Chances? I went to community college...

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aviatrixsteff
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Chances? I went to community college...

Postby aviatrixsteff » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:12 pm

I spent my first 2 years at a community college and my undergrad is from a small state school. My GPA is a 3.75. Also, during my 2nd semester I failed 3 classes (family issues). I retook the classes and received an A in them but the original Fs remain on my transcript.
I'm hoping for a 170-173 on my LSAT in June.

I'm having a hard time figuring out what level of law school I should be applying to? I feel the typical gpa/lsat combo doesn't apply because I went to a very low caliber college and have those Fs.

Has anyone else come from a similar situation? Where were you accepted into?


Edit:

I suppose I should add I'm an unmarried Caucasian female. I am an Aviation Science major, commercial rated pilot, cancer survivor, early high school graduate, and have done a lot of volunteer work.

Edit: Using an LSAC calculator my gpa comes to 3.4.
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TheSpanishMain
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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:17 pm

The "caliber" of your college won't matter. All the law schools are going to care about is your GPA. That's it. A 3.7 from a lesser school beats a 3.6 from a better school.

The thing is, when LSAC calculates your GPA, those F's will probably drop it significantly.
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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby Gooner91 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:18 pm

The F's will be factored into your GPA, so it will probably not be 3.75.
Going to a CC I do not think you will really effect your chances.

You should perform to your numbers, neither of which you have yet.

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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby aviatrixsteff » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:20 pm

I did not know that the GPA would be calculated that way. That, quite frankly, sucks.

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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby Gooner91 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:23 pm

aviatrixsteff wrote:I did not know that the GPA would be calculated that way. That, quite frankly, sucks.


I think there are websites that can help you calculate your LSAC GPA.

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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:30 pm

I was a CC transfer to a public school and so far my cycle is going as expected.

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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby aviatrixsteff » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:38 pm

I used an online LSAC GPA calculator and its 3.4. Meh.

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Re: Chances? I went to community college...

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:50 pm

If you do break the 170s, you're still looking good for some of the splitter friendly T14s and a lot of strong regionals. It's not like your life is over. Just makes the LSAT even more critical.

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