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Law School Admission Process

Postby jbc7 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:41 am

Can anyone just clarify some things up a bit.
So usually when someone applies for law school they should be getting their Bachelor's Degree by August before the term intended to be in.
Also people usually apply and get accepted a year before they get their bachelors, around October-November.
My question is, when law schools are checking people's GPA, are they only checking the person's first 3 years' GPA because the 4th year is still currently underway? I know that we eventually sent a transcript when we finally get our bachelors but does it work that way?
Law Admissions only check the first 3 years' GPA?

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby breadbucket » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:33 am

Your assumption is correct

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby cutecarmel » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:51 pm

Yes.
They really don't have a choice but to accept GPAs from the first 3/ 3 1/2 years because if they waited for all of the grades, they wouldn't have time to make decisions before Fall. It's just like college.

I do think that they could reject you if you decided to fail all of your classes the last semester, so still do well.

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby Geetar Man » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:43 pm

cutecarmel wrote:Yes.
They really don't have a choice but to accept GPAs from the first 3/ 3 1/2 years because if they waited for all of the grades, they wouldn't have time to make decisions before Fall. It's just like college.

I do think that they could reject you if you decided to fail all of your classes the last semester, so still do well.



TCR. Your admission to any school is contingent upon you doing somewhere near how well you have been doing before. You can't just fail your last semester and expect them to keep you on board. HTH

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby chem » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:52 pm

Geetar Man wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:Yes.
They really don't have a choice but to accept GPAs from the first 3/ 3 1/2 years because if they waited for all of the grades, they wouldn't have time to make decisions before Fall. It's just like college.

I do think that they could reject you if you decided to fail all of your classes the last semester, so still do well.



TCR. Your admission to any school is contingent upon you doing somewhere near how well you have been doing before graduating. You can't just fail your last semester and expect them to keep you on board. HTH

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby Geetar Man » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:04 pm

chem wrote:
Geetar Man wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:Yes.
They really don't have a choice but to accept GPAs from the first 3/ 3 1/2 years because if they waited for all of the grades, they wouldn't have time to make decisions before Fall. It's just like college.

I do think that they could reject you if you decided to fail all of your classes the last semester, so still do well.



TCR. Your admission to any school is contingent upon you doing somewhere near how well you have been doing before graduating. You can't just fail your last semester and expect them to keep you on board. HTH


Same shit. Just don't be an idiot (whoever this is referring to).

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby chem » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:56 pm

Geetar Man wrote:
chem wrote:
Geetar Man wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:Yes.
They really don't have a choice but to accept GPAs from the first 3/ 3 1/2 years because if they waited for all of the grades, they wouldn't have time to make decisions before Fall. It's just like college.

I do think that they could reject you if you decided to fail all of your classes the last semester, so still do well.



TCR. Your admission to any school is contingent upon you doing somewhere near how well you have been doing before graduating. You can't just fail your last semester and expect them to keep you on board. HTH


Same shit. Just don't be an idiot (whoever this is referring to).


Not at all. doing the same as you had been doing before means keeping the GPA within .1 of your cumulative. If your a 3.9 student, and take it easy and get a 3.5 after acceptance senior year, no biggie

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby Geetar Man » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:09 pm

chem wrote:Not at all. doing the same as you had been doing before means keeping the GPA within .1 of your cumulative. If your a 3.9 student, and take it easy and get a 3.5 after acceptance senior year, no biggie



Lol, Credited. No need for me to argue with that when that was the point I was trying to make.

All bull shit aside, if you had a 3.9 and finished your last semester with a 1.0, your GPA could be affected to the point where it is below the Law school's GPA floor that you want to go to. So again, just dont be an idiot.

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Re: Law School Admission Process

Postby NJcollegestudent » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:16 pm

jbc7 wrote:Can anyone just clarify some things up a bit.
So usually when someone applies for law school they should be getting their Bachelor's Degree by August before the term intended to be in.
Also people usually apply and get accepted a year before they get their bachelors, around October-November.
My question is, when law schools are checking people's GPA, are they only checking the person's first 3 years' GPA because the 4th year is still currently underway? I know that we eventually sent a transcript when we finally get our bachelors but does it work that way?
Law Admissions only check the first 3 years' GPA?



You are mostly correct. Unless you choose to do a grade update after each semester, they only see the first two or three years gpa. Once you have graduated, you need to send your final transcript, where the office will need to confirm the degree.




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