get it to x wrote:
GodFavor2010 wrote:Based on LSN, it appears that W&M accepted scholarship applicants first. I guess they figure that they can wait until March for those that are not in the scholarship range because if accepted chances are they will attend due to lower numbers overall. Wow! It is such a strategic game with the law school admissions process.
Agreed. Many schools approach admissions this way. I believe that their initial read is probably a quick LSAT/GPA scan. If you've got both numbers at their medians or are a splitter/reverse-splitter they put you in line for further review. They'll use the time to court scholarship candidates and wait to see what their earlier yield is from that pool before looking at candidates that they might very well end up admitting, but not offering scholarship money to.
yeah, I think some people who, like me, are DP are mad or frustrated, but I think it's a perfectly good strategy. If I were a law school, I wouldn't want to risk losing out on some good people because I was too hasty. It's like at Thanksgiving/a potluck when you load up your plate before you get to the end of the food and realize that you don't have room for really delicious stuff because you have too many vegetables or something. That always happens to me.
haha, I hope that makes sense to someone. I am really hungry right now.