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USC Gould - Admissions Information Session - Shared screen with speaker view
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
25:29
Welcome to the Admissions Information Session! Please feel free to put your questions in the chat.
Kylie Do
25:36
Hi, thank you for hosting such ahelpful event. I have a question regarding the lsat. Will submitting apps in January/February 2022 and taking the Jan 2022 lsat still be considered in the early cycle for scholarship consideration ?
Shiri Huber
27:38
Thank you for hosting! If I have an LSAT on file already, but I am retaking in November, how will you treat my application before November? Can I request to be put on hold, or will you begin to review my application regardless? Thank you!
Brooke Kopel - she/her
28:25
We can see it!
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
29:31
Hi Kylie, the last LSAT we will accept for Fall 2022 admission is the February LSAT. Your application must be submitted and complete by the priority deadline of February 1, 2022 in order to receive priority review for admissions and scholarship consideration. The January LSAT score is projected to be reported on February 2, 2022, so after the priority deadline.
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
31:01
Hi Shiri, per our policy, we hold all applications until we receive all required components, including pending LSAT scores. We will hold your application until we receive your November LSAT score and then place it into the queue for review once we have verified there are no outstanding requirements.
Mira Metry
34:31
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I don’t think I’m seeing the correct slide being referred to
Brooke Kopel - she/her
41:21
Study Abroad: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/curriculum/study-abroad/
Emmanuel Ihenakwe
42:18
Is there a Q&A at the end of the presentation?
Brooke Kopel - she/her
42:29
Clinics: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/experiential/clinics/
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
42:43
Emmanuel, yes, there will be time for questions at the end.
Astgik Boyadzhyan
46:53
Can we have access to this recorded meeting? Will there be a link to rewatch it :)
Brooke Kopel - she/her
47:34
Certificates: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/certificates/
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
48:11
Astgik, a recording will be made available at a later date.
Brooke Kopel - she/her
49:51
Honors programs: https://gould.usc.edu/students/journals/
Brooke Kopel - she/her
52:20
FGP: https://gould.usc.edu/students/first-generation/
Brooke Kopel - she/her
59:47
Financial aid: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/financial-aid/types/
Brooke Kopel - she/her
01:00:07
Rothman Scholarship: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/financial-aid/rothman/
Marina Onaca
01:01:05
Is there more information on the Pathways to Law from a CC? I am part of the pathway and would like to know how I can take advantage when applying to USC.
Brooke Kopel - she/her
01:01:14
PI Scholars: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/financial-aid/public-interest/
Brooke Kopel - she/her
01:01:50
Application Link: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/application/
Jenna Smith (She/Her)
01:02:18
If you write an additional essay for either the Frank Rothman or Public Interest Scholars programs, will that essay be read during the initial application review process, or only after an applicant has been admitted?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:02:21
Marina, you may indicate that you are a Pathways participant on the application and it will be taken into account.
Marina Onaca
01:02:30
Thank you.
Rachael Longuepee
01:04:36
Which is better to apply with: LSAT or GRE?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:05:57
Jenna, the essays will be read in separate selection processes; however, the selection committees will have access to and will review the entire application. If submitting the essays, you must apply by the priority deadline and include the essay with your application. Essays are shortly thereafter.
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:06:14
*Essays are read shortly thereafter.
Samantha Civitarese
01:06:37
If students have completed both the LSAT and the GRE, are they required to share scores from both or can they choose to submit just one?
Jenna Smith (She/Her)
01:06:39
Alright, thank you.
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:07:44
Samantha, you must report your LSAT scores, and may, but are not required to, submit your GRE scores. All scores from the past 5 years must be reported.
Inga Romm
01:08:29
Hi! Thanks for hosting this info session! Should I incorporate “why USC Gould” in my personal statement, or it’s better to put it in a separate document?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:10:43
Hi Inga, if applicants wish to submit such a statement, we encourage them to address “Why USC” in their personal statements if it makes sense to do so. However, you may also submit a separate, brief statement.
