Advice Please: Chances; Part Time/Full Time

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lieg
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Advice Please: Chances; Part Time/Full Time

Postby lieg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:07 am

Hello all, this is a two sided question so please be patient. I will soon be applying for fall of 2011 and need some advice as to my realistic chances, as well as whether or not it is beneficial to apply to certain programs p/t. A little about me: - Gettysburg College Undergrad - 3.6 GPA, Magna CL, With Honors, bla bla
- Good softs on resume (White House Intern, Study Abroad, DIII All American Athlete)
- I have been employed by the White House for two years as a Classification Analyst
- LSAT - June 2008 (154, ugh) June 2010 (163, not thrilled but ok after hedge game)

I will be applying to schools in DC and my home NYC with my top being, GULC, GWU, GMU, For., Cardo.

So here is my question(s): I will surely be applying to GULC part time with a hope and a prayer and will possibly keep my current job if accepted. However, do you think my numbers are strong enough to warrant full time applications to the rest of my list? I feel as if GMU and Card could be solids for me, but I think I am a little below GWU and Ford. Thoughts? Also, am I naive to think that I am a good p/t candidate being only 24 with 2 yrs experience? Lets be honest, I am really only applying p/t as a numbers game, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot if I would have roughly the same chance (for better or worse) applying full time. That is to say, for p/t do you think if you hit the numbers you're in, or is it more likely that they evaluate the "whole candidate" to determine if they are a good p/t fit, eg. "27 yr old accountant looking for career change."

Sorry for the long winded message, but could really just use some honest advice. Thanks in advance.

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thexfactor
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Re: Advice Please: Chances; Part Time/Full Time

Postby thexfactor » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:11 am

Dont waste your time with GT. It will be a fast NO.
Id say 50/50 at GW PT
In at Dozo American GMU
30% chance at Fordham PT.


lieg wrote:Hello all, this is a two sided question so please be patient. I will soon be applying for fall of 2011 and need some advice as to my realistic chances, as well as whether or not it is beneficial to apply to certain programs p/t. A little about me: - Gettysburg College Undergrad - 3.6 GPA, Magna CL, With Honors, bla bla
- Good softs on resume (White House Intern, Study Abroad, DIII All American Athlete)
- I have been employed by the White House for two years as a Classification Analyst
- LSAT - June 2008 (154, ugh) June 2010 (163, not thrilled but ok after hedge game)

I will be applying to schools in DC and my home NYC with my top being, GULC, GWU, GMU, For., Cardo.

So here is my question(s): I will surely be applying to GULC part time with a hope and a prayer and will possibly keep my current job if accepted. However, do you think my numbers are strong enough to warrant full time applications to the rest of my list? I feel as if GMU and Card could be solids for me, but I think I am a little below GWU and Ford. Thoughts? Also, am I naive to think that I am a good p/t candidate being only 24 with 2 yrs experience? Lets be honest, I am really only applying p/t as a numbers game, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot if I would have roughly the same chance (for better or worse) applying full time. That is to say, for p/t do you think if you hit the numbers you're in, or is it more likely that they evaluate the "whole candidate" to determine if they are a good p/t fit, eg. "27 yr old accountant looking for career change."

Sorry for the long winded message, but could really just use some honest advice. Thanks in advance.

lieg
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Re: Advice Please: Chances; Part Time/Full Time

Postby lieg » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:14 pm

(respectfully, lol) BUMP - I see a lot of people are reading this post, I am hoping some of you could please weigh in, or perhaps others are in a similar situation?


And thanks for the reply x factor, I'm sure that GT will be a futile attempt as well, but I'll kick myself if I don't at least throw an app in there.

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BigFatPanda
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Re: Advice Please: Chances; Part Time/Full Time

Postby BigFatPanda » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:21 pm

GMU is really weird in the last cycle: if LSAT < 164 and GPA < 3.7, auto reject or waitlist. else if LSAT > 164 or GPA > 3.7, then admit.
See this guy, http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jlnoa0915/jd

On the other hand, a friend of mine who got 163 / 3.4 got into GWU part time.




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