Deferring for a year to finish major?

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Deferring for a year to finish major?

Postby arklogic » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:55 am

My planned graduation date for UG is 2012. If I apply during my senior year, and I need to take an extra quarter (or possibly two?) to graduate, is this sufficient grounds to defer admissions for a year? Or would I have to reapply?


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Re: Deferring for a year to finish major?

Postby im_blue » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:57 am

If you apply during senior year and get accepted, that acceptance is conditional upon your graduation before law school starts. So in that case, you would most likely have to reapply.

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Re: Deferring for a year to finish major?

Postby BriaTharen » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:04 am

Would you be going into this knowing that you would have to defer? If so, definitely hold off the application- your degree audit will reflect a graduation date beyond the start of school so there is no fooling the LS. If you are just preparing for the worst (ie- failing a class), then you can apply to defer but it is up to the school to permit the deferral. Chances aren't too good.

Regardless- you can't go into LS without a bachelor's. You need to finish your degree before you can start.

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