Reapplying? How to put your best foot forward.
August 11, 2009
Today I’d like to talk to those of you who applied last year, were not accepted and wish to reapply this year to some of those same schools. You can do it, and here’s how:
First, call each school’s admissions office and inquire what the reapplication process entails. You might need to complete a new application, submit an updated personal statement, and reregister with LSAC.
Second, ask if you can speak with someone about why you were not accepted and what steps you can take to improve your chances. Generally, either your LSAT or GPA (or both) were not as competitive as the school was looking for. I recommend reapplying as long as you change something in your application. Take a look at my July 20th post to read about whether to retake the LSAT.
Lastly, you definitely want to make sure to alert the admissions committees of any honors, awards, or achievements that took place since you last applied. An addendum essay is a perfect opportunity to showcase these new accolades.
I encourage you to go for it!