Jasmine Guillen
01:11:04
If I have an MPA, will the cumulative GPA reflect both my undergraduate and graduate-level grades?
Inga Romm
01:11:22
How do you review re-applicants after the last cycle? Do you compare the new application with the previous one? What new materials do you want to see?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:12:08
Jasmine, the cumulative GPA will reflect only your undergraduate GPA.
Catherine (Katie) Angel
01:13:42
Is there an advantage to applying earlier in the cycle?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:14:12
We will have access and refer to your previous application. We will be looking for evidence of growth since your last application, and encourage re-applicants to consider ways to strengthen their application. This may be a new letter of recommendation, standardized test score, new personal statement, etc.
Inga Romm
01:14:39
Got it! Thank you so much!
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:15:28
Catherine, as we admit on a rolling basis, we strongly encourage applicants to apply as early in the application cycle as they are able. Applications that are submitted by the priority deadline will have priority consideration for admission and scholarships.
Catherine (Katie) Angel
01:15:49
Thank you for your help!
Asiya Mir
01:15:51
Thank you so much for this presentation!
Steph Wang
01:15:54
How does USC admissions consider the LSAC converted GPA versus the undergrad institution's GPA?
Catherine (Katie) Angel
01:15:58
Fight On!
Jasmine Guillen
01:21:19
If only undergraduate grades are calculated for the cumulative GPA, will the graduate level grades be required for the application?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:24:09
Any graduate-level coursework will be considered in our review, but are not required to complete your application.
Brittany Wirth
01:24:48
My income this year is drastically different than last year but my FAFSA will report last year. How do you advise I alert staff to the difference?
Yanlong Chen
01:30:15
I am sorry if someone had already asked this question. But will this recording be posted later? Thank you.
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:30:52
Yes, a recording will be made available at a later date.
Brittany Wirth
01:32:03
Could you clarify a bit more, several law schools required the FAFSA. Are you saying that for USC Gould the FAFSA is maybe not required unless I'm seeking a work-study job?
Brittany Wirth
01:33:19
thanks :)
Latifah Oduola-Owoo
01:33:42
Thank you! That was very helpful.
Marina Onaca
01:35:10
Is there a dual enrollment for undergrad studies and the law program?
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:36:01
3+3 Program: https://gould.usc.edu/academics/degrees/jd/paths/3plus3/
Marina Onaca
01:36:03
Thank you.
Sadie Mendlow
01:36:16
Thank you so much!
Jenna Smith (She/Her)
01:36:20
Thank you all so much for your time!
Arianna Bufalino
01:36:21
Thank you all so much for your time & insight!
Elaine Tsui
01:36:37
Thank you so much for holding this informational session!
Margaret Brooks
01:36:41
Thank you so much for the helpful information!
Inga Romm
01:36:55
Thank you so much!
Cecilia Bain
01:38:50
Thank you so much! I appreciate your time and insights!
Catherine (Katie) Angel
01:38:52
Thank you for hosting this series!
Latifah Oduola-Owoo
01:38:52
Will there be recordings for the nuts and bolts sessions? I was unable to attend the personal statement session.
Zoe Philadelphia-Kossak
01:38:54
Thank you so much!
Kaitlyn Vance
01:38:59
Thank you so much!
Chloe Rastegar
01:39:00
Thank you Brenda, Myisha and Brooke for your time and guidance!
Anna Higgins
01:39:03
Thank you!
Jacob Itzkowitz
01:39:08
Thank you very much!
Marina Onaca
01:39:08
Thank you!
Deja Bryant
01:39:09
Thank you!
USC Gould School of Law - Jennifer Beckett (she/her)
01:39:12
Latifah, yes, the Nuts & Bolts recordings will also be there.
Latifah Oduola-Owoo
01:39:19
Thank you!