Wait for fall grades?

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cpena1991
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Wait for fall grades?

Postby cpena1991 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:34 pm

Hello, currently I have a 3.52 lsac gpa. If I wait till grades come in for this semester I will most likely improve that to a 3.59.

I want to know if it is worth waiting or will it put me at major disadvantage?

I was a junior transfer student to my university so I only have 3 semesters of work done at this university, but obviously I have everything else from the community colleges I attended.

Please let me know what you think is my best choice. The pre-law advisor at my university said to wait a whole year before I apply so I can get all of my grades in but I won't be doing that.

Thanks

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cinephile
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Re: Wait for fall grades?

Postby cinephile » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:38 pm

You're really selling yourself short by not taking time to work before law school.

cpena1991
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Re: Wait for fall grades?

Postby cpena1991 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:01 pm

cinephile wrote:You're really selling yourself short by not taking time to work before law school.


Yeah I have actually been putting a lot of consideration into wether or not I should apply for the Teach for America program. It has always been a dream of mine to work as a highschool teacher and choosing to go to LS straight out of UG most likely means I will never get to realize it. Unless I do it much later on in life.

But if dont do the TFA program there honestly isn't really any other line of work that interests me.

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Re: Wait for fall grades?

Postby cinephile » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:21 pm

Apply for TFA along with other opportunities that come along. Law school will still be here in 2 years. Good luck with everything!

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Re: Wait for fall grades?

Postby hiltopp01 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:47 am

What's your LSAT score?

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Wait for fall grades?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:48 am

Shockingly good advice from a pre-law advisor that you should not be ignoring. Get that GPA up.




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