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stuffnuff

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This cycle or next cycle, you decide
« on: March 11, 2009, 06:28:12 PM »
I'm debating on whether going forward with LS this cycle or waiting for next cycle.  All feedback is welcome.  So here's my dilemma: I live in WA state and (at this point in time) expect to want to return here after LS. My numbers are 165/3.4 (non-URM). I was unable to get my dean's cert in to U of Wash in time, so I have missed out on them this cycle. But I have, so far this cycle, received admissions and scholarships from similarly ranked schools, so I have plenty of incentive to just go ahead with this cycle. Also, I've already been out of undergrad for 3+ years and have just been sitting on my hands since graduation. So with all of that in mind (as well as the pros/cons below), what is your insight/advise?

Reasons to defer:
UW has pole position in the Northwest
At UW, I would pay in-state tuition
Potential to increase LSAT score and the benefits that would bring

Reasons to not defer:
LSAT score could decrease, diminishing chances at UW
Giving up current acceptances/schollys from quality schools
Preditions of next cycle being much harsher
Being out of school for another year
Lost wage from delaying graduation from LS another year
Inflation of tuition could dramatically increase

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Re: This cycle or next cycle, you decide
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 06:48:35 PM »
We need to know which other options you have and $$$ at those schools.

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Re: This cycle or next cycle, you decide
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 06:51:14 PM »
We need to know which other options you have and $$$ at those schools.
William and Mary with 7.5K/year
Iowa with 5k/year
Tulane with 20K/year (probably not a peer school, but a good school and good offer)