« on: May 22, 2007, 01:24:02 PM »
There are only a handful of schools that will accept transfer students based on just their first semester grades, that is what I meant by early action. Only one of my second semester grades has been released so far; they aren't due until next monday. Having an early start on transfering has obvious advantages with financial aid, housing, OCI etc. I was on the 15 credit schedule my first year. My entire section WAS taking 15 credits but roughly 2/3 dropped down to 12 after orientation. I guess it really depends on the type of student you are. They will tell you that you need to put 3 hours of reading/studying in for every 1 hour of class, but that is absurd. That would 60 hours/week for the full class load. I'd say I probably spent more like 1.5 hours on reading/studying for every hour of class. It just depends on how long it takes you to read and to understand the concepts. I felt the 15 credit/hour schedule was fine, a lot of people might disagree, but the grades don't lie. Of the people from my section who made the deans list, the vast majority were taking 5 classes rather than just 4. As for this summer, I have an unpaid internship at a legal aid clinic. It's something i'm doing to get some practical experience. Many of my classmates decided to get a headstart by taking a few classes over the summer. The only advice I can give is to always do you're reading before class and to make your own outlines. Try not to buy any suppplements unless the professor really sucks, you want to keep in mind that the prof is giving you the grade so you want to learn their law.