Why have schools extended certain dealines??

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onetimeonly95
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Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby onetimeonly95 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:03 pm

After such an influx of apps this year, I assumed that they wouldn't even think of this. So, why have ED and regular app deadlines been extended?

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Vincent Vega
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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby Vincent Vega » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:07 pm

They love app fees and lots of applications.

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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:46 pm

it's like that store that seems to have going out of business sales every week, but never seems to actually go out of business

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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby im_blue » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:52 pm

More application fees
Lower acceptance rate

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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:57 pm

im_blue wrote:More application fees
Lower acceptance rate



I know that's the initial thinking but it might be more complex than that.

Iowa has put a lot of people on hold and into second review and also extended their application deadline from March to April 1. This was after they apparently complained/bragged that apps were up 60%.

I think that puts things in a different light.

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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby im_blue » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:07 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
im_blue wrote:More application fees
Lower acceptance rate



I know that's the initial thinking but it might be more complex than that.

Iowa has put a lot of people on hold and into second review and also extended their application deadline from March to April 1. This was after they apparently complained/bragged that apps were up 60%.

I think that puts things in a different light.


So their apps are up 60%, they can't even review the ones they already have in time, yet they still invite 1 more month of applications? Sounds exactly like what I said.

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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:14 pm

im_blue wrote:So their apps are up 60%, they can't even review the ones they already have in time, yet they still invite 1 more month of applications? Sounds exactly like what I said.



Or......

They're not very pleased with the people who have applied.

Or......

Apps were up 60% initially then drastically slowed down.

Or......

You're partially right but its only 1 of maybe about 5 different reasons as to why they did it.

I'm just saying, I think there could possibly be more to it than just simple money-grubbing. Reducing it to that is simple but it might not tell the entire story.

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Re: Why have schools extended certain dealines??

Postby im_blue » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:46 pm

Yeah, it could also be that law schools know that this is an especially competitive cycle, so many people might throw in last-minute applications after they got rejected or waitlisted from better schools. So law schools are holding out for those better candidates.




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