3.3/169 retake in December

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3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:23 pm

Grizz, don't you dare link me to LSN....

LSAC cumulative 3.3, but with *one* shit year (caretaker to dying mom, who passed away right after) and otherwise a ~A- average (3.75 from a UC). So, not the typical "strong upward trend," though I know it will make very little difference.

Should have 4 very solid LORs, and planning a retake in December (had a rough week before the October LSAT, moved the day before, PT average was 172 going in...I figure if I pick up even a couple of points it could potentially help a lot).

Was planning to try and get apps out pre-thanksgiving, but with an addendum saying I'll retake in December- will schools hold my application until then on the off-chance I do well enough, or should I wait to apply to my mega-reaches?

My list, so far (suggestions are more than welcome!):

mega super reaches:
Michigan (fee waiver)
Boalt (could being intro'd to the Dean help, by chance?)
Cornell
GULC
UCLA
USC?
Vandy?
WUSTL
GW

Decent shot with these numbers (yes or no?):
UC Davis
Minn
Boston U
Wisconsin (some family/alum ties)
Hastings (an alum tie here as well)


Thoughts? Anything I should add/take off? I'm also thinking about part time... what are the pros/cons?

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:27 pm

Pretty vanilla applicant. See: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:28 pm

Grizz wrote:Pretty vanilla applicant. See: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/


Curse you.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Indifferent » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:38 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:Boalt (could being intro'd to the Dean help, by chance?)

This might not be super encouraging, but a couple of cycles ago I recall a tlser with a 3.4/170 who was admitted to Boalt. A solid retake/application package might be enough to get you in.

Also: in from WUSTL down, bearing in mind that you might get a UCD ding due to low gpa. In at one of GNCD (more likely G/N) with a 170+ retake. Doubtful at UCLA/USC due to low gpa but worth an app fee, especially with improved LSAT score.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:49 pm

Because I like you:

Michigan: No
Boalt: No
Cornell: Probably not, but definitely worth the app
GULC: No
UCLA: Probably not, but definitely worth the app
USC: Probably not, but definitely worth the app
Vandy: Probably not, but be sure to visit (hint) and do why Vandy and interview
WUSTL: In
GW: In
UC Davis: Probably in, not autoadmit though
Minn: In
Boston U: Probably in, not autoadmit though
Wisconsin: In
Hastings: Probably in, not autoadmit though

Also apply to BC. Probably out, but worth the app

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby emorystud2010 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:49 pm

Edited bc not obvious it was trolling
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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:51 pm

ED Michigan.
fyi, Vandy and WUSTL are not reaches at all. WUSTL is in with money

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:52 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:Grizz, don't you dare link me to LSN....

LSAC cumulative 3.3, but with *one* shit year (caretaker to dying mom, who passed away right after) and otherwise a ~A- average (3.75 from a UC). So, not the typical "strong upward trend," though I know it will make very little difference.

Should have 4 very solid LORs, and planning a retake in December (had a rough week before the October LSAT, moved the day before, PT average was 172 going in...I figure if I pick up even a couple of points it could potentially help a lot).

Was planning to try and get apps out pre-thanksgiving, but with an addendum saying I'll retake in December- will schools hold my application until then on the off-chance I do well enough, or should I wait to apply to my mega-reaches?

My list, so far (suggestions are more than welcome!):

mega super reaches:
Michigan (fee waiver)
Boalt (could being intro'd to the Dean help, by chance?)
Cornell
GULC
UCLA
USC?
Vandy?
WUSTL
GW

Decent shot with these numbers (yes or no?):
UC Davis
Minn
Boston U
Wisconsin (some family/alum ties)
Hastings (an alum tie here as well)


Thoughts? Anything I should add/take off? I'm also thinking about part time... what are the pros/cons?



[/quote] Boalt (could being intro'd to the Dean help, by chance?) [/quote]

Yes.

I'd say you have a good shot at every school above except Boalt, Cornell, GULC, UCLA, and USC, which I believe has a 3.4 floor. Your 169 is above median at Cornell, UCLA, Boalt, and USC, so you should at least apply. Your GPA is way low for Boalt, but Boalt is infamous for not giving half of a shit about scores as other schools. Put a lot of thought into your addendum. GULC is out for you, I think, unless you get your LSAT way up, or apply PT, and even then it's a close call.

