CADM1UM wrote:HenryHankPalmer wrote:CADM1UM wrote:Anyone know if submitting a "Why Vandy" essay would help at all?
I'm a splitter at their 75th LSAT but below 25th GPA. Submitted back in October but haven't heard back yet and I think some other splitters are in the same boat. Vandy is definitely my first choice and the only reason I wouldn't go if I got in is if I was forced to pay sticker. Would writing a "Why Vandy" talking about how it is my first choice and how much I would love to go help at all and maybe persuade an acceptance out of them instead of a waitlist or worse?
I can’t say how much it would help, but I am in the exact same situation as you are and I submitted one after I visited. It can’t hurt, right?
Yeah I’m going to visit when the new semester starts and then might write one after my visit. Hopefully someone who knows a bit more about it can help us
Outside of the T6 a Why essay will literally never hurt your chances with a school if it's well-written. I also wrote one that was based on my visit and submitted it with my app. I think Vandy has been moving slowly in general this cycle with respect to splitters so I don't think you're necessarily sunk if you don't send one in but if you think you can write a decent one then why not?