169/3.54 Retake?

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jojo0508
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169/3.54 Retake?

Postby jojo0508 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:24 pm

So, I got 169 from Oct2012. I hope they give consideration about my UG school(which is notorious for being tough on GPA) for my GPA, but I am not counting on that much.

I worked as a head-hunter for a year, and went to science PhD course for a year.(which I quit)

I know HYS is not for me, I really want to get into CCN(especially those in NYC), other T14 will be also satisfactory.

I already applied to some schools, including Cornell EA and Columbia ED, but considering retake LSAT on Dec, since I think I can get 170+, but not high as 175.

Do I have to just apply to rest of them, sit around and wait? Or hold applications and prepare for Dec LSAT?

If I ask them to hold my app, will they do even if my app is currently complete and under review? Will Columbia transfer my app to Regular Decision?

Ahh, my 169 score made me so confused. Looking for advice. Thanks.

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Mr. Elshal
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Re: 169/3.54 Retake?

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:58 pm

I think for CCN you should probably try to bump up your LSAT, but only if you really feel you can bring it up. If you hold your apps until december/january only to get a 170, that may not help/may hurt you. If you can get up to a 173/4 or higher, I think it can help your chances.

With that said, while I don't know the circumstances behind your UG's grading system, or how schools will look at it, I can't really tell what your overall chances are. Based on the medians and percentiles and all that other junk, you've probably got a decent chance at lower-end T14 schools but if you're shooting for CCN, it may pay to bump up your LSAT.

Hope this helps

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megagnarley
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Re: 169/3.54 Retake?

Postby megagnarley » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:28 am

Retake. Even a 171 in Dec is better than a 169 in Sept. Schools are going to be clawing to keep their medians up. Be the solution, not the problem.

2 points. You can do it.

Full disclosure: I am retaking a 169

jojo0508
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Re: 169/3.54 Retake?

Postby jojo0508 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:54 pm

Thanks, Mr. Elshal. That was helpful!

And meganarley, I love that phrase, "Be the solution, not the problem"
yes, I am retaking. Good luck to both of us and all other 169 retakers!




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