Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby dbt » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:54 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
LawandOrder wrote:And high school GPA is relevant to law school how?

Get any HS GPA -> Go to (some) college -> Get great college GPA -> Go to T14.


QFT. LSAT aside, anything more seems to be some bizarro dick-measuring contest, but what do I know.


anything to whip em out!!!!

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby joshhoward » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:52 pm

i have a GED, so i suppose that puts me pretty low on the food chain. i don't go to law school yet, but i've been accepted to several t14s.

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Postby T14 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:34 am

PunjabiLower wrote:
T14 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:I think I win. I dropped out of high school, got a GED and am now looking at a legitimate shot at Cornell, or at very least serious scholarship $$ at a T25.


I think I have you beat on this one. I dropped out after grade 10. I Never got a GED; grade 10 is still my highest level of high school education. Now I am admitted to HLS. I wonder how many people graduate from there without a GED/HS diploma :lol:


How come most,if not all, canadian applicants have above 4.0 gpa? Is the grading system different?


Grading systems differ by school. But it is certainly not the case that all, or even most, Canadian applicants have over 4.0 GPAs. It may be the case that most applicants with GPAs over 4.0 are Canadian. If this is true, then it might be because several (most?) Canadian schools give A+ grades, whereas my understanding is that the majority of American schools do not.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby biobuslaw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:38 am

Trifles wrote:Not going to law school yet, just applying, but I had a 1.9 high school GPA, after a year of high grades in senior blow off classes. 8) My college gpa went all the way up to just under a 3.0, so I fully expect to make another 1 point gpa jump in law school, to about a 3.9. :D

Now that logic is frickin' hilarious.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:59 am

vanwinkle wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:I certainly lose to some people here, but I had finished high school with a 2.25 and am now applying to schools with a 3.77/179. I had a lot of difficulty in high school with a medical condition and side effects from the medications I was on, but managed to turn things around just in time for it not to hurt my chances for law school, except when my GPA dipped sophomore year because of that condition.

:shock: Damn, dude, enjoy Harvard.


Thanks. God, I hope you're right. Went under review 1/6 and still no phone interview.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:00 am

T14 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:I think I win. I dropped out of high school, got a GED and am now looking at a legitimate shot at Cornell, or at very least serious scholarship $$ at a T25.


I think I have you beat on this one. I dropped out after grade 10. I Never got a GED; grade 10 is still my highest level of high school education. Now I am admitted to HLS. I wonder how many people graduate from there without a GED/HS diploma :lol:


How'd you get into college w/o a GED? I call troll. If not... wow... I'm impressed. And yes, if this is true me = pwned.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby PDaddy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:09 am

Sherpa wrote:Looks like I tied with lawschooliseasy. I dropped out of HS with a sub 2.0 GPA and got a GED. Now I have a good shot at at most of the T14.


I have a similar story. I dropped out of HS as a junior with about a 2.8 GPA. But I also had really great GED scores (I took it cold), got a great SAT (1400), went straight to a top-10 public-U, and may now be headed to T-10.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:11 am

PDaddy wrote:
Sherpa wrote:Looks like I tied with lawschooliseasy. I dropped out of HS with a sub 2.0 GPA and got a GED. Now I have a good shot at at most of the T14.


I have a similar story. I dropped out of HS as a junior with about a 2.8 GPA. But I also had really great GED scores (i took it cold), got a great SAT (1400), went to a top-10 public-U, and may now be headed to T-10.


Lol... the GED is insanely easy. Not sure how it works in your state, but I took it cold and was one question away from perfect. I did reasonably well on the ACT (29), which I took completely cold as well... but my math score was ten points lower than my composite.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby PDaddy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:12 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:
T14 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:I think I win. I dropped out of high school, got a GED and am now looking at a legitimate shot at Cornell, or at very least serious scholarship $$ at a T25.


I think I have you beat on this one. I dropped out after grade 10. I Never got a GED; grade 10 is still my highest level of high school education. Now I am admitted to HLS. I wonder how many people graduate from there without a GED/HS diploma :lol:


How'd you get into college w/o a GED? I call troll. If not... wow... I'm impressed. And yes, if this is true me = pwned.


It happens if you test well, interview well, write killer essays and can show socioeconomic hardship. Hardship is the gift that keeps on giving. But you need to be talented, too.
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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:16 am

PDaddy wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:
T14 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:I think I win. I dropped out of high school, got a GED and am now looking at a legitimate shot at Cornell, or at very least serious scholarship $$ at a T25.

I think I have you beat on this one. I dropped out after grade 10. I Never got a GED; grade 10 is still my highest level of high school education. Now I am admitted to HLS. I wonder how many people graduate from there without a GED/HS diploma :lol:

How'd you get into college w/o a GED? I call troll. If not... wow... I'm impressed. And yes, if this is true me = pwned.

