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Law School Admissions / when people refer to apps as "complete"
« on: April 05, 2004, 08:20:55 AM »
this is going to be a stupid question but what does it mean when someone says their application is "complete".

Or that their app was completed on this date or that date.

Does the law school actually send you seomthing saying that the application is complete. Or does LSAC say that.

Or just what does it mean and who notifies you that it is complete.


i don't remember exactly since it's been 7 years, but i would say it's around 2.4.  I know, it's terrible :( and the lowest I've seen on any pre-law school board...

I guess your right though, i don't see it hurting the situation, and at least I'll have peace of mind that I did everything I could, even if I don't get in.

Some people say that if you have a low GPA or low LSAT, you can add an extra statement (not your personal statement) which explains the low performance. 

Do you think that is a good idea.  I actually did not write one for my low GPA because I had already sent in my apps before I found this site. 

Here was the situation.  I did have to work my way through school, the department is a top 10 in the nation at UCLA. 

I didn't want to sound like I was giving excuses, because really, the real reason for the low GPA was that it was just hard.  I didn't flake at classes, I didn't really have any activities that took my time away from studying, just work.  I didn't have a great life threatening disease...You get my drift.  Just reasons which most people probably have.   

Just wondering what your thoughts are.  If I should have or not. 


this hypothetical has probably been given before, just say you were only accepted to your last choice (lowest ranked school) and denied by all of the other higher ranked schools.  Should I accept the lower rank school and try to transfer later on, or keep waiting until I get into a higher ranked school, knowing that I may not even get into the lower ranked school anymore in the future?  It's assumed that location, price, and scholarship are equal.  And given that the GPA is below the 25 percentile but the LSAT is around or above the 75% of all schools.  Also, been working for 7 years in the computer industry.  U Major was Mathematics from UCLA. 

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