3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

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alau265
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3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby alau265 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:57 pm

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble deciding where I should apply and where I should ED.
- UGPA is 3.25 BA Poli Sci, 3 minors (South Asia, East Asia, Creative Writing)
- LSAT retake 169 (from 154)
- 2 years work @ Dept. of Justice
- Plan on doing addendum for GPA (working full-time through most of UG with heavy course load and family stuff) and LSAT (2 Jobs post grad with one at night)

I want to do ED for Penn since I did UG there, but I want to be realistic.

Do I have any shot at T14 at all?
Any tips/suggestions?

Thank you in advance!
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UnamSanctam
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Re: 3.25 /169 - Help evaluate for

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:16 pm

Stats are a little low for a Penn ED, but if you really want it then you could do it. Alternatively, you could apply ED to Michigan, which will be a somewhat smaller longshot. Your WE makes applying to Northwestern worth it, and I'd blanket 7-14 regardless. You have an outside shot, so make sure you also blanket the rest of the T25 for safeties. Write every extra/optional essay and make sure you have some skilled editors look over them for you. Someone will bite.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Help evaluate for

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:24 pm

Yeah, Penn ED isnt going to happen. I second Unam. ED Michigan. Aside from that apply EA to Cornell, Vandy and WUSTL.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby alau265 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:46 pm

I also forgot to mention that I have VA residency since FEB. Still ED Mich? Or ED now? Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:46 pm

alau265 wrote:I also forgot to mention that I have VA residency since FEB. Still ED Mich? Or ED now? Thanks for the feedback!


I'm not familiar with UVA's residency policy and how it influences what stats they'll accept (although IIRC it does have some affect). I'd still say ED to Michigan is your best shot at MVPB, but someone with more knowledge about UVA will need to answer your residency question.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Don't know the numbers but UVA requires 40% of its class to be va residents, so it should bump at least somewhat.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby jrthor10 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:53 pm

ED UVA.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby kingjones59 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:56 pm

jrthor10 wrote:ED UVA.


UVA's 2015 medians were 170/3.87. Usually have to be above one of those medians to get admitted ED. OP is below both.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:25 pm

Chances are bad at all of the T14. Your best bet for the t14 is to retake, otherwise settle for a school like WUSL that will take you with $

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:27 pm

kingjones59 wrote:
jrthor10 wrote:ED UVA.


UVA's 2015 medians were 170/3.87. Usually have to be above one of those medians to get admitted ED. OP is below both.

in-state requirements may be a little more lax, especially this cycle

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby 2014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:50 pm

In state at UVA is a huge RD boost and WL/LOCI boost, but there is a complete absence of evidence that they will relax either median for a non minority. I could see them taking the OP off the WL late in the cycle if the medians are solidified, but no chance they take him ED imo. If he is going to apply anyway though it probably is worth it to do it anyway and just immediately ED to Mich after the inevitable UVA WL.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:40 pm

SaintsTheMetal wrote:Chances are bad at all of the T14. Your best bet for the t14 is to retake, otherwise settle for a school like WUSL that will take you with $

This is correct.

See: http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?sk=y183q

Your chances are a bit improved because of the decrease in applications, but if you want a solid chance to get into a T14, you need to retake for a 172.

Look at the difference:
http://mylsn.info/dispresults.php

A 171-173 puts Gtown, Northwestern, Penn, and a few others in play.

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Re: 3.25 /169 - Please help evaluate for T14

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:25 pm

I think your only shots are Michigan ED, Cornell EA, and possibly UVA ED with the in-state, but I don't really have any experience with UVA's in-state policy other than their statement that the standards aren't lowered.




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