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Part-time versus Full Time

Part-time versus Full Time
« on: February 22, 2008, 07:11:28 PM »
I currently heard from a school that put me on a waitlist that I was admitted into their part-time program.  Right now I am admitted at two Tier 4 schools, and this school is a Tier 3.  After the first year I am able to become fulltime or stay part-time.  Is this a risk, or should I see it as a great opportunity?

Also, if I wanted to transfer after the first year would a part-time program make it more difficult?  Anyone with any experience or advice please post.  Thanks!

Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 07:28:10 PM »
T4 = Florida Coastal and Hamline

T3 = William Mitchell

Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 07:33:43 PM »
Any specific reasons regarding FC?  I don't question your opinion, just wondering the reasoning.  Thanks!

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 07:46:38 PM »
Also, if I wanted to transfer after the first year would a part-time program make it more difficult?  Anyone with any experience or advice please post.  Thanks!

Yes. Some (if not all) have credit requirements to transfer.... 30 or so. Most PT programs would not allow you to complete this many in 1 year.

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 07:49:14 PM »
T4 = Florida Coastal and Hamline

T3 = William Mitchell

Hamline > WM PT > FC

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 07:59:06 PM »
but then he would transfer into being full time after the 1st yr

Unless a person were somewhere like Cardozo, they would not have the full 1st year credits to transfer to another school. A full-time student may have 28-30 1L and part-time many have around 20-22, and therefore would not have completed full 1L requirements to transfer to a FT program at another school. Of course every program is different, but it could limit your choices. Make sense?

I'm not talking about transferring PT to FT at the same school.

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 08:00:46 PM »
but then he would transfer into being full time after the 1st yr

oh, for sure for sure? Hm. I never thought there was that big of a difference between WM and Hamline, though. Maybe there is. *Shrugs*

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 08:02:46 PM »
but then he would transfer into being full time after the 1st yr

Unless a person were somewhere like Cardozo, they would not have the full 1st year credits to transfer to another school. A full-time student may have 28-30 1L and part-time many have around 20-22, and therefore would not have completed full 1L requirements to transfer to a FT program at another school. Of course every program is different, but it could limit your choices. Make sense?

I'm not talking about transferring PT to FT at the same school.

Yeah I know you're not talking about at the same school... but the OP was as I understood it.

I was going off of "Also, if I wanted to transfer after the first year would a part-time program make it more difficult? "

Maybe I misunderstood.

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 08:07:10 PM »
but then he would transfer into being full time after the 1st yr

Unless a person were somewhere like Cardozo, they would not have the full 1st year credits to transfer to another school. A full-time student may have 28-30 1L and part-time many have around 20-22, and therefore would not have completed full 1L requirements to transfer to a FT program at another school. Of course every program is different, but it could limit your choices. Make sense?

I'm not talking about transferring PT to FT at the same school.

Yeah I know you're not talking about at the same school... but the OP was as I understood it.

I was going off of "Also, if I wanted to transfer after the first year would a part-time program make it more difficult? "

Maybe I misunderstood.


Maybe I did then... *Confused* haha

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Re: Part-time versus Full Time
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 08:08:26 PM »
Sorry Sorry.

I meant transfer after the first year to a different school. 

So does that mean many people do not transfer after their first year?