disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

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disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby rpilking » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:37 pm

Should I retake the LSAT in December?
What are my chances at getting into the top 20 law schools?
Should I rush myself to apply as an early decision applicant?
Should I broaden my horizons in terms of law schools to apply to?

My dream schools are Stanford, Columbia, NYU, UCLA, USC, UC Hastings [In order from most to least, based on my limited knowledge of overall quality/atmosphere]. I plan to practice law in California and am interested in tax law and corporate law in particular.

I took the LSAT just once in September and scored a 166.
Overall my cumulative g.p.a. is around 3.67 in terms of how it will be Caclulated by LSAC.

So here is my gpa story:
Right after high school I went to UC Irvine for almost a year where I had a 2.069.
Then I went to junior college for 2 years and had a 3.92.
Finally I transferred to UCLA Fall 2008 and I have a 3.84 here (I don't get any extra points for my 3 A+s).

I also need to write a letter explaining my disqualification from UCI for failing to take a placement exam.

How bad is it?
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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:40 am

Your numbers will only get you into UC Hastings, so you should definitely retake the LSAT in December. You probably just need 1 more point for USC, and 2 more points for UCLA and Cornell.

You might want to check your GPA math again. My calculations put you at a 3.44 (2.07, 2x3.92, 3.84). Also, LSAC counts A+ as 4.33.

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby rpilking » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:41 am

Its because I only attempted 29 quarter units at uci with the 2.069, then almost 80 semester units at a junior college with 3.92 and a 3.84 in 55 quarter units at ucla, 3 of those 4 unit As being A+s therefor making my ucla/overall gpa higher in terms of how the LSAC views it even higher. The cumulative ugpa being around 3.67 but it has only been getting better and I have 3 quarters of grades to go.
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Postby Cupidity » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:49 am

You can get into quite a few in the top 20. Good shot at USC, BU, apply to all of them virginia and below and try to get lucky

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby rpilking » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:14 am

Major bummer being rejected from Hastings, oh well, I like the sun. Accepted to Houston Law Center and Loyola Law School, so far it looks like Loyola with the idea of a 2 year joint JD/LLM program which is far more appealing than an extra year after Law School since that was already the plan. I did not end up retaking the LSAT.

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby LawandOrder » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:21 am

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:33 am

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby rpilking » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:39 pm

..A little confused, but ill take it. But truth be told I think Mexico is on the route to being the next Colombia

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby spirals » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:55 pm

rpilking wrote:..A little confused, but ill take it. But truth be told I think Mexico is on the route to being the next Colombia


.... they posted those pictures because you misspelled Columbia University in your original post.

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby tttlllsss » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:16 pm

rpilking wrote:Major bummer being rejected from Hastings, oh well, I like the sun. Accepted to Houston Law Center and Loyola Law School, so far it looks like Loyola with the idea of a 2 year joint JD/LLM program which is far more appealing than an extra year after Law School since that was already the plan. I did not end up retaking the LSAT.


Wait - how did you get rejected from Hastings w/ a 166/3.67?

I'd say w/ a 166/3.67 you should have been in at Hastings perhaps w/ $, in at UCD, and perhaps even in at USC, not to mention BU, BC, etc.

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby rpilking » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:19 pm

I'm really torn as to what to do now. Should I reapply this fall for Fall 2011 Law School? or stick with attending Loyola LA? I wasn't even offered $$ at Loyola, only $7K at Santa Clara. I applied at the very end of the cycle last time, the end of January.Now I would be ready to apply by October since I finished my personal statement, maybe I can jazz it up a bit. Would reapplying early in the cycle help me or because I already plan to attend Loyola and put down my seat deposits would they not offer me money if I reapply? I am nervous at this point for the gradplus loans because there are a few dings on my credit from Dec 2006, which would be 5 years old next year but now I believe it might make it so I won't receive GradPlus loans which I cannot afford to attend Law School without anyways. I really messed up in applying so late. Advice?

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Re: disqualified from first college, ucla student now 166/3.67

Postby tttlllsss » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:27 pm

rpilking wrote:I'm really torn as to what to do now. Should I reapply this fall for Fall 2011 Law School? or stick with attending Loyola LA? I wasn't even offered $$ at Loyola, only $7K at Santa Clara. I applied at the very end of the cycle last time, the end of January.Now I would be ready to apply by October since I finished my personal statement, maybe I can jazz it up a bit. Would reapplying early in the cycle help me or because I already plan to attend Loyola and put down my seat deposits would they not offer me money if I reapply? I am nervous at this point for the gradplus loans because there are a few dings on my credit from Dec 2006, which would be 5 years old next year but now I believe it might make it so I won't receive GradPlus loans which I cannot afford to attend Law School without anyways. I really messed up in applying so late. Advice?


You should certainly apply again. Your numbers place you firmly in the T30 w/ maybe even some $ at a few. Like I said, you should certainly be in at Hastings, and probably at UCD as well. Wait a year - don't go to Loyola, you will regret it.

Also, LSAC GPA truly is 3.67, right?




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