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What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process

1. Started my LSAT prep a year before I was planning on taking it
2. Gotten the PS bibles and spent my money on a tutor instead of a class
3. Gotten a better GPA =)
4. Applied Early (i.e. October)
5. Started my Personal Statement 6+ months before I applied.
6. Bribed a few adcomms


What about you?

gclemen1

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 09:09:14 AM »
1. practice with 5 section practice tests the entire time
2. started thinking about this whole process early
3. get my LORs figured out earlier
4. apply for more private scholarships
5. work on PS earlier

I am very happy with my results, and I really can not complain.  I feel very lucky, and the only reason I wish I did the things above is that it would have been a little bit less stressfull at the time!

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Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 09:55:03 AM »
Gotten better grades...for sure.

jags

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008, 10:19:38 AM »
Gotten a better GPA.  Of course

Gotten my LORs figured out earlier.  With three WLs, makes me wonder if an earlier complete date would have helped.


jags

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 10:26:22 AM »
Oh yeah, and targeted my personal statements. 

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 11:11:37 AM »
Apply early!!!

I submitted my apps mid-January and was waitlisted almost everywhere. Even now, I still haven't heard back from a handful of schools yet...the one exception was an acceptance with a sweet scholarship from my top choice (Very strange I know...and I can't explain how thankful I am.... I really dodged a bullet).


Other than that, no screwing around at the beginning of my undergrad. That is a long way back though, so it probably doesn't count.

AJ

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 11:24:21 AM »
...if there's any truth-in-reporting on LSN, I wish I would have known I could play grab-ass during my four-years of undergrad, then score a 165-170 on the LSAT and still get into a really respectable school. 

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 07:18:55 PM »
I wish I would've applied to more reaches and fewer safeties...I fear I might be plagued by "what if's?" for a few months now.

Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008, 07:34:42 PM »
Not consumed so much damn coffee on the morning of my LSAT retake...

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Re: What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently In The Admissions Process
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2008, 07:38:26 PM »
...if there's any truth-in-reporting on LSN, I wish I would have known I could play grab-ass during my four-years of undergrad, then score a 165-170 on the LSAT and still get into a really respectable school. 

Great point!  3.0 in at Duke... Gimme a break.

Mine... take the LSAT more than 1 FRIGGIN TIME! (Got into my first choice but money would have been nice)