Should I even apply to Northwestern?

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jmh14
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Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby jmh14 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:46 pm

First time poster here,

I have a 165 and a 3.86. My LSAT score is at the 25th percentile but my GPA is above the 75th percentile so i'm just wondering if anybody thinks it's worth it to apply, especially this late in the cycle? Law school predictor says that it's a target school for me and that i'd be considered, so should I spend the $100 to do it?

Thanks.

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TripTrip
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Re: Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby TripTrip » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:48 pm

jmh14 wrote:First time poster here,

I have a 165 and a 3.86. My LSAT score is at the 25th percentile but my GPA is above the 75th percentile so i'm just wondering if anybody thinks it's worth it to apply, especially this late in the cycle? Law school predictor says that it's a target school for me and that i'd be considered, so should I spend the $100 to do it?

Thanks.

Yes.

But really, you should retake the LSAT in June and reapply next cycle.

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Re: Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:51 pm

Seems like you'd have a halfway decent shot.

If you have work experience, I'd go for it.

If you don't...well, I guess apply if the $100 won't kill you and you'd regret not applying and you'd seriously consider attending if you got in.

jmh14
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Re: Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby jmh14 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:30 pm

Thanks for the responses guys! I think I would regret not applying and I do have decent work experience. So why not, right?!

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Cobretti
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Re: Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby Cobretti » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:36 pm

With all the traditional splitters they take, they should have room for a reverse splitter such as yourself. Especially if you have WE.

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JayJones78
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Re: Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby JayJones78 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:03 pm

just re app fee:
NW lets you send in a request for a fee waiver. Even with an LSAC need-based waiver I still had to send them a request with a copy from the LSAC approval and only then they removed the fee from my account. So if you believe you may be eligible to get one I'd give it a try. Their response is fairly fast. They removed the fee within the same day for me.

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Re: Should I even apply to Northwestern?

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:55 am

JayJones78 wrote:just re app fee:
NW lets you send in a request for a fee waiver. Even with an LSAC need-based waiver I still had to send them a request with a copy from the LSAC approval and only then they removed the fee from my account. So if you believe you may be eligible to get one I'd give it a try. Their response is fairly fast. They removed the fee within the same day for me.


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