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4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?

4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:45:54 PM »
Just become complete at UVA. What are my chances at UVA and T30?


Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 08:48:02 PM »
Just become complete at UVA. What are my chances at UVA and T30?



This is just my opinion, but your chances are pretty dismal unless you are a URM. A 151 is VERY low for any top 30 school. Even if you are a URM your chances still aren't all that great.

Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 08:51:06 PM »
Just become complete at UVA. What are my chances at UVA and T30?



This is just my opinion, but your chances are pretty dismal unless you are a URM. A 151 is VERY low for any top 30 school. Even if you are a URM your chances still aren't all that great.

Yes I am half Native American. Does that count as URM? Are there other soft factors that may help?

Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 08:52:05 PM »
Who knows if you will get in.  If you do not, with your GPA and Fulbright, I think it would be a waste for you to not retake the LSAT after a healthy preparation period.  How did you prepare for your 151?

Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 08:55:03 PM »
Who knows if you will get in.  If you do not, with your GPA and Fulbright, I think it would be a waste for you to not retake the LSAT after a healthy preparation period.  How did you prepare for your 151?

:( the thing is, I want to get into some good schools this cycle so I don't have to wait another year. I didn't prepare at all for 151, I flew back to the US from one of my fulbrights to take the test..I am still currently abroad.

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Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 09:00:52 PM »
Who knows if you will get in.  If you do not, with your GPA and Fulbright, I think it would be a waste for you to not retake the LSAT after a healthy preparation period.  How did you prepare for your 151?

:( the thing is, I want to get into some good schools this cycle so I don't have to wait another year. I didn't prepare at all for 151, I flew back to the US from one of my fulbrights to take the test..I am still currently abroad.

RETAKE THE LSAT

Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008, 09:01:49 PM »
Who knows if you will get in.  If you do not, with your GPA and Fulbright, I think it would be a waste for you to not retake the LSAT after a healthy preparation period.  How did you prepare for your 151?

:( the thing is, I want to get into some good schools this cycle so I don't have to wait another year. I didn't prepare at all for 151, I flew back to the US from one of my fulbrights to take the test..I am still currently abroad.

Well, it is up to you, but I think your hastiness is a HUGE mistake.  You could be looking at an acceptance to Yale, Harvard, and/or Stanford or a full ride at T10 schools. 

Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 09:16:14 PM »
despite my PM - these people are right.  Even if you hit a 160 you might have a chance at Yale or Harvard I would say.

If I go to a Tier 2-3 I can still transfer right? This sucks:(


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Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008, 09:18:41 PM »
despite my PM - these people are right.  Even if you hit a 160 you might have a chance at Yale or Harvard I would say.

If I go to a Tier 2-3 I can still transfer right? This sucks:(



Why transfer when you have a shot of T14 with a better LSAT?  Why not wait a year, work, make some money, save, get some life experience for the ole' file, retake the LSAT, and get into the quality of school that will open some real doors for you?

The fact that you aren't doing this makes me almost angry, and it's not even my life that's effected by it!

Re: 4.21/151/Fulbright Scholar x 2 Chances at UVA?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008, 09:23:23 PM »
despite my PM - these people are right.  Even if you hit a 160 you might have a chance at Yale or Harvard I would say.

If I go to a Tier 2-3 I can still transfer right? This sucks:(



Why transfer when you have a shot of T14 with a better LSAT?  Why not wait a year, work, make some money, save, get some life experience for the ole' file, retake the LSAT, and get into the quality of school that will open some real doors for you?

The fact that you aren't doing this makes me almost angry, and it's not even my life that's effected by it!

Well, I don't really want to take a year off, since this isn't really my plan. If I really want to, I'd probably take another Fulbright, but I don't think it's possible since even two is extremely rare.