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UG in three years?

UG in three years?
« on: July 20, 2007, 01:16:55 PM »
Right now I'm looking at getting through undergrad in three years, with a double major in economics and political science. Probably graduating with around a 3.8 GPA at a fairly decent liberal arts college. Scored a 167 on my diagnostic LSAT, but I plan on studying a lot for a year before testing.

How are universities going to take my shortened undergradate experience decision? With a strong GPA in my majors' most difficult courses, would they count it as a plus? Or would they prefer that I add on an extra year and fill it with non-traditional experiences (study abroad, internships, etc.)?

As it stands now, I can still do research honors for both majors in three years.

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Re: UG in three years?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007, 01:44:39 PM »
Honestly, they probably will not even care. It is good that you hvae a decent GPA/LSAT, that is what will carry you. So I take it you will be starting your final year this fall? All you will be doing is shortening your education by a year, which I think is good.

Note: I have no idea what I am talking about.

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Re: UG in three years?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007, 01:46:19 PM »
You may want to repost this in the general admissions board.  "Non-traditional" is sort of an admissions euphemism for "old", and your concern is that you're going to be a very young applicant. :P

Re: UG in three years?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 05:20:09 PM »
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Non-traditional" is sort of an admissions euphemism for "old",

HEY!

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Re: UG in three years?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 07:31:37 PM »
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Non-traditional" is sort of an admissions euphemism for "old",

HEY!

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<--- is Old, by law school standards. :D

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Re: UG in three years?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007, 11:44:17 AM »
Right now I'm looking at getting through undergrad in three years, with a double major in economics and political science. Probably graduating with around a 3.8 GPA at a fairly decent liberal arts college. Scored a 167 on my diagnostic LSAT, but I plan on studying a lot for a year before testing.


do not study for an entire year.  your diagnostic is very good, which tells me that you will be able to learn the test quickly.  if you study that bull for a year you will get extremely burned out, you will run out of material to study and your friends will all start to hate you because it will be all you talk about.  4-5 months is the max you should need.  please don't waste a year of your life.

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Re: UG in three years?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 12:02:50 PM »
If the only reason you are taking the year off is to study, well, DON'T DO IT!

Study now, take the 9/29 test, wait a few weeks, and apply.