ED Strategy - 3.46/173

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ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby Crowing » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:39 pm

I'm shooting for NYC post-grad. I figure with my GPA I'm not going to get much if any money in the T-14 anyway, so I might as well use ED to maximize my acceptance chances.

Right now I'm thinking NYU -> Penn -> UVA. I have a slight preference for CLS over NYU but seeing as the practical differences are minimal but NYU has lower tuition/higher acceptance rate I figure the smarter choice is to ED NYU. Does this seem like a sound strategy for someone with my numbers?

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby Triveal » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:57 pm

Relevant to my interests as my stats are incredibly close to yours (well, hopefully, after Oct). Thank you for asking

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby banjo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:34 pm

This is a solid strategy. Takes advantage of NYU's new 75th, Penn's second round ED, and UVA's late ED.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:42 pm

you MAY get into CLS, but you most definitely WILL get in here.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby Triveal » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:56 pm

banjo wrote:Takes advantage of NYU's new 75th


where are you getting this info?

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby banjo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:07 pm

Triveal wrote:
banjo wrote:Takes advantage of NYU's new 75th


where are you getting this info?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 0#p5826606

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby Triveal » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:08 pm

banjo wrote:
Triveal wrote:
banjo wrote:Takes advantage of NYU's new 75th


where are you getting this info?


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=190807&start=150#p5826606


Thank you friend

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:19 pm

banjo wrote:
Triveal wrote:
banjo wrote:Takes advantage of NYU's new 75th


where are you getting this info?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 0#p5826606

accurate

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby CardinalLaw » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Did NYU release their median or just their 25/75 splits?

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby moonman157 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:48 pm

Just out of curiosity, does CLS seem to have a GPA floor? Just got my LSAC GPA back and I'm freaking out right now

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:58 pm

moonman157 wrote:Just out of curiosity, does CLS seem to have a GPA floor? Just got my LSAC GPA back and I'm freaking out right now

somewhere between 3.4 and 3.5

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby moonman157 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:02 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Just out of curiosity, does CLS seem to have a GPA floor? Just got my LSAC GPA back and I'm freaking out right now

somewhere between 3.4 and 3.5


Thanks. That's a bit reassuring. I just saw it a few minutes ago and sh*t a brick lol

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby Crowing » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:49 pm

From NYU's site: "Admission during Early Decision is binding on applicants. You must indicate your intention to apply for Early Decision on your application. You may not apply for another binding early decision program. If admitted, you must enroll at the Law School and immediately withdraw all applications at other law schools regardless of your status. Failure to honor these commitments will result in New York University School of Law revoking its offer of admission. As an Early Decision applicant, you will be informed by the end of December whether your application has been accepted, denied or held for further review. If your application is held, it will be considered again in the Regular Decision cycle."

Does this mean you cannot ED another school even if NYU doesn't accept you ED and rolls you into their RD pool? If that's the case, I may just ED Penn instead to keep UVA as a safety ED option.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:48 pm

Crowing wrote:From NYU's site: "Admission during Early Decision is binding on applicants. You must indicate your intention to apply for Early Decision on your application. You may not apply for another binding early decision program. If admitted, you must enroll at the Law School and immediately withdraw all applications at other law schools regardless of your status. Failure to honor these commitments will result in New York University School of Law revoking its offer of admission. As an Early Decision applicant, you will be informed by the end of December whether your application has been accepted, denied or held for further review. If your application is held, it will be considered again in the Regular Decision cycle."

Does this mean you cannot ED another school even if NYU doesn't accept you ED and rolls you into their RD pool? If that's the case, I may just ED Penn instead to keep UVA as a safety ED option.

Penn has similar language, though NYUs seems a little weaker. I think it just means that you can't have two ED apps pending at the same time, but don't rely on that as true.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby 2014 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:05 pm

ED Columbia, you will get NYU RD (perhaps off the WL, but you can feel very certain of getting it). If you aren't happy with your results by January, ED Penn then UVA real late if still pissed in March.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby iMisto » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:09 pm

2014 wrote:ED Columbia, you will get NYU RD (perhaps off the WL, but you can feel very certain of getting it). If you aren't happy with your results by January, ED Penn then UVA real late if still pissed in March.


This.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby senorhosh » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:50 pm

iMisto wrote:
2014 wrote:ED Columbia, you will get NYU RD (perhaps off the WL, but you can feel very certain of getting it). If you aren't happy with your results by January, ED Penn then UVA real late if still pissed in March.


This.


Same with NYU and Penn:

"An applicant may not be an Early Decision candidate at more than one law school during the same annual admissions cycle"
Columbia's ED contract seems a little bit more tighter on their wording though.

I would call to make sure but this seems pretty straightforward.

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Re: ED Strategy - 3.46/173

Postby 2014 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:04 am

Do what you gotta do but that clause is pretty much bullshit. Once a school has rendered a decision on your ED app they have no right to control your future ED behavior, and it is directly in Penn/UVAs favor to allow you to apply ED later.

I mean, I and everyone else sees what it says but you have to think practically here. If Columbia WLs your ED app they aren't going to spend the resources sandbagging you, they will have moved on. And then moving onto Penn, do you really think they are going to get butt hurt over not being your #1 choice? You are handing them an ED contract that gives them all of the leverage, they will happily take it from you and make their decision from this more powerful position.

So again the clause says what it says but I personally wouldn't pay it much mind.




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