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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Curry » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:41 pm

If you got a withdraw pass, then you lose nothing by sending it in and only gain a bunch. I say you should send it.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:43 pm

remadrid17 wrote:Maybe I should know the answer to this question but I'll ask anyway...

When I was in school ( a little while ago) I withdrew from a class. Following summer I took that course along with some other courses at a local school area and got all A's.
A. Should I send the transcript in?
B. How much of a difference will it make on when LSAC calculates everything

or

C. Am I spinning my wheels for nothing

Thanks.


send it in. it can only help you

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby remadrid17 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:29 pm

Hey,

At that time I was barely passing (due to a shitty teacher) and Withdrew on the last possible day. Thanks for the advice. I'm glad I'm not spinning my wheels---i hate that. :-p

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby johndelclay » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:56 pm

Thanks! :)

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby firemed » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:01 pm

I also believe you have to send it... they require all transcripts, even if you only attempted but did not complete.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby freestallion » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:50 pm

Question about international transcripts: I studied abroad for a full school year (so 9 months) and am wondering if I have to submit the transcript? The grades are not listed on my official undergrad transcript, and it only lists the transfer credits. The study abroad school I attended graded very harshly (was in the UK) so I'd rather not have it included...

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby bdubs » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:07 pm

freestallion wrote:Question about international transcripts: I studied abroad for a full school year (so 9 months) and am wondering if I have to submit the transcript? The grades are not listed on my official undergrad transcript, and it only lists the transfer credits. The study abroad school I attended graded very harshly (was in the UK) so I'd rather not have it included...


From your description it sounds like no, they won't count. The general answer is also no, but you should read the LSAC policy to be clear.

http://www.lsac.org/jd/apply/cas-reques ... cripts.asp

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby firemed » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:25 pm

freestallion wrote:Question about international transcripts: I studied abroad for a full school year (so 9 months) and am wondering if I have to submit the transcript? The grades are not listed on my official undergrad transcript, and it only lists the transfer credits. The study abroad school I attended graded very harshly (was in the UK) so I'd rather not have it included...



As above- since it was all transfer credit I do not believe you do.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby freestallion » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:56 am

firemed wrote:
freestallion wrote:Question about international transcripts: I studied abroad for a full school year (so 9 months) and am wondering if I have to submit the transcript? The grades are not listed on my official undergrad transcript, and it only lists the transfer credits. The study abroad school I attended graded very harshly (was in the UK) so I'd rather not have it included...



As above- since it was all transfer credit I do not believe you do.


Thanks -- I did some research of my own and came to the same conclusion. Thanks everyone! And this is good news for me :-)

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby yoiav » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:11 pm

i am going to be getting my masters in june 2012 but i havent finished it yet. what do i do if i am applying now?

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:13 pm

yoiav wrote:i am going to be getting my masters in june 2012 but i havent finished it yet. what do i do if i am applying now?

What's your question?

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby bdubs » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:21 pm

yoiav wrote:i am going to be getting my masters in june 2012 but i havent finished it yet. what do i do if i am applying now?


Not ragging on you, but no one in the law school admissions game really cares much about your master's degree. The grades don't matter and as a soft I've heard it's pretty useless, unless it's in EE.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:17 am

yoiav wrote:i am going to be getting my masters in june 2012 but i havent finished it yet. what do i do if i am applying now?


The same thing as everyone else applying now.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby tennisballs » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:15 pm

This might be a dumb question to some, haha but that's alright.

If I make my current address (at UG) different than my permanent address in my application will schools send materials to the current or the permanent?

For example, in Voluntary Personal Data, UPenn asks "Do we have your permission to provide this information" to school orgs and such who then may send more materials. If I click yes, I don't want that stuff sent to my house, I just want them sent to me at school... so that's my issue.

Any insight is very appreciated. Good luck to everyone starting their apps!

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby der_rechtsanwalt » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:17 pm

Quick Question

The Employment section of the application asks:
"2. Full-time employment experience
Total number of months "

Is this at time of application or matriculation? Also, any thoughts on whether we should count summer jobs for this?

Thanks!

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:54 am

der_rechtsanwalt wrote:Quick Question

The Employment section of the application asks:
"2. Full-time employment experience
Total number of months "

Is this at time of application or matriculation? Also, any thoughts on whether we should count summer jobs for this?

Thanks!

Unless they specify otherwise, put at time of application. If you have serious doubts, call the school's admissions office and ask. I'd call and ask about the second part of that question anyway, but I'd have to be able to see the exact language they use to have a better idea.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby GoldenGloves » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:51 am

All this for us? Why thank you.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:53 am

tennisballs wrote:This might be a dumb question to some, haha but that's alright.

If I make my current address (at UG) different than my permanent address in my application will schools send materials to the current or the permanent?

For example, in Voluntary Personal Data, UPenn asks "Do we have your permission to provide this information" to school orgs and such who then may send more materials. If I click yes, I don't want that stuff sent to my house, I just want them sent to me at school... so that's my issue.

Any insight is very appreciated. Good luck to everyone starting their apps!

I'm pretty sure everything got sent to my current address. Except the Georgetown Christmas card.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby tennisballs » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:50 am

Thanks Dany for the last response! I really appreciate it.
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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Jack Smirks » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:00 am

Use whatever name your heart tells you to use.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:45 am

tennisballs wrote:Thanks Dany for the last response! I really appreciate it.

All of the applications ask for a nickname/ preferred name if you have one to supplement your full name.

Would it be harmful to put what everyone calls you if that name seems immature?

I'll use an example: If someone's name Is Jonathon, but everyone they knows calls them Jonny. Would you advise against putting Jonny in the nickname/ preferred name slot?

Thanks!


Depends how "immature" it is. I don't think Jonny is bad instead of Jonathan. Use your best judgment--obviously things like "dudester" won't fly.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Pleasye » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:05 pm

acrossthelake wrote:Depends how "immature" it is. I don't think Jonny is bad instead of Jonathan. Use your best judgment--obviously things like "dudester" won't fly.

Agreed.

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby g_gopinatz » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:35 am

Quick question from an undergrad.

While looking through the Cornell website, I noticed this:

Overview of Fall 2010 entering class:
6,269 applications were received for 205 spots.
18% of these applicants gained admission.


How does this make sense? 18% of 6296 is not 205... what am I missing?

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:37 am

g_gopinatz wrote:Quick question from an undergrad.

While looking through the Cornell website, I noticed this:

Overview of Fall 2010 entering class:
6,269 applications were received for 205 spots.
18% of these applicants gained admission.


How does this make sense? 18% of 6296 is not 205... what am I missing?


It won't make sense until you graduate...

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Re: Applicant FAQ

Postby Moomoo2u » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:38 am

I suspect it's a clumsy way of saying were accepted (not all chose to attend)




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