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I imagine that a lot of us will be making multiple deposits, which in turn will drag out the acceptance cycle even more... it's extra bad news for people stuck in WL limbo

why though?  youre going to make the decision in a couple months anyway...why waste money and tie up seats?

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I'll be putting down multiple deposits (2 to be exact).

The admissions counselor for USD told me to put down seat deposits at other schools because the majority of their decisions go out in May.....


I think there will be a slew of decisions after the seat deposit is due because schools will be able to see how much of their class is really full.

I'll bet many schools will wait til after the seat deposit deadlines to get back to us (inconsiderate of them, I know)...


true...they say this year is a very different year in terms of patterns...in fact i just got a waitlist from a school that said they are waiting to see how it will work out and they cant make a decision yet

so yeah i would expect that this cycle will be a shock to a few people (hopefully a good shock)

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I had the same question. Also, is anyone placing down more than one deposit?

why would you place more than one deposit?  You might as well make the decision now...worst case scenario...if you get rejected by all the schools youre waiting for, which would you choose?

unless you are REALLY on the fence...make a decision now...youll have to make it soon anyway...no use in wasting money

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I have a deposit due on 4/15...but i havent even heard from 2 others...not even a waitlist or a deferral...nothing...

shouldnt they at least tell me something before april?

i'm going to send the deposit anyway because if they havent responded by now, odds are against me...and i applied in mid october....

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: What happens if you just can't visit??
« on: February 24, 2006, 09:50:41 PM »
if you call and explain the situation i'm sure they can be flexible with you...

just make sure they send you something in writing to confirm the extension to avoid any problems

btw my seton hall deposit is due april 15

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Law School Applications / Re: Holding Off On Law School for a Year
« on: February 24, 2006, 05:17:10 PM »
Why don't you spend the year working in Chile so that it looks more productive? 

that would be a waste of time.  schools want a high lsat and gpa...and you have the high lsat...you will get in SOMEWHERE, esp with a unique story like that

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Google Maps
« on: February 22, 2006, 11:27:24 AM »
I was shocked to learn how many people don't know about these!

For those heading to completely new areas, or house-shopping from afar, try out the google maps to get a sense of a location without physically being there.
maps.google.com
Simply type in the name of a city (Chicago, IL) or an address (123 Main St, Chicago, IL), hit [enter] and click "satellite." You'll get a great satellite image of the area so you can see first hand if there are parks, golf courses, lakes, etc.
**Smaller cities will not have the satellite feature.

Wow .. 123 main St, Chicago, IL really exists  :o

Google Maps is the best

True Dat...double TRU!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 11, 2006, 03:57:05 PM »
in at touro with 8500 renewable if im in the top 25%...

how do i withdraw so i can let someone else have it?  I'd hate to tie up the waitlist or something if I know for sure i'm not going.

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Acceptances / Re: Response to schools you will not attend
« on: February 08, 2006, 04:02:14 AM »
hahahha that is so great

;D

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Law School Applications / Re: why so import to go to "top" school?
« on: February 05, 2006, 10:27:56 AM »
Ultimately, it depends on the person.  Some people can do really well on  standardized tests and are brilliant, but have no people skills.  Ever watch that show boston legal?  While the show far from non-fiction, it does have a character that is brilliant, who the partners always ask for advice.  and while he graduated harvard law and is a genius, he was not the most socially graceful person and didn't know how to deal with people, and so he was never chosen to be partner.

as you get older, less emphasis is placed on your law school and more on your experience

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