possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

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pinkzeppelin
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possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

Postby pinkzeppelin » Mon May 24, 2010 8:39 am

A friend of mine has a 2.9ish gpa, which she understands will hurt her a lot, but she still wants to go to law school. She started studying for the lsat 2 weeks ago and she is taking it in June. She has taken 2 practice tests. She got a 154 a week ago and a 159 yesterday. She says she's shooting for a 164 because she believes with that lsat she can get into some good schools. First, do you think she will be able to get a 164 in June with only having studied for 1 month? And second, do you think she'll be able to get into a tier 1 school (like UGA) even with a 164?

Thanks!

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Re: possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

Postby holydonkey » Mon May 24, 2010 8:42 am

She should take the October test. It's unlikely that she can bring her score up to a 164 for the June test, but it's certainly possible for the October test. She might get in UGA with a 164 and a 2.9, but she should be shooting for a 165+.

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Re: possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

Postby nygrrrl » Mon May 24, 2010 8:46 am

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Re: possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

Postby pinkzeppelin » Mon May 24, 2010 9:15 am

Thanks guys, I was leaning towards telling her this. She doesn't think she'll get a 164 in June but figures she will just retake in October... do you think retaking is a good idea? do schools like UGA take top scores or do they average?

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Re: possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

Postby Sandro » Mon May 24, 2010 10:42 am

gonna need more than a 164 for UGA considering 164 seems to be their low cutoff for LSATs with good GPAs... I'm in the same situation, 2.9ish gpa and looking for 167+ to get into UGA.

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Re: possible to get greater than 164 with this history?

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:15 pm

I would definetly wait until October if I were her. She shouldn't be looking to retake, she should want the best possible score the first try. 164+ is extremely possible, but I think she has a better shot at it if she waits until October.




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