Desperately need your admissions advice

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Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:21 am

Hi everyone, I'm in a real dilemma and need your advice

I was admitted to my #1 choice this past fall 2010 but decided to attend law school closer to home due to unfortunate personal events that came up this summer. My parents were separating and I felt obligated to stay and support my 10 year old sister. I enrolled in a school closer to home and 3 weeks into the semester i withdrew. I was not satisfied with anything about the school and realized I made a mistake not attending my 1st choice. Now that some of my personal issues have been resolved, I want to apply for spring to my #1 choice.

Do you think this is a valid excuse that I can use in an addendum to explain why i did not enroll to my #1 in the first place. Will my chances of admission be effected? My #'s are above avg for the school but im worried that enrolling and withdrawing from the other will hurt me

I appreciate any advice, Thank you

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:23 am

Stop posting this shit. That's not how it works.

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:25 am

But no, you'll probably be fine. Include an addendum. Good luck. And stop posting the same thread.

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:31 am

thanks for your advice beachbum, i apologize for posting twice, someone in the other post advised me to put this in the admissions forum, not the lsat prep one that I had posted earlier

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:33 am

No worries. Sorry if I came off as a dick. Still kinda drunk on pumpkin beer. Been one of those nights.

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:24 am

no worries, any other help would be greatly appreciated...

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:26 am

Won't you have to write an addendum to every school to explain your previous enrollment at a law school?

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:53 am

your definitely right bk1, I was just asking for opinions on whether my explanation would be acceptable

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:55 am

I think you would be fine in saying that you made a decision based on your family situation at the time and decided that decision was not for you once the personal matters were resolved.

Not much else you can say. Will you be affected by the withdrawal from law school? I don't know but I would hazard to say probably not.

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:31 pm

thanks bk17, any other advice is much appreciated

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:57 am

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:46 pm

It would be helpful to know why you didn't like the law school closer to your home, especially since location was probably not a problem.

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:08 am

will take this into consideration, any other advice would be great thanks everyone

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:16 am

Canadian Wolf, I was not satisfied with the facilities (construction during classes), location, and overall student environment

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby lbeezy » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:38 am

I would write one addendum, focus it on the fact that there was a family situation that needed your attention more, that you thought going to school closer to home would be sufficient, but that in the end, the family situation was more important, and you decided to withdraw. Then emphasize that the issues have been resolved and you're ready to take on the challenge of law school, etc.

Also: A lot of schools only do a fall start, so you may not be able to start until Fall 2011. Are you sure they do a spring start?

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Re: Desperately need your admissions advice

Postby rgucsb » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:45 am

thanks for the advice ibeezy, fortunately the school i am applying to has spring admission,




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