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Specific Groups => Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students => Topic started by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 06:44:50 AM

Title: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 06:44:50 AM
If your one of the older students that dropped out of school when you were in your teens, are you putting that on your app?

even it was a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnng time ago?
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: RobWreck on October 29, 2007, 07:26:24 AM
Absolutely... and how you went from that to a college graduate looking to got o law school sounds like the basis of a good personal statement. "Why you want to go to law school" carries a different amount of weight for us non-trads than it does for 'traditional' law school students. We've seen the world, been in it, and something has guided us to the decision that law school is where we belong. Use it...(just have the test scores and grades to back it up).
Rob
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 07:36:10 AM
problem with that is it will drop my gpa so low  i wont even qualify at the 25th level for any school!
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 08:30:59 AM
I just spoke to someone at Miami, and she said they normally only look about 5 years back, so if it was super long ago, it shouldn't be that big of a deal

woot woot!
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 09:28:45 AM
I got KICKED out of two colleges, I mentioned it in my grades addendum cuase I had like 5 F's to expalin, it was 15+ years ago and I had 100 dredits of 3.5 or better since I went back a few years ago, so I don't think it hurt me, but it KILLED my LSAC GPA, degree GPA was 3.92, LSAC was 2.9!

thats about what im expecting...
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 11:54:18 AM
hmmm, this can really throw all your plans out of whack.

Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 02:52:48 PM
well, LSAC people are neither knowledgeable nor helpful

I think its about time someone sued them...
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 29, 2007, 07:39:55 PM
im sure its been asked b4,but im having trouble seeing the ez answer

can u apply to a school FT, and if that should not pan out have it considered as PT?
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 30, 2007, 08:39:40 AM
LSAC lists 2 gpa's, right?

whats the difference?
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 30, 2007, 02:53:30 PM
when schools list their gpa range, is that the cumulative or just the degree gpa?
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: Ender Wiggin on October 30, 2007, 03:52:58 PM
Is this entire thread a flame?  Yoda has almost 20000 posts and doesn't know these things?
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: I am Penny Lane on October 30, 2007, 05:34:20 PM
im sure its been asked b4,but im having trouble seeing the ez answer

can u apply to a school FT, and if that should not pan out have it considered as PT?

Depends on the school. I had a friend that did this at a bunch of schools last cycle... she had mixed answers. For the record, I don't think she got into an PT after being rejected FT>

LSAC lists 2 gpa's, right?

whats the difference?

One is your LSAC GPA, one your Degree Summary. LSAC is the evil one.... degree summary will show how you did at the school from which you graduated.

Is this entire thread a flame?  Yoda has almost 20000 posts and doesn't know these things?

Yoda lives on the Off Topic board.
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on October 31, 2007, 06:47:47 PM
hmmm, perhaps the MBA might be more forgiving...

Must I submit a transcript from EVERY institution I've ever attended, including those where I participated in summer programs and semesters abroad?
You must submit transcripts from your degree-granting institutions and those whose grades were transferred to your degree-granting institution. It is not necessary to submit transcripts from summer course work or study abroad if it was not required for your degree, if it was less than 9 credit hours or if completion of these courses is reflected on your main transcript, which need not contain the actual grades you earned for them.
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: greggreggreg on November 03, 2007, 06:30:06 AM
problem with that is it will drop my gpa so low  i wont even qualify at the 25th level for any school!

Listen... my gpa was around 25th percentile, but by LSAT was above 75th.  Study your ass off.

Also, anything you put, or don't put on your law school app may not have reprocussions now (although you want to put everything) but when you go to take the bar they check EVERYTHING!  They check your history against your app and if you lied YOU CAN'T TAKE THE BAR!!!  Then you just waster 100-200k and nothing to show. 

Moral of the story:  Write a great essay and study your LSAT
Title: Re: Dropped out of college
Post by: ->Soon on November 03, 2007, 07:29:09 AM
My LSAT is above the 75th percent for all schools im applying to except 1, its that cumulative GPA thats going to cause me trouble   >:(