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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / One? Visit: Make it Count
« on: March 06, 2007, 04:39:41 AM »
Right now I'm a few thousand miles (and around $1000, before any reimbursements) away from the nearest school I've applied to.  I don't want to go in completely blind, but obviously I can't visit everywhere... perhaps not even more than one city.

I probably won't find out about finaid offers, or admission to H or S (if it happens) until it's too late to be able to make or change plans, so I'm going on my gut feelings and casual research so far.

If I have one visit, what should I do?

a) Visit the current first-choice.  If I like it, and circumstances stay similar, I go.  If I don't like it... uh, time to panic about my choice, I guess.

b) Visit the current second choice and see if it can pull me away.

Difficulty: they aren't remotely close, I can't skip so much school over here, and they're both on the less generous side when it comes to travel reimbursement.  I'd need an extra week and an extra $couple hundred to visit both.  I barely have money for the first visit.  Obviously, visiting both would be ideal, but play along for me and answer as though that's completely impossible :-)  What do you do?

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Choosing the Right Law School / saving safeties
« on: August 28, 2006, 12:18:01 AM »
Looking at application fees has me a bit frightened (see my username on LSN).  Hidden choices (marked by "H") are--I wouldn't call them all safeties, but they aren't priorities.  Am I right in thinking that my applications to them might not be as time-critical as the rest?  I'm hoping I'll hear something positive from one of my EA schools in December, and planning to not apply to the rest if I'm already in at UVA, Gtown, or Penn.

I know I won't be saving anything on the applications by saving fee-waived schools for later, but I'll be saving the $12 for an LSDAS report, and money is tight.

Good strategy?

(That isn't my list of safeties, which I'm still a bit stumped on... it's a couple plus all fee waivers.  If anyone wants to suggest some good safeties in or near a major city or college town at least, I'm all ears.)

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A few weeks ago I finally came up with a topic and was so thrilled to have anything that I pounded two pages out just like that.

Since then I've done nothing.  I read it over and it comes off badly, but I'm reluctant to throw away the idea.  Please, generous LSDers, tell me what you think based on my vague description:

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So, this raises a few questions
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Any help would be great--thanks in advance.

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Studying for the LSAT / deleted
« on: May 09, 2006, 04:32:38 PM »
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