Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

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ou812c
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Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:38 pm

If I want to transfer?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby luthersloan » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:54 pm

I doubt it, but that is sheer speculation. I doubt you will find good information on that since it seems to be such a rare sort of situation. Do you mind explaining why you would want to do that?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:00 pm

Sure. I've taken my first set of exams and now I'm on academic probation (below 2.0 at my school). If I don't improve my GPA this semester I will be academically dismissed (school policy). Of course, I want to make the grade and stay but I'd like to also submit some apps just in case. Your thinking I'm not going to get accepted anywhere? Not even a non-aba school for example? Anywhere?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby joemoviebuff » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:03 pm

I hate to say it dude, but honestly you should probably just drop out. It sounds like either you're not that interested in the material or you simply don't have the aptitude for it. You may be doing yourself a favor saving that second semester tuition.

To answer your question, I'm cynical enough to think that there is a TTTT out there that will take you, but that doesn't mean you should go there. They'll just take your money and leave you jobless in a pool of debt. Seriously, prospects for this kind of situation are pretty grim.

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby luthersloan » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:11 pm

I am sure you could find at least a non-ABA school that would take you, but I have to agree with the other poster. Unless there is some compelling reason you want a law degree you should probably drop out. In this sort of situation you are unlikely to get a decent job in any event. Good luck.

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:12 pm

ou812c wrote:Sure. I've taken my first set of exams and now I'm on academic probation (below 2.0 at my school). If I don't improve my GPA this semester I will be academically dismissed (school policy). Of course, I want to make the grade and stay but I'd like to also submit some apps just in case. Your thinking I'm not going to get accepted anywhere? Not even a non-aba school for example? Anywhere?

why would you go to a non aba school?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:15 pm

Lol, I'm not going to drop out b/c I'm on academic probation. 1/2 of my class is on academic probation - seriously. The median is 2.4 and I'm of course below that but not so far below I can't recover. I made the "exact" same grades those friends I sat beside except for in contracts which I totally screwed. "If" I can't recover I'm not going to give up though. I "anticipate" at least recovering some. I'm concerned about whether I could get accepted elsewhere.
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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:20 pm

It it a necessity that I disclose I have previously attended law school or can I just start over as a 1L at a TTTT? You guys are more or less telling me I'm unlikely to be accepted with a poor GPA so what is there to lose by submitting an app and not disclosing?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby luthersloan » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:56 pm

ou812c wrote:Lol, I'm not going to drop out b/c I'm on academic probation. 1/2 of my class is on academic probation - seriously. The median is 2.4 and I'm of course below that but not so far below I can't recover. I made the "exact" same grades those friends I sat beside except for in contracts which I totally screwed. "If" I can't recover I'm not going to give up though. I "anticipate" at least recovering some. I'm concerned about whether I could get accepted at anywhere.


Man, I hate to break it to you, but half your class probably should drop out. In an odd sort of way the school is doing you a favor by pushing you out the door, with those sorts of grades from a school in that tier it is going to be very hard for you to get any kind of legal job, let along one that will allow you to repay your loans.

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:01 pm

That tier? Since when did top 100 or TT become unworthy? I'm under the impression GPA takes a backseat to class ranking. The question is/was will a TTTT school accept a j.d. candidate who is academically dismissed from a TT?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:09 pm

ou812c wrote:That tier? Since when did top 100 or TT become unworthy? I'm under the impression GPA takes a backseat to class ranking. The question is/was will a TTTT school accept a j.d. candidate who is academically dismissed from a TT?

there was a guy on LSN who was academically dismissed from a t14 and re-applied to a TTTT and was rejected. He had like a 168 LSAT.

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:11 pm

Did he later get accepted elsewhere or was he SOL?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby YourCaptain » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:12 pm

ou812c wrote:Did he later get accepted elsewhere or was he SOL?


doesnt matter you will be sol either school

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:13 pm

oh come on :roll: a ut-knox grad is not going to be sol

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby luthersloan » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:18 pm

ou812c wrote:oh come on :roll: a ut-knox grad is not going to be sol


That is a joke right?

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:23 pm

Clearly it's a joke to you. For me - not even close. Tennessee is a reputable school (I think). I like it and "hope" to receive my j.d from them. Of course, it isn't Vandy or Ivy League but neither am I. Get in where you fit in bro....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIU9VaSs ... ture=share

:wink:

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:15 pm

ou812c wrote:Did he later get accepted elsewhere or was he SOL?

He was able to get picked up somewhere, but he applied to a shitload of places and had a lot of rejects but he got back in.

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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby ou812c » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:17 pm

I see. I "should" be focused on improving and not transferring - classes start next week.



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Re: Piss poor GPA at TT school - will I get in a TTTT school?

Postby random5483 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:48 pm

Highly unlikely. Link with information posted on your other thread.




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