TO ED or not? Decide my fate!

Not sure where your numbers will get you? Dying to know where you stand? Come have your palms read by your fellow posters!

Rate my odds?

Even w/ Regular Decision: In at all
1
3%
Even w/ Regular Decision: In at one more
14
41%
I should ED at: NYU
11
32%
I should ED at: CLS
7
21%
Less than a 50% chance of getting in at one of these schools.
1
3%
 
Total votes: 34

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TO ED or not? Decide my fate!

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:34 pm

170. 3.85. Good/averageTLS Softs. Amazing LOR's.

I want to live in NYC or Chicago. I would greatly prefer NYC. My application list will be:
NYU
CLS
Chicago.
Northwestern

I am prepared to apply September 1st. Should I ED Columbia or NYU? Or should I just apply on Sept 1 to both of them. How do you rate my odds?
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Re: TO ED or not? Decide my fate!

Postby Knock » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:35 pm

admisionquestion wrote:170. 185. Good/averageTLS Softs. Amazing LOR's.

I want to live in NYC or Chicago. I would greatly prefer NYC. My application list will be:
NYU
CLS
Chicago.
Northwestern

I am prepared to apply September 1st. Should I ED Columbia or NYU? Or should I just apply on Sept 1 to both of them. How do you rate my odds?


185? What's your GPA? Any post-graduate work experience?
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Postby dpk711 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:35 pm

admisionquestion wrote:170. 185.

???

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Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:36 pm

That 185 should make you a lock for Yale. Don't ED.

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Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:40 pm

Bah. with typing skills like that out at all... 170. I have NO IDEA why 185 was typed.

I will edit the original. But you caught me being a fool!

EDIT oh i get it. i typed 185 not 3.85 for gpa... stupid stupid.
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Postby tothePAIN » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:41 pm

GPA?

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Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:41 pm

I would ED at NYU.

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Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:41 pm

3.85

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Postby bhan87 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:43 pm

Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid

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Postby dpk711 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:46 pm

bhan87 wrote:Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid

This.

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Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:48 pm

bhan87 wrote:Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid


Don't see why you think OP would be getting into one of CCN without ed. He is well below LSAT median at every single one of them and is only above median without hitting 75th GPA.

He will definitely snag MVP with $$ though. But if OP is dead set on one of CCN he should ED.

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Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:50 pm

Thanks for the responses. I would LOVE if this discussion continued. Whats your response anti-ED crowd?

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Postby powerlawyer06 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:50 pm

bhan87 wrote:Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid


Bolded for emphasis of the important part. CCN are great but they are hard to swallow at sticker.

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Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:51 pm

I am not debt adverse. I would gladly pay 100K to live in NYC over Ann Arbor.

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Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:52 pm

admisionquestion wrote:I am not debt adverse. I would gladly pay 100K to live in NYC over Ann Arbor.


Then you should ED to NYU or Columbia. I would say you have a better shot at NYU though.

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:37 pm

dpk711 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid

This.


Not guaranteed.

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:39 pm

powerlawyer06 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid


Bolded for emphasis of the important part. CCN are great but they are hard to swallow at sticker.


He is AT both medians for UVA and Penn. Big money is not guaranteed. And good luck getting into UVA anyway ;)

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Postby dpk711 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:40 pm

r6_philly wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
bhan87 wrote:Don't ED. One of CCN should take you and you'll want to use schollies from MVP down to negotiate your aid

This.


Not guaranteed.

Yes, but does OP really want to risk attending CCN at sticker? With RD, OP has the luxury of choosing the most financially responsible decision.

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:03 pm

dpk711 wrote:Yes, but does OP really want to risk attending CCN at sticker? With RD, OP has the luxury of choosing the most financially responsible decision.


OP stated that he's not debt adverse.

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Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:55 pm

r6_Philly: then what is your advice? Thanks for the input so far.

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:58 pm

admisionquestion wrote:r6_Philly: then what is your advice? Thanks for the input so far.


I'd visit all 3 schools, then decide to ED either one of them (CCN). Your chances are better at Chicago and NYU, but Columbia is doable. Also check out the median from this cycle, you would want to be above the GPA median if possible (so split 1 up 1 down).

Since all 3 are possible at a location you want, make sure you like the school you ED to.

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Postby bmore » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:00 pm

I agree with R6. Not a lock at PVM or sure to get money. Higher LSAT, 3.83 GPA. In NYU, Penn. WL VM. Reserve C. Apply to all RD.

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Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:05 pm

You got a shot at a fuck load of money at Northwestern. I wouldn't throw that away for ED at CCN. Especially since ED at those schools are less helpful. CCN don't care about yield.

In fact I don't ED'ing to CCN is a good choice unless you are splitter.

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Postby pereira6 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:11 pm

See: My cycle. Identical stats. Similar situation with softs/LOR. I have no work experience though, so take that into consideration.

I agree with DF that Northwestern would be a legit option with a good chance of cash. I didn't apply because of my 0 work experience.

I also started a thread in November about EDing to C/N. Although I was waitlisted all over the place, including those schools, I am very glad I didn't. I enjoyed seeing what my cycle gave me, and what kind of $ I had a chance for. ED=No $, which isn't the best scenario.

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Postby r6_philly » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:12 pm

pereira6 wrote:See: My cycle. Identical stats. Similar situation with softs/LOR. I have no work experience though, so take that into consideration.

I agree with DF that Northwestern would be a legit option with a good chance of cash. I didn't apply because of my 0 work experience.

I also started a thread in November about EDing to C/N. Although I was waitlisted all over the place, including those schools, I am very glad I didn't. I enjoyed seeing what my cycle gave me, and what kind of $ I had a chance for. ED=No $, which isn't the best scenario.


Not everyone needs to consider $. People who can afford it ED for peace of mind.



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