3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

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3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

Postby unattended bag » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:13 pm

Hey everyone,

So, I know that the cumulative GPA is the only thing that matters, and mine was unfortunately dragged down by grades that are from 5 years ago. Between my initial bad grades and my current good grades, I went to culinary school and worked as a chef in several high end NYC restaurants. Now I'm back in school, and have a 3.96 gpa on 54 credits.

I take the LSAT in October and I am practicing at a 165 average. Do I have any shot at getting into a T-30 school, and if so, which ones?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:14 pm

No. Your 2.89 GPA will destroy your chances unless you get a 172 or above. You won't even get into tttFordham with a 170 and your GPA.

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Re: 3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:16 pm

They will only care about the 2.89.

If you can manage the high 160's then a splitter-friendly T30 may take you (i.e. WUSTL, UIUC, etc). If you manage the low 170's you may be able to get a splitter-friendly T14 with ED (NU, UVa).

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Re: 3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

Postby St.Remy » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:18 pm

unattended bag wrote:Hey everyone,

So, I know that the cumulative GPA is the only thing that matters, and mine was unfortunately dragged down by grades that are from 5 years ago. Between my initial bad grades and my current good grades, I went to culinary school and worked as a chef in several high end NYC restaurants. Now I'm back in school, and have a 3.96 gpa on 54 credits.

I take the LSAT in October and I am practicing at a 165 average. Do I have any shot at getting into a T-30 school, and if so, which ones?

Thanks in advance.


The degree GPA is a weak soft. Your sub 3 undergrad GPA will kill you at most schools worth going to unless you have a truly stellar LSAT score. Unfortunately 165 is not that stellar. Focus on studying for the test and hitting a 170 or up in October, which if you managed it would make an acceptance from a 15-30 pretty likely. At your current score top 30 probably won't happen.

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Re: 3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

Postby Columbia Law » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:21 pm

Yeah, you might want to try out for Hell's Kitchen because law school seems like a serious long shot for you right now.

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Re: 3.96 Degree GPA, 2.89 Cum GPA

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:14 pm

Columbia Law wrote:No. Your 2.89 GPA will destroy your chances unless you get a 172 or above. You won't even get into tttFordham with a 170 and your GPA.


This is wrong. But you probably need at least a 167 for top thirty. A 173+ and there are people who have gotten into t14's with your GPA.




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