176/166/3.64/study abroad

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ccacmm
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176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby ccacmm » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:15 am

Hi all

My GPA situation is quite convoluted, so would appreciate some insight into what my chances would be at the T14.

I have an overall GPA of 3.64 from a top Ivy school. Excluding my freshman year grades, my GPA rises to a 3.76. However, I took a junior year abroad at a top UK school and, though I received marks of A/A-, my study abroad marks were not factored into my university GPA and were thus unable to help make up for my first year.

I took the LSAT twice and got a 166 in 2009 and a 176 this year. I'm two years out of university and currently work at a multinational law firm in Europe. I'm fairly certain I can get strong recs from my partners.

What should I be shooting for? Are HYS totally out of the picture?

Thanks!

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Grazzhoppa
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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby Grazzhoppa » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:30 am

I am jealous of your educational experience. I´m studying abroad in Chile and will probably get mediocre grades but then again I don't really do the whole Español thing as well as my classmates.

Anyways brehhh... IN at CCN with dinero I would think. Maybe one of HYS

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby Real Madrid » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:34 am

ccacmm wrote:Hi all

My GPA situation is quite convoluted, so would appreciate some insight into what my chances would be at the T14.

I have an overall GPA of 3.64 from a top Ivy school. Excluding my freshman year grades, my GPA rises to a 3.76. However, I took a junior year abroad at a top UK school and, though I received marks of A/A-, my study abroad marks were not factored into my university GPA and were thus unable to help make up for my first year.

I took the LSAT twice and got a 166 in 2009 and a 176 this year. I'm two years out of university and currently work at a multinational law firm in Europe. I'm fairly certain I can get strong recs from my partners.

What should I be shooting for? Are HYS totally out of the picture?


Thanks!


You might as well shoot an application to them, but yeah, your GPA is too low for each one.

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby ccacmm » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:08 pm

Do I need to submit an addendum explaining the discrepancy in LSAT scores when I took them 3 years apart? Should I submit an addendum explaining my GPA situation or would that draw unnecessary attention?

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby dpk711 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:10 pm

HYS is almost certainly not going to happen but you will get CCN.

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby suitup » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:48 pm

Were your study abroad grades not factored into your LSAC gpa? My study abroad grades didn't count for my university's gpa either but got factored in by LSAC when I sent in all my transcripts. It actually helped a lot.

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby smaug_ » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:14 pm

suitup wrote:Were your study abroad grades not factored into your LSAC gpa? My study abroad grades didn't count for my university's gpa either but got factored in by LSAC when I sent in all my transcripts. It actually helped a lot.


That's lucky for you. My LSAC profile looked as though I just graduated in three years with a gap year. That said, the .08 GPA bump it would have given me wouldn't have changed my cycle at all.

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby Detrox » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:15 pm

dpk711 wrote:HYS is almost certainly not going to happen but you will get CCN.


This. Numbers twin two years ago minus the retake.

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby IsTheFatLadySinging » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:17 pm

Grazzhoppa wrote:I am jealous of your educational experience. I´m studying abroad in Chile and will probably get mediocre grades but then again I don't really do the whole Español thing as well as my classmates.

Anyways brehhh... IN at CCN with dinero I would think. Maybe one of HYS

0L speaking with no idea what I'm talking about.

Also, lawschoolnumbers.com


:shock:

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Re: 176/166/3.64/study abroad

Postby 2014 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:18 pm

Harvard off the WL, especially with the drop in test takers, is not out of the question. Hardly worth apping below CCN though unless you are a big fan of one of the rest.

Eta: Sorry I misread OP as 3.76 not 3.64. HYS is probably no shot (but I would still app to Harvard at least), and I would throw in a couple of T14 safeties.




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