Reasonable Targets

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Raven1228
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Reasonable Targets

Postby Raven1228 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:29 am

I'm not sure if this post should go under acceptances or campus visits, but here goes:

I'm applying for Fall 2011 and I don't have all my transcripts up-to-date so my LSDAS GPA isn't yet officially calculated although I don't see how it's different than a regular GPA. My GPA is terrible but I'm hoping my LSAT score will at least temper it a bit.

I'm doing campus visits in the next upcoming months but I really don't know where I should be realistically visiting and where I'm wasting my time.

I've used the LSAC website and sites like http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com, but nothing is better than advice from experience, so I'm asking for some suggestions on the best realistic campuses to visit. Whether they're a stretch or a reasonable target, I'm open to all suggestions. I was thinking Florida State, New Mexico, maybe Arizona. I know it's ambitious but is it somewhat on target?

My basic information is:

GPA: 2.65-2.7
LSAT score: 165
Racial Identification: I don't think I qualify as URM, but my mother was born in Peru, I speak fluent Spanish, and I'm a first-generation American college student. My mentor said to include this, but I'm not sure it will make a difference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

stayway
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Re: Reasonable Targets

Postby stayway » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:30 am

label yourself as hispanic then you got yourself URM. and a boost in admissions.

Raven1228
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Re: Reasonable Targets

Postby Raven1228 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:37 am

sorry just to clear up, one of the main reasons I ask is because of the difference in my GPA and LSAT.

it makes it harder to judge against previous applicants' results.

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CardinalRules
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Re: Reasonable Targets

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:38 am

Raven1228 wrote:I'm not sure if this post should go under acceptances or campus visits, but here goes:

I'm applying for Fall 2011 and I don't have all my transcripts up-to-date so my LSDAS GPA isn't yet officially calculated although I don't see how it's different than a regular GPA. My GPA is terrible but I'm hoping my LSAT score will at least temper it a bit.

I'm doing campus visits in the next upcoming months but I really don't know where I should be realistically visiting and where I'm wasting my time.

I've used the LSAC website and sites like http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com, but nothing is better than advice from experience, so I'm asking for some suggestions on the best realistic campuses to visit. Whether they're a stretch or a reasonable target, I'm open to all suggestions. I was thinking Florida State, New Mexico, maybe Arizona. I know it's ambitious but is it somewhat on target?

My basic information is:

GPA: 2.65-2.7
LSAT score: 165
Racial Identification: I don't think I qualify as URM, but my mother was born in Peru, I speak fluent Spanish, and I'm a first-generation American college student. My mentor said to include this, but I'm not sure it will make a difference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


You might want to post this information in the What Are My Chances? forum.
Last edited by CardinalRules on Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:47 am, edited 1 time in total.

Raven1228
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Re: Reasonable Targets

Postby Raven1228 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:44 am

you're right. thanks! i've done it.




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