Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

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Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby partypajamas » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:01 am

I attended a new england prep school and was a terrible student. nearly failed out. average was a 1.4 or so.... I got admitted to a local state college and chose to attend. I attended this state college for a year, and transferred to the flagship state. I am currently finishing up my sophomore year at said flagship state college, and have been accepted to a top 30 USnews university that i will be HAPPY at. Will accepting this long desired happiness kill my law school chances? I will have been to 3 different undergrads, 3 different transcripts to send.

Freshman-state
Soph-flagship state
junior/senior-top university (i geuss "top")


my dream is stanford/berkeley/georgetown. I am currently starting my LSAT grind

Thanks in advance, I am new at this and I will welcome any suggestions, tips, criticisms etc.

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby mushybrain » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:03 am

Depends entirely on what your LSAC-generated GPA ends up being.

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby partypajamas » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:05 am

Alright...my GPA in each school has been a 3.8+. Will they just look at GPA and not throw my app in the trash because i've been to 3 schools?

Also, thanks for the fast reply :D I will be frequenting here more often in the months to come

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:06 am

They won't care whether you've been to 1 school, 3 schools, or 30 schools.

They will care about your LSAC GPA (which counts every single college grade you get until your first bachelors degree).

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby partypajamas » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:09 am

Another question-will being Asian prove to be a disadvantage for law school admissions as it has been suggested to be for undergrad? Should i add 1-2 points onto the Law school predictor?

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby sidhesadie » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:10 am

I had FOUR schools on my transcript (I only transferred once, in reality, but lived in a rural area and went to a campus that was a 'group effort' of two state universities and a community college, so had classes from all three on my transcript).

Nobody cared. Your GPA will count the same as everyone else's.

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:15 am

OP, I transferred schools three times and the only affect it had on my application was in the LSAC calculated GPA. The reason for this was because one institution I attended gave +'s and -'s, whereas the institution I graduated from only gave straight letter grades. Therefore, my GPA actually was determined to be quite a bit lower by LSAC than it was by my degree-granting institution.

I was accepted to several great schools and participated in a few interviews and it never came up. Just to echo the sentiment in here, it is your GPA that matters, not the number of institutions attended.

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby thelawyler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:19 am

mushybrain wrote:Depends entirely on what your LSAC-generated GPA ends up being.


This. Sounds like you'll have an addendum to explain this rather unique journey, but your GPA is what will ultimately matter.

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby partypajamas » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:21 am

Thanks for the information guys. Do you guys think I will have a chance at stanford, georgetown in 2 years? It would be complete reinvention for someone like me who barely graduated highschool (repeated 9th grade, too) to get into a school as amazing as stanford... BTW I will probably be attending UNC-Chapel Hill for my junior and senior years

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:23 am

partypajamas wrote:Thanks for the information guys. Do you guys think I will have a chance at stanford, georgetown in 2 years? It would be complete reinvention for someone like me who barely graduated highschool (repeated 9th grade, too) to get into a school as amazing as stanford... BTW I will probably be attending UNC-Chapel Hill for my junior and senior years


Completely depends on your final GPA and LSAT. Stanford might also care about your soft factors.

Check http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby thelawyler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:27 am

partypajamas wrote:Thanks for the information guys. Do you guys think I will have a chance at stanford, georgetown in 2 years? It would be complete reinvention for someone like me who barely graduated highschool (repeated 9th grade, too) to get into a school as amazing as stanford... BTW I will probably be attending UNC-Chapel Hill for my junior and senior years


I would say that to get into any of the elite schools would qualify as an impressive turn around. So even if you don't get Stanford, don't berate yourself ;)

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby partypajamas » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:06 am

would you guys say that it will get more competitive in 2 years? or stay same? i know college admissions is increasingly more and more bloodbathy each year.

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby thelawyler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:08 am

partypajamas wrote:would you guys say that it will get more competitive in 2 years? or stay same? i know college admissions is increasingly more and more bloodbathy each year.


There is reason to believe it will be less competitive. See here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=170835

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Re: Unique Situation-Transffering colleges twice-will it kill me

Postby bne » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:58 am

Schos will not care about you transferring schools. They are most concerned with your GPA and LSAT score




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