3.81/169 keep or retake?

chicagohopeful
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3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby chicagohopeful » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:18 pm

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auntjulia
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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby auntjulia » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:24 am

Pretty sure this should be posted with the admissions threads but I'm in the same position so I'll bump.

http://penn.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... =3&type=jd

Also, this link should give you some idea of your chances if you ED, which I've considered but probably won't do because of money....

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby American_in_China » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:27 am

chicagohopeful wrote:I've got a 3.81/169
Do I have a decent chance at Penn/Berkley?


If you think you can score 3 or more points higher, retake.

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby youknowryan » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:35 am

chicagohopeful wrote:I've got a 3.81/169
Do I have a decent chance at Penn/Berkley?


If you are an URM, keep. If you have good softs or can write a compelling personal statement, keep. Otherwise consider a retake, but remember that what goes up can also go down.

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby thelawyler » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:17 pm

You have a chance. Probably target schools. However, if you up it to a 170, you're almost a lock.

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby top30man » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:42 pm

You can at least get some t14 schools now, likely two of Cornell/GULC/Duke. You have a chance at Penn or Berkely as well.
I think retaking would push you to next cycle. Acceptance waves start going out in December for these schools, if not sooner.

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:48 pm

In at Penn; Berkeley is too hard to predict, but you are certainly well qualified.

Whether or not you should retake depends upon your target schools & whether you are willing to put in the time to do better.

P.S. Just noticed your username. If Chicago is your goal, then a retake may make sense. A retake is unnecessary for Penn or Berkeley, however, in my opinion.

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby top30man » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:57 pm

In at Penn; Berkeley is too hard to predict, but you are certainly well qualified.

Do you think RD or ED?

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby thelawyler » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:07 pm

Also, one option is to apply this cycle, and if you don't like what you get, retake in June/Feb and get that 170->reapply.

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Re: 3.81/169 keep or retake?

Postby chicagohopeful » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:54 pm

Thanks for the advice. That pretty much makes sense. I'm applying Ed Chicago, and then RD to MVP on down. Chicago is probably a long shot, but what is there to lose. I'll retake in December also (I know I can get 170+, I didn't prepare well enough for Oct.), and if stuff doesn't work out the way I want it to, I'll wait a cycle. I'm really crossing my fingers for Berkley though because I want to do IP on the west coast. :D




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