Question about non-traditional

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buzzbee
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Question about non-traditional

Postby buzzbee » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:23 pm

Hi,

What is considered to be a non-traditional student? Yes, I sound ignorant, so please help.
From what I gather so far, some of the valid examples would be the following right?

1) applying to law school really late
2) low parental education

Are there other factors that would qualify?

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MURPH
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Re: Question about non-traditional

Postby MURPH » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:43 am

more than a few years out of college. Someone in thier 30's or older usually.

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Re: Question about non-traditional

Postby twopoodles » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:58 am

I don't know that parental education is relevant, though it might affect why you did NOT go as a traditional student, I think you can be a traditional student regardless of whether or not your parents finished highschool.

I think age, having had a substantial career before/since UG, having children...those are generally what qualifies a non-traditional student in my mind.




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