Transferring with Poor Grades

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Transferring with Poor Grades

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:44 pm

Hi all, I'm looking to transfer to a school that's closer to home because of a serious illness in my family that I want to be closer to home for. However, I don't have the best grades. I'm not sure exactly but I'm probably between median and the bottom 25% of my class at a Top 30 regional school. I'm looking to go to a school in California but I'm not super picky on location as long as it's in the state. I don't have much experience with transferring to a new law school, so I was hoping someone could help me figure out what sort of options I might have as a transfer student. I was accepted to a few schools in California I would be happy to attend as an 0L, but I'm assuming that is basically irrelevant at this point? Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Transferring with Poor Grades

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:04 pm

If you are willing to pay full tuition, then there are several California law schools that are likely to accept you as a transfer student due to your need to be closer to family. These law schools are not likely, however, to be top tier (top 50) law schools.

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Re: Transferring with Poor Grades

Postby InGoodFaith » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:45 pm

If you're a 1L, just drop out entirely and reapply. You'll get a school in the location you want and wipe the slate clean with grades.



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