International Student- Admission prospects

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Vin13
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International Student- Admission prospects

Postby Vin13 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:06 pm

I'm just beginning the process and have found so much fantastic info on here I was hoping you may be able to help.

I'm an Australian student with a low GPA (translates to just above a 3.4) and an expectation of a 170+ LSAT.

Is my international status likely to help or harm me in the admissions process?

Are there any schools that are more international applicant friendly than others?

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JamMasterJ
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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue May 14, 2013 10:09 pm

it basically negates your gpa (though HYS may still look at it as a negative) - so if you can hit the median at schools they will generally accept you

Vin13
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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby Vin13 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:13 pm

So being an international means they rely totally on LSAT/ softs?

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JamMasterJ
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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue May 14, 2013 10:35 pm

Vin13 wrote:So being an international means they rely totally on LSAT/ softs?

I won't say totally, but yeah pretty much

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drawstring
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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby drawstring » Wed May 15, 2013 5:43 am

Even for Canadians? Or are they not considered international students?

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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 15, 2013 5:54 am

drawstring wrote:Even for Canadians? Or are they not considered international students?

Canadian GPAs count like American GPAs for law school apps. I think they're the only country, though.

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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby M458 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:26 pm

Start thinking about how you're going to pay for it as well. You won't be able to take out loans in the US without a US citizen as your co-signer.

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Re: International Student- Admission prospects

Postby californiauser » Wed May 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Why are you coming to the US to be a lawyer?

Isn't a law degree fairly cheap and still seen as a valuable asset in Aussieland?




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