Former Dropout Reapplication Question

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )

Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Former Dropout Reapplication Question

Postby macandcheesepls » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:45 pm

I'm not sure if this is the proper place but not sure who I could ask.

I went to a T14 school and finished my 1L with top 25% grades but took a leave of absence after that for a year and came back for another half semester and decided to drop out.

This was around 6 years ago. I dropped out in good standing.

I was hoping to come back to law school but wasn't sure if I would have to reapply and redo my 1L since it's been so long. I honestly wouldn't mind this as I think my original LSAT was suboptimal and if I retook it I could get into a better school as my T14 was on the lower end.

I dropped out due to personal reasons which have now been taken care of.

Would anyone have any advice? Thanks.


Posts: 30
Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:22 pm

Re: Former Dropout Reapplication Question

Postby sprintin23 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:00 pm

From what I remember from an earlier post, once you get grades that is what they go by. So retaking the LSAT may be a moot point. However, since you already have decent grades and left in good standing, you should not have too much trouble transferring or going back to your old school. I would at least speak with your dean or the admissions office of your prospective schools and see what they say.

User avatar

Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:37 pm

Re: Former Dropout Reapplication Question

Postby » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:40 pm

I think you should focus on writing a good written explanation of your personal reasons that would convince a school to take a chance on you.

Return to “Law School Admissions Forum�

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Shredzeppelin240 and 7 guests