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sk2600
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Hello All, 

I am wondering what kind of circumstances are "special consideration"? Things such as a car accident disrupting university studies? 

also, if you have taken a lot of courses in summer semester do those not count towards you cGPA? 

Thanks in advance!

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user789
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Special consideration is given to someone who's experienced a educational disadvantage.  I'm not too sure if the car accident is a hypothetical scenario or not, but speaking from my own experience as a special applicant who was in a really bad car accident 3 months prior to writing my LSAT, I didn't mention the accident in my special considerations statement. On the website they list "Significant interruption of post-secondary education" as a possible disadvantage, but you would need to provide supporting documentation. 

And as for the summer courses, they do not take those into consideration when calculating your B2. I took 4 courses every spring/summer term of my undergrad and none of them were used to calculate my B2

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sk2600
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Not a hypothetical scenario, I was in 3 car accidents that disrupted one and a half year of my post secondary education. I have supporting documents including medical notes by GP and specialists, insurance records as well. Was able to apply for withdrawal from those semesters so they are not affecting my GPA but still appear on my transcript. 

Would this be sufficient proof to apply as a special applicant? 

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kc2022

I am sorry maybe I don't get the full picture here. Did this accident has other impacts academically other than delaying your undergrad? Like do you have to work extra hard to overcome some difficulties/conditions that did not exist pre-accident while maintaining good marks? or the hardship caused by this accident inspired you to pursue law? If so, then it make since for special consideration, but if it just delayed your progress, without any affect on your grades, and the studies after the accident, while it is an unfortunate event, I personality don't think put this into your special consideration will help your application   

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sabinarina
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Your description lacks some details about your situation. How bad was your health after the accident? Who was responsible? Were you driving or were you passenger??

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sabinarina
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Your description lacks some details about your situation. How bad was your health after the accident? Who was responsible? Were you driving or were you passenger?? In any case, I advise you to seek help from a car accident lawyer if you can't solve the case yourself. Advice for the future - try to stay away from the car with a psychotic driver, making unnecessarily abrupt maneuvers in his lane or across the carriageway. Ideally - get a decent distance behind him - better by a mile:) I myself once got into an accident because of such a psycho, of course, then he paid me compensation, but I wish it hadn't been.

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