3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

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3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby boredtodeath » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:51 pm

Just got my October score of 169. Previous test was a 165. As stated, GPA is 3.0.

What are my chances at the lower T14? Namely UVA or GULC. Would it be a good idea for me to ED at either of those schools? If so, which one's the better bet?

I know I'm probably out at Cornell because of my GPA, any chance at Penn?

Thanks

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:55 pm

No shot at Penn. Would need to ED for GULC or UVA. Good luck!

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby Nova » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:00 pm

GULC is your best shot. Out at UVA because I doubt their median will fall to 169.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby boredtodeath » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:11 pm

Nova wrote:GULC is your best shot. Out at UVA because I doubt their median will fall to 169.


Would it be a good idea to ED at UVA first though because they give you an answer in 2 weeks, then if its a no ED GULC?

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby boredtodeath » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:46 pm

EDIT: Nevermind, apparently GULC's ED deadline is March 1st.

Is there a downside to applying ED to UVA first and if they deny me, then applying ED to GULC? I'm leaning towards doing this as I'd be happy at either school.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby Carter N » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:31 am

boredtodeath wrote:EDIT: Nevermind, apparently GULC's ED deadline is March 1st.

Is there a downside to applying ED to UVA first and if they deny me, then applying ED to GULC? I'm leaning towards doing this as I'd be happy at either school.


No, and UVA guarantees a decision within 15 days of ED submission so you won't have to wait that long to apply to GULC if UVA doesn't work out.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby timeandspace11 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:06 pm

Wut about Cornell?

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby boredtodeath » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:33 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:Wut about Cornell?


Ill probably send them an app for the hell of it, but I think my gpa is too low.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby boredtodeath » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:55 pm

Any chance at Duke, NU, Mich?

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby Crowing » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:21 pm

There is no point in applying to Cornell; they have a hard gpa floor at 3.3. In fact, with a 3.0, you are below every T-14 gpa floor except NU and GULC. However, in past cycles, to get a 3.0 into NU or GULC took at least a 171 or 172 LSAT. It is possible you will have a very small chance at GULC this year due to their LSAT median being 169 now but you're still probably looking at a super reach. Forget about Duke and NU, but there might be a very small chance at Michigan as their floor is pretty soft and they have showed some precedence for taking lower numbers for whatever holistic reasons. But 3.0/169 is still a serious longshot.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby FattyMcFatFat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:33 pm

Counter-intuitively, I would actually wait to ED UVA if that's what you want to do. LSN seems to indicate an intention to maintain the 170 LSAT median. If it is going to drop, they will decide to let it do so later (like February-March) if they realize they can't maintain a 170. At that point, a 169 ED would be much more valuable. As of now, though, you really have no shot at UVA, ED or otherwise. Michigan could be in play though if you write a good PS.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby shibby » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:42 pm

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby FattyMcFatFat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:48 pm

shibby wrote:
FattyMcFatFat wrote:Counter-intuitively, I would actually wait to ED UVA if that's what you want to do. LSN seems to indicate an intention to maintain the 170 LSAT median. If it is going to drop, they will decide to let it do so later (like February-March) if they realize they can't maintain a 170. At that point, a 169 ED would be much more valuable. As of now, though, you really have no shot at UVA, ED or otherwise. Michigan could be in play though if you write a good PS.


Interesting. I'm in a pretty similar situation as the OP (3.06/170) and was planning to ED UVA in the next couple ideas. Do you really think I don't have a shot??


You're actually in a VERY different situation from OP. I don't know how long you've been lurking these boards, but you will come to realize, if you haven't already, that schools' rankings are based primarily on their GPA and LSAT medians (I apologize if I'm insulting your intelligence here. The fact that you asked the question the way you did just makes it seem like you aren't aware of this). Your GPA sucks, but 170 puts you at UVA's median. My advice to you would be the exact opposite from that for the OP. Because you are at the current median, if you want to ED UVA, you should do so sooner rather than later.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby shibby » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:50 pm

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby boredtodeath » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:42 pm

1 goddamn point... : (

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby shibby » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:48 pm

boredtodeath wrote:1 goddamn point... : (


ugh, yeah, that really sucks :( law school admissions is such a dirty game. best of luck this cycle.

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Re: 3.0/169 - Chance at T14?

Postby CorkBoard » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:38 am

retake




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