Online and distance learning UG degrees

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liplaw
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Online and distance learning UG degrees

Postby liplaw » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:17 pm

If someone has a degree from an online or distance learning accredited college, with a solid GDA, is it just as if he/she went to a bricks and mortar (albeit low ranked) college? Will ad-coms treat the applicant the same, or will the applicant need to pull a 99 percentile LSAT to compensate for the poor UG degree?
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Re: Online and distance learning UG degrees

Postby liplaw » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:30 am

bump.

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Re: Online and distance learning UG degrees

Postby liplaw » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:35 pm

anyone...anyone? (thanks in advance)

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Re: Online and distance learning UG degrees

Postby Unitas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:20 pm

Liplaw,

Sorry no one is replying, but it is because we don't know. I honestly couldn't tell you either way. If you took a bunch of clep classes and graduated in one year, I doubt that will look good. But if you did it because you are in the service or some other reason that makes more sense: single mother/father, working 50 hours for a good reason, or something similar. But I don't know how adcomms will view it and I have never asked. I doubt anyone on here can say differently. I would suggest calling a couple schools you are thinking of applying to and ask. Best way to get an answer is to go to the source. However, beware they may mislead you. They may say "that is fine, we look at candidates as a whole." Don't ever believe this line.... Now if they say it depends on why you did it and then give you a few reason they think it will be ok that is more honest. You may even want to describe your situation and see what they say.

Hope this helps somewhat.

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Re: Online and distance learning UG degrees

Postby lawman335 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:21 am

Its not worth taking online and distance UG degrees as it is not much considered i better suggest you to think about it before u could join......

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Re: Online and distance learning UG degrees

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:31 pm

From the evidence I've seen so far, schools care about GPA far more than your UG institution. However, this has only been true of actual brick-and-mortar institutions so far... Nobody has any real experience with it.

I'm sure having an above-median LSAT for the school you're applying to would help convince them to take it. Admissions is largely numbers-based these days and if you can get both your GPA and LSAT above median those are the two strongest arguments for why a school should take you.




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