Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

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Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:12 am

I received an offer in Washington, D.C. to intern this summer (1L) with a federal agency that gives offers on a rolling basis. I go to a T13 or whatever category you want to use. I applied early and was contacted early, etc.

I of course do not yet have grades, but I did interview early and received an offer already.

There was absolutely no mention of a conditional offer--just that I send my transcript whenever I get it.

I have a fear for some reason that they would revoke the offer if my grades aren't high enough for the position?

Or is it common practice to give offers without grades to strong candidates?

I can't imagine they would revoke the offer, especially in the legal industry, given that I would have had no notice of the possibility.
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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Dr. Nefario » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 am

Your offer shouldn't be retracted for grades. You most likely were hired based on previous experience and your school. That's how most 1L judicial internships and early job offers are determined. The only effect your grades will have is whether the agency will offer you the chance to come back the following year (if they even hire for the following year without a new application process).

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:55 am

offerors *rescind* offers.

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:29 am

Thanks for the vocabulary tip, assuming that is the only purpose of your post.

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:54 am

I got an offer from a USAO (not DC), and they did tell me it was technically conditional on grades. It was more of a "we need to make sure you're not failing out," though. I also know some DOJ components require a 3.0. I think you'd have to tank pretty hard to have an issue.

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:58 am

Well, hopefully that is not an issue! Thanks for the anecdote. I already told people of my offer.
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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Nebby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Or is it common practice to give offers without grades to candidates?

Yes

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 am

Nebby wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Or is it common practice to give offers without grades to candidates?

Yes


So it is not conditional if they did not say it was?

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Nebby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Nebby wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Or is it common practice to give offers without grades to candidates?

Yes


So it is not conditional if they did not say it was?

Yes

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:00 am

Other sources confirm this—thanks, all. Now to stay calm for about two weeks.

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby floatie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Same thing happened to me for a highly competitive federal agency, and I was worried sick that they'd yank my offer if I didn't get a 4.0 or whatever. I didn't get a 4.0 and they just said "thanks" when I sent my less-than-perfect transcript. Basically, as long as you don't fail out your first semester you'll be fine. If they cared so much about your grades, they would've waited to give you an offer until you got grades back.

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Re: Received 1L Summer Offer Without Grades--Is it conditional?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:49 am

floatie wrote:Same thing happened to me for a highly competitive federal agency, and I was worried sick that they'd yank my offer if I didn't get a 4.0 or whatever. I didn't get a 4.0 and they just said "thanks" when I sent my less-than-perfect transcript. Basically, as long as you don't fail out your first semester you'll be fine. If they cared so much about your grades, they would've waited to give you an offer until you got grades back.


Thanks for the reply!



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