C&F and Prior Matriculation

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UselessKnowledge
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C&F and Prior Matriculation

Postby UselessKnowledge » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:30 pm

Hi there, any insight would be greatly appreciated.

I applied to a couple of the same schools as I did in a previous cycle and with the same stats, but there are new circumstances to consider. I got a DUI and later I attended law school and left before the end of the first semester. I left in good standing and with the option to return, but I want to be in a different location. I was forced to explain that I had a problem with addiction and went to rehab. What happened exactly is a long story, but I think that it's a reasonable one, and I'm not terribly sure that the specifics even matter. I am happy to be honest in any case, but I'm left with some worries. I also applied later in this cycle than in the last. Will my cycle be strongly affected by the DUI and prior matriculation? Will admissions look at the fact that I had a problem with addiction disfavorably, even if it is now all behind me? (If it means anything, the school I was attending was incredibly understanding about it.) Or will I, in all likelihood, end up with the same options as before? I just don't know how badly this all comes off.

I am looking to attend a school where I am over the 75th percentile in both LSAT and GPA.

thisone2014
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Re: C&F and Prior Matriculation

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:17 pm

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UselessKnowledge
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Re: C&F and Prior Matriculation

Postby UselessKnowledge » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:56 pm

It's too late for that. I couldn't go to rehab and stay in school so I've already withdrawn. Any idea on how bad this looks as it is?

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Re: C&F and Prior Matriculation

Postby thisone2014 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:03 am

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UselessKnowledge
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Re: C&F and Prior Matriculation

Postby UselessKnowledge » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:55 pm

The more I read about it, the more nervous I get. I haven't let much time pass, but I was addicted for a short time and the circumstances that led me to become addicted were health-related and are extremely unlikely to happen again. I'm still curious if this looks bad enough that I'll seriously underperform my numbers. I don't know. If someone out there has any further knowledge of how this looks, I'd be interested to hear from you.

UselessKnowledge
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Re: C&F and Prior Matriculation

Postby UselessKnowledge » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:02 pm

Bumping to ask: Anyone know how people in previous cycles have done with an issue like this?




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