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nautlius
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Advice for Undergraduate Student

Postby nautlius » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:59 am

Hello,

I am new to this forum.

I am currently in my last semester of undergrad. I have a 3.90 overall GPA and am one of the top students of my class. Have amazing recommendations letters, good internships and extracurriculars.

Unfortunately, I am a bad standardized test taker and received a 159 on the October LSAT. Was averaging a 162-165 on my PT's. My goal was getting into Fordham law but now I am not sure I even have a shot :(

My options:
1)Apply now
2)Retake in December and apply in January
3)Take the year off and attempt at improving my score

I know most of you will advise on taking the year off.

Some questions:

1.What is more valuable, several points on the LSAT or applying earlier in the rolling admissions?
2. Can I apply now and have the Dec scores sent to the schools once they are available?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Advice for Undergraduate Student

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:08 am

Even one point on the LSAT is more valuable than applying early. I'd consider taking the year off.

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TommyK
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Re: Advice for Undergraduate Student

Postby TommyK » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:43 am

3, hands-down. no contest. 3

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bport hopeful
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Re: Advice for Undergraduate Student

Postby bport hopeful » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:47 am

Take a year off. Use the remainder of this semester to get stupid loose, and then when youve got nothing to do in January, hit them books like crazy.

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Nicholasnickynic
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Re: Advice for Undergraduate Student

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:54 am

#3.
or possibly, #4- if you are such a good student and have amazing recs, internship etc- go get a useful job, instead of going to law school.

Law school is for humanity majors with subpar GPAs and no other options.

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Re: Advice for Undergraduate Student

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:56 am

nautlius wrote:Hello,

I am new to this forum.

I am currently in my last semester of undergrad. I have a 3.90 overall GPA and am one of the top students of my class. Have amazing recommendations letters, good internships and extracurriculars.

Unfortunately, I am a bad standardized test taker and received a 159 on the October LSAT. Was averaging a 162-165 on my PT's. My goal was getting into Fordham law but now I am not sure I even have a shot :(

My options:
1)Apply now
2)Retake in December and apply in January
3)Take the year off and attempt at improving my score

I know most of you will advise on taking the year off.

Some questions:

1.What is more valuable, several points on the LSAT or applying earlier in the rolling admissions?
2. Can I apply now and have the Dec scores sent to the schools once they are available?


Thanks in advance.


Also: You seem like you have a bright future ahead of you; don't waste it at fordham.




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