When many students apply to college, they’re often not thinking about college - they’re thinking about what comes after college. For some, that means the work force. For others, it means going to medical school or law school. If you’re thinking ahead already, especially if you hope to become a lawyer, then you’re probably already considering schools and majors with that goal in mind.
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There are benefits to choosing a college while thinking about law school. While GPA, extracurriculars, and LSAT scores matter a great deal when gaining acceptance to law school, earning your undergraduate degree at a particular school can go a long way as well, for a number of reasons.
Some students may enter college knowing exactly what they want out of a career, so choosing a major is easy for them. Other students, however, can have difficulty knowing which of their interests to pursue in life. Therefore, double majoring may seem like a good way to explore their options.
They go by many names. 8-year programs, direct med school, guaranteed medical school, etc. BS/MD programs allow high-achieving high school students committed to a career in medicine to lock down their track towards becoming a doctor. While few in number, many applicants latch onto these programs as an opportunity to streamline their way into medical school.
Although it may feel like all of your peers have decided what they want to study in college, an estimated 20 to 50 percent of students enter college with an undeclared major, and 75 percent change their major before they graduate.
If you're thinking about applying to law school in the near future, there are many benefits to waiting a year or two to do so. As noted last week, waiting may give you time to raise your LSAT score, thus putting you in a position to go to a better school or get a better scholarship. In addition to these benefits, waiting to go to law school offers advantages that future students will reap once they get to law school.