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How does admissions timeline work?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:39 pm
by dwighthoward786
Hello all,
If i am in 4th year and finishing my bachelors this year, how will schools make their decision in terms of calculating my GPA? Are the decisions made before i receive my bachelors? Or will they wait in april/may, when i graduate?
Thank you

Re: How does admissions timeline work?

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:20 am
by RedPurpleBlue
1. You submit your transcripts to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) at the beginning of your senior year
2. They generate what's called a LSDAS GPA from combining all of your transcripts
3. You get 2+ letters of recommendation from professors and send them the LSAC letter of recommendation form
4. Write a personal statement explaining why you're going to law school
5. At this point, you should have already taken the LSAT, so you should have a score for that
6. Now, you apply to law schools, which for the most part started accepting applications Sept. 1
7. Fill out the forms for each school you want to apply to, consider writing a "Why [school]" essay, and hand them your application fee
8. They will get their decisions back to you from Sept - May. Normally those who apply early hear back earlier than those who apply later.

Honestly, if you're asking this question now, you probably should not be applying this admissions cycle.