AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

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AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby jhertirac » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:17 pm

I know it is a bit of a stretch. Is there anyway I could get into Duke or Georgetown??

I have seen the probability but I would like to hear and read of the individuals first handed :) Any stories???

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby blackandstrong » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:33 pm

jhertirac wrote:I know it is a bit of a stretch. Is there anyway I could get into Duke or Georgetown??

I have seen the probability but I would like to hear and read of the individuals first handed :) Any stories???



First, take the LSAT again.

However, I do know 2 people: one with a 3.55 and a 162 on the LSAT that got into Georgetown; the other with a 3.5 and a 160 that got into Duke. Both AA URMs.

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby jhertirac » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:37 pm

blackandstrong wrote:
jhertirac wrote:I know it is a bit of a stretch. Is there anyway I could get into Duke or Georgetown??

I have seen the probability but I would like to hear and read of the individuals first handed :) Any stories???



First, take the LSAT again.

However, I do know 2 people: one with a 3.55 and a 162 on the LSAT that got into Georgetown; the other with a 3.5 and a 160 that got into Duke. Both AA URMs.



Hey Thanks!! And Yes, I am set up to take it on Saturday.. I pt 165-168, but its something about the test day. Hopefully, I perform better this time. And possibly could secure a spot at these schools. What do you think about my chances for scholarship?? Too low??

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby blackandstrong » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:43 pm

Actually, I think you're setting the bar too low. Check this thread out and read all of what Athlone says:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443

If you can get that score up to at least a 165-168, then you're pretty much golden at HYS.

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby astrodoggy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:43 pm

Are you male? If so even with your first score and GPA you stand an excellent chance at the lower t-14. I personally know an AA male who got into UVA with a similar GPA but lower LSAT, and another with a slightly higher GPA but lower LSAT who got into H and Chicago. Blanket!

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby JustE » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:44 pm

Good luck on the test. If you score close to where you're practice testing, you'll likely break into the T6. I had a 3.2/166. I dropped off of wait lists pretty early on, but the highest school I got into last year was NYU. Good luck!

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby jhertirac » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:46 pm

astrodoggy wrote:Are you male? If so even with your first score and GPA you stand an excellent chance at the lower t-14. I personally know an AA male who got into UVA with a similar GPA but lower LSAT, and another with a slightly higher GPA but lower LSAT who got into H and Chicago. Blanket!



Hey no, I am AA female. And gosh that is amazing. Congrats to him!! UVA is an amazing school. I am just trying to focus on my next move you know. And I might apply with what I have now, but I believe I can do better you know???

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby jhertirac » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:48 pm

blackandstrong wrote:Actually, I think you're setting the bar too low. Check this thread out and read all of what Athlone says:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 4&t=195443

If you can get that score up to at least a 165-168, then you're pretty much golden at HYS.



Thank you so much! That means a lot. And makes me a little less nervous. I always get nervous taking standardized tests, but the timing on this is crazier than anything I have ever done lol. RC is my worst section, but I made a strategy that would hopefully allow me to prevail this time around.

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby jhertirac » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:49 pm

JustE wrote:Good luck on the test. If you score close to where you're practice testing, you'll likely break into the T6. I had a 3.2/166. I dropped off of wait lists pretty early on, but the highest school I got into last year was NYU. Good luck!

E



Thank you so much!! You are an inspiration!!

How early did you apply, I feel as though I will apply too late :/

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby blackandstrong » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:03 pm

Just make sure you're not setting the bar too low. With that GPA, you're on your way to the top 3. I'd like to see you hit at least a 165. With a 165, you'll definitely get into S and have a real good chance at H. You'll only have a decent shot a Y, so if you really want Y, then get that score up to at least a 167.

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Re: AA 3.64 UGPA (DEGREE GPA 3.9) 160

Postby jhertirac » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:07 pm

blackandstrong wrote:Just make sure you're not setting the bar too low. With that GPA, you're on your way to the top 3. I'd like to see you hit at least a 165. With a 165, you'll definitely get into S and have a real good chance at H. You'll only have a decent shot a Y, so if you really want Y, then get that score up to at least a 167.



Thank you blackandstrong. Your words are very encouraging and knowledgeable. I never thought of the top 3. But if I could get there that is where I want to be. Wow, honestly, I thank you!!




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