Can you defer after a waitlist?

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koehn2
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Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby koehn2 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:23 pm

I got waitlisted at KU summer start program. I am graduating from KU in May with 19 hours. If I do get off the waitlist to start at KU can you still defer a year? I would have less than a week to go from undergrad before starting law school, and I am starting to second guess whether or not I can handle it. If I do get off the waitlist am I set in starting this term?
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Z3RO
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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby Z3RO » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:26 pm

I'm not planning on deferring, but with all the waitlists I'm riding, I'd like to know the answer to this as well.

I wouldn't dare ask a school's admissions people without first giving them a fake name.

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A'nold
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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:26 pm

You know, I know this might sound weird but dude/dudette, you should probably withdraw, go get some fresh air, work experience, and spend the next 6 months or so studying your butt off for the LSAT (hire a tutor if need be). KU will be begging you to come with $$$ next year (or you can go to a more national school) and you will have a year off of school and get to live a little. Do it. There's no reason not to let the economy settle in even a year more and you are (probably) young enough that you should go enjoy life a little and get some real-world experience before starting ls. Good luck!

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A'nold
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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:27 pm

Z3RO wrote:I'm not planning on deferring, but with all the waitlists I'm riding, I'd like to know the answer to this as well.

I wouldn't dare ask a school's admissions people without first giving them a fake name.


Lol, why do you have to give them a name at all?

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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby Z3RO » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:34 pm

A'nold wrote:
Z3RO wrote:I'm not planning on deferring, but with all the waitlists I'm riding, I'd like to know the answer to this as well.

I wouldn't dare ask a school's admissions people without first giving them a fake name.


your attempt at humor is the most laughable thing about your post; sadly, it is not that laughable, why do you have to give them a name at all?

:roll: Throw them off the scent, duh. :roll:

koehn2
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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby koehn2 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:36 pm

koehn2 wrote: lawl skool



I don't understand why it is posting like that? I know how to spell it and did not type it like that, but for some reason it is posting like that and not allowing me to change it.

Queenjane87
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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby Queenjane87 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:37 pm

Haha its April Fools! Haven't you noticed all the names of the schools have changed?

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Re: Can you defer after a waitlist?

Postby smartblonde87 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:38 pm

A'nold wrote:You know, I know this might sound weird but dude/dudette, you should probably withdraw, go get some fresh air, work experience, and spend the next 6 months or so studying your butt off for the LSAT (hire a tutor if need be). KU will be begging you to come with $$$ next year (or you can go to a more national school) and you will have a year off of school and get to live a little. Do it. There's no reason not to let the economy settle in even a year more and you are (probably) young enough that you should go enjoy life a little and get some real-world experience before starting ls. Good luck!


+1 I did this and it's been the best year ever - gotten my priorities straight and realized after working how much I really WANT that law degree. It's made me more passionate which can only be a good thing for law school.




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