To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

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KG89
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To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby KG89 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:41 pm

Hey guys, so I got into Michigan and plan to attend. But, I'm a senior in UG and am gonna have to drop a class to avoid a C. Do you guys think Michigan will care about a drop when they see my final transcripts? What are the chances they rescind my acceptance?

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Re: To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby bhan87 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:44 pm

KG89 wrote:Hey guys, so I got into Michigan and plan to attend. But, I'm a senior in UG and am gonna have to drop a class to avoid a C. Do you guys think Michigan will care about a drop when they see my final transcripts? What are the chances they rescind my acceptance?


If you can graduate without the class, DROP IT NOW! Withdraw > C any day if you have no other Ws on your transcript

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Re: To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby LLB2JD » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:47 pm

bhan87 wrote:
KG89 wrote:Hey guys, so I got into Michigan and plan to attend. But, I'm a senior in UG and am gonna have to drop a class to avoid a C. Do you guys think Michigan will care about a drop when they see my final transcripts? What are the chances they rescind my acceptance?


If you can graduate without the class, DROP IT NOW! Withdraw > C any day if you have no other Ws on your transcript

I agree. Drop it like its hot asap. Especially if it isn't affecting your overall GPA in any adverse way

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Re: To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby socraticmethodman » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:48 pm

What if OP needs the class to graduate? Could OP take it over the summer, and still start law school at Michigan in the fall?

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Re: To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby LLB2JD » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:51 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:What if OP needs the class to graduate? Could OP take it over the summer, and still start law school at Michigan in the fall?

Yup. All that is required is that you complete your bachelors degree before matriculation. It does not matter whether you did 10 years, or the day before.

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Re: To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby spacepenguin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:16 pm

KG89 wrote:Hey guys, so I got into Michigan and plan to attend. But, I'm a senior in UG and am gonna have to drop a class to avoid a C. Do you guys think Michigan will care about a drop when they see my final transcripts? What are the chances they rescind my acceptance?



Can you pass/fail the class? That's probably better than a W.

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Re: To Law Schools Care About Dropped Classes?

Postby aspire2more » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:54 pm

It's only February. There's no way to work with the professor to bring the grade up?

If there really isn't, I would just work as hard as possible to get the best grade you can. I wouldn't withdraw. My last semester of both HS and undergrad were my worst semesters because of the difficult classes I took, and having a B average semester GPA (because of a C) did not seem to hurt me.




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