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Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: May 10, 2005, 11:32:38 AM »
Resume link (save it, then open it)
http://www.hunterthinks.com/solo/lawschool/Hunter_Hogan-Resume.mdi

Resume notes
I excluded menial labor jobs from before I was 18.

In the computer industry, technical certifications have become employment requirements as important as education and experience. Of the tens of millions of people worldwide that work in computers, over two million have achieved at least one certification from Microsoft alone. However, few people have earned as many certifications as I have.

Certification# Worldwide
MCP (Any one certification) 963,606
MCSA Windows 2000   104,703
MCSA Windows 2003     11,314
MCSE Windows 2000   244,153
CompTIA A+   > 500,000
CompTIA Network+   ~ 135,000
CompTIA Server+~ 10,000
From www.mcpmag.com/certbasics and www.comptia.org

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Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: May 10, 2005, 11:28:13 AM »
This is probably the most thoughtful thread I have ever read on this board. Thank you.

Thanks!

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Law School Admissions / Re: High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: May 10, 2005, 10:29:50 AM »
[I titled this document based on the school's application. Houston specifically asked if I was ever placed on probation - here is the document I gave them.]

Notes Concerning Application Question Number 6
In the fall of 1994, I became disenchanted with school. I stopped going to classes and never took the time to withdraw from classes. It was a mistake for me to enroll in college when I was not interested in earning a degree, and it was a mistake for me not to withdraw from my classes.

After receiving nine hours of F, my GPA was low enough that the University of North Texas appropriately placed me on academic probation.

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Law School Admissions / High LSAT/Low GPA - My story
« on: May 10, 2005, 10:19:03 AM »
I managed a 173 on the LSAT, but my LSAC-computed GPA is only 2.19. I am happy with the way the admissions cycle worked out for me, and I wanted to share my experience with others.

The most important thing you can do is to read as much as you can about the admissions process. I didn't find this discussion board until after my first round of applications. I learned some valuable things here, and I wish I had found it earlier.

Instead of writing down all of the things that I learned at one time, I am going to add to this thread as I get time.

My application materials

I applied to seven schools by 1 Nov 04. The strategy I used was decent. Here are the various parts of my application:
  • My Academic Summary - http://www.hunterthinks.com/solo/lawschool/AcademicSummary.html
  • Notes about my Academic Summary (another post in this thread)
  • An explanation why UNT put me on academic probation (another post in this thread)
  • Personal statement (another post in this thread)
  • Resume (another post in this thread)
  • Notes about my Resume (another post in this thread)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Former coworker (another post in this thread)
    • Former boss - President of multiple companies; I don't have the text; solid but probably not outstanding

This set of application materials got me rejected from all seven of the schools I applied to. I was heartbroken that Houston rejected me - I thought I was a lock there. I was accepted to DePaul, Cooley, and Florida Coastal with this application. I was not excited about any of these options.

I was very interested in Chicago-Kent's Honors Program. They required an essay that explained why I would be a leader in my profession, and I spent three months working on that essay. During that time, I developed a much better set of application materials. After I post all of the above materials, I will explain what changed and why. I will also post the new materials.

Feel free to ask questions. I am hoping that people in a similar situation won't stress as much as I did during this process.

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I got my waitlist notification dated 28 April. However, I sent my withdrawal by email on 28 March.

Based on the other stories of slow/odd responses from USD, I have images of their admissions office using feather pens, ink-pots, papyrus, and abacuses to go through the admissions process.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Illinois
« on: April 19, 2005, 06:00:36 PM »
I got waitlisted at UIUC in a letter dated 12 April. I didn't get it until 18 April. The funny part is that I withdrew by email on 13 April.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Northern Illinois University
« on: April 19, 2005, 05:58:21 PM »
I withdrew by email on 29 Mar. I got something in the mail from financial aid today saying I was accepted. Very odd.

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This scam is unethical, and I hope that most of us would not do it.

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« on: April 14, 2005, 01:15:57 PM »
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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Dell coupons on techbargains.com
« on: April 14, 2005, 09:53:35 AM »
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