Too Late to Apply?

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160_and_Above
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Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:48 pm

Hello, everyone.

Quick question: Is it too late to apply to schools this late in the admissions cycle?

I really want to get a good shot at some t-50 schools, but I'm not sure if I have waited too long to knock myself out of a good chance.

URM: AA/male
3.47 GPA
avg. PT score (15-20 PTs): 151
Awaiting Dec. LSAT score (most likely 155+ range)

Also, I'm currently awaiting one LOR which plays a factor in my delay.

Thanks for your comments in advance!

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DiniMae
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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby DiniMae » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:50 pm

It's definitely not too late if you already have your other items together or can get them done quickly (essays and LORs).

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:55 pm

DiniMae wrote:It's definitely not too late if you already have your other items together or can get them done quickly (essays and LORs).


Thanks for the feedback! I'll take this into consideration

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby cc78 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:58 pm

Lots of evidence is telling us that applying in January is not going to be the disadvantage it was in the past. If just T50 is your goal, which I hope you're doing with full knowledge of the risks your taking (of not even becoming a lawyer at some of these schools), then with your PT score or the 155, you should be able to snag a few acceptances.

At 155, you'll have an outside shot at some school in the T14. Cornell and Duke have taken applicants with the 3.4x/155 profile previously.

Get your username and the calculus changes dramatically in your favor.

Good luck!

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:05 pm

cc78 wrote:Lots of evidence is telling us that applying in January is not going to be the disadvantage it was in the past. If just T50 is your goal, which I hope you're doing with full knowledge of the risks your taking (of not even becoming a lawyer at some of these schools), then with your PT score or the 155, you should be able to snag a few acceptances.

At 155, you'll have an outside shot at some school in the T14. Cornell and Duke have taken applicants with the 3.4x/155 profile previously.

Get your username and the calculus changes dramatically in your favor.

Good luck!


Agreed on the timing, but where are you getting the admittance %?

From mysln, (150-155, 3.3-3.5, Jan-Jan) there are literally 0 acceptances T50..


Didn't see URM, T50 here you come!

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:11 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:
cc78 wrote:Lots of evidence is telling us that applying in January is not going to be the disadvantage it was in the past. If just T50 is your goal, which I hope you're doing with full knowledge of the risks your taking (of not even becoming a lawyer at some of these schools), then with your PT score or the 155, you should be able to snag a few acceptances.

At 155, you'll have an outside shot at some school in the T14. Cornell and Duke have taken applicants with the 3.4x/155 profile previously.

Get your username and the calculus changes dramatically in your favor.

Good luck!


Agreed on the timing, but where are you getting the admittance %?

From mysln, (150-155, 3.3-3.5, Jan-Jan) there are literally 0 acceptances T50..



Didn't see URM, T50 here you come!


ahaha! *phew* not that's a sign of relief lol

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:19 am

I don't mean to sound like a TLS stooge but a "t50" doesn't mean squat. Get yourself a 165+, man.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby peger » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:31 pm

pancakes3 wrote:I don't mean to sound like a TLS stooge but a "t50" doesn't mean squat. Get yourself a 165+, man.


Agreed. You could definitely still apply this year, but doing so with that score would be a big disservice to yourself. Your best option is to sit this cycle out, study hard, and retake.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby runinthefront » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:46 pm

cc78 wrote:Lots of evidence is telling us that applying in January is not going to be the disadvantage it was in the past. If just T50 is your goal, which I hope you're doing with full knowledge of the risks your taking (of not even becoming a lawyer at some of these schools), then with your PT score or the 155, you should be able to snag a few acceptances.

At 155, you'll have an outside shot at some school in the T14. Cornell and Duke have taken applicants with the 3.4x/155 profile previously.

Get your username and the calculus changes dramatically in your favor.

Good luck!


WL'd from Duke last year with a similar GPA and an LSAT 10+ points higher. I think LSAT scores are slowly trickling back up...I don't see any shot whatsoever at the T14 this cycle (minus maybe Georgetown...even then, probably not) with a 155. All of my other AA male friends last year with 3.7+ and 154-158 (3 people total...granted, not a huge sample size) were shut out of the T14 entirely.

OP, you should retake.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:25 pm

runinthefront wrote:
cc78 wrote:Lots of evidence is telling us that applying in January is not going to be the disadvantage it was in the past. If just T50 is your goal, which I hope you're doing with full knowledge of the risks your taking (of not even becoming a lawyer at some of these schools), then with your PT score or the 155, you should be able to snag a few acceptances.

At 155, you'll have an outside shot at some school in the T14. Cornell and Duke have taken applicants with the 3.4x/155 profile previously.

Get your username and the calculus changes dramatically in your favor.

Good luck!


WL'd from Duke last year with a similar GPA and an LSAT 10+ points higher. I think LSAT scores are slowly trickling back up...I don't see any shot whatsoever at the T14 this cycle (minus maybe Georgetown...even then, probably not) with a 155. All of my other AA male friends last year with 3.7+ and 154-158 (3 people total...granted, not a huge sample size) were shut out of the T14 entirely.

OP, you should retake.


Would you recommend retaking Feb. or June?

I would like to enroll this Fall 2015.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:55 pm

160_and_Above wrote:
runinthefront wrote:
cc78 wrote:Lots of evidence is telling us that applying in January is not going to be the disadvantage it was in the past. If just T50 is your goal, which I hope you're doing with full knowledge of the risks your taking (of not even becoming a lawyer at some of these schools), then with your PT score or the 155, you should be able to snag a few acceptances.

At 155, you'll have an outside shot at some school in the T14. Cornell and Duke have taken applicants with the 3.4x/155 profile previously.

Get your username and the calculus changes dramatically in your favor.

Good luck!


WL'd from Duke last year with a similar GPA and an LSAT 10+ points higher. I think LSAT scores are slowly trickling back up...I don't see any shot whatsoever at the T14 this cycle (minus maybe Georgetown...even then, probably not) with a 155. All of my other AA male friends last year with 3.7+ and 154-158 (3 people total...granted, not a huge sample size) were shut out of the T14 entirely.

OP, you should retake.


Would you recommend retaking Feb. or June?

I would like to enroll this Fall 2015.


You should consider enrolling in 2016. Give yourself enough prep time to really nail your retake.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby runinthefront » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:10 pm

Retake in June

But that doesn't mean you resume prep in May

Start now and bump this thread again once you get your June score back and you're flexing on us all

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:37 pm

I got into Texas this cycle with similar stats...AA URM and a veteran. I applied the day the application opened however.

I also sacrificed a virgin Sooner to Bevo...




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