2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

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2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby undergradfail » Sat May 14, 2011 9:13 pm

Hi there. I did well at the beginning of college but then I took some harder courses and now I have 5 (that's five) F's (that's F as in FAIL) on my transcript (from my junior and senior years).
I consider myself pretty smart, but I'm just really lazy.

Do I have a chance at Temple? I want to practice in Philadelphia. I'm not planning to apply until I've improved my discipline and achieved some post-undergrad success.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby Drake014 » Sat May 14, 2011 9:15 pm

undergradfail wrote:Hi there. I did well at the beginning of college but then I took some harder courses and now I have 5 (that's five) F's (that's F as in FAIL) on my transcript (from my junior and senior years).
I consider myself pretty smart, but I'm just really lazy.

Do I have a chance at Temple? I want to practice in Philadelphia. I'm not planning to apply until I've improved my discipline and achieved some post-undergrad success.


If you scored a 170, you really should be aiming higher.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 14, 2011 9:16 pm

undergradfail wrote:Hi there. I did well at the beginning of college but then I took some harder courses and now I have 5 (that's five) F's (that's F as in FAIL) on my transcript (from my junior and senior years).
I consider myself pretty smart, but I'm just really lazy.

Do I have a chance at Temple? I want to practice in Philadelphia. I'm not planning to apply until I've improved my discipline and achieved some post-undergrad success.


You'll get temple.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby undergradfail » Sat May 14, 2011 9:29 pm

Drake014 wrote:
undergradfail wrote:Hi there. I did well at the beginning of college but then I took some harder courses and now I have 5 (that's five) F's (that's F as in FAIL) on my transcript (from my junior and senior years).
I consider myself pretty smart, but I'm just really lazy.

Do I have a chance at Temple? I want to practice in Philadelphia. I'm not planning to apply until I've improved my discipline and achieved some post-undergrad success.


If you scored a 170, you really should be aiming higher.


Well I'm aiming to go to a law school near Philly, but I'm obviously out at Penn. And I've heard BU has a hard floor at 3~3.3. Do you think I have a shot at other schools in the T20-30 range?
My intuition is a lot of those schools will see the F's on my transcript and toss out my app right then and there.


Desert Fox wrote:
undergradfail wrote:Hi there. I did well at the beginning of college but then I took some harder courses and now I have 5 (that's five) F's (that's F as in FAIL) on my transcript (from my junior and senior years).
I consider myself pretty smart, but I'm just really lazy.

Do I have a chance at Temple? I want to practice in Philadelphia. I'm not planning to apply until I've improved my discipline and achieved some post-undergrad success.


You'll get temple.


That's encouraging, thank you.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby Chupavida » Sat May 14, 2011 9:36 pm

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon May 16, 2011 2:15 am

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby shoeshine » Mon May 16, 2011 2:17 am

are you a URM? GPA floors usually don't exist for URMs.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby Corwin » Mon May 16, 2011 8:41 pm

You should look at WashU, ED Northwestern if you have WE, Washington and Lee, GW, UIUC. There are a set of schools that these types of splitters seem to do really well at.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby undergradfail » Mon May 16, 2011 11:04 pm

shoeshine wrote:are you a URM? GPA floors usually don't exist for URMs.


Non-URM. If anything - my background is probably overrepresented in law schools.


Corwin wrote:You should look at WashU, ED Northwestern if you have WE, Washington and Lee, GW, UIUC. There are a set of schools that these types of splitters seem to do really well at.


Thanks for the tips, I'll check these schools out on LSN. I'm pretty sure I'm out at Northwestern though.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby Snape » Tue May 17, 2011 9:04 am

If you want Philly go to Temple. Done! Temple is better for placement in Philly than any of the non-"T20" Schools anyways....If you don't already live in PA move there for a year--get in state--and go to Temple--

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby johnnyutah » Tue May 17, 2011 10:32 am

Snape wrote:If you want Philly go to Temple.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby Corwin » Tue May 17, 2011 10:06 pm

undergradfail wrote:
shoeshine wrote:are you a URM? GPA floors usually don't exist for URMs.


Non-URM. If anything - my background is probably overrepresented in law schools.


Corwin wrote:You should look at WashU, ED Northwestern if you have WE, Washington and Lee, GW, UIUC. There are a set of schools that these types of splitters seem to do really well at.


Thanks for the tips, I'll check these schools out on LSN. I'm pretty sure I'm out at Northwestern though.

If you actually got a 170 and have WE, you have a shot at ED at NU. Several people have gotten in with similar numbers, non-URM. Raising your LSAT a point or two would help a lot.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby westinghouse60 » Thu May 19, 2011 2:26 am

undergradfail wrote:
Drake014 wrote:
undergradfail wrote:Hi there. I did well at the beginning of college but then I took some harder courses and now I have 5 (that's five) F's (that's F as in FAIL) on my transcript (from my junior and senior years).
I consider myself pretty smart, but I'm just really lazy.

Do I have a chance at Temple? I want to practice in Philadelphia. I'm not planning to apply until I've improved my discipline and achieved some post-undergrad success.


If you scored a 170, you really should be aiming higher.


Well I'm aiming to go to a law school near Philly, but I'm obviously out at Penn. And I've heard BU has a hard floor at 3~3.3. Do you think I have a shot at other schools in the T20-30 range?
My intuition is a lot of those schools will see the F's on my transcript and toss out my app right then and there.


Not sure if you were wondering about this or not, but schools who reject you due to your GPA will most likely do so as a result of your cumulative GPA, not any individual grades. At least that's the impression I'm under.

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Re: 2.8 170 (with F's on transcript) Chance at Temple?

Postby undergradfail » Thu May 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Snape wrote:If you want Philly go to Temple. Done! Temple is better for placement in Philly than any of the non-"T20" Schools anyways....If you don't already live in PA move there for a year--get in state--and go to Temple--


Thanks Snape, makes sense to me.


westinghouse60 wrote:Not sure if you were wondering about this or not, but schools who reject you due to your GPA will most likely do so as a result of your cumulative GPA, not any individual grades. At least that's the impression I'm under.


That's actually what I was originally aiming to understand, thanks!




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