2.3/168 on first LSAT/now 175 testing

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lawschoolwondering
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2.3/168 on first LSAT/now 175 testing

Postby lawschoolwondering » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:25 pm

Hi, I have written a couple posts on here previously...

Long story, short, I have been in undergrad for a long time since the mid-2000s. I will graduate 8/2014, with a B.S. in Public Health.

Took the LSAT and scored a 168 months back. I am now scoring at 175 on my practice tests, thats the score I received yesterday.

Since I will graduate August 2014, I want to apply Fall 2013 cycle.


1. I have taken the LSAT months back and scored a 168
2. All my scores now on practices are: 174, 176, 175, 177

Now the killer.....

The gpa I will have before I graduate 8/14 when I apply Fall 2013...will be 2.3


If my 2nd LSAT is 175, with a 2.3 will a Tier 1 school accept me? I have had rough patches in undergrad and have a huge amount of nonpunitive withdrawals. Can a 175 as I am currently scoring on my LSAT practices, offset a 2.3?

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Re: 2.3/168 on first LSAT/now 175 testing

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:14 pm

You haven't answered this question from before: have you investigated the possibility of getting retroactive Ws for your most awful semesters? You certainly have valid medical reasons.

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Re: 2.3/168 on first LSAT/now 175 testing

Postby lawschoolwondering » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:29 pm

Dear Ti Malice,

Thanks for your reply. I am sorry I didnt see the question on the other forum.


Yes, my University has whats called a retroactive withdrawal policy, where you can obtain a form from the registrars office and mark what semesters you are appealing and indicate the courses you were registered for, and submit your personal statement along with documentation to verify everything you state, along with optional letters of support from the professors. I submitted my petitions for the 3 semesters of negative grades, and they denied my request, because the circumstances were spread throughout the semester and didnt occur during the last 5 weeks which would've prevented me from missing the withdrawal deadline.

In other words, yes, the rough patches prevented me from missing more than half of the courses, which is a valid reason to petition, but because they didnt occur at the withdrawal deadline the 10th week (since they occured before and after the deadline), they denied me because I could've technically still been able to withdrawal. sorry if that didnt make too good sense

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Re: 2.3/168 on first LSAT/now 175 testing

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:23 pm

No, that makes sense. That's unfortunate. Just wanted to make sure this wasn't an overlooked option.

Best of luck! Get that 172+ LSAT, and I think you will outperform your GPA, given your medical reasons.

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Re: 2.3/168 on first LSAT/now 175 testing

Postby jbagelboy » Thu May 02, 2013 11:43 pm

If you get a 180 that might turn some heads and get some attention. Honestly you have to look at schools without GPA floors. I think I said on your other thread that UMN would be your best Tier 1 shot. Every T14 will have a gpa floor for non URMs.

Edit: id be happy to see you prove me wrong though.




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