I've never been a big poster on these forums - generally someone has already posted any information I might be looking for - but I did have one question I could use some input on. Northwestern is my first choice and I submitted my application (and was complete) back on 11/5/09. My numbers are 167/2.96 (Non-URM), making me a long shot I know, but there are some other elements in my application that I have to imagine will be well received by the committee (i.e. I have 6 years real-world experience post-undergrad including a book on international relations I authored that was published by St. Martin's Press and used in several grad school programs, a non-profit organization I founded, and oddly enough, an alt-rock band I started and led to a major label record deal).
Combined with a GPA-addendum, I've had some unexpected results so far this cycle but have yet to hear anything from Northwestern. To come to the point: it seems as though other schools have been willing to swallow my subpar GPA in light of my other qualifications (i.e. UCAL, BC, BU, all of which I was sure would reject me), but obviously my LSAT score is also well below NW's median. If I thought I could get my LSAT up to a 170+ on a June retake, would it be worth writing to the admissions committee expressing that possibility?
And will it be too late to propose such a strategy if I wait until a possible rejection letter arrives (I can't imagine it will be much longer before some decision is rendered with my application date)?
Any advice would be VERY much appreciated - feel free to PM me if you have some insight on this.
Thanks, and I hope this isn't a bother...