Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

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BetterLateThanNever1
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Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby BetterLateThanNever1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:02 pm

Hi all! So for my second post on these forums (obviously had to seek LSAT prep advice first as can be inferred from the thread title), I wanted to see what schools the community thinks I have my best shot at being accepted to. Here's my profile:

- 24 years old (25 next March)
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Masters of Accounting, Minor in History from the University of Florida
- My overall GPA including both my undergrad and graduate studies is approximately 3.8. As a side note, I am unsure how law schools view GPAs. Do they view undergrad vs. undergrad major vs. graduate differently?
- Licensed CPA in the state of Florida
- One year of work experience at a Big Four accounting firm
- LSAT score = TBD (planning to take in October)

Before you say it, I know how major of a factor the LSAT is. TBH, I haven't taken a diagnostic yet, but feel my range can be anywhere from 164 to 171.

My dream schools are Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, and Penn (in that order). Next up would be Georgetown and Cornell. My fallback plan is UofMiami.

Based on the rest of my resume and score range, where do I have a realistic shot? From another perspective, what LSAT score would I need to get for each of my target schools?

Thanks in advance for everyone's time and help, it is very much appreciated!

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby Nova » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:18 pm

BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:Before you say it, I know how major of a factor the LSAT is. TBH, I haven't taken a diagnostic yet, but feel my range can be anywhere from 164 to 171.

:|

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170051

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

http://www.mylsn.info

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby Clearly » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:22 pm

For real, you haven't taken a diagnostic, but you're confident you'll score better than 95% of people? At least go take a diagnostic. This thread is pointless without an LSAT. Its the difference between Harvard, and t4 schools.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:42 pm

Why post this with no diagnostic? Take a few lsats and come back. You have no idea where you will land. Recall 164 is 90th percentile. You cant possibly know you will score better than 90% of test takers on a first run.

All your questions can be answered looking at medians. For Yale, no LSAT will guarantee admission. For Harvard, you have a good shot with 173+. For CLS/NYU, 171+.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:46 pm

What is your undergrad GPA not counting graduate school?

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby BetterLateThanNever1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:26 pm

I figured I would get similar responses, and its definitely warranted. I've only taken pieces of practice LSATs here and there, but I based my range off of past experience with the SAT, CPA, and the scores of some of my peers.

3.8 was also my undergrad GPA as well.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby dr123 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:29 pm

take the lsat and come back. no point in meaningless speculation.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:18 pm

dr123 wrote:take the lsat and come back. no point in meaningless speculation.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby nebula666 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:51 pm

Inb4 150-155 cold diagnostic

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby rad lulz » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:52 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
dr123 wrote:take the lsat and come back. no point in meaningless speculation.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:57 pm

rad lulz wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
dr123 wrote:take the lsat and come back. no point in meaningless speculation.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby nothingtosee » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:08 pm

Looks like a prototypical ED UVA situation.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby Throttle » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:26 pm

They dont care about grad school gpa. UG gpa is all the report, hence, its all they care about. Like another poster wrote, go on lsn and figure out your chances. Also you should be studying now for October.

Also Miami is a toilet of a school.
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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby Cobretti » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:02 pm

BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:3.8 was also my undergrad GPA as well.

Going to assume this is your school GPA, and not your converted LSAC GPA...

Enter all of your undergrad grades(every single grade you've ever received, even if you retook it) here and that is your actual GPA:
http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:15 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:
dr123 wrote:take the lsat and come back. no point in meaningless speculation.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby BetterLateThanNever1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:35 pm

Cobretti wrote:
BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:3.8 was also my undergrad GPA as well.

Going to assume this is your school GPA, and not your converted LSAC GPA...

Enter all of your undergrad grades(every single grade you've ever received, even if you retook it) here and that is your actual GPA:
http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/


This was very helpful, thanks for the clarification and tool.

For everyone else requoting poster dr123, that was also "helpful" and I'm going to take a diagnostic very soon, like tomorrow.

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby BigZuck » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:50 pm

BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:3.8 was also my undergrad GPA as well.

Going to assume this is your school GPA, and not your converted LSAC GPA...

Enter all of your undergrad grades(every single grade you've ever received, even if you retook it) here and that is your actual GPA:
http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/


This was very helpful, thanks for the clarification and tool.

For everyone else requoting poster dr123, that was also "helpful" and I'm going to take a diagnostic very soon, like tomorrow.


We meant an actual LSAT, not a diagnostic. Until then, mylsn.info

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Re: Masters in Acg. - 3.8 - CPA - 1 year WE @ Big 4 - LSAT TBD!!

Postby nebula666 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:15 pm

BigZuck wrote:
BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:3.8 was also my undergrad GPA as well.

Going to assume this is your school GPA, and not your converted LSAC GPA...

Enter all of your undergrad grades(every single grade you've ever received, even if you retook it) here and that is your actual GPA:
http://www.lawpad.com/gpa_calculator/


This was very helpful, thanks for the clarification and tool.

For everyone else requoting poster dr123, that was also "helpful" and I'm going to take a diagnostic very soon, like tomorrow.


We meant an actual LSAT, not a diagnostic. Until then, mylsn.info


I disagree, I'd like to see what his diagnostic is




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