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I'm in at 4 safeties, but the seat deposits are coming up next week. I hate the fact that I might have to withdraw from my safeties before hearing back from even one of my top 7 schools. I'm in at my #8 school with an okay scholarship, but I can either give that up and be in @ nowhere, or blow $200 on a seat deposit for the purposes of feeling secure for a few weeks.
But, alas, I am part of the problem as well, since I am holding on to seats at safeties that are other people's targets. We need a domino effect. Everyone who got into a T14 already has to withdraw from all non-T14 schools so we can get these waitlists moving!
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I am just struggling with which makes more sense...to go to a tier 2 school that is on the rise in the market that I want to live...or to go to a T30 school which is out of my preferred region which would probably also be slightly more expensive than my safety (unless I get a scholarship coming off the waitlist, which can happen...though I know it is rare). I have talked to a bunch of attorneys and the advice I have gotten from different attorneys (all corporate attorneys) has been mixed ...~ 1/2 think I should go to the tier 2 that has a great reputation in-state with some scholarship $ and ~1/2 think I should go to a T30 I was WL at if I get off a WL.
Anyway, when / if I have those options, I will probably start a new thread and have a poll about which option to choose, but in the meantime, I am just weighing my "what-if" options. Applying to law school is an exciting process and waitlists too are exciting because hope is not lost, but there is so much uncertainty in it all that it does add complexity to your decision-making process.
Anyway, best of luck to all of us on the waitlists!
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I'd say it's almost a certainty. I really doubt we'll see less than average. If apps are up more than applicants across the board, it stands to reason that there would be more WLs, since we have no reason to expect that the extra applications would result in a higher percentage of acceptances/rejections than normal. Only way this isn't true is if people are withdrawing from their acceptances at a higher rate, and it seems like most people (at least on TLS) on WLs are just holding onto the backups at this point.DonnyMost wrote:It will be interesting to see how much waitlist movement we see this year.
Most are predicting well above average... no?
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