Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

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LegaleZy
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Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby LegaleZy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:53 pm

I am in a little bit of a dilema and would appreciate some advice. I took the December 2012 LSAT and earned a 146. I know absolutely terrible. I have a 3.9 GPA and I will graduate with a double major in less than four years. I have great essays, LOR, and softs, but the LSAT destroyed any chance I have of being accepted into a great law school. Before I recieved my LSAT score I applied to one law school and to my suprise I was accepted with a close to full ride scholarship. It's a regional T-3 school. I had planned to re-take the LSAT in October and reapply next cyle, but I feel I must consider this option. I don't wish to make excuses for my poor LSAT prefomance, but 18 credit hours, working 20 hours, and being an active member of organizations while studying for the LSAT was proablly not the best plan if I wanted a shot at a HYS. Once I graduate in August I can dedicate my full time to studying for the LSAT. I really want a shot at the T-14, but attending law school with out accumilating much debt is certainly attrative. Any advice would be greatly apprecaited. Thank You.

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Re: Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby gaud » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:29 pm

Retake bro. Don't waste that awesome GPA you've worked for.

Retaking was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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Elston Gunn
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Re: Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby Elston Gunn » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Definitely retake. Also, the scholarship probably is not a real "close to a full ride" because it probably has some seriously tough stips + you'll still be in the hole 60Kish for cost of living.

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Re: Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby jcan91 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:27 pm

Look at it this way. If you retake and manage to pull off a 165+, you could easily be looking at that same kind of offer, but from a T14!

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Re: Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby blackandstrong » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:50 pm

LegaleZy wrote:I am in a little bit of a dilema and would appreciate some advice. I took the December 2012 LSAT and earned a 146. I know absolutely terrible. I have a 3.9 GPA and I will graduate with a double major in less than four years. I have great essays, LOR, and softs, but the LSAT destroyed any chance I have of being accepted into a great law school. Before I recieved my LSAT score I applied to one law school and to my suprise I was accepted with a close to full ride scholarship. It's a regional T-3 school. I had planned to re-take the LSAT in October and reapply next cyle, but I feel I must consider this option. I don't wish to make excuses for my poor LSAT prefomance, but 18 credit hours, working 20 hours, and being an active member of organizations while studying for the LSAT was proablly not the best plan if I wanted a shot at a HYS. Once I graduate in August I can dedicate my full time to studying for the LSAT. I really want a shot at the T-14, but attending law school with out accumilating much debt is certainly attrative. Any advice would be greatly apprecaited. Thank You.


Blah, Blah, Blah. Whatever. Just retake the test, and profit in the long run.

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Re: Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby Nova » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:54 pm

Attending law school with a 146/3.9 would be a terrible life decision

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LegaleZy
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Re: Clsoe to Full Ride or Next Cycle?

Postby LegaleZy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:58 pm

It appears the overwhelming consensus is I should re-take. Thanks for the advice.




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