haus, that's kool buddy. I was more intending to hint, nicely, to the OP that he has a ton of research to do. Saying you want to apply to all 4-tier schools from Yale to Columbia (or whatever top 14 school he mentioned) shows a serious miss/dissunderstanding of the system. 6 schools is normal, but to apply to say 50 is $5000 in fees and somewhat aimless. Granted $5000 is chump change considering the overall cost, but still not many of us have $5000 in disposable income lying around, hence the need for a strategy. There are schools that no one should go to based on accreditation, location, employment, cost just to name a few important factors. Why waste resources (money) applying to schools you have no intention of going to?
Good luck tito. Like the rest of the posters I doubt your online degree will be a problem, that doesn't mean it is an asset though. Have you taken the LSAT yet? While your online degree probably won't be a problem (i.e bar), the field is still very competitive. You'll need a killer LSAT score. Aiming Tier 1 and 2 is ambitious for everyone, including people who got their Bachelor's brick and mortar Ivy style. I wish you well.
Hello Everyone,I'm new to this website and looking forward to your help and discussions. Here's my situation, I'm currently attending an online university called American Public University (not sure if any of you have heard of the school) It is part of American Public University System. It is Regionally Accredited by the North Central Association for Schools and Colleges. I'm pursuing my B.A. in History with a minor in Middle East Studies and would love to move onto to Law School, But I'm very concerned Law Schools won't take my on-line degree into consideration for Admissions. I want to apply to all 4-tier ranking law schools from Yale, Columbia, to Whittier, University of Southern California, and University of Texas. I need your help and advise. Thanks.
As long as the school is regionally accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. government the fact that the degree is online shouldn't hurt you - though as many stated, it really isn't a big plus. Your most important factor will be the LSAT, take a prep course if you possibly can.