Credit requirement for admissions?

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rengic
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Credit requirement for admissions?

Postby rengic » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:02 pm

Is there a required amount of credits that one needs to have completed prior to admissions?

I am entering my final year of undergrad work in the fall and I intend to submit my applications for law school in October. However, I have 11 credits that I am required to complete beyond my regular course load of 45 for the year. My institution is on the quarter system-- and to complete the year-- I intend to do 15 in the Fall, 18 in the winter, 18 in the spring, and a 5 credit early 4-week summer session.

I had originally intended to do 8 credits this summer but, being a private school, I was not awarded sufficient summer financial aid (other institutions for this summer are not option). Next summer will be different, I was told, as I will be graduating.

Any thoughts on how this will/will not effect admissions are most appreciated! :)


P.S. I might do 18 in fall and subtract 3 from winter or spring.

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Re: Credit requirement for admissions?

Postby im_blue » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:09 pm

You'll need to have your bachelor's degree conferred before a certain deadline, around the first day of orientation. So while there aren't any credit requirements to apply, you'll need to make sure that your degree conferral date at the end of summer semester meets the deadline.

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Re: Credit requirement for admissions?

Postby rengic » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:19 pm

im_blue wrote:You'll need to have your bachelor's degree conferred before a certain deadline, around the first day of orientation. So while there aren't any credit requirements to apply, you'll need to make sure that your degree conferral date at the end of summer semester meets the deadline.


That is what I was hoping to hear. I'll check the conferral deadlines.Thanks!

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vexion
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Re: Credit requirement for admissions?

Postby vexion » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:36 pm

Only read post title. Came here hoping for a flame asking if adcomms ran a credit check. Was disappointed. :(

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Re: Credit requirement for admissions?

Postby hsprophet » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:55 pm

Check with the law school. I know someone whose summer classes to finish his degree overlapped the fall law school classes by a few days, and they still let him go.




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