TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

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mrosmith
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TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby mrosmith » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:33 am

I currently go to a T3 in Ohio. I have a 3.65(All A's with a B- in torts) and am 16/126, putting me around 12-13%. This semester there will be more full time students (transition students) and traditionally at my school second semester GPA's fall, probably resulting in me ending up in the top 10%. My undergrad GPA was a 2.5 at Michigan and my LSAT scores were 151(took it blind) and a 155. I'm willing to apply to any school to transfer. Right now I'm planning on blanketing the 35-45 range schools with some fallback schools in the 50-70 range. Is this a good strategy? I feel like this is the price is right and I am playing the price range game, sliding the bar up and down the rankings. I ultimately want to maximize the probability of getting into the best school possible, no matter where that school is. I have two letters of Rec lined up and could possibly get more if needed. Let me know what you think.

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vanwinkle
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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:56 am

Where do you want to work when you graduate?

mrosmith
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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby mrosmith » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:05 am

A larger metro area. Similar to Chicago, Pitt, Atlanta, D.C., Boston etc.

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby transplantedbuckeye » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:30 am

If you end up in the top 10% you need to be blanketing WUSTL to Wisconsin...

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby Lawl Shcool » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:42 am

Toledo, CSU, Capital, or Akron?

Coming from any I would apply to: OSU, Michigan, Penn, Cincy, Indy, Illinois, WUSTL, PSU.

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby mrosmith » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:37 am

Toledo or Akron, don't really want to say because the school doesn't encourage people to transfer.

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby maf70 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:18 pm

Toledo doesnt encourage transfers? I know of a couple people on the boards from there who have made successful transfers to Michigan. Get your GPA up and you'll have a better shot at making a big jump, though I think Penn and MIchigan are definitely out.

Transplantedbuckeye is right on about the schools you should be applying to.

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby mrosmith » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:57 pm

That range is pretty much were I am looking, I went a little more conservative in the event I drop a little, I can adjust up the scale if I do extremely well:

The are some that are reaches but for the cost/benefit, it's more than worth trying

Michigan
George Mason
Duke
Chicago
Emory
UNC
Washington and Lee
Wisconsin
Florida State
Colorado
Wake Forest
Penn State
Maryland
Georgia
American
Ohio State
Pitt
Villanova
Loyola Chicago
ITT Kent

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby pjo » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:22 pm

mrosmith wrote:That range is pretty much were I am looking, I went a little more conservative in the event I drop a little, I can adjust up the scale if I do extremely well:

The are some that are reaches but for the cost/benefit, it's more than worth trying

Michigan
George Mason
Duke
Chicago
Emory
UNC
Washington and Lee
Wisconsin
Florida State
Colorado
Wake Forest
Penn State
Maryland
Georgia
American
Ohio State
Pitt
Villanova
Loyola Chicago
ITT Kent

I wouldn't even apply to GMU, American, Kent, Loyola, or W&L. Your job prospects aren't going to be that much better from those schools. You're better at top 5% at a T3 than anything below top15% at those schools.

Personally I wouldn't transfer to anything outside of the T30 or so.
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maf70
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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby maf70 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:23 pm

You should get into a bunch of those. Unless you hit Top 5% you'll be wasting your money at Michigan, Duke, Chicago. Good luck.

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby mrosmith » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:10 pm

I realize that being around the top at a T3 isn't terrible. However, at that point its geographical preference. Have you ever been to northern Ohio?

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby maf70 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:06 pm

I go to a TTT in Ohio.

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby mrosmith » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:31 pm

That was more directed at the other guy. I remember you did well and are also looking to transfer. Have you decided where you were applying?

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Re: TTT in Ohio looking trying to move up.

Postby maf70 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:33 pm

Anywhere outside OH.




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