Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

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gespenster7th
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Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby gespenster7th » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:33 pm

Hi all,

I'm a third year undergrad finishing a year early, double majoring in History and Economics. I'm thinking seriously about reverting the Econ major to a minor. I feel like I've satisfied my intellectual curiosity, and when I look at the course offerings, I see nothing I feel particularly excited about. Would doing so affect my admissions for law school? I'm applying this year - taking my LSAT in a week, have LORs lined up, etc., so I suppose I would just need to update my education info.

I should add that I don't intend to fill my last semester with filler classes instead of the econ classes I would have to take if I don't revert to a minor. I have a few ideas of interesting but useful classes I could take (like language or computer classes).

If it's needed, my GPA is 3.33 at Rutgers University; while I can't really estimate what my LSAT score will be, of the seven practice tests I took (from the most recently released tests), I scored between a 160 and a 165 on every single one. Some examples of the range of schools I'm applying to are Michigan State, Wisconsin-Madison, and Georgetown.

I appreciate any input.

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t-14orbust
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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby t-14orbust » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:41 pm

Make the history major a minor instead

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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby lukertin » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:42 pm

law school admission doesn't give a flying fuck

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hephaestus
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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby hephaestus » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:48 pm

I did this and it had no impact.

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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby 20141023 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:24 pm

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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby Nova » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:01 pm

gespenster7th wrote:I'm thinking seriously about reverting the Econ major to a minor....

Would doing so affect my admissions for law school?


No

Ti Malice
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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:04 pm

I agree with what everyone else said. But I also want to add that you really have no business taking the October LSAT if you've only taken seven PTs.

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Happy Gilmore
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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:22 pm

Doesn't matter. Econ degree seems more valuable long term though

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Re: Changing a second major to a minor during last year?

Postby heythatslife » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:04 pm

Not for admissions, but you may want to keep that econ major in case the law school thing doesn't work out.




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