3.5 / 178

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3.5 / 178

Postby Jerkovsky » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:14 am

Thanks for your input!
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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby FlanAl » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:17 am

In at Boalt
Possibly in at stanford? i'd say its worth the app fee
Probably in at columbia or NYU with ED not sure with RD

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby Moxie » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:18 am

When did you apply? If you wait till early next cycle, I think you'll get in everywhere from Columbia down (with a small chance at HLS).

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby Jerkovsky » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:21 am

I am not applying till next cycle and and basically have my whole application already prepared, so I hope to be ready to apply the second the applications become available.

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby ATR » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:27 am

Your GPA could hurt you, but your softs are some of the best I've seen. I think you should get at least a few of your reaches; not sure which ones. Why no Yale?

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:28 am

If you like your firm see if they work something out by doing PT at a local school.

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby Jerkovsky » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:34 am

atresia: Based on the the Yale website, the lowest GPA they let in last cycle is a 3.40, so I figured my 3.5 doesn't give me even a remote shot. I will definitely send an app their way though!

Desert Fox: Yeah, I am definitely keeping that possibility open, and I am fairly certain I will be starting a "Choosing a Law School" thread on the subject come next fall.

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby romothesavior » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:37 am

Normally I (and almost everyone on TLS) say that resume/major/undergrad don't matter. But if there was ever a time where Yale (or any school) would dip down and accept a 3.5 GPA, it would be this time. You are an EE major from Stanford and a 4-year D1 athlete with a 178. You are the cream of the applicant crop. A 3.5 is a respectable GPA, especially given your background. I think you have a shot at every school in the country, including Yale (although it really is a black box for admissions). I really think you'll be in at one or more of HYS.

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby nbafan135 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:44 am

and escaped from a country as a child, overcame odds and ended up going to Stanford, getting a 178, and playing D1 sports? i can't think of a reason for at least one of HYS to not take you

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Re: 3.5 / 178 / engineer / good softs

Postby Jerkovsky » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:34 pm

WOW, thanks a lot for the encouraging feedback! I assumed I had a solid shot at Columbia and NYU, but definitely didn't think I had any chance with the others due to my mediocre GPA. I also have the next 8 months to perfect my PS and DS, so hopefully that will help.

Do you think it would be beneficial to add a short GPA addendum, just quickly pointing out how much time sports took up during undergrad and to further highlight my graduate GPA and my performance in the law school course I took?




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