Will only having two years of undergrad negatively affect my admission into lawschool

<p>I suppose this question regards graduate school in general, but as I plan to go to law school, and there may be differences I'm not aware of, I figured I'd be best posting it here. I'll most likely graduate high school with my associates degree, and if I go to a college that accepts it, only have two years of undergraduate school at a university. I was on the phone with someone in the admissions office at Yale recently and she pointed out to me that when I'm applying to law school I'd only have one year of transcripts to show, which I hadn't even thought of. Obviously this isn't ideal, but would the fact that I graduated high school with my AA benefit me enough to balance out the lack of transcripts, or should I purposely go to a school that won't accept my credits and have a full four years of undergrad?</p>

<p>Almost every law school requires a bachelors degree in something. However, maybe some law schools will make exceptions. Call up a few schools and see what they say.</p>

<p>^ That's not what she means. The OP will have a bachelor's degree but due to dual enrollment and AP courses will only, at some colleges, have to go for two years. IMHO, as long as it's not a financial burden, I would take the four years of college not only for the increase in transcripts but also to enjoy the full college experience.</p>

<p>-------------------------------------------If it is to be, it is up to me.....</p>

<p>If you graduate high school with an associate's degree, you have those transcripts - with college credit on them.</p>

<p>I wouldn't spend all that extra money just to retake lower-division courses. You might consider waiting a year after graduating to apply - that way you would have a full two years of university transcripts.</p>

<p>At the very least, you'll want to take some time off between college and law school so you'll have a transcript with at least two years of "real" college courses to submit. If you try to go directly to law school, it will be an issue. </p>

<p>Your age may also be an issue, which is another reason to take time off.</p>

<p>If you are really aiming at a top law school, recs do matter. You should get yours from profs at the 4 year U, not your CC. This is another reason to wait...you'll give yourself some additional time to get to know 2 profs well enough that they can write meaningful recs.</p>