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3.7+/177

Postby mystic38 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:03 pm

Hi, I'm currently a Junior majoring in international economics and planning on applying in the fall semester.
I am really concerned because my GPA is only a little over 3.7 at the moment (even though I am sure my GPA will go up at least a little bit after this semester, I don't think I will be able to get 3.8+ after my junior year).

I am proficient in 3 additional languages in addition to English: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. I also have internship experience with Non-profit organizations and at the House of Representatives.

Would it help if I retake my LSAT this June? My dream is to get into any one of HYS.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:05 pm

I hate you.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby bhan87 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:07 pm

mystic38 wrote:Hi, I'm currently a Junior majoring in international economics and planning on applying in the fall semester.
I am really concerned because my GPA is only a little over 3.7 at the moment (even though I am sure my GPA will go up at least a little bit after this semester, I don't think I will be able to get 3.8+ after my junior year).

I am proficient in 3 additional languages in addition to English: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. I also have internship experience with Non-profit organizations and at the House of Representatives.

Would it help if I retake my LSAT this June? My dream is to get into any one of HYS.

Thanks for your help!


Your GPA is a bit low for HYS, but you should be good for CCN (especially Columbia / NYU). If you can get it closer to a 3.8 Harvard might bite and you would be in contention for a Hamilton at CLS

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:09 pm

mystic38 wrote:Hi, I'm currently a Junior majoring in international economics and planning on applying in the fall semester.
I am really concerned because my GPA is only a little over 3.7 at the moment (even though I am sure my GPA will go up at least a little bit after this semester, I don't think I will be able to get 3.8+ after my junior year).

I am proficient in 3 additional languages in addition to English: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. I also have internship experience with Non-profit organizations and at the House of Representatives.

Would it help if I retake my LSAT this June? My dream is to get into any one of HYS.

Thanks for your help!


Why would you retake? Most people who score above a 175 and retake end up getting lower scores. Focus on getting your GPA up. 3.8 and 177+ should make you an admit for Harvard. Stanford and Yale are always a toss up. Then again, if you're dumb enough to ask if you should retake a 177, you'll probably fuck up your good chances at HLS anyways.
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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby mystic38 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:13 pm

Thanks for your advice!

I guess I won't have to retake LSAT.

If I apply early next fall (as in September or October), would law school still ask for my GPA after the fall semester is over?

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:14 pm

Depends. You might get admitted before the end of fall semester (ex: Harvard often accepts the first batch of applicants late November early December)

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby EdmundBurke23 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:15 pm

troll

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby fatduck » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:15 pm

probably get good money at wustl, they love splitters

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:19 pm

fatduck wrote:probably get good money at wustl, they love splitters


IU-B will give him a full ride if he doesn't mind the midwest.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby usernamer » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:37 pm

As a pretty severe reverse splitter, OP should ED to UVA if he wants t14

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby mystic38 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:40 pm

Wait. Does that mean I have no chance of any T14 unless I apply ED to UVA?

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Postby fatduck » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:48 pm

mystic38 wrote:Wait. Does that mean I have no chance of any T14 unless I apply ED to UVA?

the only way for anyone to get into the T14 is to retake and ED to UVA.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby PurplePirate » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:53 pm

fatduck wrote:
mystic38 wrote:Wait. Does that mean I have no chance of any T14 unless I apply ED to UVA?

the only way for anyone to get into the T14 is to retake and ED to UVA.


+1
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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:07 pm

mystic38 wrote:Wait. Does that mean I have no chance of any T14 unless I apply ED to UVA?


With your obvious lack of intelligence, yes.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:13 pm

Fatduck so long as I read TLS please don't stop posting lol

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby mystic38 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:17 pm

Unlike many of you, I am not very knowledgeable about the law school application process yet (for example, I am not sure what it exactly means to have a "severe reverse splitter"), and that's why I wanted to seek any advice.

I'm assuming that I have a solid chance at all T14 except HYS based on very helpful comments I have received so far, correct?

Thanks

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:20 pm

mystic38 wrote:(for example, I am not sure what it means to have a "very severe splitter")


Come here, big boy, I'll show ya

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby fltanglab » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:51 pm

OP: do your research before posting. All the answers are in this forum. Believe me you're just making yourself look bad.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby ImpatientlyWaiting » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:00 am

They're messing with you. EDing to UVA is a TLS inside joke. You should get into everything besides HYS, and you have a decent shot at those three as well, since you seem to have pretty good softs.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:05 am

There's not much you can do at this point to improve your odds at YHS. Retaking the LSAT won't help and your odds at S are incredibly slim barring some exceptional life story. Cross your fingers and make sure your application is polished and submitted early.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby alexonfyre » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:42 am

mystic38 wrote:Unlike many of you, I am not very knowledgeable about the law school application process yet (for example, I am not sure what it exactly means to have a "severe reverse splitter"), and that's why I wanted to seek any advice.

I'm assuming that I have a solid chance at all T14 except HYS based on very helpful comments I have received so far, correct?

Thanks


Lurk more. My first post, TLS handed me my ass as well. I went back and read almost all the T100 descriptions and stickies, studied up the USN stats and then came back when I could participate.
If you are looking for info on the process, treat this more like wikipedia and less like 4chan. Once you no longer need that, proceed to treat it entirely like 4chan.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby glewz » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:49 am

fltanglab wrote:OP: do your research before posting. All the answers are in this forum. Believe me you're just making yourself look bad.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby Lasker » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:00 am

alexonfyre wrote:If you are looking for info on the process, treat this more like wikipedia and less like 4chan. Once you no longer need that, proceed to treat it entirely like 4chan.


So good.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby lawschoolbound11 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:39 am

Flame. No school in North America puts pluses and minuses in your GPA. That's what the second decimal place is for.

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Re: 3.7+/177

Postby subtle » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:56 am

lawschoolbound11 wrote:Flame. No school in North America puts pluses and minuses in your GPA. That's what the second decimal place is for.


:lol:




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