2.6 GPA chances

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2.6 GPA chances

Postby mytwocents » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:03 pm

My boyfriend wants to apply to law school next cycle, but he has a 2.6 GPA (strong upward trend, but still...it's shitty). What would he need to score on the LSAT to get into a T-1 school? I applied this cycle and have been reading TLS for a while, so I warned him about the risk of paying sticker for a TTT or worse and not finding a job after graduation (and how that's not uncommon even among the best schools). He knows the risk, and isn't willing to go to law school if he can't get into a decent school. However, he has that glaring 2.6 working against him. He's been scoring in the mid to high 160's on PTs. He's also not a URM, doesn't have much work experience or many extracurriculars. We're from NC, so he's looking at maybe UNC, Wake, Campbell, et al. as possibilities.

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:08 pm

165 or better.

Preferably better.

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby fathergoose » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:09 pm

My gpa is comparable to his and I pulled my LSAT into the 170s. I have not heard (yay or nay) from any of the 9 schools I applied to but I'm hopeful for the ones in the mid/low T1

there are tons of threads about splitters out there on tls if you really want to know

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby Panther7 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:10 pm

well, i'm 2.6/166 and i applied to wake (OOS), I'll let you know how it goes if you ask me later.

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby mytwocents » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:11 pm

fathergoose wrote:My gpa is comparable to his and I pulled my LSAT into the 170s. I have not heard (yay or nay) from any of the 9 schools I applied to but I'm hopeful for the ones in the mid/low T1

there are tons of threads about splitters out there on tls if you really want to know


Yeah, I plan on doing some of that research now...I just know that 2.6 is REALLY low by TLS standards, so I wasn't sure how many people here would be applying with those numbers. Figured I'd just ask straight up and see what kind of response I got :)

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby Veyron » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:13 pm

171 *may be* enough for NU if he can acquire good WE.

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby mytwocents » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:04 am

Veyron wrote:171 *may be* enough for NU if he can acquire good WE.


Yeah, I don't see any substantial WE in the near future for him. And he's not really shooting for T14...I mean, if it happened I'm sure he'd consider it, but as for now he wants to look at low to mid T1.

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Re: 2.6 GPA chances

Postby doinmybest » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:42 pm

mytwocents wrote:
Veyron wrote:171 *may be* enough for NU if he can acquire good WE.


Yeah, I don't see any substantial WE in the near future for him. And he's not really shooting for T14...I mean, if it happened I'm sure he'd consider it, but as for now he wants to look at low to mid T1.


He'll need high 160s and a good explanation to mitigate that GPA even for lower T1.




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