Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

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DonDrapersAttorney
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Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby DonDrapersAttorney » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:08 pm

So I've run into an issue. I thought my community college transcript would push me over the 3.0 mark. I'll be just shy of it if I apply in Sept/Oct, which I'll have everything ready to do. Likewise, I'm taking fairly easy classes that I'm confident will push me into about the 3.1 or better category after fall semester classes. My goal school is Northeastern, I have a 160 LSAT, so I fall pretty squarely in the middle of LSAT range for them. I was curious if other people think it'd be more beneficial to be at the front of the cycle or wait until the new grades come in.

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Re: Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby scammedhard » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:58 pm

Getting into Northeastern should be least of your worries. The real issue are: What are you going to do with Northeastern JD after? And how are you going to pay back your student loan debt? Is going to Northeastern worth it?

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Re: Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:01 pm

scammedhard wrote:Getting into Northeastern should be least of your worries. The real issue are: What are you going to do with Northeastern JD after? And how are you going to pay back your student loan debt? Is going to Northeastern worth it?


It says something for your rep that I saw who made the post, looked at it, read NE as Northwestern, and didn't bat an eyelid

Also, yeah. Don't go to NE, dood. I have 2500 posts and didn't know that school existed

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Re: Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby RaleighStClair » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:09 pm

The +.1/.2 in your GPA isn't going to make a huge difference at Northeastern, as it doesn't appear that they have a GPA floor. What you can control however is your LSAT, and a 160 is borderline. Retake, IMO, and get some $$ to make a Northeastern JD more worth it.

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Re: Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby cooleylaw2015 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:12 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
scammedhard wrote:Getting into Northeastern should be least of your worries. The real issue are: What are you going to do with Northeastern JD after? And how are you going to pay back your student loan debt? Is going to Northeastern worth it?


It says something for your rep that I saw who made the post, looked at it, read NE as Northwestern, and didn't bat an eyelid

Also, yeah. Don't go to NE, dood. I have 2500 posts and didn't know that school existed


Northeastern is an awesome school wtf?

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Re: Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby RaleighStClair » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:13 pm

Sorry - I didn't even really answer your question. If you're not going to retake, apply as early as possible. :D

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Re: Apply now just below 3.0 or wait til over

Postby DonDrapersAttorney » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:25 am

Thanks everybody, this helps me make my choices a little easier. As for the fears of Northeastern, most Northeastern grads aren't looking to become Big Law attorneys, yes it's expensive, but it's a school more geared toward public service then making the big bucks. Likewise, the school does a rather good job of lowering debt with Repayment Assistance etc., not to mention (as you said you've never heard of it), the ability to make some decent money throughout your 2L and 3L years with their unique co-op program.

Like I said before, thanks for the input everyone.




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