2.94 166 Predictions

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2.94 166 Predictions

Postby ericcstret » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:19 pm

Hey guys,

So I have a 2.94 right now, a 166 and a decent resume, but nothing particularly outstanding. I'm planning on retaking the LSAT in December because I did not really study at all the first time around. I'm shooting for 170-174, and my GPA is on the rise (should hit 3.1 or so by the year's end and 3.0 by the end of this semester). I was diagnosed with a learning disability before this year which might hopefully in part explain the low GPA? I'm planning on applying to the following schools. If anybody could give me some predictions and/or recommendations for good shots I could take I'd really appreciate it.

MSU
Iowa
Minnesota
Northeastern
BC
Florida
Wisconsin
Chicago-Kent
BC
American
Michigan
Case Western
Wake Forest
U of Georgia
Wayne State
George Washington

Any info would be very useful. Please be brutal :D

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:28 pm

Apply to Emory, they'll take anyone with a 166 and a pulse.

http://emory.lawschoolnumbers.com/appli ... ,8&type=jd

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby Grizz » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:09 pm

im_blue wrote:Apply to Emory, they'll take anyone with a 166 and a pulse.

http://emory.lawschoolnumbers.com/appli ... ,8&type=jd


Yep.

If you're feeling really ballsy, take a year off, work, get a 170+, and ED to Northwestern.

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby malteaser » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:59 am

Thanks guys that will go on my list. What are my chances at the rest of the schools I listed though if I apply asap?

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:03 pm

malteaser wrote:Thanks guys that will go on my list. What are my chances at the rest of the schools I listed though if I apply asap?


2.94 makes it hard to say. Schools hate sub-3.0s.

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby ericcstret » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:32 pm

Fair enough, if you had to put money on it will I get in anywhere on my list? Or should I drastically reconsider my position? Sorry to harp on about it, I'm just trying to figure out if I should sit this cycle out or not and if not I need to get my apps in asap obviously. Thanks for the help!

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:36 pm

ericcstret wrote:Fair enough, if you had to put money on it will I get in anywhere on my list? Or should I drastically reconsider my position? Sorry to harp on about it, I'm just trying to figure out if I should sit this cycle out or not and if not I need to get my apps in asap obviously. Thanks for the help!


If you can get the GPA up, wait.

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby Sean Bateman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:38 pm

in general, you'll probably have to shoot lower with that GPA

I had a 3.5/165 and didn't get in to many of those schools (of the ones you listed i was in at wake, florida, and northeastern)

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby im_blue » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:01 pm

I would apply this year and if it doesn't work out, then taking a year off to raise your GPA above 3.0 would make a huge difference.

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Re: 2.94 166 Predictions

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:11 am

OP,

Your list is pretty broad in terms of where you can get in with your numbers (American, yes; Michigan, no). I applied and was accepted at a number of those schools with slightly lower numbers than yours so it is definitely do-able. I was out of undergrad for about 6 years, though. If you can push your GPA up a bit and bust through the 170 wall, you will do fine.

Also, you mentioned you were diagnosed with a learning disability. There is an organization for law students with disabilities. Check out http://www.NALSWD.org. Nalswd has great information like getting LSAT and BAR accommodations and advice on applying to schools.




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