KarenButtenbaum wrote:pancho wrote:Instinctive wrote:pancho wrote:Hi Karen,
TY and more questions
Transferring into a joint program is tricky. Because most joint degrees allow you to use some credits at your non-JD degree toward your JD, plus the ABA requirement that you need to take a certain number of credits at the JD -degree-granting school, being a transfer and a joint degree student is difficult. It is not a good idea to plan this option from the beginning.
Julie Barton is the right person at HLS who coordinates the joint degree students, so she may be a good resource.
You should check the joint degree box and tell them that you are applying to both schools. There is no downside to it. HLS and HBS do not have access to each other's applicant databases, but Instinctive is right, they will eventually share that info but usually the applicant tells them first!
Is there anything I said that you would disagree with or needs correcting? Just want to make sure I don't tell someone else something that is wrong.