Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

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Lobo49
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Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Lobo49 » Sat May 25, 2013 11:49 pm

I am a URM and currently a 2.6 GPA, took LSAT and got 165, will graduate from a state school in March 2014....so I won't have a complete LSAC file until my transcripts come in March. Should I apply now for Fall 2014 or wait to apply in Fall 2015?

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Nova » Sat May 25, 2013 11:52 pm

IMO, apply now. Youre gonna be sub 3 no matter what. The difference between 2.6 and 2.8 is negligable. Youll have one of the lowest GPAs in the class no matter what.

Also, retake in October if possible

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby dw3 » Sun May 26, 2013 12:01 am

Lobo49 wrote:I am a URM and currently a 2.6 GPA, took LSAT and got 165, will graduate from a state school in March 2014....so I won't have a complete LSAC file until my transcripts come in March. Should I apply now for Fall 2014 or wait to apply in Fall 2015?


Take 1-2 years off and do classes at CC. Retake LSAT get 170+ then ED to CLS. Expect cash CCN on down.
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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Lobo49 » Sun May 26, 2013 12:37 am

Okay I probably will retake in October... if I apply in October with an incomplete file, will I still be in the queue by March?

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Nova » Sun May 26, 2013 1:50 am

Lobo49 wrote:Okay I probably will retake in October... if I apply in October with an incomplete file, will I still be in the queue by March?

Graduating in Spring does not make your application incomplete. You would get many decisions before your final grades are out.

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Lobo49 » Sun May 26, 2013 6:16 am

Nova wrote:Graduating in Spring does not make your application incomplete. You would get many decisions before your final grades are out.


But I won't have a complete LSDAS report, and the schools won't be able to see that report until all transcripts are in, or am I missing something here?

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Pure Protein » Sun May 26, 2013 9:00 am

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby PRgradBYU » Sun May 26, 2013 11:10 pm

Lobo49 wrote:I am a URM and currently a 2.6 GPA, took LSAT and got 165, will graduate from a state school in March 2014....so I won't have a complete LSAC file until my transcripts come in March. Should I apply now for Fall 2014 or wait to apply in Fall 2015?


A 165 isn't a bad LSAT score, but you should wait to apply to schools until you score higher (I'm talking 170+). That sub-3.0 GPA is going to hurt you no matter what, so you might as well focus on the one thing you can control.

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Re: Apply for Fall 2014 or 2015?

Postby Robbin Blue » Sun May 26, 2013 11:53 pm

dw3 wrote:
Lobo49 wrote:I am a URM and currently a 2.6 GPA, took LSAT and got 165, will graduate from a state school in March 2014....so I won't have a complete LSAC file until my transcripts come in March. Should I apply now for Fall 2014 or wait to apply in Fall 2015?


Take 1-2 years off and do classes at CC. Retake LSAT get 170+ then ED to CLS. Expect cash CCN on down.


Grades reported will only be the ones that go towards his first degree. If he wants to pull up his GPA, he would have to delay graduation from his current university until the GPA is where it needs to be. Unfortunately, at this point, that's a hell of a lot of credits.




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