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Postby hotdogseller » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:38 am

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:47 am

What about Northwestern's 2-year JD?

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby hotdogseller » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:51 am

I'm not sure what you mean. My post is in regard to undergrad work in relation to law school admission.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:59 am

Ohhhhh, for undergrad? Michigan has a much better national reputation, will help you with legal hiring if you go to law school and with other job opportunities if you come to your senses and don't go to law school at all. For LS admissions though it won't matter either way (except for the GPA thing, but don't count your GPA chickens before they hatch.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:04 am

What do you plan on majoring in?

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby hotdogseller » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:05 am

ok thanks, any other opinions?

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby hotdogseller » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:23 am

Sorry, I'm majoring in polisci.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 80eight » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:31 am

I would do 3 years at UMich, because the "college experience" (as you termed it) was extremely important to me. I can't imagine wanting to graduate in 2 years.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby cinephile » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:44 am

Do 3 years and take the opportunity to study abroad and enjoy all those other college things.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby instantwonton » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:31 am

I agree with the others. I graduated in 2.5 years and feel like I definitely missed out some of the college experience...I didn't feel like I was part of the class who graduated the spring before me or the class who graduated the spring after me. While it ended up being the right financial decision for me, I feel like I would have been able to enjoy college a lot more if I had spent more time there. Also, don't underestimate the ability to get into clubs/school activities- it's hard to really get into that kind of stuff when you're only there for 2 years. E.g. It would be hard to get voted into student senate if you're 2 years younger than everyone in your class and they know you will only be there for 2 years. Also, like everyone said, the University of Michigan is a better school and if you're able to go there with no loans, then you should definitely take that opportunity. If you want to talk more about the graduating early, feel free to PM me and I'd love to talk to you about it. :)

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:22 am

I've never had the "college experience" and don't feel I've missed anything, but you might. Michigan does have a better reputation nationally and if you decide for whatever reason that you don't want to go to law school between now and the end of college, you will have better job prospects with the more prestigious school. Also, you may be able to get a little alumni sympathy from hiring partners that went to Mich, and it has a much larger network.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:53 am

Do 4 years. Enjoy young adulthood.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:07 am

How big is the financial difference?

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby hotdogseller » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:45 pm

@paratactical

Around 20k since I'm instate, but if I graduated from MSU I would have to spend money on summer courses.

It sounds like the majority opinion is too go for three years, thanks for your input guys!

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 89vision » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:00 pm

2 years for sure. I was over undergrad after soph. year, and was lucky enough to graduate a semester early without having to do any extra work. The best part of undergrad is freshmen year, then it slowly goes downhill because nothing is new. It's fun when before cliques form, house parties make you feel old, and the bar college bar scene is, well, a college bar scene. I was sick of house parties halfway soph year, the bars were lame at the same point. Don't get me wrong, I love my friends here, I met a lot of close, good friends that I plan on staying in touch with after graduation, but combined with the monotony of undergrad work, the lack of challenging courses, and just maturing out of the experience, I would say get it done ASAP. Unless you want to live in a bubble for an extra year, which is what most of my peers want. I loved my undergrad experience, but if I could have finished it in in 2 years, I would have unquestionably done so.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:45 pm

89vision wrote:2 years for sure. I was over undergrad after soph. year, and was lucky enough to graduate a semester early without having to do any extra work. The best part of undergrad is freshmen year, then it slowly goes downhill because nothing is new. It's fun when before cliques form, house parties make you feel old, and the bar college bar scene is, well, a college bar scene. I was sick of house parties halfway soph year, the bars were lame at the same point. Don't get me wrong, I love my friends here, I met a lot of close, good friends that I plan on staying in touch with after graduation, but combined with the monotony of undergrad work, the lack of challenging courses, and just maturing out of the experience, I would say get it done ASAP. Unless you want to live in a bubble for an extra year, which is what most of my peers want. I loved my undergrad experience, but if I could have finished it in in 2 years, I would have unquestionably done so.

For the record, you want to go 3 if you can so that you don't turn into this guy.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby bdubs » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:50 pm

Go to Michigan. If you don't wind up in law school (maybe even if you do), you will appreciate the difference in opportunities and prestige.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 89vision » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:25 pm

I've bet I've gone out more than most people on here, but it gets so old after soph year. Honestly, as an upperclassmen, do you have fun at the same old house parties filled with stupid, drunken freshmen girls, at least one of whom is puking drunk, and feeling way too old for that scene? Seeing the drunken freshmen make poor decisions? Or the standard bar crawls to the same strip of bars with the same crowd every weekend? It's the same old shit, and it's boring. The classes aren't challenging after soph year, assuming you tested out and started taking upperlevel courses freshmen and soph year. Undergrad is an easy time, no responsibilities, tons of freedom, but it gets repetitive. A lot of people don't mind it, but I typically get sick of things quickly. I have ADD and things get old really quickly. Just offering a different perspective. If you enjoy the same stuff you did freshmen and soph year, good for you. Stay 4 years and waste that extra money you could instead use to backpack through Europe (which is why I am graduating early. I think that's a far better use of my time than undergrad).

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:30 pm

Seriously? Am I the only one here who enjoyed college? :?

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby nickjive » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:36 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Seriously? Am I the only one here who enjoyed college? :?


No. I fucking loved it.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby Take Two » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:39 pm

no question three years. I was actually exactly in your shoes. Graduated from Michigan in three years and am serving in AmeriCorps right now. Ann Arbor is bangin and the people are amazing. Go enjoy it, you only get one shot, meet some amazing people and have some fun. I wish I would have stayed another year.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby Kring345 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:40 pm

cinephile wrote:Do 3 years and take the opportunity to study abroad and enjoy all those other college things.

I couldnt want to graduate. But then I actually graduated, and I couldnt wait to go back.

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:41 pm

Take Two wrote:no question three years. I was actually exactly in your shoes. Graduated from Michigan in three years and am serving in AmeriCorps right now. Ann Arbor is bangin and the people are amazing. Go enjoy it, you only get one shot, meet some amazing people and have some fun. I wish I would have stayed another year.


You wish you stayed a fourth year, but recommend OP graduate in 3?

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby Take Two » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:42 pm

Haha if the choice is between 2 or 3! if there is no limit I would say 5!

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Re: Graduating in two years or three? HELP

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:42 pm

Take Two wrote:Haha if the choice is between 2 or 3! if there is no limit I would say 5!


+1!!! OP, don't be so quick about running away from UG, you will probably regret it!




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