Maximizing admission with borderline #s

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jarofsoup
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Maximizing admission with borderline #s

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:43 pm

I have a 157/3.25 with paralegal certificate with a 4.0. I want to ED to American but my lsat is a 157 a point away from there bottom 25th but gpa is in range. What can I do to get in?

I have good softs,recs and don't care about taking on debt.
Advice?

I have started working on a ps about over comming a speech problem and illeteracy. I was taught whole language and it did not work.


Thank you

afa_brandon
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Re: Maximizing admission with borderline #s

Postby afa_brandon » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:54 pm

at 157 i think retaking lsat is almost no-risk. lsp has you at really low odds for American.

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kalvano
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Re: Maximizing admission with borderline #s

Postby kalvano » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:45 pm

Retake.

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traehekat
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Re: Maximizing admission with borderline #s

Postby traehekat » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:37 am

Retake. 162 was the cutoff this year for American, and it will most likely stay the same or go up for next year.

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Lawquacious
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Re: Maximizing admission with borderline #s

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:40 am

As indicated, retake if possible (or aim lower if you are set on not retaking IMO)- law admissions is almost a pure numbers game unless you have URM status or unbelievable softs.




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