Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

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ayl
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby ayl » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:57 am

ayl wrote:GPA: 3.92
LSAT: 158

Accepted:
Alabama, Wake Forest, South Carolina

Still Waiting:
BC, BU, Emory, Georgetown, Georgia


I guess I'll jump on the update train.

Accepted: Alabama, Boston College, Wake ($15,000/year), South Carolina ($6,000/year)

Waitlisted: BU, UGA

Still Waiting: Emory, GULC

leanbeans
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby leanbeans » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:44 pm

LSAT:164
GPA: 4.04
non-urm; solid softs

Waitlisted:
Georgetown (preferred waitlist)
UVA

Denied:
NYU

Still waiting on:
Harvard (ha)
Michigan
UPenn
Fordham
Cornell
Duke
Columbia
Chicago

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:32 pm

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cron1834
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby cron1834 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:42 pm

james.bungles wrote:
cron1834 wrote:168/3.9x

168 was my first, so I have both retakes left. I'm torn between depositing at the best school I get into --> retaking in June for $$ -OR- full on sitting out a cycle, which would be painful. Retaking either way.


Retake in June and try to get off wait lists/get scholarship $$, if you don't get what you like take off cycle and retake again and apply early.

I was a reverse splitter (166/3.98) but thanks to using my last retake on the Feb test, I am now I'm above Median everywhere except YH. I literally went from expecting no money/rejections to expecting 100k+ at those same schools, and you and everyone in this thread can do this too if you put in the time and retake.


Sounds good, thanks. Plan is to retake in June and see if I can earn some fat stacks. If no one cooperates in renegotiation or if my score doesn't improve, I'm willing to sit out til next cycle - though this is not my favorite potential scenario!

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LoveforLaw341
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby LoveforLaw341 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:50 pm

LSAT: 156
GPA: 3.86

Admitted:
Southwestern ($$$)
USD ($$)
Pepperdine
Chapman ($$)
Ohio Northern ($$$)
Western State ($$$)
California Western ($$$)
Loyola

Waitlisted:
UCLA

Rejections
UT
Berkeley

Pending
Stanford
Columbia
UCI
Emory
Northeastern
USC
UC Davis

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cron1834
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby cron1834 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:03 am

I wish I had more to update. Still pending at 6 or 7 places.

Stanzy1
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby Stanzy1 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:27 pm

Stanzy1 wrote:I would just like to say that this board is awesome. It is hard to find people on TLS with low numbers and some 170+ scorers don't understand that retake is not as easy as it seems. Factors like work, school, and just general frustration from scoring low make it hard for people in the 150s- low 160s to want to study for months on end for a retake. I will most likely retake in June, but I can't stand the thought of it. Can I get a "+1?"

Also, I should probably post my decisions:

152/3.87 (TWO fire alarms/evacuations during my LSAT exam)

Dings:
Berkeley

Waitlisted: William and Mary

Pending:
Indiana
Florida
UNC
Michigan
Maryland
Wake Forest
Minnesota



Update:

Admitted:

Wake Forest
Indiana w/ $30k

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kapachino
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby kapachino » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:32 pm

LoveforLaw341 wrote:LSAT: 156
GPA: 3.86

Admitted:
Southwestern ($$$)
USD ($$)
Pepperdine
Chapman ($$)
Ohio Northern ($$$)
Western State ($$$)
California Western ($$$)
Loyola

Waitlisted:
UCLA

Rejections
UT
Berkeley

Pending
Stanford
Columbia
UCI
Emory
Northeastern
USC
UC Davis


Why are you wasting your GPA like that? Consider retaking the LSAT and applying again in the fall.

At the very least, don't go to Cal Western. I know a girl who graduated from Cal Western a couple of years ago. Had a good GPA, but her LSAT score was just under 160. Refused to retake, but got money from Cal Western, and that sealed it for her. Ended up failing the CA bar twice and had to move back home. She's now a program assistant at a state agency.

imnottelling
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Re: Reverse Splitters 2013-2014

Postby imnottelling » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:41 pm

I applied for the c/o 2015 cycle, but still may be relevant (and give hope for actual law school performance):

LSAT: 161 (158 first round)
GPA: 3.7ish

Accepted:
UC-Boulder
Denver ($$)
University of Georgia
Georgia State University
Mercer University (Full $$)
George Mason University ($$)
Washington & Lee University ($$)

Waitlisted:
William & Mary
Emory University
University of Richmond

Rejected:
UVA

URM; work experience as a soft

1L First Semester - Top 5% at a school in which I was bottom 25th percentile on LSAT/Top 75th percentile on GPA for my class.




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