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low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby Gwen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:20 pm

Are you an urm?

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby $1.99 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:24 pm

if you are not URM, you are going to have to do better than 173 to have even a slim shot at HYS and Columbia for sure

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby Gwen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:26 pm

$1.99 wrote:if you are not URM, you are going to have to do better than 173 and have survived cancer to have even a slim shot at HYS and Columbia for sure

ftfy

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby holydonkey » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:30 pm

No harm in applying. Give it a go.

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Postby Gwen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:31 pm

holydonkey wrote:No harm in wasting your money. Give it a go.

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby holydonkey » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:42 pm

Gwen wrote:
holydonkey wrote:No harm in wasting your money. Give it a go.


Whatever. They're in at cornell, usc, ucla, georgetown, fordham and Loyola if they apply early. Might as well send out a few reaches to columbia, nyu, and boalt. And if you could get into T6 and you don't try for hys, you might regret it.

On the other hand, OMGZ applications can cost $70!!1!!!

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Postby Mr. Pablo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:50 pm

skinniie wrote: do you think they were being honest or just pulling my chain?

They were saying what they think they should say. Most likely you will be judged with the 3.2, maybe a slight nudge for the working. I wouldn't bank on being credited with a much higher GPA. It may help, but most likely not that much.

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Postby je_ne_regrette_rien » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:04 am

Uhhhh. Native American will get you a hefty URM boost. Claim it. (even if you don't think of yourself as NA). Good luck! Sincerely hope your hard work pays off.

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Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:32 am

skinniie wrote:
je_ne_regrette_rien wrote:Uhhhh. Native American will get you a hefty URM boost. Claim it. (even if you don't think of yourself as NA). Good luck! Sincerely hope your hard work pays off.


will i need to get papers to prove this? because if i do i will get on that asap. would it be sufficient to just check the american indian box on the application? how exactly does one claim urm?
sorry i'm asking so many questions but i appreciate the feedback. thank you!


to claim American Indian you need one of two things:

1) Substantial life experience affected by your identity as an Native American... i.e. involvement with tribes, family members who recognize your heritage, or significant blood percentage.

2) Card/ papers verifying your membership in a Native American tribe.

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby LvingLegend » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:46 am

Im sorry but unless he ED's at Georgetown, he is out everywhere he listed except loyola. You might have a chance at Fordham or Cornell, but those are slim. No chance at Berkeley or any of the T6. Not even close to a chance at UCLA and USC because they like higher GPAs. Try EDing at UVA, Michigan, or Georgetown next year for your best chances.

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Postby vespertiliovir » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:24 am

You're out at HYS, NYU, and Berkeley for sure. And in for sure at Fordham and Loyola. If you do end up identifying as URM, I think you've got a pretty good shot everywhere in between; if not, I'd expect a lot of waitlists.

LvingLegend wrote:Try EDing at UVA, Michigan, or Georgetown next year
Even though I think he's being a little pessimistic about your chances, this is great advice.

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Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:28 am

$1.99 wrote:if you are not URM, you are going to have to do better than 173 to have even a slim shot at HYS and Columbia for sure


If you are a urm you'll need about 173 to have a slim shot a HYSC.

If you aren't a urm you are automatically out at HYSCCN because of your gpa.

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Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:02 am

skinniie wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
$1.99 wrote:if you are not URM, you are going to have to do better than 173 to have even a slim shot at HYS and Columbia for sure


If you are a urm you'll need about 173 to have a slim shot a HYSC.

If you aren't a urm you are automatically out at HYSCCN because of your gpa.



if i can get my american indian papers taken care of by septemeber, i will be. how much will that effect my chances?

if i could get my lsat up how much would i need to with and without urm status?

also, just curious, what is the basis for your opinions? lsn? lsp? i'm asking everyone lol


if you have your American Indian papers you will probably go up to ~85%+ chance for CCN, and ~65%+ for HYS... also no need to retake the LSAT

If you don't have AI status, even with a 177+ you still would be out at HYS, maybe 30~50% at CCN.

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Re: low gpa/high lsat/supported family through college

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:10 am

skinniie wrote:=

does anyone know how to go about getting papers?
i'm searching online like crazy right now but i'll take all the help i can get to do this faster
will a cdib card be enough? thank you again.


by papers, I meant just verification. A CDIB card is enough...




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