5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

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Blueblades
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5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby Blueblades » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:46 am

Hey yall.

Im a transfer student, my gpa is really decent and all, but it looks as if ill be spending 5 years in undergrad instead of four. My extra year has provided me with the opportunity to rack up some considerable Extra curriculars, and reake the lsat. will law schools count that as a negative, unfair advantage over an applicant who spent, say, 3 or 4 years in undergrad?

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UnicornHunter
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Re: 5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby UnicornHunter » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:02 am

No.

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Ron Don Volante
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Re: 5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:43 am

TheUnicornHunter wrote:No.

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UOI4430
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Re: 5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby UOI4430 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:23 pm

I'm a victory lap senior too. They don't count this against you.

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Re: 5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby FSK » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:32 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:No.

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Re: 5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:02 pm

Blueblades wrote:Hey yall.

Im a transfer student, my gpa is really decent and all, but it looks as if ill be spending 5 years in undergrad instead of four. My extra year has provided me with the opportunity to rack up some considerable Extra curriculars, and reake the lsat. will law schools count that as a negative, unfair advantage over an applicant who spent, say, 3 or 4 years in undergrad?


no advantage and no disadvantage in the eyes of the adcomm (once you explain it was because of transferring). use the extra year to take a bunch of classes where you can get guaranteed A's to prop up your LSAC gpa.

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Re: 5 years in Undergrad unfair advantage?

Postby ltowns1 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:08 pm

Blueblades wrote:Hey yall.

Im a transfer student, my gpa is really decent and all, but it looks as if ill be spending 5 years in undergrad instead of four. My extra year has provided me with the opportunity to rack up some considerable Extra curriculars, and reake the lsat. will law schools count that as a negative, unfair advantage over an applicant who spent, say, 3 or 4 years in undergrad?



I was a little scared about this too...glad u asked the question lol :D




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