3.7X 172 then 167

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thelaw77
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3.7X 172 then 167

Postby thelaw77 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:22 pm

3.7X GPA, applied late in the cycle. I got a 172 the first time I took the LSAT. I took it again in February, and I was definitely more nervous than usual, but didn't think of any concrete reason to cancel my score, so I didn't. It turns out I got a 167, which really surprised me. I had been PTing 169-178, averaging 174, with a 177 on the practice test right before the February LSAT. So the real test turned out to be my lowest score in months. I've gotten accepted at one T14 school, but I'd really like to do better.

1) HYS seems unlikely now, what do you think my odds look like for CCN, University of Pennsylvania, and UCB? (The lower 2nd score makes me think that you guys might have some insight beyond LSN.)
2) Should I consider sending some sort of addendum explaining the situation? The score seemed abnormal, and I would like to express that, but my gut tells me that without a concrete reason it's going to sound like whining, especially because I didn't exercise the option to cancel my score.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 3.73 172 then 167

Postby hoogs23 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:31 pm

if there is no reason why you scored lower, then there is no addendum

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:22 am

Retake... again.

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby 20141023 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:47 am

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby longlivetheking » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:45 pm

wait a second kappycaft1 you're telling me a 3.7x/172 only has a 'possible chance' at columbia and only 'decent' at nyu????? wtf?

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:50 pm

Why did you delete your last digit at the end of your GPA? I honestly don't understand how so many on TLS are so paranoid

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby 20141023 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:52 pm

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby longlivetheking » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:03 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
longlivetheking wrote:wait a second kappycaft1 you're telling me a 3.7x/172 only has a 'possible chance' at columbia and only 'decent' at nyu????? wtf?

Hmmm... good point, the OP's chances at these two schools are much better than I mentioned. The OP's chances at NYU are not "decent" - they are probably a "lock." They are also "good" at Columbia.

I'd forgotten how low the GPA standards at the schools in New York are (for some reason I thought they were higher while I was writing my comment above).



yea its those 'low' standards that keep people like me dreaming.

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby thelaw77 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:20 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Why did you delete your last digit at the end of your GPA? I honestly don't understand how so many on TLS are so paranoid

All the cool kids were doing it.

PRgradBYU wrote:Retake... again.

Thanks for the advice! I was so tunnel-visioned on this admission cycle that I didn't even consider this.


Also thanks kappycaft1, I hope they look at me as 3.7x/172, but I'm inclined to think that they'll see the 5 point difference as significant, the only question is HOW significant. If they really do average, they'll be looking at me like 3.7x/169.5, and my odds will definitely be close to your first post. I'm hoping that they just consider the average, but put significantly more weight on the higher score.

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Re: 3.7X 172 then 167

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:24 pm

thelaw77 wrote:Also thanks kappycaft1, I hope they look at me as 3.7x/172, but I'm inclined to think that they'll see the 5 point difference as significant, the only question is HOW significant. If they really do average, they'll be looking at me like 3.7x/169.5, and my odds will definitely be close to your first post. I'm hoping that they just consider the average, but put significantly more weight on the higher score.

They won't even consider the average. Seriously. You're good.




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