« on: February 10, 2011, 08:19:32 PM »
I visited Creighton last november. Rather than ramble on, ask some specific questions about the college and Omaha and I'll fill you in.
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So Chief, I take it that you plan to collect a pension before enrolling? If so that should help make it so that you don't need to take out any loans to cover expenses not covered by GIBill.Not all of us are officers making big bank. I am enlisted and making a lot closer to typical PD pay. With my retirement I should be fairly comfortable.
As I have gotten older 2 or 3 years doesn't seem as long as it used to and it means I won't have any regrets about my GPA. I will have everything ready, without the risk that a kid right out of college is going to have to take. Honestly, I think most law students would do well to start preparing that soon.
I'd like to add that not all officers are making big bank. Contrast these positions with their civilian counterparts and you'll soon realize the disparity. You know that military service has never been about the money anyway.
I agree that age puts things more into perspective. I will not enter LS until the 2016 cycle at the age of 41. When I consider that I will spend at least three of the next five years deployed, returning from deployment, and training to deploy, that time does not seem all that far off. Besides perspective, you have to keep a long term goal in mind to make it through the difficult times. LSD provides a great forum for keeping these goals in focus.
i was preparing to take the february lsat after 7 months of studying (literally 3-4 hours a day, and i spent 6-9 hours a day during christmas break - not much of a vacation i know) im in a kaplan prep course and i scored a 156 on my 5th practice test tonight (my first score was a 148) and this was the best score i've gotten yet. i know i should probably postpone until june for taking the test but after all of the hard work ive done i almost feel like ill never get the score i want (a 163 or 164 is my ultimate goal) does anyone have any advice? am i being paranoid or am i at all correct in my fears of just never improving my score enough to get to my goal? i may have even been studying TOO hard (didn't know there was such a thing..) and studying along with 18 credits for my college classes has been difficult, to say the least. has anyone else had this same kind of discouragement? i'd appreciate any advice anyone may have (minus the every test gone be hardest ever remarks of course - not that those arent absolutely hilarious)
thanks so much for even reading my post!
I'm late on this one too, but US Navy. still working on my bachelors hoping to apply for the entering class in 2013 to Harvard, Cornell and as for the rest i'm still making my list. If you can get into Harvard or Cornell, it is a great opportunity with the yellow ribbon program. You could walk away with virtually no debt if you used TA while on active duty. There are others too but i'm still researching.
1. should I do it? (worth it?)
2. should I still take the final for this semester? or just begin to prepare for the LSAT and take the Dec. or Feb. test?
4. will my drop out record adversely affect (how much) my reapplying?
5. should I suspend instead of dropping out from my current school?
6. do I need to send my first year transcript to LSAC for reapplying?
Don't feed the trolls. :-pYou see that? Where was I trolling? I was simply telling her the truth.