180/3.55 + softs

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180/3.55 + softs

Postby incompetentia » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:23 pm

I have a 3.7 GPA from a Chemistry BS + a Music BA (finished in 4 years), as well as a masters' in music that I completed afterward.
LSDAS GPA is calculated at 3.55. Wrote a short addendum because I believe I have legitimate mitigating factors, but didn't beat down the point too much. (Going to assume it's calculated straight at a 3.55, unless I shouldn't?)

Slightly nontraditional student agewise, but no major work experience outside of teaching while at my masters' program (including one class that I was the instructor of record for), as I'm still looking for work. Non-URM - probably ORM really, so no boost there.

I applied to Columbia, NYU, and GULC, and want to know if people think I have any HYS shot at all with what I believe are a very good statement and decent-at-worst references (I took a total of 7 seminars with the 2 profs I'm using as recommenders, so they know me fairly well).

(note: I first created this thread before LSAT score. Early comments below are non-applicable to this situation)
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Re: ~177 + 3.55 and extras - T14?

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:24 pm

1. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.

2. Depends on your LSAT.

3. Check http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: ~177 + 3.55 and extras - T14?

Postby Moxie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:29 pm

bk1 wrote:1. Don't count your chickens before they've hatched.

2. Depends on your LSAT.

3. Check http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com


+1. Getting a 177 would make you nearly a lock for every school outside of HYS. But that's easier said than done, even with those PT scores.

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby incompetentia » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:23 am

Well...the LSAT score's in. Time to revisit the issue...likely to take one shot in the dark because I feel it's worth $90 but probably not more than one.

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:43 am

incompetentia wrote:Well...the LSAT score's in. Time to revisit the issue...likely to take one shot in the dark because I feel it's worth $90 but probably not more than one.


you'd be insane to not apply to all HYS

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:43 am

congratulations by the way!
hopefully we'll be number twins in a week or so :)

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby incompetentia » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:51 am

Wasn't looking at Stanford but I'm contemplating the other two pretty hard. Good luck with your score!

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:57 am

incompetentia wrote:Wasn't looking at Stanford but I'm contemplating the other two pretty hard. Good luck with your score!


definitely worth it.
really.

thanks, good luck with your apps!

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby invisiblesun » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:40 am

Congrats on the score! You should easily get Columbia and NYU. As far as HYS, did you go to a top 10 UG? If not, those three tend to have a GPA floor at 3.7, so your chances aren't great. Definitely apply to them though.

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby incompetentia » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:51 am

invisiblesun wrote:Congrats on the score! You should easily get Columbia and NYU. As far as HYS, did you go to a top 10 UG? If not, those three tend to have a GPA floor at 3.7, so your chances aren't great. Definitely apply to them though.

Not a top-10. Chem major I'm hoping will boost me.

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby Patriot1208 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:52 am

Incomp, unfortuntaley, unless you have great softs, you are likely out of HYS. But Columbia with money is looking good.

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Re: 180/3.55 + softs

Postby incompetentia » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:15 pm

Dammit why do all the people I've already discussed it with find this thread XD

I really don't know how the age thing is going to affect me. That's really all I'm banking on at this point with (most likely) Harvard...




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