Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

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Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby alligatoraids » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:38 pm

My GPA was a 3.01 at a non-competitive college, and my LSAT was a 161. I got into American and Brooklyn and rejected from a bunch of other places. Last year I got all rejections and one wait list from William and Mary. I'm wondering if my GPA is just too low for higher ranked schools?

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby Samara » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Doesn't really matter, because you can't change your GPA, but you can change your LSAT. Retake and reapply.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby rwhyAn » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:43 pm

Your numbers are competitive at TT and below, but if you're looking at the first tier, both are holding you back. Unfortunately, you can't change your GPA, but if you can add a few points to your LSAT, you'd be much more competitive.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:43 pm

Your GPA is too low for nearly all decent schools unless compensated for with a high LSAT, which you also do not have. So, both.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby PickMe! » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:00 pm

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby star fox » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:46 pm

Both. Get a 170 and pay sticker at a lower T14 or don't go to Law School. With your numbers you've essentially been weeded out of the legal profession even with law school acceptances.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby North » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:14 pm

john7234797 wrote:Both. Get a 170 and pay sticker at a lower T14 or don't go to Law School. With your numbers you've essentially been weeded out of the legal profession even with law school acceptances.

Rough but true.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby alligatoraids » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:39 pm

john7234797 wrote:Both. Get a 170 and pay sticker at a lower T14 or don't go to Law School. With your numbers you've essentially been weeded out of the legal profession even with law school acceptances.


Yeah that's essentially what I was asking I guess.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby Clearly » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:50 pm

If you have to ask, the answer is both.

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Re: Is my GPA holding me back or is it my LSAT?

Postby Ded Precedent » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:52 pm

Samara wrote:Doesn't really matter, because you can't change your GPA, but you can change your LSAT. Retake and reapply.



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