foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

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foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby xqhp82 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:43 am

I finally can open a thread here after receiving my Oct LSAT score....I need some immediate help now since I need to sort out my applications over this weekend. Would really appreciate your help!

So I'm a foreign student applying from the UK with a high 2:1 which is roughly equivalent to a 3.6/3.7GPA ("above average" by LSAC). I was hoping to get a 165+ but unfortunately got a 163...not sure whether I should retake in december since I'll have minimal preparation time and it may harm my chances even more considering it's considered quite late in the cycle if I retake....if I settle with what I have for now, do I have a chance at any of the following schools??

Already applied:
Boalt
Michigan
Texas EA
Boston U
WUSTL
USC

Others that I wish to get into:
Cornell (I know chances is almost zero...but still wana give it a go...should I do EA or RD?)
UCLA
UIUC
Minnesota
Fordham
Notre Dame
UC Hastings
UC Davis
George Washington
Emory

Will I have a better shot if I ED at any of the above schools? And any suggestions what other schools should I look at for a realistic shot? Thanks!

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby im_blue » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:08 am

As a foreign student, the only thing you can contribute to a school's numbers is your LSAT, so UC Davis is the only reasonable shot on your list. Retake or aim much lower at 163-median schools like Colorado, UW, Brooklyn, and American.

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby xqhp82 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:17 am

im_blue wrote:As a foreign student, the only thing you can contribute to a school's numbers is your LSAT, so UC Davis is the only reasonable shot on your list. Retake or aim much lower at 163-median schools like Colorado, UW, Brooklyn, and American.


Thanks - i do realize my list is ambitious but since I'm an foreign applicant I really want to get into a school that has a considerable international reputation...just want to give them a go at least. Is UC Davis easier to get into than UC Hastings? And if I do retake in december but got the same number (or slightly lower) is that going to hurt me even more than if I apply now?

Any more takers??

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby xqhp82 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:06 pm

hello..?? anyone else can help??

ps. forgot to add Wisconsin to the list.

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby Grizz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:15 pm

Retake.

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby xqhp82 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:45 pm

how about applying now and retake in February to get off the possible wait-lists? I really don't have much time to prep now...

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby Grizz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:48 pm

xqhp82 wrote:how about applying now and retake in February to get off the possible wait-lists? I really don't have much time to prep now...


Not a great idea. Schools are pretty full by the time the February scores come back. And all the scholarship money will likely be gone.

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Re: foreign student (~3.6-3.7) lsat 163 chances?

Postby xqhp82 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:27 am

Alright...I guess retake it is. But I really worry about the scenario of waiting two months then find out I score even lower than October....

Is it possible for target schools to consider without my December score then? I'm looking at UC Davis/Hastings/Wisconsin




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