Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby keg411 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:07 pm

BeerMaker wrote:Thanks everyone. I think waiting might be the best situation for a person in my situation. Who knows? Maybe I could increase 6-7 points. At that point I could go to a great school for cheaper and ease the pain of leaving a good job. A 173 might get me significant scholly money at NU or UM, even with a 3.4, no? Maybe I'm overestimating my abilities, but I did go from a 151 to a 161 to a 166. So, I'm aware that this test can be mastered. Right?


A 3.4 isn't really that bad. It's no great shakes or anything, but I don't think it's going to kill you at either NU or Michigan (as a resident, you definitely have a shot ED with a 169+). Just double check the year rules on re-taking since I think there are restrictions and I hope you didn't max out (and if you did, just wait until the old scores lapse). There is no reason to leave a good job for a law degree at an "okay" school like Illinois, Indiana, ND, Minnesota, etc.

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby BigA » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:24 pm

BeerMaker wrote:I'm from the mid west. I want the best school possible?


Has anyone stated the obvious? Just go to the state school that you live in. You seem like a prime candidate for any of those and they're all about the same. You're not gonna do much better.

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby BeerMaker » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:30 pm

The 151 is 3 years old so I definitely can take it again. In fact, I believe after 5 years they are invalid. So I don't know if I even need to disclose ones that are 5+

I agree with you. This has been a long process for me. There was a point in my life about 3 years ago that I would have sacrificed my unborn child to attend ND. Now Im thinking T14 or nothing. Crazy how life changes as you get older.

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby BeerMaker » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:32 pm

BigA, the only in state school worth attending in Michigan is Michigan. At this point I'd be wasting my $ applying there.

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby BigA » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:24 pm

Oh, if it's Michigan you're right. scratch what i said. I was thinking every other midwest state.

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby Geneva » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:59 pm

If you put in the time you should be able to crack 170

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Re: Level with me 3.4/166 white dude

Postby BeerMaker » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks for the confidence. I've been studying on and off for a couple years. It took me about 4 months of solid studying (2 hrs a night) to go from a 151 to a 161. About another 3-4 to a 166. I guess I should be able to crack 170 with another 3-4, if the trend holds. I wonder just how much more difficult it it is to move up from this point than it was at the lower echelon?




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