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I actually applied to U of Chicago and never sent in a check because I had no chance =

I understand the whole what if  cuz I applied to Upenn, Columbia and Cornell - but NYU, and U of C were just so huge reeaches based off of their numbers and their desire to overtake HYS - that it didn't seem worth aplpying - plus strange as it may sound :

I grew up in NYC and live in NYC and I have a huge bias against NYU - I dont care if they ever overtake Columbia - they will always be one of those schools I woldnt waste money on......they seem to have really bought there way in to the top as oppsed to earning it from scholarship and what not.......that also means they are numbers whore so I doubt they look beyond them.

thats just it most of my schools are so closely ranked (usnews and personal preference that i am waiting it out :


no idea where I will want to go.  none whatsoever - but getting in GW has taken out the anxiety level of not getting in anywhere out of the equation and it has also taken out the "what if I dont get into a top school" anxiety factor out - I am just annoyed I have to wait so long to hear back from other schools.

I also havent sent out my aid info yet and that is going to be a huge factor.

yeah I wonder about that whole withdrawing thing - but part of me is like I paid for those fees I should at least make em work and give me a response of reject of accept and then wait for financial aid info before I start "REJECTING" schools outright....I still dont know where I am going with only 1 admit (although a very good one) soI expect responses sometime in February.

nothing immoral about holding spots until you are sure

Law School Admissions / To those who overapplied - what are you gonna do?
« on: January 24, 2005, 08:29:28 AM »
I applied to 14 schools - 12 I paid for and my numbers meant I was a big reach to extreme reach for 10 of those schools - now i am in the highest ranked school I could possibly get in to, excluding cornell, columbia and penn - I feel like I overapplied and spent a wad of money for security -

does anyone else feel the same way - I mean my acceptance to GW knocks out 3 schools I no longer have any interest in.  But haven't heard back from yet - unless they by some miracle offer me a free ride.

In at GW with a split score of 148 and 159, hispanic. ::) :P
they do look beyond numbers.  I am even surprised...very surprised.  I expected a rejection frankly but i guess my ps and background were interesting enough.


Law School Admissions / FAFSA - How to list more than 6?
« on: January 06, 2005, 01:49:29 PM »
Can someone tell me how I do this?  I tried searching in the xoxo threads but it is always cluttered with nonsensical stuff.  Help me out pleeeeeeaaaasssse!

lawschool feign - may I ask how many years of work experience you have?

call me a whino - but I felt it was better to give them more information than less - I am a reach at all but one or 2 of my school I applied to.  I sent a

1) GPA/Major addendum (just explain why I have so many random lower level courses and my switch from economics to a humanities major.
2) LSAT addendum
3) Professional Gap Addendum after a school requested I explain my "time off"

That's three addendums plus one PS and 2 optional diversity/socio-economic essays in one document.

So yeah I deluged them but I prefer to have the peace of mind that they rejected me after I put up my best case rather than not provide enough information about me.

Law School Admissions / Re: Currently unemployed
« on: January 06, 2005, 10:46:27 AM »
I left my job almost 2 years ago to take time off and started looking for work in the spring before I found something permanent in the early fall and law schools definietly wondered what I had done.  I even got a separate note asking for me to account for my "unemployed" time.  It does look bad.  I dont regret my leaving my job I needed time to think - but I do regret not having started sooner to look for a job. 

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino Thread
« on: January 06, 2005, 10:39:08 AM »
I have to agree with marie cutie - there is definitely a differnce perceived between black americans and black hispanics/latinos. -

non black hispanics in my experience look upon black hispanics as no different from them (my experience) - however if you are talking about black americans it is completely different - and often there are negative stereotypes associates with them - and even sometimes a level of distrust.

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