Georgia State (2012-2013)

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Berna16
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Berna16 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:47 am

If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?

JARZJR
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:16 am

Berna16 wrote:If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?



Might try emailing someone at admissions...

Sorry to hear about the ding...

Anyone else heard of any recent decisions?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby lawyerdown27 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:25 am

I don't know about last year's class, but for the year before (incoming Fall 2011/Class of 2014), the FT/PT day slots were full or overly so as of mid-June.

Rasaus
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Rasaus » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:53 pm

Berna16 wrote:If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?


what was your GPA? I don't recommend taking the LSAT again unless you think you can raise yourself up to at least 160. 157 is pretty decent for GSU and if your GPA is at least median, they should re consider.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby WanderingPondering » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:13 am

Rasaus wrote:
Berna16 wrote:If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?


what was your GPA? I don't recommend taking the LSAT again unless you think you can raise yourself up to at least 160. 157 is pretty decent for GSU and if your GPA is at least median, they should re consider.


This is so wrong. Any points you add will put yourself in a better position to either get more $$ or get into schools you were rejected/WAITLISTED at.

Only good can come from retaking.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Rasaus » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:42 am

WanderingPondering wrote:
Rasaus wrote:
Berna16 wrote:If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?


what was your GPA? I don't recommend taking the LSAT again unless you think you can raise yourself up to at least 160. 157 is pretty decent for GSU and if your GPA is at least median, they should re consider.


This is so wrong. Any points you add will put yourself in a better position to either get more $$ or get into schools you were rejected/WAITLISTED at.

Only good can come from retaking.


It isn't that great to re take the LSAT and drop your score a couple of points OR even have it just stay the same. A 157 is competitive (Granted your GPA is 3.5 and above).

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby WanderingPondering » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:54 am

Rasaus wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:
Rasaus wrote:
Berna16 wrote:If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?


what was your GPA? I don't recommend taking the LSAT again unless you think you can raise yourself up to at least 160. 157 is pretty decent for GSU and if your GPA is at least median, they should re consider.


This is so wrong. Any points you add will put yourself in a better position to either get more $$ or get into schools you were rejected/WAITLISTED at.

Only good can come from retaking.


It isn't that great to re take the LSAT and drop your score a couple of points OR even have it just stay the same. A 157 is competitive (Granted your GPA is 3.5 and above).


A drop in score will not hurt one bit, neither will a same score. The only cost is the admissions ticket and the time spent studying. The payoff can be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

OP has already been REJECTED, what you're advocating is just asking to be reconsidered without any new or better information. That's insane. A couple points can easily turn into an acceptance. And a 164 would put OP in position for UGA and a 165 for Emory. These scores are both obtainable for someone with a 157. More options are good. More scholarship money is good. What you are saying (don't retake) makes no sense for OP in this situation.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby shutoutstreak » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:08 am

Hi everybody. I'm a bit late to the party here, but I just got my decision. Unfortunately I got waitlisted, but considering my numbers it was understandable. For all of you who got accepted, when do they require seat deposits in by? I'm trying to figure when I might get an answer from GSU.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby Rasaus » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:10 pm

shutoutstreak wrote:Hi everybody. I'm a bit late to the party here, but I just got my decision. Unfortunately I got waitlisted, but considering my numbers it was understandable. For all of you who got accepted, when do they require seat deposits in by? I'm trying to figure when I might get an answer from GSU.


I believe it is April 15th

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby hammertime10 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:41 pm

If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?[/quote]

I say retake the LSAT. There is almost nothing to lose (except time and sanity). I say this because I've seen how shallow the admissions process is.. the myths about averaging LSAT scores and still judging off the bottom score seem all but false. Schools want their LSAT "medium" as high as possible and that single point difference can get in you in, and like the previous respondent said, a couple right questions could mean thousands of dollars.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:10 pm

hammertime10 wrote:
berna16 wrote:If I was rejected with a 157 LSAT will GSU reconsider if I take the June LSAT and raise my average score?


I say retake the LSAT. There is almost nothing to lose (except time and sanity). I say this because I've seen how shallow the admissions process is.. the myths about averaging LSAT scores and still judging off the bottom score seem all but false. Schools want their LSAT "medium" as high as possible and that single point difference can get in you in, and like the previous respondent said, a couple right questions could mean thousands of dollars.


I would imagine it's even more true this year when GSU is trying to raise it's LSAT median while applications are down.

I would call up Dr. Jester-George and just ask her even though you were dinged if you could raise your LSAT above a 160 if they would reconsider your application for this cycle. Worst she can say is no.

JARZJR
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:38 pm

Waitlisted, as well... later application/Feb 157, 3.46. URM...

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby arodasi » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:47 pm

JARZJR wrote:Waitlisted, as well... later application/Feb 157, 3.46. URM...


Were you waitlisted today? I am still waiting to hear...

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:01 pm

Anyone else on here going to the info session & tour on 4/12? When I signed up the online scheduler said it only had a couple spots left.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:06 pm

arodasi wrote:
JARZJR wrote:Waitlisted, as well... later application/Feb 157, 3.46. URM...


Were you waitlisted today? I am still waiting to hear...



Yeah, via email and online checker... went into Prelim 3/8... I called up there yesterday and they said that Prelim could take up to 6 weeks...

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby JARZJR » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:08 pm

CMJdoeslawschool wrote:Anyone else on here going to the info session & tour on 4/12? When I signed up the online scheduler said it only had a couple spots left.


Got info on this?

Edit: Nevermind
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby gatorlaw55 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:12 pm

CMJdoeslawschool wrote:Anyone else on here going to the info session & tour on 4/12? When I signed up the online scheduler said it only had a couple spots left.


did they email you about this particular date?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby arodasi » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:02 pm

JARZJR wrote:
arodasi wrote:
JARZJR wrote:Waitlisted, as well... later application/Feb 157, 3.46. URM...


Were you waitlisted today? I am still waiting to hear...



Yeah, via email and online checker... went into Prelim 3/8... I called up there yesterday and they said that Prelim could take up to 6 weeks...


I went into prelim on same day. Still no news though. Just checked online.

sirilu91
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby sirilu91 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:34 pm

is there an accepted students facebook page?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby MrLawManRyan » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:30 pm

sirilu91 wrote:is there an accepted students facebook page?


Not yet. But they said that there would be one soon.

CMJdoeslawschool
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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:47 pm

Nope just a regular tour & info session. I just haven't been yet.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:49 pm

I've made a thread in the class of 2016 board to discuss housing and what have you for those of us who will be attending.

Maybe set up a group meeting since gsu doesn't have a weekend ASD.

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby ookoshi » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:29 pm

Accepted!

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby scruffy556 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:42 pm

ookoshi wrote:Accepted!


Congratulations! Are you planning to attend?

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Re: Georgia State (2012-2013)

Postby ookoshi » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:24 pm

I would say I'm 75%+ likely to attend GSU, based on the fact that I'm would be doing the part-time evening program and could keep my day job. All the other schools (except GW, theoretically, where I got waitlisted) would require me to give up 3 years of salary, and if you figure that amount in to the cost of attendance ($150k+ after taxes) it's hard to justify either UGA or Emory. Emory would be almost $400k over 3 years if you factor in my loss of salary. UGA would be closer to $200-$250k. As a super splitter (2.3/167), I'm not getting much in merit aid from any of these schools, so I have to figure in something close to sticker price.

Georgia State is just too good of a deal, even if going UGA/Emory may have a better long term trajectory.

The other 25% is just Emory Law is very appealing to me, and I might just suck up the debt to go to my dream school.




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