172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience Chances Please (UPDATE)

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172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience Chances Please (UPDATE)

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:38 pm

2.84 (LSDAS), 172 December 2010 LSAT (Fall 2011 Applicant), Two years public service work experience (read: AmeriCorps).

What are my chances at the following schools:
Northwestern (ED - first day applications are accepted?)
Cornell
Georgetown LC
Vanderbilt
Notre Dame (EA)
Washington University in St. Louis
The George Washington University
UIUC
Boston University
Fordham

Feel free to ask any questions regarding my potential application.

Also, any scholarship info. would be *much* appreciated.
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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:39 pm

enjoy Northwestern

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:43 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

EDIT: see "tallguy" on LSN - what happened with him?

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:45 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

i still think you'll get in with the ED. if you want to make it more of a sure thing, take another year off and do more americorps stuff. do you have a hard major or did you just never even feel like sitting for your exams in undergrad?

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby dr123 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:45 pm

If you want more WE you could take your non-competitive status and get a fed job

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:45 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

EDIT: see "tallguy" on LSN - what happened with him?

send me the link

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:45 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

i still think you'll get in with the ED. if you want to make it more of a sure thing, take another year off and do more americorps stuff. do you have a hard major or did you just never even feel like sitting for your exams in undergrad?


The latter.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:46 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

EDIT: see "tallguy" on LSN - what happened with him?

send me the link


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/tallguy/jd

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:46 pm

dr123 wrote:If you want more WE you could take your non-competitive status and get a fed job


I'm not sure how that works exactly and have been itching to go back to school since the end of the summer after my senior year. I had a lot of momentum.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:48 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

i still think you'll get in with the ED. if you want to make it more of a sure thing, take another year off and do more americorps stuff. do you have a hard major or did you just never even feel like sitting for your exams in undergrad?


The latter.

ouch. you might have kind of screwed yourself out of t14 there. there tends to be (VERY GENERALLY) a 3.0 GPA floor for all t14s, with many many exceptions I know before someone jumps on me. Sub-3.0's tend to have some other sparkling "it" factor that helps them stand out.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:49 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:enjoy Northwestern


Even 2.84 seems a little low for them, IMO. And I don't know if my WE actually "counts" as it is relatively minor (I assume there are lots of former bankers and science/engineering people amongst the student body).

EDIT: see "tallguy" on LSN - what happened with him?

send me the link


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/tallguy/jd

going solely off this information, this person did not ED to NU, but to UVA, and got rejected ED from UVA. since he didn't ED to NU (at least, according to his LSN profile) you can't really get anything conclusive out of this

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:50 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote: going solely off this information, this person did not ED to NU, but to UVA, and got rejected ED from UVA. since he didn't ED to NU (at least, according to his LSN profile) you can't really get anything conclusive out of this


Oh, good catch. Do you have any experience with NU or NU interviewing?

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby dr123 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:51 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
dr123 wrote:If you want more WE you could take your non-competitive status and get a fed job


I'm not sure how that works exactly.


look for Federal Positions on USAJOBS, and check the box that says you have non-competitive eligibility, this will allow you to apply to a bunch of jobs may normall would not have access or eligibilty to apply to.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby barry » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:51 pm

i'll say he's in NU w/ ED

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:53 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote: going solely off this information, this person did not ED to NU, but to UVA, and got rejected ED from UVA. since he didn't ED to NU (at least, according to his LSN profile) you can't really get anything conclusive out of this


Oh, good catch. Do you have any experience with NU or NU interviewing?

i do not - i didn't apply because i don't have much WE (only a year americorps, i intuitively decided that wasn't enough WE to get me into NU so i didn't bother)

i've heard that if you're a borderline candidate you should most definitely interview if you can
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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:54 pm

barry wrote:i'll say he's in NU w/ ED


I'm curious about the interviewing process. Will that make or break my application?

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:55 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
barry wrote:i'll say he's in NU w/ ED


I'm curious about the interviewing process. Will that make or break my application?

early interview + ED = you're probably good

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:58 pm

barry wrote:i'll say he's in NU w/ ED


I concur. Apply as early as possible though.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:17 am

BUMP to include Notre Dame (EA).

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:23 am

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:BUMP to include Notre Dame (EA).


Won't happen.

It's NU w/ ED or bust.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:45 am

YourCaptain wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:BUMP to include Notre Dame (EA).


Won't happen.

It's NU w/ ED or bust.


or bust? I mean that makes it seem like I won't even get WUSTL

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:49 am

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:BUMP to include Notre Dame (EA).


Won't happen.

It's NU w/ ED or bust.


or bust? I mean that makes it seem like I won't even get WUSTL


Ok, you might get WUSTL but I'd rather have NU. ND won't happen though.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience - Chances Please

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:50 am

YourCaptain wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:
YourCaptain wrote:
StateSchoolSplitter wrote:BUMP to include Notre Dame (EA).


Won't happen.

It's NU w/ ED or bust.


or bust? I mean that makes it seem like I won't even get WUSTL


Ok, you might get WUSTL but I'd rather have NU. ND won't happen though.


But...but...you're an ND splitter. Far less severe I take it.

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience Chances Please (UPDATE)

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:47 am

Friendly BUMP.

Still looking to hear more about chances @ NU (top school choice).

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Re: 172, 2.84, Two Years Work Experience Chances Please (UPDATE)

Postby StateSchoolSplitter » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:32 pm

StateSchoolSplitter wrote:Friendly BUMP.

Still looking to hear more about chances @ NU (top school choice).




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