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Early decisions

Early decisions
« on: October 11, 2007, 06:53:07 PM »
What happens to a schmuck that applies to several schools under their binding early decision programs and gets accepted to more than one? What are the sanctions for turning down the early decision offers?

Re: Early decisions
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 07:07:05 PM »
you're not allowed to apply to more than one binding.

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Re: Early decisions
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007, 07:44:14 PM »
The LSAC could easily pick up on this pattern.

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Re: Early decisions
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2007, 07:52:37 PM »
I think LSAC would probably only notice if a school tipped them off... after all there are thousands of us out there which means hundreds of thousands of applications.

However, if one school notifies LSAC you will be screwed.

Re: Early decisions
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 10:10:08 PM »
Just don't do it.  It's easy to get caught with everything being electronic. The worst that can happen is probably your acceptances repealed. I really doubt there is any info on this, because I'm pretty sure no one is daring or stupid enough to apply ED to several schools.

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Re: Early decisions
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 11:59:56 PM »
Your LSDAS report includes schools that you have indicated an intent to matriculate at, which includes early decisions.  Don't do it.  You can be blacklisted by all of the law schools.

Re: Early decisions
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007, 10:22:57 AM »
While I completely agree and you should not apply ED to more than one school "intent to matriculate" does not include where you applied ED. I applied ED to Penn last cycle and that was never listed under my intent to matriculate form... And it isn't until you actually enroll.

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Re: Early decisions
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007, 11:04:12 AM »
It can be, the school has that option.