2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

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2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby splitterhopeful » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:57 pm

I just received a 165 on the June LSAT and found out that LSAC dropped my GPA from a 2.9 to a 2.5 :)

I have a major upward grade trend (retook my entire first semester for one, which LSAC counted)
I have 3 years work experience at diverse, yet not amazing positions. Will have professional recommendations (1 or 2)
I will be applying as early as possible and am banking on writing and re-writing personal statements and optional essays and just being persistent as hell (I got a personal letter from my registrar sent to LSAC arguing my GPA to no avail..haha)

I want to go to school in the SE, somewhere that doesn't have a lot of competition. My #1 goal = jobs
I really want to go to Wake Forest and know someone who can write a recommendation that was a board member. I will apply their new early decision. I am also thinking Tulane. I don't care about paying sticker (I am making less than 20k a year right now...it is only up from here, debt or not).

What do you think? Thanks!

EDIT-As for retaking the LSAT, I averaged a 169 on my PTs and hit a high of 174 (in the 170s about five times total). -4 on my LG really messed me up.

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby splitterhopeful » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:23 pm

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby Grizz » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:38 pm

Paying sticker is an absolutely atrocious idea which could land you in an indentured servitude type situation quite easily from the only schools your numbers will get you into.

That said, for the South, I'd just pick some TTT's in a market you wouldn't mind living in in which that TTT is basically the only game in town (think Ole Miss or South Carolina) and go there. They might throw some cash at your LSAT. UGA, UF, and Tulane, and Wake might be decent reaches. I wouldn't apply to Wake ED; you have an okay shot RD. Don't go to any of these places at sticker though. Good luck.

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby splitterhopeful » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:19 am

Thanks! I am leaning more to a re-take right now. I know I can break that 170 barrier and that would really help my chances.

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:54 am

Ah, hey LSAT buddy! 8)
I'd retake.

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby splitterhopeful » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:50 pm

Hate to bump such an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone had any further thoughts on my conundrum? I am particularly worried about possibly choosing between the following scenarios:

Wake Forest @ sticker
vs.
South Carolina w/ scholly and maybe in-state tuition after a year

I am just worried that I wouldn't be able to get the quality job at South Carolina. I don't want to be in debt, but I do NOT want to spend a decent amount of $/time and end up with $50,000/yr. or worse. They aren't even in the top 100 anymore!

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby Grizz » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:15 pm

splitterhopeful wrote:Hate to bump such an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone had any further thoughts on my conundrum? I am particularly worried about possibly choosing between the following scenarios:

Wake Forest @ sticker
vs.
South Carolina w/ scholly and maybe in-state tuition after a year

I am just worried that I wouldn't be able to get the quality job at South Carolina. I don't want to be in debt, but I do NOT want to spend a decent amount of $/time and end up with $50,000/yr. or worse. They aren't even in the top 100 anymore!


Wake Forest is not worth sticker.

But seriously, just retake and get back to us. Hypos are generally wastes of time.

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby OG Loc » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:29 pm

splitterhopeful wrote:Hate to bump such an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone had any further thoughts on my conundrum? I am particularly worried about possibly choosing between the following scenarios:

Wake Forest @ sticker
vs.
South Carolina w/ scholly and maybe in-state tuition after a year

I am just worried that I wouldn't be able to get the quality job at South Carolina. I don't want to be in debt, but I do NOT want to spend a decent amount of $/time and end up with $50,000/yr. or worse. They aren't even in the top 100 anymore!


I bet most new graduates at both schools would consider themselves lucky to land a 50k/y job.

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby splitterhopeful » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:05 am

Well that is comforting...

and I just registered for the Oct. 9 LSAT today, so I'll update the question then.

Thanks!

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby JustBelieve » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:48 pm

splitterhopeful wrote:I just received a 165 on the June LSAT and found out that LSAC dropped my GPA from a 2.9 to a 2.5 :)

I have a major upward grade trend (retook my entire first semester for one, which LSAC counted)
I have 3 years work experience at diverse, yet not amazing positions. Will have professional recommendations (1 or 2)
I will be applying as early as possible and am banking on writing and re-writing personal statements and optional essays and just being persistent as hell (I got a personal letter from my registrar sent to LSAC arguing my GPA to no avail..haha)

I want to go to school in the SE, somewhere that doesn't have a lot of competition. My #1 goal = jobs
I really want to go to Wake Forest and know someone who can write a recommendation that was a board member. I will apply their new early decision. I am also thinking Tulane. I don't care about paying sticker (I am making less than 20k a year right now...it is only up from here, debt or not).

What do you think? Thanks!

EDIT-As for retaking the LSAT, I averaged a 169 on my PTs and hit a high of 174 (in the 170s about five times total). -4 on my LG really messed me up.


Do not let your GPA bother you. Yes, it may not be, in terms of those who are obsessed with the materialistic aspects of life, "ideal", however, you have a strong LSAT score to help you greatly. Apply to any school you wish to get accepted to and you will get an acceptance somewhere. You'll be fine!

Best of luck!

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Re: 2.5 (2.9) / 165 ?? school in SE

Postby Barbie » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:50 pm

FSU <3's LSAT score more than GPA...




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