What are your chances?

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haylie
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby haylie » Wed May 25, 2011 12:17 am

3.4 GPA
Top 20%

currently at a T3.

Looking to transfer to:

Loyola Law School
USD
Hastings
USF
UOP
Santa Clara

chances?

BackToBoston
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby BackToBoston » Wed May 25, 2011 9:05 am

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thepanda00
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby thepanda00 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:31 pm

Top 20 % from TTT (SW in SO CAL)

Pepperdine
UCI

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nyjfanjmk
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby nyjfanjmk » Thu May 26, 2011 4:13 pm

I posted earlier in this thread but wanted to update a bit.

With 3 of 5 grades back so far, I have over a 3.8 for the semester from a Mid-Atlantic T2 ranked somewhere in the 60s-70s which gives me around a 3.7 for the year. Obviously I don't want to speculate on the other two grades, but I don't think they would drag everything down too much.

So my question is this. I'm looking to work in the NYC market and previously was targeting schools like Fordham, Brooklyn, Cardozo, etc. Assuming the remaining two grades this semester are in keeping with the ones I've gotten already, is it worth it to send apps to NYU and Columbia? Or is that just a waste of time? Any other schools I should be thinking about?

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Postby lawloser22 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:34 pm

haylie wrote:3.4 GPA
Top 20%

currently at a T3.

Looking to transfer to:

Loyola Law School
USD
Hastings
USF
UOP
Santa Clara

chances?


I'd guess you'll get into all the T2s, but none of the T1(s)

BackToBoston wrote:Grades aren't complete yet, but what are my odds at H if I have:

GPA: 3.8 / 3.9
Class Rank: Top 10% / 5%
School Rank: #23

Soft Factors: I also completed the HLR write-on competition (results don't come in until late July, at which point they will notify the admissions office) and have a summer intern position at a research center at H under an H law professor. Fiancee and her family are in Boston and I attended undergraduate in the city (not H). No work experience, although I did intern for two summers as a software engineer and received job offers.


Top 5% v. Top 10% likely means the difference between having a great chance (~50%) and almost no chance (~25%). Write a solid PS, looks like you should have some great points to hit on. Try to get recs from alums.

thepanda00 wrote:Top 20 % from TTT (SW in SO CAL)

Pepperdine
UCI


Talk to haylie. Someone recently said UCI took them from a TTT, but they were ~top 10%.

nyjfanjmk wrote:I posted earlier in this thread but wanted to update a bit.

With 3 of 5 grades back so far, I have over a 3.8 for the semester from a Mid-Atlantic T2 ranked somewhere in the 60s-70s which gives me around a 3.7 for the year. Obviously I don't want to speculate on the other two grades, but I don't think they would drag everything down too much.

So my question is this. I'm looking to work in the NYC market and previously was targeting schools like Fordham, Brooklyn, Cardozo, etc. Assuming the remaining two grades this semester are in keeping with the ones I've gotten already, is it worth it to send apps to NYU and Columbia? Or is that just a waste of time? Any other schools I should be thinking about?


In terms of rank...? Worth the apps if that puts you in top 5% territory. If top 10% you might want to try GULC/Vandy + Cornell.

yeah215
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby yeah215 » Thu May 26, 2011 7:50 pm

What about me?

3.75 GPA
(Don't know percentile, but think it will be pretty high)

Looking to transfer from lower 70's to Gtwon.
Masters Degree from top university.
Solid work experience (Legislative Director).

In PT program now and looking to transfer to PT program.
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blind bomber
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby blind bomber » Thu May 26, 2011 8:11 pm

Looking at 1) Stanford, 2) Duke, 3) GUTL

T30 top 5%
3 years work experience prior
Master's degree

Chances??

BU2013
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby BU2013 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:26 pm

BU

Top 10%

Any shot at H or Columbia/NYU?

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shepdawg
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby shepdawg » Sat May 28, 2011 3:28 pm

I just got my 1L grades, and I am thinking there's a whole lot of opportunities open for me now. I will now be offered a full scholarship to stay at my TTTT, or I can transfer. What do you think my chances are?

My stats:
TTTT in California
Ranked top 2%.

Schools I'd be interested:
Chance at Berkley?
Chance at USC?
*Possibility of getting a scholarship at either?

Thanks for any replies.
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Regionality
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Regionality » Sat May 28, 2011 6:33 pm

shepdawg wrote:I just got my 1L grades, and I am thinking there's a whole lot of opportunities open for me now. I will now be offered a full scholarship to stay at my TTTT, or I can transfer. What do you think my chances are?

