2.6/160-164

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PrincessLexiRae
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2.6/160-164

Postby PrincessLexiRae » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:02 pm

I will graduate with around a 2.6 could be slightly higher. And my LSAT range in between a 160-164. Taking the June LSAT and hopefully bringing it up to the high 160's. White, female (look exactly like Reese Witherspoon, or so I've been told...not that it matters here). Have good reasons for low gpa (family killed in a plane crash, depression followed along with a lot of alcohol and rehab.) Upward gpa trend over the last 2 semesters. I will be in my fall semester when applying and will still have spring semester grades that will bring up my gpa but hope to be accepted before spring semester is over. Worked two jobs full time during undergrad. National medal winning fencer. A lot of community service. And 3 great recommendations (1 from a very famous government official who was a professor). I hope that is enough information for you to help me. LSP and LSN haven't been very helpful so I now turn to you guys to predict my future.

I'm hoping to stay on the East Coast (NY, MA, or CT)

Top School Choices:
1. University of CT
2. Boston College
3. Fordham
4. Penn State
5. Brooklyn

Any chances? Or any other school suggestions?

Thanks!

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:23 pm

Sorry to hear that about your family. That should make a pretty compelling GPA addendum/PS. This is a really difficult situation to predict without an actual LSAT score, and even with one it doesn't get much easier. I'd say with a 165+ you have a good shot at all those schools depending on how they look at your circumstances, but this is mere speculation. I'm sure there's a TLSer around somewhere that had a similar GPA addendum though, so hopefully someone will turn up with an answer. BU is more splitter friendly than BC though, and Northeastern would be worth an application fee. Cardozo is a peer to Brooklyn in NY so that might be worth a look. Also, T30 splitter schools that would give you a decent chance to come east include Northwestern, UIUC, WUSTL, and GW to some extent. You'd need a 167+ to have a chance at these schools though. Either way, good luck. Keep studying for that LSAT and PM me if you have any LSAT related questions. I'm studying for June too with a 2.6 (ugh, no excuse) and my scores are high so I may be able to give you some pointers if you're struggling.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:59 pm

PrincessLexiRae wrote:Top School Choices:
1. University of CT
2. Boston College
3. Fordham
4. Penn State
5. Brooklyn



Assuming 164 -

1) Out unless PT.
2) Not a chance.
3) Out.
4) Possibly in.
5) No clue.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby nycparalegal » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:04 am

I got into CT with a 3.08 and a 164.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby kalvano » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:10 am

nycparalegal wrote:I got into CT with a 3.08 and a 164.



Pretty big difference between a 3 in front and a 2.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby beach_terror » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:21 am

2.6 and 3.0 are way different.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:27 am

beach_terror wrote:2.6 and 3.0 are way different.



2.8 and 3.0 are even quite different.

I would say don't settle for anything less than a 165. LSAT scores are going up, people are studying harder/smarter and that 2.6 is going to hurt you.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:43 am

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
beach_terror wrote:2.6 and 3.0 are way different.



2.8 and 3.0 are even quite different.

I would say don't settle for anything less than a 165. LSAT scores are going up, people are studying harder/smarter and that 2.6 is going to hurt you.


LSAT scores are going up? Pretty sure the percentiles are almost always the same.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby keg411 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:15 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
beach_terror wrote:2.6 and 3.0 are way different.



2.8 and 3.0 are even quite different.

I would say don't settle for anything less than a 165. LSAT scores are going up, people are studying harder/smarter and that 2.6 is going to hurt you.


TITCR. Splitting sucks.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby PrincessLexiRae » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:41 pm

So I've decided to wait until October to take the LSAT. Going to continue my Kaplan course and hope my score can go up higher. And now added some extra summer school classes that I don't need but will boost my gpa. Let's hope it all works out. :)

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby SoCalStudent » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:00 am

Doesn't look good at all for Boston College and Fordham with the lawcalculator. Mybe Brooklyn. :)

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby Foosters Galore » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:24 pm

Im a 2.75/169 with a PS about alcohol and drug addiction and my decision to turn my life around and start over, very compelling, emotional, blah blah blah. So far it has not seemed to help at all, and Im beginning to think schools view me as a risk. I was waitlisted at Fordham for what its worth. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Oh yeah, study, study, study for the LSAT. My first practice test was cold before having ever seen an LSAT problem and I got a 157. After a few months I was scoring in the low 170s.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby Flustercluck » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:32 pm

Work your tail off prepping for the LSAT. I was a 2.7 GPA, with reasons that were not nearly so impactful as yours, but my LSAT was 168. With that, I've gotten WL at Notre Dame, University of Washington, Wake Forest, and Hastings... but then again, i got rejected from Fordham and BU (BC still pending). All I'm saying is if you do well enough on the LSAT you might be surprised who takes a chance on you...

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby Foosters Galore » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:41 pm

Flustercluck wrote:Work your tail off prepping for the LSAT. I was a 2.7 GPA, with reasons that were not nearly so impactful as yours, but my LSAT was 168. With that, I've gotten WL at Notre Dame, University of Washington, Wake Forest, and Hastings... but then again, i got rejected from Fordham and BU (BC still pending). All I'm saying is if you do well enough on the LSAT you might be surprised who takes a chance on you...


Thats funny. I was flat-out rejected at Hastings, but WL'd at Fordham.

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Re: 2.6/160-164

Postby Flustercluck » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:43 pm

Foosters Galore wrote:
Flustercluck wrote:Work your tail off prepping for the LSAT. I was a 2.7 GPA, with reasons that were not nearly so impactful as yours, but my LSAT was 168. With that, I've gotten WL at Notre Dame, University of Washington, Wake Forest, and Hastings... but then again, i got rejected from Fordham and BU (BC still pending). All I'm saying is if you do well enough on the LSAT you might be surprised who takes a chance on you...


Thats funny. I was flat-out rejected at Hastings, but WL'd at Fordham.


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