GPA Question (old GPA!)

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GPA Question (old GPA!)

Postby rvadog » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:20 pm

Hey all,

I went to college about 9 years ago and acted like a jackass. I drank instead of going to class and bombed a bunch of classes. After spinning my wheels I joined the military. Since then I've attended college and will finish with a B.S. in Accounting next fall. My GPA at my current school is 3.5 and I imagine it will stay that way or go up.

Given that I don't mind going to a T3 or T4 school (the military is picking up the tuition and I have zero interest in big law) how much will a 5 year old (most recent classes before college) F hurt me? If I write a 170 LSAT do I have a shot at any school?

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Re: GPA Question (old GPA!)

Postby jlx » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:41 pm

your cumulative gpa won't be a 3.5. it'll include your grades from college nine years ago, so you have to factor in those grades.

let's say your gpa averages out to a 2.7... i still think that you'll get into a t3 or t4 school, even with a 155+ lsat.

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Re: GPA Question (old GPA!)

Postby elblufer » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:49 am

And, write an addendum. If you get your LSAT up, you may be able to work your way in as a non-traditional applicant at better schools than you think, especially as less and less people apply to law school.

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Re: GPA Question (old GPA!)

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:58 am

If your GPA ends up in the high 2.x, low 3.x range, get an LSAT above 172 and apply to Northwestern. Don't settle for a TTT or worse.

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Re: GPA Question (old GPA!)

Postby twenty » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:12 pm

ED to a solid regional school wherever you have ties if the military will pick up all your tuition. The way things are going for T1/T2 schools lately, they'll be happy to take a 2.7~ and a 166+ LSAT.

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