TTT- Top 3%

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LawStudent4567
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TTT- Top 3%

Postby LawStudent4567 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:08 pm

Hi guys, I'm currently at a TTT school and finished the fall semester with a 3.7 gpa and ranked 3/120. I scored a 158 on the lsat. I would like to transfer back to PA if possible but am open to the possibility of going to school else where.

I was wondering what my chances were of transfering to schools like Pitt, Penn State, and Temple were.

Also should I consider possibly applying to some even higher ranked schools? And if so what schools on the east coast would be practical? I wasn't sure given that my law school class is small and it's possible I could drop down spots if my second semester grades weren't as high. I appreciate any help or advice. Thanks!

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TTRansfer
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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:05 pm

As long as those schools are taking transfers, you are one of the easiest ins around at each of them. No idea how big their transfer classes are -- that'd be the only issue.

With that said, I think transferring to any of them is a major risk since none of the three have amazing job statistics (especially Penn State). I would guess that Temple would be the best bet (and I would guess you could get in-state tuition), but you'd be giving up a really nice class rank for a real risk.

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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby LazinessPerSe » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:47 am

TTRansfer wrote:With that said, I think transferring to any of them is a major risk since none of the three have amazing job statistics (especially Penn State).


I respectfully disagree, TTRansfer. I understand where you're coming from completely - it's a gamble to transfer out when the employment stats are not solid. I'm willing to bet, generally, that any of those schools have better employment stats than a TTT.

OP: Shoot for the moon. Try to get as logically high as you can get. Top 3% at a TTT is very likely in T14 range. There may even be a chance for T6 (although HYS is probably a no-go).

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Vronsky
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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby Vronsky » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:56 am

UPENN! print that shit out and put it over your desk and aim for #1. Nice work, now double down on your effort.

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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:03 am

Apply to Pitt, Temple & Penn State as well as to Penn & Georgetown. Cornell should be considered. If you are going to transfer, then this is a good time to reach.

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby Lawl Shcool » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:17 am

I went top 3% at a TTTT -> t10, apply broadly and EARLY.

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WVULawStudent
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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby WVULawStudent » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:42 am

Oh, Pitt.

LawStudent4567
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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby LawStudent4567 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:24 pm

I appreciate the advice everyone and I will be attempting to apply to all the schools mentioned and even a few more.

I was wondering exactely how you go about applying "early" when your application is not complete until your spring grades are in (i think our finals end like the third week of may or something).

Should I just have my application, LORs, PS, Resume, and first semester grades/rank all sent to these schools as soon as the May 1st deadline opens or does it really matter?

Again I appreciate all the help! Thanks again!

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: TTT- Top 3%

Postby Lawl Shcool » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:50 pm

Applying early = sending app first day it is available, emailing grades to the school the day they come out, sending your official transcripts when they are available. Caveat - some, but only a few, schools that require grades come through lsac which won't let you do this strategy.

Don't be afraid to call / email admissions offices either.




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