« on: May 19, 2005, 11:38:05 AM »
I'm in the same boat, I applied in late January and although I got a lot of acceptances, I think I would have gotten a lot more scholarship $$ if I had applied earlier. I also have a lot of credit card debt and I'm seriously worried about taking out more loans right now. On top of it all, I'm not positive I want to go to law school, which is the best reason to take a year off! My question is, how does it affect how schools look at you when you reapply -- if I was admitted, and decided to take a year off, will the same school look at me positively, negatively, or neutral, as though I was applying for the first time?
I wouldn't expect them to automatically look at me favorably, but I just want to make sure they don't ding me for turning them down the year before. I would try to defer, but I'm still not sure where I want to go.
Oh, and my two schools are UCLA (no$$) and Emory (15K/year).