3.8GPA/159

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Jpike005
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3.8GPA/159

Postby Jpike005 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:14 pm

Wondering what to do...recently graduated from a very good liberal arts college with a BS in Management and completed the requirements for History, unemployed at the minute. What kind of school do you all think I'd get into with these numbers? I'd consider taking the LSAT again but frankly am concerned I'd go down because I got a 157 my first time taking it (this isn't like I'm suddenly going to get a 170). Practice LSAT average was around 162 but I've used up a lot of the tests at this point.

Good softs, worked for a former federal judge last summer who went to Gtown and would help, but who knows how far that takes me.

Perhaps get a private tutor (NYC area recommendations?).

Thanks.
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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:17 pm

Retake. The difference between a 15* and a 16* is enormous.

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby stalls » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:22 pm

just for some perspective:
i was 3.7/158 (all background and softs aside)

accepted at: Temple, Tulane, Miami
waitlisted (everywhere in the US): but NYC-ways @ Cardozo and Brooklyn
just to give you an idea also waitlisted at Hastings, American, WUSTL,

im retaking and doing it again since my score expired this year anyways. but you can certainly get into a good school with it, i put a lot of time into my PS and addendums, and also didnt submit apps until like end of december, which is lateish.

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby Jpike005 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:25 pm

kalvano wrote:Retake. The difference between a 15* and a 16* is enormous.


my apologies but what is a 15* and 16*?

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby pjo » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:27 pm

Jpike005 wrote:
kalvano wrote:Retake. The difference between a 15* and a 16* is enormous.


my apologies but what is a 15* and 16*?


they mean the difference between a 159 and 160 is huge, which it is

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:18 pm

They actually mean * to be "wild card", or to stand for any integer between 0 and 9.

So, 15* can be 150, 151, 152,...

And 16*, can therefore be, 160, 161, 162,...

Re-writing his/her statement, using the more familiar X as variable:

"The difference between a 15X and a 16X is enormous."

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:28 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:They actually mean * to be "wild card", or to stand for any integer between 0 and 9.

So, 15* can be 150, 151, 152,...

And 16*, can therefore be, 160, 161, 162,...

Re-writing his/her statement, using the more familiar X as variable:

"The difference between a 15X and a 16X is enormous."



Yeah. That sort of thing.

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby Jpike005 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:40 pm

another question following my earlier post: any merit in applying to a bunch of schools and then retake in february or something to try to get off waitlists?

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby DavidYurman85 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:49 pm

why not study now and prepare for the oct test?

that's a stellar gpa and a 165+ could make your cycle very pretty, and a 170+ could make it beautiful.

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby Jpike005 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:23 pm

DavidYurman85 wrote:why not study now and prepare for the oct test?

that's a stellar gpa and a 165+ could make your cycle very pretty, and a 170+ could make it beautiful.


any tutor suggestions for the NYC area? i did powerscore on my own, and a kaplan course that i thought was useless a couple years ago.

don't want to waste my third attempt, if i go through with it.

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby hax123 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:28 pm

Jpike005 wrote:
DavidYurman85 wrote:why not study now and prepare for the oct test?

that's a stellar gpa and a 165+ could make your cycle very pretty, and a 170+ could make it beautiful.


any tutor suggestions for the NYC area? i did powerscore on my own, and a kaplan course that i thought was useless a couple years ago.

don't want to waste my third attempt, if i go through with it.


Steve Schwartz. Here is his blog with his contact info: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/

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Re: 3.8GPA/159

Postby Perch » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:33 am

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