You should also weigh the pros/cons of taking the test in December. Are you willing to potentially postpone your application in the hope of increasing your score? Will this increase be worth the late application & dwindling spots?

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:52 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:ED Michigan.
fyi, Vandy and WUSTL are not reaches at all. WUSTL is in with money

Vandy is a reach due to new 169 median and waaay below GPA median.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:53 pm

Schools will generally wait to make a decision if they see you have a retake pending.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:54 pm

Grizz wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:ED Michigan.
fyi, Vandy and WUSTL are not reaches at all. WUSTL is in with money

Vandy is a reach due to new 169 median and waaay below GPA median.

wow, I didn't see that their LSAT median went up. That's really impressive

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:58 pm

Also, I have the option of a year off/come back...but don't really want to do that...

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:01 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:Also, I have the option of a year off/come back...but don't really want to do that...

Get WE it will help for LOLCI

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:07 pm

Indifferent wrote:
imjustjoking22 wrote:Boalt (could being intro'd to the Dean help, by chance?)

This might not be super encouraging, but a couple of cycles ago I recall a tlser with a 3.4/170 who was admitted to Boalt. A solid retake/application package might be enough to get you in.

Also: in from WUSTL down, bearing in mind that you might get a UCD ding due to low gpa. In at one of GNCD (more likely G/N) with a 170+ retake. Doubtful at UCLA/USC due to low gpa but worth an app fee, especially with improved LSAT score.


I talked to someone else with a 3.3/172 I think who got Boalt... I will for sure be apping, but I'm not gonna do it with any expectations.

Will any of the schools on my list NOT hold my application for dec retake rather than reject me outright?

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:05 pm

Oh hey numbers twin. You should probably get on LSN so I can watch you.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:17 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Oh hey numbers twin. You should probably get on LSN so I can watch you.


Hey there!! I will get on LSN stat!!


Also, what are people's thoughts on ED to Mich? Any hope? Worth the debt?

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:31 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:Oh hey numbers twin. You should probably get on LSN so I can watch you.


Hey there!! I will get on LSN stat!!


Also, what are people's thoughts on ED to Mich? Any hope? Worth the debt?

See how your retake pans out first.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:23 pm

Grizz wrote:
imjustjoking22 wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:Oh hey numbers twin. You should probably get on LSN so I can watch you.


Hey there!! I will get on LSN stat!!


Also, what are people's thoughts on ED to Mich? Any hope? Worth the debt?

See how your retake pans out first.


That kills the ED option, silly grizz!

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:27 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:
Grizz wrote:
imjustjoking22 wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:Oh hey numbers twin. You should probably get on LSN so I can watch you.


Hey there!! I will get on LSN stat!!


Also, what are people's thoughts on ED to Mich? Any hope? Worth the debt?

See how your retake pans out first.


That kills the ED option, silly grizz!

Yr. off d00d

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:17 pm

emorystud2010 wrote:Emory?

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:18 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:
emorystud2010 wrote:Emory?

bahahaha

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby crit_racer » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:30 pm

UCD- Out
Hastings- WL/in
WUSTL-In $$
BU-WL
GW-In
Vandy-WL

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:56 pm

crit_racer wrote:UCD- Out
Hastings- WL/in
WUSTL-In $$
BU-WL
GW-In
Vandy-WL


I think you're in at BU. Perhaps a WL/In at Vandy.

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby imjustjoking22 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:36 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
crit_racer wrote:UCD- Out
Hastings- WL/in
WUSTL-In $$
BU-WL
GW-In
Vandy-WL


I think you're in at BU. Perhaps a WL/In at Vandy.


I wonder if BU sends out fee waivers...or has hidden ones...

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Re: 3.3/169 retake in December

Postby 20130312 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:46 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:
tennisking88 wrote:
crit_racer wrote:UCD- Out
Hastings- WL/in
WUSTL-In $$
BU-WL
GW-In
Vandy-WL


I think you're in at BU. Perhaps a WL/In at Vandy.


I wonder if BU sends out fee waivers...or has hidden ones...


Similar numbers here. Received a fee waiver unsolicited from BU. I thought they based sending those out solely on your numbers?
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