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Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby ns77770 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:05 pm

I was wondering if it could be alright for me to take two non-academic classes my last semester in college. They would be something along the lines of a swing dancing class, a history of beer class etc. Both of these classes interest me and I have only taken academic classes thus far, and I was wondering if law schools would look down on me taking these.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:08 pm

ns77770 wrote:I was wondering if it could be alright for me to take two non-academic classes my last semester in college. They would be something along the lines of a swing dancing class, a history of beer class etc. Both of these classes interest me and I have only taken academic classes thus far, and I was wondering if law schools would look down on me taking these.


No, they won't care. Just make sure you graduate.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby NJcollegestudent » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:38 pm

I do not believe that they would say anything unless you had a significant drop in your grades. In any event, if they give you credit to graduate then it should be fine. Interestingly enough for my last semester i am going to try and take as many 300 -400 classes so that i can simulate what law school is like.

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Postby environmentallaw » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:21 am

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby gdane » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:32 am

Doesnt matter. Get good grades and thats it. GPA is all that matters.

Good luck!

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby northwood » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:55 am

good job. schedule as many fun and easy classes as you can. noone cares about how hard or easy the class is, only how you performed in there. Dont get fooled though. Sometimes the easy freshman type classes have more work required than meets the eye.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby turkeysub » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:57 am

12 credits, including 1 credit of music lessons and another of ballroom dance. Yeah, it feels good.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby ns77770 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:29 am

turkeysub wrote:12 credits, including 1 credit of music lessons and another of ballroom dance. Yeah, it feels good.


You are truly an inspiration lol.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby Saltqjibo » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:11 pm

you can get credit for courses like that? what the hell have I been doing

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby ns77770 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:19 pm

Saltqjibo wrote:you can get credit for courses like that? what the hell have I been doing


Yeah I know I just registered for my Spring courses and when I looked for classes outside the ones I usually take, I hit gold.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby prelaw10 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:35 pm

Are you applying this cycle or next?

I think it could make a difference if you are applying to YHS, Chicago.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby Dany » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:03 pm

I plan on taking a photgraphy class next semester! :D

Also, it doesn't matter. Might as well take something enjoyable/unique since you won't have that chance again.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby DukeCornell » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:16 pm

ns77770 wrote:I was wondering if it could be alright for me to take two non-academic classes my last semester in college. They would be something along the lines of a swing dancing class, a history of beer class etc. Both of these classes interest me and I have only taken academic classes thus far, and I was wondering if law schools would look down on me taking these.



Hey, I was told by an advisor at Emory Law that they were more concerned with my core GPA and not my projected second semester senior classes. In short, dude just graduate.

Good Luck!

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Postby YCrevolution » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:47 pm

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby ajmanyjah » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:10 pm

Your school has non-academic classes? Do they count as credit?

I took Org Chem 2 my last semester---but I took it pass fail

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:37 pm

I only need about 10 credits (including a health class) so Im filling up space with classes like Piano or Pilates. I event thinking about taking Volleyball II.

As long as you dont crash and burn and fail to graduate, you should be good to go.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby BSC » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:13 pm

Did a search and found this post, but i have a new question. How about taking these kind of classes NOT during your last semester? Classes like golf or music lessons

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:25 pm

BSC wrote:Did a search and found this post, but i have a new question. How about taking these kind of classes NOT during your last semester? Classes like golf or music lessons

I seriously doubt anyone will care.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:23 pm

BSC wrote:Did a search and found this post, but i have a new question. How about taking these kind of classes NOT during your last semester? Classes like golf or music lessons


I was required to take this kind of class...didn't matter

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby northwood » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:32 pm

BSC wrote:Did a search and found this post, but i have a new question. How about taking these kind of classes NOT during your last semester? Classes like golf or music lessons


I took a bunch of those types of classes. It doesnt matter. At All. Unless you manage to get a horrible grade- and your gpa suffers as a result. other than that- as long as you perform well you are fine.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby YaSvoboden » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:18 pm

I would recommend to a freshman to take a class like this every semester in all honesty. I have taken racquetball, dance, Ken Po, scuba diving, etc. and it is great. At my school there is no extra charge for tuition beyond 12 credits and maybe a nominal fee so it seems like a great deal to take a fun class. I have gotten a couple A-'s in there, but at 1 credit a piece it doesn't hurt much. I would do whatever the stupid assignment was that I missed if I had to do it again. I can't imagine an adcom sitting around and saying "wait a second, this guy picked up his purple belt and got credit for it!!! Reject him!!" But what the hell do I know.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby BSC » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:28 pm

Alright, awesome. And just for clarification, if my school DOES count these as credits and counts them in the gpa, so does LSAC right?

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:29 pm

BSC wrote:Alright, awesome. And just for clarification, if my school DOES count these as credits and counts them in the gpa, so does LSAC right?


Yeah.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby creader » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:39 pm

Golf, Weight Lifting, Career and Life Planning, Intro to Personal Finance (taught by family economics, not the business school), Intro to Chinese Geography, and Social Theory, o the life.

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Re: Taking Easy classes my last semester...

Postby Perch » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:07 am

northwood wrote:
BSC wrote:Did a search and found this post, but i have a new question. How about taking these kind of classes NOT during your last semester? Classes like golf or music lessons


I took a bunch of those types of classes. It doesnt matter. At All. Unless you manage to get a horrible grade- and your gpa suffers as a result. other than that- as long as you perform well you are fine.


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