My stats:
TTTT in California
Ranked top 2%. 8/290.

Schools I'd be interested:
Chance at Berkley?
Chance at USC?
*Possibility of getting a scholarship at either?

Thanks for any replies.


Not good at Boalt (you'd need to be top 1-3 people is my guess coming from a TTTT)
Better for USC, i'd say maybe 50-50
You wouldn't get a scholarship at Berkeley even if you were transferring as #1 from Stanford...so no.

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thexfactor
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby thexfactor » Sun May 29, 2011 11:51 am

shepdawg wrote:I just got my 1L grades, and I am thinking there's a whole lot of opportunities open for me now. I will now be offered a full scholarship to stay at my TTTT, or I can transfer. What do you think my chances are?

My stats:
TTTT in California
Ranked top 2%. 8/290.

Schools I'd be interested:
Chance at Berkley?
Chance at USC?
*Possibility of getting a scholarship at either?

Thanks for any replies.


Try UCLA they take way more transfers.

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun May 29, 2011 1:11 pm

Regionality wrote:
shepdawg wrote:I just got my 1L grades, and I am thinking there's a whole lot of opportunities open for me now. I will now be offered a full scholarship to stay at my TTTT, or I can transfer. What do you think my chances are?

My stats:
TTTT in California
Ranked top 2%. 8/290.

Schools I'd be interested:
Chance at Berkley?
Chance at USC?
*Possibility of getting a scholarship at either?

Thanks for any replies.


Not good at Boalt (you'd need to be top 1-3 people is my guess coming from a TTTT)
Better for USC, i'd say maybe 50-50
You wouldn't get a scholarship at Berkeley even if you were transferring as #1 from Stanford...so no.


Wrong re: Berkeley, just plain wrong. You have a very good chance but you need to submit your app last week.

ReversedAndRemanded
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Mon May 30, 2011 7:29 pm

GPA: 4.0 after fall semester (out of 4.0 - no A-pluses here), and shouldn't be lower than 3.9 after all spring grades are in (fingers crossed for keeping the 4.0 though).
RANK: Should def be top 5%.
SCHOOL: 60s-70s (Southeast region... unfortunately).

Chances at HYS? CCN? MVP?

maf70
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby maf70 » Mon May 30, 2011 7:34 pm

Lawl Shcool wrote:
Regionality wrote:
shepdawg wrote:I just got my 1L grades, and I am thinking there's a whole lot of opportunities open for me now. I will now be offered a full scholarship to stay at my TTTT, or I can transfer. What do you think my chances are?

My stats:
TTTT in California
Ranked top 2%. 8/290.

Schools I'd be interested:
Chance at Berkley?
Chance at USC?
*Possibility of getting a scholarship at either?

Thanks for any replies.


Not good at Boalt (you'd need to be top 1-3 people is my guess coming from a TTTT)
Better for USC, i'd say maybe 50-50
You wouldn't get a scholarship at Berkeley even if you were transferring as #1 from Stanford...so no.


Wrong re: Berkeley, just plain wrong. You have a very good chance but you need to submit your app last week.


Not top 2%....top 3%. you're not fooling anyone.

harper
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby harper » Mon May 30, 2011 7:36 pm

Top 10% at a mid Atlantic T1 ranked between 35-50. GULC, GW, Cornell?

harper
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby harper » Mon May 30, 2011 9:59 pm

bump.

lawloser22
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawloser22 » Mon May 30, 2011 10:27 pm

yeah215 wrote:What about me?

3.75 GPA
(Don't know percentile, but think it will be pretty high)

Looking to transfer from lower 70's to Gtwon.
Masters Degree from top university.
Solid work experience (Legislative Director).

In PT program now and looking to transfer to PT program.


Very tough to say w/o estimated ranking and there's not much PT data. 50%

blind bomber wrote:Looking at 1) Stanford, 2) Duke, 3) GUTL

T30 top 5%
3 years work experience prior
Master's degree

Chances??


S 40-45%
D 60%
GULC 70%

BU2013 wrote:BU

Top 10%

Any shot at H or Columbia/NYU?


H is unlikely (35-40%), but 50%+ shot at C/N

shepdawg wrote:My stats:
TTTT in California
Ranked top 2%. 8/290.

Schools I'd be interested:
Chance at Berkley?
Chance at USC?
*Possibility of getting a scholarship at either?

Thanks for any replies.


B 45%
USC 80%

B actually has been known to give need-based aid to transfers in the past, not positive if this is still the case though.

