3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

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3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby hjones » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi everyone! I've been lurking on the forums for months, but haven't posted before. I am a registered member of the Choctaw tribe of Oklahoma, received a somewhat prestigious (I think...) national minority scholarship as an undergrad (I just mention this because I think it would be proof to ad comms that I'm a "real" NA), and interned at the Choctaw Nation tribal headquarters in college. I have 5 years teaching experience, and really would like to work in education law. I got my LSAT score back today, and received a disappointing 159. I would LOVE to attend UT or Vandy, but plan on applying to OU as well, since it's in-state. With my low LSAT score/GPA combo, and as late in the game as it is, would it even be worth it to throw apps at Vandy and/or UT? Where else should I apply? I could go to OU and probably be ok with that, but I'm not 100% sure I'm willing to be tied to Oklahoma forever.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby Hjones33 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:08 pm

Really? Your name is Hjones and you are a NA? Ok..

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby hjones » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:28 pm

Yup. Believe it or not... you too?

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby Hjones33 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:45 pm

It just seems weird that you have almost the same username and we are both NAs and both scores are just right below mine... almost too weird ha...

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby hjones » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:18 pm

It is pretty weird! Where are you/did you apply?

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby serdog » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:28 pm

NA admission is a odd ball game, I had a 3.2/159
I was reject by BC. Reserved \until late August at Columbia and admitted to Cornell. I'm not an American citizen, my nation as territory in both country, and not enrolled with a US Tribe. So shot for them you might get in, and shot higher as well,

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby hjones » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 pm

serdog wrote:NA admission is a odd ball game, I had a 3.2/159
I was reject by BC. Reserved \until late August at Columbia and admitted to Cornell. I'm not an American citizen, my nation as territory in both country, and not enrolled with a US Tribe. So shot for them you might get in, and shot higher as well,


Wow, congrats on Cornell! How late in the cycle did you apply?

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby serdog » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:37 pm

hjones wrote:
serdog wrote:NA admission is a odd ball game, I had a 3.2/159
I was reject by BC. Reserved \until late August at Columbia and admitted to Cornell. I'm not an American citizen, my nation as territory in both country, and not enrolled with a US Tribe. So shot for them you might get in, and shot higher as well,


Wow, congrats on Cornell! How late in the cycle did you apply?

I did it on the last day last year I never to get into Cornell until July, so I would take a shot, my understanding is the Columbia and Cornell give lots of love to NA.

Note: I can't Answer any Cornell question because I end up stay in Canada, I'm happy I love UVIC

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Re: 3.56/159 NA Female w/5 yr WE. Do I even have a chance?

Postby Hjones33 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:48 pm

I actually am retaking the test in June. Hoping I can up my LSAT score and I am still in undergrad at the moment so it would be nice to take one year off and actually do some real work for a change.

I heard Cornell does give some love to NA, so that is a great idea to apply there. Never heard about Columbia. That is interesting, where/why do you say that about Columbia? If anyone else has some info love to hear about it.




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