Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

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Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby depressingfailure » Tue May 04, 2010 3:14 pm

Hi,

On my law school resume, I stated that I had a certain minor in addition to my major. I was working on finishing this minor, and completely expected to recieve it upon graduation. After a rough bout of senioritus, compounded by personal issues midway through the semester, I am now in a position where I will not receive this minor. (I am getting a D in a course that required a C for the minor)

I have been admitted to a law school and they have my deposit. When I disclose the fact that I will not be receiving the minor that was listed on my resume, will the law school revoke admittance? Is this a true deal-breaker?

Does anyone out there have personal experience with this?

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby Renzo » Tue May 04, 2010 3:18 pm

You'll be fine. Just don't update LSDAS after the bad grades, and no one will care.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 04, 2010 3:19 pm

Losing the minor won't hurt you at all. I decided to drop my minor and just stick with my two majors.

Now if your GPA is going to take a serious hit, it could be a factor, but I highly, highly doubt it.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby IAFG » Tue May 04, 2010 3:22 pm

Renzo wrote:You'll be fine. Just don't update LSDAS after the bad grades, and no one will care.

^^ important

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby depressingfailure » Tue May 04, 2010 3:27 pm

How detailed should I be in my disclosure?

Should I tell them simply that I will not be receiving the minor, or should I tell them it is because of not meeting the minor requirements due to a bad grade? (I'm quite sure they will ask why if I do not state a reason)

Also, one of my LOR's was in the department of my intended minor. I have no idea what he said about my academic abilities in that department - should this worry me even more?


Edit: Updating LSDAS requires sending in another xscript to LSAC, correct? This is in no way related to sending the school my final xscript before fall?

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby gilagarta » Tue May 04, 2010 3:29 pm

romothesavior wrote:Losing the minor won't hurt you at all. I decided to drop my minor and just stick with my two majors.

Now if your GPA is going to take a serious hit, it could be a factor, but I highly, highly doubt it.


Can they really rescind an offer of admission based on your final GPA? If you're a current student, aren't they admitting you based on your GPA at that time?

Sorry if that's a dumb question. I'm out of school already but I'm just curious.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby Renzo » Tue May 04, 2010 3:30 pm

depressingfailure wrote:How detailed should I be in my disclosure?

Should I tell them simply that I will not be receiving the minor, or should I tell them it is because of not meeting the minor requirements due to a bad grade? (I'm quite sure they will ask why if I do not state a reason)

Also, one of my LOR's was in the department of my intended minor. I have no idea what he said about my academic abilities in that department - should this worry me even more?

You don't need to do anything. You are in, and unless there was academic misconduct or you don't graduate at all, you'll be fine.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby depressingfailure » Tue May 04, 2010 3:39 pm

Renzo wrote:You don't need to do anything. You are in, and unless there was academic misconduct or you don't graduate at all, you'll be fine.


Are you sure?

I thought I would certainly need to disclose this since the minor on my resume could have been considered a strong soft-factor in my admittance.

I am sorry if I am being annoying with my questions, but I am certainly fretting over this. I can just imagine a nightmare scenario where the law school, upon seeing my final xscript, calls me and asks why I listed a minor that I do not have. Can't they boot ppl with dishonest resumes?

Edit: I hate uncertainty regarding this stuff and makes me freak the f*ck out.
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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Tue May 04, 2010 3:42 pm

depressingfailure wrote:
Renzo wrote:You don't need to do anything. You are in, and unless there was academic misconduct or you don't graduate at all, you'll be fine.


Are you sure?

I thought I would certainly need to disclose this since the minor on my resume could have been considered a strong soft-factor in my admittance.
I am sorry if I am being annoying with my questions, but I am certainly fretting over this. I can just imagine a nightmare scenario where the law school, upon seeing my final xscript, calls me and asks why I listed a minor that I do not have. Can't they boot ppl with dishonest resumes?



Not unless this minor involved curing a disease or successfully running for U.S. Senate...

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 04, 2010 3:42 pm

depressingfailure wrote:
Renzo wrote:You don't need to do anything. You are in, and unless there was academic misconduct or you don't graduate at all, you'll be fine.


Are you sure?

I thought I would certainly need to disclose this since the minor on my resume could have been considered a strong soft-factor in my admittance.

I am sorry if I am being annoying with my questions, but I am certainly fretting over this. I can just imagine a nightmare scenario where the law school, upon seeing my final xscript, calls me and asks why I listed a minor that I do not have. Can't they boot ppl with dishonest resumes?


No one in the admissions office is going to go, "ZOMG! Depressingfailure had a minor and now he doesn't!?!? Get that liar on the phone right now!" The decision to switch majors, drop a minor, etc. is often a result of personal choice. For example, I dropped my minor because I didn't want to add a 400 level course and thesis to my heavy writing load this semester (50+ page capstone paper and 25 page philosophy thesis). I'm a senior... I want to drink and eat pizza and sleep in late.

Your minor was not a strong soft factor. Don't worry about it.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby Renzo » Tue May 04, 2010 3:43 pm

depressingfailure wrote:
Renzo wrote:You don't need to do anything. You are in, and unless there was academic misconduct or you don't graduate at all, you'll be fine.


Are you sure?

I thought I would certainly need to disclose this since the minor on my resume could have been considered a strong soft-factor in my admittance.

I am sorry if I am being annoying with my questions, but I am certainly fretting over this. I can just imagine a nightmare scenario where the law school, upon seeing my final xscript, calls me and asks why I listed a minor that I do not have. Can't they boot ppl with dishonest resumes?

I'm sure it's not the first time a student couldn't make the minor come together at the last minute, and obviously the school understatands that you are working towards any listed degrees/minors. It's not deceptive to claim to be working towards a minor that doesn't happen at the last minute, and if for some strange reason anyone did ever ask (they won't, but if) you have a perfectly reasonable, honest, and verifiable explanation.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby depressingfailure » Tue May 04, 2010 3:44 pm

"Strong" was probably poor word-choice.


Guys - Thanks for the input, I truly appreciate it.
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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Tue May 04, 2010 3:44 pm

depressingfailure wrote:"Strong" was probably poor word-choice.



It really doesn't matter. Do not spend any time worrying about this.

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Re: Will not recieve minor - revoking admittance?

Postby depressingfailure » Tue May 04, 2010 3:49 pm

Interminable_Waiting wrote:It really doesn't matter. Do not spend any time worrying about this


Besides being depressed about failing a personal goal (not to mention causing myself to wonder if I am truly ready for lawschool), I will not fret over this any further.

You have successfully calmed my nerves.




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