Question about "Softs"...thanks!

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iwearglasses
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Question about "Softs"...thanks!

Postby iwearglasses » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:39 pm

Hi there! I'm having a hard time researching "softs" and if mine are actually considered softs.

I'm an ROTC cadet. I'm the president of a national student organization on campus and served on said organization's national staff last year. I'm first generation college student. I'm planning on minoring in Arabic Studies, though I haven't received the best grades in my Arabic classes. I might double major or do the Bachelor's+One Year Peace & Conflict Studies Master's degree program prior to law school.

So, am I way off base on these or would these actually count for something?

I appreciate any help I can get this early in my admissions process! Thank you! Hope I'm not being too much of a noob here.

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Re: Question about "Softs"...thanks!

Postby kalvano » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:40 pm

Meh. Nothing really outstanding. GPA and LSAT will determine where you go.

iwearglasses
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Re: Question about "Softs"...thanks!

Postby iwearglasses » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:42 pm

kalvano wrote:Meh. Nothing really outstanding. GPA and LSAT will determine where you go.


Shoot. My softs are too soft.
Thank you for the quick response!!

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Re: Question about "Softs"...thanks!

Postby baller » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:40 am

I would guess for 90% of applicants their softs don't matter. They really only matter if you are applying to HYS or have done something truly amazing.

Dont worry about it, just get a good GPA and own the LSAT

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Re: Question about "Softs"...thanks!

Postby BiglawOrBust » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:52 pm

iwearglasses wrote:Hi there! I'm having a hard time researching "softs" and if mine are actually considered softs.

I'm an ROTC cadet. I'm the president of a national student organization on campus and served on said organization's national staff last year. I'm first generation college student. I'm planning on minoring in Arabic Studies, though I haven't received the best grades in my Arabic classes. I might double major or do the Bachelor's+One Year Peace & Conflict Studies Master's degree program prior to law school.

So, am I way off base on these or would these actually count for something?

I appreciate any help I can get this early in my admissions process! Thank you! Hope I'm not being too much of a noob here.


Those aren't bad, but as others have suggested, they won't make much of a difference unless you're really on the margin. Don't put too much stock into them; just worry about the ever-important numbers!




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