rank first semester, so i won't know my class rank until june

does anyone have any idea how competitive i would be to try to transfer early action? or should i just wait for regular transfer deadlines?

thanks in advance for any insight you can give me :)

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jessuf
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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby jessuf » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:38 pm

What's the median?

lawschoolz67
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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolz67 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:52 pm

for GPA? my school doesnt tell us :(

according to the rankings from past years, i'm in the top 10 to 25%... i know that's a huge range though :\

thanks!

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolz67 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:16 pm

ok - looked it up, and according to last years class rankings, i should be in the top 10-15%

lawschoolz67
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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolz67 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:29 am

bump?

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby Coolgrnmen » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:52 pm

lawschoolz67 wrote:bump?


If you are going to apply to Georgetown anyway, apply now...

If they don't accept you EA, they automatically defer you to RD.

Your chances are slim for being admitted EA, but you have a better chance after deferment.
Good luck.

cool of law
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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby cool of law » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:32 pm

Just to make sure, EA at GULC is non-binding, right?

lawschoolz67
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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolz67 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:22 pm

it's non-binding... i just wonder if it's one of those things where if you don't get in EA, they probably dont want you RD

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby Coolgrnmen » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:04 am

lawschoolz67 wrote:it's non-binding... i just wonder if it's one of those things where if you don't get in EA, they probably dont want you RD


For that response, I refer you to http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=146181

If I remember correctly, many people that were deferred were accepted. I just wasn't one of them :D

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby kapital98 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:27 pm

lawschoolz67 wrote:it's non-binding... i just wonder if it's one of those things where if you don't get in EA, they probably dont want you RD


If it's non-binding you should apply. Top 15% is competitive for an ED decision.

This way you hedge your bets. If you do poorly your second semester (always a possibility) you already have a seat at GULC. If you don't apply ED you may not have a chance at being accepted.

At the same time: If you do well your second semester you can still apply to other schools and see what else is out there.

You have nothing to lose. Good Luck!

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolz67 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:27 am

thank you : )

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby lawschoolproblems86 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:26 am

For Georgetown does it give you an advantage to apply EA, get rejected and put into the Regular cycle this summer, or is it better to just apply once in the summer. I'm really struggling with deciding if I should apply EA or just wait til summer.

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby Coolgrnmen » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:34 am

lawschoolproblems86 wrote:For Georgetown does it give you an advantage to apply EA, get rejected and put into the Regular cycle this summer, or is it better to just apply once in the summer. I'm really struggling with deciding if I should apply EA or just wait til summer.

Georgetown doesn't "reject" EA apps, they are all deferred or accepted. You don't have to submit apps twice.

Whether it is an advantage; maybe...they say the earlier you apply to anything that is rolling admissions gives you an advantage.

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Re: transfer early action or wait!?

Postby maf70 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:20 pm

You probably won't get in EA, but have a shot RD. Apply now anyway. Rolls over so you have nothing to lose.




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