Early Decision

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nickbentley
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Early Decision

Postby nickbentley » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:08 pm

From what I understand, it is always good to get applications in as early as possible.

However, I wanted to ask about a few schools to see if anyone has experience with early decisions with them...

I'm looking to apply to:

Pepperdine
Santa Clara
UCONN
U of Miami
San Diego
Florida
U of Maryland
URichmond
Wake Forest

lawschool2014
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Re: Early Decision

Postby lawschool2014 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:17 pm

Whats your LSAT and GPA?

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Re: Early Decision

Postby nickbentley » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:19 pm

lawschool2014 wrote:Whats your LSAT and GPA?


I haven't taken the LSAT yet. Only a few diagnostics from distant past to December 2009. Average score is 158. I'm taking PowerScore full course starting next week.

My GPA will be 3.15 when I apply.

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Re: Early Decision

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:27 pm

nickbentley wrote:
lawschool2014 wrote:Whats your LSAT and GPA?


I haven't taken the LSAT yet. Only a few diagnostics from distant past to December 2009. Average score is 158. I'm taking PowerScore full course starting next week.

My GPA will be 3.15 when I apply.


Hold off on this question/discussion until you have an actual, legit LSAT score in front of you.

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Re: Early Decision

Postby nickbentley » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:58 pm

Right now i'm just really trying to find out if any of those schools specifically admit most of their students early..

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Re: Early Decision

Postby manbearwig » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:13 pm

nickbentley wrote:Right now i'm just really trying to find out if any of those schools specifically admit most of their students early..


Do you mean do the schools process applications early in the cycle or do they have an official early decision program?

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Re: Early Decision

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:14 pm

nickbentley wrote:Right now i'm just really trying to find out if any of those schools specifically admit most of their students early..


No school specifically admits most of their students ED. But really it's all a moot point until you get a real life LSAT. Check out --LinkRemoved-- if you're interested in learning which schools have EA/ED programs.

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Re: Early Decision

Postby Barbie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:17 pm

when i visited UF they said to have your application in as EARLY as possible (esp for people like me, and possibly you, who would be considered a splitter at UF because we have low GPAs)

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Re: Early Decision

Postby 1ferret! » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:27 pm

Unless you really outperform your practice tests, Pepperdine, Wake, and Maryland will probably ding you on GPA alone.

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Re: Early Decision

Postby Barbie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:29 pm

1ferret! wrote:Unless you really outperform your practice tests, Pepperdine, Wake, and Maryland will probably ding you on GPA alone.



ehh. I'm expecting (and hoping for) a WL--> IN from Wake and I have the same GPA (163 LSAT).

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Re: Early Decision

Postby 1ferret! » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:51 pm

Barbie wrote:
1ferret! wrote:Unless you really outperform your practice tests, Pepperdine, Wake, and Maryland will probably ding you on GPA alone.



ehh. I'm expecting (and hoping for) a WL--> IN from Wake and I have the same GPA (163 LSAT).


Perhaps its worth a shot. However your LSAT looks like it hit last years median. If the OP is well below the 25th percentile for both GPA and LSAT hes likely to hit the wall. I know Pepperdine in particular values a higher GPA so OP would really have to be above the 75th in LSAT to have a shot.

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Re: Early Decision

Postby Barbie » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:44 pm

1ferret! wrote:
Barbie wrote:
1ferret! wrote:Unless you really outperform your practice tests, Pepperdine, Wake, and Maryland will probably ding you on GPA alone.



ehh. I'm expecting (and hoping for) a WL--> IN from Wake and I have the same GPA (163 LSAT).


Perhaps its worth a shot. However your LSAT looks like it hit last years median. If the OP is well below the 25th percentile for both GPA and LSAT hes likely to hit the wall. I know Pepperdine in particular values a higher GPA so OP would really have to be above the 75th in LSAT to have a shot.


Idk Wake's median but its 25/75 LSAT is 160/164.




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