Wipfelder wrote: Mcsale02 wrote: Wipfelder wrote:
Mcsale02 wrote:Has anyone ever deferred and waited another year to attend law school to stay active duty an extra year?
This is a pretty common move, even outside the military. I got stuck in the army and had to do another year, my school had no problems deferring
if I committed to attending.
Thanks! Good to know. It's possible I'll need to stay in until I meet DEROS or do a school drop. I wanted to drop applications this fall, but didn't want to waste the time or cash if the school drop isn't approved (shouldn't be an issue, but...) or if I needed to stay in through DEROS, mostly to save more cash to cover expenses during law school.
Yea, they are accommodating if you have good reason, I don't see them denying you (but you'll have to commit)
I have no issues with committing to the right school. Now, with the scenario below, I just hope to be accepted at a good law school.
Has anyone been accepted to a law school with a sub-par gpa? I was looking at the LSAC website and realized that while my degree gpa is a decent 3.6, my LSAC gpa will likely blow my chances at any t14 schools. I found a LSAC calculator and my gpa will be hovering around 2.6.
Man, I really screwed around for a year in college, mostly maturity issues, but then I dropped out, got married several years later, and grew up... finished my degree with good grades while deployed, on TDY's, and while out in the field. There is 20 years between the time I screwed up and the time I completed my degree. What are the odds a great law school will overlook that gpa and look closer at the lsat? I'm aiming for a 170+ score on the lsat. Anything less and I may reconsider my endeavors.