« on: April 29, 2009, 04:20:40 PM »
There are threshholds in grades.
I really don't know why you think this.And the more outside of a schools range you are, the more your LOR's, as well as ALL of your "soft factors", matter.
Or this.They won't admit it, but unless you are a legacy or a URM, you need a 3.2, so they have a "preferred" cutoff...but they bend it for some.
But we usually don't agree and I don't see a need to bury this thread in pointless arguments. OP can decide for herself who she wants to listen to.
Because I have done extensive research and seen grids on the admissions patterns the tops schools have. They all claim not to have formal cutoffs, but most have soft cutoffs. Yale has rarely admitted ANYONE with a GPA below 3.2...go to their site and you will see it. If you want, I can send you a copy of the information I look at. But the important thjing for you to know is that I do not talk out of my ass. This info can be backed up with hard data.
As for my remark on "soft factors", I am living proof of this. I was nearly admitted to Columbia, Vanderbilt and Iowa the first time I applied...with a 145 LSAT back in 2004! URM or not, that's extraordinary. That's how I know. And I can show you copies of my waitlist letters from that year. I know what I know.
Let me give you some advice:
You need to quit rejecting everything I say simply on the basis that my opinions tend to be in the minority. That is what we refer to on the LSAT as "Flawed Reasoning".
LawDog3 consistently spouts opinions that are out of the norm for me or anyone I know. Clearly he doesn't know what he's talking about. I know some very astute people and they rarely, if ever, say the things he does.
Which of the following answers identifies the FIVE Flaws committed by the respondent (bl825) in the passage above?[/b]
A) Cites a sample that is likely to be unrepresentative
B) Assumes arguments to be circumspect on the basis that they are outside of the norm
C) Takes for granted that people are always honest in the opinions they reveal
D) Neglects to consider the possibility that the subject can offer evidence for his claims
E) Assumes bl825's opinion of the reliability of others to be reliable as fact.