3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

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3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby Storm » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:56 am

I have a 3.43 GPA and a 161 LSAT. Anyone know what my chances at SMU are? non URM

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby swilson215 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:24 am

for full time? honestly? slim. There was someone on LSN this year that was your number twin and got rejected, even though she went ED. bump up your LSAT by three or four points, though, and you'll be right in the thick of things.

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby imbored25 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:13 pm

unlikely, retake and get a 165 and you should be in good shape and probably get a nice scholarship as well

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby Storm » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:28 am

Correction my LSDAS GPA is a 3.47 so how much of a difference would it make if I improved it to above a 3.5 during the fall semester? I also plan on retaking the LSAT, but how much of a difference does a 3.47 vs. a 3.5 really make? I've heard some schools set a GPA floor at 3.5 unless you're a huge splitter.

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:54 pm

SMU is an LSAT school. 3.43 versus 3.5 won't matter at all.

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby Storm » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:42 pm

kalvano wrote:SMU is an LSAT school. 3.43 versus 3.5 won't matter at all.


K what about University of Texas? Would a 3.47 vs. 3.5 make a difference? I know my lsat isn't anywhere close but I'm hoping that I can fix that in October.

edit: I'm just wondering whether or not it would be worth it to wait until mid December to apply if I know that my gpa would be higher or if I would be better off getting my applications in as soon as I get my October lsat results.

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Storm wrote:
kalvano wrote:SMU is an LSAT school. 3.43 versus 3.5 won't matter at all.


K what about University of Texas? Would a 3.47 vs. 3.5 make a difference? I know my lsat isn't anywhere close but I'm hoping that I can fix that in October.

edit: I'm just wondering whether or not it would be worth it to wait until mid December to apply if I know that my gpa would be higher or if I would be better off getting my applications in as soon as I get my October lsat results.



Yes. UT has an almost concrete 3.5 floor.

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Re: 3.43 161 texas resident. Shot at SMU?

Postby Storm » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:20 pm

kalvano wrote:
Storm wrote:
kalvano wrote:SMU is an LSAT school. 3.43 versus 3.5 won't matter at all.


K what about University of Texas? Would a 3.47 vs. 3.5 make a difference? I know my lsat isn't anywhere close but I'm hoping that I can fix that in October.

edit: I'm just wondering whether or not it would be worth it to wait until mid December to apply if I know that my gpa would be higher or if I would be better off getting my applications in as soon as I get my October lsat results.



Yes. UT has an almost concrete 3.5 floor.


Thanks I'll definitely make sure to get my grades up this next semester.




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