Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:38 am

LSAT 165 GPA 3.8 is not a reverse splitter, its a solid grade
LSAT 170 plus GPA 3,9 from IVY is Genius or Near Genius. Lets not pretend that retaking the test will ever place you into that category. Maybe of course URMS
Then theres the true reverse splitters those stories will help elucidate the importance of a good GPA and strong softs.

So reverse splitters not pseudoreverse lets hear your stories, Admit, WL,Hold, Reject. Thanks.

User avatar
Bildungsroman
Posts: 5548
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:03 pm

First, viewtopic.php?f=7&t=91966

Second,
LSAT 170 plus GPA 3,9 from IVY is Genius or Near Genius. Lets not pretend that retaking the test will ever place you into that category. Maybe of course URMS

I read this sentence 5 times and still don't really see what you're trying to say.

User avatar
1evilo.aihpos
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:37 am

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby 1evilo.aihpos » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:20 pm

yeah, i only understood half your post, but i can tell this is not going far.

paulinaporizkova
Posts: 2494
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:25 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:34 pm

energizer wrote:LSAT 165 GPA 3.8 is not a reverse splitter, its a solid grade
LSAT 170 plus GPA 3,9 from IVY is Genius or Near Genius. Lets not pretend that retaking the test will ever place you into that category. Maybe of course URMS
Then theres the true reverse splitters those stories will help elucidate the importance of a good GPA and strong softs.

So reverse splitters not pseudoreverse lets hear your stories, Admit, WL,Hold, Reject. Thanks.


i LOL'd. tagged for excessive silliness

edit: people who spend all their time studying are often NOT geniuses - i'd just like to point that out

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:36 pm

your right about that but mensa seems to think that excessively hi lsats qualify these people as genius material. go figure.

User avatar
Nulli Secundus
Posts: 2625
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:19 am

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:51 pm

energizer wrote:your right about that but mensa seems to think that excessively hi lsats qualify these people as genius material. go figure.


Usually I do not decide a person is an idiot until I look into their eyes and make sure they are utterly devoid of the glimmer of intelligence (hard to describe, idiot people stare like dead fish). But this is the closest I ve come to a hundred percent certainty about my judgement regarding anyones intelligence without meeting that criterion.

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:05 pm

Its gotten to the point that no matter how serious you try to be and elicit important info from forum users the responses are becoming exceedingly more useless. Makes you wonder how much credence you can give to any of these posts.

User avatar
Deuce
Posts: 1048
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:12 am

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby Deuce » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:08 pm

energizer wrote:Its gotten to the point that no matter how serious you try to be and elicit important info from forum users the responses are becoming exceedingly more useless. Makes you wonder how much credence you can give to any of these posts.


I hope you're not a flame because this is just funny

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:23 pm

Outright shameful responses. Growup!

flgator10
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby flgator10 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Glad to see this thread. I definitely belong here.

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:00 pm

Thanks. Finally a decent response. This thread can be very helpful to us if taken seriously. Please provide your stats and progress so far. Thanks

flgator10
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby flgator10 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:22 pm

154, 3.83

Just submitted applications last week because I had to wait for my December LSAT score (which didn't help much anyway). I applied to 13 schools so I will update when I start to hear back.

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:31 pm

good luck well keep each other posted

flgator10
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby flgator10 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:32 pm

Thanks, good luck to you too!

shmegory
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby shmegory » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:41 pm

I fall into this definition of reverse splitter with a 157/3.63. denied at W&L. I recieved a fee waiver from them, so I was expecting to be waitlisted at least, accepted to UM, SLU, and Fl. Coastal so far. I applied to many more schools so I will keep you posted as well.
Last edited by shmegory on Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

FiveSermon
Posts: 1507
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:56 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:42 pm

I can't understand your post.

shmegory
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby shmegory » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:44 pm

FiveSermon wrote:I can't understand your post.


my post?

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:53 pm

Your post makes perfect sense. Congrats on your acceptances. When did you hear from UM. My concern with them is the price tag. Ive been advised to consider FIU with or without Scholarship if I want to stay in Miami. Despite its T4 status, and tough curve(seems to be common at most I think) ive heard nothing but good things about it. What do you think?

shmegory
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby shmegory » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:01 pm

Thank you. I heard from UM December 30th or someday around there. I am concerned with the price tag as well. I've heard many good things about FIU as well, and it is another school I applied to. I know FIU is on the rise, but I have also heard that UM is just as good of a choice, if not better than UF, to attend if you plan on working in the Dade/Broward area -- AKA south florida. However, it is unlikely that "reverse splitters" will recieve scholarships from UM. Based on LSN, you need low to mid 160s for any kind of money. The good news, and an incentive to work hard in the first year, you can recieve scholarships based on first year performance - for your remaing semesters.
Last edited by shmegory on Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

flgator10
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby flgator10 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:06 pm

I also applied to UM (and am considering applying to FIU also). UM is definitely the best option if you want to practice in South Florida. I keep hearing FIU is on the rise but who knows how long it will be before it establishes the type of reputation that Miami has. Obviously, UF or FSU would be my top choices, but with my numbers I have a very little chance of getting in. As of right now, I would be happy attending either UM or Stetson, but I'm also concerned about the price.

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:09 pm

Yea. $160,000.00 is a tough nut to crack. Im abit scared of incurring that kind of debt.do you think its still worth attending. this is a very important question that we all will inevitably face with similar stats. Stetson also has a hefty price tag

flgator10
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby flgator10 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:14 pm

I have the same dilemma (though I haven't even been accepted to Miami yet). I would absolutely love to attend Miami. I went to their open house in October and absolutely loved everything about the school. But like you said, $160,000 is pretty scary. I can most likely get into a school like Nova with money and even FIU full price isn't too bad, so it will be a difficult decision to make.

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:18 pm

I havent gotten into miami yet either. I think that the decision to attend( providing we do get in) has to be made very carefully. Perhaps with the help of current students, alumni, and an accountant as well. Im not kidding, thats one hec of a debt. I also would love to get in and attend. The more info we can muster up on this subject the better.

energizer
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby energizer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:19 pm

sorry posted same info twice
Last edited by energizer on Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

shmegory
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Re: Reverse Splitters(LSAT <160, GPA 3.5 or above) unite

Postby shmegory » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:19 pm

I think it is absolutely worth attending. I say this because I am confident that I will have the ability to pay off any debt that I incur. I am also confident that somone browsing this forum will tell me different, but let the haters hate.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Justtrying2help, Monday and 5 guests