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UCLA - does Early Decision help at all?

UCLA - does Early Decision help at all?
« on: June 17, 2008, 08:47:46 PM »
I know they say that it gives no advantage for students who apply to UCLA Law in the Early Decision program, but does it give anyone who is competitive any better or a chance of getting in?  It's my first choice school and I'm dying to get in.

Re: UCLA - does Early Decision help at all?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 10:25:14 PM »
I don't think it makes much of a difference -- the GPA/LSAT of people accepted on LSN stayed pretty constant throughout the cycle right up until UCLA started taking waitlist people, when the numbers dipped a little bit. This cycle might be anomalous, though, since UCLA got way more applications this year than they typically deal with (8,000-something, rather than 6,000), so even early applicants ended up having to wait a long time to hear back.

Good luck with your applications!