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Personal Statement / Re: Is this a good personal statment? you decide...
« on: December 15, 2005, 07:43:05 PM »
I could take a look.....pm me.

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Denials / Re: Letters in Response to Rejection Letters
« on: December 13, 2005, 11:44:26 PM »
Dear Admissions Committee,

I was actually using a pseudonym instead of my real name when I applied to your school.  I am actually Paul (Insert Name of School Here) Connecticut, grandson of the founder of your school.  When I tell my dad what you did, he will tell my grandfather and he will have your head on a platter.  I plan to to give you two weeks to send my acceptance and at that time if I have not received your acceptance letter I will be having a long talk with my dad.

Thanks,

Paul, CT

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for the most part after writing your personal statement do you feel it's on par with the examples you have seen?  i like my statement, but after reading some of the samples in the princeton review book on personal statements ("34 real essays") I'm thinking mine is a little weak.  for anyone who has read those samples do you think they are ridiculously unrepresentative of what most people submit? 




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Personal Statement / Help....Is it okay to........
« on: December 11, 2005, 12:23:06 AM »
Is it okay to mention clients you worked for by their names?  Should you refer to them as "while working on a product launch for John Doe Pharmaceuticals" or " while working on a product launch for one of our clients".........just wondering if it's in poor taste to drop names.  Thanks.

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I have had one question pop up on a number of applications.  That questions is:

Have you ever been charged with a traffic violation involving felonious conduct or the use or possession of alchohol or drugs or which resulted in time spent in custody, a fine of $200 or more, or the revocation or suspension of your driver's license?

I answered "No" to this question because I interpreted it to be asking if there was one specific incident.....I had forgotten that i did have my license revoked when I was 17 (I am now 32) due to the number of points accumulated on my license. It was the culmination of many speeding tickets and not one incident that caused the revocation of my license.  Should I contact the schools I am applying to so I can change the answer or do you think I am fine with the answer given??

This whole process is getting to be way too stressful.......I'm going to go to business school! ;D

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LSAC and LSDAS / LSAC & Fee Waiver Question.....
« on: December 08, 2005, 09:27:06 PM »
If you have fee waivers and apply online through LSAC what happens at the end of the process when it requests payment?  Is there an option to click you recv'd a waiver?  Should I apply by paper app. for those schools that have granted a waiver?

Example:  I have several cards/emails from schools that state they have waived my app fee and I can apply online at LSAC.  They have the Visa/MC symbol next to their application online.  If I submit everything online how do I go about utilizing my waiver?

Some have stated to mail the waiver with this application which is great.  I'm just not sure how to proceed with those schools that do not state how to apply the waiver.

Any help would be appreciated.   

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I should send the addendum with the copies in the mail?  Should I reference this in an attachment to the electronic application?  A statement with the e-version of my academic addendum stating I'm following up with addt'l information in the mail?

Thank you so much, I'm really stressing about how to handle this.  It seems a little silly, but I need that .15 on my GPA.

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My undergrad works on a slightly modified grading scale and my GPA ends up being lower with the conversion by LSADAS.  Due to this conversion they reported my GPA lower than it actually is by about .15 which puts me below a 3.0 overall.  I spoke with LSDAS and they won't recognize my school's scale and they advised me that they do not send the back side of my transcript w/ the report.  Therefore, no school would see the grading scale difference.  I'm worried they may overlook this and think my GPA (which isn't great to begin with) is lower than it should be.

Should I just mail all of my applications with an addendum and a copy of the back side of my transcript?

Can I apply online and then include at the bottom of my academic addendum that I will be forwarding an official copy of my transcript which will show the scale?

Should I apply electronically and follow up with a paper app. with the offical transcript included?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.....I want to get this done today and then send everything tomorrow or at least by the end of the week for all of my target schools...................... 

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Law School Applications / Question about academic addendum....
« on: December 07, 2005, 06:09:42 PM »
If a school doesn't specifically mention that they're interested in an academic addendum is still okay to send one? 

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Personal Statement / How important are EC's????
« on: November 27, 2005, 09:20:45 PM »
I'm 29 years old, 7 years work experience and I have this big gap on my apps when they ask about extracurriculars.  I have none.  How much will this hurt me?  Anyone else have that section COMPLETELY empty.  Should I write that I help old people cross the street?

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