« on: August 15, 2006, 08:06:36 AM »
Definitely planning on keeping my two safeties, although they'll probably not be in my first round of apps -- Tech will likely go out before STCL, but I'll apply to both. And both are very solid for Texas, I know.
Since I already live in Houston, really the top choice among my likely ones (barring somehow getting tons of money from another school) is going to be Houston -- plus, my fiance would really like to be able to stay at his new job for more than a year (although he does say that at least if he has to move he can say 'Well, my wife is going to law school...') Our preference is to live in either Houston or Austin after school; we're not huge fans of Dallas, although we can live there. Scholarship offers definitely will play a role, as well. Texas, which is a huge huge reach, is probably the only school I would really consider taking the whole debt load on for regardless of money elsewhere.
Tulane is only on the list because I know it places well in Texas -- but it's a maybe because I'm concerned about the market for teachers given the current state of their public school system. That's definitely going to be a factor for me.
I'm debating if I should add Oklahoma to my list, but I'm not sure. If I can find my fee waiver, I might add George Mason in there too.
And I know.. there's a wide disparity with the schools. But I'm really only willing to apply to schools I would consider attending.