3.7/163 - chances with military service?

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3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby NavyLaw » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:43 pm

Wondering if anyone had any insight in to my application prospects. My scores above are very low for a T10 school, however wanted some insight to see if my "softs" can make up for it. I have a Masters in Nuclear Engineering (4.0, went part time) , undergrad Mechanical Engineering from a top state school, and finishing up 5 years active duty military service as a naval officer.

Any thoughts on my chances with the above? Do I absolutely need to take another shot at the LSATs? I'd appreciate any feedback, thanks.

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RockyIII
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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby RockyIII » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:50 pm

If you want a shot at the T10 you should probably have at least a 168-169, and anything in the 170s will get in somewhere in the T10 for sure.

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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:05 am

T10 is not going to happen. T14 is not going to happen. T20 is not going to happen. Aim for mid/low T1

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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby lawskyandhutch » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:15 am

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I don't know whether the softs help or not, but you might want to retake.

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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby SemperLegal » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:56 am

I was right where you were around this time two years ago, I retook and got a 169.

I think that I got a small bump from the military experience (2 T14 acceptances and a T30 and no rejections). I think with one more point on the LSAT I would have cracked MVP. I did notice that I got in to all the schools that I interviewed for, the military helps a lot with interview skills as well as gives you something interesting to talk about.

Honestly, if I were you I would retake, definitely apply to Northwestern, and pray that you get into a high ranking state school, especially with blue ribbon or in the state that your initial contract was from or presently live in.

Thanks for your service, and good luck brother.

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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby NavyLaw » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:40 pm

Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'll be taking another round of LSATs...

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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby txadv11 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:49 pm

FiveSermon wrote:T10 is not going to happen. T14 is not going to happen. T20 is not going to happen. Aim for mid/low T1

disagree.

T25 will bite.

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Re: 3.7/163 - chances with military service?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:53 pm

txadv11 wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:T10 is not going to happen. T14 is not going to happen. T20 is not going to happen. Aim for mid/low T1

disagree.

T25 will bite.


T25 is around mid t50.




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