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Re-applicant Chances at HYS, 3.84, 167 --> 180

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 am
by locomonster1
I applied in 2015 while also applying to Masters programs in philosophy. Then, I had an LSAT of 167. I retook in June 2017 and got a 180. Also, my gpa in my masters program is 3.95, over my uGpa of 3.84.

I'm worried about how badly my first, mostly failed (only got into Michigan), round of law school applications will now hurt my chances at HYS, and bring down scholarship offers from CCN. I've just applied.

Re: Re-applicant Chances at HYS, 3.84, 167 --> 180

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:42 am
by icechicken
Reapplying isn't going to be a big problem since you made such a huge change in your LSAT.

You're almost certainly in at H. Y and S are tough, and Y in particular has the potential "consider all LSAT scores" caveat, but your chances should be as good as anyone's. I'd consider writing an addendum to explain the huge LSAT jump (e.g. the concomitant time commitment of applying to grad school) depending on what individual schools say about LSAT addenda in their FAQs online.

Michigan might yield-protect you since you didn't go last year and are obviously looking for better options but the T14 overall will probably be a mix of big scholarships and yield protection. CCN thirsts hard for numerical profiles like yours and I wouldn't be surprised if you got a Rubinstein or Hamilton.

Re: Re-applicant Chances at HYS, 3.84, 167 --> 180

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:03 pm
by poptart123
No point in worrying because there is literally nothing you can reasonably do to increase your odds.

Re: Re-applicant Chances at HYS, 3.84, 167 --> 180

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
by Prudence
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Re: Re-applicant Chances at HYS, 3.84, 167 --> 180

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:53 am
by Dcc617
I had a similarly large LSAT jump and did not write any addendums because I didn’t have any good explanation besides studying better the second time. There was also a 4 year gap between my scores. The only school that asked about it was Columbia. Currently attending Harvard, for what it's worth.

Re: Re-applicant Chances at HYS, 3.84, 167 --> 180

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:36 pm
by Kiskeya
@OP & others with significant score increases, how did you go about prepping the second time around? Really looking for at least 3+ score jump.