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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / meeting with admin counselor
« on: September 29, 2007, 10:42:32 AM »
I am going to have a 1on1 appointment and campus tour with an admission counselor in a couple weeks. It's gonna be at my top school that I am gonna be a bit of a reach at. I am below the 25th percentile GPA but right at the 75th percentile LSAT (and I'm retaking tomorrow). I am also in-state (apparently the school admits 70% of class from in-state) and have a good gpa addendum coupled with a good DS. Obviously the purpose of the visit is to hopefully get my name around so that I'm more than just a bad gpa when it comes time to review applications.

My question is... What questions would be the best to ask the counselor? Is there anything that may specifically help me or legitimate questions that may potentially help the person remember me specifically?

Thanks for the help!


I really don't know anything about the schools you metioned, but your explination of what your doing sounds like your on the right track. Apply to a bunch of schools, its always better to have too any accepatnces to choose from then not enough to make it much of a choice. Good luck.  Oh, and write schools about fee waviors due to your $ status. Can't hurt to ask.

I got the fee waiver from LSAC, actually, so I am only going to have to pay fees for about 2 of my schools (plus the $12 report).

I'm hoping that they will pay a bit of attention to the addendum and my upward trend. My GPA is well below the 25th percentile for all of the schools I want to apply to but the LSAT gets me either at the median and even above the 75th for some.

I'm getting ready to start applying for this cycle and to re-take the LSAT next weekend. I am getting butterflies about the whole situation and would like to hear some advice from the non-gunners of the admissions boards. I have a 2.68gpa and a 159 on my LSAT. I think I will have good LORs and personal statement. I am from a low socioeconomic upbringing so I focused my diversity statement on my socioeconomic status and being a first generation college student. I also added a GPA addendum to explain my low GPA. I had to work full-time for three years before I was able to not work as much (took 5.5 to graduate). I have a pretty strong upward trend since then. The GPA has been about a 3.5 in the last 4 semesters. I am from Tennessee and my top choice is U of Tennessee. What do you guys think? Any luck there? I'm basically gonna hit pretty much everything in the Southeast from U. of Louisville to part-time at American to Florida State and LSU.

I just wanted my addendum read over. Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks guys!

I am writing this to explain my grades as an undergraduate. I started college straight out of high school with the heavy burden of providing solely for my own well-being. During my first three years I was unable to balance supporting myself at a young age and being a full-time student. Because of this my grade point average suffered greatly. I entered the United States Army but was medically discharged soon after. The lessons learned, however, forced me to develop a new-found determination and commitment to my studies. Because of this my performance has been radically different during the last two and a half years and is demonstrated by my GPA of 3.5 during that time period. I hope you will you consider this in your decision. Thank you for your time.

Law School Admissions / percentage of in state students at public schools
« on: September 06, 2007, 03:45:31 PM »
Does anyone know what percentage of the incoming class schools typically reserve for in state students? For example, UVA's web site says they usually reserve about 40%. I am specifically interested in the University of Tennessee.

Law School Admissions / Re: New chiashu numbers
« on: September 04, 2007, 06:57:27 PM »
So I'm guessing the percentage is the estimated probability of getting accepted in the listed year according to the numbers you entered into your profile?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: no message in outbox?
« on: August 02, 2007, 12:03:22 PM »
Ok thank you!

General Off-Topic Board / no message in outbox?
« on: August 02, 2007, 12:00:12 PM »
I have sent 2 pms and neither show in the outbox. Is that normal?

Thank you! PM sent.

I am newbie on LSD and set to apply in the upcoming cycle but would like some input on my PS & DS. If anyone would like to read them I would be very thankful.

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