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Where should I go next fall? / 153 3.4 gpa need advice please
« on: October 28, 2009, 02:31:14 PM »
Hi all,
Could you please give me some advice on admissions to some of these schools.  I graduated from University of Denver and have been working for 4 years now.  Saint Louis University is top choice but applying to Denver, Whittier, Western State, California Western, and some others.  Would like to live in St. Louis, Denver or SO Cal.

SLU's 25 percentile is 154 and 25 percentile GPA is around 3.2......any thoughts on what my chances are.  I am pretty set for western, whittier and cal western.....also, if there are anyother decent shools you recommend please let me know.  Also, does the work experience help at all?

Just an FYI i signed up for december LSAT......but want to apply early as well.

I sopke with admissions and they say that if I do better they will consider the new score (if better) and it can be reevaluated either for admissions or for scholarships.

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Personal Statement / please critique opening paragraphs
« on: October 12, 2009, 12:42:29 PM »
I know the wording, punctuation and structure need some revising, but just wanted to see what others thought about my start.  I know the topic should be interesting and show what makes you unique among the rest.  Working on the rest of it but still unsure about exact direction I want to take from the intro.  Thanks in advance for the help. 

“We need to amputate his right arm to save his life.”  Through the excruciating pain, mangled mess most would call the upper torso and an inability to gasp enough air,  I managed to say, “Mom, don't let them cut my arm off.”  I remember waking up about a day and a half later.  With a sense of panic, I looked to my left, all limbs were visible and in tact, then I looked to my right, I didn't see my arm, but I saw several apparatus going through unbelievable amounts of gauze, casting and bandaging which took shape of an arm.  I was exalted, at first, from knowing my arm was somewhere in there but fear quickly replaced that excitement as the question of what condition is it in ensued very shortly after.  I was 18 at the time, just graduated from a highly regarded college prep high school in St. Louis, MO, was playing junior hockey, looking forward to attending college, playing collegiate hockey and pursuing my academic interests.  Hard work, a very competitive attitude to be the best and a desire to succeed had been the foundation to my success in adolescence.  I realize now that these attributes of my character are the reasons for my success through the long and burdensome recovery process from my very near fatal motorcycle accident and continue to be the foundation for my successes throughout all aspects of my life.

And.........still thinking of the direction.....

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