Is there anything one can do to help a gpa?

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nm2323
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Is there anything one can do to help a gpa?

Postby nm2323 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:58 pm

So I have a 3.69 gpa and my dream school is Harvard. I scored way above my pt on the lsat (pt 168, actual 174) so I don't think I will do better on the lsat if I retake. I know I'm in waitlist territory, so I was wondering if there is anything I can do on my app that might push me into acceptance. I know ls admissions is mostly a numbers game but I'm basically wondering if other factors could push me over

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Re: Is there anything one can do to help a gpa?

Postby uceoledinbdnrn » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:07 pm

nm2323 wrote:So I have a 3.69 gpa and my dream school is Harvard. I scored way above my pt on the lsat (pt 168, actual 174) so I don't think I will do better on the lsat if I retake. I know I'm in waitlist territory, so I was wondering if there is anything I can do on my app that might push me into acceptance. I know ls admissions is mostly a numbers game but I'm basically wondering if other factors could push me over


You've got 5 years until your score expires so you could join the military, serve for 3 years, and walk away with the GI bill and a puncher's chance of getting into Harvard for free. Or, you know, whatever else you're good at. Maybe cure cancer if you have a science background?

Absent that, there's not much you can do in a year that will stand out. The good news is that it doesn't make any sense to have a dream law school and you'll probably get some good scholly action in the rest of the t14 and why pay money for something you can get for free?

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Re: Is there anything one can do to help a gpa?

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:22 am

If you don't have work experience, you could spend a year or two getting that (I don't know that military service should be a go-to option for you, but to each their own). As it is, a 174/3.69 gives you about a 50/50 shot at Harvard.

The better question is: why Harvard? Most people who list it as their "dream school" don't have goals that require a Harvard JD, and your numbers will get you good money from CCN down.

nm2323
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Re: Is there anything one can do to help a gpa?

Postby nm2323 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:55 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:If you don't have work experience, you could spend a year or two getting that (I don't know that military service should be a go-to option for you, but to each their own). As it is, a 174/3.69 gives you about a 50/50 shot at Harvard.

The better question is: why Harvard? Most people who list it as their "dream school" don't have goals that require a Harvard JD, and your numbers will get you good money from CCN down.


Perhaps "dream school" was a misnomer. More that it would be my preferred school because I go to school in Boston so the transition (finding housing, learning the city, being comfortable overall) would be easier and less stressful. I would be perfectly happy at CCN also, and it really depends on the money for all schools, but for me, I would really just like the option.

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Re: Is there anything one can do to help a gpa?

Postby nm2323 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:57 pm

Also you're right, I don't have any goals that Harvard would help with specifically over CCN especially if one of those schools gave me money




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