Desert Fox wrote:I'm usually a big supporter of LSAT/GPA/URM being basically all that matters, but I think here, where your GPA is made up of a few courses taken in high school, you may be able to significantly out perform your GPA.
What is your UK gpa?
I'd apply to any school your LSAT is above their median. But you need to write a GPA addendum explaining exactly what happened. You application better be mother fucking flawless.
Once you are below a schools median GPA, it really doesn't hurt their USNEWs rankings, and once you are below their 25% GPA, it doesn't matter at all how low your GPA. But schools don't want idiots and slackers, however your gpa isn't really representative.
Now if your UK GPA is only so-so, you are going to have a hard time arguing that the GPA is not representative of your GPA.
If you get a 175+, I'd apply to the entire T14, including Yale. If you don't get into one, get a job and then apply ED to Northwestern the year after.
Thank you for this. In the UK we don't have a GPA (hence the problem of the ONLY GPA being shown as my high school DE grades), but I'll probably be graduating with a first class honours (unless I bombed stuff this year, which I don't think I did), which is basically an A average. I had a very very bad illness in first year, which complicates things as well, but I still managed the equivalent of a B average that year (and in the UK, only your last two years count for degree classification). Basically, according to rough translation, even including my poorish first year grades I have somewhere around a 3.8. That obviously depends on how things are translated, and LSAC does not translate things that way. The way LSAC does it, it will just say 'Superior' with an overview of my marks.