It happens if you test well, interview well, write killer essays and can show socioeconomic hardship. Hardship is the gift that keeps on giving. But you need to be talented, too.

You have a GED (which makes your journey impressive) but they're talking about someone who didn't even get a GED somehow getting into college and then law school.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:19 am

PDaddy wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:
T14 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:I think I win. I dropped out of high school, got a GED and am now looking at a legitimate shot at Cornell, or at very least serious scholarship $$ at a T25.


I think I have you beat on this one. I dropped out after grade 10. I Never got a GED; grade 10 is still my highest level of high school education. Now I am admitted to HLS. I wonder how many people graduate from there without a GED/HS diploma :lol:


How'd you get into college w/o a GED? I call troll. If not... wow... I'm impressed. And yes, if this is true me = pwned.


It happens if you test well, interview well, write killer essays and can show socioeconomic hardship. Hardship is the gift that keeps on giving. But you need to be talented, too.


Well you got into Harvard, but when you're slaving away at an elite NLJ250 job to pay back your student loans, I'll be blowing my big law money on women and booze. **Whips Dick Out**

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby amputatedbrain » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:20 am

I'm bored enough for this.

2.3 High School GPA
Got straightened out in the Marine Corps
3.9 College GPA
In at T10

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby johnstuartmill » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:36 am

The "low HS GPA --> top law school" is actually pretty easy to swing if you're from California. You could not graduate from high school here, go to community college, do well enough there to transfer to a top UC, and then be in good shape for the law school admissions process. My roommate nearly flunked out of high school, but is now a senior at UCLA rocking a 3.9X GPA because he went this route. If he gets a great score on the LSAT, he could go anywhere.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby Trifles » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:51 am

vanwinkle wrote:You have a GED (which makes your journey impressive) but they're talking about someone who didn't even get a GED somehow getting into college and then law school.


I know a guy who didn't go to highschool and went to law school. Its in a state that doesn't require an undergrad degree to pass the bar, and he is friends with the dean.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:52 am

johnstuartmill wrote:The "low HS GPA --> top law school" is actually pretty easy to swing if you're from California. You could not graduate from high school here, go to community college, do well enough there to transfer to a top UC, and then be in good shape for the law school admissions process. My roommate nearly flunked out of high school, but is now a senior at UCLA rocking a 3.9X GPA because he went this route. If he gets a great score on the LSAT, he could go anywhere.


It can be even easier than your roommate's route, because a 2.9 CC GPA is guaranteed admission to UC Davis through the TAG program, while a 3.0 CC GPA gets you into UC San Diego, and both are T50 undergrads.

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Postby skip james » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:25 am

jawsthegreat wrote:I may win this. I had a 2.4 GPA in high school but, still managed to go to a decent UG because of sports and my rocking ACT score.

When I told my high school guidance counselor my college GPA and where I was going to Law School I thought her head was going to explode.

Anybody else got some stories?


2.2 gpa. and i spent four years in community college. never got an associates either. :shock:

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby T14 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:39 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:
T14 wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:I think I win. I dropped out of high school, got a GED and am now looking at a legitimate shot at Cornell, or at very least serious scholarship $$ at a T25.


I think I have you beat on this one. I dropped out after grade 10. I Never got a GED; grade 10 is still my highest level of high school education. Now I am admitted to HLS. I wonder how many people graduate from there without a GED/HS diploma :lol:


How'd you get into college w/o a GED? I call troll. If not... wow... I'm impressed. And yes, if this is true me = pwned.


The main college in my city has entrance exams. If you score a certain level on the exams then they place you into first year classes. Once you have a certain number of credits then you can transfer into university without them looking at your high school transcript. It really is less difficult then you might expect...

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:35 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:The "low HS GPA --> top law school" is actually pretty easy to swing if you're from California. You could not graduate from high school here, go to community college, do well enough there to transfer to a top UC, and then be in good shape for the law school admissions process. My roommate nearly flunked out of high school, but is now a senior at UCLA rocking a 3.9X GPA because he went this route. If he gets a great score on the LSAT, he could go anywhere.


Best deal in higher ed.

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby cylusr » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:10 am

Bored so,
1.2 HS GPA
612 out of 638
Expelled junior year went to different school, allowed back senior year
failed every class senior year b/c of attendance
took correspondance and online classes
Had to petition to superintentend to graduate
Graduated and am already into a few t14's waiting on the rest!?

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Re: Lowest High School GPA now going to a T14

Postby ToadGoDead » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:33 am

lets hope all of us remember to be humble when we are big time lawyers




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