« on: July 11, 2008, 11:23:22 AM »
Oh c'mon! keep ur chin up, 156 isn't bad. what is that, like 60th percentile. Your GPA's high. What about soft skills? Work exp? community service (that wasn't court-ordered ?
cast a wide net, think outside Ohio if you can. Write a smokin' good PS. You'll be surprised what schools you get into (I was, and I had similar #'s to you, with lower GPA)and I bet you'll come up with scholarships at a Toledo-type school or 2. (Toledo's a good school, BTW).
And with the cost, there's LRAP if you're into PI work
Yeah, it was 68th percentile. That made me feel slightly better about it, but it seems everyone on here is 165+.
I can go outside of Ohio (some schools my fiancee and I talked about were Louisville, UKentucky, and Florida State), but I am getting married next month and my future wife wants to live in Ohio once we are working (which sucks), so out of state schools are only good if I can come back to Ohio with the degree.
Yeah, Toledo seems like a good school. My cousin will be a 2L there next year and she is keeping her full scholarship (which she got w/ a 3.75/159) and seems to be pleased with it. I heard that they give the full ride to like half of the 1L class, but many don't keep it. I have a feeling my numbers wouldn't put me in the top half of their class, and so I don't think I'd be offered the full ride.
Thanks for all the responses--keep them coming!