Too Late to Apply?

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Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:33 pm

Hello, everyone.

Quick question: Is it too late to apply to schools this late in the admissions cycle?

I really want to get a good shot at some t-50 schools, but I'm not sure if I have waited too long to knock myself out of a good chance.

3.47 GPA
avg. PT score (15-20 PTs): 151
Awaiting Dec. LSAT score (most likely 155+ range)

Also, I'm currently awaiting one LOR which plays a factor in my delay.

Thanks for your comments in advance!
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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby hillz » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:59 pm

Not too late. Before Christmas is on time, afterwards is starting to get late (but there is much speculation that it will not be too late this cycle since apps are down). That said, you should really consider retaking if your score ends up being that low.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby Kratos » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:01 pm

160_and_Above wrote:Hello, everyone.

Quick question: Is it too late to apply to schools this late in the admissions cycle?

I really want to get a good shot at some t-50 schools, but I'm not sure if I have waited too long to knock myself out of a good chance.

3.47 GPA
last practice score: 151

Also, I'm currently awaiting one LOR which plays a factor in my delay.

Thanks for your comments in advance!

There is never a good time to apply with a 151 LSAT score. sit out this cycle and retake until you get a good score.

Wait did you only take one practice test to prepare or is that your average score? If the former, lol

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:19 pm

Not too late.

Did you take in Dec? OP doesn't say...

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:42 pm

Kratos wrote:
160_and_Above wrote:Hello, everyone.

Quick question: Is it too late to apply to schools this late in the admissions cycle?

I really want to get a good shot at some t-50 schools, but I'm not sure if I have waited too long to knock myself out of a good chance.

3.47 GPA
last practice score: 151

Also, I'm currently awaiting one LOR which plays a factor in my delay.

Thanks for your comments in advance!

There is never a good time to apply with a 151 LSAT score. sit out this cycle and retake until you get a good score.

Wait did you only take one practice test to prepare or is that your average score? If the former, lol


Lol, it's my average (took over 15-20 PTs). Currently awaiting my December LSAT to come back with a 155+

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:45 pm

Yes, I took the December test. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:00 pm

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=241138&p=8255860#p8255860
double post?

mylsn allows for searching by submission date

w/ a 150-155 you'll have a tough time getting T50
*editted: URM from other OP
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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:09 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=241138&p=8255860#p8255860
double post?

mylsn allows for searching by submission date

w/ a 150-155 you'll have a tough time getting T50


Yeah, I wanted to get different perspectives. But thanks for the feedback.

Biglaw is not my main/end goal (in other words...the $$$ will be there, I'm just not saying "Biglaw or bust") , so I don't feel too down about not getting t-14, t-25, etc.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby rwhyAn » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:12 pm

It's not too late, but you definitely need to get that LSAT score up. Last cycle, I applied to second tier public schools in late April with a 3.2 and an LSAT in the low 160s and got full-rides. With applications dropping again this cycle, they'll probably be accepting applications later and later. The difference between a 155 and 161-163 in terms of scholarships is huge, but it's not a huge jump to make with a little extra studying. 155 might be paying full-freight at a TT school while a 160+ might get you a full-ride at the same school. Seriously, the debt is no joke. If your LSAT comes back in the 150s, you NEED to retake.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby hillz » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:27 pm

160_and_Above wrote:
lawschool1741 wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=241138&p=8255860#p8255860
double post?

mylsn allows for searching by submission date

w/ a 150-155 you'll have a tough time getting T50


Yeah, I wanted to get different perspectives. But thanks for the feedback.

Biglaw is not my main/end goal (in other words...the $$$ will be there, I'm just not saying "Biglaw or bust") , so I don't feel too down about not getting t-14, t-25, etc.


Even if biglaw isn't your goal, you're most likely going to have trouble finding a law-related job if you go to a school that accepts you with a 151. And I think it comes down to whether it's worth the time and money of going for a risky chance of actually getting to use your degree.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby Rigo » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:08 pm

Your username says it all. Retake for a 160 and above, especially with that weak GPA.
But no, applying in early January isn't too late. However, applying first thing next semester with a higher score will give you the best options. I urge you to reach your full potential and to not handicap yourself by applying with such a low LSAT.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:47 am

Dirigo wrote:Your username says it all. Retake for a 160 and above, especially with that weak GPA.
But no, applying in early January isn't too late. However, applying first thing next semester with a higher score will give you the best options. I urge you to reach your full potential and to not handicap yourself by applying with such a low LSAT.


Thanks for the advice. *prints out 20 more PTs*

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby hillz » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:17 am

Have you been drilling (like with Cambridge packets sorted by type)? How do you review your answers on PTs? If you're just taking PTs without doing anything else, that may be why you are struggling.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby 160_and_Above » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:17 pm

hillz wrote:Have you been drilling (like with Cambridge packets sorted by type)? How do you review your answers on PTs? If you're just taking PTs without doing anything else, that may be why you are struggling.


I've used the powerscore bible and kaplan mastery books, so far. And I use the blind review method for reviewing.

LR has always served as my weakest section.

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Re: Too Late to Apply?

Postby Rigo » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:37 pm

160_and_Above wrote:I've used the powerscore bible and kaplan mastery books, so far. And I use the blind review method for reviewing.

Ditch Kaplan. It's horrendous.
Here are the prep materials I endorse:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=224012

For LR, 100% get The Trainer and Manhattan LR.




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