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I am a rather large splitter, as I mentioned elsewhere which makes it a bit of a crapshoot applying to places (3.35, 160, 174).

I was always aiming for schools 20-30, or maybe in the high teens, mainly because of my low GPA.  I'm also using all the fee waivers I got because I am broke to the point of eating SPAM.

However, I have a set of parents who think that even if your chance of getting into Yale is 1 in a million, that means you have a chance.  They are willing to pay for me to apply to the T10 schools, but quite frankly, I'd rather take the cash and pay my rent as I am almost certain I have no way of getting into places like HYS.

So, help me out.

Who are these people you see on the grids getting into Yale with a 3.2 and a 161?  There is always a handful at every top school and my impression is that they are either URM or refugees who survived Rwanda, or legacy kids or some such.  Am I wrong?  Isn't it a waste of time and money to be bombarding schools with apps when your chances of getting in are about the same as the ones winning the lottery?

I just feel like there has to be some level of realism here.

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Law School Applications / Three-way splitter?
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:26:32 PM »
3.35 CGPA as per LSAC
LSAT: 160, 174

I take full blame for the first LSAT fiasco - I was sick and had an adverse reaction to my meds just days before and since I was completely broke at the time, I thought, what the hell, I can still get a 165-166 and won't lose my $115.  Well, I didn't and I didn't cancel the score so now I'm up *&^% creek without a paddle.

My GPA is low because of one year when I lost a family member, the other 3 years are a 3.63.

Are there any schools that look only at the higher LSAT score if your split is substantial enough or am I stuck with an average no matter what and better off retaking in December for the 3rd time, getting another 174 or so and biasing my average towards that score?

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