International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

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International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby yuanxun59 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:39 pm

I'm studying in a not-so-well-known college in China. Since LSAC won't give international students GPA grading, the only thing law schools will see is the Superior/Above Average/Average/Below Average.
My weighted average mark is 91.3/100, and I rank 2 among all 246 students in my school. Will I be qualified as superior or above average?

Plus, my LSAT score is 177. If I was able to get S, will I have a slight chance of getting in Harvard? thanks!

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby twenty » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:35 am

Send in your CAS fee. Only one way to find out!

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby sinfiery » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:45 am

If you got into S with no GPA and a 177, you theoretically should have a very strong chance at getting into Harvard.

Only 1 way to be sure though, as there isn't much data for an application similar to yours.

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby yuanxun59 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:48 am

sinfiery wrote:If you got into S with no GPA and a 177, you theoretically should have a very strong chance at getting into Harvard.

Only 1 way to be sure though, as there isn't much data for an application similar to yours.


Will it be a disadvantage for me, compared to native Americans, if I don't have a GPA?

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby twenty » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:14 am

sinfiery wrote:If you got into S with no GPA and a 177, you theoretically should have a very strong chance at getting into Harvard.

Only 1 way to be sure though, as there isn't much data for an application similar to yours.


OP's not actually in at Stanford yet, "S" in this rare circumstance, stands for "superior." ;)

Will it be a disadvantage for me, compared to native Americans, if I don't have a GPA?


Also, yes, you will. That said, I'd bet on you getting into Harvard with a 177 regardless.

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby NapoleonXV » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:54 am

By China, do you mean PRC or ROC?

If PRC, then Superior. If ROC, I honestly have no idea.

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby NapoleonXV » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:55 am

yuanxun59 wrote:
sinfiery wrote:If you got into S with no GPA and a 177, you theoretically should have a very strong chance at getting into Harvard.

Only 1 way to be sure though, as there isn't much data for an application similar to yours.


Will it be a disadvantage for me, compared to native Americans, if I don't have a GPA?


It won't be a disadvantage to you if you do not have a GPA, though international student admissions is always tricky stuff.

Also, the school will place greater weight upon your LSAT. With your 177, I doubt if there will be a concern here.

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Re: International student, Grades: 91/100, rank: 2/246 S or AA?

Postby sinfiery » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:02 am

twentypercentmore wrote:
OP's not actually in at Stanford yet, "S" in this rare circumstance, stands for "superior." ;)



Ah, hah. That rc fail!




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