Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

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KowboysUp
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Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby KowboysUp » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:07 pm

Just got the letter in the mail and I'm mystified. According to lawschoolpredictor I had an 87% chance of acceptance with my scores and was an easy admit. I have a few things on my record which I included in an addendum, and my softs are average, not terrible.

I don't get it, what gives?

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby kissy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:14 pm

when did you submit the application?

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Postby KowboysUp » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:18 pm

Late but not right at the deadline- my gmail archives say I went complete on Feb. 11. I know I really botched it applying too late, I just didn't know that I should have been working on getting all my application stuff together before I took the LSAT, and then it took my recommenders forever of course. You know, same old excuse I'm sure everyone has.

I'm really screwed though- this was the only school I applied to and I figured I'd certainly get in, and probably get some money. Wow.

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby kissy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:21 pm

well this certainly isn't going to be what you wanted to hear, but: wait until next cycle, study for the LSATs (take a class, get a tutor, do as many PTs as possible) and with a 16anything you can go to a better school than suffolk.

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby KowboysUp » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Just for context so nobody has to look it up: Suffolk's median GPA is 3.3 and their median LSAT is 157. WTF.

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby PlugInBaby » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:24 pm

They're bastards....

I had a similar situation with Saint Louis U...applied late...have scores beyond their 75th percentile in both LSAT and GPA....dinged.

I see you also have a criminal record..a recent one. Mine was seven years ago...still seems that some schools aren't willing to forgive (ironically its the Jesus schools that are giving me the most trouble).

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:25 pm

kissy wrote:well this certainly isn't going to be what you wanted to hear, but: wait until next cycle, study for the LSATs (take a class, get a tutor, do as many PTs as possible) and with a 16anything you can go to a better school than suffolk.


Seconded on this. If you can get a 159, you can probably study hard enough to get a 165, and then you're looking at BC or BU instead of Suffolk.

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby KowboysUp » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:55 pm

I'd rather gouge my left eye out than apply again, honestly. I guess I just don't want it bad enough, and I only have myself to blame. On the other hand, I HAVE the scores to get in to the school I applied to. I'm not sure what else I can do.

What's the point of applying again if they could just arbitrarily deny me seemingly no matter what my scores are? Next time I apply, am I going to have a better than 87% chance wherever I decide on- like I did this time according to LS predictor? Even if I do, what's to say I won't be declined for no reason again?

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:38 pm

I can't tell you a specific reason they dinged you, but I know it looks good to them if you apply again and say you held off on law school for a year because you were dead-set on going to Suffolk for reasons A, B, C, and D, but you knew you applied too late in the year. Then, I think you will be an auto-admit (unless there is something serious that is keeping you out, such as past academic dishonesty, negative LORs, serious criminal background, unaccredited school, etc.).

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby eberl032 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:36 pm

If it makes you feel better I was accepted but recieved 0 scholarship $ with a 163/3.6

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Re: Denies from Suffolk- 3.63, 159

Postby KowboysUp » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:27 am

Ha, that does make me feel better because I woudln't have been able to go to a TTT for no money anyway. Seems like they've gotten extremely stingy I've heard about a lot of people who didn't get money for them.

Well thanks everyone, I guess it's entrance into the "lost generation" for me. Thanks W.




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