qou wrote:Wow lots of great replies! Sorry I passed out earlier last night =] We both registered for October for a retake We're both hoping for a 171-172 since even just 2 points seem to make a world of difference in admission/scholarships. We will spend the next month strengthening our weaknesses, thank you for the replies.
As someone posted about job placement earlier I'd like to touch on that abit; I really don't want to limit her options if she gets into a great school, and with a better score we have a higher shot of going together, and we're not opposed to a school ranked 14-20 though, either. GW would be a great school and while we would love a great job in DC (mostly DC) or NYC we're starting a family at the same time, so if a school offered a full scholarship we would probably take it, as long as it has above great job placement. The competitive students that we are, we still want to go to a top tier school, but more for the challenge and sense of accomplishment then the highest-echelon job placement.
I know GW has a great scholarship program for ED, are their any others that seem feasible with a retake and a +3 score?/
Again, really thank you all for your insightful dialog!
you two sound like a great couple. hope it works out.
i know gtown and uva give scholarships, uva with a promise of high gpa maintenance. with 171/2 and your gpa's you could probably get a hefty scholarship from gtown (some chick at my school got a 25k a year from gtown with that and a lower gpa than both of yours). try looking at lawschoolnumbers.com. many people who get money say so there. that way you can get a feel for what you can expect.
as a side note, if you both pull off a 171/2, ed's not a good idea since your numbers are high. see what offers you get. you might even be able to negotiate with some of the schools you get into.