SpatulasRcool13 wrote:Greetings denizens of TLS! I have a couple questions which I believe your expertise can cast light on.
I got accepted into NYU during the first round of NYU RD admissions (call from the Dean, etc). I would really like to attend either here or Columbia, so my main concern is financial aid. I did not apply for any of the named scholarships. What is there to know about regular merit aid? When is it distributed? I have a 172/3.7 - am I realistically in the running for any, or should I resign myself to paying sticker?
My second question: I am a Undergrad Senior (no full time work experiance) and I just got a job offer from a law firm in NYC (Sidley Austin) to work as a legal assistant. If I withdraw my applications/ acceptances and reapply next year so that I can get a year of experiance in the industry, will this have a negative effect on me when I reapply? If it helps, I will retake the LSAT if I do this (I only took it once and I fell apart on the last section).
Thank you so much! Good luck everyone!
you're in the range where people generally get some scholarship money. Probably close to 45K total.
On the other point, you will not likely be hurt by doing this. One option is to tell them that you want to get some real-world experience and that you will be applying again. This won't hurt you. Another option is to ask whether you can get your acceptance deferred to next year. This could go three ways: 1) they could tell you no. 2) They could tell you to submit the seat deposit and ask you not to apply to other schools next cycle in exchange for a spot in the class next year. 3) They could tell you to deposit and give you acceptance for next year, but not attempt to bind you to NYU.