Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

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semicollante
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Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby semicollante » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:32 pm

My GPA is 3.3, and I got 172 on my Oct LSAT. I'm applying ED to Columbia. They asked if I wanted my December score to be considered, which would defer me to regular decision. Assuming I can get around 176~178 for December LSAT, would I have a better shot to wait for December score or early decision?
Thank you for any insight!

Edit*In defense of my horrid GPA, I worked full time all through college. I escaped political persecution in my country to get to the US (if that counts)
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evian1212
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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby evian1212 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:46 pm

I think you at least need a 175+ to have a chance at Columbia with that GPA, even ED. I say tell them to wait on your score.

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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby evian1212 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:48 pm

never mind. just realized you are URM. ignore my previous post.

semicollante
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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby semicollante » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:51 pm

evian1212 wrote:never mind. just realized you are URM. ignore my previous post.

I'm not URM, but I'm definitely a diversity candidate (I know the word is used too loosely nowadays, but I would be one even under the strictest definitions).

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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:55 pm

semicollante wrote:
evian1212 wrote:never mind. just realized you are URM. ignore my previous post.

I'm not URM, but I'm definitely a diversity candidate (I know the word is used too loosely nowadays, but I would be one even under the strictest definitions).

We're going to need more info about why/how in order to best assess your chances.

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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Really tough choice. Without knowing more about your softs, I'm leaning more towards waiting...

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quiver
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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby quiver » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:17 pm

Maybe wait on the Dec score and put something about how you wanted to ED in your PS/addendum? Not sure how much of an affect it will have.

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Re: Early decision or wait for December LSAT?

Postby TMC116 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:32 pm

wait. you're a smidge above their LSAT median and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy below 25 percentile GPA

You need a 175+ w/o URM status

EDIT: You're right at their LSAT median




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