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Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: !@#$% on August 24, 2004, 01:53:27 PM

Title: Does this sound like a reasonable addendum?
Post by: !@#$% on August 24, 2004, 01:53:27 PM
I'm trying to explain why the 4th year on my UG transcript shows an entire year of enrollment, but only one year of classes.  Does this sound like a reasonable addendum explanation?

Although I completed my undergraduate coursework at the end of the fall 1999 semester, I deferred accepting my degree until the end of the 1999-2000 academic year. During the spring semester of that year, I took a leave of absence to intern full-time at the U.S. Department of State and returned in May to graduate with my classmates.
Title: Re: Does this sound like a reasonable addendum?
Post by: Casper on August 24, 2004, 01:57:32 PM
Ughhh.  You don't need an addendum. 
Title: Re: Does this sound like a reasonable addendum?
Post by: !@#$% on August 24, 2004, 02:00:02 PM
Why not?  It's not really clearly explained anywhere else in my app so I have this big hole in my transcript, and it's actually a nicer way of saying I couldn't get the stupid form turned in on time to graduate in December.
Title: Re: Does this sound like a reasonable addendum?
Post by: dsong02 on August 24, 2004, 02:01:33 PM
the fact that you interned will suffice for your explanation.  i agree.  you dont need an addendum
Title: Re: Does this sound like a reasonable addendum?
Post by: bruiser on August 24, 2004, 02:04:45 PM
I think you should put it in there. Its well written and short.  They'll be relieved not to read a sob story on an addendum for once!