2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

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2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby fragged » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:30 am

So I screwed around a lot at UCLA, majored in Anthropology, ended up with a cumulative 2.67

I took the LSAT 3 times, cancelled #1, got a 151 on #2, finally got a 164 on #3

I graduated back in 1997, and have been in computer systems engineering and IT project management for many years
In 2008 I got a Master's in Forensic Psychology. I know my graduate GPA doesn't factor in, but I did get a 4.0, and have 3 nice LOR's from grad school prof's

I don't know how much my experience and Master's will help me, but the way I see it, my UGPA is the weakest link. Since I've been out of school for 13 years, how much is my UGPA going to hurt me?

I am not looking to go to a top school, but I don't want to settle for 3rd-tier.

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Re: 2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:39 am

fragged wrote:So I screwed around a lot at UCLA, majored in Anthropology, ended up with a cumulative 2.67

I took the LSAT 3 times, cancelled #1, got a 151 on #2, finally got a 164 on #3

I graduated back in 1997, and have been in computer systems engineering and IT project management for many years
In 2008 I got a Master's in Forensic Psychology. I know my graduate GPA doesn't factor in, but I did get a 4.0, and have 3 nice LOR's from grad school prof's

I don't know how much my experience and Master's will help me, but the way I see it, my UGPA is the weakest link. Since I've been out of school for 13 years, how much is my UGPA going to hurt me?

I am not looking to go to a top school, but I don't want to settle for 3rd-tier.


Your reaches should be places like Georgia, SMU, American, and other low t1, high t2.

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Re: 2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby eandy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:41 am

Desert Fox wrote:Your reaches should be places like Georgia, SMU, American, and other low t1, high t2.

Let's not group Georgia in with American and SMU. tyia.

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Re: 2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:43 am

eandy wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Your reaches should be places like Georgia, SMU, American, and other low t1, high t2.

Let's not group Georgia in with American and SMU. tyia.


First tier toilets are first tier toilets.

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Re: 2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby eandy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:46 am

Desert Fox wrote:First tier toilets are first tier toilets.

:lol: Thanks for the reassurance.

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Re: 2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby mhernton » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:07 am

As a non-traditional student, the conventional wisdom does not apply to you. I had a 2.2 UGPA and a 155LSAT and got into a top 30. I am also a URM, have MBA and veteran, so those helped obviously. Basically the further away from undergrad you are the less weight it has. In my case I graduated from undergrad in 2001. I think that your undergrad GPA will be ignored if you give them a good addendum. A 164 is a solid LSAT and your work experience is an added bonus. I'd say you have a decent chance at any school up to the T14, and with a bullet proof application, you may be able to swing entry to some of the T14. Just My Opinion...

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Re: 2.6/164 - Nontraditional Student

Postby sewwah » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:24 am

mhernton wrote:As a non-traditional student, the conventional wisdom does not apply to you. I had a 2.2 UGPA and a 155LSAT and got into a top 30. I am also a URM, have MBA and veteran, so those helped obviously. Basically the further away from undergrad you are the less weight it has. In my case I graduated from undergrad in 2001. I think that your undergrad GPA will be ignored if you give them a good addendum. A 164 is a solid LSAT and your work experience is an added bonus. I'd say you have a decent chance at any school up to the T14, and with a bullet proof application, you may be able to swing entry to some of the T14. Just My Opinion...



Thanks for the info. I graduated in 2000, have a master's, and have been teaching since then. I am hoping that 10+ years of work experience, an awesome personal statement, and LOR will help balance out my UGPA.




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