bawsetinboy wrote:bdubs wrote:Why did you get a 2.5? Are you in an engineering program that curved to a 3.0, did you get a straight semester of F's on top of what otherwise would have been a 3.5-3.7, or did you just f*ck around all four years?
I think with your unique combination of very high LSAT, extremely low grades, and prestigious UG you will get some attention. If you had a reasonable excuse, I could see schools making you the exception but only if you have WE (I think you are on the right track with military service though).
A combination of b.) and c.). My first year was abysmal, went on a huge upward trend for the next two years, then dropped precipitously in the last year. It was a combination of many things, but included poor study habits, f*cking around and general lack of regard for academics (first year), and pretty severe depression (last year).
definitely planning on submitting a solid addendum.
That's probably tougher to explain. Unless you had a few semesters of at or above median grades at a T14 I don't see how they will be sold on your academic aptitude. Top schools don't like seeing graduates fail out and you would look like a major risk.
I will go with the crowd and say that NU ED is your only realistic shot at T14.