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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Wait! I'm special!
« on: March 18, 2012, 08:52:03 PM »
OK, so here's my story.  Quite similar to a lot of folks on here, but I couldn't find anyones story 100% comparable to mine.

So here goes with the questions.

I'm looking at a 172 LSAT, so there's not a lot of concern there.  My question relates to overall GPA and GPA trends.

I went to college when I was 18 at a local community college for 2 years.  I pulled a mighty 2.5 GPA across approximately 60 credits ( this was 1993-1994 )

I then transfered to a 4 year school, it was also my first time out of the house, and decided I liked beer and chasing girls a lot more than doing to class.  This led to 40 more credits at a 0.3 GPA...(1994-1995).

This left with a 1.7ish GPA across 100 credits.

I then went to work, and after a layoff in 2009, I decided to come back to school full time and get both my undergrad degree and work towards either an MBA, JD, or joint program involving the two.

In 2 calendar years, I will have completed over 100 credits...20 on average for the fall/spring semesters and 12-15 for the summer semesters in between.  I've pretty much done the entire BA/BS program in 2 years since almost none of those earlier credits transfered in any way.

My GPA for this time period has been a 3.96, darn those A-s!

Now when you take the 200 or so credits and average them together, I end up with a 2.8ish.  That, on its face, makes me think that noone in the top few tiers would touch me with a 10 foot pole, however is there something I can do to emphasize the fact that it's two entirely different bodies of work?

Any suggestions/advice would be welcome.



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