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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3380 on: January 01, 2009, 06:23:51 AM »
You're going to be next to impossible to predict b/c of the split.  Apply to as many of the top 25 as you can.  Some will take you, some won't.  Your chances will be higher if you have a good explanation for that GPA.

And if you apply earlier!  I strongly urge you to wait and apply with your (congrats!) 169 next year.  If you can't for some reason, I think you'll get into some good places (and you're right that Northwestern is your best shot in the T14), but you'll probably have to endure a bunch of waitlists.  Good luck!
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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3381 on: January 01, 2009, 09:18:25 AM »
hubris.
Thank you for answering. I can't take it again since I've already taken it twice.

Sorry, I didn't mean to be a jerk.  :)

I think you can take it three times, and I recommend that you do so.  Otherwise, you're looking at part-time programs at schools in lower-T1 and upper-T2, I think.  Good luck, whatever you decide!

OK I went back and looked at the date and now feel kinda bad too...but it does illustrate my point that I emphasize repeatedly: predictions based off of hypothetical LSAT scores are useless.

I agree with P that you should retake if you want to get into a decent school.  Sign up for testmasters or powerscore and really, really focus on those areas that are giving you trouble.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3382 on: January 01, 2009, 05:58:10 PM »
haha its no biggie.
I've taken Testmasters--went from 132 (on my first test) to 150.
I've already taken it twice--150 both times. I'm just a bad testtaker I guess.
Thanks alot!

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3383 on: January 01, 2009, 07:03:17 PM »
I took TS, took multiple practice LSAT tests, did the supplemental practice problems that they had--studied with a friend over the summer before the October LSAT.
Basically used the materials that testmasters gave me.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3384 on: January 01, 2009, 07:04:15 PM »
Hi Gang,

Happy New Years.  First post of a longgg time lurker.

the basics:

African American Female
Recent Grad (Non-HYP Ivy)
3.1 gpa (bad freshman year, upward trend)
LSAT 163 (december 08)  :-\
Softs- worked all through college, Sudy Abroad, Americorps, extensive volumteer work, interested in Public Service

What are my chances?

One Can Only Dream:

Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Michigan, UVA

Do I have a strong chance at :
Vandy, Emory, Boston College, Notre Dame, Fordham, Cardozo

Should I be targeting any other schools?

Apps are ready but $$ is tight.
 
Do I have a chance at getting fee waivers to any of these schools?
 
Does anyone know how soon after the December test are fee waivers offered?

thanks so much

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3385 on: January 01, 2009, 07:11:25 PM »
Hm you should target MVP, reach to CCN, apply to the lower t14ish as safeties, and apply to any of the upper t14 that strike your fancy and budget.  You can largely forget about those "strong chance" schools you asked about (except maybe Vandy); you can do better.

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FINAL STATISTICS... CHANCES?
« Reply #3386 on: January 01, 2009, 09:01:30 PM »
LSDAS 3.05
LSAT 156
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE UNDERGRAD
MASTERS DEGREE


ANY (15-30) SCHOOLS I SHOULD FOCUS ON... GWU IS MY TOP CHOICE,I SUBMITTED MY APP LAST WEEK FOR IT AND OTHERS.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3387 on: January 02, 2009, 09:12:30 PM »
You're going to be next to impossible to predict b/c of the split.  Apply to as many of the top 25 as you can.  Some will take you, some won't.  Your chances will be higher if you have a good explanation for that GPA.

And if you apply earlier!  I strongly urge you to wait and apply with your (congrats!) 169 next year.  If you can't for some reason, I think you'll get into some good places (and you're right that Northwestern is your best shot in the T14), but you'll probably have to endure a bunch of waitlists.  Good luck!

Thanks for the advice.  I really appreciate it.  I think I'm going to apply this year, and wait until the '10 cycle if I don't get any good acceptances.  Guess I'll have to just ride the waitlist rollercoaster.

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Any suggestions on where to apply? 3.2 GPA 157 LSAT
« Reply #3388 on: January 03, 2009, 10:50:45 AM »
Hello,

I was just wondering if anybody had any suggestions on where someone like I (large public uni., black male) with a 3.2 GPA in finance and a 157 LSAT should consider applying to?

Thanks

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My chances? Black Male, 3.1 UGPA; 161 LSAT
« Reply #3389 on: January 03, 2009, 01:31:23 PM »
I have a master's from a top 10 program
Upward trend in UGPA
2 years Teaching Experience
Great LORs; from distinguished profs who know me personally
Born and raised in rural South

So what are my chances; t14? t20? t30?

Thanks!