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dancinglikejohn
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Incomplete on Record

Postby dancinglikejohn » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:43 am

Very worried about going into the process. Have 1 incomplete on transcript on an otherwise strong academic record (3.84 GPA)- I kind of "let go" after losing a family member. I've worked with three different law related organizations and, this may matter more or less for some schools, am Af-Am. Should I submit an addendum to explain the incomplete? Is it hopeless to aim for a T-20 school?

I appreciate your candid responses!

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rinkrat19
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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:57 am

I expect the incomplete will drop your GPA a tiny bit, but with any kind of decent LSAT you're in at Harvard/Yale/Stanford.

dancinglikejohn
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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby dancinglikejohn » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:24 pm

Thanks for your response! I'm not working with the highest LSAT score- in the Low 160s. But it sounds like there is still hope;)

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Clearly
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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby Clearly » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:27 pm

Your main concern needs to be retaking.

dancinglikejohn
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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby dancinglikejohn » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:42 pm

ugh you're probably right. It's too late for me to think about Oct. but I'll have to give some serious thought to retaking in December.

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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby Clearly » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:15 am

dancinglikejohn wrote:ugh you're probably right. It's too late for me to think about Oct. but ll have to give some serious thought to retaking in December.

Not to be rude, but I'm not probably right, it's a fact that the only right move here is to retake. I've done it myself, and it was the smartest move I ever made. Trust me on this one.

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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby jptw88 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:27 am

dancinglikejohn wrote:Very worried about going into the process. Have 1 incomplete on transcript on an otherwise strong academic record (3.84 GPA)- I kind of "let go" after losing a family member. I've worked with three different law related organizations and, this may matter more or less for some schools, am Af-Am. Should I submit an addendum to explain the incomplete? Is it hopeless to aim for a T-20 school?

I appreciate your candid responses!


How long has it been since you graduated or received the incomplete? If you are still in school then review the policies in your Student Handbook. At most academic institutions an Incomplete is usually an "in progress" or "pending" transcript mark. You should talk to the Professor and see what you should do in order to turn this mark into a GRADE.

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Re: Incomplete on Record

Postby hiltopp01 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:04 am

Retake and enjoy HYS. No addendum necessary.




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