choward014 wrote: Will_McAvoy wrote:
choward014 wrote:Just read on UT's website that they offer a 10,000 dollar stipend to ED applicants... would it be worth applying ED if I got this? In other words, would it increase my chances of getting in? Or would it be better to wait it out til I got the better GPA and then apply, and if I actually got in I probably get a higher than 10,000 scholly. In other words, I know I won't get a scholly (or a big one, anyway) if I go ED. But does it increase the likelihood of acceptation if they KNOW you wanna go there? Or do I have the same shot whether its ED or whether its normal
What are your stats?
Also you can get your application in right away and then update them with grades at a later date. That's a better route than delaying the entire application for fall grades. Graduating and working for at least a little while is probably an even better route though.
I'm taking the September LSAT, but as of now I'm at 168/3.26. I've got very easy classes this first semester and I fully expect to get 5 A's. I'm shooting for a 170 plus LSAT score, but right now I feel like I'm so borderline that its worth waiting til everything is higher.
So, you're saying I can get my app in, but what if they review my application before my updated grades?
(oh and about putting it off a year, money won't really be an issue if I can manage to get accepted to UT)
With those stats, I would say ED isn't a bad idea. Your chances of being accepted are very good with that LSAT, but your chances of getting > 10K/Yr scholarship with that GPA aren't fantastic. That's a good price to lock in at for in-state, if you're sure you want to go there. (If you get a significantly better score then don't ED)
If you ED it's obviously irrelevant, but yes I would say getting your application in during September with a 3.2 is a far better situation than finalizing your application around the holidays with a 3.4. You're going to be below the 25th percentile GPA no matter what, so give yourself a timing boost.
Unless you're some lib arts bro without great job prospects, TCR on TLS is typically that work experience is preferable to KJD (for reasons beyond finance), but being KJD isn't a "problem" by any means.