Deadline's here!

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Deadline's here!

Postby blawblawblaw » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:30 pm

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Re: Deadline's here!

Postby jdhopeful11 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:31 pm

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Re: Deadline's here!

Postby blawblawblaw » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:43 pm

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Re: Deadline's here!

Postby MURPH » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:32 am

You are above the 75% for all schools ranked T30 and beyond. But your GPA puts you below the 25% for most. Your best bet might be the cheap in state price at the local state school. Schools are not giving money away for you to bring down their GPA at this point. The obvious choices are to stay in school (don't graduate) and take easy A classes for a year then reapply. Or retake the LSAT in June and reapply during the very first week of next cycle with a 170+.

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Re: Deadline's here!

Postby vlsorbust » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:59 pm

I have to respectfully disagree with the previous poster's advice. You shouldn't waste the time or money to take fluff classes for the sole purpose of inflating your GPA. Adcomms at good schools are smart enough to see through that. A slightly lower GPA with very tough classes means more to them than a 4.0 in less challenging classes. Many schools worth their weight will not only look at your index but also your actual transcript to see the kinds of classes you took.

If you think that you have valid reasons for a low GPA other than just being lazy, why not write an addendum? And good softs can really help (I have no doubt that they've helped tremendously in my case), especially if you take time off to work and volunteer. If nothing else, you can start at some school that you'd find acceptable to attend, make sure you're at or near top of the class, and transfer in to the school you really wanted to get into in the first place. The latter option is a much better use of your time and money than spending another year in undegrad while watching your peers go on ahead of you.




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