Not to be a jerk, but getting caught so many times.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm3HAfHukEMBut seriously, #1 piece of advice is for her to get a consultant (Admissions Consultants or Anna Ivey) to look over her application from this cycle and critique it--she should probably get help with reapplying too.
Hi guys. This question is not for me, it is for a friend because I don't know what to tell her at this point. so here is her story:I have a friend who has a 168 and a 3.6 gpa and is being turned down everywhere. She applied to mostly DC schools (that is where she is from so she wants to be there) and has been turned down everywhere: American, GW, GULC. I think she was wait listed at Catholic. I know she applied to some other random schools maybe in NY but I don't remember off hand but she has been rejected. This is why: she has had 3 pot possessions on her record and was caught shoplifting when she was 18. The university she went to she failed out because she was in a very rough patch of her life. All of this criminal record stuff was a long time ago and is so far from the person she is today that I feel bad it is having such an adverse effect on her. She is very intelligent and I know she will be a good lawyer. So I think she is going to attempt next year, but I am not sure what will change in a year because the criminal record will not just disappear. So what should she do? call admissions office and try to talk to someone to find out why she was turned down? She did write an addendum which was short and said that she takes responsibility for her past but it no way reflects her now. Keep in mind, she is 25 now, and this all happened when she was like 18. It was so long ago. Any advice can give me to tell he, I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks!