When to apply?

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When to apply?

Postby jre425 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:47 pm

I'm not applying to a "top tier" school but arguably the second best school in Minnesota, William Mitchell (top 100), and last accepted class stats were 25%-153 75%-159 median-156... GPA 3.17-3.60 median 3.4. I've heard that the best time to apply is ASAP, and I'm planning on taking the LSAT in June. I will have my PS done this summer and will be graduating early next fall. However, should I apply Oct. 1st when my grades for my final semester hasn't been reported yet? or wait until I graduate and send everything in after the semester? The question for me waiting is that my grades were less than stellar my first two years, I got 2.1's and now getting 4.0's while taking 18 credits. So my GPA I anticipate after next semester is to be 3.22 and my LSAT should be around high 150's and low 160's. Should I wait until December 14th for grades to be in to apply with a slightly higher GPA? Or apply as soon as possible with lower GPA?

Any advice would be appreciated...Also graduating early good or bad for some reason? Because I wanted to take a little time off before law school just to play video games and hangout with friends.

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Re: When to apply?

Postby goldeneagle » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:55 pm

earlier the better.

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Re: When to apply?

Postby ran12 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:03 pm

It's better to apply earlier. You can always update your grades later. It's highly unlikely they'll change their decision based on one semester of grades.

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Re: When to apply?

Postby kitmitzi » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:08 am

I'd say graduating early is good. You don't have to pay tuition and can take up a part-time job to save money for law school.

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