Spring Transfers

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SummerLaw
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Spring Transfers

Postby SummerLaw » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:43 pm

Anyone attempting to or know anything about doing a spring transfer? The schools I have found that accept springs are GULC, GW, and UT. Have you all found others?

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby zomginternets » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:10 pm

As a 1L you mean?

Preface: I don't actually know much about the Spring admissions process at theses schools. But I can't imagine chances of getting into these schools is any better than applying as a 0L. A lot (most?) schools don't give out fall grades until the 2nd semester starts (or is really close to starting), so the adcomms would need to go off of pre-law school data (LSAT, GPA, PS, etc.). Unless something dramatically changed between when you applied originally and now, I don't think you would get in.

Also, I would focus on grades instead of spending time doing the application, rewriting personal statements, etc. If you get the 4.0 after your first semester, you could get into GULC EA based off of that. Moreover, mediocre (or even just non-top) 1st semester grades will torpedo your transfer chances at any T14/T25 school at the end of 1L.

Basically, get the 4.0 during fall and spring semester, apply early (like, first day the app is available), and enjoy your early/mid July acceptance to your T14 of choice.

Edit: I realized this post doesn't answer your question about what other schools do Spring transfer, but just wanted to throw some friendly advice out there. I know how anxious people can be to transfer ASAP when they didn't get into a top school, and I think it's important to put that aside during your 1st semester/1st year and just focus on killing the curve.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby Regionality » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:43 am

You're conflating spring transfer for early action...go re-read the admissions process. They make 2L transfer decisions based on just 1st semester grades...they certainly do not welcome you to their campus as a 1L.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby crazyblink653 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:01 pm

chicago has one, as well, but i'm pretty sure it's ED (meaning if you decide to transfer you HAVE to go there). it's ridiculously hard to get in this way. read through some of last year's transfer threads. it seems like even people with tippy top grades after first semester were either deferred or rejected.

i would suggest that you just wait until after your full year's grades are in, though, unless you're trying to use the acceptance mainly as leverage for a scholarship. then it's helpful if you can have that in hand early.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby SummerLaw » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:13 am

Hi all, sorry for the delay on clarifying my question - I'm a 3rd semester PT student and there are some schools who accept spring transfers for people in my situation because I'm right on the cusp of finishing a first year's worth of credits. Was just wondering if anyone knew anything about this type of situation. Thanks!

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby SonOfCalifornia » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:50 am

American and Santa Clara permit spring transfers. Both are due Nov. 1. Santa Clara's on-campus credit requirement is 56, which is difficult to do to graduate in May, but doable. American only requires 43 credits on-campus.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:23 pm

I applied to GW, American and GULC,
and my application for GULC and American have been completed since Oct. 27th.
Anyone hear anything back?
my friends applied to Florida state, and he got accepted a week after applying, and his grades were not that great.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby joemurphy4883 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:21 pm

I went complete at American on 11/08 and heard yesterday that I got in.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby SonOfCalifornia » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:14 am

Went complete at American 11/08 and accepted Monday, as well. Waiting on Santa Clara.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:17 am

went complete 11/8 and got rejected today.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby SonOfCalifornia » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:43 pm

Santa Clara mailed 11/16, received email 11/18, mailed letter actually arrived today. Accepted. SCU bound.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby nit00 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:04 am

atashakor wrote:I applied to GW, American and GULC,
and my application for GULC and American have been completed since Oct. 27th.
Anyone hear anything back?
my friends applied to Florida state, and he got accepted a week after applying, and his grades were not that great.


Did you get a status checker for GW?

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:13 am

yes, i got a GW status the day after i applied.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby nit00 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:28 pm

atashakor wrote:yes, i got a GW status the day after i applied.


Hmmm....never got one. Guess I should write admissions.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby SummerLaw » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:06 pm

Does anyone have an idea on when GULC/GW decisions go out? I spoke to the admissions offices awhile back and I think they said early-mid December. Anyone have updated information?

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby nit00 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:43 am

atashakor wrote:yes, i got a GW status the day after i applied.


Now, does your say "application complete" or just "application received"? If it says complete, how long did it take to go complete?

Thanks!

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:38 pm

no it says applicatoin received.
Also it says im missing doccuments which i have sent in. But they haven't updated and when I called they said that they still haven't received my doccuments. So i resend it just before thanksgiving.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby maxpep378 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:52 pm

Has anyone received any news (acceptance or denial), regarding transferring to GW Law or GULC, for Spring 2012?

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:13 pm

in @ GW :)

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby maxpep378 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:18 pm

In @ GW too!! :D

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby nit00 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:00 am

In at GW as well!!! Totally takes away from the nightmare that was my Con Law exam tonight :D

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:53 am

lol i took my con law exam yesterday, and I'm glad the news came today rather than yesterday.

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby SummerLaw » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:57 am

Can I ask what your stats were for those that were admitted to GW? I applied too but havent heard anything.... Thanks!

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Re: Spring Transfers

Postby atashakor » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:33 am

rejected from GULC, I guess I'll be going to GW.
If anyone has any recommendation where to look for a place to live, or if your looking for a rommie, please contact me.




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