Fifth Year Senior?

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Rock Chalk
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Fifth Year Senior?

Postby Rock Chalk » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:41 pm

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby sarcasmpolice » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:51 pm

Doesn't matter.

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby dood » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:52 pm

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby LSATfromNC » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:52 pm

The only thing that really matters about your degree is your LSAC GPA.

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby Rock Chalk » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:08 pm

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:10 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
LSATfromNC wrote:The only thing that really matters about your degree is your LSAC GPA.


I used to think this, until I saw that a lot of people submit addenda drawing attention to upward trends and bad semesters. I was wondering if this was sort of a similar issue.

Well, discussing bad semesters and upward trends are worth talking about because they help explain away a bad GPA. Unless your GPA is bad you shouldn't need to say anything.

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby Rock Chalk » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:19 pm

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby BruceBarr » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:22 pm

An addendum would probably annoy the admissions people because...


Nobody cares two shits if it took you 3 or 7 years.


You're all good.

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby apper123 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:11 pm

They won't care. I was a 5th year, and it never came up.

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby angioletto » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:13 pm

UG took me 10 years and it doesn't seem to be affecting my admissions. I worked FT and got married and had kids during that time. I didn't write an addendum because that information was available elsewhere in my application - on my resume, PS, etc.

I think it is actually becoming more common for Bachelor's degrees to take 5 years to complete.

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Re: Fifth Year Senior?

Postby Borhas » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:10 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:I'm new here, so I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong place. I'm currently in my 5th year of undergrad and I'm wondering if anyone knows how much negativity law school admissions committees will assign to my extra year. Does anyone know people who had otherwise respectable numbers, but were given a drop of any sort due to delayed graduation? I didn't explain it in an addendum, mainly because I don't really have a good excuse. I have worked about 20-30 hours/week throughout undergrad, but if I don't elucidate the connection between working almost full time and not taking 15-18 credits per semester, will they deduce this on their own? If it is a big red flag, I'm guessing I should probably send an addendum before decisions are reached, but I don't want to do so unnecessarily. Thanks for your input.


my cycle has gone exactly as my numbers would have predicted

-5th year senior




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