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Law School Applications / Re: When do borderline candidates get accepted?
« on: January 07, 2008, 02:15:36 PM »
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Does anyone know what you do if you haven't heard by April 1? Send in a deposit for another school and possibly have to lose the money?
Ditto to this question, anyone?
I've heard to put a deposit down.  Otherwise you're risking having no seat anywhere.

You still have over 2.5 months, relax. =)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Setup for Game 2, Test 12 Dec 94
« on: January 07, 2008, 09:04:43 AM »
Ok, thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Setup for Game 2, Test 12 Dec 94
« on: January 07, 2008, 12:05:25 AM »
I'm curious if anyone was able to make useful deductions in the global diagram for this game aside from FJ needing to be with one adult.

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A course is going to teach you how to approach solving problems.  If you have been trying to figure out your own way to solve problems prior to that, you will probably have to unlearn some methods.  Of course, if you have some experience, you may also realize that some of the methods in the class do not work as well for you as they may for others. 

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No, the report should be sent to them automatically.  What the admissions staff does with it from there probably depends on the institution.  You may want to call a week or two later to ensure the updated score is reflected in your file, but you will not have to pay $12 for each new report you want to be sent.

Most schools that I have looked at have rolling admissions.  If you indicate that you are retaking in February and they think they will have seats available, all of them have told me that they would not reject based on my current score.  You will want to call the school to ask.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Credit Score for Private Loans
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:27:28 PM »
annualcreditreport.com was free for each of the three main credit ranking services when I checked last year.  You won't get your score with this method, but you can see if there are any issues that you need to remedy prior to applying for a loan.

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Law School Applications / Re: The ABA stats on the LSAC website...
« on: January 04, 2008, 03:33:07 PM »
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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: I could REALLY use some help
« on: January 04, 2008, 12:25:21 PM »
fair enough I just am tired of hearing "well raise your lsat score" it's kind of like "oh yeah no crap".  I think most people figure this out on their own.

Most people realize that a higher LSAT score will help their chances.  I also think that a lot of people do not realize that adequate preparation can enable them to drastically increase their score.  From what I have read online a lot of people have prepared marginally, scored below where they want to be, then resign themselves to not being able to achieve a higher score and settling for the schools that are in their range. 

It may be a fruitless endeavor to pursue a retake, but the downside is usually minimal compared to the possibilities and there are numerous anecdotes on this forum of people who pushed their scores up 5-10 points because they did study.  I think it is good advice to give and is one of the few things, if not the only thing, that a lot of us can do that will have a significant impact on our chances of acceptance at certain schools at this stage.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Federal Loans?!
« on: January 04, 2008, 12:12:50 PM »
I believe you can borrow $20,500 regardless of need.  Aside from that, I think your 2007 income will be considered in other federal loan programs.  Look for EFC (expected family contribution) calculators online.  I know you are independent, but the calculators I have used in the past take your salary and your dependent status into account.  My family contribution is $0, but my personal contribution is almost the first year's worth of tuition at my reach. 

I know it does not seem right to use last year's income to calculate this year's contribution, but the way I look at it is if I knew I was going to school this year, I should have saved some money last year to help.  I saved a decent amount, but not what my expected contribution is.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: WUSTL full-ride vs. T14
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:24:46 PM »
If you are receiving full tuition from WUSTL, I think that the chances of you receiving no scholarship assistance from every T14 you are accepted to is fairly low.  The freedom of not having $100,000+ in debt hanging over me would probably be more enjoyable than attending another school.  Excluding HYS or Chicago, I would take the money, but I also have no desire to live in the Northeast. 

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