C0NFUSED0L wrote:one of these posts I will figure out how to quote, haha.
While on a black/white scale it seems obvious to retake, I wish I had known that in September or even December. At this point, though, I am resigned to going to school this fall. I just can't push off going to school for a year, as I will be almost 24 when I start.
Consdering I would be in on a full scholarship though, doesn't that seem to set me up for success and make me way more likely to be one of the 2/10 grads getting good job or 6/10 getting any job? (less pressure due to no stips/no debt, and good #'s compared to classmates)
Additionally, due to the fact that I would have 'minimal debt' (i'd venture to say 20-25k TOTAL if i went to dozo), wouldn't I have a lot of options within and outside of the law world? I am confident in my intellect and abilities, but the real kicker for me is that I would be in as much debt as the average undergrad, yet with a JD.
I know this wouldn't compare with a 173 > Harvard > world is my oyster, but considering my situation (S.O., family/friends in NYC area, strong desire to attend in fall '14) is it really THAT bad?
Actually, dude, you can take the June LSAT. Law schools are desperate these days, and almost all will waive their admission deadlines for someone with a GPA like yours and an LSAT above median. Even if you MUST go to law school this year, you owe it to yourself to do this.
With that said, with you're numbers, you're in full-ride territory for WUSTL even if you don't retake. They are generous, and have a low COL. The disclaimer is that I went there, and I'll be honest, it's got placement problems of its own, but going there on a full ride would be a lot better than the options you have currently listed.