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lemonade

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Deferring for a year
« on: May 25, 2006, 01:11:14 AM »
Is anyone thinking about deferring for a year? What are your reasons?

Can you apply to other schools if you defer at one school?

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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 01:57:17 AM »
Anyone?

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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2006, 02:11:38 AM »
Is anyone thinking about deferring for a year? What are your reasons?

Can you apply to other schools if you defer at one school?

PM the poster named "Thou", he has some experience in deferrals.  Also, schools have different policies relating to defferals.  Contact the school that you are thinking of deffering about their stated policies.
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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006, 08:58:12 AM »
Almost universally, you cannot apply to other schools for a year.  In essence that would be saying "I'm really committed to your school.  I just need to get my ducks in a row before I come...unless I find something else better."  When you defer, you have to imagine that you're already enrolled at the school, just not taking classes for a year.  If you apply to other schools, the offer of admission will be taken away, and you can pretty much bet on not getting into that school again.  Your best bet it to defer, and ask about withdrawing after deferring for a year.  Then if it's acceptable, withdraw first, and apply to schools again.  That gives you a much better chance to get into the school you were orginally admitted to, although I won't say that no adcomms wouldn't feel a little offended and not admit you because you wavered.

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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2006, 11:32:55 AM »
Thanks for the info. My question is, how will the school I'm defering to know that I'm applying to other schools? Can they find out through LSAC?

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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2006, 02:03:09 PM »
I deferred last year at GMU because I didn't get LSAT score until late in the game (Feb LSAT) so I couldn't apply everywhere.  I applied to a bunch of places this year and I'm not going to GMU.  Defer if you are unsure, then apply elsewhere.
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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006, 02:11:42 PM »
So did you tell GMU that you were applying to other schools?....Is there a way for law schools to find out? How do schools generally view deferrment?

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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006, 11:56:09 PM »
I'm deferring for a year and starting at NU in fall '07; I'm working for an academic year with a program I was involved in during my undergrad at WM, which should be interesting and productive in terms of my career goals. Plus I got more scholarship $$ for deferring, so everyone is happy.
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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2006, 03:20:09 AM »
How did you get more money by deferring? I thought schools didn't like to see students defer.

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Re: Deferring for a year
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2006, 04:07:16 AM »
I would also be very interested to know how you got MORE $$ by deferring.