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General Board / Re: Skip Class For Interviews?
« on: February 15, 2005, 04:48:07 PM »
Arent grades usually the make or break factor for getting jobs and interships?
If you are falling behind in class, your putting your grades at risk.  What good is going to some hot shot firm out of state, making a good impression and then when they ask to see your grades, it's "uh-oh" time.

If you feel that you will have some job offers to pick from, I'd stay put and work on class and grades.

Rachel

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Non-Traditional Students / Multiple transcripts
« on: August 20, 2003, 10:33:54 AM »
Over the years, I have been at three different schools.

At the first university, I did "so-so" and pulled a 2.84 cumulative over three semesters.  At the second uni (DeVry :( ), in 2000, I was told that none of my 32 credits hours would transfer and I would need to start my CompSci degree all over again.  I said, "hell no", and stopped attending (I didn't drop out) and pulled a 0.5 on about 10 credit hours.

Now I am at my third university, as a Political Science major.  I've currently got a 3.2 institution GPA over 23 credit hours at this uni.  A's, B's, one C, and (yikes) a D (a badly taught compsci class).  Since my track record in PoliSci has been all A's, I have conservatively guesstimated a 3.5-3.6 when this is all said and done.  But that's only for my third university.

How the heck are admissions committees going to see this?  I'm sure to get nice recommendations and I am putting due diligence into my personal statement.  I'm confident to pull at least a 158-162 on the LSAT (I've not taken it yet).  I've worked full time during the day and put 9-15 credit hours each semester at night.  I have over 10 years in the IT world as a database and systems administrator.  I've also got four years military experience.

Could my "life experience" save me from that DeVry fiasco?  I'm at a loss as to how to explain myself on the addendum.  Anxiety is a PITA.

Cheers!

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