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wannabelawstudent
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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:19 pm

I'd take some more off my GPA for a higher LSAT because at this point my GPA really doesn't matter. (I guess it depends on the exchange rate)
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Postby andy261 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:19 pm

cusenation wrote:
andy261 wrote:
shntn wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I'd rather be a splitter than a reverse splitter, in law school applications and in life.

Mmhmm. True story.

+10


I actually think I'd be willing to trade 4-5 points off my LSAT for a GPA increase... :(

I mean yeah we'd all like to even out and just be a "normal" applicant, but I think splitter>reverse splitter in general for law school apps.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby andy261 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:20 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I'd take some more off my GPA for a higher LSAT because at this point my GPA really doesn't matter. (I guess it depends on the exchange rate)

Word, numbers bro.

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Postby danitt » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:20 pm

shntn wrote:
cusenation wrote:I actually think I'd be willing to trade 4-5 points off my LSAT for a GPA increase... :(

Oh god yes. I'd trade several points for a better GPA.

I can only trade work experience. :(

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Postby Rory19 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:21 pm

JadeWest wrote:
shntn wrote:
danitt wrote:
This cycle is so annoyingly inconsistent.

As a splitter, I never really deluded myself into thinking Berkeley was a likely shot.


unless you were a high GPA / low LSAT splitter. i heard they whore themselves out for those kids....


I don't know I just got the Berkeley ding and I am a reverse splitter. Must not have been liberal enough.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:22 pm

Rory19 wrote:I don't know I just got the Berkeley ding and I am a reverse splitter. Must not have been liberal enough.


You probably didn't have enough Occupy Wall Street credentials.

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:22 pm

Would a 175/1.4 get into t-14?

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23 pm

Rory19 wrote:
I don't know I just got the Berkeley ding and I am a reverse splitter. Must not have been liberal enough.

Yeah my friend got in last cycle with similar stats, but her application screamed BLEEDING HEART LIB'RAL.

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Would a 175/1.4 get into t-14?

I lol'd.

I don't think any of the T-14 are that splitter-friendly.

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Postby Crowing » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:23 pm

It's possible to have a college degree with a 1.4?

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Postby JadeWest » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:24 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Would a 175/1.4 get into t-14?


you would trade 3 LSAT points for a -1.5 in your GPA. that's a shitty conversion. i was thinking, maybe take a -.25 hit in GPA for 5 points

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:24 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Would a 175/1.4 get into t-14?



as a 175/3.2 that's barely getting into T14s....no.

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:25 pm

Crowing wrote:It's possible to have a college degree with a 1.4?

Crowing asking the TOUGH QUESTIONS.

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Postby AMilfordMan » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:25 pm

Crowing wrote:It's possible to have a college degree with a 1.4?


I'm pretty sure a 1.4 wouldn't have passed enough classes to graduate.

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Crowing wrote:It's possible to have a college degree with a 1.4?

Probably with the LSAC's oppressive GPA calculation methods.

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:27 pm

If you fail a class and retake it and get an A, the LSAC would count that as an A and an F, while the UG might just count the A.

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Postby Crowing » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:27 pm

I did have a friend in college who gamed the academic probation system pretty hard. He would fail a semester, then do well enough the next semester to get off probation so he didn't get kicked out, then fail the next semester again, and so on. 4 years into college he was still a sophomore and just picked his major and finished his 101 class.

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:27 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:If you fail a class and retake it and get an A, the LSAC would count that as an A and an F, while the UG might just count the A.


+100

I wish i had known that when i started college...

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Postby shntn » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:28 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:If you fail a class and retake it and get an A, the LSAC would count that as an A and an F, while the UG might just count the A.

Hence some of the wildly large gaps between institutional GPA and LSAC GPA you see on LSN and TLS.

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Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:28 pm

cusenation wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:If you fail a class and retake it and get an A, the LSAC would count that as an A and an F, while the UG might just count the A.


+100

I wish i had known that when i started college...

Same here, my UG has me at a much higher GPA than the LSAC.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby AMilfordMan » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:30 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
cusenation wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:If you fail a class and retake it and get an A, the LSAC would count that as an A and an F, while the UG might just count the A.


+100

I wish i had known that when i started college...

Same here, my UG has me at a much higher GPA than the LSAC.


My lsac gpa is actually higher than my UG despite having failed a class earl on. Thank god I took a few easy A+ classes toward the end.

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:31 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
My lsac gpa is actually higher than my UG despite having failed a class earl on. Thank god I took a few easy A+ classes toward the end.


Introduction to Golf ftw

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:32 pm

shntn wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:If you fail a class and retake it and get an A, the LSAC would count that as an A and an F, while the UG might just count the A.

Hence some of the wildly large gaps between institutional GPA and LSAC GPA you see on LSN and TLS.

I have a .8 discrepancy between the two. Food for thought, bitches.

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Postby danitt » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:32 pm

Crowing wrote:I did have a friend in college who gamed the academic probation system pretty hard. He would fail a semester, then do well enough the next semester to get off probation so he didn't get kicked out, then fail the next semester again, and so on. 4 years into college he was still a sophomore and just picked his major and finished his 101 class.

Why would a sane person even want to stay in college that long.

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Re: Eternal, Never Off the First Page, WUSTL is the Best Thread.

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:33 pm

Crowing wrote:I did have a friend in college who gamed the academic probation system pretty hard. He would fail a semester, then do well enough the next semester to get off probation so he didn't get kicked out, then fail the next semester again, and so on. 4 years into college he was still a sophomore and just picked his major and finished his 101 class.


Van Wilder is that you?




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