Should I join the honors college?

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georgiasouthern
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Should I join the honors college?

Postby georgiasouthern » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:12 pm

Currently have a 3.82 gpa and was thinking about joining honors college to help my chances at the t14. Would honors classes be considered a small soft or significant or some where in between. Would it look better to have a 3.86 with honors courses than a 3.91 without?

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StillIll
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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby StillIll » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:13 pm

I don't think so. But I'll defer to the peeps who had the higher end GPAs when applying... they'll probably know best. You'll be in a good spot either way.

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scruffy556
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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby scruffy556 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:19 pm

georgiasouthern wrote:Currently have a 3.82 gpa and was thinking about joining honors college to help my chances at the t14. Would honors classes be considered a small soft or significant or some where in between. Would it look better to have a 3.86 with honors courses than a 3.91 without?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=142221
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=186494
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=160866

Come on man.

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dr123
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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby dr123 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:20 pm

I doubt honors classes are going to be much harder. If you really need a resume line, might as well.

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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby sabanist » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:08 pm

It probably won't help in and of itself, but my honors college gave me access to a lot of very small seminars where I got to know the professors really well, so it could help with LORs if you don't already have those locked down. I think they helped my GPA, too, because the professors were way more into subjective stuff like discussions and the occasional paper (usually graded generously) than the typical multiple choice exam for 200+ person classes.
It really just depends on how your school operates.

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TheThriller
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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby TheThriller » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:00 pm

It wont make up for a bad LSAT

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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby jselson » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:38 pm

There's zero chance I would change my honors classes for regular classes since, as sabanist said, they were far more intellectually stimulating, and I got to develop relationships with my professors. Why anyone would choose something like this based on worrying about law school admissions is ridiculous to me.

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Re: Should I join the honors college?

Postby Rory19 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:22 am

My undergrad had an honors college and I joined because the program had small class sizes and was more liberal arts focused. In hindsight, the advantage I took away was that it required me to write a thesis with a full defense like many masters programs and that opportunity allowed me to develop strong relationships with the professors who were my thesis advisers and panelists thus giving them more material for my letters of rec.




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