What should be my ED strategy?

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What should be my ED strategy?

Postby SHANbangs » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:37 pm

Hey guys, 3.35, 169 here. I'm currently thinking of doing ED PT Georgetown, money isn't a huge issue (but I'm by no means rich). Shooting for as a high as I can go. Some ppl in another thread suggested I ED Michigan. What should be my ED strategy? I heard you can ED to a couple of places in order of deadline/feedback. Would I be better off just ED PT Georgetown, or should I do something like ED UVA --> UM ---> GT?

Any help would be really appreciated.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:41 pm

UVa ED now definitely. There is a small chance that you won't get your UM ED back in time to make GULC's ED. So either UVa --> UM --> GULC, or UVa --> GULC.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:44 pm

bk1 wrote:UVa ED now definitely. There is a small chance that you won't get your UM ED back in time to make GULC's ED. So either UVa --> UM --> GULC, or UVa --> GULC.


OP is below median at UVA and GULC. That's pretty much a waste of an ED.

I'd ED at Mich, because there is somewhat of a chance.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
bk1 wrote:UVa ED now definitely. There is a small chance that you won't get your UM ED back in time to make GULC's ED. So either UVa --> UM --> GULC, or UVa --> GULC.


OP is below median at UVA and GULC. That's pretty much a waste of an ED.

I'd ED at Mich, because there is somewhat of a chance.


There is a small chance at UVa. With 15 day or less turn around you don't think it's worth it to do that now and then UM afterwards?

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:52 pm

bk1 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
bk1 wrote:UVa ED now definitely. There is a small chance that you won't get your UM ED back in time to make GULC's ED. So either UVa --> UM --> GULC, or UVa --> GULC.


OP is below median at UVA and GULC. That's pretty much a waste of an ED.

I'd ED at Mich, because there is somewhat of a chance.


There is a small chance at UVa. With 15 day or less turn around you don't think it's worth it to do that now and then UM afterwards?


Waste of application fees. UVA won't let a non URM in without being 170+ or 3.85+.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby SHANbangs » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:09 pm

what about GULC part-time? Isn't it easier?

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:13 pm

SHANbangs wrote:what about GULC part-time? Isn't it easier?


It's easier to get in, but they still protect their median. Though a 169/3.15 got in last year. But it was someone out of school for ten years.

Check if GUlC has their late ED again this year. If so UMich->GULC is the way to go.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby SHANbangs » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:25 pm

It says March 1st, so yes, I'm assuming so. Would applying later but still ED for GULC hurt my chances?

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:58 pm

SHANbangs wrote:It says March 1st, so yes, I'm assuming so. Would applying later but still ED for GULC hurt my chances?



Maybe but UMich's ED doesn't last past November. So you get two shots instead of one.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby SHANbangs » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:37 pm

Well this changes things. My LSDAS GPA is actually a 3.24. I received my academic report today. I might try to change things by talking to them over the phone, but that's a losing battle. Anyways, with a 3.24, 169, is there any point in EDing to UM? I checked LS Predictor and my chances for ED GULC Part Time are still a "strong consider". Should I just run with that?

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:41 pm

SHANbangs wrote:Well this changes things. My LSDAS GPA is actually a 3.24. I received my academic report today. I might try to change things by talking to them over the phone, but that's a losing battle. Anyways, with a 3.24, 169, is there any point in EDing to UM? I checked LS Predictor and my chances for ED GULC Part Time are still a "strong consider". Should I just run with that?


3.24 vs 3.35 probably won't change your strategy much. You're still above 3.0 but below 25th percentile, iirc.

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby im_blue » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:43 pm

I don't think it makes much difference whether you ED to Michigan or GULC PT, because your GPA is far below Michigan's unofficial cutoff, and you're below both medians at GULC (which matters even for PT since US News started using the entire class's numbers).

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby shane123 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:41 am

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby nyk3 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:55 am

im_blue wrote:I don't think it makes much difference whether you ED to Michigan or GULC PT, because your GPA is far below Michigan's unofficial cutoff, and you're below both medians at GULC (which matters even for PT since US News started using the entire class's numbers).


What's the unofficial cutoff at Michigan?

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby Perch » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:57 pm

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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby ksimon2007 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:05 pm

Perch wrote:I was rejected ED by UVA and am considering going ED to GULC but am worried about the wording on GULC's contract where it says "Finally, I understand that I may not apply to any other law schools under a similarly binding Early Decision process."

Does that just mean at the same time? Hard to tell.

Thanks.


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Re: What should be my ED strategy?

Postby Perch » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:17 pm

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