Graduating in the summer?

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Lafakad
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Graduating in the summer?

Postby Lafakad » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:30 am

Would graduating in the summer of my senior year (instead of the spring), hurt my chances or even be declined a chance of admission to a law school?

Also would graduating a year early hurt or help my application in anyway?

Thanks

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Genki
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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby Genki » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:41 am

Lafakad wrote:
Also would graduating a year early hurt or help my application in anyway?

Thanks


That depends on how you spend your extra time between graduation and law school. If you spent it on something meaningful you could use your experiences in your applications and it might be useful. Otherwise, I doubt it will make a difference.

Lafakad
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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby Lafakad » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:07 am

Genki wrote:
Lafakad wrote:
Also would graduating a year early hurt or help my application in anyway?

Thanks


That depends on how you spend your extra time between graduation and law school. If you spent it on something meaningful you could use your experiences in your applications and it might be useful. Otherwise, I doubt it will make a difference.


Can't I just not take a year off and go straight to law school?

inthefuture
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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby inthefuture » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:30 am

Genki wrote:Also would graduating a year early hurt or help my application in anyway?

Thanks


That depends on how you spend your extra time between graduation and law school. If you spent it on something meaningful you could use your experiences in your applications and it might be useful. Otherwise, I doubt it will make a difference.


what are examples of something meaningful?

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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby fcowrx » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:29 pm

Lafakad wrote:Would graduating in the summer of my senior year (instead of the spring), hurt my chances or even be declined a chance of admission to a law school?


Hasn't seemed to have an adverse affect on my cycle...

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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby holydonkey » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:34 pm

Lafakad wrote:Would graduating in the summer of my senior year (instead of the spring), hurt my chances or even be declined a chance of admission to a law school?

Also would graduating a year early hurt or help my application in anyway?

Thanks
Depends on if it will impact your gpa significantly. If no, no. If yes, yes.

No.

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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby twopoodles » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:04 pm

I think you have to pay careful attention to what day you would have officially graduated, versus what day your final transcript must be received by the law school...otherwise, I don't think it really matters much.

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Re: Graduating in the summer?

Postby r6_philly » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:34 pm

If you can get a degree granting transcript to the school by the first day of law school you are fine. According to the condition to the offer of admission I received, I must have an official degree granting transcript sent prior to registration including the date when my degree is conferred. If one is not available, I can have the registrar send a letter stating that I have met all degree requirements, followed by the transcript when it becomes available.

Graduating a year early probably doesn't have much effect. I am essentially finishing in 2.5 years. I don't think it impacted me in anyway, although I am much older. You GPA is much more important.




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