2.7 GPA / 165+ LSAT / Non-traditional w/ WE

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efcaley
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2.7 GPA / 165+ LSAT / Non-traditional w/ WE

Postby efcaley » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:39 am

Hey guys, been lurking forever it seems, and finally decided to throw this out. I have an extremely low LSAC GPA of 2.7, with a 3.55 from DGI. I took the June 2011 LSAT, scoring 165, and retook in October (waiting on score).

I am 30, Non-URM, with 9 years of WE in state law enforcement. I'm a Colorado resident, and because of family ties, don't intend to leave state.

What are my chances at the two CO schools for admission and possibly(???) $$?

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Re: 2.7 GPA / 165+ LSAT / Non-traditional w/ WE

Postby Opie » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:37 pm

This should be in the what are my odds section, but I'll answer anyway.

With a 165 you have some chance at Denver. I don't think you have any in Boulder. That's a shame because you really want Boulder if you're going to stay in CO. Depending on what your October LSAT comes in at, you may be better off. If it's in the 170s, you have a decent chance in Boulder and will probably get in to Denver.

I would push hard for Boulder. I don't think Denver is really worth going to. If I were you, I'd wait for that Oct score, and apply to Boulder if it's 170+. If you don't get in or it isn't high enough, sit it out a year, take an LSAT class if you learn well in that manner, follow all of the tips and study plans in the LSAT section. You need that strong LSAT score to have a chance. Some schools will take an extreme splitter, but right now you're not quite a true splitter.

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Re: 2.7 GPA / 165+ LSAT / Non-traditional w/ WE

Postby Hippononymous » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:51 pm

Opie wrote:This should be in the what are my odds section, but I'll answer anyway.

With a 165 you have some chance at Denver. I don't think you have any in Boulder. That's a shame because you really want Boulder if you're going to stay in CO. Depending on what your October LSAT comes in at, you may be better off. If it's in the 170s, you have a decent chance in Boulder and will probably get in to Denver.

I would push hard for Boulder. I don't think Denver is really worth going to. If I were you, I'd wait for that Oct score, and apply to Boulder if it's 170+. If you don't get in or it isn't high enough, sit it out a year, take an LSAT class if you learn well in that manner, follow all of the tips and study plans in the LSAT section. You need that strong LSAT score to have a chance. Some schools will take an extreme splitter, but right now you're not quite a true splitter.

I think this is a worst case scenario.

At 165, I'd say in @ Denver and WL at Boulder... What happens off the WL will be purely a numbers game, but if you're ten years removed from your GPA with WE as a police officer, personally I like your odds. Write a kickass personal statement and get your apps in ASAP.

If you get a 170+, you're in at Boulder, probably with $$, and you have a shot at higher ranked schools as well (though no real need for them if you want to live/work in CO).

Best of luck!

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Re: 2.7 GPA / 165+ LSAT / Non-traditional w/ WE

Postby shock259 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:37 pm

You have a good chance at Denver, but you will def get dinged at CU with a 165/2.7. I think a 170+ is the only choice if you want CU.

I was raised in Colorado and I'm attending CU, so let me know if I can help.

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Re: 2.7 GPA / 165+ LSAT / Non-traditional w/ WE

Postby efcaley » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:06 pm

Thanks for the responses, I really hope that with the WE and an upward trend in grades that I can pull off CU. We'll see about the LSAT, I felt pretty good walking out of this one.




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