part time spring semester of senior year

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trose28
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part time spring semester of senior year

Postby trose28 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:20 pm

So I'm applying this cycle and I only need six credits in the spring to graduate. Due to the fact that I am already taking out loans for my undergraduate degree and that I am working on a thesis for my philosophy major, I thought I could save some money and devote more time to my thesis if I only just took the six credits. Do you think this will affect my chances at all?

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Pizon
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Re: part time spring semester of senior year

Postby Pizon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:22 pm

If taking less classes enables you to boost your GPA, it will help your chances.

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Re: part time spring semester of senior year

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:25 pm

I'm in a similar boat. I'm taking classes in Individualized Fitness (3 credits to go to the gym), Ballroom Dance, and French 101 just to get to full time so I don't have to start repayments. I really doubt it will hurt you; obviously you got your business done early.

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Re: part time spring semester of senior year

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:34 pm

Keep in mind that you likely need to be a full-time student to receive any financial aid or loans, and that your existing loans' grace periods start when you drop below full-time status.

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Re: part time spring semester of senior year

Postby trose28 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:39 pm

i checked all logistical stuff... im not receiving aid at all everything is loans which is why I am doin this in the first place. Will they even see my schedule for next semester before they make their decision?

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im_blue
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Re: part time spring semester of senior year

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:50 pm

No, schools won't see your schedule or even your grades for spring semester.




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