Withdrawal and law school

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Lmirren
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Withdrawal and law school

Postby Lmirren » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:36 pm

I've been a pretty decent student in my academic career. I have a 3.55 GPA with many difficult languages classes under my belt. I also have great work and internship experience. If I came down with mono and had to withdraw for an entire semester for physical and financial reasons, have I destroyed my chances of getting into law school? (Note: there is no distinction at my school between WP and WF)

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Re: Withdrawal and law school

Postby jacketyellow » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:47 pm

Lmirren wrote:I've been a pretty decent student in my academic career. I have a 3.55 GPA with many difficult languages classes under my belt. I also have great work and internship experience. If I came down with mono and had to withdraw for an entire semester for physical and financial reasons, have I destroyed my chances of getting into law school? (Note: there is no distinction at my school between WP and WF)


I don't think so? Unless your school gives all F's for withdrawals, it shouldn't hurt your application. I would probably explain it in an addendum though, just so the admissions committee doesn't think you got kicked out for academic dishonesty or some other severe breaking of a rule.

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Re: Withdrawal and law school

Postby Rigo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:03 pm

If they're non-punitive W's then you're fine.




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