MattM wrote: Clearly wrote: MattM wrote:
Eyesight problems aside.....what is the reason for the discrepancy between myLSN and law School numbers on Harvard chances for 3.6 apps?http://mylsn.info/oeby6j/
175-180 LSAT , 3.6-3.65 GPA
9 in, 8WL, and 3 rejects
Law School numbers says http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gpa-3.6/lsat-178
so even with a 178 , only 2 out of 6 people got accepted with those numbers
Which out of the two is more accurate
Still a UG and may add a minor so it is very possible I can get in that 3.6-3.65 range ( looking for that not just for H , but also for other schools)
Could the difference be that you're searching two different parameters? Considering Mylsn uses the same data from LSN, I'd think so!
Seriously though, you're getting ahead of yourself, here's the order things happen: You decide you want to be a lawyer, you take the lsat and do as well as you can, then you see what options you have. You are picking your school and reverse engineering your LSAT score based on it...That's not how it works. You're showing great hope with your current score, and displaying maturity by sitting out to take care of yourself, now study the LSAT, and earn that 178, then worry about Harvard. It's a very long road from 171 at home to 178 on the real thing.
Have you gotten a 178 on a PT/ or Test Day and if so how long did it take for you to get there from where i am at?....I would partially agree since I am looking at T14 schools with the intent to retake with anything less than a 168......in this day with debt/employment figures it doesn't make sense to get a 160 LSAT and go off into LS and have tons of debt and limited options....I probably will need a 168 before LS ( doesn't have to be Harvard by any means, but at least T14/ UT Austin, )
I'm currently from Texas, so I would probably retake if I got denied at UT Austin
I'm not saying go to whatever school you get into by any means. I'm saying do everything you can to crush it and get into great schools, I'm just saying your score tells you what school you go to, not you pick the school and that determines your score lol. The thing about the curve is that at the extreme, it's frustratingly difficult to improve because you're already making so few mistake. Yes I consistently scored at or above that, and my final score wasn't very far off from there. It takes a lot of time and frankly some luck to do it on test day. To put the point climb in perspective, I pulled a fairly recent test curve. To go from a 171 to a 178, you need to take the handful of questions you are getting wrong, and get 65% of them right. Think about that for a minute, you're talking about getting 2/3 of your mistakes correct. I'm not saying its not possible, but 99.8% of people won't pull it off, so don't just assume it's picking up a few more points like nothing. Make sure you are pulling that score consistently on new tests under realistic conditions, come back with the best score you're capable of, and go to a great school. I know I've been playing devils advocate, but its because I want you to realize all of this addendum nonsense is worthless until you have the score!
ETA: If you're not doing it strictly timed, you're not
scoring 171 man!