ReversedAndRemanded wrote:GPA: 4.0 after fall semester (out of 4.0 - no A-pluses here), and shouldn't be lower than 3.9 after all spring grades are in (fingers crossed for keeping the 4.0 though).
RANK: Should def be top 5%.
SCHOOL: 60s-70s (Southeast region... unfortunately).

Chances at HYS? CCN? MVP?


HYS - need top 1%, probably #1 for 50% shot, top 2-3% should be good for CCN, top 5% should be good for MVP.

harper wrote:Top 10% at a mid Atlantic T1 ranked between 35-50. GULC, GW, Cornell?


GULC 50%
GW 80%
Cornell 45%

jstn1104
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby jstn1104 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:11 pm

Just got my spring grades, so I'll play the game. Not sure what my class rank is yet, but I'm guessing top 3%

Fall grades: A+ (CALI award) A+ (CALI award) A A-
Spring grades: A+ (not sure if it's the highest grade yet) A A B+
Top 50 school
My school doesn't give 4.3s for A+s so my GPA is 3.862 instead of something more awesome than that.

What are my chances at:
Berkeley
U Chicago
NYU
Columbia

And should I apply to Harvard, Yale or Stanford?

lawloser22
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawloser22 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:56 pm

jstn1104 wrote:Just got my spring grades, so I'll play the game. Not sure what my class rank is yet, but I'm guessing top 3%

Fall grades: A+ (CALI award) A+ (CALI award) A A-
Spring grades: A+ (not sure if it's the highest grade yet) A A B+
Top 50 school
My school doesn't give 4.3s for A+s so my GPA is 3.862 instead of something more awesome than that.

What are my chances at:
Berkeley
U Chicago
NYU
Columbia

And should I apply to Harvard, Yale or Stanford?


If you're top 3%, you should easily get into all four of those (top 5% at a T50 is usually enough for CCN). I would definitely also apply to HYS. HYS (+ I think Berkeley) give need-based aid to transfers. H is much more likely than Y/S and top 3% gives you a reasonable shot. If you're top 1%, I think you'll probably get H (work experience may help), but you'll probably need to be #1 for Y or S.

jstn1104
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby jstn1104 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:04 pm

lawloser22 wrote:
jstn1104 wrote:Just got my spring grades, so I'll play the game. Not sure what my class rank is yet, but I'm guessing top 3%

Fall grades: A+ (CALI award) A+ (CALI award) A A-
Spring grades: A+ (not sure if it's the highest grade yet) A A B+
Top 50 school
My school doesn't give 4.3s for A+s so my GPA is 3.862 instead of something more awesome than that.

What are my chances at:
Berkeley
U Chicago
NYU
Columbia

And should I apply to Harvard, Yale or Stanford?


If you're top 3%, you should easily get into all four of those (top 5% at a T50 is usually enough for CCN). I would definitely also apply to HYS. HYS (+ I think Berkeley) give need-based aid to transfers. H is much more likely than Y/S and top 3% gives you a reasonable shot. If you're top 1%, I think you'll probably get H (work experience may help), but you'll probably need to be #1 for Y or S.


Thanks, that's encouraging!

dfsad
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby dfsad » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:21 am

Looking at finishing in top 15 -20% at a lower ranked T2. Looking to transfer to a state school in my home state ranked in the 40s.

nymario
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby nymario » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:45 am

Top 1% (3.999, reported at top 10%, but presumably top 1-2 students) at lower end T1. 10 years work experience (with military).

Chances at YHS or CCN? (want to stay near enough to new york, so i don't really want to go to stanford...probably wouldn't want harvard either -- though with my economics bent, it'd be hard to turn down Chicago.

Full ride (including GI Bill) at my school. Won't be paying full sticker anywhere I go, but the debt would still be 20-30k/yr. Living for free with my girlfriend outside of NYC, she'd be willing to commute to her northeastern Westchester County job from Connecticut.

Is it worth bailing if I still have a decent shot at V50 with my grades and resume here --- a District Court clerkship is also in reach...

desertlaw
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby desertlaw » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:29 am

Top 10-15% at MVP.

Chances at Columbia, NYU?

NotoriousIIED
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby NotoriousIIED » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:56 am

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ajmax8
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby ajmax8 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:43 pm

T3
GPA 3.66 (first semester had 3.78, yes I know it dropped a lot), I'm guessing around top 10% for the year

GW
Georgetown (auto-ding?)
George Mason

Undergrad engineering degree, wanna do IP




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