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« on: December 27, 2008, 06:48:33 PM »

Law School Admissions / GPA QUESTION
« on: December 27, 2008, 09:01:28 AM »
Do schools look upon a 3.7 that much more favorably than a 3.6? Does that 1 point make a big difference?


« on: December 27, 2008, 08:44:49 AM »

I know that LSAC converts an A- to a 3.67, but when I use the LSAC GPA calculator (, it converts an A- to a 3.7. I have 6 A-s, and I'm worried now that my GPA won't be as high as I think it will because of this?

Another question - I have 9 classes left to finish my degree, and have about a 3.63 now. I think I'd have to get an A in all 9 of the classes that I have left to bring my GPA up to a 3.7. In order to get a minor in another subject, I have to take 5 classes in that subject. I have 3 classes in Psychology and Sociology, so I would only need 2 more in either to have a minor. Is this a good idea? It would only mean 1 more semester part-time, and maybe it would help bring up my GPA?


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: December 13, 2008, 09:49:33 PM »
I hsve a question - I am interested in applying to BC for 2010, and am a non-traditional student - husband, kids, the whole thing. Will I be totally out of place at BC? And how good do you think major Boston firm prospects are for graduates?

Studying for the LSAT / Another prep class question...
« on: November 26, 2008, 10:37:23 AM »
I am taking the June LSAT, but I want to take a class this spring so I can have time to study what I learned in the class on my own. I have the Powerscore bibles, but haven't done much with them yet besis look through them. I was hoping to take a Powerscore class, but the one offered in my area starts in January and ends in February, which isn't totally convenient for me, though I think I could swing it. There is a Testmasters class that goes from March through May, and while the timing for this class is better for me, from what I've read, Powerscore might be better, and since I have looked through the Powerscore bibles already, I feel like that's the one I should take. Do anyone have any advice as to which class or scenario might be better for me? Thanks!!!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: When is the best time to start a prep class?
« on: November 23, 2008, 02:37:29 PM »
But how early - like is it better to do a prep class December through February for the une test, or do the class Feb through April for the June test? I want enough time to really be able to apply what I learn in the class, but I don't want so much time that I forget! Thanks

Studying for the LSAT / When is the best time to start a prep class?
« on: November 23, 2008, 05:55:36 AM »
I plan on taking the June LSAT, and have not studied much at all on my own. Is it better to do a full prep class (Powerscore) right before the test, say in April, or do the class in February (if that is even offered) and then have 2 months to practice what I learned in the class? I'm thinking the latter seems like the wiser choice, but I'm wondering what others have done and if you feel that the timing of your prep class workd well for you. Thanks!

Law School Admissions / Re: LSDAS and transcripts
« on: October 17, 2008, 04:42:16 PM »
Thank you :)

Law School Admissions / LSDAS and transcripts
« on: October 16, 2008, 04:52:28 PM »
Hi -

This question has probably been asked before, but can anyone tell me how the LSDAS works when I have not yet gotten my degree? Basically I am dying to know how my withdrawals from one school will be calculated by LSAC, but at what point will I be able to know that? (they do have that transcript and I have registered with LSDAS). Do I need to call and ask, or will what they have be in my online file somewhere? And what does LSAC send to schools I apply to if I don't have a final transcript?

Thanks for your help!


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