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scolomon

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Whine whine where's my letter
« on: April 18, 2004, 06:49:10 PM »
If you send your stuff out late
You receive responses late
and you have a worse chance at getting scholarship money or accepted
If you are wondering why you haven't heard from all of your law schools yet it is because you applied too late.
Period.
I had everything out october 1st and recently heard from the last law school holding out.
Be smart
apply early

Lavia

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004, 08:01:48 PM »
If you send your stuff out late
You receive responses late
and you have a worse chance at getting scholarship money or accepted
If you are wondering why you haven't heard from all of your law schools yet it is because you applied too late.
Period.
I had everything out october 1st and recently heard from the last law school holding out.
Be smart
apply early

That only works if you know that you want to go to law school early. I didn't even THINK about going to law school until October...then I started studying and took the LSAT in December and February, and then I had to scramble to get things together (had to do some research, be sure I wanted to be a lawyer, etc.)

But I agree...send it out early and you hear back much earlier.

Good luck everyone!!

Lavia

Ziva

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2004, 08:43:15 PM »
Or they're borderline and the LSs are taking a wait and see position.

Lavia, where did you find that pic?  It's really cute. 

scolomon

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004, 10:26:51 PM »
Or they're borderline and the LSs are taking a wait and see position.

Lavia, where did you find that pic?  It's really cute. 

It may be because you are borderline but if you were a borderline candidate that applied in october you would have heard back already.
If you were borderline and you applied late you probably wouldnt get in
Those are the cruel facts of law school admissions

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004, 11:23:36 PM »
no no, I got my application out in October, and haven't heard back from Florida State (like it matters)

scolomon

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2004, 11:31:55 PM »
that is crazy.  What are your stats?

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2004, 11:59:31 PM »
162/2.9

check out lawschoolnumbers for complete stats

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2004, 01:56:54 AM »
I agree, it's very beneficial to apply early. Paradoxically, I applied in early November and have yet to hear from 4 schools and am waitlisted at 3. It's good practice to submit your apps. ASAP, but if you are in the middle of the pack, as it appears I am, your app. may be shuffled aside, thereby, diminishing any advantage you had by applying early. My track record with LS's this year can attest to this. It is not practical to apply late, but applying early does not always guarantee a prompt response.

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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2004, 02:06:20 AM »
Some schools are not actually on rolling admissions, just rolling notification.  These schools send out acceptances and rejections in waves, but they leave many apps active until they reach the final wave of letters.  It's actually possible to be "passed" over through several waves at one of these schools, and then to be let in during a later wave.  I'm not sure what schools do this though, and in general it's definitly a BIG advantage to apply early.
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Re: Whine whine where's my letter
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2004, 02:39:23 AM »
I had all of my stuff in over a month and a half early... and I still have yet to hear from 3 schools. USD, Santa Clara among them... so getting your stuff in earlier does not mean that one hears back early, period.

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