ED PENN?

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phillyboy23
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ED PENN?

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi,
Trying to decide if I should go ED Penn with a 3.97/171 & strong softs. I took the LSAT 4 times to get the 171 so I'm not sure how admissions will look at that.

I don't want to risk going Regular and not getting in, but I also don't want to go ED if its not necessary and give up the opportunity for some scholarship money.

Thoughts?

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icechicken
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Re: ED PENN?

Postby icechicken » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 pm

ED would be a terrible decision. You have great chances everywhere except HYS (and you have a decent shot at S if you write a strong app). Apply to Penn and a half-dozen of its peers and you should get in with great money.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby LSstudent » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 pm

Your numbers are solid and competitive for some money. I would suggest you do not ED, but do write a nice Why Penn for them.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:34 pm

icechicken wrote:ED would be a terrible decision. You have great chances everywhere except HYS (and you have a decent shot at S if you write a strong app). Apply to Penn and a half-dozen of its peers and you should get in with great money.


The 4 test scores don't change your response?

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby Rigo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:34 pm

Absolutely not.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 pm

I wouldn't (and didn't). Idk what your career goals look like but Penn probably isn't the only place that can get you there.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby Mullens » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:31 pm

ED doesn't really do much for your chances at Penn. might as well ED and not pay $300,000+ for law school with those numbers. You'll get great money somewhere (probably at Penn too)

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:46 pm

Mullens wrote:ED doesn't really do much for your chances at Penn. might as well ED and not pay $300,000+ for law school with those numbers. You'll get great money somewhere (probably at Penn too)


Worried if I do go ED I preclude myself from being considered for $$, but also worried if I don't go ED they may look at my 4 test scores as a deterrent.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby Rigo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 pm

phillyboy23 wrote:
Mullens wrote:ED doesn't really do much for your chances at Penn. might as well ED and not pay $300,000+ for law school with those numbers. You'll get great money somewhere (probably at Penn too)

Worried if I do go ED I preclude myself from being considered for $$, but also worried if I don't go ED they may look at my 4 test scores as a deterrent.

They don't give a shit about your 4 test scores.
And yeah you will 100% lose out on scholarship money EDing.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:48 pm

Rigo wrote:Absolutely not.


Thoughts on the 4 LSAT's? Also, does Penn offer any money to ED admits?

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Rigo wrote:
phillyboy23 wrote:
Mullens wrote:ED doesn't really do much for your chances at Penn. might as well ED and not pay $300,000+ for law school with those numbers. You'll get great money somewhere (probably at Penn too)

Worried if I do go ED I preclude myself from being considered for $$, but also worried if I don't go ED they may look at my 4 test scores as a deterrent.

They don't give a shit about your 4 test scores.
And yeah you will 100% lose out on scholarship money EDing.


Thanks! Disregard other post. Typing while you were answering

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby Rigo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:50 pm

phillyboy23 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Absolutely not.

Thoughts on the 4 LSAT's? Also, does Penn offer any money to ED admits?

Answered above. They will only consider your 171.
And no they do not. Do not be fooled if they tell you otherwise.
You could snag nearly a full ride from Penn RD. Just write a strong Why Penn essay.

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Re: ED PENN?

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:05 am

I had 4 LSATs. No one gave a shit. I got into every school I did with 3 LSATs except with more money due to the LSAT increase.

Do not ED. You will get some good offers at good schools.




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