Perhaps a little bit untraditional

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FrankOcean
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Perhaps a little bit untraditional

Postby FrankOcean » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:17 pm

2 years community college- 4.0 GPA
2 1/2 years at Cornell- human development major- 4.026 GPA

1 year Master's at Harvard Graduate School of Education- Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology - 4.0 GPA

LSAT- studying now for the June test date. Currently highest score has been a 170 on practice tests.

I have two published articles. One of them as a first author.

Along with this, all the typical extracurriculars and volunteer experience. Non URM.

What are my chances for HYS?

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Typhoon24
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Re: Perhaps a little bit untraditional

Postby Typhoon24 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:25 pm

Prolly the same as any non urm with a 4.0 and 170 (That is, IF you're able to pull that off on exam day). That being said, a 4.0 and 170 would be all right, but certainly not safe if HYS is your goal. Make that 170 into a 172+ however, and you're in a far better position.

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Re: Perhaps a little bit untraditional

Postby Aawaldrop » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:27 pm

First get the highest LSAT you can then apply as early as you can.
If you want to play with numbers http://mylsn.info/
Also you are not gonna get significant boosts from your softs (ie slightly above average) that would outweigh another point in the LSAT

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Re: Perhaps a little bit untraditional

Postby FrankOcean » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:30 pm

I guess I was just wondering if the 4.0 in a masters from Harvard carried any sort of weight in comparison to just having a bachelors?

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Aawaldrop
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Re: Perhaps a little bit untraditional

Postby Aawaldrop » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:43 pm

FrankOcean wrote:I guess I was just wondering if the 4.0 in a masters from Harvard carried any sort of weight in comparison to just having a bachelors?

It might help a little bit with the holistic approach that HYS take but still it wont matter if your score is low.

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Re: Perhaps a little bit untraditional

Postby nebula666 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:10 pm

FrankOcean wrote:I guess I was just wondering if the 4.0 in a masters from Harvard carried any sort of weight in comparison to just having a bachelors?


It may give you a slight edge over someone with the same/very similar numbers but someone with a higher LSAT will likely still have an advantage.




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