Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

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Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby ComatoseClown » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:26 am

Have there been any instances where a high LSAT/low GPA splitter who had a C or even D on his/her transcript (say from the 1st year of college due to a poor start) got admitted to a Top 10? Or, is it safe to say that any grade of D or F, even if the LSAC GPA turns out to be say 3.4, will preclude this from being possible?

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby zdamico » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:28 am

ComatoseClown wrote:Have there been any instances where a high LSAT/low GPA splitter who had a C or even D on his/her transcript (say from the 1st year of college due to a poor start) got admitted to a Top 10? Or, is it safe to say that any grade of D or F, even if the LSAC GPA turns out to be say 3.4, will preclude this from being possible?


Well I got a C and I'm going into my Junior year with a 3.8, and a chance to bring that up to a 3.86 with a good year, and I am prepping at 170+.

If I were to get a 172+ and keep up my gpa, along with a good rest of the application, I'm pretty sure one T10 school would accept me.

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:39 am

ComatoseClown wrote:Have there been any instances where a high LSAT/low GPA splitter who had a C or even D on his/her transcript (say from the 1st year of college due to a poor start) got admitted to a Top 10? Or, is it safe to say that any grade of D or F, even if the LSAC GPA turns out to be say 3.4, will preclude this from being possible?


I think it will be your overall GPA that matters. This same topic comes up re: law school grades (i.e. someone who has an overall fairly strong GPA worried about getting no job offers because they have an outlier like a D); the feedback that I remember seeing in that context is that it is the overall GPA that is most important.

But a 3.4 puts you in rough territory for a T10 (or even T14) regardless of what dragged it down to that level. But do well enough on the LSAT and it is still possible.

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby shoeshine » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:48 am

The answer is yes. Me.

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:43 am

yeah, it's not a big deal

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby AffordablePrep » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:47 am

Yes. D's and C's .

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:47 am

shoeshine wrote:The answer is yes. Me.

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby ahduth » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:32 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
shoeshine wrote:The answer is yes. Me.

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Re: Splitters: Have any with a C or D grade gotten into a T10?

Postby straxen » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:44 pm

Yes, overall GPA is pretty much all that matters. I got a C in Physiology (why did I listen to my med school bound friends that it was easy), and in linguistics (alarm didn't go off and missed half of the exam) and got into NYU.



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