Worst worst case (3.55 158)

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Worst worst case (3.55 158)

Postby tlc » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:49 pm

I've been averaging mid-to-low 160s for the PTs these past 2 weeks. Today was anomaly and I got a 169 on the Sept '09 PT (one wrong answer was due to mis-bubbling! Stripped me of my 170!). However, worst scenario was this past Saturday where I got a 158. Everything seemed to go wrong.

Would I have a chance at Loyola LA with 3.55 and a 158? Any estimates on what kind of scholarship money at Southwestern?

The rest of my app is pretty decent considering I have 1 really good LOR and a pretty good LOR. I'm also planning on writing an addendum to "Why Loyola" or at least point out specific reasons why I want to attend Loyola in my PS.

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Re: Worst worst case (3.55 158)

Postby lalalawya » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:12 pm

I think you would have a decent chance at Loyola LA given your worst case scenario. I am applying there as well and met with one of the admissions people this summer to hear his opinions as to whether I should re-take or not (as you know, they average and I have severe test anxiety and was nervous my re-take would be lower than my june test bringing down my average). He basically said that with just my stats, I would be waitlisted. The decision coming down to my personal statement and letters of rec. I am also applying ED because it is my number one school; something he said would help too, as would being a born and raised midwesterner.

So basically, going off of what I was told, you have a pretty decent chance. Are you seriously considering writing a Why Loyola statement to be included? I guess i never really thought about it, but it probably would be really beneficial, because I have a number of reasons.

Good luck!
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Re: Worst worst case (3.55 158)

Postby dominkay » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:19 pm

If you're capable of score 170, you really should not be going to Loyola or Southwestern. If you score a 158, you should retake. How long have you been studying?

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Re: Worst worst case (3.55 158)

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:38 pm

3.5/158 will most likely get you Loyola LA but if you are scoring upper 160s do NOT settle for that school in an insanely oversaturated market.

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Re: Worst worst case (3.55 158)

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:45 pm

Take the LSAT and then figure it out.

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