165, 4.0 What are my chances?

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165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby fiberisgood » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:31 am

Reverse splitter and I'm planning to apply for this upcoming cycle. Relevant info: top 10 private univ, some softs (leadership in student groups, musical accolades), non-URM. No more retakes having already completed my 3. Looking closer to T4-T10? Any suggestions on ED boosts?
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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby ronanOgara » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:36 am

You should be okay at UVA, based purely on what I know from personal experience. But there's a nifty website that uses stats and graphs that will give you a clearer picture.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby nunumaster » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:38 am

Retake, you'll regret it the rest of your life.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby ronanOgara » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:38 am

Also, I wouldn't be doing my civic duty if I didn't say "retake."

I realize you said "no more retakes" but does that mean "I'm out of retakes" or does it mean "I'm not going to retake bc I want to go to skool?"

That gpa...damn.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby Nebby » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:40 am

fiberisgood wrote:Reverse splitter and I'm planning to apply for this upcoming cycle. Relevant info: top 10 private univ, some softs (leadership in student groups, musical accolades), non-URM. No more retakes. Looking closer to T4-T10? Any suggestions on ED boosts?

Nothing else matters but your LSAT and gpa

You should retake in October and try to score 168+ to ensure better scholarship offers in the lower t14

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby nunumaster » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:43 am

Nebby wrote:
fiberisgood wrote:Reverse splitter and I'm planning to apply for this upcoming cycle. Relevant info: top 10 private univ, some softs (leadership in student groups, musical accolades), non-URM. No more retakes. Looking closer to T4-T10? Any suggestions on ED boosts?

Nothing else matters but your LSAT and gpa

You should retake in October and try to score 168+ to ensure better scholarship offers in the lower t14


You're literally leaving money on the table if you don't retake for a higher LSAT. When you're working and having to pay an extra $X every month for 5+ years, I'm really sure you'll be glad that you rushed into law school.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby Peck.173 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:53 am

nunumaster wrote:
Nebby wrote:
fiberisgood wrote:Reverse splitter and I'm planning to apply for this upcoming cycle. Relevant info: top 10 private univ, some softs (leadership in student groups, musical accolades), non-URM. No more retakes. Looking closer to T4-T10? Any suggestions on ED boosts?

Nothing else matters but your LSAT and gpa

You should retake in October and try to score 168+ to ensure better scholarship offers in the lower t14


You're literally leaving money on the table if you don't retake for a higher LSAT. When you're working and having to pay an extra $X every month for 5+ years, I'm really sure you'll be glad that you rushed into law school.


... The person said no retakes! Come on Man! You'll be in line for a nice scholarship at GULC, for what its worth. You're pretty likely to get in at Berkeley, and have a good shot at UVA in my opinion.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby fiberisgood » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:08 am

Ahh Sorry for not being clearer. By no more retakes, I meant that I would have to wait over a year to retake again due to LSACs policy. That is why I am opting to simply apply and see if I can snag a T4-T8 with an ED. If not, I will gladly retake.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby fiberisgood » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:10 am

ronanOgara wrote:Also, I wouldn't be doing my civic duty if I didn't say "retake."

I realize you said "no more retakes" but does that mean "I'm out of retakes" or does it mean "I'm not going to retake bc I want to go to skool?"

That gpa...damn.


Sorry, I meant out of retakes. Does that change anything?

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:24 am

fiberisgood wrote:That is why I am opting to simply apply and see if I can snag a T4-T8 with an ED.


Dood!! Don't ED. Holy shit! I personally know two people who did and got their dream: T8 school at sticker. 4 years later they are massively in debt, and never miss an opportunity to bitch about what a terrible decision it was. They are carrying 300K+ in loans, and even though they ended up at median and got V50 jerbs, they will be servicing that debt for the rest of their youth. No houses, no chance to start a family...fuck that noise.

Don't financially cripple yourself. Retake that shit and DO NOT ED!

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby cavalier1138 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:34 pm

fiberisgood wrote:Ahh Sorry for not being clearer. By no more retakes, I meant that I would have to wait over a year to retake again due to LSACs policy. That is why I am opting to simply apply and see if I can snag a T4-T8 with an ED. If not, I will gladly retake.


Ok, that changes my advice from what's come before...

Wait a year and then retake.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby lymenheimer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:49 pm

I think as it sits youre only a candidate for T9 and lower. Sorry dude.

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Re: 165, 4.0 What are my chances?

Postby ronanOgara » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:56 pm

Yeah, unless the prospect of being ~$270k in debt excites you, you should wait a year. You'd be doing yourself a huge disservice if you ended up paying sticker at a t14 with a 4.0 gpa.

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