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  • in reply to: Ask AdmissionsConsultants #35908
    acjlaw38
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    Thanks for your comments! Good news- I got my acceptance notice Friday.

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    Originally posted by AdmissionsConsultants

    Hi Andrea and thanks for your inquiry.

    I need to know if I should even begin to get my hopes up as far as law school admission.

    As a young undergrad, I was not exactly a motivated student. I started and stopped many times, resulting in a multitude of withdrawals on my transcript. I finally quit school the summer before my senior year when I got an entry level job with a top 20company. I worked there for 15 years and had a respectable position when I decided to return to school to complete my degree.

    I went to school full time, was married w/3 kids under age 6 and worked full time. It took 2 years to finish my degree(switching from a math major to a sociology maj w/math minor). I did so with a 4.0 GPA.

    I’ve been a High School Math teacher for the last 4 years and had little to no time to prepare for the LSAT. My score was a 151. I thought I might have had a shot at acceptance into a lower tiered law school (there’s one a few miles from my home) until I got my LSDAS report showing a cum GPA of only 2.8.

    How heavily will my recent GPA weigh against the abysmal one from nearly 20 years ago?

    Excellent question. Since you finished strong, the earlier transcript records are more forgivable. With well-prepared applications, you should be competitive at the lower tier ABA accredited law schools. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you would like to discuss your candidacy in more detail.

    Andrea

    Best of luck with your applications!

    Sincerely,

    David Petersam
    President
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.
    @admissionsconsultants.com">DPetersam@admissionsconsultants.com

    http://www.admissionsconsultants.com/lawschool/blog.aspx


    Andrea

    in reply to: Ask AdmissionsConsultants #35864
    acjlaw38
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    I need to know if I should even begin to get my hopes up as far as law school admission.

    As a young undergrad, I was not exactly a motivated student. I started and stopped many times, resulting in a multitude of withdrawals on my transcript. I finally quit school the summer before my senior year when I got an entry level job with a top 20company. I worked there for 15 years and had a respectable position when I decided to return to school to complete my degree.

    I went to school full time, was married w/3 kids under age 6 and worked full time. It took 2 years to finish my degree(switching from a math major to a sociology maj w/math minor). I did so with a 4.0 GPA.

    I’ve been a High School Math teacher for the last 4 years and had little to no time to prepare for the LSAT. My score was a 151. I thought I might have had a shot at acceptance into a lower tiered law school (there’s one a few miles from my home) until I got my LSDAS report showing a cum GPA of only 2.8.

    How heavily will my recent GPA weigh against the abysmal one from nearly 20 years ago?

    Andrea

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