How old = non-traditional?

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How old = non-traditional?

Postby risa » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:31 pm

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Re: How old = non-traditional?

Postby swhiz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:06 pm

The definition is arbitrary. Non-traditional students typically do not proceed straight from undergrad to grad school. I would assume that if you take some time off between the two aside from a glide year for LSAT/MCAT, you are no longer a traditional student. This is especially the case if you are working in a full-time capacity.

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Re: How old = non-traditional?

Postby kuttlefish » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:25 pm

I'm the same age and I haven't been selecting non-traditional. Mainly because I'm a white male WASP from a middle-class nuclear family in the northeast and trying to claim some kind of minority status just seems silly and border-line offensive. On the other hand, I emphasize my work experience and "maturity" in my personal statement and any supplemental statements that seem appropriate.

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