2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

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2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

Postby HoopLAw » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:48 am

Hi, just signed up here and, LSAT score is 160. I just graduated with 2.71 GPA, my transcript has 10 withdraws and 4 E's (or failure grades). I still worked my butt off and graduated within 5 years (lots of summer make-ups) and completed 45 credits within last year. Some of the W's and E's have come from community college before I transferred.

Question is what weight will the withdraws and the past failures (which was early on in college) have on me being potentially accepted to a decent law school? I added in the failing grades to the GPA and it brings it down to an uneasy 2.5 because I believe that LSAC factors them in, even though undergrad college doesn't after you re-take them. I don't believe the withdraws will affect me in any way?

Lastly the failures are all from an early semester which personal things came up and basically the 4 classes just read F, F, F, F,. I am assuming it may be best to explain personal troubles about that to admissions?

Will any top Law schools look at me? Maybe bottom 80-100? Retake Lsat and get 170 instead of 160? Thoughts?

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Re: 2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:14 am

You shouldn't even think of applying without at least a 170 (I'd go as far as to say 172).

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Re: 2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

Postby objection_your_honor » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:43 pm

I have a shit GPA as well. Join us in the LSAT forum. You'll need a 173 for chances at the splitter-friendly T14.

The GPA overall will hurt you much more than the Ws.

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Re: 2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:14 pm

stuckinthemiddle wrote:You shouldn't even think of applying without at least a 170 (I'd go as far as to say 172).

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Re: 2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:48 pm

Concur on all the LSAT advice.

Just curious if the personal things that came up could be recognized as serious enough (with proper documentation) to possibly get you a retroactive withdrawal for that semester.

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Re: 2.71 GPA, LSAT 160, 10 Withdraws, 4 Failures (repeated)?

Postby twenty » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:09 pm

The only school worth going to with a transcript like that is WUSTL with a lot of money, and you're not getting there without a serious jump on the LSAT.

I'd ask for a retroactive withdrawal if you have a super legit reason (i.e, medical). I feel like the better plan might be not going to law school.




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