October 2014

I Regret Not Studying Music, But Abuse Led Me Down Another Path. Should I Tell The Committee That?

October 30, 2014

I’m writing the optional statement for my law school app. The question is “What is something you regret not doing?” I chose to write about my decision not to study music in college. A large part of the reason I chose not to study music is because I was in an abusive relationship that impacted […]

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How Can A Non-U.S. Citizen Get Financial Aid?

October 27, 2014

Hi Judge Josh! I’m writing you a question on behalf of a friend. She’s from Germany, and a German citizen, but married to a coworker of mine in the U.S. Navy and working here with a valid green card and visa. She wants a college education – but she is blown away by how expensive […]

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Should I Tell The Committee That I Was Raped?

October 23, 2014

Rape is a very difficult subject for anyone to talk about, but it’s real, it happens, and when it does it derails lives.  This courageous young lady was raped, but she got help & battled back – and is now ready to move forward.  But how should she deal with what happened to her? Hey […]

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What Language Should I Study?

October 17, 2014

Dear Judge Josh, I started following your site last year after I applied to college and I’d just like to say you’re doing a great thing here. On that note, I need your help! Thanks, Sara! I am a first year student who just came out of a meeting with a professor with a lot […]

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Am I Emotionally Ready To Go Back To School?

October 15, 2014

Hi Josh, Thank you so much for the advice you give! I’ve been on your mailing list for a long time and I’d gladly link back to you, but I don’t really have anywhere I can do that. This question is time-sensitive, so I hope you can answer it quickly. This is really long, but […]

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Can Allyson Get There From Here?

October 13, 2014

Judge Josh, I read your column pretty much religiously. You give great advice, and you’re entertaining! Awww, shucks…thanks! Here’s my dilemma: I am a 20 year old junior going to a state school in New York. I started college at a community college on the other end of the county, and graduated there this past […]

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Veteran Scholarships

October 8, 2014

I’m a veteran, but the GI Bill only covers 60% of my school. I’m also in my 30’s. Are there any specialized scholarships for me? – John First of all, John, thank you for your service.  As I’ve said on here many times before, I’m an Air Force brat, so my father – as well as […]

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Expensive Dream School vs. Cheaper, Not-Dream School?

October 6, 2014

Dear Judge Josh, First, I just wanted to say I think you are great! I read your posts everyday and not only have I learned quite a bit, but I have been thoroughly entertained. Go on, Whitney, I’m listening… Now for my question. Since I was ten years old my dream school was a small […]

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Enter The Workforce Or Start All Over?

October 3, 2014

Judge Josh– Damn, man, I wish I’d come across outlawstudent.com back in high school. Better late than never, Zach! Here’s my elaborate dilemma: I’m a senior at Alfred University. I have 36k in student loan debt (before interest), assuming I graduate in the spring. Welcome to the wonderful world of student loan debt – where […]

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Should I Give Law Schools Details About My Disorder?

October 1, 2014

Hello Judge Josh! I am currently in the process of applying to law schools. I wanted to ask you what you thought about the extent of appropriate discussion for my personal statements. Basically, in the middle of my freshman year I took a leave of absence due to an out of control eating disorder. I […]

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