3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

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3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby dontwannaretake » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:01 pm

I know GULC is the black sheep of the t14, but since I already live in DC and have some personal reasons to stay, it's my dream school (other than NYU/Columbia which are clearly outside my range). I have a few issues with looking to LSN to determine my chances b/c I took the LSAT 2x, have a significantly different LSAC (3.5) vs UGPA (3.8 ), and I am thinking about applying ED (does this actually boost my chance of admission?).

I took my first lsat in Oct 2012 and got a 155. My proctor's phone rang in the middle of the test and then he kept talking which completely threw me off during RC (I got -18). I took June '13 after taking all 68 released PTs. I was averaging 166-175, ending up with a 167. (RC -4, maybe this can be an addendum?) My point is, I really don't want to retake again, esp considering I've studied for a year already and there aren't any PTs left unless I repeat. If I wanna go to GULC, do I have any chance with these numbers, even if I ED, or is retaking my best bet?

Thanks for any advice!

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Re: 3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby stickershocked » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:55 pm

FWIW, I'm pretty sure that your LSAC GPA will be the only GPA the adcomms will look at.

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Re: 3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:03 pm

Being below both medians is going to keep you out. Retake for the T14 or accept that your numbers are suited for the T20/T30.

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Re: 3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:14 pm

There is no legitimate reason given in your post to indicate you should write an addendum. A legitimate reason would be like a tragedy right before the test.

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Re: 3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby dontwannaretake » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:20 pm

The proctor's phone ringing and him answering and talking during the test is not a legitimate reason to have an addendum for my first LSAT score??

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Re: 3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:01 pm

No

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Re: 3.5 lsac/3.8 ugpa, 167--GULC?

Postby radar714 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:52 pm

Nova wrote:No


Nova's right, because it'll just come off as making an excuse, when you could just let it be and allow their minds to (naturally) gravitate towards the 167 (which is pretty much all they care about). As of now, you have a shot at GULC/Cornell b/c of the insanity of this current cycle, but it'll be from the WL if it happens. Go look at the applicants threads for cornell and GULC for the 2012-13 cycle and you'll see what I'm talkin about.

Also ya UGPA/vs LSAC GPA is not a very valuable distinction except maybe when they are comparing you to another candidate with the EXACT same #s.

Why not retake for a 3rd time? You don't seem to have much to lose, and you could always cancel if you don't feel like you improved. FWIW I was 162/166/cancel and it didnt seem to affect my cycle at all. Also, retaking old PTs can still help you get better and if you were pting in that broad of a range it seems like your focus should be on tightening up the careless errors/specific weaknesses. If you're hitting above 170+ relatively consistently the aptitude/understanding is clearly there, just gotta polish those skills till you guarantee dat sexy score. Its probably more a matter of detailed tracking so you can better identify where the mistakes are occuring, what questions are causing mistakes, etc.

GL, I think you'll snag maybe 1 t14 off the WL but don't go through that stress when you could just take the test 1 more time, even 1 more question correct would make a difference.




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