HYS chances

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HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:34 pm

What are my chances of attending HYS?

3.25 gpa University of Michigan Political Science focus on China. Community college transfer where I graduated with high honors.

Softs: Worked full-time throughout college, Ordained minister for twelve years, community leader, born and raised in Benton Harbor Michigan when it was murder capital of the year! first to graduate from college, fluent in Mandarin Chinese, married for 16 years with four children.

Stanford and University of Michigan are dream schools! Harvard, Yale and Columbia are as well.

Any thoughts? All advice is welcomed!

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Re: HYS chances

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:36 pm

Ummm LSAT?

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Re: HYS chances

Postby ARTfulDodger » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:37 pm

bk1 wrote:Ummm LSAT?

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Re: HYS chances

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:46 pm

LSAT is irrelevant. You're not getting hys with a 3.25 gpa.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:47 pm

babaghanouj wrote:LSAT is irrelevant. You're not getting hys with a 3.25 gpa.

Best avatar ever.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:49 pm

babaghanouj wrote:LSAT is irrelevant. You're not getting hys with a 3.25 gpa.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mightyaphrodite/jd

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Ulfrekr/jd

I would say it is very unlikely, but with a 170+ LSAT and URM status I think it is worth the app fee.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:58 pm

Sorry. LSAT 176 and URM
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Re: HYS chances

Postby arism87 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:58 pm

bk1 wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:LSAT is irrelevant. You're not getting hys with a 3.25 gpa.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mightyaphrodite/jd

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Ulfrekr/jd

I would say it is very unlikely, but with a 170+ LSAT and URM status I think it is worth the app fee.


Does OP have URM status, or did I miss that?

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Re: HYS chances

Postby NoleinNY » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:03 pm

arism87 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:LSAT is irrelevant. You're not getting hys with a 3.25 gpa.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mightyaphrodite/jd

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Ulfrekr/jd

I would say it is very unlikely, but with a 170+ LSAT and URM status I think it is worth the app fee.


Does OP have URM status, or did I miss that?


While OP wasn't explicit, this was posted in the URM forum...

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Re: HYS chances

Postby ARTfulDodger » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:04 pm

arism87 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:LSAT is irrelevant. You're not getting hys with a 3.25 gpa.


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mightyaphrodite/jd

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Ulfrekr/jd

I would say it is very unlikely, but with a 170+ LSAT and URM status I think it is worth the app fee.


Does OP have URM status, or did I miss that?


Yes, he's a URM.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby ARTfulDodger » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:05 pm

maize315 wrote:Sorry. LSAT 176 and URM


^^^
This is a reply from the OP....

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Re: HYS chances

Postby arism87 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:13 pm

Right sorry didn't notice which forum it was posted in-- in that case I vote for giving it a shot, why not!

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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:18 pm

Honestly, every semester was a 3.5 and above. One bad semester destroyed my gpa. Otherwise, I would have easily graduated with a 3.5 or better.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:22 pm

maize315 wrote:Honestly, every semester was a 3.5 and above. One bad semester destroyed my gpa. Otherwise, I would have easily graduated with a 3.5 or better.

Irrelevant. You have a shot at HYS but it is small.

I think I assumed OP was a URM to even ask with that GPA. lol

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Re: HYS chances

Postby GeePee » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:23 pm

I know someone who's now at HLS with similar numbers. Definitely worth applying.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby Moxie » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:26 pm

I think it depends what URM you are....from your OP, I assume you're Asian, which isn't URM?

But if Hispanic or AA, I think you'd have a good shot at Harvard, although Yale or Stanford would be significantly more difficult.

Edit to say that the fluent in Mandarin Chinese was why I assumed you were Asian. My mistake :D
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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:26 pm

Encouraging!

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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:31 pm

Asian? It must be my name! lol On a serious note, I am African American.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby arism87 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:41 pm

You have 3.4 in your profile? If that's your LSAC GPA combined with everything mentioned above I definitely wouldn't rule anything out

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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:36 pm

Yes. It is a 3.39 for lsac

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Re: HYS chances

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:46 pm

maize315 wrote:Yes. It is a 3.39 for lsac


Then you'll have a much stronger shot at H than with a 3.25. Worth the app fee to all 3 in spite of the fact that it is no sure thing.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Stanford is my first choice. I heard that they will start considering LSAT more than in the past. My main concern is that I am 35. It is sort of a now or never thing. All I can do is put my best foot forward and pray for the best.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:28 pm

African American, 176, 3.39, and people are saying little chance???

I will bet the farm you get AT LEAST one of HYS.

If you're an AA male, that makes it even more likely.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby Moxie » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:38 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:African American, 176, 3.39, and people are saying little chance???

I will bet the farm you get AT LEAST one of HYS.


If you're an AA male, that makes it even more likely.


+1. Definitely in at H, probably not at Y, tossup at S.

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Re: HYS chances

Postby maize315 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:25 pm

Thank you all for your input?




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