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catisland2010
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Good Fit/Advice

Postby catisland2010 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:40 pm

I'm looking for advice on schools that would be attracted to me/a good fit. Mu UG GPA is low 3.0 (I partied and did really bad the first year and a half) but my major GPA/last 60 credits is decent. I'm 22 and have URM status and will graduate with an MA is psych this August. I plan on applying Fall 11. I have done undergraduate research and presented at conferences, I am active on campus, and have a good internship. My GPA for grad school is a 3.8, will schools give this a lot of weight? I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but will in June.

Thanks in advance

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akili
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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby akili » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:43 pm

You pretty much need to get an LSAT score before people can help you.

Schools see grad school as a soft. Your good GPA there is nice, but it won't really change how they see (or have to report) your UG GPA.

edit: It's good to be planning ahead! Put a lot of work in to your LSAT prep, get a high score, apply early, and profit. Especially with URM status you will be fine. If you really want to look at specific schools, you can start now, but I would definitely wait until you get an idea of where you are capable of scoring. It's rough to get your heart set on a school that you won't get in to! (aka this happened to me)
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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby 3|ink » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:44 pm

akili wrote:You pretty much need to get an LSAT score before people can help you.

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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:45 pm

3|ink wrote:
akili wrote:You pretty much need to get an LSAT score before people can help you.

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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:47 pm

Well shoot for a LSAT 171+ so you will be above 75ths of some of the t14.

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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby dissonance1848 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:50 pm

What URM are you? If you are AA, NA, MA, or PA, then getting to 170+ should get you into the lower mid T-14. If otherwise, you would need a few points more to have a shot there.

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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:52 pm

all schools will care about is GPA, LSAT, and URM. Other than that, fit is all up to how you feel after researching, visiting, talking to students, etc. You're 2/3rds there with the killer GPA and URM status. Just slay the LSAT, like the above posters say, and you'll have some great options.

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Re: Good Fit/Advice

Postby catisland2010 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:57 pm

Thanks everyone, URM = MA




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