Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

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cloudysky
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Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby cloudysky » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:58 pm

Hi everyone, I've got a bit of a conundrum. I've recently been admitted to Harvard and Columbia Law. However, due to a stupid oversight on my part missing the deadline to drop a course, I find myself at risk of failing one of my courses in my last term. Even if I fail this course, I'll still have all my requirements to graduate, and my other marks will be consistent with the GPA that I used to apply with. My question is do you guys think failing a course in my last term will jeopardize my admission?

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JohannDeMann
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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby JohannDeMann » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:01 pm

No you're fine.

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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby tyleanav93 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:22 pm

With explanation you will be fine.

On another note,
What did you get on your LSAT and what is your undegrad school?

cloudysky
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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby cloudysky » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:44 pm

I'm at 175+ and at a public institution.

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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby chuckbass » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:45 pm

Regardless, you should try to work with the professor to not fail the course.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:47 pm

You will probably be fine, but if yours is a borderline gpa I'd be a little worried. Either way, try everything you can to fix this.

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North
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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby North » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:38 pm

Go talk to the dean and get a late withdrawal or something.

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Re: Failing a Course in My Last Term After Getting Admitted

Postby Fawkes » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:37 pm

I saw this in two other threads, but since you made your own thread, it is more fitting to respond here.

Perhaps you should send a brief explanation of the situation in with your updated transcript.

Is there any way you can take the class pass/fail? I know you think you may fail now, but the semester isn't over, and perhaps you can turn it around. If you pass and designate the class as pass/fail, you should be fine. If you managed to get into those two schools, you probably have what it takes to pass.




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