SilverE2 wrote: tommytahoe wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:And "Anxiety Week" begins again.
This is awful, it's like waiting for LSAT scores over and over and over again.
You know, I'm not sure how the June process works, but I imagine that they might make only a few offers this time around, tops. Before, there was movement b/c admits had just been accepted elsewhere, and they had been holding on to multiple offers. May 1st was asking to see their hand.
Now, it's not a matter of people just now being given an initial offer of admission, b/c we're into June now. I imagine the main reason any withdrawals occur would be b/c (a) admits STILL have had trouble deciding between GULC and school X, and now they FINALLY went with school X, or (b) admits got in off a waitlist at, say, Penn or NYU, and GULC failed to make enough of a $$ lure to compel them to stay.
Is that how the mechanism works for this June 8 process, do you guys think?
I don't know, I was thinking the opposite, that they would make quite a few offers. For example for myself, I made the 1st deposit at BU which was only $200. I was pretty sure I didn't want to attend but wanted to secure a spot just in case I changed my mind. But I withdrew a few days before the second deposit which was $600 or $700. I assume other people have done the same thing, making deposits at maybe 3 or 4 schools and then narrowing it down before the 2nd deposit which usually tends to be more money.
I think people make deposits at schools for many reasons where they subsequently will be withdrawing at the 2nd deposit deadline, and maybe even more so ITE:
1) They need more time to visit the schools
2) They are waiting for financial aid/merit scholarship information that is slow to come (more important in ITE)
3) They are reserving a spot and expecting/hoping/counting on (and eventually do) getting off a waitlist (more likely for people to play this game with so much riding on which school they go to, ITE)
4) They are deciding whether law school is the choice they want to make this year at all (some people have good jobs that they'd be leaving to attend law school, and it's even riskier to go back to school ITE)
5) They need to make multiple deposits at different schools because their spouse/significant other needs to set up a life for themselves in a city, and whichever city they can do it in is the school where the law student will attend
I know I deposited at TWO schools, neither of which I will be attending because I got a scholly from a 3rd school at the last minute...so that's two spots opening up.
As counter intuitive as it may seem to spend hundreds more dollars on deposits that eventually will go to waste, in this climate of intense risk and even more difficult decision-making, I think/hope people are multiple-depositing even more because of the crappy economy.