155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

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155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby heyman86us » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Hi,

I am an Asian. No softs.

155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA.


What is my chance to get into University of Houston Law Center?



Thank you,

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby heyman86us » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:46 pm

I know 155 is below the median. But, is there a some or good chance to get into University of Houston because of my 3.99 GPA?

Any help will be appreciated.


Thanks,

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby remix » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 am

http://myLSN.info/txnuao

Have you thought about retaking?

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby Nova » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:29 am

You chances at UH are not bad. You should retake no matter what though.

a 160+ and you are a lock. Hit median, 162, and you are looking at at least a 1/2 scholarship, without question.

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby goldenflash19 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:08 am

Dude, you have a 3.99. Retake, and do that GPA justice. The sky (YSH) is your limit. Getting Houston at or near sticker would be a decision you would likely regret.

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby gaud » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:09 am

goldenflash19 wrote:Dude, you have a 3.99. Retake, and do that GPA justice.

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby heyman86us » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:45 am

Thank you for the responses guys.

One more question:

I got this 155 score from this Oct 2012 LSAT. And, I already submitted Early Decision applications for University of Houston, UT, Baylor, SMU, and Tulane on October 31th without knowing my Oct score.

If I decide to retake on Feb 2013 LSAT, is there anyway to make sure that admission communities to take my Feb 2013 LSAT into account before making a final decision? I am thinking if law schools that I applied put me in the waitlist, then I believe that they will consider the new Feb 2013 score. But, I am concerning that they might reject me before my Feb 2013 score comes out.



Once again, thank you all!

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby PDaddy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:57 am

Nova wrote:You chances at UH are not bad. You should retake no matter what though.

a 160+ and you are a lock. Hit median, 162, and you are looking at at least a 1/2 scholarship, without question.


Your chances at UH are still good, but why waste that GPA? Get 160+ and you could be at UT for sure, along with Vandy or UCLA! Get a 165-169 and you could go to almost any T14. Get a 170+ and it could be hello Cambridge, Stanford or New Haven.

Wait and retake, unless you are over 35, married, already have a job lined up, and in a hurry to get law school over with. If you need to start in the fall and want your new score to be considered, just write a short addendum. With that GPA, you should have applied to more schools. Your chances at top-20 are somewhat slim, but some good schools (GWU, N.D., U-Washington, WUSTL, UIUC, BU/BC, Minnesota, W & M, W & L, UNC, or Emory) might have taken a chance on you because of geographical diversity. Do you have to stay in Texas?

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby sepeterson211 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:03 am

heyman86us wrote:Thank you for the responses guys.
If I decide to retake on Feb 2013 LSAT, is there anyway to make sure that admission communities to take my Feb 2013 LSAT into account before making a final decision? I am thinking if law schools that I applied put me in the waitlist, then I believe that they will consider the new Feb 2013 score. But, I am concerning that they might reject me before my Feb 2013 score comes out.


Contact them and let them know you are retaking. They'll likely put of making a decision on your file.

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby heyman86us » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:00 am

PDaddy wrote:
Nova wrote:You chances at UH are not bad. You should retake no matter what though.

a 160+ and you are a lock. Hit median, 162, and you are looking at at least a 1/2 scholarship, without question.


Your chances at UH are still good, but why waste that GPA? Get 160+ and you could be at UT for sure, along with Vandy or UCLA! Get a 165-169 and you could go to almost any T14. Get a 170+ and it could be hello Cambridge, Stanford or New Haven.

Wait and retake, unless you are over 35, married, already have a job lined up, and in a hurry to get law school over with. If you need to start in the fall and want your new score to be considered, just write a short addendum. With that GPA, you should have applied to more schools. Your chances at top-20 are somewhat slim, but some good schools (GWU, N.D., U-Washington, WUSTL, UIUC, BU/BC, Minnesota, W & M, W & L, UNC, or Emory) might have taken a chance on you because of geographical diversity. Do you have to stay in Texas?




Thank you for the advice. I appreciate that.

But, what do you mean by "write a short addendum"? I am assuming that since I already sent my ED applications, write an e-mail to law schools where I want them to consider my future Feb 2012 LSAT score?

I already submitted Early Decision applications, and now I am about to tell the law schools please do not review my application package until my future Feb 2012 LSAT score comes out.
I think that will make me look bad. Isn’t it?
The reason that I applied for Early Decision was to improve my chances of acceptances by let them review my application earlier, but then I am telling them to do not review my application at least until late February.

Is that okay? Or will that be kind of rude and make me look bad?


Thank you,

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby framboozer » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:53 am

I'm curious as to your motivation for sending out applications that would bind you to a school, should you be excepted, the day before you received your score when there would have been no difference in waiting one more day. It is also unclear whether or not you submitted more than one early decision application. Do the schools on your list allow you to have simultaneous active early decision applications at other schools? That might be something to look into.

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby heyman86us » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:51 pm

framboozer wrote:I'm curious as to your motivation for sending out applications that would bind you to a school, should you be excepted, the day before you received your score when there would have been no difference in waiting one more day. It is also unclear whether or not you submitted more than one early decision application. Do the schools on your list allow you to have simultaneous active early decision applications at other schools? That might be something to look into.


I did submit more than one Early Decision applications. But, law schools that I submitted Early Decision applications have Non-Binding policy.


Thank you all,

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Re: 155 LSAT / 3.99 LSDAS GPA : University of Houston

Postby cynthiad » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:57 pm

heyman86us wrote:
framboozer wrote:I'm curious as to your motivation for sending out applications that would bind you to a school, should you be excepted, the day before you received your score when there would have been no difference in waiting one more day. It is also unclear whether or not you submitted more than one early decision application. Do the schools on your list allow you to have simultaneous active early decision applications at other schools? That might be something to look into.


I did submit more than one Early Decision applications. But, law schools that I submitted Early Decision applications have Non-Binding policy.


Thank you all,


If they're non-binding, that means you don't have to go if you're accepted, right? I highly recommend you apply to T14 schools and study like crazy for your retake. If you don't do well this cycle, I would seriously advise waiting a year and retaking next June or October. If you're smart enough to get a 3.9, you're smart enough to really improve your score. It could mean the difference between no job and a lot of debt versus a high-paying job and less debt. A lot people here would kill for a 3.9, don't waste it.




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