MA female 3.7/168

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beebela
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MA female 3.7/168

Postby beebela » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:28 pm

I'm going to be applying for the next cycle straight out of undergrad, I'm thinking T14 and then USC/UCLA/BU/BC but I don't have any real preferences yet. I'm a DI athlete (I don't know if that has any soft value), and I will be interning at a law firm in Boston this summer.

I just retook yesterday to try to get 170+ (I was consistently PTing 173-178 but bombed October) but I want to know where I stand as it is. Any feedback is appreciated!

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Re: MA female 3.7/168

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:25 pm

As an MA female, with your 3.7 (Hopefully this is your LSAC GPA) and a 170+ together with good PS/DS/Recommendations you should be HYS bound. even with a 168 you should at least get one of HYS (especially H). I would recommend you apply to T-10/T14, you can add some T-25 schools if you feel like.

I think you are on the right track...maintain but preferably increase your GPA this semester, work on getting your recommendations this semester/summer holiday. Also work on your personal statement over the summer holiday as well. Submit your apps ASAP (Preferably Sept/Oct) and you should be fine.

Good Luck!!!!

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Re: MA female 3.7/168

Postby beebela » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:13 pm

Oh yeah sorry I forgot to specify but yes that is my LSAC GPA, and I'm hoping to increase it to ~3.75 this semester. I'm trying not to get my hopes up about HYS yet - do you (or anyone else reading this!) have any knowledge about scholarships at lower T14/T-25 schools for people with my type of stats? $$ is going to be a big deciding factor for me and I'm guessing HYS would all be sticker unless I did really well on Saturday.

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Re: MA female 3.7/168

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:03 pm

beebela wrote:I'm guessing HYS would all be sticker unless I did really well on Saturday.


You have an excellent shot at HYS and best of luck on the retake.

Just as an fyi, HYS do not offer merit aid. They offer need-based grants and have different (but all very good) loan repayment assistance plans ("LRAPs") that can assist you after graduation. Do a little search via TLS and on each of the law schools' admission sites for more info.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... /lipp.html
http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/coap.htm
http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/tuition/assistance/




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