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GED
« on: February 14, 2008, 10:34:21 PM »
Does being homeschooled till 16 and then getting a GED look bad? I have an AA (3.79GPA) and a B.S. (4.0).

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Re: GED
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 11:14:36 PM »
Does being homeschooled till 16 and then getting a GED look bad? I have an AA (3.79GPA) and a B.S. (4.0).

Hasn't hurt me in admissions yet; I did write an academic addendum explaining the reasoning for the GED and the reasoning for going to a community college though. I think the best school I got into right now is U-MN (#20).

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Re: GED
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 12:56:38 PM »
Anyone else

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Re: GED
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 01:06:26 PM »
It seems like once you have your bachelor's nobody could possibly care anymore. But that's just me and my nontradness speaking.

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Re: GED
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 01:32:55 PM »
It seems like once you have your bachelor's nobody could possibly care anymore. But that's just me and my nontradness speaking.

I would have to agree.  I have a similar background to the OP, but didn't even address this because (1) it was over 15 years ago and (2) my UG performance speaks for itself.  

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Re: GED
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 01:33:53 PM »
Does being homeschooled till 16 and then getting a GED look bad? I have an AA (3.79GPA) and a B.S. (4.0).

Why on earth would this hurt you?
Write an addendum that you send to all the law schools explaining that you were home schooled and received a GED.
That is all they will need.
With your AA and BS GPA's, you shouldn't have much to worry about.
I know this is a crazy idea, but you should consider calling the schools you are interested in and ASK THEM!
They won't lie to you and it can only help.
Good luck- it doesn't look like you are going to need much.....
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Re: GED
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 04:45:56 PM »
I was homeschooled and never got a GED.  You can see how I fared below.
Cycle finally finished!

170/3.82
Accepted: Michigan($$), UCLA, Virginia($$), Duke($$), Georgetown, Vanderbilt($$$), Notre Dame($$$), William & Mary($$$)
Deferred: Northwestern
Waitlisted: Penn ($$)
Rejected: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Chicago

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Re: GED
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 01:20:45 AM »
Wow.
Cograts.
You have some deciding to do....
:-)

Good luck.
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