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impulse to send out one more application?

impulse to send out one more application?
« on: January 11, 2009, 08:58:51 PM »
Anyone else feel the need to send out just one more application, perhaps across the country, even though it's January? While I wait for my decisions, I have considered sending out yet another app because 1) it's cold outside and 2) I haven't heard back from all my damn schools yet.

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Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 09:11:46 PM »
I've been periodically sending more apps out, I have one more and then I'm done... I think.

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 08:33:18 AM »
Anyone else feel the need to send out just one more application, perhaps across the country, even though it's January? While I wait for my decisions, I have considered sending out yet another app because 1) it's cold outside and 2) I haven't heard back from all my damn schools yet.

Go for it. It's not that late. January 1st is about the halfway point from what I understand.

You won't get in if you don't apply.

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 08:38:55 AM »
Anyone else feel the need to send out just one more application, perhaps across the country, even though it's January? While I wait for my decisions, I have considered sending out yet another app because 1) it's cold outside and 2) I haven't heard back from all my damn schools yet.

Over the weekend I felt the urge to apply to some schools in the LA market (which I completely overlooked somehow). I am still debating if it is even worth it at this point.

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 08:44:11 AM »
Anyone else feel the need to send out just one more application, perhaps across the country, even though it's January? While I wait for my decisions, I have considered sending out yet another app because 1) it's cold outside and 2) I haven't heard back from all my damn schools yet.

Over the weekend I felt the urge to apply to some schools in the LA market (which I completely overlooked somehow). I am still debating if it is even worth it at this point.

Applying in January is not a death sentence. There may be a slight disadvantage, but by no means, are you going to be auto-dinged unless your 75%+

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 09:13:36 AM »
It's just that my reasoning for throwing anotehr app out there is,ah,weak. I forgot to apply to any schools in warm climates. I cannot afford to move too far away from the Northeast, mind you, as I want to be able to visit family. But now, in 20 degree weather, I am musing, family shamily. I shoulda applied to Mercer.

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 10:09:39 AM »
It's just that my reasoning for throwing anotehr app out there is,ah,weak. I forgot to apply to any schools in warm climates. I cannot afford to move too far away from the Northeast, mind you, as I want to be able to visit family. But now, in 20 degree weather, I am musing, family shamily. I shoulda applied to Mercer.
???

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 11:37:26 AM »
It's just that my reasoning for throwing anotehr app out there is,ah,weak. I forgot to apply to any schools in warm climates. I cannot afford to move too far away from the Northeast, mind you, as I want to be able to visit family. But now, in 20 degree weather, I am musing, family shamily. I shoulda applied to Mercer.
???

To be clearer: once I move to a new city for law school, I won't have the $$$ to visit family back home if I move too far away. Hopping on a plane is not an option, as I have a young family and will be living on loans. So I only applied to schools near family, in tundra-like NY. Yet Georgia sounds nice and warm and I almost want to send another application out, family be damned.

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Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 10:23:46 AM »
I almost applied to Duke the other day but I'm realizing how important location is for me.

Re: impulse to send out one more application?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 05:17:16 PM »
I keep having this impulse too.  I've realized that any place I'd apply to, I'd end up eliminating pretty quickly though.  So I think I'll save the money and be happy with my choices.