Chances for HYS?

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Anthony189
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Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:11 pm

Hey guys.

Sorry for another 'what are my chances' thread, but I am completely clueless as to my chances for HYS.
Right now, I'm carrying a 4.1 GPA from the University of Alberta (Canada). I have taken the LSAT twice. First time I scored a 167; the second time I scored a 175.

With these numbers I'm confident that my chances for HYS are pretty strong. However, I have five W's from my first two years of undergrad. They are for a medical reason and I have medical documentation to support my claim, but they show up as 'W's' on my transcript. Will these W's kill my chances for HYS?

What do you guys think?

Thank you.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:24 pm

Oh, and just to add, I'm also an Honors student.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Pancakes12 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:28 pm

Anthony189 wrote:Oh, and just to add, I'm also an Honors student.


What does this mean?

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:30 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:Oh, and just to add, I'm also an Honors student.


What does this mean?


It means that I'm in an honors program; political science to be specific.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Pancakes12 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:32 pm

Anthony189 wrote:
Pancakes12 wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:Oh, and just to add, I'm also an Honors student.


What does this mean?


It means that I'm in an honors program; political science to be specific.


I would guess your chances are good at H, and about normal for SY given you can craft an addendum for the W's. I would expect to perform at your numbers, basically.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:36 pm

I would expect to perform at your numbers, basically.


What do you mean by this lol?

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby bombaysippin » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:46 pm

Anthony189 wrote:
I would expect to perform at your numbers, basically.


What do you mean by this lol?


you're good to go

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:49 pm

Bajam wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:
I would expect to perform at your numbers, basically.


What do you mean by this lol?


you're good to go


I'm not trying to be a pain here, but does that mean that you guys think i'll be accepted?
I'm stressing out because U of Toronto law told me that the W's (even if they are backed up with medical documentation) will be a problem for my potential acceptance. Granted, when I asked them, I did not have a 175 LSAT score.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:52 pm

Submit your transcripts to LSAC. Schools look at your LSAC gpa not your ugpa.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:54 pm

So Harvard won't even see my W's?

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Pancakes12 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:07 pm

Anthony189 wrote:So Harvard won't even see my W's?


Everyone will be able to see your W's. What I mean by you'll perform at your numbers is that you'll likely be accepted to H and you have the usual chances of being accepted at SY for your numbers. Use law school numbers.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:16 pm

You should apply. Beyond that, your exact chances are kind of irrelevant.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby koalacity » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Anthony189 wrote:
Bajam wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:
I would expect to perform at your numbers, basically.


What do you mean by this lol?


you're good to go


I'm not trying to be a pain here, but does that mean that you guys think i'll be accepted?
I'm stressing out because U of Toronto law told me that the W's (even if they are backed up with medical documentation) will be a problem for my potential acceptance. Granted, when I asked them, I did not have a 175 LSAT score.

Unless the W's were punitive-meaning they adversely affected your GPA, vs. just not receiving credit for the class and not affecting your GPA one way or another-they will not impact your chances at HYS, particularly since you have a documented medical reason for them. If they DID affect your GPA-and you may not know this until you submit your transcripts to LSAC and find out what your LSDAS GPA is, it will affect you.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:33 pm

I'm not trying to be a pain here, but does that mean that you guys think i'll be accepted?
I'm stressing out because U of Toronto law told me that the W's (even if they are backed up with medical documentation) will be a problem for my potential acceptance. Granted, when I asked them, I did not have a 175 LSAT score.

Unless the W's were punitive-meaning they adversely affected your GPA, vs. just not receiving credit for the class and not affecting your GPA one way or another-they will not impact your chances at HYS, particularly since you have a documented medical reason for them. If they DID affect your GPA-and you may not know this until you submit your transcripts to LSAC and find out what your LSDAS GPA is, it will affect you.[/quote]

I have made sure that the W's are non-punitive. All that shows up on my transcript is a 'W', with no effect on my GPA.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby ColShRo » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:38 pm

If the Ws are not punitive, I would not worry.

Don't stress out over your non-punitive Ws! With that LSAT score and that GPA, you have a very good shot at the top law schools.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:00 am

Thanks for the response man.

Yeah, the W's are the big worry for me. But I have trouble thinking that they would break my application to H. Possibly S and Y, however.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:24 pm

Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Any H admits?

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Philafaler » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:36 pm

Anthony189 wrote:Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Any H admits?


You're probably in unless you fail to show any personality. Even then, you might be in.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:41 pm

Anthony189 wrote:Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Any H admits?


Non-punitive Ws don't matter.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:33 pm

BlakcMajikc wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Any H admits?


Non-punitive Ws don't matter.


This has me interested. Will H only look at the LSAC GPA?

If not, when they look at my transcripts, how will they views the W's?

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby midwest17 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:11 pm

Anthony189 wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Any H admits?


Non-punitive Ws don't matter.


This has me interested. Will H only look at the LSAC GPA?

If not, when they look at my transcripts, how will they views the W's?


They will likely glance at your transcript. They will most likely not care about Ws. That said, don't continue to get them, given the option.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:22 am

Alright, thanks man.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:55 pm

Basically they only care about LSAC GPA. And as I said, non punitive withdrawals dont matter. Don't get a ton of course because that'll raise questions, but they really dont matter.

midwest17 wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:
Anthony189 wrote:Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Any H admits?


Non-punitive Ws don't matter.


This has me interested. Will H only look at the LSAC GPA?

If not, when they look at my transcripts, how will they views the W's?


They will likely glance at your transcript. They will most likely not care about Ws. That said, don't continue to get them, given the option.

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby Anthony189 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:41 am

Also, I have one question?

How does being an open homosexual classify as a URM?

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Re: Chances for HYS?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:57 am

It doesn't. URM is about racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in American law schools. Now, you might be able to write a good diversity statement, and it might count as an interesting soft depending on what the school's demographics look like, but it doesn't earn a measurable boost the way that being AA/MA/NA does.




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