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coto29

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Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« on: January 25, 2010, 08:59:33 PM »
Hey guys,

Appalachian School of Law does not have 1L grades, its all P/NP/F.  They started this in 2008.  Has anyone transferred out with this grading system?  Any advice would be appreciated.  I was thinking of repeating my first year if I have to and if it's even possible.  Yeah it's that bad and the employment prospects after graduation do not look so good.  Thanks for any advice.

cooleylawstudent

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 09:46:59 PM »
Dang. Other than the gradeing system what has you so upset with them? It sounds like a lot.

coto29

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 10:21:40 PM »
Mostly the grading scale.  Feels like they sellin out their students.  The area stinks, but I could deal with that.  Profs are O.K. for the most part.  I think they have this scale solely to make transferring difficult for their students.

cooleylawstudent

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 10:36:49 PM »
so someone with a D- would make the same as someone with an A?

Mostly the grading scale.  Feels like they sellin out their students.  The area stinks, but I could deal with that.  Profs are O.K. for the most part.  I think they have this scale solely to make transferring difficult for their students.

coto29

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 10:09:53 PM »
so someone with a D- would make the same as someone with an A?

Mostly the grading scale.  Feels like they sellin out their students.  The area stinks, but I could deal with that.  Profs are O.K. for the most part.  I think they have this scale solely to make transferring difficult for their students.

Nah that would be an NP or an F.  In each class the school mandates that at least %15 of students get NPs or Fs.

cooleylawstudent

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 12:04:37 AM »
so then according to that theory if everyone got a 90% except for the guy who got an 89% he'd have an F?

so someone with a D- would make the same as someone with an A?

Mostly the grading scale.  Feels like they sellin out their students.  The area stinks, but I could deal with that.  Profs are O.K. for the most part.  I think they have this scale solely to make transferring difficult for their students.

Nah that would be an NP or an F.  In each class the school mandates that at least %15 of students get NPs or Fs.

coto29

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 01:07:35 PM »
yep, but that's the same a the curves that all schools use.  Just with a lot less leeway.  It sucks, they argue that its to lessen 1L competition, but I don't buy it.  A normal grading scale is much more useful.

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 01:17:26 AM »
I like when top schools (HYS) do stuff like this because it makes sense in that virtually everyone can find top schools can find jobs. It makes no sense at a school like Appalachian, which is one of the few schools that are actually shittier then Cooley, does it. But I guess it makes sense for administration when they realize that 0% of their grads find jobs anyway and by getting rid of grades reduces your possibility of transferring to 0.

coto29

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 01:27:30 PM »
Yep.  Its pretty messed up isn't it.  Big reason to transfer is the administration lying to you.

Gruitza

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Re: Transferring out of a school without 1L grades
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 11:38:20 AM »
Appalachian started that policy in an attempt to keep the top half of the class from transferring out....Plain and simple.

If you are open to the north east, I believe that Rutgers will accept up to 45 credits as a transfer student. My advice would be to work hard next fall and apply mid-year with at least one semester's worth of quantifiable grades to show your capabilities. My guess is that you will need to be in the top 25% or so of your class.

Hope this is helpful...Good luck!