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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:10 pm

If you know you want to be in Minneapolis, Minnesota wouldn't be a bad option.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:11 pm

Best chance at top ten would be to ED at Michigan. I don't recommend it, though.

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Re: 3.8x 168

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:39 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:If you know you want to be in Minneapolis, Minnesota wouldn't be a bad option.


This. What are your goals?

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby buckilaw » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:39 pm

An ED to Mich would be your best shot. However, an extra point or two on your LSAT would do wonders for your prospects.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby BeenDidThat » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:46 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:...
would I be a fool to pay sticker at a top ten instead of going to Minnesota (which I presume will be free tuition based on lsn) if I think I'd be happy in the twin cities?


If it ends up being free tuition, yes. Though I must qualify: do you have a burning passion to be somewhere else, even if you think you'd be happy in the twin cities?

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:26 am

I don't think you're GPA's the issue when it comes to Chicago...it's the LSAT. If it had been 2 points higher (i.e. 170), it sure would've increased your chances at Chicago significantly.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby Deuce » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:28 am

BrianGriffintheDog wrote:I don't think you're GPA's the issue when it comes to Chicago...it's the LSAT. If it had been 2 points higher (i.e. 170), it sure would've increased your chances at Chicago significantly.


This. I am pretty much your numbers twin and am retaking in fall. Sack up n do it. The worse that can happen is your highest LSAT is still a 168.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:11 am

handlesthetruth wrote:Thanks everyone! Bumping with updated original post....

Any chance at uchi ed if I got my final gpa to 3.88?

No.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:00 am

handlesthetruth wrote:
Deuce wrote:
BrianGriffintheDog wrote:I don't think you're GPA's the issue when it comes to Chicago...it's the LSAT. If it had been 2 points higher (i.e. 170), it sure would've increased your chances at Chicago significantly.


This. I am pretty much your numbers twin and am retaking in fall. Sack up n do it. The worse that can happen is your highest LSAT is still a 168.


Again, all input is appreciated guys.

As for the above:

This is kind of what I was thinking, that I should retake (I would do it in June) and worst case scenario my highest is still 168. This is probably sound advice given my PT average on my last 8 tests was about 171. (my last three were 175, 173, 175! :( haha) However, let's say I do drop and get like a 165. How much would this hurt, if at all?



Oh it will hurt alright. I don't want to sound penisy or anything, but if you drop to 165, you can say goodbye to t14. With that being said, however, if you got 168 on your first try and AND actually sit down and study, you shouldn't have any problem bringing it up 2 points. Did you have any legitimate excuses as to why you underperformed compared to your PT avg?

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:01 am

BrianGriffintheDog wrote:
handlesthetruth wrote:
Deuce wrote:
BrianGriffintheDog wrote:I don't think you're GPA's the issue when it comes to Chicago...it's the LSAT. If it had been 2 points higher (i.e. 170), it sure would've increased your chances at Chicago significantly.


This. I am pretty much your numbers twin and am retaking in fall. Sack up n do it. The worse that can happen is your highest LSAT is still a 168.


Again, all input is appreciated guys.

As for the above:

This is kind of what I was thinking, that I should retake (I would do it in June) and worst case scenario my highest is still 168. This is probably sound advice given my PT average on my last 8 tests was about 171. (my last three were 175, 173, 175! :( haha) However, let's say I do drop and get like a 165. How much would this hurt, if at all?



Oh it will hurt alright. I don't want to sound penisy or anything, but if you drop to 165, you can say goodbye to t14. With that being said, however, if you got 168 on your first try and AND actually sit down and study, you shouldn't have any problem bringing it up 2 points. Did you have any legitimate excuses as to why you underperformed compared to your PT avg?


Lolwut no.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:52 am

It might hurt but it won't KILL your chances if you do lower.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby neonx » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:40 pm

Blanket T14. Please.

Your stats, more or less, similar to mine, and I've gotten into half of the T14's and waiting on five more.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:19 pm

BrianGriffintheDog wrote:
handlesthetruth wrote:
Deuce wrote:
BrianGriffintheDog wrote:I don't think you're GPA's the issue when it comes to Chicago...it's the LSAT. If it had been 2 points higher (i.e. 170), it sure would've increased your chances at Chicago significantly.


This. I am pretty much your numbers twin and am retaking in fall. Sack up n do it. The worse that can happen is your highest LSAT is still a 168.


Again, all input is appreciated guys.

As for the above:

This is kind of what I was thinking, that I should retake (I would do it in June) and worst case scenario my highest is still 168. This is probably sound advice given my PT average on my last 8 tests was about 171. (my last three were 175, 173, 175! :( haha) However, let's say I do drop and get like a 165. How much would this hurt, if at all?



Oh it will hurt alright. I don't want to sound penisy or anything, but if you drop to 165, you can say goodbye to t14. With that being said, however, if you got 168 on your first try and AND actually sit down and study, you shouldn't have any problem bringing it up 2 points. Did you have any legitimate excuses as to why you underperformed compared to your PT avg?


this might be the dumbest thing i've ever seen in the advice boards. dropping to 165 will have no effect. 168 will still be your highest score and will be the score that schools report/use to admit or deny you. if you want to you can always write some bullshit addendum that you were sick that day or something, if you REALLY do score lower, but there's a good chance you won't.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby neonx » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:01 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:this might be the dumbest thing i've ever seen in the advice boards. dropping to 165 will have no effect. 168 will still be your highest score and will be the score that schools report/use to admit or deny you. if you want to you can always write some bullshit addendum that you were sick that day or something, if you REALLY do score lower, but there's a good chance you won't.



Thanks for that..it really did scare me; i was leaning towards a retake but was momentarily scared out of it as a result of that post lol.

168 is about 2.5 points below my PT average but I would have the anomalous 164 during prep.

I think I am going to retake in June, though, and if it doesn't feel good just cancel. I really, really want to go to UMich.


If Michigan is your clear first choice, ED. If not, consider other options.

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Re: 3.8x 168

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:02 pm

handlesthetruth wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:this might be the dumbest thing i've ever seen in the advice boards. dropping to 165 will have no effect. 168 will still be your highest score and will be the score that schools report/use to admit or deny you. if you want to you can always write some bullshit addendum that you were sick that day or something, if you REALLY do score lower, but there's a good chance you won't.



Thanks for that..it really did scare me; i was leaning towards a retake but was momentarily scared out of it as a result of that post lol.

168 is about 2.5 points below my PT average but I would have the anomalous 164 during prep.

I think I am going to retake in June, though, and if it doesn't feel good just cancel. I really, really want to go to UMich.


Michigan is definitely possible for you with your 168 if you ED and put together a great application (research the school a lot before you apply and make your app as Michigan- centric as possible), but it would be more of a lock with a higher LSAT. People with your #s and lower get in ED on a regular basis.

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