Lunaluna wrote: tuxedocat wrote:
If you care about $$ at all, you probably won't get any off WL but could get significant $$ if you waited until next year. And if you don't care about $$ then you shouldn't have to worry about finding a job
I know you got money from UCLA but you should probably think of that as an outlier. I think the general consensus for Michigan was that last year they gave people off the wait list $5k/year.
This may sound idiotic, but at least right now I have a foot in the door. Giving up my spot on WLs and hoping for a better cycle next year might just land me in the same situation, and lose me a whole year chasing pipe dreams.
@tuxedocat, what's your plan B if WLs don't work out?
Oh I'm going to Wash U, just riding the WLs for fun. I guess it depends if you feel like you could do better on the LSAT. If you couldn't, then take the money from UCLA and run. Forget about Harvard/Michigan/Duke, move to LA, and enjoy your life. Seriously.
But I concur with NoBlades, as someone who is an extreme splitter, it's painful to think how different my cycle could have been with your GPA. Some people just aren't good with standardized tests though, and you know yourself better than we do. I guess it depends if there are weak areas you can identify, like that you could have studied more on logic games or managed time better or there was an annoying cougher sitting next to you.