What is the general view of this?

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stayway
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What is the general view of this?

Postby stayway » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:46 pm

What is the view of "back-dooring" into a law school? Like applying as a PT student and transferring into FT status after first semester?

dakatz
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Re: What is the general view of this?

Postby dakatz » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:49 pm

Isn't really much of a backdoor anymore. Now that US News takes PT programs into account, the standards for admission will go up. Look at GW. They were ranked high and dropped quite a bit as a result of the lower standards for the PT program. Now, they made their PT program much harder to get into, and shrunk the size of the program so that their ranking would go back up. Its a loophole that is finally being closed so I doubt that such a "backdoor" really exists much anymore.

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Re: What is the general view of this?

Postby stayway » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:52 pm

dakatz wrote:Isn't really much of a backdoor anymore. Now that US News takes PT programs into account, the standards for admission will go up. Look at GW. They were ranked high and dropped quite a bit as a result of the lower standards for the PT program. Now, they made their PT program much harder to get into, and shrunk the size of the program so that their ranking would go back up. Its a loophole that is finally being closed so I doubt that such a "backdoor" really exists much anymore.


So I should feel slightly better about my GW PT waitlist with 159/3.33?

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Re: What is the general view of this?

Postby dakatz » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:54 pm

nooyyllib wrote:
dakatz wrote:Isn't really much of a backdoor anymore. Now that US News takes PT programs into account, the standards for admission will go up. Look at GW. They were ranked high and dropped quite a bit as a result of the lower standards for the PT program. Now, they made their PT program much harder to get into, and shrunk the size of the program so that their ranking would go back up. Its a loophole that is finally being closed so I doubt that such a "backdoor" really exists much anymore.


So I should feel slightly better about my GW PT waitlist with 159/3.33?


Yeah, I guess. They really cut back on the size of the program and a lot of qualified applicants who may have been accepted in other years aren't getting in this year. So you're definitely not the only one.

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Re: What is the general view of this?

Postby stayway » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:19 pm

do you think firms care if you were PT admit initially? Do schools have different waitlist pools for FT and PT students?




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