Should I apply ED?

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fordcraw95

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Should I apply ED?

Post by fordcraw95 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:04 pm

I have a 3.91 undergrad GPA and a 168 LSAT. I'd like to get into a T13 and hopeful for a T10. Wondering if I should apply early decision to Penn/Columbia/NYU? Will it make a difference for me?

The Lsat Airbender

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Re: Should I apply ED?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm

Copy-pasting my post from a similar thread:

You're barely a reverse splitter. If you were a 163/4.0, and somehow had no way of improving that 163, then it might make sense to take an ED gamble in order to get the outcome of sticker at a T14. But with 168/3.91 you can do a lot better than sticker at a T14.

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Re: Should I apply ED?

Post by decimalsanddollars » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:25 pm

Also posting, as I did on another similar thread, to strongly suggest you not apply for binding early decision because you'd be leaving money on the table.

https://mylsn.info/mt89uq/

This myLSN output shows that you have a fighting chance at most of the t13, plus a very good chance at Cornell on down. You should blanket the t13 (maybe even t20) to increase your options/chances, not silo yourself for one specific school. Some users on this forum (BrainsyK comes to mind) have had success with ED at Columbia, but s/he was 170/3.7 iirc which is a different situation.

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Re: Should I apply ED?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 pm

Also wanted to add that it makes no sense to care about the T13/T10 boundary here. Schools move up and down that rankings band all the time and they're all peers of each other. Anyone who would turn down a large scholarship at Cornell to attend UVA at full price (which you're implicitly willing to do if you ED with your numbers) is insane.

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Re: Should I apply ED?

Post by fordcraw95 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:54 pm

The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Copy-pasting my post from a similar thread:

You're barely a reverse splitter. If you were a 163/4.0, and somehow had no way of improving that 163, then it might make sense to take an ED gamble in order to get the outcome of sticker at a T14. But with 168/3.91 you can do a lot better than sticker at a T14.
Thanks for this. Very helpful. Where can I find the other thread you referenced?

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Re: Should I apply ED?

Post by decimalsanddollars » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:02 am

fordcraw95 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:54 pm
The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Copy-pasting my post from a similar thread:

You're barely a reverse splitter. If you were a 163/4.0, and somehow had no way of improving that 163, then it might make sense to take an ED gamble in order to get the outcome of sticker at a T14. But with 168/3.91 you can do a lot better than sticker at a T14.
Thanks for this. Very helpful. Where can I find the other thread you referenced?
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=306271

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