3.3 GPA AA female -science major

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ThickaThanASnicka
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3.3 GPA AA female -science major

Postby ThickaThanASnicka » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:28 am

Hello all,

I had trouble my freshman year (was a chemical engineering major and hated it), my grades suffered terribly. I will be writing an addendenum to explain that situation, I'll graduate this December (double major in bio/psych) and if everything goes well, I should end up graduating with a 3.3. That is low for law school applications, but I'm quite proud of where I've come from. Will law schools take into account my science courses in regards to my GPA; for example, this semester I am taking two neuro courses. Or do they take into account the GPA only, no matter the course taken?

Also, ill be taken the LSAT in December. Not particularly interested in T14 law schools, I'd prefer to stay in Texas for personal reasons. I'm thinking about TWU, UH, UT, TSU (last choice). If I do go out of state, I'd like to apply to Howard, NCCU, maybe Columbia?

What are you alls thoughts on my chances?

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Nova
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Re: 3.3 GPA AA female -science major

Postby Nova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:46 am

ThickaThanASnicka wrote: Will law schools take into account my science courses in regards to my GPA; for example, this semester I am taking two neuro courses. Or do they take into account the GPA only, no matter the course taken?

basically, the latter.
Also, ill be taken the LSAT in December. Not particularly interested in T14 law schools, I'd prefer to stay in Texas for personal reasons. I'm thinking about TWU, UH, UT, TSU (last choice). If I do go out of state, I'd like to apply to Howard, NCCU, maybe Columbia?

What are you alls thoughts on my chances?


Dont even bother applying to TWU,TSU, or NCCU. Their job stats are terrible and you can do waaaay better.

Since you dont have an LSAT score, it would take too long to run through all the hypos. Check out this thread, viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443 , for info on AA's and the LSAT. Basically 160+ puts you in a good position to get into UT. Any school you are a few points below the LSAT median will very likely accept you. If you are at or above the LSAT median, which should definitely be your goal, you will probably get full ride offers.

Good luck in December! Retake if you can do better.




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