Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

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Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby Miami781 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:51 pm

Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances. I was originally a business major at Suffolk University in Boston, Ma then I recently transferred to Stonehill College (more elite school) and changed my major to political science and international studies. This transfer of colleges and change of major has me credits behind now however going the extra 1/2 to full year is only for this reason and not due to any academic problems.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby Glock » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:52 pm

Nobody cares. It is all about the LSAC GPA.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby Miami781 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:54 pm

Thank you. Has anyone gone 5 years then been accepted into a Top 100 law school.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby Moxie » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:56 pm

Miami781 wrote:Thank you. Has anyone gone 5 years then been accepted into a Top 100 law school.


Yes, many many people.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby Miami781 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Thanks, I am also going to assume they will see I changed both colleges and majors and this will be considered if curious why it took me 4 1/2 years to graduate.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby chem » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:02 pm

Miami781 wrote:Thanks, I am also going to assume they will see I changed both colleges and majors and this will be considered if curious why it took me 4 1/2 years to graduate.


Yep, because once again

Nobody cares. It is all about the LSAC GPA.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby X_Soda » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:13 pm

I spent 6 full years in undergrad at the same college (with a semester study abroad) and got accepted to schools up to Cornell with a 3.35 and 170 LSAT. I also had 6 Ws, if that happens to be a concern of yours. My undergrad record was rubbish. Do well on the LSAT.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:12 am

Miami781 wrote:Thank you. Has anyone gone 5 years then been accepted into a Top 100 law school.

My ass took 5 years to finish my engineering degree. In at Northwestern. Especially with a school transfer and major change, they won't even think twice about it taking you longer.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby shoeshine » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:17 am

Miami781 wrote:Thank you. Has anyone gone 5 years then been accepted into a Top 100 law school.

Me. T14 to be exact.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby yngblkgifted » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:24 am

They don't report length it took for students to graduate undergrad in USNWR, so no, no one care.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby firemed » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:31 am

Moxie wrote:
Miami781 wrote:Thank you. Has anyone gone 5 years then been accepted into a Top 100 law school.


Yes, many many people.


I went for 13 years, and I got into all the schools my numbers would predict (including some ranked in the 40s). I didn't apply to the T14 though... but I really can't imagine they would care about 4.5-5 years. Chill.


ETA: LSAT + LSAC GPA = 90% of your admissions chances at any given school.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby bostonlawchick » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:45 am

7 years here, at three different schools including a CC, and no (meaningful) work experience. I got t-20, if I had .2 more on the GPA I probably would have bagged a couple t-14s. No worries man.

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Re: Would going 4 1/2-5 years of undergrad affect my chances

Postby Miami781 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:49 pm

Thank You, your responses just gave me a lot of relief!




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