okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

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okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby chrissyc » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:14 pm

to get into T14? I want Duke REALLY REALLY REALLY bad...i am taking the test in December. I've received fee waivers for a few schools but nothing too crazy. If not Duke then NYU, Columbia, or if none of those pan out then UF.

My diagnostic was 157 or 158...I am taking a kaplan course now. I think my PS is good. I tutored writing while an undergrad. great softs (low SES, first generation college student, and single parent home) .

What do you think? What schools are MOST likely in the T14 from either personal experience or what you've seen?

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby Knock » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:37 pm

chrissyc wrote:to get into T14? I want Duke REALLY REALLY REALLY bad...i am taking the test in December. I've received fee waivers for a few schools but nothing too crazy. If not Duke then NYU, Columbia, or if none of those pan out then UF.

My diagnostic was 157 or 158...I am taking a kaplan course now. I think my PS is good. I tutored writing while an undergrad. great softs (low SES, first generation college student, and single parent home) .

What do you think? What schools are MOST likely in the T14 from either personal experience or what you've seen?


What kind of URM are you?

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby ShuckingNotJiving » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:42 pm

they give out fee waivers without an lsat score?

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby chrissyc » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:21 pm

i'm 1/2 black and 1/2 white. i grew up with mom, black, and she was a drug user, didn't go to college, and i moved out when i was about 11 or 12 and lived with friends, a boyfriend, etc. I went to UCLA as an undergrad, graduated summa, and started grad school. got my teaching credential and 1 year from master's at ucla but decided teaching wasn't it for me. so yeah. that's me in a nutshell.

i guess they do give out fee waivers without an lsat score. i was contacted by 4 schools who invited me to apply and gave me some code.

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby Rawlberto » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:45 am

With that GPA and other factors plus AA female, I think 162 probably gets you in. 165-168 would be best as it would get you in with money. I would hold off in regards to taking the December test, not that jumping 7 point is impossible in such a span, but it may be better to wait for the next cycle. If you keep up studying and take the June test, you have a good chance of hitting a 170+. That would bring in HYS into play, just a thought.

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby 005618502 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:59 am

You get a 165 and you will be HYS bound or Duke full ride

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:04 am

You have a chance at Duke and any non HYS school if you get the same score you've been prepping at. (157). If you score a 160+ you will probably get at least one of Harvard, Yale , Stanford.

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby chrissyc » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:17 am

i am most definitely taking the december test. i'm already registered. i've been taking a prep course and it's still a month away. i'm going to start doing 1 or 2 logic game sections every other day to master them and I still have 3 more full length diagnostics. the games were my weakness on the first diagnostic and the logical reasoning my strength. after reviewing my test and knowing what i know now I'm sure I can get 160 at least. or confident that i can rather.

so what is a diversity statement exactly? do all schools ask for it or is it supplemental?

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby Fresh » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:07 am

Go for a 180. Diagnostic of 157 --> natural aptitude for test --> motivation to study hard --> sexy score --> full ride at duke/in anywhere else

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby chrissyc » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:19 pm

it would be nice to score 180 but not realistic. lol.anyone else? personal experiences? friends?

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Re: okay...so tabulated GPA is 4.04...what do i need for my LSAT

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:06 pm

chrissyc wrote:it would be nice to score 180 but not realistic. lol.anyone else? personal experiences? friends?

162 sounds right for Duke ride but you should study aiming for 180 of course. If you aim for the 160s you may fall short.




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