K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

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K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby meadow201 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:57 pm

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:26 pm

You aren't the first K-JD whose graduating quickly so I doubt it will have much if any effect.

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby mr.hands » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:27 pm

sinfiery wrote:You aren't the first K-JD whose graduating quickly so I doubt it will have much if any effect.


This. No one cares about graduating early. Though it may be somewhat of a disadvantage at OCI. No need to cross that bridge now though

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby Br3v » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:29 pm

I doubt they even notice.

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby meadow201 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:42 pm

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby Br3v » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:47 pm

If we told you it will drastically change your chances would you do anything different?

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby hephaestus » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:51 pm

Your cycle should be identical to anyone with your numbers. Why not take advantage of graduating early by working for a year?

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby meadow201 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:19 am

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:03 am

meadow201 wrote:
Br3v wrote:If we told you it will drastically change your chances would you do anything different?


well in (1) I can't do anything.
But in (2) I can wait for the 6th semester to appear, even if they don't count (because abroad).

Just to be clear, I'm not graduating early. I'm graduating on time but when I apply this fall as a senior, I will have only 5 or 6 semesters.


That's what graduating early means....

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby meadow201 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:19 am

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby mr.hands » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:34 am

meadow201 wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:
meadow201 wrote:
Br3v wrote:If we told you it will drastically change your chances would you do anything different?


well in (1) I can't do anything.
But in (2) I can wait for the 6th semester to appear, even if they don't count (because abroad).

Just to be clear, I'm not graduating early. I'm graduating on time but when I apply this fall as a senior, I will have only 5 or 6 semesters.


That's what graduating early means....


I will graduate in 8 semesters. But at the time I apply, I will have only 6 semesters of grades, only 5 of which will count toward my LSDAS gpa. Or else I'll have only 5 semesters of grades because the 6th won't appear yet.


Your case is not unique. Every K-JD has 5-6 semesters of grades when they apply. No one cares

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby meadow201 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:36 pm

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby sinfiery » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:56 pm

There is absolutely no data on this specific niche but all data relating to this subject tells us that there is no difference between 5 and 6 semesters.


As with all people who are K-JD, especially those who graduate early, you will likely find a particular importance placed on your answer to Why law?

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Re: K-JD applicant with less than 6 semesters of grades

Postby 90convoy » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:00 pm

This is the position that most k-jds are in. I will apply with only 4 semesters of grades and I have been told that it won't hurt me. You'll be fine.




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