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Possumfish
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Masters withdrawal?

Postby Possumfish » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:05 pm

I am currently in a Masters program that has drastically reduced the number of courses offered in my area of study and due to this I will not be able to graduate in the two years that I had originally discussed with the faculty. I will be finishing my first year in May and do not have plans to come back due to a lack of funding. In one of my courses I am uncertain as to what my grade will be, right now it is on the cusp of a low B and possibly a C. I was wondering if it is better to finish the semester and risk the low grade or to withdraw from the program now and explain to admissions that I left because of the lack of courses/funding?

My undergrad GPA (LSAC) is a 3.83 and I will be taking the June 2015 LSAT.

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Re: Masters withdrawal?

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:20 pm

Possumfish wrote:I am currently in a Masters program that has drastically reduced the number of courses offered in my area of study and due to this I will not be able to graduate in the two years that I had originally discussed with the faculty. I will be finishing my first year in May and do not have plans to come back due to a lack of funding. In one of my courses I am uncertain as to what my grade will be, right now it is on the cusp of a low B and possibly a C. I was wondering if it is better to finish the semester and risk the low grade or to withdraw from the program now and explain to admissions that I left because of the lack of courses/funding?

My undergrad GPA (LSAC) is a 3.83 and I will be taking the June 2015 LSAT.


Unless your grad program is in a hard science area, that C is going to look bad. Not insurmountable b/c the adcoms will only marginally look at your MA transcript anyway...but I hope you have an explanation ready.

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Re: Masters withdrawal?

Postby twenty » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:30 am

Withdraw, explain in an addendum that your program ran out of funding for you. Do not let the last grade you get before starting law school be a C if you can avoid it.

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Re: Masters withdrawal?

Postby banjo » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:06 am

Make sure that the C doesn't appear on your transcript. Also make sure that your university doesn't convert withdrawals to an F or something weird like that. Your transcript should just be a bunch of W's with a short addendum.

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Re: Masters withdrawal?

Postby LawsRUs » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:38 am

I'm sorry you are in this situation, but I would also recommend withdrawing.

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Re: Masters withdrawal?

Postby Broncos15 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:57 pm

What do have to gain by keeping the course you are struggling in? It seems you are pretty set on leaving

Besides LSAT is your ticket for admission even with a 3.87 and it would give you more time to study. I would maximize your chances to do well one time, crush it in June and not have to retake




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