okokokok wrote:Hey Hoos, I just got my LSAT score and my goal is to go to UVA. I retook the LSAT and got a 159 the first time and the 170 the second time. My GPA is 3.87 and I went to a pretty good school for undergrad. I'm also a VA resident and my father did his undergrad at UVA. My other soft factors are pretty good, but nothing outstanding. Could you all give me any input about my chances???
Also, in my circumstances I think I should consider binding early admission -- do you all think it would significantly raise my chances for admission?
Thanks and congrats on going to a great school!
you're a lock at uva via regular decision, just don't do something weird with the PS or have terrible LORs. if uva is really your top choice, hit it with ED and you'll still have a solid chance at a scholarship (from experience). you could do the matching/negotiating of scholarships with similar top 10 schools. something i want to emphasize, ED acceptance really takes a ton of pressure/stress off. i knew where i was going by the 1st/2nd week of december. knowing where i'd be and the amazing opportunities i'd have, really made my christmas/new years fantastic. i knew going to uva would make me incredibly happy and i wouldn't hesitate doing ED if i had to do it again.
best of luck and i hope you're a cav/wahoo next fall.