Do you need UG Diploma when applying for schools?

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joe20007
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Do you need UG Diploma when applying for schools?

Postby joe20007 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:59 am

Hey all, I'm hoping to apply this cycle and I had a question about the predicament I'm in.

To explain, I "graduated" from university in June of '11 and was expecting to receive my degree in the months after - pending one of those degree audits/course checks. A few months went by and I didn't receive my degree so I contacted the school office and they informed me that I wouldn't be receiving a degree. Turned out that two classes I took at my CC weren't counted as transferrable to my University credits and I was 8 units short (172/180) of receiving a diploma. The office told me that I could take any two lower division courses at my CC that were transferable and I would receive my diploma. Problem was that at the time I had been working full time and living on my own at that time (money/time was tight) so I put it off. I moved back home a short while ago in order to study for the LSAT full time so I plan on taking the classes this fall.

Now the problem is that the classes end in December (grades come out maybe a couple of weeks after) and I don't even know if my Uni will do another degree audit/check so it might be a while before I receive my diploma. I really want to apply as early as possible in order to maximize my chances. So, I was wondering if I can apply in November with the grades I have now or if I have to wait for my undergraduate work to be finalized?

Thanks for reading!
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Re: Do you need UG Dipoma when applying for schools?

Postby goldeneye » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:06 am

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Re: Do you need UG Dipoma when applying for schools?

Postby joe20007 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:14 am

Thanks for the quick reply! :D

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Re: Do you need UG Dipoma when applying for schools?

Postby goldeneye » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:33 am

Though you may want to explain your situation, as the gap in education when you started and finished might bring up some questions. Others might feel differently on that.

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Re: Do you need UG Diploma when applying for schools?

Postby 2014 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:28 am

I wouldn't feel like you need to explain law schools won't care. You just need a transcript acknowledging you have graduated by the time you start law school. Like 99% of schools do Winter, Spring, and Summer "graduations" so if you or your CC drags your feet on getting the credits transferred in December you should be graduated by May and that is still no problem.




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