173 / 4.05 actuary

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Vaclac
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173 / 4.05 actuary

Postby Vaclac » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Hi,

I was wondering what kind of schools I might be able to get decent scholarships to with these numbers and also want to know what my odds would look like for getting it to Yale specifically. A couple of questions I have:

1. I have work experience as an actuary and recently got my Fellow of the Society of Actuaries designation. Those in this admittedly small field would know that requires a lot of work and commitment, but I'm not sure if adcoms would know or care at all.
2. If I really want to try for HYS, is it worthwhile to retake, or would retaking a 173 would just look neurotic. I PTed around 178 and had some particular issues with this test I don't imagine I would on a retake. I think I'd have a pretty solid shot at a 177+
3. Is there any logic to applying to Yale this year, then retaking and reapplying next year if rejected? Do they look favourably/unfavourably on that? If I get rejected and have to wait, it's not so bad cuz I could continue working and saving during that year so as to have less debt after law school.

Thanks for any of your thoughts :)

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Re: 173 / 4.05 actuary

Postby mattviphky » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:42 pm

everybody on here hates you. i have no real advice, just envy.

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Re: 173 / 4.05 actuary

Postby theantiscalia » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:46 pm

Vaclac wrote:Hi,

I was wondering what kind of schools I might be able to get decent scholarships to with these numbers and also want to know what my odds would look like for getting it to Yale specifically. A couple of questions I have:

1. I have work experience as an actuary and recently got my Fellow of the Society of Actuaries designation. Those in this admittedly small field would know that requires a lot of work and commitment, but I'm not sure if adcoms would know or care at all.
2. If I really want to try for HYS, is it worthwhile to retake, or would retaking a 173 would just look neurotic. I PTed around 178 and had some particular issues with this test I don't imagine I would on a retake. I think I'd have a pretty solid shot at a 177+
3. Is there any logic to applying to Yale this year, then retaking and reapplying next year if rejected? Do they look favourably/unfavourably on that? If I get rejected and have to wait, it's not so bad cuz I could continue working and saving during that year so as to have less debt after law school.

Thanks for any of your thoughts :)


It seems to me that if you actually are an actuary, you'd be able to predict the odds of your success...

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Re: 173 / 4.05 actuary

Postby Vaclac » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:09 pm

theantiscalia wrote:
Vaclac wrote:Hi,

I was wondering what kind of schools I might be able to get decent scholarships to with these numbers and also want to know what my odds would look like for getting it to Yale specifically. A couple of questions I have:

1. I have work experience as an actuary and recently got my Fellow of the Society of Actuaries designation. Those in this admittedly small field would know that requires a lot of work and commitment, but I'm not sure if adcoms would know or care at all.
2. If I really want to try for HYS, is it worthwhile to retake, or would retaking a 173 would just look neurotic. I PTed around 178 and had some particular issues with this test I don't imagine I would on a retake. I think I'd have a pretty solid shot at a 177+
3. Is there any logic to applying to Yale this year, then retaking and reapplying next year if rejected? Do they look favourably/unfavourably on that? If I get rejected and have to wait, it's not so bad cuz I could continue working and saving during that year so as to have less debt after law school.

Thanks for any of your thoughts :)


It seems to me that if you actually are an actuary, you'd be able to predict the odds of your success...


Haha, if only :(

Unfortunately the data to attempt such a calculation based off of seems to consist only of GPA/LSAT, so its hard to evaluate work experience or other factors. Data on scholarships seem sparse too, so I figured TLSers with experience in the admission process might have helpful info on some of the specific questions I asked about.

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Re: 173 / 4.05 actuary

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Vaclac wrote:
theantiscalia wrote:
Vaclac wrote:Hi,

I was wondering what kind of schools I might be able to get decent scholarships to with these numbers and also want to know what my odds would look like for getting it to Yale specifically. A couple of questions I have:

1. I have work experience as an actuary and recently got my Fellow of the Society of Actuaries designation. Those in this admittedly small field would know that requires a lot of work and commitment, but I'm not sure if adcoms would know or care at all.
2. If I really want to try for HYS, is it worthwhile to retake, or would retaking a 173 would just look neurotic. I PTed around 178 and had some particular issues with this test I don't imagine I would on a retake. I think I'd have a pretty solid shot at a 177+
3. Is there any logic to applying to Yale this year, then retaking and reapplying next year if rejected? Do they look favourably/unfavourably on that? If I get rejected and have to wait, it's not so bad cuz I could continue working and saving during that year so as to have less debt after law school.

Thanks for any of your thoughts :)


It seems to me that if you actually are an actuary, you'd be able to predict the odds of your success...


Haha, if only :(

Unfortunately the data to attempt such a calculation based off of seems to consist only of GPA/LSAT, so its hard to evaluate work experience or other factors. Data on scholarships seem sparse too, so I figured TLSers with experience in the admission process might have helpful info on some of the specific questions I asked about.


Well, you are in luck! Numbers are all that really matter for schools that offer merit scholarships (Not HYS). Here is some data on it: http://www.hourumd.com/?lsat=173&gpa=4. ... o&range=no I think it is a bit dated but it is about the same I think now that the big surge of law students is over.




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