Applying after seat deposit

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Faustian89
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Applying after seat deposit

Post by Faustian89 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:20 am

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Re: Applying after seat deposit

Post by pancakes3 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:53 am

you lose most of the leverage gained from a killer march LSAT by committing to attend this cycle, both in terms of admissions, negotiating scholarships so the advice, not to be reductive, is to sit out and reapply.

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Re: Applying after seat deposit

Post by heythatslife » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:36 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:53 am
you lose most of the leverage gained from a killer march LSAT by committing to attend this cycle, both in terms of admissions, negotiating scholarships so the advice, not to be reductive, is to sit out and reapply.
Agree with this.

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Re: Applying after seat deposit

Post by Slytherpuff » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:52 pm

It would depend on the specific language of the seat deposit, but most schools would require you to withdraw from consideration at other schools if you weren't going to ride a waitlist there. You couldn't submit a new application to a T-14 if you put a seat deposit down elsewhere. I'd echo pancakes' advice and keep yourself open to reapplying next cycle with a better spring/summer LSAT score.

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Re: Applying after seat deposit

Post by Kavanagh » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:57 am

Do they look down upon second or third-time applicants?

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Re: Applying after seat deposit

Post by UVA2B » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 am

No. It’s better if you have material changes on your next application (better LSAT, promotion at work, etc.), but even with everything almost exactly the same, you’ll be treated the same (they may reference your previous app, so you’ll want new PS, DS, etc.).

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