Ryan B.Post-graduate Applicant w/ Low UGPA and Criminal Record
Our client had significant obstacles to overcome in terms of several criminal and disciplinary charges on record, along with a less-than-competitive UGPA.
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Fraternity member and some undergraduate employment.
Recovering alcoholic resulting from hardships regarding LBGTQ identity.
Our client had significant obstacles to overcome in terms of several criminal and disciplinary charges on record, along with a less-than-competitive UGPA. In the six years since graduating, however, the client excelled professionally and made significant personal strides through ongoing therapy.
Admitted to William & Mary, George Mason, Richmond, Chicago Kent (all with scholarship funding).
We developed a strategy for the Personal Statement that opened with an academic highlight from undergrad, then transitioned into the hardships this client encountered, including how the client’s own criminal cases reaffirmed a longstanding interest in oral advocacy. We decided to be transparent about the journey through alcoholism and the triumph of recovery, an honest approach that resonated with many admissions committees. Addenda and diversity statements were crucial to success as well. This client went above and beyond to show how much transformation happened between undergrad and the present.