Need advice for 170 / 3.43 LSDAS GPA

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Need advice for 170 / 3.43 LSDAS GPA

Postby slr1989 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:17 pm

In the 2 weeks leading up to my LSAT, I was scoring pretty consistently 177+ on my PTs (approximately 6-7 pts). I think my nerves definitely got the best of me and getting at least a 175 is in October definitely reasonable especially with more time to study. I was really hoping for top 14, but lawschoolnumbers only gives me a 'CONSIDER' for VN GULC C and worse for the others. I had also planned on getting my applications in the first day they're opened, but if i were to take the LSAT again that would obviously not be possible. Does getting my application in 1-2 months after opening matter than much if I can improve my LSAT score by 5+?

What do I do?

note: I have average softs and one internship at the state attorneys office, nothing spectacular

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Re: Need advice for 170 / 3.43 LSDAS GPA

Postby ryanfaro » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:30 pm

you should use law school numbers for actual data over predictions, I have checked your stats because it is where I hover around. I know you are good at Georgetown at the very least.
EDIT: somebody with your very stats was IN at Penn. I am also seeing IN at UVA and Cornell. Early actions and EDs of course. apply early!

Now that you have this information and the research available, make your decision, are you satisfied with these schools? a 3.43 and 175 was IN at NYU and Chicago via ED, even got money to Chicago. If you don't want to retake and you are aiming for big law, Penn wouldn't be bad I don't think.

one last thing, since you took the June, a retake wouldn't hurt anyway. good luck! (we have around the same GPA, watching your cycle closely.)
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Re: Need advice for 170 / 3.43 LSDAS GPA

Postby justicefishy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:03 pm

Hello near numbers twin! My cycle is over and I'll be at Penn next year at sticker (got in RD). I'm really happy with where I am, but, if I had retaken I know I'd have gotten in where I did with $$. If you have time to retake, do it and I regret not doing using one of them, especially since I took in February of 2011. Good luck in October!

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Re: Need advice for 170 / 3.43 LSDAS GPA

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:15 pm

Retake if willing to put in the necessary work to improve your score.

P.S. is not accurate in many cases. Next cycle applications to law schools are expected to decline further.

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