transferring one month into the first semester...

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waitlisted1
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transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby waitlisted1 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:09 pm

It's one month into first 1L semester...

Say you went to a local school (tier 3-4) that gave you some money.

But say the school you wanted all along (which permanently waitlisted you) finally let you in this week. This school is top 40 and located in an area where you always wanted to live. Would you make the transition?

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kalvano
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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby kalvano » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:11 pm

How much money is the T3/T4 school giving and how strong is the T40 school's reach into that area?

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby waitlisted1 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:17 pm

T3 is giving me about 25,000, but it's renewed conditionally (I have to finish in top third...which isn't guaranteed. Law school seems alot harder than I thought.)

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby im_blue » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:21 pm

I would take the better school, but you should check if you can get your tuition back from your current school.

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby kalvano » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:23 pm

waitlisted1 wrote:T3 is giving me about 25,000, but it's renewed conditionally (I have to finish in top third...which isn't guaranteed. Law school seems alot harder than I thought.)



I'd pack up and head out to the better school then.

But I would definitely check on loans and tuition refunds.

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby rando » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:24 pm

waitlisted1 wrote:It's one month into first 1L semester...

Say you went to a local school (tier 3-4) that gave you some money.

But say the school you wanted all along (which permanently waitlisted you) finally let you in this week. This school is top 40 and located in an area where you always wanted to live. Would you make the transition?


and you would start when?

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby waitlisted1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:02 am

this week? Yea, i probably wouldn't get a refund from my current school. My new school will hopefully compensate me for at least part of the amount that my previous school charges me (which can't be THAT much...$15,000)?

So financially, it would be like I started out in this school.

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby Grizz » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:23 am

Sticker at T40? Or terrible scholarship at TTT? Damn dude, drop out, retake LSAT, and reapply.

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:02 pm

rad law wrote:Sticker at T40? Or terrible scholarship at TTT? Damn dude, drop out, retake LSAT, and reapply.


:roll:

OP, sounds like the transfer could be worth it. How far is the move?

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby Ungrateful 0L » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:09 pm

Would you be getting in state tuition at the t40?

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby Cestjustemoi » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:57 pm

rad law wrote:Sticker at T40? Or terrible scholarship at TTT? Damn dude, drop out, retake LSAT, and reapply.


Sticker at a T40 isn't bad if it's public and you get instate.

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Re: transferring one month into the first semester...

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:02 pm

Switch schools obviously. But rad law probably has the soundest advice.

That being said, how in the heck is it possible to be starting school in mid-October?




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