Missing a year in UG?

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Absc
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Missing a year in UG?

Postby Absc » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:46 pm

Firstly, I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place.

How damaging, if at all, would it be for me to take a year off of my Underdgrad (sophomore year) when applying to law schools? Long story short: I'm unhappy where I am now and want to move back to where I came from. I no longer have residency in my target state and don't want to rack up any unnecessary debt. So, I'm thinking about working and living there for a year to gain my residency back and get a cheaper tuition rate. The year will be put to good use, for sure. I have several offers to work on activism projects and I don't think finding a job will be too hard because I have a lot of connections in that city. Currently I have a 3.94 GPA if that matters at all.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can share. I need to get all of this figured out before Fall!

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cinephile
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Re: Missing a year in UG?

Postby cinephile » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:03 pm

It won't be damaging. Just remember to write an addendum about why you took time off -- to volunteer, reestablish residency, etc.

And congrats on the great GPA!

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Re: Missing a year in UG?

Postby Absc » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Wonderful! I didn't know you could write an addendum for things like that on applications. Good to know.

Thanks a bunch!

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Re: Missing a year in UG?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:43 pm

cinephile wrote:It won't be damaging. Just remember to write an addendum about why you took time off -- to volunteer, reestablish residency, etc.

And congrats on the great GPA!


You don't even have to write an addendum.

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Re: Missing a year in UG?

Postby glitter178 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:49 pm

i took time off -- almost a year -- because i needed to save more money. i didn't write addendums and i performed to my numbers.

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cinephile
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Re: Missing a year in UG?

Postby cinephile » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:16 pm

My mistake. I thought some of my apps asked to explain any break in your education.

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Re: Missing a year in UG?

Postby nids333 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:54 pm

I think an addendum would be great to clarify your situation.




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