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Reapplying Downsides

dandelionsroar
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Hi,

After receiving my decisions for this year I feel that I somewhat shot myself in the foot with how late I applied in the cycle. So I am tempted to apply again this upcoming cycle. However, even though I was waitlisted at the majority of the schools I applied, I did end up getting into a school that is lower on my list with a small scholarship. I already deposited at this school as well. My worry is that if notify the school that I no longer will be attending next year and apply again, can I no longer apply to this school the second time around? Will they automatically be biased against my second application? I feel that I would be if I was an admissions officer.

Thank you in advance for any advice, and even just for allowing me to clear my head:)
Dave Killoran
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dandelionsroar wrote:Hi,

After receiving my decisions for this year I feel that I somewhat shot myself in the foot with how late I applied in the cycle. So I am tempted to apply again this upcoming cycle. However, even though I was waitlisted at the majority of the schools I applied, I did end up getting into a school that is lower on my list with a small scholarship. I already deposited at this school as well. My worry is that if notify the school that I no longer will be attending next year and apply again, can I no longer apply to this school the second time around? Will they automatically be biased against my second application? I feel that I would be if I was an admissions officer.

Thank you in advance for any advice, and even just for allowing me to clear my head:)


Hi Dandelion,

Your suspicions in this case are correct. While you certainly can reapply there, they will likely negatively view your decision to withdraw your app and not attend their law school after depositing. They will correctly surmise you are reapplying to get better offers, and most likely simply walk away from your app and reject you. The only way around this is if you come up with some explanation for the decision, but even then they'd say why not defer a year instead of reapply? I don't see a way around that objection (at least not off the top of my head).

Thanks!
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