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Selene Steelman

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  • Former admissions officer here. I think the GPA addendum is not necessary. An LSAT addendum would be appropriate given the jump in score from 159-165. I would keep it concise and factual. Good luck!
  • Former admissions officer here. You will benefit the most by visiting law schools when students are in class and admissions if actively recruiting prospective candidates. If you can, try to visit January through April, September through Thanksgiving…
  • Former admissions officer here. Whether you disclose will depend on the wording of the C&F question in the specific application. You should answer all application questions strictly and err on the side of transparency. If you need to submit an a…
  • Former admissions officer here. Your resume should be current to the date of application submission. Since your new job is relevant to your application to law school, you should include it. Good luck!
  • Former admissions officer here. If you have a significant score increase (4 or more points) or have 3 or attempts, you may benefit by providing an explanation of your LSAT history. Keep your addendum concise and factual. You don't need to state the …
  • Hi @joshuazyt11. Yes, I would try to keep it to half a page. An addendum is not the place to try to show your creative writing skills. Good luck!
  • Former admissions officer here. I would strongly encourage you to write an LSAT addendum explaining your LSAT history and providing context for the number of attempts. Keep it concise and factual. Don't feel the need to explain how you prepared and …
  • Former admissions officer here. It is a good idea to cast a wide net and apply to a range of schools. 7Sage admissions advising suggests at least 10 schools with a balance of reach/target/safety schools. Given the continued competitiveness of the po…
  • Former admissions officer here. The admissions committee is reviewing your application to learn about who you are as a candidate TODAY. So that your application materials are consistent and persuasive in expressing your narrative, it would be more c…
  • Former admissions officer here. Congratulations on finally achieving a very impressive result! Since there is a 10-point difference between your highest and lowest score, and you took the exam four times, a concise and factual LSAT addendum could be…
  • Former admissions officer here. Having a professional LOR that speaks to your abilities in a legal setting could be a great addition to your application. Although law school admissions wants to know about your abilities in an academic environment, i…
  • In your Education section, you can have subcategories like Honors, Study Abroad, and Thesis. EDUCATION School, City, State Major, graduation date Honors: Activities: Study Abroad: Thesis:
  • Former admissions officer here. You do not have to request new transcripts if nothing has changed. Depending on when you received last year's LORs, you could leave them alone or ask your recommender to just revise the date so the letters don't look …
  • Former admissions officer here. You can have the recommendation letter addressed to the "Admissions Committee" if it is a general LOR that will be submitted to multiple law schools. Good luck!
  • Former admissions officer here. For the dean's list, you can be efficient by listing it as "Dean's List (Fall 20xx-Spring 20xx)." From an admissions perspective, it would make sense to see publications and competitive academic scholarships listed in…
  • Hi @HarimKim. Your cancellations and dates will appear in your LSAT history. Your withdrawals will not appear in the LSAT history, and the law school will never know about them.
  • Hi @samhsmith1998. The FLEP is a separate process from the application review process for law school admissions. The admissions committee will review the applicant and consider their service history as part of the holistic review process, but fundin…
  • Former admissions officer here. The law school will use the highest LSAT score for ranking and reporting purposes. However, in evaluating a candidate's file, the committee will look at the entire LSAT history during the review process to assess your…
  • Hi @MattDegz14. Former admissions officer here. I agree with the response from @"Matt Sorr". In general, admissions committees are extremely interested in candidates with military service. How much buoyancy a candidate's application gets from past …
  • Former admissions officer here. The admissions committee will see all transcripts in your LSAC CAS Report with courses taken, scores received, and GPAs earned. The first page of the CAS Report will have an academic summary of all coursework complete…
  • Hi @harshsingh0054 . Former admissions officer here. From the admissions perspective, you would be treated as an international student because you received your undergraduate degree from an Indian institution. The admissions committee will receive a…
  • Hi @lsatserfer. Former admissions officer here. Including an employment gap addendum is the right call. Admissions readers would expect to see a concise and factual explanation for what you were doing with your time during that period. I think you c…
  • Hi @josephkim . Former admissions officer here. Even if your work with an advisor or professor or supervisor is on a "technical" level in an area seemingly unconnected to law, they could still write compellingly about attractive qualities and skills…
  • Hi @studyallday . Since applying to law school means you are ultimately applying to an academic program, it would be good to have at least one academic LOR, especially since 3 years is not THAT far removed from the classroom. If it is possible to ge…
  • Hi @whyislsatsohard . Former admissions officer here. Letters of recommendation are a very important part of the application because they show the admissions committee (1) what sort of impact you had on someone in your life, (2) your judgment in sel…
  • Hi @Non-Stop. Former admissions officer here. Including information about extracurricular activities from college/university is a great way to show the admissions committee how you were an engaged and involved student outside the classroom. Law scho…
  • Former admissions officer here. You are correct that your graduate degree GPA will not be factored into calculating your LSAC cumulative GPA which law schools use for ranking and reporting purposes. However, your recent academic performance will be …
  • Hi @annabellefr . Former admissions officer here. You should apply when you feel your application materials are in the best shape. You shouldn't sacrifice the quality of your essays or resume to submit in September. Generally speaking, applying by H…
  • Hi @tkesl11 . Former admissions officer here. The admissions committee will review your application with the grades available to them at the time of review. For example, if you apply in October and your file is up for review in November, the committ…
  • Hi @shannon_beaman1. Former admissions officer here. Letters of recommendation are a very important part of the application because they show the admissions committee (1) what sort of impact you had on someone in your life, (2) your judgment in sele…