Online UG - Disadvantaged?

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HelenOmbre
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Online UG - Disadvantaged?

Postby HelenOmbre » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:55 am

Hello folks!
I'm a junior in college, however, due to some family business problems I'm completing my BS online. The school is regionally accredited and also has a campus ( I attended it during my freshman year), and since I got a scholarship I don't want to transfer somewhere else. I know this question has been asked a thousand times but I am unsure about the answer.
Will Adcomms look down upon my degree? How much will this effect my chances for admission? My goal is T14.

Thanks!
-H

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Re: Online UG - Disadvantaged?

Postby DportIA » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:06 pm

If the USNWR doesn't care... the school won't. GPA is a GPA in the admission folks' eyes, unless you're looking at HYS, etc. I would logically assume they might care. I don't know what range of schools you're looking at. I am at Iowa, we have one online degree student in our 1L class. FWIW, I am pretty sure she is top third of the class.

Could you turn the whole "reason why I got an online degree" into a compelling personal statement? Silver lining....

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TripTrip
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Re: Online UG - Disadvantaged?

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:07 pm

HelenOmbre wrote:The school is regionally accredited and also has a campus

As long as it's also regular accredited, you're fine.

It's not like your degree is going to say "online student" anyway. Even if it did, law schools probably wouldn't care.

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North
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Re: Online UG - Disadvantaged?

Postby North » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:09 pm

HelenOmbre wrote:Hello folks!
I'm a junior in college, however, due to some family business problems I'm completing my BS online. The school is regionally accredited and also has a campus ( I attended it during my freshman year), and since I got a scholarship I don't want to transfer somewhere else. I know this question has been asked a thousand times but I am unsure about the answer.
Will Adcomms look down upon my degree? How much will this effect my chances for admission? My goal is T14.

Thanks!
-H

It won't matter. Beyond that, if your UG has a campus, they probably won't be able to tell the difference anyway. I doubt it's mentioned anywhere on your transcript.

Get as close to a 4.0 as possible if you want T14. Start prepping for the LSAT here.




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