2.9, 171: chances at T14?

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2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby clf120 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:28 pm

2.9 in History from a top 10 undergrad program, 171 LSAT
2 years post-grad volunteer (example: TFA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps)
coupled with an interest in public service
Great professional and academic recommendations
Strong writing sample

can I get into a T14?
can my acheivements since graduation erase (or at least mitigate) my GPA?

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby danidancer » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:40 pm

That sub-3.0 GPA is going to hurt you, but you still stand a pretty good shot at Cornell and Northwestern. Maybe Michigan as well.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:26 pm

Your best bet is UVA ED

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:27 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Your best bet is UVA ED

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby im_blue » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:52 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Your best bet is UVA ED

With a sub-3.0 and WE, Northwestern ED might be better.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:54 pm

im_blue wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:Your best bet is UVA ED

With a sub-3.0 and WE, Northwestern ED might be better.


Hmm, 171 seems a little lower for a lot of the NW ED people. It's probably marginal one way or the other.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby beachbum » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:58 pm

I've heard that UVA has a soft floor at 3.0 (particularly when that 2.9x is closer to 2.9 than it is to 3.0), while Northwestern is much more accommodating to sub-3.0 ED applicants. Since you have the TFA-type post-grad experience, I would ED to Northwestern unless you have a strong preference for UVA.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:59 pm

beachbum wrote:I've heard that UVA has a soft floor at 3.0 (particularly when that 2.9x is closer to 2.9 than it is to 3.0), while Northwestern is much more accommodating to sub-3.0 ED applicants. Since you have the TFA-type post-grad experience, I would ED to Northwestern unless you have a strong preference for UVA.

There is more than one poster on this board alone at UVA with sub 3.0 GPA's.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby bigben » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:03 pm

Pretty sure you need at least 172-173 for a chance.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby beachbum » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:06 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
beachbum wrote:I've heard that UVA has a soft floor at 3.0 (particularly when that 2.9x is closer to 2.9 than it is to 3.0), while Northwestern is much more accommodating to sub-3.0 ED applicants. Since you have the TFA-type post-grad experience, I would ED to Northwestern unless you have a strong preference for UVA.

There is more than one poster on this board alone at UVA with sub 3.0 GPA's.


I know of one around 2.96, what are the others?

In any case, anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that Northwestern is generally friendlier to sub-3.0 applicants with work experience.

Edit: 2.99, not 2.96
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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:07 pm

beachbum wrote:I know of one around 2.96, what are the others?

In any case, anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that Northwestern is generally friendlier to sub-3.0 applicants with work experience.


I think NU is friendlier to more extreme sub3's than UVa.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:10 pm

TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby beachbum » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:14 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.


I thought Northwestern doesn't allow you to ED to another school in the same cycle?

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:16 pm

beachbum wrote:I thought Northwestern doesn't allow you to ED to another school in the same cycle?


Call and ask. By email they kinda say no but via phone they may say otherwise.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:17 pm

beachbum wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.


I thought Northwestern doesn't allow you to ED to another school in the same cycle?


Well I know people on this board who have done it, and it worked out fine. Obviously don't have multiple ed's active at once though.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:18 pm

bigben wrote:Pretty sure you need at least 172-173 for a chance.

This is, without a doubt, false.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby beachbum » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:21 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
beachbum wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.


I thought Northwestern doesn't allow you to ED to another school in the same cycle?


Well I know people on this board who have done it, and it worked out fine. Obviously don't have multiple ed's active at once though.


Fair enough, then that's probably the way to go (assuming OP doesn't have a strong preference for one school over the other).

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:19 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota, WUSTL or UIUC


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby ArchRoark » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:59 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota, WUSTL or UIUC


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.


Except for the fact that you cannot ED to NU if you have previously entered into an ED agreement with any other school, nor can you subsequently enter into an ED with another school if your ED to NU ends in a waitlist/ding.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:24 pm

Tiva wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:TCR

1. ED to UVA (15 day reply)
2. ED to NU
3. ED to GULC (You ED anytime during the cycle)
4. Switch GULC application to PT
5. Enjoy the University of Minnesota, WUSTL or UIUC


Go through every step til you hit one. This shit should be stickied.


Except for the fact that you cannot ED to NU if you have previously entered into an ED agreement with any other school, nor can you subsequently enter into an ED with another school if your ED to NU ends in a waitlist/ding.


You can definitely ED to somewhere else after you get rejected. Their contract can't make you do shit if they don't accept you.

As to applying ED to UVA, and then get rejected, and then ED to Northwestern, it is a gray area. They really mean they don't want to you apply ED somewhere else, and then NU, so that you are under ED at two places at the same time. However their contract is unclear on it. Are you really applying ED to UVA if you already got rejected?

In this case, I wouldn't even risk the issue. 2.91 isn't getting UVA. They seem to have a hard limit at 3.0 (with rounding though, so basically 2.95).

I'd ED to NU.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby BruceWayne » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:34 pm

I really don't see why he can't ED to UVA, wait for the short rejection/acceptance and then ED to NU if necessary. One thing though, where does OP want to work? If he wants NY (or obviously Chicago) I don't think taking the risk of EDing to UVA and getting rejected is worth it.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby ArchRoark » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:23 pm

Desert Fox wrote:You can definitely ED to somewhere else after you get rejected. Their contract can't make you do shit if they don't accept you.


The language is unclear on even that.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:25 pm

Tiva wrote:The language is definitely unclear on even that.


NYU's is worded similarly but calling them cleared it up. Seriously stop just going over the words and talk to their admissions office directly on the phone if possible.

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:27 pm

Tiva wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:You can definitely ED to somewhere else after you get rejected. Their contract can't make you do shit if they don't accept you.


The language is definitely unclear on even that.

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Once they reject you, you no longer have to follow that promise. Without arguing some bull .5L understanding of contracts, I'll just say, what are they going to do, double extra special reject you?

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Re: 2.9, 171: chances at T14?

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:29 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Once they reject you, you no longer have to follow that promise. Without arguing some bull .5L understanding of contracts, I'll just say, what are they going to do, double extra special reject you?


Would that be when they take a shit on your doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run away?




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