Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

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Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Successedtobreathe » Thu May 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Obviously my undegrad GPA sucks. My first two years I didn't take school seriously. Last 60 credits I had a 3.33. Can any 2.8ers share your application cycle experience with me. Please include your LSAT score.

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby thestalkmore » Thu May 17, 2012 8:02 pm

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Birdnals » Thu May 17, 2012 8:13 pm

Successedtobreathe wrote:Obviously my undegrad GPA sucks. My first two years I didn't take school seriously. Last 60 credits I had a 3.33. Can any 2.8ers share your application cycle experience with me. Please include your LSAT score.



3.0 UGPA, but 2.89 lsac gpa. Got into NU (sticker) and Wustl/ND/ W&M/UIUC with money. 171 LSAT

Take a year or two off getting any full-time WE you can. Doesn't really matter what (although working in an office will look moderately better than waiting tables). Spend that year or two getting everything ready to apply. Study for the LSAT like your entire future depends upon it (because it does) and get at least 168+ the first time. Apply as early as possible and broadly. Use your state's flagship as a backup if possible.

Best of luck!

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Samara » Thu May 17, 2012 8:21 pm

^ This.

And this.

Good luck!

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Successedtobreathe » Thu May 17, 2012 9:20 pm

What's considered a flag ship school? I'm from NC, so we have Wake Forest, Duke , and UNC. aka shit outta luck

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 17, 2012 9:21 pm

Successedtobreathe wrote:What's considered a flag ship school? I'm from NC, so we have Wake Forest, Duke , and UNC. aka shit outta luck


State flag ship means best public school. So UNC.

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Birdnals » Thu May 17, 2012 9:37 pm

Successedtobreathe wrote:What's considered a flag ship school? I'm from NC, so we have Wake Forest, Duke , and UNC. aka shit outta luck


You are probably in one of the better states for this because UNC's in-state tuition is dirt cheap and it is still reputable enough to get you out of state if you do well. You get a 167+ and WE you are very competitive. With a 170+ you could get even relatively minor money (5-10 G's a year) in scholarships and you would be looking at steal for a law degree from a tier one school.

(comparatively, I lived in Missouri, and took a job in Chicago specifically so I could apply to UIUC with in-state, and their in-state is almost twice as high as UNC's)

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Successedtobreathe » Thu May 17, 2012 10:00 pm

I didn't think I had a shot at UNC under a 170. I didn't even think I had a shot at Wake Forest under a 170

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Birdnals » Thu May 17, 2012 10:12 pm

Successedtobreathe wrote:I didn't think I had a shot at UNC under a 170. I didn't even think I had a shot at Wake Forest under a 170


Anything above their 75th percentile gives you a shot,the higher above that the better; and idk about UNC, but many state schools give at least a slight preference to in-staters.

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Re: Give a 2.8 hopeful some hope!

Postby Successedtobreathe » Fri May 18, 2012 1:07 am

I should deff retake come October then, and consider UNC.




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